A Look at Top-Rated Wilmington Restaurants on Zagat

A dish at Banks’ Seafood Kitchen and Raw Bar./Courtesy of GWCVB, by Moonloop Photography

Looking for fine dining in Delaware? All of these Wilmington eateries received a rating of 4.1 or higher on the online food review site.

Admit it, we all do it: searching the internet to find a restaurant you’ve never eaten at before. 

Maybe you’ve lived in Wilmington for two months or maybe you’ve been here for years. Everyone needs a new dinner spot every once and awhile.

We decided to help with the search by checking out what Wilmington restaurants are top rated on Zagat.

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Zagat calls itself a restaurant discovery platform, offering up “trustworthy, efficient, and fun-to-read guides and reviews in major cities around the U.S.” With a combination of user-generated content and the site’s own expertise, Zagat is here to help you find your next place to eat.

We searched for restaurants in Wilmington with a top Zagat Food Score. This is some of what we found.

Editor’s Note: We searched for “restaurants” in Wilmington, then changed the sorting to Zagat Food Score. All national chains were disqualified from the list.


Banks’ Seafood Kitchen and Raw Bar

If you’re looking for seafood and a raw bar, look no further. Plus Riverfront views, a patio and happy hour.
Zagat Food Score: 4.5
Location: 101 S. Market St., Wilmington


Enjoy high-quality sushi and other Japanese or Pan-Asian dishes at this eatery. Plus, a great bar list including sake.
Zagat Food Score: 4.5
Location: 1212 Washington St., Wilmington, 656-8638

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Pizza by Elizabeths

Dine on innovative pizzas and great salads in a tearoom-inspired setting
Zagat Food Score: 4.5
Location: 3801 Kennett Pike, Wilmington, 654-4478

Big Fish Grill on the Riverfront

With a riverfront view, dine on fresh seafood dishes that’s perfect for the whole family.
Zagat Food Score: 4.4
Location: 720 Justison St., Wilmington, 652-3474


Columbus Inn

This tavern showcases an 18th-century building while dining on American fare.
Zagat Food Score: 4.4
Location: 2216 Pennsylvania Ave., Wilmington, 571-1492

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Krazy Kat’s

French fare in a whimsical setting, plus plenty of cat artwork.
Zagat Food Score: 4.4
Location: 528 Montchanin Rd., Wilmington, 888-4200


Piccolina Toscana

Enjoy Italian small plates paired with a great wine list.
Zagat Food Score: 4.4
Location: 1412 N. Dupont St., Wilmington, 654-8001

Dead Presidents Pub & Restaurant

American pub with a lively bar scene.
Zagat Food Score: 4.1
Location: 618 N. Union St., Wilmington, 652-7737


Iron Hill Brewery and Restaurant

Local chain with unique brews and an American fare menu to match.
Zagat Food Score: 4.1
Location: 620 Justison St., Wilmington, 472-2739

Mexican Post

Enjoy an expansive Mexican food menu and, of course, margaritas.
Zagat Food Score: 4.1
Location: 3100 Naamans Rd., Wilmington, 478-3939

Published to our Dining Insider blog on Feb. 26, 2020

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