Iron Hill Brewery - Newark
Iron Hill Brewery - Newark

Iron Hill Brewery - Newark

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.ironhillbrewery.com/newark/
  • Phone: 3022669000x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday-Saturday: 11:00 AM- 12:00 AM
    Sunday: 11:00 AM- 9:00 PM
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Burgers, Brewery
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, 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

Getting there

  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: There is a parking lot located behind the restaurant and street parking is available along Main Street. We also validate parking in all City of Newark parking garages.
A word from Iron Hill Brewery - Newark
Welcome to Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant in Newark, where you'll find fresh handcrafted beers, creative yet informal New American Cuisine & friendly & attentive service in a casual, upscale atmosphere.
We've been voted Best Overall Restaurant and Best Brewpub by the readers of Delaware Today.

Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant is a non-smoking environment, with smoking allowed in designated outdoor areas only, however cigar & pipe smoking is prohibited. Reservations & "Call Aheads" are accepted for lunch & dinner seven days a week. We accept all major credit cards & are handicapped accessible.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Iron Hill Brewery - Newark reviews from OpenTable diners
89 reviews since May 4, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.3
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance3.8
    Noise LevelModerate
97% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (41)good for groups (36)great for lunch (34)fit for foodies (31)special occasion (27)great for outdoor dining (26)hot spot (23)vibrant bar scene (23)kid-friendly (22)late-night find (14)great for brunch (9)romantic (5)notable wine list (3)Show More
  • very good
    stillhungry1
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    the food was perfectly prepared and our server was prompt and observant portions for the dinner entrees were small. mixed drinks were not very good but the beer selection was vast. did not care for the bread brought to the table before our meal..it was baked with herbs not to the liking of our party of 7. we were glad we made reservations as the restaurant had a waiting line. VERY NOISY! we would go back but not for a family dinner and certainly not looking to overeat.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great visit to Iron Hill Brewery
    Cowhead
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    As usual-- Iron Hill provided for a great dining experience. Food is always good, and the in-house craft beer selection is always amazing! Great location in Downtown Newark in the middle of the College Life of the Univ. of Delaware.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always one of our fist choices!
    Kath
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Great food and service. We always see lots of friends.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • ate late
    Monica
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    We were looking for a place to get a late dinner. Our reservation was for 10pm on a Tuesday. We knew it was late, but figured I'd they were accepting reservations at that time them it would be fine. We went in, the bartender told us to sit wherever. We did. Steve came out and told us we had to order off the late night menu, which was mostly appetizers and pizza. The server was not attentive and the food Tim forever. We didn't feel very welcome it felt like they were trying to close and we were holding them up even though there was at least one other table. The website also did not specify the closing time.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good late night eatery
    Rovo
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Nice atmosphere, food is good but a little on the smaller portion side, bar looked nice especially if there's a sporting event on.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice restaurant
    dinequeen2
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    The food was good. The waitress was just as sweet as she could be. However, the service a little on the slow side. Overall, I would return.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    The reservation section (what seemed like it was) of the restaurant is not as nice as the other dining sections. It also seemed like we were seated in the kid/family section; there were four tables around us with groups of children and some of the children were loud and disruptive towards the end of our meal. We made the reservation for my husband's birthday and wanted it to be special (at it was) but being placed in the kids section was a bit of a let down. Most of the kids were fine but toward the end of our dinner a family came with a screaming child.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wide range of foods
    Foodie125
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    Really great apps and nice entrees. Wide ranging beer list.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Home brew.
    BlueHenwannabe
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    After a long day of college visits, starving is an understatement. My child absolutely loved U of Delaware, so we thought we would check out Main Street and see what it had to offer (thinking we might be spending the next four years visiting). We choose Iron Hill brewery (among many restaurants) and were not disappointed. We are foodies and enjoy a good meal as well as my husband brews his own beer so we gave it a try. Everything was excellent, we ordered the Pot Pie, Kennett square Burger, House smoked Pork sandwich, Mac and Cheese and Buffalo Chicken Spring Rolls. My husband had the DerKaiser Kolsch beer, also recommended.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Jimfoods
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    Great restaurant, have been dining here for the past 10 years, as usual great food and atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Place
    SusanlVIP
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    We frequent Iron Hill often. Everything on the menu is delicious. Great beer selection and awesome service
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Satisfying
    KupeVIP
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    Wait staff is the best on Main Street, food is reliably good, like the new beer choices each time we visit. We go weekly, have no plans to change it up.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Place
    SusanlVIP
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Wonderful beer selection. We love this place food is great and service is friendly
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good beer!
    Adventuresomforfood
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Good beer and food choices. Friendly and helpful staff. Good for an evening out with or without the family. Newark location great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Special Occasion
    pafriend24
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    We were here for a graduation dinner, unfortunately the graduation ran late and by the time we arrived the kitchen was closed for making dinners. That was very disappointing, but we were able to get a bunch of appetizers, not the same but the food was still good. Service was great.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • So many choices !
    SoFull
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    We had a great Father's Day dinner here as requested by dad. The kids loved the dan dan noodle starter and thought it would make a good entrée. Everyone got to choose so we had pizza, seafood pot pie, fish and chips. Delicious. Even though it was busy, it didn't take long for our meals.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food and Beer
    Mojo
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    This is a great place to go for fresh food and if you like beer, has the freshest beer on tap. The Sunday Prime Rib Special is a must try if you haven't yet tried. There are also great burgers and appetizers on the menu. Can't wait to try other dishes on the menu!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 60th Wedding Anniversary
    family2gether
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    We gathered 10 family members to help celebrate my parent's 60th wedding anniversary. The food was fantastic and everyone had a wonderful time. The only night we could gather everyone was on a Saturday night, it would have been more ideal to go on a week night so we could hear all conversations. Not the restaurant's fault, Saturday is a busy night for them. We just played musical chairs and moved around to talk and hear each other. My parents wanted a good meal with their immediate family sharing it with them and the got what they wanted. They were very happy.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great place for reliable food
    MBHAYESVIP
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    The service was great! We had a large table and everything came out perfect, even the special requests. We had lunch there so the noise level was also good. Parking was in the back but I could see that being a problem during busy times.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    Came here with a group of 25 during our alumni weekend. The service was fantastic and food an beer were delicious! One of my favorite places, will be back for alumni weekend next year!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Terrible service
    Malibrew
    Dined on 6/5/2014
    Our server was late to grab our first drink order. We were greeted by the GM who tried to help him but it didn't matter. The server never checked on us other than to take our plates. Overall bad experience with overpriced food.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Iron Hill newark
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/3/2014
    As usual Iron Hill was very good. It is my favorite restaurant in Newark
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very Good
    mmmgood
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    Our family came here for lunch after our daughter's graduation. The food was good. The wait staff was very attentive and helpful. The price was right. The only thing I didn't like was that we were seated next to a little party for two toddlers, and it was very noisy for us. There were lots of places to sit, so not sure why that spot was selected for us.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great place!
    joey
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    The service was quick and friendly. Food was delicious! Very clean place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great time
    DrDave
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    We met family there for a special occasion and had a great time. The food was fantastic. The server needed to be reminded about things a couple of times but it didn't detract from anything. Would definitley go back.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • lunch
    hungrycat
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    had lunch with young friend who had limited time available -- the timing of service was good, the food was good (and plenty!)
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good party
    IronHillYum
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    I originally made a reservation for 13, but by the time the restaurant called to confirm the reservation, we had grown to 20. They didn't even bat an eye and made the change without complaint. The night we arrived, the joint had already been in full swing with other parties, but they were able to sit us quickly, and had the most wonderful and attentive server help us out. Drinks and food were delivered quickly and without error. And the food was spectacular, though some of the plates were smaller than I would have expected for the price.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • amalei
    Dined on 5/14/2014
    great beers. great salmon and pizza. I would love to see a whole wheat crust, though! Although - the malted crust is good! Very good service! We had a birthday cookie for out friend - the server took care of it for us and brought it at the end with a lit candle!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Made Mothers Day Perfect
    dontliketowait
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    We wanted to go out on Mother's Day, so that I wouldn't have to cook. We were nervous that every where would be over crowded and there would be long waits. I decided to make reservations for the Iron Hill Brewery and was not disappointed. We were seated promptly at our reservation time, in a nice size booth. The manager came over and greeted us. Our server was excellent. She never tried to rush us and was always there when we needed something. We never had to ask to order or for our check, her timing was perfect. The food was amazing! The kids menu is the best out of anywhere we have ever eaten, literally over 20 choices. My picky 3 year old cleaned his plate! The home brewed beer and root beer was also excellent. We will be back!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • IHB is consistently great!
    Motiv8r
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    We love going to IHB as a family because they have a great menu, the service is usually great and it's always consistently a great meal out!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always a great experience
    DonnaG
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Went there for Mother's Day and it was as good as always. Service and food were excellent. Open table reservation made it even better.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Mother's Day Visit
    Hose
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    We had a very nice lunch on Mother's Day. The waiter was very nice and very attentive. We shared plates and orders sandwiches also. 3 out of 4 were spot on. My daughter ordered 1/2 a rack of ribs and was very disappointed. She only ate 1 and said it was all fat. Thank goodness she filled up on the shared plates prior to her meal. We will come back but for more of an appetizer/shared plate type meal not an entree. Thank you Karen
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Over priced & Unimaginative
    Luvmytastebuds
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    I'm a foodie who recently relocated to DE, and boy am I missing good dining! This place offers the most bland food that is so lacking in flavor and creativity it leaves you wondering what you just ate. The prices do not match the dishes at all. There is no complexity in flavor at all- think butter, salt & maybe some garlic for EVERYTHING! The best dish was the roasted brussel sprouts (Yup! w/ butter & salt). Our waiter was friendly but two of us received different dishes from what we'd ordered. When one person insisted on getting the original order, it took them more than 20 mins to prepare it. The manager did stop over to apologize and removed it from the bill but we would have preferred to have our entire party eating at the same time.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ok... A little overpriced
    tigrompy
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    We all left feeling that Iron Hill is overpriced for the service level and quality of food. Just not a lot of attention to detail here. Just one example my two kids each got kids meals that literally came with 5 french fries each. Not big fries either but normal sized french fries. The only thing good here and worth the money you pay is the home made pizza.
    Special Features:
    late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Etoutof10
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    This is one of our favorite local restaurants. We specifically enjoy the buffalo chicken egg rolls and Mesclun salad. The Salmon was prepared perfectly
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a good bet
    quell
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    Iron Hill has been excellent since it opened. An excellent gastro-pub, with great food and outstanding beer. I love the Moroccan Salmon, and try the house made root beer, it's the best I've ever had.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Meal
    WhiskeyJim
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    Good food, great beer, good service. Always a great meal.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • assistance needed work as a team
    teamwork101
    Dined on 5/4/2014
    our waiter was swamped (see below). Host staff could have helped with drinks..... the people delivering the food could have asked if we needed additional items. they dropped the food and immediately left. why would you bring burgers and fries and not bring ketchup.....??
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 51 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 4, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.3
    • Food4.2
    • Ambiance3.9
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The following 498 reviews are from the Iron Hill Brewery - Newark reviews archive.
  • Iron Mill Brewery
    arimar
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    Excellent menu, great food, and great ambience. Micro Brewery with highly knowledgeable servers. My second visit and enjoyed it on both ocassions.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Disappointing
    brassdog2
    Dined on 4/27/2014
    I made a reservation requesting a round table and a strawberry cheese cake for a birthday celebration. Result: No round table, no birthday cheese cake for the table. In terms of food, I can only speak for me an my husband, and it was terrible. Since we were hosting, I think everyone else was too polite to mention a food problem. At over twenty dollars, my wife got 5 over salty scallops and a mound of risotto that was so pasty that it was inedible. My meal wasn't any better. As you can imagine, I will not be back.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate