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About Deer Park Tavern
are committed to satisfying our customers with great food and excellent service. We offer delicious dishes for Sunday Brunch. Whatever you're in the mood for, you can find it here! Take a look at our wonderful menu and you'll find everything that you need!
Newark, DE 19711
Hours of Operation:
Monday – Saturday: 11:30 am – 1:00 am Sunday: 9:00 am – 1:00 am
$30 and under
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
Catering options area available. Please see our website for details: http://www.deerparktavern.com/ordereze/Catering/Summary.aspx
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Late Night, Takeout, Wine
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Deer Park Tavern Ratings and Reviews
Server was great. Food was not good and was not worth the cost. I ordered the shrimp and grits. Grits very dry and shrimp and sausage was placed on top. My date ordered the hamburger. The burger arrived without any lettuce, tomatoe, ec. Not sure if that’s an additional cost. I would not recommend this place.
I spent a lot of Thursday nights at the Deer Park -- 50 years ago when I was an undergrad at Delaware. (We didn't call it UD then.) The food at "The Park" was never the attraction.
Much to my surprise, the food is front and center now. Terrific lunch menu with traditional comfort food, updated standard bar food, and also what some might call "fou-fou food." Think ham sandwich with brie, fig jam, apple slices, and crunchy lettuce. Think YUM!
Also served to our table were a steak sandwich cooked in French onion soup with more soup for dipping, a burger, and a pulled pork sandwich. Everybody loved their choice. We did think the traditional french fries were better than the "hand cut" fries; the latter were not really crispy. Two desserts were a hit: the brownie sundae and the no-flour chocolate cake.
Extensive list of beers on tap, and interesting-sounding cocktails.
It's 45 minutes from us, so I won't say we'll make a special trip. But if we're ever in Newark at mealtime, we'd definitely consider heading back to the Deer Park.
We were seated within minutes of our reservation. Waitress very friendly. According to our waitress, the kitchen was backed up which resulted in some delay between drinks and food. Our party was famished. Overall food was very good! All in all a great time with family!
We had an absolutely terrible experience at Deer park this past weekend. We were in town for Parents weekend and booked a reservation at Deer Park for 8:00pm. We arrived very hungry after the Udel football game and were told that our table was ready but the kitchen could not handle all of the food orders and we would have to wait at least 1 hour to order our food! What kind of restaurant takes a reservation and then tells you that you can't order any food! On top of this, they didn't even offer us a free drink or anything to make up for the issue. Our waitress just acted like it was a regular occurrence. If you go on a busy weekend, there is no guarantee you will get to order any food. We will never go there again.
Visited for parent's day at UD. We got there at the perfect time - it got crazy busy about a half hour after we got there. Food was good, service was pretty quick. We were seated right by the front door (even though many other tables were available), which was kind of a pain...especially since we had reservations. Otherwise, a decent evening.
Not easy getting in as huge '90s party going on upstairs and rope line going down the street for partygoers. But inside we were seated quickly in a fairly quiet spot (despite loud music upstairs) and the service was excellent. We ordered roasted beet salads, a veggie burger and a pulled pork sandwich along with appetizers and drinks, and all was quite delicious. Prices are not bad - for our meals, four beers and two whiskeys the total came to about $90 before tip for four people. I would definitely recommend this place but if you're going on a Saturday night, in this college town, you will do well to get a reservation. I'll definitely be back (but not in '90s regalia!).
The bar/drinking atmosphere was great, however, the food was not great. The chowder & bisque were both flavorless and starchy. The crab dip was decent, but the "loaded" tots we ordered were more like "sprinkled" and dried out. Aside from the dip, the food was not worth the price. We will not be back to eat. 💔
We had dinner at Deer Park Tavern after moving our son into his dorm at UD. Our server was great. Very friendly, professional and fast. We sat outside, since it was a beautiful evening. There were only a couple of things that made the dinner less than 5 stars: a very loud, long freight train that came through, and a little while later, a large group on Harley Davidsons pulled in. That was pretty minor, though - the train went past quickly, and the motorcycles were only noisy because the group was pulling into the Tavern for dinner. The food was excellent, especially the oysters. I liked that the outside seating is very dog friendly. My son misses our border collie, but he got to pet a couple and two labrador retrievers as well. Overall I give it two thumbs up, and we'll probably be back when we come down for Parents' Weekend.
I went to the University of Delaware many years ago when the Deer Park was just a dive bar with George Thorogood popping in. What a change!
The food is great, and the service is as well. We now make it a point to plan our Sunday breakfasts at the Deer Park after our (2) annual reunion weekends.
Had a chance to meet a friend from college for lunch and decided to go to the Deer Park for old times! It was Tuesday and half price Burger day. The burgers were fantastic! However service was extremely slow. Had to flag someone down to get our order and took a long time to get our food!
Mother's day was quiet for us this year. We got to Newark early, walked up and down Main Street and was still a bit too early for our reservation. Due to just two of us I am sure...no problem getting seated early. Our hostess was very nice, our server, awesome and we dined well. Always like a reason to head to Newark and Deer Park is a good one!
Had brunch. Food was great. Atmosphere was fun downstairs with live music, unfortunately they stuck us upstairs which was cold, with no atmosphere and bad piped in music. Note to self, request seat downstairs. Upstairs would have been good for a private party. Reservations can be made online which was convenient.
We ate here for Easter brunch. Portions were a little small but the food was very good and reasonably priced. Very attentive and personable waiter gave great service. Very nice atmosphere and the Bloody Mary Bar was a unique added twist to the dining experience. Definitely would go again.
Restaurant is located in the heart of a college town but attracts not just college students but people of all ages. It's a bar slash restaurant to love the fact that they have a popcorn machine to help yourself. Service was very good and the waiter was very attentive to our needs. We both thoroughly enjoyed our meals. I had the Mahi Tacos with dirty rice and enjoyed it.
Made a reservation for 4 for dinner. Arrived a few minutes early, seated right away. Hostess seated us in a booth near rear bar and ladies bathroom. Not too happy sitting in a booth. When waitress came to take drink order, I asked if we could move to a nearby table I noticed was available. They accommodated my request and we ordered. Food was ok, nothing to get excited about. Ordered my steak medium, came out well and little dry. Waitress was pleasant, atmosphere was as expected for a Saturday evening. I give it a 3 out of 5.
While driving to DC decided to take a swing by a college restaurant/bar from college days. Wednesdays are half priced nachos, chicken quesadilla and $2 tacos. In addition, they have a NY Strip Steak for $15.99. Substituted the potatoes first a side salad. It also came with freshly made sautéed vegetables which were great. The steak was cooked exactly to my liking too. Service good and it was busy. Free popcorn too!
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