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Dining Destinations


The Riverfront is awash with dining options—from seafood houses ideal for business lunches to casual noshes at a brewpub to an ice cream parlor with family appeal. Veritas Wine and Craft Beer offers boutique-style shopping and knowledgeable service.

Riverfront Market, sited in a historic warehouse, is an open, Euro-style market selling local produce, meats, seafood, baked goods, Asian foods and more. The Riverfront Development Corporation (RDC) recently bought back the property and plans to update the market with new seating, flooring and lighting.

“We see the market as a wonderful breakfast destination, something that will be very popular with people who live and work on the Riverfront,” says Megan McGlinchey, RDC deputy director.

Here Are Your Dining Options:

Big Fish Grill: Fresh, hand-selected seafood, steaks and pasta in a casual, relaxed atmosphere. Large, open dining room and friendly bar. www.bigfishriverfront.com

Cosi: Comfy, urban and contemporary, serving signature flatbreads, salads, soups and pizza, all fresh and made to order. www.getcosi.com

FireStone: Craft pizza, signature steaks, fresh seafood in a recently renovated dining room. Live entertainment at the outdoor patio bar. www.firestoneriverfront.com

Harry’s Seafood Grill: Innovative cuisine featuring an oyster and sashimi bar, state-of-the-art lobster tank, great martinis and 50 wines by the glass. www.harrysseafoodgrill.com

Iron Hill Brewery: Soups, sandwiches, wood-oven pizzas, salads and entrées with a river view. The on-site brewery produces rotating seasonal beers. www.ironhillbrewery.com

Joe’s Crab Shack: Casual with an outdoor play area for kids. Salads, seafood platters, chicken, steak, kids’ favorites and plenty of crabs. www.joescrabshack.com

Kooma: Asian fusion restaurant combines hip nightlife and fine dining. Sushi bar serves more than 40 varieties of sushi and sashimi. www.koomadelaware.com

Molly’s: Family-owned, old-fashioned ice cream shop, also offering low-fat yogurt. Sandwiches, soups and salads are served at the lunch counter. www.mollysicecream.com

River Rock Kitchen: Flavorful, locally sourced American-style small plates and large plates for sharing. Located in the Westin Wilmington. www.riverrockkitchen.com

Timothy’s on the Riverfront: Signature ribs, crab cakes and wings, big screen TVs for watching sports and happy hour every day. www.timothysontheriverfront.com

Starbucks: Beyond coffee, this 2,200-square-foot space has its own personality with upscale nautical finishes, including a large historical painting of the riverfront. www.starbucks.com

Ubon Thai Cuisine: Recipes passed down through three generations fuse traditional central Thai dishes with northeastern Thai cuisine. A vibrant nightspot. www.ubonthaicuisine.com

Photograph by Steve Legato

Big Fish Grill

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