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Cantwell's Tavern
Cantwell's Tavern

Cantwell's Tavern Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.cantwells-tavern.com
  • Phone: (302) 376-0600
  • Hours of Operation: Monday: Open 11:30 am - 9:00 pm

    Brunch: Sunday: 10:00am - 2:00pm; Dinner: Sunday: 2:30pm - 9:00pm,


    Tuesday - Thursday: 11:30am - 10:00pm;


    Friday - Saturday: 11:30am - 11:00pm

  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Gastro Pub, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Bryan Crowley
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Contact: Patty (302) 376-0600

Getting there

  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Cantwell's Tavern
Cantwell's Tavern in the historic Brick Hotel offers upscale casual dining with a farm to table appreciation in an early 19th century ambiance.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeigborhood Gem
Diner Reviews
  • "Great, innovative food. The downstairs booths desperately need back cushions, though."
    Dined on 11/25/2014
  • "Would have preferred a more extensive wine list, but the specialty drinks were unique. Loved the ambiance, but our table was very wobbly (we were upstairs right next to the fire) and when I cut my steak our drinks would slosh. ;) Glad we made reservations because the place was packed! We arrived early and got a corner seat at the bar to enjoy the ambience. Cantwell's Tavern reminded us of a smaller version of Dilworthtown inn."
    Dined on 11/22/2014
  • "We have dined at Cantwell's on several occasions either alone or with family or friends and have never been disappointed in either the food or the service. On this visit we tried the Squash soup with Cinnamon spice flavors and its was tasty and excellent. On most of our visits we found the soup of the day and the specials especially good. The only reason not getting five stars in every aspect is it can be a little noisy - old building, small rooms, hard walls - so noise level too be expected but still distracting on occasion. Our server Mike was pleasant, informed and very quick and the fire burning in the open fireplace on a chilling evening is a very nice touch."
    Dined on 11/21/2014
  • "We have dined at the Cantwell Tavern now for several years, having our first visit per the recommendation of a friend. Without exception, this quaint, historic tavern consistently provides the best food, best atmosphere and skilled service of any comparable eatery in the New Castle/Cecil County area...and all at very reasonable prices. It is and will continue to be our 'go to" place."
    Dined on 11/1/2014
  • "Cantwells has done a nice job in preserving the past yet feel current. the food is fresh and tasty. Great craft brew selection. Wonderful place for a romantic dinner, a group of friends or a family celebration."
    Dined on 10/27/2014
  • "We have been to the Cantwell's Tavern on several occasions...Although we like going there, we find it a bit noisy.... There is nothing to soak up the noise.."
    Dined on 10/27/2014
  • "Food is always excellent and service is wonderful. First time for Monday night and specials are great."
    Dined on 10/27/2014
  • "Great service, fun menu, and a cool old building for ambience. Definitely worth checking out."
    Dined on 10/24/2014
  • "This is our family special occasion restaurant when we visit middletown DE. Whenever we visit we have fun and love the ambiance of this historic house. This time we sat in our private room for a party of six. We had a great meal,, from apps to dessert. The only minus - we each ordered a dessert and it was far too much for the table, though all were excellent. Look forward to going back at our next visit!"
    Dined on 10/24/2014
  • "Cantwells Tavern has consistently wonderful food - I have never been disppointed - it is worth the drive and the draft beer is unique and delicious - Desserts are phenomenal!"
    Dined on 10/24/2014
  • "Our server, William, was excellent! he made the experience even more enjoyale."
    Dined on 9/28/2014
  • "We are new to the area and looking for a good go to restaurant. We came across Cantwell's while driving around the neighborhood. We had a fantastic meal and our waiter Jacob was great . The on seared Tuba was done to perfection. I will definitely be making a return trip."
    Dined on 9/26/2014
  • "The Tortilla soup was outstanding and the shrimp scampi with gnocchi was a great match of flavors- shrimp was firm and the gnocchi just right, hint of garlic but not overpowering and the house Cabernet was excellent. Service was fast but not rushed and our server was attentive and enthusiastic. Just a great all around experience"
    Dined on 9/26/2014
  • "What an enjoyable meal, fantastic service, and a mini tour of the historic building after our meal. Would recommend to all."
    Dined on 9/24/2014
  • "We ate in the dining room and thus didn't hear much bar noise as it was Sunday; on previous visits, the bar has been very active and thus some noise gets into the dining room. There are rooms for groups upstairs. When I was trying to decide between 2 wines, the delightful server brought me a taste of both. I've enjoyed both lunch and dinner here and gladly recommend this restaurant in an historic building."
    Dined on 9/21/2014
  • "I went in to Cantwells expecting a wide variety of dishes to pick from on the menu. Unfortunately, the local Applebys has a more robust food menu. The service is outstanding and the bar selection cannot be beat but when the most appealing items were hamburgers and salads, We were very disappointed."
    Dined on 9/19/2014
  • "We had a group that was seated in the room at the top of the stairs. It was perfect place for us. Service was excellent as was the food! It was a perfect evening all around."
    Dined on 9/13/2014
  • "Great food, building, and service. Meals (Large Plate) could have come with a small salad; but not mandatory."
    Dined on 9/13/2014
  • "Wonderful food, polite staff, love the setting. We enjoy for special occasions."
    Dined on 9/10/2014
  • "Everything was great except for the noise level in the room. It was very loud and difficult to engage in conversation. Despite this, I would go back again."
    Dined on 9/6/2014
  • "Have hade the pleasure of dining there for both lunch and dinner on several occasion. We have been there with friends or just the my wife and I. It is always one of our favorite places to go or take company there for a meal. I recommend it to anybody that is looking for some place to eat."
    Dined on 9/1/2014
  • "There is nothing BAD that can be said about Cantwells. Coming down from New York, I would put Cantwells up against any 5 Star restaurant there."
    Dined on 8/30/2014
  • "Excellent food and great beer list. Nice restaurant in downtown Odessa and has a nice outdoor patio."
    Dined on 8/30/2014
  • "Fist time experience. Will definitely visit again...and often. Food was exceptional, service was spot on. Overall A-plus."
    Dined on 8/30/2014
  • "I had requested a corner table, so that with friends we hadn't seen in almost a year, we could spend some time talking and not disturb other diners. We were surprised and thrilled to be given the small private room at the top of the stairs on the second floor. This allowed us to talk, laugh, and show pix without disturbing others. Thank you for that great location. The service and food were great, as this was our friends first time here, so everything worked out perfectly."
    Dined on 8/29/2014
  • "Great beers on tap. If you're a cocktail snob, skip the cocktail menu - they sound promising, but the delivery was lacking. We're foodies, so we'd say the food was 'good', but we weren't excited about it. The beer selection however was fantastic. We sat outside and it really was a lovely time. We'll definitely go back."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "Really enjoyed dinner. Too far from home to make it a regular spot. Food was good, I had the salmon. Very good, portion would have been halved for take home but too far away. Men all had steaks which were all enjoyed. Outdoor patio would be a great spot to have drinks, dinner. Overall, probably the best location in this area to have dinner."
    Dined on 8/14/2014
  • "We had reservations for 1:30 but got there much earlier so we took in brunch. Nice place, pleasant staff and good food."
    Dined on 8/10/2014
  • "Meeting friends half way, we had a fine brunch Sunday. The weather was ideal, nice patio seating and a great waiter serving all our needs. Reasonably priced, food quality is good, so is the ambience. Worth giving it a try!"
    Dined on 8/10/2014
  • "I like trying new places and this one did not disappoint. It was a cool atmosphere and truly an upscale casual dining experience. The food was very good and the portions misleading. I took my girlfriend her for date night and she was very pleased."
    Dined on 7/30/2014
  • "Perfect ambience for a summer evening. Relaxed dining. Great salmon BLT."
    Dined on 7/29/2014
  • "I've dined her 4-5 times over the past 3 years. We come as a group and love dining al fresco. Service is very good and the food is delicious. We always start with drinks and appetizers and this is the perfect place to sit and talk. I would have given a solid 5 stars for everything but the keyboard player, while very good, was a bit loud for conversation. Perhaps background music without vocals would have worked out better."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "lovely site, renovated old inn/hotel - outside was lovely and shaded - good food and beer selections"
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "Enjoyed the food and music on the patio. Will be back."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "My boyfriend and I had such a good dinner at Cantwell's the last time we were there a few months ago, that we made it our choice again. Once again, the menu was fresh, creative, and the food was awesome. Cooked perfectly and served attractively. Our server (Jacob, I think) was a perfect blend of friendly and professional and made great recommendations. We will visit again very soon."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Very nice dinner, good bottle of wine and a charming server, Jacob. We haven't been for awhile and we need to get back more often. Keep up the good work."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "Great restaurant popular for large groups which makes for a very noisy dining experience every time we go. And they tend to seat everyone all bunched up together leaving some quiet areas completely empty, which is very frustrating."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "Very good food Service slow. Garbage Truck too much noise during our lunch. We ate outside!"
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "This restaurant came highly recommended from a friend. The staff was very attentive and went above and beyond to ensure our dining experience was pleasant. My wife and I enjoyed the extensive craft beer and wine list. The crab dip was great and we enjoyed the NY Strip Steak and Cajun Fish Fry. Most large plate dinner options are in the $20-$25 range. I highly recommend for a special occasion or night out. They do offer daily specials, outdoor dining, entertainment, and Happy Hour options for those seeking a more casual atmosphere. We will be back soon!"
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "We went to Cantwell's for Father's Day brunch. The restaurant is so charming and the food was excellent. We will definitely be back!"
    Dined on 6/15/2014
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