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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.

805 North Union Street
Wilmington, DE 19805
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
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
Brunch
Sat, Sun 10:00 am–2:00 pm

Cross Street:
8th Street

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(302) 654-9780

Website:
http://www.8thandunion.com/

Entertainment:
Live Music Thursday, Friday, Saturday night and Sunday Brunch

Catering:
Please contact Morgan

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.

Public Transit:
Bus stop is on the corner.

Executive Chef:
Brian Ashby

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

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

Special Events & Promotions:
Please contact Morgan

8th & Union Kitchen Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

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food

4.4

service

4.5

ambience

4.4

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

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Great Beer (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Worth the Drive (3)
Good for Birthdays (3)
Good for Anniversaries (2)
Cozy (2)
Fun (2)
Good for Groups (2)
Healthy (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Tapas (2)
Vegan (2)
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Business Meals (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined 11 hours ago

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

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 9, 2017

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

Tags: Happy Hour, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 13, 2017

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

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·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

Tags: Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 19, 2017

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

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 15, 2017

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

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Very accommodating to special diets!

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·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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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 17, 2017

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

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 (Philadelphia)·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?

Tags: Tapas, Healthy, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Good Vegetarian Options, Happy Hour, Bar Seating, Vegan, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Handcrafted Cocktails, Gluten Free Options
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·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!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Casual
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 (Philadelphia)·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.

Tags: Authentic, Happy Hour, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Philadelphia)·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!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Romantic, Happy Hour, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options, Gluten Free Options
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vip
 (Washington DC)·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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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 28, 2017

Just about everything on the menu could be made gluten free.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 10, 2017

The food left much to be desired. Brisket was dry, tacos had way too much cilantro. The crab cake sandwich was the highlight along with the fried rice.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 30, 2017

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.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 11, 2017

Awesome gluten free choices for anyone with celiac or who is gluten intolerant. What a wonderful experience!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 9, 2017

Our food was good, not great. Some dishes were better than others. I thought our server was particularly friendly and helpful

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 4, 2017

Late afternoon find turned out to be very pleasant? Quick stop featured many surprises for my wife and I after all

Tags: Happy Hour, Good for Anniversaries, People Watching, Quick Bite, Tasting Menu, Comfort Food, Tapas, Handcrafted Cocktails, Waterfront, Authentic, Fit for Foodies
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 2, 2017

Very quiet on a Friday night, but it was nice to be able to have a drink or two and being able to hear the person I'm with.

Tags: Quick Bite, Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Quiet Conversation
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 27, 2017

Great gluten free choices!! Knowledgeable staff and tasty food b

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 (Chicago)·Dined on May 26, 2017

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 !

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 25, 2017

The pho was flavorless

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 21, 2017

Enjoyed Sunday brunch. Nice choices a la carte. Bloody Mary bar was the best I've ever experience! More choices of mixes and garnishes!
My wife had steak and eggs. Steak was okay. I had the chicken and waffles - nice!
Will return to experience happy hour...

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 16, 2017

I wouldn't recommend ordering scallops. Not prepared properly and over priced. However drinks were excellent and gluten free ice cream was amazing.

Tags: Great Beer, Gluten Free Options, Casual
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 14, 2017

This is not a good destination for a quiet pleasant meal, which is what I had wanted. It features a bar, which is noisy. I had to send several items back to be warmed up. Also, my sandwich was supposed to have avocado on it, and the amount was tiny.

Tags: Hot Spot, Happy Hour, Late-night Find
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on May 13, 2017

good food, some nice options for all food peculiarities, wasn't that crowded but felt a little ignored at times, would good back though
pleasant staff

Tags: Good for Groups
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 12, 2017

The server, Robert, was outstanding. The food was very good and they have a nice beer selection.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 7, 2017

I had an excellent birthday dinner. I love their food and excellent service.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on April 25, 2017

We were disappointed and expected a higher-quality restaurant. We waited for our wine to be brought. The tables were not cleared when we were finished .

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on April 22, 2017

Loud and drunk crowd at a nearby table was a little distracting.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on April 22, 2017

Excellent dinner options and nice atmosphere; dessert was a disappointment, however. Will go back for the main course.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on April 17, 2017

I enjoyed the food !!!! Also, the prices were pretty reasonable !! However our server was not good, had to wait a long time just for her to get water and cutlery for us. But the server for next table was amiable. So I would say that overall service must be good !!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on April 16, 2017

Had a wonderful brunch on Easter Sunday. Two piece combo playing which was great--not too loud, could talk easily. Unfortunately they took a rather long lunch break so they were not playing the majority of the time we were there.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Great for Brunch, Bar Seating, Cozy, Sunday Lunch
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on April 14, 2017

The restaurant has the right mix of sophistication (menu, food quality) and casualness (friendly staff/waiters). And it is a gem in the area for Gluten Free. Nowhere else like it.

Tags: Gluten Free Options
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on April 13, 2017

Grandparents Day

Tags: Healthy
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on April 8, 2017

Been before for sandwiches etc and was awesome. Tried the entrees on a date night this time & we were left underwhelmed. Will go back but not to spend that much. We'll stick with the burgers/sandwiches next time. Service was spot on and perfectly timed though which was a definite plus.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Happy Hour, Casual, Good Vegetarian Options
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vip
 (London)·Dined on April 7, 2017

Great find. Excellent food, craft beers, ambiance and energy.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on April 2, 2017

The live music was a pleasant surprise. It was truly background music. Loud enough to be heard, but soft enough you didn't have to talk loud/over it. An excellent variety on the brunch menu and nice Bloody Mary bar, but would have been helpful to have a small tasting cup to sample the mix before you made a drink with it!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Casual, Vibrant Bar Scene
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