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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

98% would recommend it to a friend

Great Beer (34)
Casual (29)
Good for Groups (21)
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Good for a Date (21)
Great for Lunch (21)
Comfort Food (19)
Bar Seating (17)
Good for Birthdays (15)
Fit for Foodies (14)
Fun (13)
Happy Hour (12)
Special Occasion (12)
Neighborhood Gem (11)
Cozy (10)
Vibrant Bar Scene (10)
Good for Anniversaries (10)
Business Meals (9)
Creative Cuisine (9)
People Watching (9)
Worth the Drive (9)
Kid-friendly (8)
Quick Bite (8)
Sunday Lunch (8)
Healthy (7)
Hot Spot (7)
Great for Outdoor Dining (7)
Pre/post Theatre (7)
Late-night Find (6)
Seasonal (5)
Live Sports (5)
Authentic (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Local Ingredients (3)
Romantic (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Spicy (2)
Vegan (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Live Music (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Scenic View (1)
Tapas (1)
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·Dined 3 days ago

My meal was amazing! It’s a family favorite! I make the 2 hr trip at least twice a month just for dinner and or lunch.

Tags: Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Great Beer, Fit for Foodies
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 3 days ago

Iron Hill is always a score! Thank you for the great food, awesome beer and fantastic service (to the guy with the ? tat on his arm)!!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Lunch
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 3 days ago

Iron Hill is always a go-to for date night. We can always expect good food. We ordered an artichoke pizza which was delicious, the Korean barbecue sliders were out of this world, finished with the banana cream pie in a jar which was amazing. Our server Jenny was really great and attentive. Food and service were spot on.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 5 days ago

Always delicious! Our choice for our monthly get together!!

Tags: Tasting Menu
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 13, 2018

This has become an annual meeting spot with friends because we are each an hour in opposite directions. The service is always great and friendly, and they leave us with plenty of time to catch and not feel rushed which we appreciated. Good food and different beers to sample as well

Tags: Great Beer, Comfort Food
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 10, 2018

Food and beer were delicious as always.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 7, 2018

The food and service were outstanding. Keeping in mind it was a very cold weekend in general, we were a bit surprised at how chilly the restaurant was.

Tags: Happy Hour
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Much better experience compared to our prior visit. Server was excellent!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 6, 2018

The food was great and severs were awesome!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 6, 2018

We were seated in a comfortable booth and the food was very good. Our server was very friendly and attentive and always had a smile. The only criticism is that we arrived right on time for our reservation but still had to wait 5 minutes for our table to be ready. But that is still better than the 45 minute wait they were quoting to walk-ins.

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·Dined on January 1, 2018

Outstanding service. We had questions about the lobster risotto special and the chef was kind enough to give us a taste of it before we ordered! RARE! and on New Year's Eve! We had the best time!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Cozy, Great Beer, Seasonal, Good for a Date
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 1, 2018

We went on NYE and our initial experience was great, but then our appetizers and entrees arrived prior to our beers. While the waitress was apologetic, it was in poor service.

Tags: Good for a Date, Authentic, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Great Beer, Healthy, Happy Hour
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·Dined on December 31, 2017

We went for dinner on New Year's Eve. There were several specials in addition to the regular menu. Food, quantities, and service were all very good.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Very impressed with extensive menu. Our server was very considerate and accommodating.

Tags: Business Meals, Casual, Good for a Date, Kid-friendly, Vegan, Hot Spot, People Watching, Late-night Find, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Always good food and beer. We go back often

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Food was excellent as always. Service was mediocre as the waiter was rude and obnoxious.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 19, 2017

We often frequent IHB for a quarterly family get together. One of us likes the Brewski burger, and it's usually delicious. This time, however, we asked for it medium, and it was well done. It should have been sent back right away, but we thought it would get better with another bite or two. Nope . . . thank you, however, IHB, for compensating the entire burger meal.

We'll be back!

Tags: Fun, Hot Spot, Casual, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 12, 2017

Another great evening. The food was great, as always, the service was excellent.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 10, 2017

My family moved from Phila to MD several years ago. We use DE as the middle-ground for a meeting spot. We found Iron Hill on-line and have been here many years over the years now. The food and service has always been good. On our past visit, Jenny, our server, did a wonderful job of handling all of us. Usually our group is between 6--12 people and they have always been able to accommodate us. There is something on the menu for everyone and they are not afraid to allow you to substitute or be creative. And the beer-drinkers love the beer menu. The only negatives are a large party usually gets seated in the center aisle which can be cramped and traffic-y and it is hard to get to the bathrooms. There are a LOT of restaurants north of Baltimore and south of Phila. We go here again & again. Overall, I would not hesitate to recommend this restaurant.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Great Beer, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Casual, People Watching, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Fun, Bar Seating
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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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vip
 (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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 (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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·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 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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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