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8th & Union Kitchen

4.1
173 reviews
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$30 and under
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Gastro Pub
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  • Bar Seating
  • Comfort Food
  • Neighborhood Gem
8th & Union Kitchen is a Contemporary American Gastropub that It is located in Wilmington’s Little Italy neighborhood. The menu showcases some american favorites such as, Filet Mignon, Grilled Salmon, Fish & Chips and Crab Cakes. We also feature interesting dishes like, Pho (a Vietnamese noodle soup), Chicken Pad Thai and our own version of Pork Fried Rice. There's also a great selection of items to share including Pork Belly Sliders, Raw Oysters, Chili BBQ Wings and Steamed Dumplings.

The beverage program offers traditional, house, and Tiki cocktails that are crafted by hand. There are 14 draft beers focused on crafts with a moderately priced small distribution wine selection.

More than being just a restaurant, we want to offer our establishment as a neighborhood hub to the Wilmington community. A place that people will feel comfortable coming in wearing a t-shirt and jeans or business attire after a long day in the office.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Gastro Pub, American, Southeast Asian
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Hours of operation
Mon–Fri 11:30 am–1:00 am
Sat 10:00 am–1:00 am
Sun 10:00 am–10:00 pm
Brunch
Sat, Sun 10:00 am–2:00 pm
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Phone number
(302) 654-9780
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Brian Ashby
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Private party facilities
The private dining area is perfect for professional presentations, special occasions or holiday parties. Custom menus, dedicated staff and flexible furnishings make hosting any event an easy and memorable experience. Please call for details.
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Private party contact
Morgan: (302) 894-1200
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Catering
Please contact Morgan
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
8th Street
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Parking details
Free adjacent parking. Street parking and additional parking around the corner on 8th. There is also parking available in the library behind the restaurant.
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Public transit
Bus stop is on the corner.
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Entertainment
Live Music Thursday, Friday, Saturday night and Sunday Brunch
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Special events & promotions
Please contact Morgan
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Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Dancing, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 173 People Are Saying
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4.1  based on recent ratings
4.1
food
3.8
service
4.1
ambience
3.9
value
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76% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipCarmelin (Philadelphia)
4.0  Dined on February 18, 2018

The food is good, but the music during Sunday brunch is extraordinary. The place has a nice, relaxing atmosphere, service is great .

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Celiac68 (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Best gluten-free restaurant between Baltimore and Philadelphia, no doubt. Only place I feel safe eating without having to doubt the kitchen.

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KevH (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

We really enjoyed the evening. The staff was amazing and the food was unique and delicious.

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vipJanelleS (Philadelphia)
2.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

Food was over seasoned. One guest in our party sent her meal back twice. Once was way over cooked. The other was ice cold. Very disappointed. Service was fine but the food is not worth it

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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

Fantastic service, awesome food, friendly and fun staff. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves.

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vipMAry (Philadelphia)
3.0  Dined on January 28, 2018

It was OK server was not great and food was just OK

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OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
3.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

Service was almost nonexistent. Waited 10 minutes after seating to get water and then another 10 minutes to just order drinks. There were empty tables guess they just did not have enough staff. Food was good once we got it

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vipOpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on January 14, 2018

Wonderful brunch food. I am gluten free and can’t normally eat brunch foods. I had a delicious crab cake eggs Benedict dish.

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OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on January 13, 2018

Loved 8th and Union - food was phenomenal, service was excellent and ambiance was perfect. New fave spot.

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vipSuzzy (Philadelphia)
3.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

The food here is just ok

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vipOpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
3.0  Dined on December 24, 2017

Tried to order two different bottles of wine, and they didn't have either. Food was way overpriced for what we got. Quality and taste of food was disappointing. I would not return.

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OpenTable Diner (Dallas)
2.0  Dined on December 22, 2017

nice atmosphere, server was good, entrees took more than 35 minutes to come out, causing my family of five to be late for an 8:00 show. This family Christmas outing is something we do every year and show tickets are expensive. It put a damper on our outing.

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GmomE (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on December 4, 2017

We went on 1/2 price burger day! Burgers were delish! I'd go back on full price day with no hesitation.
Dessert, however, was another story. . . .got their $9.00 bread pudding. Serving was way, way too small for price & made with gluten free bread. Sorry, Tasted terrible. Chef should make a regular one also.

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vipGemini (Philadelphia)
3.0  Dined on December 2, 2017

This was our first time eating at 8th and Union. I was told that they had good vegan options. I was a little underwhelmed with their vegan selection personally. We ended up getting corn soup and french fries with dip.The vegan dip options were just okay. Honestly not worth the extra money over getting plain french fries and ketchup. The corn soup had a nice flavor, but was very thin almost like water. I guess I like my soup a little thicker. My daughter enjoyed her cauliflower bites. The only vegan option they had on their dessert menu was discontinued when we tried to order it. The server told us it wasn't popular. I'm not sure why they didn't replace it with another vegan option. Service was very slow for a place that wasn't super busy. I honestly think our server forgot about us at one point. The owner came over to our table to show his concern after a glass shattered in my 4 year old's hand, which was nice of him. My son was thankfully okay though I did suggest they contact the manufacturer since he could've been seriously injured. The decor is quite lovely. I had been here years ago when it was a different restaurant, and they really made it look a million times nicer. I think it's worth a try if you've never had them, but there is definitely room for some improvement.

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OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
2.0  Dined on December 1, 2017

The wait staff was not very attentive to our glasses. They are not forth coming with pricing with specials. They staff seemed more concerned about each other than there tables.

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b123 (Philadelphia)
3.0  Dined on November 26, 2017

We come here regularly for the gluten free options and usually it's very good and one of my favorite places to eat. But our last two times here, the service - which used to be consistently great - has been almost nonexistent and the food has been extremely slow. This time although the place was empty, our food took an embarrassingly long time to arrive and one person was left waiting even longer than everyone else. The music was blasting in a basically empty room. Cold mushy defrosted strawberries on my $9 dessert was a bummer. Really disappointed for a special occasion dinner.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on November 17, 2017

Awesome as usual. This is my favorite local restaurant. Perfect for me since I am gluten free.

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OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on November 9, 2017

the smoked prime rib was excellent, especially when combined with 1/2 price bottles of wine on Thursday.

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OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
4.0  Dined on October 13, 2017

Always great food. Sometimes loud conflicting music and crowd noise.

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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on September 29, 2017

New favorite spot in Wilmington. Excellent menu and cocktails. And the service is the best I've had since moving here

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vipOpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on September 19, 2017

Wonderful birthday dinner. A joy being able to eat great gluten free food.

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OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on September 15, 2017

Strong veteran team. Occasional slower times with new waiters. But the vets step in.

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kitty (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on September 3, 2017

Very accommodating to special diets!

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vipfortheloveoftots (Philadelphia)
3.0  Dined on August 18, 2017

The service was good, the food...not so much 🙁. Too bad, I really wanted to like it.

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OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on August 17, 2017

Great casual place with great food. Reasonably priced. Good music also.

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Maddiner (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on August 16, 2017

Met friends for our annual birthday dinner. We were looking for fun and not too expensive, and it fit the bill! Great service, good food and drinks. What else could you ask for?

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vipOpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on August 16, 2017

Great location on Wilmington's thriving west side, with plenty of parking. The menu offers plenty of choices, but the burgers really rule here! Salads are a great option for those watching their calories with a wide choice of options and of course the added protein toppings (salmon, chicken, crab, etc.) Pricing is very reasonable. One of the big plusses, especially when doing the business lunch routine, is the great service provided by our server, Bob, who was very quick, never intrusive, and very polite. Many servers could use some lessons from Bob, who understands that when it is a business lunch, to try not to interrupt unless positively necessary, and to watch for signs that there might be a need. Nice Job!

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Deb104 (Philadelphia)
3.0  Dined on August 12, 2017

Where to start? For a restaurant that bills itself as gluten-free, it struggles in many areas. Not many gluten free beers, and the one we chose (marked GF on the menu) was not gluten free. That brewery does make one GF beer, but the one on their menu isn't GF. The server knew we were GF, but someone else served our appetizer - oops, they picked up the NON-GF version. (Server recognized problem immediately and brought the correct one, though not before we had all taken a bite.) Calamari was fantastic. Fish and chips, garlic mussels yummy. Desserts good. But goo came out of the bottle of water we had at our table. The owner compensated us for the missteps - There were just too many of them.

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Mango (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on August 2, 2017

What a wonderful gem! They had great wine, great food options well constructed - - our server was knowledgeable on the menu and the ambiance was great - - very cozy!

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vipLove2dineout (Washington DC)
2.0  Dined on July 30, 2017

Food ok. Service very poor. Was not busy. Maybe server new? Set a bad tone for the entire meal

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