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    Water Works Cafe: Good Service, nice view....

    by tpangelinan Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    On a river bank, the view is splendid. The service is usually 4 Star. The food, however was not impressive. My crab cakes were REALLY BAD. Burned, and all bread, no crab. I told the waiter to please take them back, and tell the manager what I think of his bread cakes. Mikes steak was bland, over cooked, and kind of tuff. Did I mention the steak was $30.00? No salad with dinner, shared vegetables and potato, hmmm.
    We were not impressed. They gave me a cup of Seafood Bisque for free, and I was hard pressed to find any seafood in that bisque, however the broth and celery were very comforting at the time. The bread was good....but not good enough to ever bring me back there. It was our third visit, and we have noticed a severe decline in the decor and the food each visit.

    Favorite Dish: Drinks and dessert, if you dare.

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    Timothy's Bar and Grill: You can dine out side by the river walk.

    by tpangelinan Written Aug 3, 2003

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    Dining at Timothy's

    Lots of good food, great seafood and soups. The crab on english muffins is wonderful, but the new lump crab cakes are best!

    Favorite Dish: Three Cheese Chicken
    Char-grilled chicken breast topped with monterey jack cheese, mozzarella and cheddar cheese garnished with hickory smoked bacon
    $12.99
    Crab Melt
    Crab Imperial topped with tomato and monterey jack cheese, served on an open faced toasted English muffin
    $8.99

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    Iron Hill Brewery: Nice River View, Beer, and Pizza- ah, NIce!

    by Rhondaj Updated Nov 16, 2003

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    Iron Hill Brewery

    I've been to the Iron Hill Breweries in West Chester and Newark, and this one is just as fine, with the added benefit of a spectacular view of the Wilmington skyline. There are two outdoor eating areas. On ground level and a second level balcony. The interior features are inviting, with rich mahogany paneling, slate flooring and copper ceilings. The second floor has a bar with a few televisions for sports watchers.
    Service is friendly and efficient.

    Favorite Dish: Good sandwich choices and brick-oven pizza. Lots of brews to try out!

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    Del Rose Cafe: For drinks only! I hear the Bands are good.

    by tpangelinan Written Mar 5, 2006

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    Del Rose Cafe

    Del Rose Cafe

    Trolley Square’s award winning music venue and fine dining.
    Been here a long time, personally I think you have to be pretty drunk to like the food here. Drinks were good though! Some folks love it. Sauce was sour, I never like that. Anti pasta was huge, get it to share. Like cole slaw, it's all chopped up, not my bag at all, Aunt Pat didn't even eat half of it. Crab Spagetti was fishy. Ravioli was OK, Olive Garden is better. Sorry Del Rose, I hear you have great bands, but I would skip it for a meal.

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    Catherine Rooney's: Irish Pub at it's best

    by tpangelinan Written Mar 4, 2006

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    Named after their Irish grandmothers....ahh how can you not love that? Family, history, devotion, it has it all in an Irish Pub, Trendy way. Irish Pubs are a local thing, lots of Irish folks in this state.

    Favorite Dish: They have lots of good food, try the nachos and an apple martini!

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    Just Desserts Cafe: My choice for Sunday brunch in Trolley Square

    by hochbeam Updated Oct 26, 2002

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    On Sunday mornings, I sit here with my paper and enjoy delicious coffee and a very fine piece of quiche, or eggs and hash browns. The service is always cheery. I carefully avoid looking at the baked goods when I'm paying, because they're overwhelmingly tempting. They've now expanded their hours to include dinner, and they serve a nice vegetarian lasagna. Check the web site for special events as well.

    Favorite Dish: The quiche has an outstanding homemade quality. Selections change from week to week.

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    Bangkok House: Best Thai Food in North Delaware

    by tpangelinan Written Mar 4, 2006

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    Bangkok House

    So great! This is a very authentic Thai Restaurant. The people who own it close on a whim and go toThailand when ever they feel the urge. Even people from Thailand eat here because it reminds them of home.

    Favorite Dish: Peanut Sauce and Chicken Panang are works of culinary art. Yum-Sum like it hot! I believe this is a family owned operation, two women doing everything so go with time and patience on you side. The chicken curry is very nice too. Get three or four things and share. The folks who run this place have an all you can eat Thai buffet at the Riverfront Market during the week also. Very reasonable at lunch, dinner is a little pricy, but worth the expense.

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    Walters Steak House: Food is pretty good, expensive, and slow service

    by tpangelinan Written Mar 4, 2006

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    Walter's Steak House

    The food is pricy. We have eaten here six or seven times. Ever since our favorite waiter Rob left, it's just not the same. The filet with the white lumb crab meat on top is good, but at $36.00, it should be good. Make a reservation if you go, and have an appletini, apple pucker and grey goose, but have it at the bar. Set aside lots and lots of time to have dinner, as it is super slow, and can take three or four hours to get your complete dinner here from appetizers to dessert. The Constantinou family is famous for beef here in Wilmington, so the food is excellent. Not for the faint of wallet.
    M-Th 5-10pm F-Sa 5-11pm Su 4-10pm
    Reservations are Recommended.

    Favorite Dish: ANNAPOLIS HOT CRAB DIP
    fresh crab meat and cream sauce served with water crackers
    SEAFOOD APPETIZER BAR : Sunday, Monday, & Thursday only
    Caviar, Steamed Shrimp, Clams Casino, Mussels Marinara
    Compliments of Walter's with your dinner.
    All entrees include fresh baked bread and butter, tossed salad,
    and choice of potato, stuffed potato, steak fries or rice.

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    JOE'S CRAB SHACK: Joe, where's the Crabs???

    by tpangelinan Written Mar 4, 2006

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    JOE'S CRAB SHACK

    The server's don't dance anymore, and they have a surprising lack of crabs on the menue at Joes "Crab Shack". I hear Delawarians often remark about this irony. Here in Delaware if you scream crabs, you better come with a bushel. (That's about 4 dozen). Ummmmm. The more Old Bay Seasioning, the better!

    Favorite Dish: Only time to go is $11.99 for 33 Shrimp deal.

    Coconut Shrimp was AWESOME!!!
    Mike is anti seafood. He feels better about killing little chickens for sup, than some cute fuzzy little shrimp, so he opted for the chicken.
    It was the best he had in a long time (and this guy keeps Perdue in business) so expert, you better believe it.

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    Union City Grille: Soft, quiet and romantic

    by tpangelinan Written Mar 4, 2006

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    Union Street in Wilmington is a Culinary Delight

    Hours:
    11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. and 5-11 p.m. Monday through Friday, 5 p.m.-11 p.m. Saturday.
    Casual City Dining Featuring Contemporary Cuisine With An Italian Flair
    I find the food is American. The chef is new, rumor has it the Chef from Columbus Inn is now the Union Chef, and it tastes like it. Fine dining, easy, free parking and great service and atmosphere make this a special occasion restaurant! Take a date there, the romance factor is high with the lighted glass vases, and comfy booths. The mashed potatoes tasted like home made, and the lighting was soft and warm. They do not have a web site...why?

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    The Green Room at The Hotel Dupont: My number one pick for Delaware Cuisine

    by tpangelinan Written Mar 4, 2006

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    Breakfast is almost a white glove event

    Valet Parking, Men...Jacket required at all times, Ladies, no jeans or sneakers. Reservations are a must, book early as they sell out of space quick. The service, atmosphere and dining are second to none in the state of Delaware. Come break bread with the who's who in Wilmington. They have all kinds of packages, check out their web page.

    Favorite Dish: My favorite meals here are Sunday Brunch, $29.00 per person and Valentines Package, around $150.00 per couple. Chocolate Fondue is to die for!!!

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    Iron Hill jBrewery: Great American Style Food, Iron Hill Brewery

    by tpangelinan Written Mar 4, 2006

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    On the newly revitalized river front...

    With slogans like..."Our beer snobs can beat up your wine snobs" you know right away this is a real brewery. Good food, get a booth. Prepare to wait, as is a Wilmington Happy Hour Hot Spot. I find the food interesting, fresh and reasonably priced.

    Favorite Dish: Seafood Bisque...very good, $6.50 a bowl and very filling. Here's something different, a soup sampler-Chicken Gumbo, Roasted Carrot and Seafood Bisque.
    Shrimp Tempura, lo mein noodle salad, toasted sesame ginger sauce, and wasabi mayo for $10.95.
    Old fashioned oatmeal cake with vanilla ice cream $5.95
    Iron Hill Root Beer Float $3.95
    Creme Brule $5.95

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    Columbus Inn: Valet Parking

    by tpangelinan Written Mar 4, 2006

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    Great place, great chef, great servers

    Favorite Dish: Buffalo Chicken Bites
    with celery sticks and bleu cheese dressing $7.00
    Fried Mozzarella
    with puttanesca sauce 7
    Seasonal Cobbler with Ice Cream 6
    Creme Brulee
    velvety smooth vanilla custard coated in crispy sugar 7
    Old Fashioned Sundae
    with warm butterscotch or chocolate 5
    Homemade Bread Pudding
    warm with Jameson creme anglaise 6
    Creamy Sherried Chicken in Puff Pastry Shell 15

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    Panera Bread: You Pick Two

    by penumbra Written Jul 19, 2005

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    Soup, Salad, Sandwich

    Who can resist the smell of freshly baked bread? Busy at lunch time, make sure you get there before noon to get a seat. As you look through the list of soups, sandwiches and salads, taste a free sample of bread from a basket near the counter. In a hurry? You can also get it to go.

    Favorite Dish: It’s hard to make a choice, so try the “You Pick Two” for US$6.19 (@2005). Choose from half a sandwich or half a salad or half a soup. Working my way through the menu, my favorite so far is the Asian Chicken salad and the Hot Smoked Turkey sandwich.

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    Korean Kahl Bee Restaurant

    by Ewingjr98 Updated Feb 2, 2007

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    Korean Kahl Bee Restaurant is one of only two Korean restaurant in the entire state of Delaware (the other is Korean Barbecue & Sushi Bar in Newark). Korean Kahl Bee is operated completely by Korean-Americans who speak Korean (and English), have an authentic menu, and really make you feel like you are in Korea. As their name implies, they specialize in Kalbi (pronounced "kahl bee") or grilled short ribs.

    We opted for the bulgogi--grilled marinated beef--which was excellent. The side dishes, in typical Korean fashion, included white rice, Kimchi, Odang, bean sprouts, radishes, and others. We also ordered additional sides of mandu (Korean dumplings) and spicy bean curd soup. Total price was around US $44.

    The meal was excellent and the atmosphere very authentic. I highly recommend Kahl Bee Restaurant to those who want to learn more about Korean culture and to those who have been to Korea and want to bring back fond memories. They had a big crowd of Koreans, so it must be authentic!

    The small shopping plaza that houses this restaurant also has a Korean gift shop and a Korean grocery store.

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