We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.


$$ - $$$American, ,
423 N Broad St, Middletown, DE 19709-1092
+1 302-376-7956
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent41%
  • Very good28%
  • Average15%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible7%
1 week ago
“Excellent Pub”
6 Mar 2017
“Small menu with eccelctic tastes”
Closed Now
All hours
American, Bar, Contemporary, Pub
$$ - $$$
423 N Broad St, Middletown, DE 19709-1092
All Details
Write a ReviewReviews (82)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 82 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

1861 has everything to make it a great pub - food, brews and bourbons, among other things. The food menu was particularly attractive because it offers a number of veggie/vegan options. I recommend the "backyard burger" for carnivores, and don't kill the great taste with...More

Thank SidMonge
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

1861 is an interesting spot. I do like it for drinks for HH or before going to the salon, but it isn't my favorite place to eat. Menu is limited and uninspired. This was a fine dining establishment under different ownership, but I would not...More

Thank Dawn S
Reviewed 13 October 2017 via mobile

Nice dinner after a wedding rehearsal. Efficient wait staff. Family style meal. Nice quality...decent flavors.

Thank MPNC1123
Reviewed 9 September 2017 via mobile

1861 is a beautiful and cozy restaurant were you can go for a private romantic dinner a little pricey but the food is fantastic and the Ambiance is great located in the heart of Middletown in the basement next to the old New Castle police...More

Thank R8162PVtims
Reviewed 27 August 2017 via mobile

I've gone to this place several times since moving to Delaware. Don't let the location fool you; the food is amazing. The lamb burger is one of the best things I've ever eaten....and I don't even like lamb.

Thank Graham K
Reviewed 2 June 2017

I like this place. Don't go often enough. It's located in the basement of a large house that has other businesses upstairs. But don't be fooled. The food and service are great and the ambiance including a fireplace is not what you'd expect to find,...More

Thank pr a
Reviewed 7 March 2017

It has been several years since my last visit but not much has changed. The menu is small but continues to offer an eclectic selection of tastes that are well prepared. The scallops with lobster polenta, champagne broth and bacon jam was delightful. The scallops...More

Thank Boomerang025
Reviewed 27 December 2016

The down side is, if you are vegetarian and looking for a meal, your choice is pizza, pizza, or pizza. Having said that however, the pizza was good. Others ordered various options and all stated the food was excellent. The service both at the bar...More

Thank bjdav
Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

I am not an old crabby person but I needed to use my iPhone to see my food. My friends enjoyed their soup, salad and fries. I had the duck. My portion was small and disappointing. I love this place, next time I will choose...More

Thank Patti C
Reviewed 29 October 2016

This was a very pleasant surprise. Very interesting interior with a pleasant, eager to please wait staff. I'd never had a "lamb burger" which is just what it sounds like and, because I like lamb, so I ordered it. It's served on a toasted bun...More

Thank Ivan O
Nearby Restaurants
Tom Foolery's Restaurant & Bar
57 reviews
.79 km away
Sweet Melissa Cake Boutique
34 reviews
.04 km away
Los Machados Mexican Restaurant
27 reviews
.09 km away
Nearby Attractions
Dutch Country Farmers Market
60 reviews
.50 km away
The Everett Theatre
7 reviews
.46 km away
Silver Lake Park
8 reviews
1.14 km away
Vino Vita at Fromage Culinaria
16 reviews
1.38 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from 1861 staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar, Contemporary, Pub
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Parking Available, Television
Good for
Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 12:00 AM
5:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 423 N Broad St, Middletown, DE 19709-1092
  • Location: United States  >  Delaware (DE)  >  Middletown
  • Phone Number: +1 302-376-7956
  • E-mail
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing