Best Restaurants in New Castle County: A restaurant guide for eating out around Wilmington

Asnan Japanese
115 Christina Landing, Wilmington, 655-2505,
An exciting blend of modern Asian, Indonesian and Japanese cuisine, Asnan focuses on dining and a hip atmosphere. $$

At the Rail Wine Bar & Grille American
777 Delaware Park Blvd., Wilmington, 994-6700,
Amazing beef and delicious seafood dishes are served in a traditional setting with an unparalleled view of White Clay Creek Country Club’s golf course.  $$$

Bangkok House Asian
104 N. Union St., Wilmington, 654-8555
This authentic Thai cuisine offers a cozy, casual setting and classic dishes such as Pad Thai.  $$$

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Big Fish Grill on the Riverfront American
720 Justison St., Wilmington, 652-3474,
The freshest of seafood, hand-cut steaks, savory pasta dishes and delicious salads offered at reasonable prices in a fun family atmosphere with impeccable service.  $$

Blue Parrot Bar and Grille Cajun
1934 W. Sixth St., Wilmington, 655-8990,
Offers Creole favorites like Voodoo shrimp, po’ boys and jambalaya while maintaining a fun atmosphere reminiscent of Bourbon Street.  $$$

Café Mezzanotte Italian
11th and Tatnall streets, Wilmington, 658-7050,
This romantic spot is known for its traditional pastas. Wine and beer tastings are held regularly on the outdoor patio.  $$$

Café Palermo Italian
3612 Miller Road, Wilmington, 762-5818,
The family-owned Palermo is famous locally for its friendly customer service and Italian dishes.  $$

Chelsea Tavern American
821 N. Market St., Wilmington, 482-3333,
With a great beer selection, and fare like wood-oven pizzas, Chelsea takes comfort food to a new level.  $$

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Columbus Inn American
2216 Pennsylvania Ave. Wilmington, 571-1492,
Historic institution for classic cocktails, unique wine and casually elegant dining. Great Sunday brunch.   $$$

Corner Bistro American
3604 Silverside Road, Wilmington, 477-1778,
The bistro’s hallmark is great wine, and light bistro cuisine. The service is exceptional.  $$

Culinaria American
1812 Marsh Road, Wilmington, 475-4860,
An exciting combination of food and atmosphere.  $$$

Deep Blue American
111 W. 11th St., Wilmington, 777-2040,
This seafood place has a lively bar. The upscale dining room serves seafood favorites such as crab cakes.  $$$

Del Rose Café Italian
1707 Delaware Ave., Wilmington, 656-3015
Great traditional Italian food served in a casual, neighborhood bar-restaurant.  $$

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DiMeo’s Pizzaiuoli Napulitani Italian
831 N. Market St., Wilmington, 655-1427,
Specializes in authentic Neapolitan pizza.  $$

Domaine Hudson American
1314 Washington St., Wilmington, 655-9463,
A sophisticated, casually elegant place that features small plates and entrées that complement an extensive wine list.  $$$

Eclipse Bistro American
1020 N. Union St., Wilmington, 658-1588,
Eclipse artfully blends innovative cuisine, an award-winning wine list and genuine hospitality.  $$$

El Tapatio Mexican Restaurant Mexican
1700 Philadelphia Pike, Wilmington, 791-9566,
Authentic fare. Margarita specials on Mondays and Tuesdays.  $$

Feby’s Fishery American
3701 Lancaster Pike, Wilmington, 998-9501,
Feby’s has served fine seafood for 35 years in a comfortable, casual setting.  $$

Firestone Roasting House American
110 S. West St., Wilmington, 658-6626,
Hand-crafted pizzas, signature steaks, the freshest seafood, specialty sandwiches and creatively prepared salads. Awesome outdoor patio.  $$

Fresh Thymes Café Café
1834 Lovering Ave., Wilmington, 656-2026
As a local, organic and seasonal dining experience, Fresh Thymes lives up to its name.  $

Green Room, Hotel du Pont French
11th and Market sts., Wilmington, 594-3154,
It doesn’t get more refined. Enjoy delectable cuisine while seated in a room featuring carved ceilings and chandeliers.  $$$

Grotto Pizza Italian
1819 Pennsylvania Ave., Wilmington, 777-3278; 2015 S. Concord Pike, Wilmington, 777-6791;
Pizzas, pastas, subs and more.  $

Harry’s Savoy Grill American
2020 Naamans Road, Wilmington, 475-3000,
Known for its oven-roasted prime rib and fresh seafoods, including a raw bar. Speciality cocktails. Consistent Wine Spectator awards.  $$$

Harry’s Seafood Grill American
101 S. Market St., Wilmington, 777-1500,
Creative and traditional seafood and an extensive raw bar. Great wine selection and specialty martinis.  $$$

Iron Hill Brewery and Restaurant Brew pub
710 S. Justison St., Wilmington, 472-2739,
Enjoy award-winning, handcrafted ales or lagers with a creative sandwich, specialty pizza or entrée.  $$

Jasmine Asian Fusion
3618 Concord Pike, Wilmington, 479-5618,
Thai, Korean, Chinese and Japanese are served in a contemporary setting. The sushi bar changes often.  $$

Johnnies Dog House American
3401 Concord Pike, Wilmington, 477-1440
Fun foods featuring beef, veggie, turkey and jumbo hot dogs served with toppings.  $

Kelly’s Logan House Tavern
1701 Delaware Ave., Wilmington, 652-9493,
This historic tavern overlooks Trolley Square, offers solid pub grub and a rockin’ nightlife.  $$

Kid Shelleen’s American
14th and Scott streets, Wilmington, 658-4600,
This fun restaurant has been the place to go for dinner and drinks for years.  $$

Kooma Asian Fusion and Sushi Bar Japanese
400 Justison St., Wilmington, 543-6732,
Soaring ceilings and sleek contemporary decor complement Kooma’s sushi as well as Asian classics.  $$

Kyoto Japanese Cuisine Japanese
4563 New Linden Hill Road, Wilmington, 368-9882,
A variety of authentic Japanese dishes.  $$

Lamberti’s Italian Grill & Bar Italian
1300 Centerville Road, Wilmington, 995-6955,
Casual dining. Seafood is popular. Try the tiramisu.  $

La Tolteca Mexican
2209 Concord Pike, Wilmington, 778-4646; 4015 Concord Pike, Wilmington, 478-9477;
Serves homestyle burritos, enchiladas, chimichangas, tamales, chilaquiles and great margaritas.  $

Legends American
777 Delaware Park Blvd., Wilmington, 994-2521,
At Delaware Park. Features seafood, steaks, home-style soups and great crab cakes.  $$

Le Shio Asian Fusion Cuisine Asian
2303 Concord Pike, Wilmington, 888-0145,
From the chef’s special to sushi rolls to Wok Self-Creation, there are many choices.  $$

Lucky’s Coffee Shop & Restaurant
4003 Concord Pike, Wilmington, 477-0240,
A retro-hip, casual spot known for homemade desserts.  $$

Luigi Vitrone’s Pastabilities Italian
415 N. Lincoln St., Wilmington, 656-9822,
Authentic regional Italian signature dishes. Included in ZAGAT’s 2008 America’s Top 1,000 Italian Restaurants guide.  $$$

Manhattan Bagel American
3209-B, Concord Pike, Wilmington, 477-0700,
Serves fresh bagels and coffee daily starting at 5 a.m.  $

The Melting Pot  American
1601 Concord Pike, Wilmington, 652-6358,
Booths lend privacy. Dip breads and vegetables into cheese fondue made at the table, then cook your own entrée.  $$$

Mexican Post Mexican
3100 Naamans Road, Wilmington, 478-3939,
A fun atmosphere matches Mexican with a twist. Seafood specialties and vegetarian choices.  $$ 

Mikimotos Asian Grill & Sushi Bar Asian
1212 Washington St., Wilmington, 656-TOFU,
Sushi such as the Hairy Mexican roll of fried shrimp and crab sticks with eel sauce.  $$$

Moro New American
1307 N. Scott St., Wilmington, 777-1800,
Choose from innovative yet rustic fare from steak and chops to fresh fish.  $$$

Nino’s Pizza Italian
2070 Naamans Road, Wilmington, 475-9800; 4553 Kirkwood Hwy., Wilmington, 998-5000;
Choose from pizzas, subs, salads and Italian specialties.  $

Orillas Tapas Bar and Restaurant Latin
902 Market St., Wilmington, 575-9244,
Tapas and authentic Spanish-Mediterranean dishes in an intimate setting.  $$

Palettes Bar & Grill American
4727 Concord Pike, Wilmington, 478-6000
Fine dining in the Doubletree Hotel. Modern variations on regional favorites are worth a taste.  $$$

Piccolina Toscana Italian
1412 N. Dupont St., Wilmington, 654-8001,
Features Italian tapas, a lively pastry bar, a chef’s tasting table and dining until midnight.  $$$

Pomodoro Ristorante Italiano Italian
720 N. Union St., Wilmington, 574-9800,
Regulars love Pomodoro for its intimacy, but the Southern Italian cuisine adds to the world-class experience.  $$$

Presto! Coffee Bar American
1024 Washington St., Wilmington, 777-3786,
Fresh coffee and fabulous confections such as cheesecakes and biscotti.  $$

Rasa Sayang Malaysian Cuisine
1601 Concord Pike, Ste. 73, Wilmington, 543-5286,
With its mix of Thai, Indian and Chinese cuisine, Rasa Sayang impresses.  $$

Santa Fé Mexican Grille Mexican
2600 Pennsylvania Ave., Wilmington, 425-5200,
Choose from an assortment of seafood and Spanish platters, margaritas, mojitos and sangria.  $$

Scratch Magoo’s American
1709 Delaware Ave., Wilmington, 651-9188,
This Trolley Square night spot packs in the younger set on weekends and everyone for lunch.  $

Seasons Pizza American-Italian
3901 Concord Pike, Wilmington, 478-2009; 1524 Philadelphia Pike, Wilmington, 793-0505; 615 S. Maryland Ave., Wilmington, 998-5055; 4723 Kirkwood Hwy., Wilmington, 998-6500;
The baked meat lasagna and crab cakes are hard to beat.  $$

Stanley’s Tavern American
Foulk and Grubb roads, Wilmington, 475-1887,
A favorite place for burgers, ribs and a game on one of the HD-TVs.  $$

Sullivan’s Steakhouse Steakhouse
5525 Concord Pike, Wilmington, 479-7970,
The 1940s Chicago-style place features superb steak, chicken, veal, seafood, desserts and martinis.  $$$

Takumi Japanese
1601 Concord Pike, Wilmington, 658-8887,
Specializes in authentic Japanese and Chinese cuisine.  $$$

Timothy’s Riverfront Grill American
930 Justison St., Wilmington, 429-7427,
Daily specials, happy hour and casual fare like chicken, steaks and sandwiches.  $$

Tutto Fresco Italian Eatery Italian
514 Philadelphia Pike, Wilmington, 762-9094,
Tutto Fresco, which means “everything fresh” in Italian, offers pasta, chicken, veal and seafood.  $

Union City Grille American
805 N. Union St., Wilmington, 654-9780,
Best-known for its homemade pasta, new spins on seafood dishes, fresh fish and savory steaks.  $$

Walter’s Steakhouse & Saloon Steakhouse
802 N. Union St., Wilmington, 652-6780,
This landmark specializes in slow-roasted prime rib and steaks, with delicious seafood.  $$$

Washington Street Ale House American
1206 Washington St., Wilmington, 658-2537,
Classic pub appetizers and entrées. 20 beers on tap.  $$


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