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$$ - $$$American, ,
423 N Broad St, Middletown, DE 19709-1092
+1 302-376-7956
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good27%
  • Average16%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible8%
7 Dec 2017
“Excellent Pub”
17 Feb 2018
“Very disappointed”
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American, Bar, Contemporary, Pub
$$ - $$$
423 N Broad St, Middletown, DE 19709-1092
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Reviewed 17 February 2018 via mobile

We decided to have our Valentine’s day dinner at the 1861. We were very disappointed. The duck breasts tasted like they had freezer burn, were tough and cold. The rice was not done and was cold.

Thank vernon h
Reviewed 1 February 2018 via mobile

We haven’t been here in months, 1861 was one excellent a great restaurant, not anymore. Very disappointed with the new menu and food quality. The signature cocktail the bees knees was terrible. Service was a little slow but there was1 waitress with a lot of...More

Thank AWexford
Reviewed 7 December 2017 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 27 November 2017

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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar, Contemporary, Pub
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television
Good for
Romantic, Bar Scene
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
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