Cantwell's Tavern
Cantwell's Tavern

Cantwell's Tavern

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.cantwells-tavern.com/
  • Phone: 3023760600
  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday: CLOSED, 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: Dan Sheridan
  • 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 (patio only), Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Contact: Patty 3023760600

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 WinnerGreat for Brunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
Cantwell's Tavern reviews from OpenTable diners
64 reviews since May 1, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.3
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (34)great for outdoor dining (31)special occasion (31)fit for foodies (26)romantic (23)great for lunch (22)great for brunch (21)good for groups (17)kid-friendly (11)vibrant bar scene (6)scenic view (6)notable wine list (6)hot spot (2)late-night find (2)Show More
  • Going into the past....
    lovefood
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • 1whiskeygirl
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    We had reservations for 1:30 but got there much earlier so we took in brunch. Nice place, pleasant staff and good food.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sunday brunch
    GDudeVIP
    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!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good find
    Humblediner
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Charming outdoor dining
    nightengalenana
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    Perfect ambience for a summer evening. Relaxed dining. Great salmon BLT.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cantwell's is an annual tradition
    12345abcde
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    lovely site, renovated old inn/hotel - outside was lovely and shaded - good food and beer selections
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun2dine
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Enjoyed the food and music on the patio. Will be back.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Second great experience
    Dina
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good Evening
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    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.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and service but loud
    Halle
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • SRoss
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    Very good food Service slow. Garbage Truck too much noise during our lunch. We ate outside!
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great First Time Experience
    Pete
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • outstanding food and atmosphere
    lolliedollie
    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!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • BoLoves2Eat
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Excellent service combined with very good food is a perfect way to share an evening out with friends. Add a superb outdoor setting, throw in a very talented singer and you have a winning combination to bring me back many times!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing evening
    Sal4dining
    Dined on 6/10/2014
    We chose Cantwell's for a birthday dinner based on the reviews. The building is lovely. We were greeted and seated quickly. Our waiter was pleasant and attentive. However, the noise level was high with rock and roll from the bar. We like the music but not at dinner. The waiter brought the appetizers which were good. Then, mid-way through the appetizers, dinner was served. We are not slow eaters! We did not return the food as it was, for the most part, overcooked already. The flavors were good but not noteworthy, although that might be due to being so overcooked. As it was a week night and not particularly crowded, we wondered if it is the bar and bar food that draws crowds. We will not return.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great brunch on the patio!
    coffeesnob
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    Had brunch on the outdoor patio last Sunday. Quaint location with shady umbrellas. The kitchen offers delicious and creative food options that go along nicely with a very tasty Bloody Mary. Good service too. We will return!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Poor service
    Kmel
    Dined on 6/1/2014
    Service was slow; one diner's meat was not cooked as ordered - not anywhere close. It was sent back - new portion didn't come out until all other diners were finished. Even though that wasn't really cooked as ordered, the diner ate it. To the restaurant manager's credit, she comped us the dinner and offered free deserts. This wouldn't have happened had it not been for the fact that we specifically asked the waitress about some kind of consideration on the meal.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great patio for brunch
    Swell
    Dined on 6/1/2014
    Made our first trip to Cantwell's Tavern for brunch on the patio on a beautiful sunny Sunday. Everything on the menu sounds delicious. Portions are enormous; the breakfast board is a meal for two or a starter for four. We took home a huge doggie bag. Definitely worth the 30 minute drive from Wilmington.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great patio
    GDudeVIP
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    we met friends for dinner and inquried about patio seating, which was terrific on a beautiful evening. Most of our menu items were fresh and tasty; however, one entree, delmonico steak, wasn't up to par. Our friend had a difficult time cutting the steak. He was offered other choices but declined to try something else. Desserts were very tasty, however, and made up for the one blemish. Music was provided on the patio. While it was very enjoyable, it did cut into our conversation. All in all, a nice evening out for most of us.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food!
    Nicole
    Dined on 5/28/2014
    The good was fantastic. My table ordered a variety of dishes, including the friend chicken, cheeseburger and steak - all of the dinners we received were fantastic. Service was OK - the waitress could have been more attentive in filling up our beverages. We also ordered a rum punch which was also just OK - could have used more alcohol. Overall, we loved our visit to Cantwell's Tavern and will definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good, Warm, Friendly
    jimkev22
    Dined on 5/13/2014
    Relaxed, very accommodating. Everyone in our party of 5 was able to find a dish that was appealing. Portions were sized perfectly. Food was really good, atmosphere was delightful, we really enjoyed it.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Out of Stock night
    DP523
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    We came here on May 11th (Mothers Day) at 6:30PM. After bragging about the crab dip to our family we ordered the crab dip appitizers and we were told after ten minutes that the crab dip was no longer avaialable. While ordering our meals my son ordered a dinner special and we again were told after aout ten minutes that this dish was not available as well. The table next to us were told one of their meals were no longer available also. For Mothers Day you would think that the restaurant would be prepared for dinners. We come here often. We were very disappointed and are now re-thinking about coming back even though it is a three miles from our home.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Service
    bkhap
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    This was my second visit to this restaurant. First time was lunch, this time dinner. I had one of the specials and it was outstanding. Both members of my party were also pleased with there meals. Service was very good. Wait time was minimal. I made last minute reservations on Mother's Day through open table. Very satisfied.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Crab cakes were excellent although they shouldn't serve the crab cake sandwich with slaw
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Always Fabulous
    Bobbiecakes
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    I've been coming to Cantwells for years and I will say the one thing that keeps me coming back is their consistently excellent food. Ive never had not only a bad meal but even an average meal here. Ive tried (as well as my family) items all over the menu, both new and staple and its always been delicious. Its almost just a garnish that its set in such a beautiful historic building with a GORGEOUS outdoor patio spot. ALso the bar is terrific!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and good service.
    Socaldrummin
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    Great date night spot. Food was great. Really enjoyed the fried chicken wings. Put a new spin on an old idea. Server was nice and responsive. Had a great time and will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love this place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    Cantwell's is always a sure bet. Good food and service. Outdoor patio isn't lighted. Make reservations for weekends (especially Sunday brunch).
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Nice Afternoon on the Patio
    FuzzWuzzVIP
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    Had a very nice meal on the patio on a beautiful day.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Place!!
    MOTMom
    Dined on 5/5/2014
    My husband and I recently moved to Odessa and everyone in town has been telling us to try Cantwell's. We finally did try them this past Monday for our anniversary and it was wonderful! The food was incredible and my husband is still talking about how great the beer list was. We will definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wow-love this place
    lovetodineout
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    We were greeted by a friendly hostess; were at our table in minutes and had a wonderful waitress. The food was outstanding and we can't wait to go back. I highly recommend this restaurant set in historic Odessa with great scenery and a wonderful ambience. The trip into town is beautiful and the restaurant lives up to all the hype==great wine, awesome beer selection and the food from appetizers to dessert was delicious.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 33 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 1, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.5
    • Food4.5
    • Ambiance4.4
    • Service4.6
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 340 reviews are from the Cantwell's Tavern reviews archive.
  • wonderful historic place to eat
    belle
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    Very old historic building, beautiful woodwork and doorways. lovely bar. they have a very nice outdoor seating although we did not take advantage of it in the small town of odessa de. Food was very good and cooked to everyones satisfaction. wonderful selection of salads not included in entraee and good selection of bear. the atmosphere is very nice. it was a birthday dinner and the birthday boy got a free dessert.
    Special Features:
    Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Find!
    Luv2eat
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    Cantwell's Tavern is a gem below the Canal. Went for the first time and enjoyed the Cheese/Meat Board appetizer a drink and the Veal and Fish (Swordfish) for our main courses. All were top shelf. In specific, the cheese/meat board came with a number of sides that made it a wonderful experience. The only disappointments were that they no longer had the pickle appetizer or the meat loaf entre. I read a lot on how good they were. Enjoy!
    Special Features:
    Romantic, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good choice
    AliPat
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    Cantwell's Tavern in Odessa never really disappoints. Generally the service is attentive, the food delicious and the atmosphere casual enough to relax & enjoy. We have eaten there several times. The daily specials are always different and tempting.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Winner
    patticakes
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    you will not be disappointed ~ the food is fresh, well prepared, great presentation. crab cakes are great !
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • New Found Place for an Evening Out
    2dineout
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    My wife and I recently moved into the area and have made Cantwell's our favorite place to go. We like the quiet atmosphere where you can hold a conversation without raising your voice to be heard. The food is always good and we try different things every time we go. The entrees offer a wide variety of choices and the chef's specials are always a treat. The bread and rolls are delicious and always warm. The beer and wine choices are large and varied. Desserts are always the final topping to the meal.
    Special Features:
    Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Place!!!!
    Goingbacksoon1
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    In the heart of Historic Odessa, Cantwell's Tavern is beautiful! The town in Beautiful and inside of the restaurant is beautiful. The food was delicious and our waitress was very, very patient with me since I couldn't make up my mind since everything looked so good. I would HIGHLY suggest this restaurant!!!
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Good for Groups, Romantic, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • BobM
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    Excellent service from a beautiful venue however the main course (veal) was terrible. For the price you should not need a hacksaw to cut it.
    Special Features:
    Romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great!
    Mickey
    Dined on 4/16/2014
    Most of my visits are for lunch which is very good. I'd give them an excellent if they'd get their yummy Turkey Pot Pie back again. The surroundings are great since it is an old, historic tavern. What made our lunch most enjoyable was our waitress Jerron. She made the meal very enjoyable. Will ask for her next time we go.
    Special Features:
    Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • chessie205
    Dined on 4/15/2014
    Such a nice place. We were so delighted our first visit everything was wonderful. We had this amassing Pork Chop which was not on the menu this time. Our meal was only satisfactory it was the veal parm, over cooked and tough. I must say your staff are so pleasant from the bartender to the waiters. We are Chesapeake City People and are accustomed to good staff and believe that is what you have thank you for the experience
    Special Features:
    special occasion, Great for Lunch, Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.