Banks' Seafood Kitchen & Raw Bar

4.5
3606 Reviews
$31 to $50
Seafood
Banks' Seafood Kitchen & Raw Bar is a casual, upscale seafood eatery & hot spot on the river. Adjacent to the Riverwalk, Banks' Seafood Kitchen & Raw Bar has become THE place for lunch, dinner, cocktails, and late night in the City of Wilmington. The chic atmosphere, fresh raw bar, award-winning crab cakes, outstanding lobsters, and other imaginatively prepared seafood, great martinis, and 50 wines by the glass are some of the keys to an exciting experience.

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Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 3606 people are saying
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ThomasS
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Be prepared to spend a little extra but it's well worth the price.

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vipIdalucia
Philadelphia
174 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

It started out with excellent service and I would have given it a 5 if the table had been cleared properly between courses.
The food was very good with the exception of the small piece of overcooked tile fish. I expected better from a $36.00 dish. My husband loved his very deeply fried soft shell crab, which I thought was a bit dry and also over cooked.

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MichaelK
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply our go-to place for fresh seafood and raw bar. Never disappoints.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great friends’ get together after almost 2 years.

Thank you to the chef for accommodating our special request for grilled oysters.

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SuzanneO
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a Pleasant lunch the food was good. I would go back again.

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CindyD
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

My friend’s tuna taco was over spiced and cooked too long.

I would have enjoyed myself more if servers wore masks.

Covid is a big deal. Servers are close to their customers. They can’t be six feet away so a mask would be appreciated.

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LaurenY
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food5service2ambience4

The food was outstanding. However I made this reservation for my boyfriend for his birthday a week in advance. We each got the lobster dish and spent $200 plus dollars but I didn’t find that our experience felt special in any way. Our server wasn’t very welcoming and certainly didn’t even recognize our dining occasion. In future, for special occasions— I’ll opt to dine elsewhere

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the experience, Andrew is the best!

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Miranda
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall2food3service4ambience3

I had high hopes for this restaurant as I'd heard great reviews, but it wasn't meant to be. The staff was friendly. We were seated quickly and our server arrived shortly thereafter. My boyfriend and I ordered drinks, an appetizer, and entrees. The drinks were fine, but our appetizer was nearly frozen solid in the middle. Our server asked if we wanted the "kitchen to make a fresh batch" but we declined as our entrees arrived at the same time. While the appetizer was removed from the bill, the manager did not come over at any point to apologize for the error. The entrees were good, but small given the price.

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vipPerfect
Philadelphia
23 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We Love this restaurant and this visit was one of our best. The food is always fantastic, beautifully presented & delicious!!! The server - Ryan was Phenomenal!!! He adapted immediately to our spirit of fun, joked with us, checked on us frequently and met
Our every desire even taking pictures for us. Thanks for a fantastic birthday Ryan!!!

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JimP
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Crab cakes are the best. The cole slaw had way too much vinegar. It even looked unhappy. That is why the 4 rating.

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vipAlan
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently great food & service. One of our favorite places!

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ChrisM
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Our Anniversary dinner couldn’t be nicer!
The food tasted great and the presentation was lovely.
We will recommend this restaurant.

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LJon
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Can't say enough good about Banks--food, ambience, outdoor seating by river and our server John G were all outstanding!

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CarolL
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best seafood ever! Server was excellent and very efficient. Will certainly come back.

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LornaS
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

I enjoyed everything. The only thing is I have allergies. There were dogs in there. One was a service dog but one was a small poodle. There should be designated areas for animals to be with owners as well as a way for them to get in and out that doesn't involve them to be free to walk or be anywhere in the restaurant. I am confused you can't smoke or have a smoking area outside but animals that are not service dogs can be anywhere. The service and food was very good. The value of the food was good. I can see going there again. Just next time I will have to wear my contacts to make sure I don't have a really bad allergy reaction.

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vipSusan
Baltimore
12 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was attentive and helpful. The food was excellent. I had the salmon,oysters and the chocolate truffles.

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vipjsk1946
Philadelphia
31 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience4

The food here is outstanding. They are having major problems with service and their systems. We are all retired, so we can spend two and a half hours on dinner, and for me the excellence of the food will draw me back. But if you're in a rush, or very hungry, you might want to give this a miss.

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vipKirk
Philadelphia
51 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bank’s is consistently excellent. Food and service is always top notch. Chef Banks.has a very goo d operation!

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vipGregB
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and great food. Loved every minute of our visit. Can’t wait to go back for the lobster cioppino!

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vipLaurenW
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always enjoyable. The crab cake salad is my favorite and my son loves the lobster. We had several oysters as well as the crab dip. We were celebrating his 17th birthday and it was an enjoyable evening. My only complaint was the very loud woman at the table next to ours but that's not the fault of the restaurant!

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VictorB
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent oysters and shrimp cocktail, fantastic Tuna entree and my date ordered the Surf & Turf which she said was excellent!!! The surprise of the night was how incredible the roasted beets appetizer was!!! WOW!!!

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Delicious fresh seafood! Excellent oyster selection.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and service was great I will come back.

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KAW14
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Food was very good and the water view is very nice. Only slight miss was dessert. Prices are a tad high. Table service was excellent.

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munchie
Philadelphia
23 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

lets take our time the costs justifies a relaxed atmospher

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vipLauraP
Philadelphia
50 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We met friends for dinner and enjoyed as usual a delightful meal. I love their lobster roll sandwiches which are only on the lunch menu but they were willing to make it me.

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UvonneM
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The server Ryan was very friendly and the steak was perfect.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my second time here, and I brought my friends for their first time. Everyone enjoyed themselves

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APFARMS
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Good was fantastic. Service was friendly and to the point. Several staff wished my husband happy birthday and they gave him a box of chocolates as a birthday present. We will definitely be back.

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1sttimeatbanks
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were going to a concert and were looking for a seafood restaurant to get dinner before the show. The experience was great from beginning to end. The food was delicious and our server Paige was the best!

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vipDEdiner
Philadelphia
82 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My friend and I had a wonderful dinner with excellent service.

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vipsuburbanite
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

But way to cold in restaurant

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

A very nice evening out thanks to Banks!

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience5

Food is always great. Service this visit was not up to par as usual. Also looked like portions were smaller. Got crab cakes and were delicious as usual but very small.

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DeaD
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a wonderful dining experience to celebrate a birthday with family and friends.

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ToddW
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappointed, food is top notch and the service is great.

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vipdennisd
Atlantic City
12 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience5

food was excellent. got seated right away, however no one came to our table to even give us water for 25 minutes.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Just way too pricey for the quantity and quality.

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Tbr7
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Went for lunch. Excellent service from our waiter- Sean. Food was delicious and a good variety of seafood. Atmosphere-- great water views.

FAQs

Banks' Seafood Kitchen & Raw Bar offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (302) 777-1500.

Banks' Seafood Kitchen & Raw Bar is rated 4.5 stars by 3606 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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