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Chelsea Tavern, Wilmington, DE

Chelsea Tavern

4.1
4.1
1305 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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Booked 12 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • 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

    Alrick Mitchell

  • 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, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Popular dishes

Menu

To Start

  • Catfish Fritters$11.00

    Cajun Remoulade Dipping Sauce

    • Trio Fry Basket$8.00

      Hand-Cut Idaho & Sweet Potato Fries, Crispy Onion Straws, Chili-Horseradish Aioli

      • Tavern Pretzel Crullers$9.00

        Garlic Herb Butter, Beer-Cheddar Cheese Sauce

        • Mac & Cheese Bites$8.50

          Marinara Dipping Sauce

          • Street Corn Guacamole$9.00

            House-Made Guacamole, Chili Aioli, Roasted Corn, Queso Fresco, Crispy Corn Tortilla Chips

            • Loaded Brussels$9.00

              Crispy Brussels Sprouts, Applewood Bacon, Scallions, Beer & Cheddar Cheese Sauce

              • Cheese Nachos$11.50

                Colby Jack Cheese, Grilled Corn & Black Bean Salsa, Pico de Gallo, Avocado-Lime Sour Cream, Beer Cheese Sauce, Pickled Jalapeños

                • Add Grilled Chicken$14.50
                • Add Beer-Braised Short Rib$26.00
              • Cheese Quesadilla$11.50

                Colby Jack Cheese, Pico de Gallo, Grilled Corn & Black Bean Salsa, Pickled Jalapeños, Flour Tortilla

                • Add Grilled Chicken$14.50
                • Add Blackened Shrimp$17.50
              • Tex-Mex Chicken Egg Rolls$11.00

                Hand-Pulled Chicken, Black Beans, Grilled Corn, Colby Jack Cheese, Chipotle Ranch

                • Tavern Chicken Wings$12.50

                  Celery, Carrots, Creamy Bleu Cheese Dressing, choice of Honey Chipotle, Buffalo, Cilantro Thai Chili or Naked

                  • Drunken Wings$15.00

                    Hennessey BBQ Sauce, Celery, Carrots, Buttermilk Ranch Dipping Sauce

                    Soup & Salad

                    Add 14 oz Strip Steak $20, Add Shrimp $9, Add Salmon $12, Add Chicken $7

                    • White Chicken Chili$6.00

                      Colby Jack Cheese, Scallion

                      • Kennett Square Mushroom Soup$6.00

                        Garlic Butter Croutons

                        • Caesar*$6.00

                          Romaine, Garlic Croutons House-Made Caesar Dressing, Parmesan Cheese

                          • BLT*$7.00

                            Applewood Smoked Bacon, Chopped Iceberg Lettuce, Grape Tomatoes, Red Onion, Crispy Cherry Peppers, Creamy Bleu Cheese Dressing

                            • Chelsea Garden$7.00

                              Mixed Greens, Carrot, Grape Tomatoes, Red Onion, Cucumber, Balsamic Vinaigrette

                              • Southwest*$7.00

                                Romaine Lettuce, Pico de Gallo, Corn & Black Bean Salsa, Colby Jack Cheese, Tortilla Strips, Buttermilk Ranch Dressing

                                • Spinach$7.50

                                  Granny Smith Apples, Dried Cranberries, Toasted Almonds, Goat Cheese Crumbles, Creamy Poppy Seed Dressing

                                  Burgers

                                  Served with our Hand Cut Idaho Fries & Chili Horseradish Aioli, except for the Beyond Burger. Sub Chelsea Garden Salad $4; Sub Caesar Salad $3. Gluten Free Rolls Available For An Additional $1.50

                                  • Chelsea Cheeseburger$14.00

                                    8oz. Hereford Beef Patty, Beer-Braised Onions, White Cheddar, Brioche Bun

                                    • Smokin' Joe$15.00

                                      8oz. Hereford Beef Patty, Smokey BBQ Sauce, Applewood Smoked Bacon & Chipotle Jam, Aged Cheddar Cheese, Crispy Onion Straws, Brioche Bun

                                      • Black & Blue$15.00

                                        Blackened 8oz. Hereford Beef Patty, Blue Cheese Crumbles, Applewood Smoked Bacon, Brioche Bun

                                        • Southwest Turkey$13.50

                                          Grilled 8oz. Ground Turkey Patty, House-Made Guacamole, Queso Fresco, Chipotle Ranch, Lettuce, Tomato, Brioche Bun

                                          • Beyond$14.00

                                            6 oz. Grilled Vegan Patty, Daiya Vegan Cheese, Field Greens, Red Onion, Chimichurri, Ciabatta Roll, Side Garden Salad

                                            • Rojo Crunch$15.50

                                              8oz. Hereford Beef Patty, Pepper-jack Cheese, Crispy Onions, Fried Cherry Peppers, Beer Cheese, Bacon-Chipotle Jam, grilled in a Flour Tortilla

                                              Sandwiches

                                              Served with our Hand-Cut Idaho Fries & Chili Horseradish Aioli. Sub Chelsea Garden Salad $4; Sub Caesar Salad $3. Gluten Free Rolls Available For An Additional $1.50

                                              • Porchetta$14.50

                                                Slow-Cooked Herb & Caramelized Onion Stuffed Pork Loin, Provolone Cheese, Broccoli Rabe, Garlic Aioli, Ciabatta Bun

                                                • California Reuben$14.00

                                                  Oven-Roasted Turkey Breast, Swiss Cheese, Cole Slaw, Avocado, Thousand Island Dressing, Grilled Marble Rye

                                                  • Creole Catfish$13.00

                                                    Crispy Cornmeal Crusted Catfish, Lettuce, Tomato, Smoked Paprika Remoulade, Grilled Sourdough

                                                    • Chelsea Chicken Club$13.00

                                                      Grilled Chicken Breast, Applewood Smoked Bacon, Swiss Cheese, Honey Mustard, Lettuce & Tomato, Brioche Bun

                                                      • Blackened Rib Eye$17.00

                                                        Provolone Cheese, Crispy Onion Straws, Texas Pedal Sauce, Grilled Sourdough

                                                        • Short Rib Grilled Cheese$15.00

                                                          Beer-Braised Short Rib, Monterey Jack Cheese, Oven-Roasted Tomato, Crispy Onions, Grilled Brioche

                                                          • Bacon Jammin' Chicken Sammie$13.00

                                                            , Fried Chicken Breast, Chipotle Bacon Jam, Cheddar Cheese, Cajun Aioli, Pickle, Lettuce & Tomato, Brioche Bun

                                                            • Shrimp Po' Boy$14.50

                                                              Crispy Fried Shrimp, Shaved Cabbage, Sliced Pickles, Cajun Aioli, Toasted Baguette

                                                              • Crispy Buffalo Chicken$13.50

                                                                Chicken Breast, Buffalo Sauce, Bleu Cheese Dressing, Crispy Cherry Peppers, Brioche Bun

                                                                Entrées

                                                                Add Strip Steak $20, Add Shrimp $9, Add Salmon $12, Add Chicken $7

                                                                • New York Strip$31.00

                                                                  14 oz. Grilled Strip Steak, Grilled Asparagus, Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes, Béarnaise Sauce

                                                                  • Braised Short Rib$26.00

                                                                    Gnocchi-N-Cheese, Crispy Onions

                                                                    • Glazed Walnut-Crusted Chilean Salmon$25.00

                                                                      Rustic Potato Pie, Prosciutto-Wrapped Asparagus, Cranberry Gastrique

                                                                      • Tavern Fish & Chips$18.50

                                                                        Sam Adams' Lager-Battered Boston Cod, Crispy Hand-Cut Idaho Fries, House-Made Cole Slaw, Fresh Dill Tartar Sauce, served with Malt Vinegar

                                                                        • Pretzel Chicken$23.00

                                                                          Sourdough Pretzel Crumble-Crusted Chicken Breast, Pickled Onion & Carrot Slaw, Braised Collard Greens, Honey Mustard

                                                                          • Veggie Pastini$19.00

                                                                            Sautéed Baby Spinach, Roasted Local Mushrooms, Blistered Cherry Tomatoes, Dried Cranberries, Toasted Almonds, Veggie Broth

                                                                            Pizzas

                                                                            Vegan Cheese Available For An Additional $3

                                                                            • Cheese$12.00

                                                                              Plum Tomato Sauce, Mozzarella Cheese

                                                                              • Margherita$12.00

                                                                                Plum Tomato Sauce, Fresh Mozzarella Cheese, Fresh Basil

                                                                                • The CHELSEA$14.50

                                                                                  Shallot Garlic Spread, Roasted Tomatoes, Baby Spinach, Herbed Ricotta Cheese, Mozzarella Cheese

                                                                                  • Meat Lovers$16.00

                                                                                    Bacon, Pepperoni, Italian Sausage, Plum Tomato Sauce, Mozzarella Cheese, Fresh Basil

                                                                                    • Prosciutto$14.00

                                                                                      Shallot Garlic Spread, Granny Smith Apples, Red Onion, Fresh Basil, Balsamic Drizzle, Mozzarella & Provolone Cheese

                                                                                      • Mediterranean$15.00

                                                                                        Shallot Garlic Spread, Roasted Tomatoes, Feta Cheese, Baby Spinach, Artichokes, Kalamata Olives, Balsamic Drizzle

                                                                                        • Kennett Mushroom$15.00

                                                                                          Shallot Garlic Spread, Roasted Local Mushrooms, Roasted Tomatoes, Goat Cheese, Mozzarella Cheese

                                                                                          Sides

                                                                                          • Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes$5.00

                                                                                            • Gnocchi-N-Cheese$8.00

                                                                                              • Rustic Potato Pie$7.00

                                                                                                • Hand-Cut Idaho Fries$3.50

                                                                                                  • Sweet Potato Fries$3.50

                                                                                                    • Tavern Trio Fries$3.50

                                                                                                      • Wilted Baby Spinach$5.00

                                                                                                        • Crispy Brussels Sprouts$5.00

                                                                                                          • House-Made Cole Slaw$5.00

                                                                                                            • Braised Collard Greens$5.00

                                                                                                              • Grilled Asparagus$5.00

                                                                                                                Beverages

                                                                                                                • Pellegrino Sparkling Water

                                                                                                                  • 750 ml$6.00
                                                                                                                • Aqua Panna Water

                                                                                                                  • 750 ml$6.00
                                                                                                                • Coke$2.00

                                                                                                                  • Diet Coke$2.00

                                                                                                                    • Sprite or Ginger Ale$2.00

                                                                                                                      • Abita Brewing Root Beer$3.50

                                                                                                                        • Lemonade Juice$2.50

                                                                                                                          • Cranberry Juice$2.50

                                                                                                                            • Orange Juice$2.50

                                                                                                                              • Pineapple Juice$2.50

                                                                                                                                • Grapefruit Juice$2.50

                                                                                                                                  • Apple Juice$2.50

                                                                                                                                    • Pike Creek Roasterie Coffee$3.00

                                                                                                                                      • Pike Creek Swiss Water Filtered Decaf$3.00

                                                                                                                                        • Assorted Mighty Leaf Hot Teas$3.50

                                                                                                                                          • Shangri La Unsweetened Iced Tea$3.00

                                                                                                                                            • 8.4 oz. Red Bull Energy Drink$4.00

                                                                                                                                              Last updated: February 7, 2022

                                                                                                                                              What 1,305 people are saying

                                                                                                                                              Overall ratings and reviews

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                                                                                                                                              4.1
                                                                                                                                              4.1 based on recent ratings
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                                                                                                                                              • 3.9Ambience
                                                                                                                                              • 4Value

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                                                                                                                                                PaulB

                                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                                Dined on May 17, 2022

                                                                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                The southwest salad was good as always but the Salmon was perfectly cooked. Great meal. It's good to be back in town!

                                                                                                                                              2. CW

                                                                                                                                                CharlesW

                                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                                3.0

                                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                                Dined on May 7, 2022

                                                                                                                                                overall3food2service3ambience3

                                                                                                                                                Food is not as good as it used to be. Prices are a little high to begin with, now they add a 20% up charge to your total bill , so don’t go by the listed menu prices.

                                                                                                                                              3. OT

                                                                                                                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                                2.0

                                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                                Dined on May 7, 2022

                                                                                                                                                overall2food2service5ambience3

                                                                                                                                                Service excellent, fries for both meals came out cold and soggy. Had to send back fish and chips.(undercooked and overly greasy). Fried chicken sandwich was good.

                                                                                                                                              4. j

                                                                                                                                                jane

                                                                                                                                                Philadelphia

                                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                                4.0

                                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                                Dined on May 7, 2022

                                                                                                                                                overall4food4service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                                Food and our server were good. We arrived at 5:30 Sat. Night because the website says HH Mon-Sat from 3-6. We arrived and the bartender said there is no Happy Hour on Sat. You need to update your website. Kind of disappointed at that.

                                                                                                                                              5. DS

                                                                                                                                                DianeS

                                                                                                                                                San Francisco

                                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                                4.0

                                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                                Dined on May 6, 2022

                                                                                                                                                overall4food4service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                                Stopped in for dinner before a show at The Grand Opera House. Our waitress, Lindsay, was very nice and efficient. Only had two issues. I asked about the crab cake and was told it was good. It really wasn’t that good. By the time we left, it was really crowded and the noise level was high. If you plan on being able to sit and talk, it’s really difficult when crowded. Overall, we enjoyed our visit.

                                                                                                                                              6. l

                                                                                                                                                lamallady

                                                                                                                                                Philadelphia

                                                                                                                                                45 reviews

                                                                                                                                                3.0

                                                                                                                                                45 reviews

                                                                                                                                                Dined on May 1, 2022

                                                                                                                                                overall3food3service3ambience3

                                                                                                                                                I was taking my granddaughter to the ballet at the Grand, so I chose the Chelsea Tavern for it’s proximity and brunch menu. They were very busy when we arrived, but I had made a reservation. There was construction on the street in front, so I chose indoor dining. However, it was even louder inside, so we moved our table outside. We sat for at least 10 minutes, and no one acknowledged us. Eventually a very friendly waitress brought us water and silverware. We had brought our menus with us and asked if we could order. We did.Drinks arrived and my coffee was cold. 30 minutes later our food arrived. My inlet was quite tasty, and my granddaughter enjoyed her French toast. Second cup of coffee was cold also. I had to find the waitress for the bill. It was a very average place. Would not return.

                                                                                                                                              7. JB

                                                                                                                                                JasmineB

                                                                                                                                                Philadelphia

                                                                                                                                                2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                                                2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                Dined on April 30, 2022

                                                                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                First time there and I absolutely loved. Definitely gonna be me and the hubbys new date night spot.

                                                                                                                                              8. VK

                                                                                                                                                VickiK

                                                                                                                                                Philadelphia

                                                                                                                                                9 reviews

                                                                                                                                                vip
                                                                                                                                                3.0

                                                                                                                                                9 reviews

                                                                                                                                                Dined on April 30, 2022

                                                                                                                                                overall3food3service4ambience3

                                                                                                                                                We have eaten here many times before shows. I think that either they are understaffed now or inexperienced staff. Our server was terrific and really tried to make up for the shortcomings of the bar and kitchen. They don’t seem ready for the pre-show crowd yet.

                                                                                                                                              9. JK

                                                                                                                                                JohnK

                                                                                                                                                Baltimore

                                                                                                                                                4 reviews

                                                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                                                4 reviews

                                                                                                                                                Dined on April 30, 2022

                                                                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                Early dinner before a Playhouse show. Excellent food, good prices and wonderful service. Never felt rushed and the waitress returned to check on us just often enough.

                                                                                                                                              10. K

                                                                                                                                                Kelly

                                                                                                                                                Atlantic City

                                                                                                                                                4 reviews

                                                                                                                                                vip
                                                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                                                4 reviews

                                                                                                                                                Dined on April 24, 2022

                                                                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                Great service and welcoming/comfortable ambiance. Brunch is fantastic, very accommodating. Breakfast chimichanga is so good, lightest frying, just enough to give it a crispy exterior and hold it together. Homefries aren't always the star of the show, but theirs have some peppers and onions which really make them shine. :)

                                                                                                                                              11. JP

                                                                                                                                                JuliaP

                                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                                4.0

                                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                                Dined on April 23, 2022

                                                                                                                                                overall4food4service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                                I don't recommend the Eggs benedict, but my companions raved about their food. Service was good. I was surprised to see the tip added, but it was deserved.

                                                                                                                                              12. S

                                                                                                                                                Stan

                                                                                                                                                Philadelphia

                                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                                Dined on April 21, 2022

                                                                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                                Very nice experience (food, drinks & waitress Lindsey were great) - was not aware of 20% Service Fee added to check for Covid reasons.

                                                                                                                                              13. K

                                                                                                                                                Kristina

                                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                                2.0

                                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                                Dined on April 21, 2022

                                                                                                                                                overall2food2service3ambience5

                                                                                                                                                Fries were over cooked! Beer was amazing food was just ok.

                                                                                                                                              14. JA

                                                                                                                                                JohnA

                                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                                4.0

                                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                                Dined on April 15, 2022

                                                                                                                                                overall4food4service4ambience3

                                                                                                                                                Had Fish and Chips but only getting one piece of Fish for almost $20 was not worth it.Also, did not like Service Fee (Tip) automatically applied to bill. Our service was good but, how about when it's not good. We have been here several times but because of "Service Fee" we probably won't return.

                                                                                                                                              15. e

                                                                                                                                                eat2much

                                                                                                                                                Philadelphia

                                                                                                                                                14 reviews

                                                                                                                                                vip
                                                                                                                                                3.0

                                                                                                                                                14 reviews

                                                                                                                                                Dined on April 14, 2022

                                                                                                                                                overall3food2service3ambience3

                                                                                                                                                Good was mediocre. My wife’s catfish sandwich was not edible.

                                                                                                                                              16. GW

                                                                                                                                                GlendaW

                                                                                                                                                Tampa

                                                                                                                                                3 reviews

                                                                                                                                                4.0

                                                                                                                                                3 reviews

                                                                                                                                                Dined on April 14, 2022

                                                                                                                                                overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                                                                                                                Good pub atmosphere, good food & friendly staff. Great location for before and after Theater and Opera House shows. They are open late so you can after a drink or snack after shows, too.

                                                                                                                                              17. C

                                                                                                                                                Corbs1251

                                                                                                                                                Philadelphia

                                                                                                                                                118 reviews

                                                                                                                                                vip
                                                                                                                                                4.0

                                                                                                                                                118 reviews

                                                                                                                                                Dined on April 7, 2022

                                                                                                                                                overall4food3service4ambience4

                                                                                                                                                Nice beer and wine selection. Our server was prompt and fairly attentive. We were disappointed that their pizza oven was out of commission and we ended up ordering burgers which were really not that great. Not much taste, a bit overcooked as we had ordered them medium and they were very well done instead and rather dry. And WHY is the lovely brioche bun so greasy??? That burger was a lump in my stomach for the next 6 hours. No ketchup or mustard on the table. The side salad was pretty good and the dessert was very good. We will return as the ambience is nice and it is convenient when attending a show but I won’t have the burger again.

                                                                                                                                              18. LD

                                                                                                                                                LyricDima2018

                                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                                Dined on April 4, 2022

                                                                                                                                                overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                Wonderful can't wait to have my wedding catered here!

                                                                                                                                              19. T

                                                                                                                                                Tbonemick

                                                                                                                                                Philadelphia

                                                                                                                                                2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                3.0

                                                                                                                                                2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                Dined on April 2, 2022

                                                                                                                                                overall3food4service3ambience3

                                                                                                                                                Enjoyed ourselves. We would have preferred a table not close to where the waitstaff had to turn by. Our meals were very good. Your location is perfect for the Grand!

                                                                                                                                              20. CF

                                                                                                                                                CFITZ

                                                                                                                                                Hawaii

                                                                                                                                                13 reviews

                                                                                                                                                4.0

                                                                                                                                                13 reviews

                                                                                                                                                Dined on April 1, 2022

                                                                                                                                                overall4food5service4ambience3

                                                                                                                                                Basic bar food. Large beer, cocktails, and wine menu

                                                                                                                                              21. E

                                                                                                                                                Easy

                                                                                                                                                Philadelphia

                                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                                4.0

                                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                                Dined on March 25, 2022

                                                                                                                                                overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                                                                                                                Never disappoints. Good food, friendly customer service and a nice environment

                                                                                                                                              22. JS

                                                                                                                                                JohnS

                                                                                                                                                Philadelphia

                                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                                4.0

                                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                                Dined on March 18, 2022

                                                                                                                                                overall4food3service4ambience3

                                                                                                                                                Needed a place to go before a show at DTC and everything was maxed out. Loved the service and the food was delish!

                                                                                                                                              23. YS

                                                                                                                                                YosemiteSam

                                                                                                                                                Philadelphia

                                                                                                                                                41 reviews

                                                                                                                                                vip
                                                                                                                                                4.0

                                                                                                                                                41 reviews

                                                                                                                                                Dined on March 12, 2022

                                                                                                                                                overall4food3service4ambience3

                                                                                                                                                Chelsea Tavern has a nice lively vibe, but I wish I liked the food selection more. It's well-prepared for the most part, but very typical pub fare with a heavy emphasis on meats and carbs. Great for certain times, but not always my preference.

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                                                                                                                                                Genialgourmet

                                                                                                                                                Philadelphia

                                                                                                                                                15 reviews

                                                                                                                                                vip
                                                                                                                                                4.0

                                                                                                                                                15 reviews

                                                                                                                                                Dined on March 11, 2022

                                                                                                                                                overall4food5service4ambience3

                                                                                                                                                A great venue for pre-concert dining with The Grand right across the street. Food is generally very good to excellent. Can't ask for better than that.

                                                                                                                                              25. KP

                                                                                                                                                KristyP

                                                                                                                                                Philadelphia

                                                                                                                                                9 reviews

                                                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                                                9 reviews

                                                                                                                                                Dined on March 11, 2022

                                                                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                Everything was amazing. The food included. Can’t wait to go back.

                                                                                                                                              26. VB

                                                                                                                                                VictorB

                                                                                                                                                Philadelphia

                                                                                                                                                3 reviews

                                                                                                                                                2.0

                                                                                                                                                3 reviews

                                                                                                                                                Dined on March 5, 2022

                                                                                                                                                overall2food4service1ambience2

                                                                                                                                                Could not believe we were charged 20% gratuity. It showed why because our server put in below average service. We overtip always and I was offended that we were automatically charged the tip...bad policy! Won't be back

                                                                                                                                              27. SM

                                                                                                                                                SharonM

                                                                                                                                                Philadelphia

                                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                                4.0

                                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                                Dined on March 4, 2022

                                                                                                                                                overall4food4service4ambience5

                                                                                                                                                Fun tavern for dinner - Excellent spinach salad, good mushroom pizza if you like lots of cheese. Moderately priced but expect to pay 20% tip which is automatically applied to the bill. Service was worth 20%. It was a show night at the Grand, so it did get busy and service was good but a little slow closer to show time. Parking is right around the block, well lite and easy! That is a big plus in downtown Wilmington. I would definitely go again for the convenience and fun meal.

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                                                                                                                                                L1nda1106

                                                                                                                                                Philadelphia

                                                                                                                                                74 reviews

                                                                                                                                                vip
                                                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                                                74 reviews

                                                                                                                                                Dined on February 27, 2022

                                                                                                                                                overall5food4service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                                We took advantage of the restaurant’s location directly across from the Grand for post-matinee dinner. Between the four of us, we had a pizza, a steak sandwich, a spinach salad with chicken and an order of short ribs. It was all delicious and plentiful. Our server was pleasant and efficient.

                                                                                                                                              29. M

                                                                                                                                                Maureen

                                                                                                                                                Philadelphia

                                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                                Dined on February 26, 2022

                                                                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                Great food, great service, great location, great beer list, reasonable prices.

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                                                                                                                                                Tina

                                                                                                                                                Philadelphia

                                                                                                                                                36 reviews

                                                                                                                                                vip
                                                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                                                36 reviews

                                                                                                                                                Dined on February 19, 2022

                                                                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                Food is always good with a great beer selection. Bobby, our waiter, was great.

                                                                                                                                              31. KT

                                                                                                                                                KimberlyT

                                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                                Dined on February 19, 2022

                                                                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                Attended a performance in Wilmington, and brunch at Chelsea Tavern is always wonderful! The food, service and atmosphere were all perfect!

                                                                                                                                              32. JF

                                                                                                                                                JohnF

                                                                                                                                                Philadelphia

                                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                                Dined on February 18, 2022

                                                                                                                                                overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                The food and service was outstanding and our server, William C was great.

                                                                                                                                              33. l

                                                                                                                                                luv2dine

                                                                                                                                                Philadelphia

                                                                                                                                                6 reviews

                                                                                                                                                4.0

                                                                                                                                                6 reviews

                                                                                                                                                Dined on February 18, 2022

                                                                                                                                                overall4food4service5ambience3

                                                                                                                                                Food and drinks were good. We were seated promptly. We were not rushed and our waitress was very friendly and attentive, without hovering. We will definitely go again.

                                                                                                                                              34. NL

                                                                                                                                                NancyLF

                                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                                Dined on February 14, 2022

                                                                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                The only wish we had was traditional entrees. We love seafood, steak or a chicken dish. We don’t like duck or salmon. The server was great and accommodating & amazing!

                                                                                                                                              35. SH

                                                                                                                                                ShawnH

                                                                                                                                                Philadelphia

                                                                                                                                                8 reviews

                                                                                                                                                vip
                                                                                                                                                4.0

                                                                                                                                                8 reviews

                                                                                                                                                Dined on February 12, 2022

                                                                                                                                                overall4food5service4ambience4

                                                                                                                                                Mommy/daughter brunch. I am a fairly frequent customer and the food is always solid. I do wish they would make the white chicken chili a bit less salty. I love the white chicken chili (with the BLT salad). If people prefer more salt, let the add it individually. I even get it for take-out but I think I have to scale back due to the sodium 😢

                                                                                                                                              36. MB

                                                                                                                                                MikeB

                                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                                4.0

                                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                                Dined on February 5, 2022

                                                                                                                                                overall4food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                                First time visiting Chelsea. At a time when they are probably as busy as they get, the service and food were still very very good. If I had to list a negative it would be the noise. Since it was crowded and the bar is adjacent it was loud. All in all - Good Experience and I will try to make it back there.

                                                                                                                                              37. OT

                                                                                                                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                Atlantic City

                                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                                Dined on February 5, 2022

                                                                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                First time here but we will definitely be back! It was super busy as most people were here prior to seeing Whitney Cummings across the street at The Grand. The service was still great and the food was amazing!

                                                                                                                                              38. T

                                                                                                                                                Tina

                                                                                                                                                Philadelphia

                                                                                                                                                37 reviews

                                                                                                                                                vip
                                                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                                                37 reviews

                                                                                                                                                Dined on January 16, 2022

                                                                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                                Great brunch and Bloody Marys. Chelsea has a good number of brunch options with weekly specials from their standard menu.

                                                                                                                                              39. OT

                                                                                                                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                                4.0

                                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                                Dined on January 9, 2022

                                                                                                                                                overall4food4service5ambience3

                                                                                                                                                Great for brunch

                                                                                                                                              40. MP

                                                                                                                                                MikeP52

                                                                                                                                                Charleston

                                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                                4.0

                                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                                Dined on January 2, 2022

                                                                                                                                                overall4food4service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                                Good food and Great service! Our server was Lesley A and she was perfectly attentive.

                                                                                                                                              Safety precautions

                                                                                                                                              • Cleaning & sanitizing

                                                                                                                                                • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
                                                                                                                                                • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
                                                                                                                                                • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
                                                                                                                                                • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
                                                                                                                                                • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
                                                                                                                                              • Physical distancing

                                                                                                                                                • Limited number of seated diners
                                                                                                                                                • Distancing maintained in common areas
                                                                                                                                                • Extra space between tables
                                                                                                                                              • Protective equipment

                                                                                                                                                • Waitstaff wear masks
                                                                                                                                                • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
                                                                                                                                              • Screening

                                                                                                                                                • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
                                                                                                                                                • Staff temperature check required

                                                                                                                                              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 4.1 stars by 1305 OpenTable diners.

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                                                                                                                                              Google Map for Chelsea Tavern

                                                                                                                                              821 North Market Street Wilmington, DE 19801

                                                                                                                                              Dining areas

                                                                                                                                              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

                                                                                                                                              • 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

                                                                                                                                                Alrick Mitchell

                                                                                                                                              • Additional

                                                                                                                                                Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, 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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