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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

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Details

We would love to have you for Valentine's Day! We will be offering a "couples" three course feature menu for $100 per couple that includes wine, starters, entree and dessert for two! This menu will be accompanied by our regular dinner and drink menus. The couples menu will run from Feb. 14th-18th!

1808 American Bistro Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.5

ambience

4.4

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

97% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (30)
Good for a Date (23)
Special Occasion (22)
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Good for Anniversaries (20)
Creative Cuisine (19)
Great Beer (18)
Casual (17)
Comfort Food (17)
Good for Groups (17)
Worth the Drive (17)
Romantic (16)
Authentic (14)
Fit for Foodies (14)
Good for Birthdays (12)
Great for Brunch (11)
Pre/post Theatre (11)
Cozy (10)
Fun (10)
Handcrafted Cocktails (10)
Hot Spot (10)
Notable Wine List (10)
Bar Seating (9)
Business Meals (9)
Local Ingredients (8)
Vibrant Bar Scene (8)
Quiet Conversation (8)
Kid-friendly (7)
Happy Hour (7)
Healthy (7)
Seasonal (7)
Live Music (4)
Great for Lunch (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Organic (2)
People Watching (2)
Tapas (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Live Sports (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
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 (Columbus)·Dined 5 days ago

Service by Noah was impeccable. As always, food quality and taste were outstanding!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Kid-friendly, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (Columbus)·Dined 6 days ago

Consistently good. Prompt sitting with reservation. Portion size slightly small (short rib).

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Vibrant Bar Scene
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food4
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vip
 (Columbus)·Dined on January 10, 2018

Always loved this restaurant, but lately the service and food has been lacking. This visit the Brussels sprouts in the pan roasted chicken were very bitter. The chicken and noodles lacked flavor. Even our service was not as good as it usually is. It could have been an off night. We have not given up yet on this restaurant.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Casual
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food3
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 (Mobile)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Love that they have reservations and are actually ready for you when you get there. Every dish I’ve tried is delicious! Creative cocktails.

Tags: Healthy, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine
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food5
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·Dined on January 6, 2018

Delaware has a gem! Worth the drive from Columbus or any surrounding area to enjoy a great evening! We were there on date night not knowing what to expect and were pleasantly greeted by a nice hostess and an attentive waiter. The food was great and the timing of the courses couldn’t have been more perfect! Don’t miss this gem in Delaware- you won’t believe you are still in Ohio! (1808 dining suggested by Roger, the Winter Street Inn proprietor)

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Vibrant Bar Scene, Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Healthy, Romantic, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Worth the Drive, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Fun
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·Dined on January 6, 2018

Amazing food and service

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·Dined on January 5, 2018

Always great food and service. One our favorites the cocktails are quality food amazing. What cool place with great food

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Healthy, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on January 3, 2018

Very warm, friendly atmosphere. Tastey variety. Live music was wonderful. Didn't realize it was live initially.

Tags: Authentic, Good for a Date, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Organic, Vibrant Bar Scene, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Great for Lunch, Live Music, Good for Groups, Good Vegetarian Options, Neighborhood Gem, Late-night Find, Notable Wine List, Pre/post Theatre, Afternoon Coffee, Healthy, Casual, Local Ingredients, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Seasonal, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Great Beer, Special Occasion
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 (Columbus)·Dined on January 3, 2018

We were seated next to the emergency exit which other customers used while it was 4° outside. The Restraunt didn't have bread service... But other tables had bread, after we arrived. Service was slow and not very friendly.

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 (Columbus)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Outstanding as always! Whether we go for apps and live jazz, or top of the line dinner, this is always our go to. Local favorite and all around great place. 5 stars!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Live Music, Good for Anniversaries, Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Great food and atmosphere. Highly recommend the calamari - wasn’t sure how goat cheese would go with calamari but it works and it’s fantastic. Dinner entree was the short ribs which was wonderful - the sauce sets the dish off. Cannot wait to go back.

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Groups
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 (Columbus)·Dined on December 10, 2017

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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 (Naples)·Dined on December 10, 2017

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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·Dined on December 9, 2017

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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vip
 (Columbus)·Dined on December 8, 2017

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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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