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1857 Jackson House, Dover, DE

1857 Jackson House

4.6
4.6
66 Reviews
$30 and under
Comfort Food
At 1857 Jackson House it is our desire to bring the best food and hospitality we can to the state's capital and community of Dover. Our menu is fun yet creative, seasonal and mainly focused on elevated comfort foods with the Jackson House touch.
Our dishes and craft cocktails are made fresh and from scratch daily. We look forward to hosting you, family, and friends.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 4 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Comfort Food
  • Hours of operation
    Tue–Thu 11:00 am–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–10:00 pm Sun 10:00 am–4:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (302) 883-3640
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress

What 66 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Delaware

    Best Overall

  • Delaware

    Best Ambiance

  • Delaware

    Good for business meals

  • Delaware

    Great for outdoor dining

66 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    This was my first visit since it reopened as Jackson House and I will visit again. I had brunch on a Saturday , scrambled eggs, avocado on toast and hash browns, which was very good. The only thing , but really a non issue , was that I looked at their menu on Facebook and the item I wanted to order wasn’t available. I wanted the egg and American cheese on a croissant. So , I am wondering if the menu fluctuates daily .

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  2. RosaM

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Cute place for a romantic date, food was amazing but small portions loved my waitress, Hannah!! Thank you

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  3. JudithS

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time I have dined here since the new ownership. Our entire party enjoyed their meal. Food was very tasty, staff is friendly and accommodating. We will definitely revisit.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The food and drinks are phenomenal. I love how Chef Chamaigne is not afraid to try something different, mix it up, and play with the menu! #SavorySweetHeat!

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  5. KristinS

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food, great atmosphere, good service. Our server wasn’t the friendliest but the hostess was super sweet.

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  6. JeremyC

    Washington DC

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    we arrived at the Jackson house at our reservation time of 9pm only to find out that they have already began the cleaning process of the dining room. all the chairs were off of the floor and on the tables. Waitress with a mop staring us up and down. We felt very awkward and out of place. We were told we had to eat at the bar. While this is not at all what we had in mind we ended up walking out. Why offer a reservation for 9pm if you can not provide the meal in the dining room. If I wanted to eat at a bar I would have gone to a bar. Very very disappointing as we drove over 2 1/2 hours to eat at this establishment as we had business in Dover for the weekend.

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  7. JeffH

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Valentine's dinner, place was busy, staff was very attentive and food was very good.

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  8. NancyQ

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and service is always good at 1857 Jackson House. Their salads are just the right size with shredded lettuce under toppings of your choice. The sandwiches and entries are freshly made and the wait staff is attentive and accommodating. Inside it feels cozy with the new banquet seating, and when the weather is warm the porch is a favorite.

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  9. Rachel

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Came here to celebrate my birthday with TEN friends, and it did not disappoint! I believe I was the only one who had been there before, but my friends got a good initiation; always nice to be able to share dishes in a group so that you can try different things! The cocktails were creative and delicious (and PINK)! I wouldn't normally order a drink with egg whites, but the "Honey, I'm Nuts" name was too good to pass up. Our server, Ava, did a great job!

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  10. PeggyM

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, great service! We will definitely be back!

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    14 reviews

    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on February 6, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    I loved the non-alcoholic cocktails. The food was overall good, but the portions were quite small for the price that I paid. 

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best restaurant in Dover. Period. Food is always excellent.

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  13. loriet

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    The chicken wings we delicious. Best beignets ever! They are better than cafe du monde in New Orleans.

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  14. MichaelR

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a wonderful dinner for my wife's birthday. The staff was very attentive and the food was outstanding all around. I wonderful addition to Dover and it is great to have a high end restaurant in the community again.

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  15. Aka1202

    Philadelphia

    15 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Very nicely decorated place with a mixture of old and new, classic and contemporary. We ate there for NYE Brunch and they offered a prefixe menu which I thought was a bit pricey for $80pp. Went for ala carte and the food was delicious except for the calamari which was salty and with very scant serving. I recommend eating their waffles:). This is my 3rd time to be here and got the slowest service for our food which took more than 25 Minutes of waiting time and we might have been the only party there to start the day. However, that doesn’t take away the gem of a place that this restaurant offers. Good cocktails, ambience in the heart of Dover. Let’s support local!!!

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  16. DJCM

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was delicious. Everything was fresh. Ava, our server, was very helpful with making suggestions. Staff was friendly and polite. The place was decorated tastefully for the holidays and the noise level was minimal. Overall one of the best places I have found in Dover for a nice meal.

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  17. LindaP

    Atlantic City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The hostess was less than special. Tried to seat us in the small cold dining room instead of the main dining room however we were seated in the main dining room after a second look at our reservation. Our waitress was great and our scallops were wonderful. We definitely will go back

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  18. Pamela

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is quickly becoming my favorite restaurant for the girls and I to reconnect and enjoy conversation! The food was superb, our waitress was very attentive and our chef deserves recognition! Keep being great!

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  19. HeideL

    Wilmington

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 26, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great dinner. Beautiful building. We told the hostess we reserved through Open Table, but she didn’t seem interested in that. Then we depart after dinner to find we were marked as a “no show”.

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Overall it was a great time! The food was good but a little overpriced. For two apps, two drinks, and a dessert it was over $90. The ambiance was great but the chairs were a bit uncomfortable for anything longer than an hour. I would recommend going but it may not be a place I frequent on a regular basis.

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  21. joanne

    Philadelphia

    65 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    65 reviews

    Dined on December 14, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    server was not as attentive as we expected. Also, took quite a while for our drink order to be served. And, our entree came out before our salad. Not our usual experience at Jackson House.

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  22. DeborahF

    New York City

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 12, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was our second visit. Excellent place! Love the Mocktails too.

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  23. whiterice

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was amazing and service was outstanding! Def will return soon!

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was amazing definitely coming again ,great food and service!!

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  25. KenH

    Philadelphia

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    1875 Jackson House never disappoints! I'll be back again soon!

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  26. BWDover

    Philadelphia

    131 reviews

    5.0

    131 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very nice Brunch for four people. Good food and great service.The pumpkin, cheesecake muffin was particularly good.

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  27. SteveB

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We had a great meal and excellent service What more can you

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  28. ValerieC

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 8, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    This was my first visit to this restaurant. Overall it was very good. Just be careful if you need more salad dressing as it is $1,00 to $4.00 additional on your bill. Also, I ordered the chicken wings - cost $20, for 6 wings (two of the wings were broken, damaged birds), no thanks. Went with a friend, who said lets meet at another restaurant for our next meeting.

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Quick to own up and fix keying something in wrong. Very nice setting. Food is good and hoping it will just get better over time.

    1 person found this helpful

  30. Pamela

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I brought my friends there after being wowed on my last visit and they too loves it! This will be our next girls day hangout spot! The pumpkin cheesecake and the brownie was outstanding! We came at the perfect time, the food tastes fresh and the service was great too.

    2 people found this helpful

  31. JulieB

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had an attentive waitress on the porch. The food was great, atmosphere was awesome and the evening was a wonderful temp.

    1 person found this helpful

  32. Pamela

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wow! Dover has long awaited a restaurant of this caliber. I love the limited menu giving me the choice of what entree you have perfected! I had the smash burger and it was the best burger I have ever tasted! It was a little loud when I was first seated but by my party arrived it quieted down granted there was a large party across from me. The upscale dining in a quaint atmosphere was a double blessing! I made a reservation through Open Table and glad it did! I hope more choices like this pop up around the area! Kudos to the chef and our waitress Haley! Keep being great!

    2 people found this helpful

  33. RonRaabLong

    Philadelphia

    61 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    61 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The shrimp Po Boy was delicious! Wanted to try the Bloody Mary, but $20.00? Really?

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  34. OldeDoverDiner

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Creative dishes (especially for Dover) in one of the neatest locations in the city.

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was delicious!

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  36. Nick

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is the new best restaurant in Dover. Food is the same caliber as the beaches down south, but in the setting of old Dover. Cocktails were excellent (I had an Old Fashioned, wife had French 75). Ordered the Charcuterie Board for appetizer and finished everything but the garnish. The stone ground creamy mustard was surprisingly good. Ordered the Arugula salad, Scallops, and Cubano for main course. All terrific. The main knock my wife and I have on living around Dover is the lack of any nicer places for dining. This is the first big step in the right direction in the last six years we've lived here. Certainly the new favorite.

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  37. Snowhawk

    Philadelphia

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on September 12, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This restaurant has a lovely ambience and a limited but delicious menu. It has enough options to meet the needs of almost anyone's dietary wants/requirements. Server was nice but they are perhaps a little short staffed (who isn't these days). Food came promptly and all members of my party enjoyed their entrees. My friend did not like the blackberry cordial mocktail--thought it was a bit sour but it may just have been not the drink for her. The main room can be a bit noisy. When the weather is nice, there is some lovely outside seats though. This was my third visit to this establishment and once again, I was thoroughly pleased.

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  38. BillD

    Philadelphia

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 6, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Good food, quiet place and definitely will be coming back not to many nice dinner places in Dover

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  39. Spectacular

    New York City

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a lovely building and a terrific menu. More importantly, the food was truly superb. Between 4 of us we shared a Cesar salad and smoke wings with Raspberry sauce. I then had the scallops, some of best ever. We finished with an amazing concoction called Meyer Lemon cheesecake. The service was friendly and excellent. We will surely be back

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  40. JonW

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A well-needed and much appreciated dining experience for Dover; food is top-notch and facility is well-maintained!

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FAQs

1857 Jackson House is rated 4.6 stars by 66 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 4 times today
Google Map for 1857 Jackson House

144 Kings Hwy SW, Dover, DE 19901-7308

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Dover
  • Hours of operation
    Tue–Thu 11:00 am–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–10:00 pm Sun 10:00 am–4:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Comfort Food
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    None
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Vegan, Wine
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