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About 1808 American Bistro

1808 American Bistro serves classic American fare with the occasional Southern and Cajun twists. Steaks grilled to order. Shrimp and Grits with a bit of a bite. A delectable array of house made sauces, vinaigrettes, remoulades, tapenades, aioli and demi-glaces. Not to mention the pastas, burgers, sandwiches, salads, appetizers and desserts, all of the mouthwatering variety.

Our full bar offers 48 cold craft beers on draft, and a delightfully tippling assortment of wines and spirits. Stop by for dinner for a beer, or any combination thereof that tickles your fancy.

Reservations recommended for the Dining Room. However, we cannot accommodate reservations for the Patio and Bar.

29 E. Winter St.
Delaware, OH 43015
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
American, Seafood, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service

Hours of Operation:
Monday-Saturday

Dinner: 4:00pm to 10:00pm

Sunday

Brunch: 10:00am to 2:00pm

Dinner: 4:00pm to 9:00pm

Bar: 10:00am to 9:00pm


Reservations recommended for the Dining Room. However, we cannot accommodate reservations for the Patio and Bar.



Please note that we hold reservations for 20 minutes. After 20 minutes we will seat the next waiting guest. We will make our best effort to accommodate your changing needs.   

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(740) 417-4373

Website:
http://1808americanbistro.com/

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Wine

1808 American Bistro Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.5

ambience

4.5

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (22)
Good for a Date (21)
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Good for Anniversaries (19)
Great Beer (17)
Creative Cuisine (16)
Worth the Drive (14)
Comfort Food (13)
Cozy (13)
Good for Groups (13)
Romantic (13)
Authentic (12)
Fit for Foodies (12)
Good for Birthdays (11)
Casual (11)
Bar Seating (10)
Local Ingredients (10)
Business Meals (9)
Fun (9)
Hot Spot (9)
Great for Brunch (8)
Handcrafted Cocktails (8)
Happy Hour (8)
Kid-friendly (7)
Seasonal (7)
Vibrant Bar Scene (7)
Pre/post Theatre (7)
Notable Wine List (6)
Quiet Conversation (6)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Healthy (3)
People Watching (3)
Tapas (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Late-night Find (1)
Live Music (1)
Live Sports (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
Organic (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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 (Naples)·Dined 4 days ago

We arrived later than our reservation after a concert that lasted longer than anticipated. Many other concert goers arrived about the same time. We received the same excellent friendly service and wonderful food that we are accustomed to. Nice job!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food
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 (Columbus)·Dined 4 days ago

My wife and I had dinner at 1808 after the Christmas Symphony Concert on the Ohio Wesleyan campus. The restaurant was hopping after the concert. The food was great. We have eaten at 1808 on quieter evenings.

Tags: Healthy, Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined 5 days ago

Fantastic as always. We just love this place and continue to be amazed at the service, food/drink selection, and great value. We come from Marysville as we don't have any restaurants here that are even close in comparison. We love to bring friends and family for just a night out and for special occasions. Keep up the great work 1808! We'll definitely be back.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Great Beer, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Hot Spot
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 (Columbus)·Dined 6 days ago

I ordered the pork shank and it was fantastic!!! The wedge salad was great as usual, and the service impeccable. A wonderful dining experience!!

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 (Columbus)·Dined on December 3, 2017

The experience was great! However I would recommend updating the bathroom in the dining area as it does not reflect the atmosphere or quality of the restaurant. It was a point called out by my guests

Tags: Bar Seating, Happy Hour, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Good for Groups
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·Dined on December 2, 2017

We are so lucky to have such a high quality restaurant in Delaware! It is a place that I enjoy visiting time and time again whether it is a solo evening for pint night or a reliably memorable place to entertain friends. Thank you 1808 for all that you are!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Sunday Lunch, Worth the Drive, Fun, Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Casual, Handcrafted Cocktails, People Watching, Local Ingredients, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Great Beer
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 (Columbus)·Dined on December 1, 2017

We would have given all 5 stars if all we had eaten were our appetizers (calamari and 4 beet) and desserts (chocolate cheesecake and beignets). Our main courses were average at best (Filet medallions and gourmet grilled cheese.)

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·Dined on December 1, 2017

People referred us to this restaurant. It met every expectation! Food original, delicious and met the comfort food we were looking for. Décor rocked! Loved the atmosphere!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Great Beer, Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Columbus)·Dined on November 29, 2017

Lasagna was burnt. Order the shrimp and grits. Good bread service.

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·Dined on November 21, 2017

We were seated early, spacey table, plenty of room, nice kids menu, happy hour bar prices, service was excellent, nice selection of entrees, nice family outing.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Kid-friendly, Notable Wine List
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 (Columbus)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Love this place...

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 (Columbus)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Great food, service, and ambience on a Friday night!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating
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vip
 (Columbus)·Dined on November 16, 2017

First time for Shrimp and Grits. My new favorite.

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 (Columbus)·Dined on November 12, 2017

We enjoyed a nice, very tasty dinner; server was helpful and shared about different menu items. We would return again.

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·Dined on November 12, 2017

Food was alright, service was poor, people were tripping on a bad patch of floor. I’d rather spend my money elsewhere

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·Dined on November 11, 2017

The ambiance was modern. It was a little noisy. The cosmopolitan was delicious but it came in a very small glass. All of the entrees were presented well but were smaller portions.

Tags: Good for a Date, Tapas
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 (Columbus)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Hearty, seasonal, creative food in a welcoming environment with excellent service! The beer menu is fantastic, and the chef's specials are always worth a try!

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 (Columbus)·Dined on November 8, 2017

We love this place and are regulars here! Shrimp and grits, bread service and house salad every time! We’ve tried other items on the menu and have never been disappointed but we LOVE the shrimp and grits it’s like a warm hug for your belly 🤗

Tags: Kid-friendly, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Cozy, Pre/post Theatre, Tapas, Authentic, Quiet Conversation
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 (Columbus)·Dined on November 7, 2017

The drink selection was amazing (& we were pleasantly surprised by the Monday happy hour prices all night!) Great Service & delicious food too! We are already planning our next trip

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Comfort Food, Great Beer
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Service was very slow and the server was not vey attentive. After waiting almost 50 min for our meal my wife’s was ice cold.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 4, 2017

This was our second visit and we had a great time. Food and service was awesome. Great cocktails.

Tags: Bar Seating, Business Meals, Great Beer, Authentic, Good for Groups, Fun, Vibrant Bar Scene, Local Ingredients
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 (Columbus)·Dined on October 29, 2017

We've been to this restaurant many times over the past six or seven years. This was by far the most mediocre experience. The waiter was gruff and generally unfriendly throughout the meal, and seemed to have little interest in interacting with our party. Two of us ordered the avocado toast for brunch - a dish we've ordered multiple times in the past. For $8, we received one smallish piece of blackened toast with diced avocado, an egg, and assorted garnishes. The 'entree' did not even take up half the plate. Compared to other brunch entrees like the standard breakfast, this was a total rip off and very mediocre food. Will choose not go back to this restaurant again in the future.

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 (Columbus)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Delicious!

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 (New England)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Great food and atmosphere. The burger is fantastic: we took half of it home it was so big. The 1808 salad was fresh and delicious.

Our server clearly did not want to be there. The service was adequate but not exactly cheerful.

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 (Columbus)·Dined on October 28, 2017

We can always count on the 1808 American Bistro for a cozyi environment, well prepared healthy tasty food and great service. We will be back!

Tags: Cozy, Notable Wine List, Authentic, Healthy, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on October 27, 2017

Lived in Delaware for the past year and kept saying we would go. Glad we did. The food was good, great selection of wine and the service was spot on. Will go again.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine
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 (Denver)·Dined on October 27, 2017

We love 1808 for the atmosphere, and most importantly the great food. We have always had good meals and service.

Tags: Great Beer, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (Toledo)·Dined on October 23, 2017

Perfectly cooked, excellent service. Nice variety on the menu. Highly recommend.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on October 22, 2017

This was our first trip to 1808 for Sunday Brunch and it did not disappoint. Everything we had was delicious! The only small complaint I have is about the pricing. I don't think the steak and eggs warranted the $20 price tag and the salads were smaller than when we were there for dinner but still $6-$8 each. Everything always tastes great, just be prepared to drop $100 for brunch if you want the bottomless drinks.

Tags: Romantic, Happy Hour, Great Beer, Great for Brunch, Authentic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Seasonal, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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 (Columbus)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Overall a very great experience worth tremendous service and food! Our server was awesome and the food were unique spins on some classic dishes.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Authentic
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 (Columbus)·Dined on October 22, 2017

I took my nephew, his wife and their two children (10 & 15 year olds) for Sunday Brunch. Everything was great. My nephew loved his burger, his daughter, a vegan, loved the sky high french toast and I thought tge pastrami eggs benedict was super. Reasonably priced for the quality. Would certainly go back.

Tags: Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Casual, Kid-friendly, Great for Brunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 21, 2017

The service was good; our waiter made some recommendations that were quite good. The food was outstanding; very tasty. Prices were very reasonable. We will be back when we are back in town!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Casual, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Naples)·Dined on October 20, 2017

I had the halibut special and it was wonderful! I usually have salmon because of few seafood selections. I would encourage seafood specials in the future.

Tags: Cozy, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on October 15, 2017

Very nice restaurant. Can be a little on the pricier side and can be a little loud. We always get the Calamari appetizer and has never disappointed. Creative cocktails and specials.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Great Beer, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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 (Columbus)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Have heard of 1808 for a long time (we live in Columbus) but didn't know what to expect. Very upbeat atmosphere with several homecoming couples, a shower of some sort, and just regular people. Excellent service by Gilly who was able to tell us about the past uses of this building and she was most efficient, friendly, and eager to please. We shared a salad which was nicely dressed---could have been split in kitchen, but not a big deal. My husband had shrimp and grits, with well-flavored shrimp--had to send grits back to be warmed up. I had the burger which was really tasty--and messy--and well worth the mess. Good fries. Shared a delicious creme brulee. Was a great start to an evening of exploring Delaware and attending a symphony at OW.

Tags: Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on October 8, 2017

Great food and atmosphere! Menu had a great selection on tbe menu.

Tags: Bar Seating, Sunday Lunch, Business Meals
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 (Columbus)·Dined on October 7, 2017

We chose a Saturday which turned out to be homecoming. So it was busy. The waiter was really helpful and courteous. Knowledgeable about the menu and helpful with choices. My wife is gluten free so we are always careful. We shared a beef carpaccio between 3 and it filled the time for our dinner to arrive. Steak medallions were great as was the salmon. Bread pudding was a winner and extra beignets were received well at church on Sunday. Coffee was excellent

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Kid-friendly, Gluten Free Options, Great Beer, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on October 6, 2017

As always our server, food and drinks were amazing! This will continue to be our special occasion destination!

Tags: Organic, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List, Bar Seating, Live Music, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Great Beer
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Our first time visiting this restaurant. The quality of the food and the service from our waiter Scott, will bring us back. Thanks for a wonderful dinner.

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·Dined on September 18, 2017

Better food and better prices than 90% of fine dining in Cbus, without the drive!! Request Noah for your waiter, he is the best!

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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