So , I was actually looking for a place to eat on my GPS . I was feeling for some Italian . Possibly pizza . I saw this place called Lorenzo's , now , my friends , as a nickname call me Lorenza .. spanish for Lauren . I just had to go here , after all , it was .. LORENZO !!! So , I went here , and I was originally trying to find a place in New Castle (because that is where I work) but apparently this is like a 2 min drive away from New Castle, so , I walked in , and it was a rather large place for a pizza joint . Tons of tables ( the orange kind , you know ? ) only brownish I believe . Really nice people work there , and I saw that a pepperoni roll was only like 2.50 so , I got 2 (thinking I could finish them!) well, I did , but man was I stuffed ! And I got a water. They were the BEST pepperoni rolls I have ever eaten ! Delicious !
Favorite Dish: Pepperoni Rolls
Applebees is a family favorite with us. Wherever we visit, we can find good food and relaxing, casual atmosphere at one of the neighborhood grills.
The center of the restaurant is a bar with bar stools from which customers can drink or order a meal. In a u-shape around the bar are small tables with high chairs (yuppie seats) where usually the young adults sit and have a meal along with their drink. Around the bar and these small tables are the booths and large tables for the family diners. These seats are much more comfortable for older boned people so we usually seat out in the booths.
The menu is given on the website below, so I will not repeat it here.
I usually go for anything they have that involves lettuce and chicken like the Chicken Caesar salad. I get my proteins and my greens and a full stomach. My wife tends toward either the fish dish like the Filet of Sole or the pork dish like the BBQ Spare-ribs. She is a five-napkin ribs eater. For beverage, we like the sweet tea or hot coffee and for dessert they have a great Hot AppleCrumb Cake with Caramel syrup over vanilla ice cream.
The atmosphere is basically family diner with freindly and efficient waitresses and good cooks who serve up tasty food in a short amount of time. (They now have call-ahead where you can call in your meal order and then come in and pick it up).
The pricing is reasonable. We are usually under $25 for two people for dinner.
This restaurant is about as fancy as it gets on Main Street. You can show up in jeans or a suit and no one bats an eye. Caffe Gelato is known locally for 2 things: it's ice cream (which isn't exactly Italian gelato, but it's close) and a great wine list.
We had a pleasent dinner and the service was great. The only downfall is that the dining room is fairly small and it felt a bit cramped. Food was excellent!
Favorite Dish: The rack of lamb is superb. Get it rare and it's extremely tender. For desert get the "Quatro", it's a selection (you choose) of 4 gelato flavors. You get a small scoop of all 4 and it's just enough of the rich flavors to not be overwhelming.
Close to the University, but not on Main Street, the Trap is a great spot for a casual dinner or nice lunch. The restaurant offers a full bar, with a good selection on draught. Food is inexpensive and the service is quick and friendly. The restaurant is well-known for it's seafood, offering nice fish dishes and plenty of local crab and clam choices.
The Trap Seafood Restaurant is open daily from 11AM until midnight. Reservations are suggested on Fridays. Saturdays & Holidays.
Favorite Dish: The Maryland blue crab bisque is wonderful with large pieces of crab meat and a thick, cream broth.
Peace A Pizza offers gourmet pizzas which are pretty good. Honestly, I'd take a simple Grottos Pizza over one of the gourmet types. The prices are a bit high for a slice, but there is usually a large selection of unique toppings and cheeses.
Worth a try if you're a big pizza buff.
Brew Haha is a cozy coffeehouse on Main Street in Newark, very close to the University. Between the wood floors and the fireplace, the cafe is a comfortable place where you'll find a lot of students during the school year. There's also a nice patio with plenty of seating to enjoy when the weather is nice. As you sit inside, enjoy some light jazz music as you relax with a book.
Brew Haha feels like a traditional coffeehouse with couches and a warm feeling. The staff is friendly and won't bother you if you just order one small coffee and then stay for 3 hours.
Don't miss the peanut butter cookies, especially right after they come out of the oven.
Favorite Dish: Some nice lunch-type foods, fresh baked pastries and cookies and great espresso coffee drinks.
Lettuce Feed You is a small Delaware chain (I only know of one other location, up in Wilmington) and offers the best salads and sandwiches in the area. Salads are made while you wait and you can pick exactly what you want in it or order one from their menu. Sandwiches and soups are very good and always fresh.
Not overly expensive, I think the owners understand that most of their customers are college kids or university staff. The only problem is it closes kind of early on weekdays, so it's more of a lunch spot than a place for a light dinner.
Klondike Kate's is on Main Street in Newark and occupies an old Victorian building. Kate's has been a tavern, a hotel and now a restaurent/bar. It originally opened in 1757 and in the early 20th century was used as a local jail.
Food is good and decently priced. Drinks are a little pricey, but the bar offers a nice wine list.
Favorite Dish: Kate's makes a nice cheesesteak and has some unique, yummy salads.
Iron Hill Brewery is a small chain in Delaware and Pennsylvania. There are usually 6 to 10 homemade brews on draught, my favorite being the Raspberry Wheat.
Dinners are good, but quite expensive. I would suggest dropping in for a drink and an appetizer at the bar.
A unique bar and restaurant in an old warehouse, I have been wanting to visit Timothy's for months. It is a few blocks off the beaten path, but worth the walk for the good food an friendly atmosphere. We sat on the back deck above the creek and enjoyed excellent hot wings ($8) along with a crab cake sandwich ($12) and a bison burger ($9). In my opinion, the food was excellent, and the atmosphere was very good. After our meal, we sat at the bar, had a few beers (Shiner Bock - $3.50, Yuengling - $3.50, and Blue Moon - $4.25), and enjoyed the atmosphere.
Timothy's is less than a mile from Main St Newark and fairly close to the university campus. The restaurant offers typical fare along with a few nice alternatives (bison burgers, veggie choices) and a wide array of beers of draft. During nice weather, you can sit outside on the deck, overlooking the White Clay Creek. Aside from regular dining, a second floor banquet area holds 150 people for parties and functions.
If you're in the mood to relax and enjoy the company of others, or a 350 gallon fish tank full of fish from the White Clay Creek, the downstairs bar is a nice spot. If you're in the mood to play some pool, foosball, or other video games, the upstairs bar is available. Late night Dj and dancing is also very popular upstairs because of the spacious area available.
Favorite Dish: Bison Burger and Hot Wings are great here.
Built in 1851, this restaurant serves as a local hangout for upperclassmen, grad students and faculty at the university. The tavern offers a nice lunch and dinner menu, along with weeknight specials (all you can eat wings, half price nachos, etc). The bar offers a nice selection of draft beers and bottles, along with the usual mixed beverages.
On the weekends, stop by for live music upstairs. Arrive before 8 and miss the cover charge!
Delaware's small Mexican restaurant chain called La Tolteca, has a very good location in Newark. We stopped in for a late lunch of Enchiladas Poblanas including two chicken enchiladas with mole poblano, cheese, onion and rice ($5.99) and Special Lunch #7 which consisted of one quesadilla, enchilada, and a chalupa (5.99). The enchiladas were "fantastic" and "extremely satisfying" while the #7 special was also very good. With our meals we enjoyed a tasty frozen raspberry margarita and a lime margarita on the rocks ($5.50 each).
This Tolteca location is very deceiving but nice. From the outside it just looks like a small grocery store in a shopping plaza. Once on the inside you'll realize this is a very nice, and large restaurant. Besides the bar and seating area in the front, the rear of the location has a large dining room with an upstairs area including a 360 degree balcony. All very pleasant and modern.
Matilda's is similar to Outback Steakhouse in terms of menu and decor. The waiter there even has an Aussie accent.
We had pulled pork and pulled chicken sandwiches for $6.99 each (including fries) and Yuengling draft (only $2 for 16 oz and $2.75 for 22 oz).
The food was pretty good, the service slow.
They have 8 or 10 TVs in the bar area, plus plenty of seating, so it's a good spot to catch the game.
This 2 story tavern has been occupied by many different businesses in its long history, but has been known to students and locals as Kate's for sometime now. A great place to stop in after a university tour, or in the evenings for a good samling of the college scene. Very strict ID policies enforced during the school year to curb undereage drinking. I had some of the greatest times of my life at this watering hole, I still refer to it as my favorite bar.
Favorite Dish: Kate's has the best wings in town if you are looking for a quick appetizer or a meal.