Great AgainA beautiful Saturday night on the patio; great music, cold beverages (the wife raved about the sangria) and the food was superb as always. Cantwell's is one of our favorite places.6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMQuaint Odessa TavernCantwell's dinning atmosphere is very charming. Was there for a late lunch/early dinner. Service was very good as was the food
and selection. If you give yourself a little extra time and into nostalgia Cantwell's is located in the small town of Odessa which has several interesting sites. I would recommend a trip down old Colonial times.5/31/2013 12:00:00 AMA Colonial Feeling AboundsIf you didn't know better you would swear you were at the Kings Arm Tavern in Colonial Williamsburg
Cantwells has a true tavern feel with a very friendly staff and a great menu. From deviled eggs to perogies( who sees perogies on a tavern menu?) you will also see delicious crab cakes, fried oysters, steaks and burgers on this amazingly diverse menu. And be sure to save room for dessert. They are worth the calories for sure5/26/2013 12:00:00 AMLove CantwellsWe go to Cantwell's at least once a month (often more) for the great food, friendly staff and awesome beer/wine selection. Their Sunday brunch is delicious and the have new specials every week. Lunches and dinners are great as well! This is a true hidden gem rich with history and flavor!5/19/2013 12:00:00 AMA lovely neighborhood optionCantwell's is a lovely place for dinner. They continue to have a lack of consistency. The bread this time was really not good; dry stale and really tasteless. But the desert was out of this world. The scallop special was excellent. Short ribs were good . As usual the service was top notch. Overall a wonderful dining experience.5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMOdessa has brought back a gem!Finally went to the Cantwell Tavern on Friday. It was so unbelievably good that I returned on Saturday and have made reservations for my birthday next week! Where do I begin to describe the small but terrific bar, the architectural beauty of the entire tavern, the numerous beers, great wine list and the excellent and friendly service? From the hostess who greeted us w attention and courtesy to our server Mack, the staff knows exactly what they are doing. He was extremely helpful in describing flavors, side dishes, how the chef made a certain dish, everything to do w the menu. He was attentive w/o being obtrusive, the food was as good as promised, the wine was superb...all in all, we've just found our favorite restaurant in Delaware!5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMThoroughly Enjoyed!The food was fantastic, portions large -- and the list of beer in tap totally satisfied!5/16/2013 12:00:00 AMI so love this place!Went here for Mother's day...always a good choice! Even though it was an almost chilly day, we sat on the patio enjoying our pre-dinner drinks in the late afternoon May sunshine...lovely!! Then another great meal: scallops and pancetta with sweet potato puree and roasted asparagus with a sprinkling of pomegranate seeds. I so love this place! It's so comfortable with such great food (always fresh!!) and wonderful service! We live in Dover; I could move to Odessa just so that I could be a "regular". Thank you, Cantwell's!5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMLunch bunchMy group of retired teachers often come here to connect. i als come here for lunch with out of state visitors due to the ambiance. The menu is very limited and the cocktails very expensive. You need to work on your crab cakes as they are full of fillers and not even as good as what you get at Pat's. Service is good but the menu needs to be more exciting.4/30/2013 12:00:00 AMHad dinner there for the firstHad dinner there for the first time the Wednesday before and then came back on Sunday for lunch....amazing. The food and beverages were all wonderful. I would easily drive 30 min for a fabulous meal here every day. Another cool note is the knowledge and engagement level of the wait staff and bartender....very nice touch.4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMHistoric tavern with modern cuisineCantwell's Tavern is a charming neighborhood gem located in Historic Odessa, DE & the tavern's location in a historic building adds to its ambiance. Before visiting the historic houses in Odessa, my husband & I had a delicious lunch of Maryland Crab soup, a crabcake sandwich (the best of these always come from the Delmarva Peninsula!) & a nouvelle cuisine vegetarian dish which as an offering is very much appreciated. When we are in the area again we definitely will be enjoying the fare at Cantwell's Tavern by making our reservations on Open Table.4/18/2013 12:00:00 AMone of our favorite places!Loveone of our favorite places!Love the bartenders and all the smiling faces:))4/17/2013 12:00:00 AMUnique menu offering and typicallyUnique menu offering and typically a quiet and elegant place for dinner. This past time we had a very loud group sitting close to us where we could barely hear eachother talk. Good beer selection, wine choices could be better.4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMOdessa GemExcellent Specials and beer list is extraordinary!Chris our server did a fine job and was very attentive. This was our fourth time there and it gets better each time.Look forward to our return.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMHelpful descriptions on menuHelpful descriptions on menu items from wait staff.4/7/2013 12:00:00 AMI love Cantwell's! Had myI love Cantwell's! Had my favorites for Easter brunch: Everything bagel with cream cheese, smoked salmon and capers; delicious crab cake sandwich with a lovely spring green salad; and the amazing fresh fruit board. A cold bottle of sparkling cava wine and I was in heaven! Nice job to our waiter, Chris!3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMFirst time and I only liveFirst time and I only live a few miles away, definitely going back.Service was outstanding thank you Zack great job,ordered crab cakesand margaritas nice real nice.3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMI have gone to Cantwell'sI have gone to Cantwell's twice with two different groups of women. Everyone was very impressed and will go back again and bring their husband's! The service was exceptional as was the food and ambiance.3/26/2013 12:00:00 AMThere were eight of us atThere were eight of us at Cantwells on Sunday. Two of us had been to Cantwells before, the other 6 had not. Everyone could not stop raving about the delicious food, wonderful service, and excellent ambiance.3/24/2013 12:00:00 AMThis was our first visit andThis was our first visit and overall we were very pleased. The appetizers we ordered were very good but small for the price. The major negative was the noise. We were seated in an open room upstairs and the noise level was a little much. My husband & I had a hard time hearing each other and our son.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMA must go to place!Finally got to Cantwell's Tavern in Odessa. Beautiful old building, built in 1703. One of the best meals I've had in a long time. Almost everything is made in house. Our server Krystle, was very attentive, and answered all of my question. The menu is very diverse, something for everyone. The ambiance, service, and food made for a wonderful experience. It’s a must go to place. I will be returning to Cantwell’s Tavern. very soon.
Go to their web site for more info, and to make a reservation.3/14/2013 12:00:00 AMAbsolutely delicious. TheAbsolutely delicious. The food was spectacular, the ambiance was excellent and the service impeccable.3/5/2013 12:00:00 AM