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About Iron Hill Brewery - Newark

Welcome to Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant in Newark, where you'll find fresh handcrafted beers, creative yet informal New American Cuisine & friendly & attentive service in a casual, upscale atmosphere.
We've been voted Best Overall Restaurant and Best Brewpub by the readers of Delaware Today.

Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant is a non-smoking environment, with smoking allowed in designated outdoor areas only, however cigar & pipe smoking is prohibited. Reservations & "Call Aheads" are accepted for lunch & dinner seven days a week. We accept all major credit cards & are handicapped accessible.

147 East Main Street
Newark, DE 19711
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
American, Brewery, Burgers

Hours of Operation:
Monday – Thursday: 11:30 am – Midnight
Friday: 11:30 am – 1:00 am
Saturday: 11:00 am – 1:00 am
Sunday 11:00 am – 11:00 pm

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(302) 266-9000

Website:
http://www.ironhillbrewery.com/newark/

Parking Details:
There is a parking lot located behind the restaurant and street parking is available along Main Street. We also validate parking in all City of Newark parking garages.

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Iron Hill Brewery - Newark Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.5

ambience

4.2

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

97% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (34)
Great Beer (31)
Good for Groups (24)
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Bar Seating (21)
Good for a Date (21)
Fun (20)
Great for Lunch (20)
Good for Birthdays (17)
Comfort Food (17)
Neighborhood Gem (17)
Special Occasion (16)
Happy Hour (11)
Business Meals (10)
Sunday Lunch (10)
Fit for Foodies (10)
Kid-friendly (9)
Great for Outdoor Dining (9)
Pre/post Theatre (9)
Vibrant Bar Scene (9)
Good for Anniversaries (8)
Cozy (8)
People Watching (8)
Hot Spot (7)
Quick Bite (7)
Worth the Drive (7)
Creative Cuisine (6)
Healthy (6)
Authentic (5)
Late-night Find (5)
Live Sports (5)
Romantic (5)
Tasting Menu (5)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Local Ingredients (4)
Seasonal (4)
Great for Brunch (3)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Tapas (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Scenic View (2)
Spicy (2)
Live Music (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Vegan (1)
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·Dined on December 3, 2017

Make sure you dont get seated near the island in the middle of the restaurant, they do something to clean perhaps dishes with bleach and the fumes are overwhelmingly strong.
I was hoping for a better review but I seriously couldn't even taste my Jaegerschnitzel due to the strong smell of bleach behind us.
My wife wanted to leave due to the smell, my mother in law thought her burger was the best ever.
Good food. nice place to drink beer.
Just watch out where you sit.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Extensive menu with surprisingly good food for a brewery and a good selection of various different beers.

Tags: Romantic, Great for Lunch, Happy Hour, Creative Cuisine, Quick Bite, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 20, 2017

Food was just okay. Credit card machine was down during our time there, which caused our server to panic when it came time to generate a check. The Restaurant should have a plan for times like that, because that sort of thing is bound to occur.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Everything was good, nothing to rave about. A little pricy for standard fare.

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 (Birmingham)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Iron Hill never disappoints. I'm a HUGE fan of their meatloaf, but I wasn't hungry enough to order on this visit so I tried the Hawaiian Pig pizza. It was spicy and went really well with the beermosa I tried for the first time. The beermosa was amazing! My son had the fish and chips, which were both perfectly cooked and the tartar sauce was something special.

The service from the bar was a little slow, but it was a busy Friday night, so I'll cut them some slack. Other than the service was very good.

Tags: Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Casual
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Always like the wait staff but the hostesses need more training or better personalities-and this is the only place that frequently neglects to enter Open Table reservations.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Cozy, Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Good Vegetarian Options, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Our server, James, was personable and lively! He knew the menu and made excellent recommendations. The food was delicious. The mushroom soup is out of this world yummy! The wings were crispy and full of flavor. Thanks for suggesting them James. The staff interacts well with one another- that’s nice to see.

Tags: Seasonal, Healthy, Business Meals, Happy Hour, Fun, Tapas, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Live Sports, Late-night Find, Cozy
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Outstanding food and service I have come to expect and appreciate over many years of dining at Iron Hill.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 5, 2017

We were excited to try out this restaurant, as the reviews were phenomenal. Personally, I thought it was good but the prices are extremely high for what you're getting and for the service and atmosphere. Our drink prices were astromical, $17.50 for a double vodka with a splash of cranberry. Everyone enjoyed the food, but not worth the amount you spend. The timing was off with salads before your meal, got both at the same time. They need to spruce up service if you're going to charge these types of prices. It just seems like they squeezed tons of tables in a small place too, a bit uncomfortable for our larger party.

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·Dined on November 5, 2017

Experience is always good although they use far too much salt in everything they prepare, including the salad. Maybe it's to get you to drink more beer.

Tags: Casual, Tasting Menu, Late-night Find, People Watching, Great Beer
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 4, 2017

We brought our son for his 21st birthday. It was a great evening. Large beer selection, great menu. We all enjoyed our meals and they even brought our son his dessert with a candle and on the House. Waitress was knowledgeable and pleasant. It was a great night. We will probably go back.

Tags: Good for a Date, Great Beer, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Our favorite spot to eat on Main Street Newark. Many of the wait staff know us by name and greet us with genuine warmth and friendliness.

Tags: Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays, Disabled Access, Great for Lunch, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Kid-friendly, Pre/post Theatre, Bar Seating, Seasonal, Great Beer
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·Dined on October 25, 2017

It was good for the most part. We were celebrating a birthday and had a relatively big party of 14 people. Our server seemed somewhat annoyed the first 30 minutes he took care of us. Lightened up a little over the course of the dinner but overall was not very friendly. Food came out fast, was very tastey. Drinks were great, and everyone at the table was satisfied. I just wish our server was a little more friendly. Being a server myself I know how much of a difference it can make when you are nice to your table, especially those who are celebrating something. Will be back for sure!

Tags: Good for Groups, Great Beer, Fun, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 25, 2017

Once again, the Iron Hill Brewery - Newark has created a wonderful evening meal. The welcome was, well, welcoming and the waiter was prompt, efficient and quite pleasant. The food was delicious and our evening was perfect.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 22, 2017

The only word I can say is underwhelming. A tired chain restaurant with mediocre food and atmosphere...I'm not rushing back any time soon.

Tags: Kid-friendly
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Always decent , a lot to choose from on the menu. Something for everyone. Service is usually pretty good, attentive. The only misses we talked about are the desserts. The lemon pie is the only one we liked. The triple chocolate Hill is so cloyingly sweet, you can’t taste chocolate and the apple crisp, not crisp and apples were tough. We eat here often so, the desserts we’ve tried hoping there would be improvement. Oh well.
We will return, it’s a reliable “go to” place locally.

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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Always good

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Always consistent.

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·Dined on October 15, 2017

Iron Hill has always been one of my favorites. My only real complaints are the prices have dramatically increased, and they completely changed the hummus appetizer, which before that, the dish was my favorite thing on the menu!

Tags: Good for a Date, Kid-friendly, Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Great Beer
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on October 15, 2017

We were in Newark for Parents Weekend, and we decided at the last minute to go to Iron Hill for an after-concert dinner. The food was excellent, the server was great. The only problem, and this has happened each time I have been there (three times), is that they keep us waiting at least 15 minutes past when our reservation is before seating us. It wasn't a problem on this trip, since we had a drink at the bar, but it has happened all three times, so it makes me wonder if the restaurant is bad at managing their reservations.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Great Beer, Bar Seating, People Watching, Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Overall really good. The mixed cocktails weren’t very good. 5 of us ordered the filet mignon and it was either really tender but like warm or very chewy and dry. The rest of the entrees were great

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Excellent service with excellent food! Reservation got us seated right away.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Daughter birthday

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·Dined on October 14, 2017

We enjoyed the meal. They had an Octoberfest menu along with their regular menu. If you like micro brews or home brewing, they have their own selections. I thought it was more a $$$ for the cost of the menu items.

Tags: Bar Seating, Casual
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Excellent food, we loved the Octoberfest specials. Friendly service and fantastic beer selection.

Tags: Casual
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Parents and family weekend lunch. Second time dining here and we thoroughly enjoyed it again! Great new Octoberfest menu items (beer and food). Nice gluten free options. Fantastic service from Chris - one of the most attentive, knowledgeable servers we’ve had in years! Highly recommend.

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·Dined on October 14, 2017

We made a reservation for Friday, October 13 at 9pm (during Parent's weekend) - this was the earliest time available (which is understandable for the very busy weekend). However, we were saddened to see that many, many tables were empty/available when we got there at 8:30. We were starving and wanted to arrive early to sit down as soon as physically possible. Still, we waited until our reservation time. This would've been okay if 5+ tables hadn't been empty while we waited. These continued to be empty while we ate and were still empty by the time we left. This is worrisome - as many families were sent away on a "1 hour wait" (as announced by the hostesses). Additionally, it was shocking to see that there were about 6 hostesses that night, all standing behind the stand chatting... while tables just waited to be cleaned/occupied.

Other than this organization issue - we had a lovely dinner.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch
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 (New England)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Excellent server. I wish I remembered her name. She was one of the best I've had. Great food. Fun night!!

Tags: Bar Seating, Great for Outdoor Dining, Comfort Food, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Spicy, Casual, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, People Watching, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Happy Hour, Great Beer, Quick Bite, Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Fun family meal. Loud. Great Beer. Good Service. Varied menu

Tags: Bar Seating, Late-night Find, Happy Hour, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great Beer, Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Casual
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·Dined on October 13, 2017

Never been here before. The prices were decent and the food was amazing. Had a party of 8 and the service we phenomenal. Would highly recommend to anyone.

Tags: Fun, Casual, Late-night Find, Vibrant Bar Scene, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on October 13, 2017

We met our daughter here on a Friday night who is a student at UDel...very lively, casual atmosphere good for families, or a get together with friends. Food was great--service was EXCELLENT. Would def go back

Tags: Casual, Kid-friendly, Comfort Food
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Food was cooked as requested and tasted great. Waitress was very nice and offered some good recommendations when wet asked.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 11, 2017

Everything was great except for the parking. stopped in for lunch and the parking lot was full and the restaurant was not busy.

Tags: Casual, Authentic, Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Great Beer, Kid-friendly, Fun
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Prime rib sandwich was delicious. The meat was so tender that it almost melted in your mouth. The meal sandwich with side salad was a great value.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Full disclosure, this is our favorite restuarant in Newark. They craft beer are quite extensive and they always have several special brews on tap. This day I enjoyed their soup of the day, cheesesteak egg rolls and Salmon special for my entree. Soup was. Pumpkin cream. A little too sweet for my taste but very good. The cheesesteak egg rolls were also great. The Salmon came with a mustard sauce over mashed potatoes with asparagus. I happened to be drinking red wine tonight so didn’t get the chance to try the beer specials. Everything was very good. Service, as always, was very attentive, knowledgeable, and friendly. I strongly recommend Iron Hill to anyone looking for a good meal around Newark

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Tasting Menu, Worth the Drive
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 4, 2017

Food was good. Waiter was very attentive. First time there - will return when in the area.

Tags: Fun
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Ryan was our server! He is so attentive and pleasant. The food was great!

Tags: Quick Bite, Great Beer, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on September 28, 2017

Stayed in Newark with handicapped husband and had dinner here. He has difficulty with noisy restaurants and we found it quiet, food was excellent as well as the service. When in area we would definitely go there again.

Tags: Disabled Access, Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups, Casual, Great Beer, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 22, 2017

Went there for dinner and was seated in between two large tables where I could not hear my own conversation..very noisy. Ordered the $28 special of filet with macaroni and cheese and Brussel sprouts which was like getting a lunch portion, and the steak was not cooked completely..waitress was awesome and compensated for the under cooked meat...too small of portions for the price..appetizers were good.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 16, 2017

This is the first time dining at this particular location, but it was excellent, just like the one in my neighborhood.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Fun
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