About 8th & Union Kitchen
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.
Wilmington, DE 19805
Gastro Pub, American, Southeast Asian
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
Sat, Sun 10:00 am–2:00 pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Live Music Thursday, Friday, Saturday night and Sunday Brunch
Please contact Morgan
Free adjacent parking. Street parking and additional parking around the corner on 8th. There is also parking available in the library behind the restaurant.
Bus stop is on the corner.
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.
Private Party Contact:
Morgan: (302) 894-1200
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
Special Events & Promotions:
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8th & Union Kitchen Ratings and Reviews
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
Usually the service is great. But we had a waiter who was apparently new, or at least overwhelmed so another waiter (the big guy) had to bring our drinks after 10-15 minutes of sitting there. And slow throughout the meal. But we will go back We love the place.
We had to keep pushing our reservation later in the night because of my daughter's graduation going longer. They were kind and flexible! The wait staff was wonderful and attentive. The food ...salmon.. was amazing! The other meals were steak, also very good.
I highly recommend...this place let's you relax !
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