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Restaurants in Wilmington, Delaware


Arner’s Restaurant American
201 N. Dupont Hwy. New Castle, 322-3279, arnersrestaurant.com This landmark spot is known for its home-style cooking and desserts from its on-site bakery. B, L, D $

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

At the Rail Wine Bar & Grille American
777 Delaware Park Blvd., Wilmington, 994-6700, whiteclaycreekgolfcourse.com 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. L, D, SB $$$

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

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

Blue Parrot Bar and Grille Cajun
1934 W. Sixth St., Wilmington, 655-8990, blueparrotgrille.com Offers Creole favorites like Voodoo shrimp, po’ boys and jambalaya in an atmosphere reminiscent of Bourbon Street. L, D, SB $$$

Café Mezzanotte Italian
1007 N. Orange St., Wilmington, 658-7050, cafemezzanotte.net This romantic spot is known for traditional pasta dishes. Wine and beer tastings are held regularly on the patio in season. L, D $$$

Café Palermo Italian
3612 Miller Road, Wilmington, 762-5818, cafepalermo-de.com The family owned Palermo is famous locally for friendly service, homemade Italian dishes pasta and meat, and delicious Sicilian tomato pie. L, D $$

Café Riviera Italian
4737 Concord Pike, Wilmington, 478-8288, caferivieraconcordmall.com Past the pizza counter out front is a warm dining room where you can enjoy the full range of Italian standards. L, D $$

Charcoal Pit American
2600 Concord Pike, Wilmington 478-2165; Kirkwood Highway and Greenbank Road, Wilmington, 998-8853, charcoalpit.net This classic 1950s-style restaurant is famous for delicious burgers, sandwiches, good, low-priced comfort entrées and ice cream sundaes named for local high school teams. L, D $

Chelsea Tavern American
821 N. Market St., Wilmington, 482-3333, chelseatavern.com With a great beer selection and fare like wood-oven pizzas, Chelsea creates comfort food on the cutting edge, all served in a contemporary room. L, D, SB $$

Columbus Inn American
2216 Pennsylvania Ave. Wilmington, 571-1492, columbusinn.com The historic home, newly renovated, is an icon where devoted patrons gather for classic cocktails, unique wine and casually elegant dining. L, D, SB $$$

Corner Bistro American
3604 Silverside Road, Wilmington, 477-1778, mybistro.com The hallmark is great wine, and light bistro cuisine. The menu has been revamped to include fare that leans French. The service is exceptional. L, D, SB $$

Crazy Bone Café American
3100 Naamans Road, Wilmington, 477-1544, crazybonecafe.com This casual spot is the place for unique sandwich creations. L, D $

Culinaria American
1812 Marsh Road, Wilmington, 475-4860, culinariarestaurant.com Dressed in Tuscan colors, it is a perfect combination of good food and casual atmosphere, with an always interesting menu of food done well. D $$$

Deep Blue Bar and Grill American
111 W. 11th St., Wilmington, 777-2040, deepbluebarandgrill.com This modern seafood place has a lively bar and clean, contemporary dining room that serves inventive fish dishes and excellent wines. L, D $$$

Del Rose Café Italian
1707 Delaware Ave., Wilmington, 656-3015, fb A local icon, it serves very good—and inexpensive—Italian fare, with courtyard dining in season. L, D $$

DiMeo’s Pizzaiuoli Napulitani Italian
831 N. Market St., Wilmington, 655-1427, dimeospizza.com Specializes in authentic Neapolitan pizza made with imported ingredients such as San Marzano tomatoes. L, D $$

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

Eclipse Bistro American
1020 N. Union St., Wilmington, 658-1588, platinumdininggroup.com Tiny Eclipse artfully blends innovative cuisine, an award-winning wine list and genuine hospitality in one of the state’s finest places. L, D $$$

El Diablo Burritos Mexican
13A Trolley Square, Wilmington, 691-5532, fb Enjoy big California-style burritos made with unusual fillings such as braised short rib and goat cheese, as well as standards. L, D $

El Tapatio Mexican Restaurant Mexican
1700 Philadelphia Pike, Wilmington, 791-9566, eltapatiode.com/restaurant Authentic fare served in an airy room with colorful decor and Mariachi musicians on weekend nights. Its margaritas are famous. L, D $$

Ernest & Scott Taproom American
902 Market St., Wilmington, 384-8113, ernestandscott.com Find fun fare such as pan-seared beef tenderloin with red onion marmalade, red wine gastrique, grilled asparagus and rosemary béarnaise. There are entrées and small plates. The calling card is an ever-changing list of bottled and cask-conditioned craft beers. L, D $$$

European Bistro Greek and Italian
1710 Naamans Road, Wilmington, 529-7773 This homey local favorite offers good Mediterranean dishes and classics such as beef Burgundy in a place where guests are treated like family. B, L, D $$

Feby’s Fishery American
3701 Lancaster Pike, Wilmington, 998-9501, febysfishery.com Feby’s has served fresh, seasonal seafood for 35 years in a comfortable, casual setting. L, D $$

Firestone Roasting House American
110 S. West St., Wilmington, 658-6626, firestoneriverfront.com Hand-crafted pizzas, signature steaks, the freshest seafood, specialty sandwiches and creatively prepared salads are served. The patio overlooks the Christina River. L, D $$

Green Room, Hotel du Pont French
42 W. 11th St., Wilmington, 594-3154, hoteldupont.com The height of fine dining. Enjoy delectable cuisine, fine wine and white-glove service while seated in an expansive rococo room featuring carved ceilings and chandeliers. B, L, D, SB $$$

Grotto Pizza Italian
1819 Pennsylvania Ave., Wilmington, 777-3278; 2015 Concord Pike, Wilmington, 888-2222; grottopizza.com Pizzas, pastas, subs. L, D $

Harry’s Savoy Grill American
2020 Naamans Road, Wilmington, 475-3000, harrys-savoy.com Known for its oven-roasted prime rib, fresh seafood, raw bar, and beautiful atmosphere of wood paneling and soft lighting. Specialty cocktails. Consistent Wine Spectator awards. L, D, SB  $$$

Harry’s Seafood Grill American
101 S. Market St., Wilmington, 777-1500, harrys-savoy.com Creative and traditional seafood and an extensive raw bar. Great wine selection and specialty martinis are offered with a changing menu of fresh, modern seafood dishes that includes a large raw bar. L, D $$$

Hollywood Grill American
1811 Concord Pike, Wilmington, 655-1348, hollywoodgrilldelaware.com A local fave for great tasting food, value prices, an all-day breakfast menu and friendly service. B, L, D $

India Palace Indian
101 N. Maryland Ave., Wilmington, 655-8772, indiapalacede.com Good Indian curries and tandoori dishes served in a no-frills atmosphere. L, D $

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

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

Johnnies Dog House American
3401 Concord Pike, Wilmington, 477-1440, fb Fun foods featuring beef, veggie, turkey and jumbo hot dogs served with a wide selection of toppings. L, D $

Juliana’s Kitchen Peruvian
1828 W. 11th St., Wilmington, 888-1828, julianaskitchen.net A cozy, homey place that serves authentic fare that is heavy on seafood, including ceviche, chicken and beef, fried rice dishes and parihuela, a traditional soup. L, D $

Kelly’s Logan House Tavern
1701 Delaware Ave., Wilmington, 652-9493, loganhouse.com This historic tavern in Trolley Square offers solid pub grub and rockin’ nightlife. L, D, WB $$

Kid Shelleen’s Charcoal House and Saloon American
1801 W. 14th St., Wilmington, 658-4600, harrys-savoy.com/kidshelleens.asp This fun restaurant has been the place to go for fairly priced entrées and pasta dishes, as well as your favorite pub grub, for 30 years. L, D, WB $$

Kooma Asian Fusion and Sushi Bar Japanese
400 Justison St., Wilmington, 543-6732, riverfrontwilm.com/dining-nightlife/kooma Soaring ceilings and sleek contemporary decor complement Kooma’s sushi and Asian fusion dishes. L, D $$

Kyoto Japanese Cuisine Japanese
4563 New Linden Hill Road, Wilmington, 368-9882, kyotojc.com A variety of authentic Japanese dishes ranges from potstickers and shumai to miso and seaweed salad to sushi dishes, teriyakis, tempuras and more. L, D $$

Lamberti’s Cucina Italian
1300 Centerville Road, Wilmington, 995-6955, lambertis.com Casual dining in a beautiful room features northern and southern Italian favorites. Seafood is popular. Try the tiramisu.  L, D $$

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

Le Shio Asian Fusion Cuisine Asian
2303 Concord Pike, Wilmington, 888-0145, leshio.com From the chef’s special to sashimi and sushi rolls to Wok Self-Creation and a few American entrées, Le Shio appeals with fair prices and industrial chic decor. L, D $$

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

Lucky’s Coffee Shop & Restaurant American
4003 Concord Pike, Wilmington, 477-0240, luckyscoffeeshop.com A retro-hip, casual spot known for diner classics and homemade desserts. B, L, D $$

Luigi Vitrone’s Pastabilities Italian
415 N. Lincoln St., Wilmington, 656-9822, fb Authentic regional dishes are family priced at this Little Italy favorite. Included in ZAGAT’s 2008 America’s Top 1,000 Italian Restaurants guide. D $$$

Manhattan Bagel American
3209-B, Concord Pike, Wilmington, 477-0700; 3505 Silverside Road, Wilmington,  manhattanbagel.com Serves fresh bagels and coffee daily starting at 5 a.m. B, L $

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

Mexican Post Mexican
3100 Naamans Road, Wilmington, 478-3939, mexicanpost.com A fun atmosphere matches Mexican food with a twist, including seafood specialties and vegetarian choices. L, D $$

Mikimotos Asian Grill & Sushi Bar Asian
1212 Washington St., Wilmington, 656-TOFU, mikimotos.com Contemporary decor and sushi such as the Hairy Mexican roll of fried shrimp and crab sticks with eel sauce make it a favorite. The menu includes a variety of Asian fusion dishes. L, D $$$

Moro New American
1307 N. Scott St., Wilmington, 777-1800, mororestaurant.net A seasonal menu displays a humble approach to preparing the finest foods, like the signature duck confit salad with baby arugula, endive, Parmesan and Meyer lemon vinaigrette. The wine list is wide-ranging. Moro has earned Zagat’s highest rating in Delaware. D $$$

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

Orillas Tapas Bar and Restaurant Latin
902 N. Market St., Wilmington, 575-9244, orillastapasbar.com Tapas and authentic Spanish-Mediterranean dishes, including the house paella and croquettes of Serrano ham, are paired with fine wines and served in an intimate setting. L, D $$

Palettes Bar & Grill American
4727 Concord Pike, Wilmington, 478-6000 Fine dining in the Doubletree Hotel. Modern variations on regional favorites. B, L, D $$$

Piccolina Toscana Italian
1412 N. Dupont St., Wilmington, 654-8001, piccolinatoscana.com A longtime favorite, it features Italian tapas, entrées such as braised wild boar with Brussels sprouts and gorgonzola over fettuccine, a pastry bar, a chef’s tasting table and dining until midnight. L, D, SB $$$

Presto! Coffee Bar American
1204 Washington St., Wilmington, 777-3786, prestogourmet.com Fresh coffee and fabulous confections such as cheesecakes and biscotti, plus sandwiches and sushi from sister restaurants Washington Street Ale House and Mikimotos. B, L, D $$

Rasa Sayang Malaysian Cuisine Malaysian
1601 Concord Pike, No. 73, Wilmington, 543-5286, rasasayangusa.com With its mix of Thai, Indian and Chinese fare, Rasa Sayang impresses with traditional roti pancakes, satays, and noodle and rice dishes. L, D $$

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

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

Seasons Pizza American-Italian
3901 Concord Pike, Wilmington, 478-2009; 1112 New Road, Wilmington, 994-4000; 1524 Philadelphia Pike, Wilmington, 793-0505; 615 S. Maryland Ave., Wilmington, 998-5055; 4723 Kirkwood Hwy., Wilmington, 998-6500; seasonspizza.com The baked meat lasagna and crab cakes are hard to beat. L, D $$

Stanley’s Tavern American
2038 Foulk Road, Wilmington, 475-1887, stanleys-tavern.com A longtime favorite for burgers, seafood, steaks, ribs—a house specialty—and a game on one of the HD-TVs. L, D, SB $$

Sullivan’s Steakhouse Steak house
5525 Concord Pike, Wilmington, 479-7970, sullivansteakhouse.com The 1940s Chicago-style place features superb steak, chicken, veal, seafood, desserts, martinis and classic sides in portions big enough for two. L, D $$$

Takumi Japanese
1601 Concord Pike, Wilmington, 658-8887, besttakumi.com Specializes in authentic Japanese and Chinese cuisine prepared by international chef Hideyuki Okubo and beautifully presented in a modern dining room. L, D $$$

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

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

Two Stones Pub American
2502 Foulk Road, Wilmington, 439-3231, twostonespub.com Like the original in Newark, gastropub fare such as char-grilled Cuban pork with pepper-citrus slaw and extensive craft brews in bottles and rotating on the taps make it a local favorite. L, D, SB $

Ulysses American Gastropub
1716 Marsh Road, Wilmington, 691-3456, ulyssesgastropub.com American A casual, stylish pub brimming with great beers and a fun, place-to-be-seen vibe. Ulysses serves burgers, wings, sandwiches, nachos and quesadillas, and features a 24-tap bar and a rotating list of craft brews. L, D, SB $

Union City Grille American
805 N. Union St., Wilmington, 654-9780, unioncitygrille.com Best-known for his homemade pasta, chef Matthew Curtis puts a unique spin on seafood dishes, fresh fish and savory steaks. L, D $$

Walter’s Steakhouse & Saloon Steakhouse
802 N. Union St., Wilmington, 652-6780, walters-steakhouse.com Descended from Wilmington’s original steak house, John Walter Constantinou’s landmark specializes in slow-roasted prime rib and steaks, with delicious seafood and a raw bar. D $$$

Washington Street Ale House American
1206 Washington St., Wilmington, 658-2537, wsalehouse.com Classic pub appetizers and entrées in a comfortable room of exposed brick walls and large windows, with 20 craft beers on tap. L, D, SB $$

World Cafe Live at the Queen American
500 N. Market St., Wilmington, 994-1400, queen.worldcafelive.com WCL offers a wide variety of starters, salads, sandwiches, entrées and sides. Full bar service includes a top-notch wine list and a wide selection of craft beer, with happy hour specials on drinks and appetizers weekdays from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. The desserts are not to be missed. L, D $$

Zaikka Indian Grill Indian
209 N. Market St., Wilmington, 543-4958, zaikka.com Always fresh, Indian classics are prepared healthfully at this cheerful place in trending LOMA. Create your own combinations of sauces, meats and vegetables. L, D $