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 WinnerGreat for Brunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
Cantwell's Tavern reviews from OpenTable diners
59 reviews since May 23, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.3
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
97% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (41)special occasion (26)great for outdoor dining (22)fit for foodies (21)romantic (19)good for groups (17)great for lunch (16)great for brunch (15)kid-friendly (10)vibrant bar scene (6)notable wine list (6)scenic view (4)hot spot (3)late-night find (3)Show More
  • Very pleasant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Great food, building, and service. Meals (Large Plate) could have come with a small salad; but not mandatory.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • cellogirl
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Wonderful food, polite staff, love the setting. We enjoy for special occasions.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, attentive service, but.
    Browneyedgirl
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Food great atmosphere
    Harley
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OUTSTANDING
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • nice little tavern
    tattoo
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Excellent food and great beer list. Nice restaurant in downtown Odessa and has a nice outdoor patio.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Four thumbs up!
    Blt223
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Fist time experience. Will definitely visit again...and often. Food was exceptional, service was spot on. Overall A-plus.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Private party of 4
    2dineout
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great spot for lunch & walking tour
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 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.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 29 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 23, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.3
    • Food4.3
    • Ambiance4.2
    • Service4.4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 350 reviews are from the Cantwell's Tavern reviews archive.
  • 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