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About Ernest & Scott Taproom

Just like the visionary and innovative nature of Ernest
Hemingway and F. Scott Fitzgerald, the Taproom’s food and
beverage programs are uniquely playful and creative.
We are a TAPROOM WITH A TWIST. We are not your
conventional beer driven taproom, we are a modern taproom. Our taps are as unique as the building we operate in. Ernest & Scott Taproom Features wine, spirits, coffee and cocktails on tap! Chef Andy Matulaitis is as inventive as the writers and his creativity is evident in his menus.
We also offer catering, a spacious bar and 2 private dining areas for happy hours, business functions, holiday functions, birthdays, rehearsal dinners and more! Please contact us for more information on booking your private event!

900 North Market St.
Wilmington, DE 19801
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, Gastro Pub, American

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 11:00pm

Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm

Sunday: 12:00pm - 11:00pm

Cross Street:
Ninth Street

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(302) 384-8113

Website:
http://www.ernestandscott.com/

Entertainment:
Live Happy Hour music 5:30-7:30pm on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday nights!
Video Bingo every Tuesday night!

Catering:
Off premise catering available for any event size.

Parking Details:
Street parking is available, covered garage on the corner of 9th and orange st, open lot on corner of shipley and 8th.

Public Transit:
Rodney Square Wilmington,
Amtrak and Septa Wilmington Station.

Executive Chef:
Andrew Matulaitis

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Chef's Table, Dancing, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Wilmington City Loop Series, 5-course Patio Cigar Dinners (seasonal), New Years Eve, Ernest and Scott Birthday Bash

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Details
Mon - Thu 5:00PM - 5:30PM 7:45PM - 10:00PM

Ernest & Scott Taproom Ratings and Reviews

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3.9

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

3.9

service

4.1

ambience

3.8

value

3.8

Noise

Moderate

71% would recommend it to a friend

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Great Beer (2)
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Comfort Food (1)
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Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
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·Dined 3 days ago

Served water that tasted of clorox. I think that they didn't rinse the pitcher or water dispenser after cleaning it. Waitress thought that we were complaining about city water taste. We insisted that the water was tainted. We were given fresh glasses of water. It did taste bad but not of bleach. Only a casual apology. No manager asking about our health from the experience.

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 (Atlantic City)·Dined 6 days ago

This was a fun restaurant. The Eagles game was on the TVs and there was a lively crowd around the bar enjoying the game. The service was a bit slow, but there was only one bartender and he was also a server. Food was fine - we had hamburgers. Flatbread appetizer was small but tasty.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Live Sports
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·Dined 6 days ago

Service was great and food was very good. We had a reservation for 10 and with bad weather 4 could not make it. They were very accommodating for whatever our group wanted. Would definitely recommend for others.

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·Dined on December 2, 2017

GREAT PLACE, MUSIC WAS TOO LOUD FOR MY 80 YEAR OLD MOTHER

Tags: Quick Bite
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·Dined on November 18, 2017

Wayne was an excellent server! He was extremely helpful and definitely the reason I plan on visiting in the next week or so. Also, food was delicious!

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·Dined on November 17, 2017

Excellent service for dinner before concert at Grand

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 11, 2017

IN A FORMER BANK LOBBY WHICH WAS ONCE QUITE ELGANT. GOOD FOOD, FAIR WINE LIST AND VERY VERY NOISY. WE WERE THERE FOR PRE-THEATER AT THE OPERA HOUSE AND IT WORKED WELL FOR THAT. WAIT STAFF WORKED HARD AND TRIED TO PLEASE. FOOD WAS GOOD BUT NOT STELLAR. I THOUGHT THEY WERE A BIT OVERWHELMED WITH CUSTOMERS. OVERALL, A GOOD PLACE TO GET A REASONABLE DINNER AND HAVE A DRINK AT A FAIR PRICE.

Tags: Bar Seating, Happy Hour, Late-night Find
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Food & beer were great, though service had some issues. Menu questions were disregarded instead of being answered (like ingredient questions based on allergy so menu decision could be made & and we were told we couldn't order that night's specials, it seemed like we were a bother). Also the restrooms needed attention, hoping that improves as that may be a deal breaker

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·Dined on November 11, 2017

Had a lovely dinner before a concert at the Grand. Excellent food and great beer selection. Will definitely be back!!!!

Tags: Romantic, Live Music, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive, Healthy, Spicy, Fun, Handcrafted Cocktails, Vibrant Bar Scene, Happy Hour, Great Beer, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Waitress was awesome, food great. We had excellent time

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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·Dined on October 29, 2017

We arrived at a busy time between shows (5:30), and had a reservation. Service was slow and chaotic - soup arrived before my boyfriend's bourbon, which he would have preferred to drink in the 20+ minutes before the soup arrived. My wine arrived with my meal. Flounder and crab cakes very good and nicely presented, though way too much cheese in small cup of soup.
Chocolate torte very good. Tables and flooring more suited to lunch spot. Wouldn't return or recommend.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Visited this resturant a few years ago now it is very tired. Had a noticible smell and was just not in good repair. I think manageemnt should make a point of sitting at each table and make note of what needs to be done to improve environment. Food was okay nothing special.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 18, 2017

Food and service were good. It is definitely too loud, however. Impossible to carry on a conversation over the performers. Sound system needs upgrading..even individual speakers are unintelligible. Do people actually enjoy paying for a meal to have their ears assualted???

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 16, 2017

Nice place for fabulous bar food and drinks. Excellent beer selection. Must order several of the tacos which were tremendous.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 13, 2017

The location of this restaurant is ideal for a place to eat near several downtown Wilmington destinations. The food was pretty good (I did love the steak fries) but the rest was just ok. We had a really nice and attentive server (Max) who took very good care of us. The biggest downfall for us was the very loud rap music playing when we entered that almost made us leave. When you walk in you enter the bar which is filled with tv's and is pretty loud. We were looking for a good meal and good conversation while on a night out without kids. This was off-putting. The staff was helpful though and put us up on the balcony which was much quieter. The music did change so that was better. Nonetheless, I would not suggest this as a quiet place to eat. If you are looking for a place to watch the game or sit at the bar then you would love it. The decor is also very strange. It's not cohesive and felt mismatched in a place that has such beautiful architecture. The vibe just does not match the space and it felt like a big miss for us on the ambience scale. The meal was $60.00 and just felt pricey for what we ordered. The food was decent but not noteworthy. The server made up for the shortfalls but I don't think we would return. I'm happy to pay good money for above average food and a great atmosphere. I think this place just needs to figure itself out. Is it a sports bar (that apparently has live music from time to time) or an upscale restaurant? It just doesn't work as is.

Tags: Live Sports, Casual, Quick Bite
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 8, 2017

We stopped here for a Sunday night dinner. It is definitely a sports bar--lots of seating and TVs. We shared a crab cake and pulled pork sandwiches--both were good. The bar was not very busy, but there were enough tables occupied to keep the waiter busy. I would imagine it is much busier on a work night. Overall a nice meal.

Tags: Bar Seating, Happy Hour, Casual
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 5, 2017

I ordered a sandwich with no roll and it came out plated nicely and was delicious. My husband’s steak was perfect. They do need to continue to work on their timing for the theatre going crowd.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Casual
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Been here several times and enjoy the decor, ambiance and food. Great location, too.

Tags: Happy Hour, Business Meals, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 27, 2017

Excellent fish dinner for my friend and me...different selections. Noise level is on the high side, but it worked well with the the live music from local artists that were playing the night of our dinner. Excellent wait staff. Have eaten here more than just a few times and always enjoy the experience.

Tags: Bar Seating, Business Meals, Healthy, Great Beer, Worth the Drive
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 18, 2017

Perhaps the worst meal I have had in years. Wine was horrible, pours were small and food was greasy. We had steaks which were overly fatty and over cooked. I ate lunch there before and it was a decent meal but this dinner was horrendous. Service was at best mediocre. It took is 15 minutes to get drinks and ages for dinner. I cannot recommend this place as it currently exists.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 18, 2017

Went in on a Monday night before the football game. Place was practically empty which was fine with me, add it gave me an opportunity to talk with the staff who were fantastic. (Maisie at the bar was great) Had a bowl of chorizo chili and pork tacos which came out quickly, were hot and delicious. Decent value as well. I'll be back.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 15, 2017

loved the outdoor table. the food was OK the flatbread was not good but the beef vegetable soup was good as was my husband's burger. Waitress did not check on us after food was served so after 5 minutes I got up and found salt myself. all in all just an OK meal with great outside scenery.

Tags: Happy Hour, Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 6, 2017

Ate there with friends on a Wed night. They had music and two bands that were extremely loud, and far from out tastes, and we couldn't talk. Finally they had one singer who did a great job.
Service was moderate to good - friendly staff
I feel they do best with burgers & tacos - more of a bar cuisine than dinner food and ambiance.
Had wine - even though we chose the more expensive wine (by the glass) one was "skunked and the other apparently had new & old.
Crab soup was the worst ever encountered, anywhere, in the last 15 years. Burgers were very good ( we had a mix of their different offerings and all seemed to like them).
I could not recommend this place unless you want a friendly environment for beer and tacos.

Tags: Happy Hour, Bar Seating
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Food was pretty good - service was amazing! Could not have been better...it was pretty empty when we visited early Sat night.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 17, 2017

Our waiter was FANTASTIC! I believe his name was Ike! Perfect!

Tags: Casual, Happy Hour, Bar Seating
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·Dined on August 7, 2017

Very friendly and accommodating hostess and waitstaff.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great Beer
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·Dined on August 5, 2017

Isaac was an awesome server and made the experience!

Tags: Happy Hour, Great Beer
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 26, 2017

Just went for the first time last week for a Wilmo Wednesday live music event and was so impressed. The ambiance is casual and relaxed; the menu diverse; food was outstanding; great happy hour menu; excellent service; and loved the live music. We will be back.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Late-night Find, Casual, Bar Seating, Happy Hour, Tapas, Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene, Live Music
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 20, 2017

Great place!!!! Be back soon.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 12, 2017

Awesome beer selection and a darn good Taproom Burger served by a great staff in a beautiful old public house in the heart of the city's nightlife. We went on a night the had live music.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 6, 2017

Great food n people

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 9, 2017

Our waiter, Elvis, made great recommendations and provided great service!

Tags: Business Meals, Handcrafted Cocktails, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 9, 2017

Overall, it was very good. My only issue was that they brought out my dinner but we waited on my wife's. It was a 10 minute space between meals, and by then my dinner was cold, so they took it back to reheat. The server was very apologetic, and she did a good job, but the kitchen let her down.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 9, 2017

Very quick service before the show!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 9, 2017

We were there this past Friday to grab a quick meal before taking in a concert at Wilmington Opera House. Once our waiter, Elvis, found out we were headed to the concert, he did everything possible to get us our appetizer and entrees in quick fashion so we didn't feel rushed to get through our meals to get to the concert on time. Elvis's service was spot on, he was charming and efficient, and when we dine there next I would definitely ask for his service.

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Tags: Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Orlando)·Dined on May 26, 2017

Solid choice for a casual or business lunch.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Great Beer, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Casual, Bar Seating
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 3, 2017

The atmosphere was great and staff friendly. Having live music was a plus

Tags: Good for Groups, Casual
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on April 12, 2017

Stood at the desk for 10 minutes to check in for reservations as 3 people moved in/out punching in on computer. They acknowledged us but didn't really help. They seemed shortstaffed. Took a while between drink orders, food orders, delivery, and paying. Also there was a music performer, very talented, but it finished us having anything close to a conversation at our table. Also, I am vegetarian and there are 2 items I could eat, a flatbread and mushroom tacos. I am not in much of a rush to go back.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on April 12, 2017

The service was friendly but not competent. We ordered flat bread and french fries for appetizers. The flat bread was good, we sent the fries back,due to the fact that they were mushy weren't fresh. We asked for ketchup when they delivered the fries- it was never brought to the table. We split the gnocchi, which was decent, we asked to have our leftovers boxed up. The server brought us the check and had thrown the food away. There was no offer for compensation.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on March 23, 2017

By far my go to spit in downtown Wilmington for any occasion! Excellent food and welcoming atmosphere 😀

Tags: Local Ingredients, Business Meals, Great for Outdoor Dining, Outstanding Value, Casual, Fit for Foodies
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