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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

4.5

service

4.4

ambience

4.4

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (30)
Neighborhood Gem (25)
Special Occasion (24)
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Good for Anniversaries (23)
Good for Birthdays (20)
Creative Cuisine (17)
Good for Groups (17)
Worth the Drive (17)
Fun (16)
Comfort Food (15)
Casual (15)
Fit for Foodies (15)
Great Beer (14)
Pre/post Theatre (14)
Romantic (14)
Authentic (12)
Hot Spot (12)
Bar Seating (10)
Handcrafted Cocktails (10)
Business Meals (9)
Cozy (9)
Seasonal (9)
Vibrant Bar Scene (9)
Healthy (8)
Notable Wine List (8)
Great for Brunch (7)
Quiet Conversation (7)
Happy Hour (6)
Kid-friendly (5)
Local Ingredients (5)
Live Music (3)
Great for Lunch (3)
People Watching (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Scenic View (2)
Tapas (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Organic (1)
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·Dined 4 days ago

First time and had a great meal. Noah was an excellent server .

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Columbus)·Dined 4 days ago

The ratings would have been much higher had our food been warm. The flavors were good and meat cooked perfectly but the rest of the plate was cold. The plate itself was cold. When we mentioned this to the server she didn’t offer to have the food warmed just gave us a free dessert. The cold dessert was served on a hot plate...go figure. We will likely give this place another chance as the flavors were good and prices reasonable.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Great Beer
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vip
 (Columbus)·Dined 4 days ago

Excellent food and service. Our waiter Gordon Dorr was outstanding.

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 (Columbus)·Dined 4 days ago

Such a neat place with great food. Ambiance was wonderful. Just a cute little town

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Cozy
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 (Columbus)·Dined 5 days ago

Good place overall. Food was good, but not great. Desserts are the best. Drinks were good, but small pours on wine and cocktails for the price. Hostess and bartenders were awesome. Our server was not good. He wasn’t polite and wasn’t helpful. Very dry and I think is in the wrong profession.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Fun
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·Dined 6 days ago

I love the ambiance in this old Delaware restaurant. The food is very good, and I've never had a bad meal here. My wife has celiac disease, and they have a wide selection of gluten free options (and are very attentive to cross-contamination issues in the kitchen). I highly recommend it!

Tags: Good for a Date, Healthy, Gluten Free Options
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 (Columbus)·Dined 7 days ago

We had a great time. Ordered the pork and the chicken/noodles over mashed potatoes. I was hesitant to get two starches, but apparently that’s a thing here. Good. Bar drinks were good!

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 (Cleveland)·Dined 7 days ago

Good, not great, very slow service and not that busy

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vip
 (Columbus)·Dined on February 13, 2018

My friend had the pork shank which was outstanding. I had the steak frites. It was good, but I wish I had ordered the pork as well.

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 (Columbus)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Everything was amazing ! One of our favorite places to celebrate special occasions.

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 (Columbus)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Valentines Day dinner

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Amazing food and drinks! I had the salmon and my husband had the burger. Both of were excellent!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Great spot always reliable quality service and always nice and clean!

Tags: Fun, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Seasonal, Kid-friendly
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 (Columbus)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Dinner was great! But I must mention the potatoes I was served with my ribeye were outstanding!!!! They were so delicious! I definitely recommend!

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vip
 (Columbus)·Dined on February 2, 2018

This our 10 year old granddaughters favorite place to eat when she comes to visit. We have eaten here often and have never had a bad meal. It’s just a fantastic restaurant.

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 (Columbus)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Family get together

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 (Columbus)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Food was very good. Server was attentive. Will happily return!

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Special Occasion
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 (Columbus)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Worst experience ever at 1808. 1) Bar was out of tonic water by 6:30pm (made it hard to make vodka tonics), 2) Our waiter at dinner was terrible, kept disappearing- - took 30-40 mins to get our food, came out cold, had to ask for water and salt/pepper several times, when we FINALLY got our check it was incorrect. We actually planned to do these things in Delaware but since our dinner took so long, we couldn’t. We’ll be back, reluctantly. I hope 1808 gets its act back together, this was an extremely disappointing experience.

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 (Columbus)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Went with a part of four to celebrate a birthday. Everyone was very happy with the taste of their food and we had no wait whatsoever for our reservation--which is GREAT! It was a bustling night, but that did not disrupt the quality of service. Will be back!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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 (Columbus)·Dined on January 14, 2018

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 on January 13, 2018

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

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Vibrant Bar Scene
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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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 (Mobile)·Dined on January 6, 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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 (Chicago)·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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 (Columbus)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Amazing food and service

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 (Columbus)·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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 (Columbus)·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 2, 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 29, 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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 (Columbus)·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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 (Columbus)·Dined on December 1, 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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 (Columbus)·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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 (Columbus)·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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