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Chelsea Tavern, Wilmington, DE

Chelsea Tavern

4.0
4
1474 Reviews
$30 and under
Gastro Pub
Chelsea Tavern is a local popular gastropub located in downtown Wilmington, directly across from the Grand Opera House. The kitchen prepares delicious comfort food consisting of locally grown and house made ingredients, that is complemented by our dynamic craft beer selection. Chelsea’s ever-changing inventory features 33 beers on tap, hundreds of large format bottles, cans, and single serving bottles of seasonal and local brews. Chelsea is a neighborhood favorite that is perfect for a quick lunch, weekend brunch with friends, pre-show dinner, or a group gathering. Join the energetic bar scene to watch the big game, or on our spacious patio for comfortable outdoor dining.









At Chelsea Tavern, we look forward to serving you soon!

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 12 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Gastro Pub, Contemporary American, Comfort Food
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–2:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Daily 4:00 pm–1:00 am
  • Phone number
    (302) 482-3333
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive chef
    Lee Wroten Jr.
  • Catering
    Chelsea Tavern is a full service caterer including corporate drop-offs, office buffets and full-service plated affairs. We accommodate up to 65 seated in our Private Dining Room, as well as, providing our catering service to all spaces available at The Grand Opera House, located directly across Market Street, which accommodate up to 300.
  • Private party facilities
    Chelsea Underground is the perfect spot for celebrations up to 65 guests featuring a built-in service bar, 70” TV and music system with all your favorite tunes. The Wine Cellar is an intimate alternative for up to 8 guests. Let us create a menu and drink package that meets your needs and budget.
  • Private party contact
    Sarah Miller: (302) 482-3333
  • Neighborhood
    Wilmington
  • Cross street
    Between West 8th & West 9th
  • Parking details
    Street parking is available. New Mid-town Parking Garage located directly behind Chelsea Tavern, but must be accessed from Orange Street. Another lot at the Doubletree Hotel recommended on weekends & show nights. Chelsea Tavern will deduct $3 from your bill for any City Parking Lot Voucher that is presented before paying check
  • Public transit
    Chelsea Tavern is located at the heart of North Market Street 2 blocks from the Dart Bus Hub at Rodney Square & 8 blocks from the Wilmington Train Station.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 1,474 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.0
4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.1Food
  • 4.1Service
  • 3.8Ambience
  • 3.9Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Philadelphia County

    Gastro Pub

  • Delaware

    Hot spot

  • Delaware

    Lively

1,474 Reviews
  1. TLuc

    Philadelphia

    59 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    59 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We went for Father's Day brunch. It's a great updated brunch menu. Also, they always have a great beer menu.

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  2. SteveL

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 14, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Great service. Location perfect for a show at the Grand Opera. Marginal food. Crab cake was mushy and likely just the crab dip made into an undercooked patty. Over the top “Service fee” notice on menu and even the check! If you’re having issues with “no show” food pickups, why punish your ACTUAL customers with a 2% up charge??

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The service was friendly & attentive. The food was delicious. The noise level was a little on the high side. Overall, it was a good experience & I would eat here again.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 13, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Had the California Ruben sandwich was lukewarm fries we obviously not cooked to order, they were cold and limp. This was a 5:30 pm pre-busy time reservation. I am commenting as I spent 45 years in the restaurant business.

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  5. Stitch

    Washington DC

    22 reviews

    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Nice place to dine in Wilmington’s legal district. We sat outside, with pleasant weather and relative quiet. The service was efficient, and the food was good. We had the pretzel appetizer (more than enough for 2), and 2 very filling entrees. We also tried several drinks from the expansive drink menu. If you are in the area, it is definitely a good place to drink or dine.

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  6. AmandaD

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 2, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    The restaurant wasn’t a pleasant temperature, the table was cramped, our appetizer didn’t come out until our food did and we waited 40 minutes for that to happen. For the cost and wait, it wasn’t worth the hassle.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was a great time wonderful atmosphere great food

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  8. TarcgAZ

    Phoenix

    15 reviews

    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on May 16, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We drop in for a dinner when in Wilmington. Good food served quickly by great staff

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and great service. Excellent beer selections. Mother's day stop on our way to DE shore

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  10. CurtK

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    This was my second time at the Chelsea Tavern. I took my wife there for Mother's Day. We were seated downstairs due to our table upstairs catching the breeze every time the door was opened. Our server was very good and the food was very tasty. My wife got the Eggs & Ricotta Toast w/Tator Tots and I got the Crispy Shrimp and Grits. The place was noisy but other than that we had a nice experience. I would come back again.

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FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Chelsea Tavern using the Order Online button. Chelsea Tavern also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (302) 482-3333.

Chelsea Tavern is rated 4 stars by 1474 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 12 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Chelsea Tavern

821 North Market Street, Wilmington, DE 19801

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Between West 8th & West 9th
  • Neighborhood
    Wilmington
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–2:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Daily 4:00 pm–1:00 am
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Gastro Pub, Contemporary American, Comfort Food
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    Street parking is available. New Mid-town Parking Garage located directly behind Chelsea Tavern, but must be accessed from Orange Street. Another lot at the Doubletree Hotel recommended on weekends & show nights. Chelsea Tavern will deduct $3 from your bill for any City Parking Lot Voucher that is presented before paying check
  • Public transit
    Chelsea Tavern is located at the heart of North Market Street 2 blocks from the Dart Bus Hub at Rodney Square & 8 blocks from the Wilmington Train Station.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Lee Wroten Jr.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (302) 482-3333
  • Catering
    Chelsea Tavern is a full service caterer including corporate drop-offs, office buffets and full-service plated affairs. We accommodate up to 65 seated in our Private Dining Room, as well as, providing our catering service to all spaces available at The Grand Opera House, located directly across Market Street, which accommodate up to 300.
  • Private party facilities
    Chelsea Underground is the perfect spot for celebrations up to 65 guests featuring a built-in service bar, 70” TV and music system with all your favorite tunes. The Wine Cellar is an intimate alternative for up to 8 guests. Let us create a menu and drink package that meets your needs and budget.
  • Private party contact
    Sarah Miller: (302) 482-3333
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