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Hunter's Den Restaurant

$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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3517 Old Capitol Trl, Wilmington, DE 19808-6125
+1 302-998-4790
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun 07:30 - 21:30
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Wilmington, Delaware
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69 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016

This used to be a consistently great hang-out. The help is always outstanding. The newest addition, Allison is amazing. We were there on Friday, Dec. 2 and Bobby Smith, who is a lovely entertainer was performing.The music was SO loud we had to leave. I ordered JD on the rocks... $9.75!!! Are you kidding me? That is outrageous. I think... More 

Thank Sio82
Newark, Delaware
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32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

We have been going here for Sunday breakfast for more years then I care to remember. For the last year or so we have watched the place decline. When the Jesters owned and operated it everything was great. New owners don't seem to have a clue. It should not take 45 minutes after you order to get breakfasst. We continued... More 

Thank Janet T
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

They were out of everything. No prime rib. No chicken (yes really they ran out of chicken). No meatloaf. This is at 5:45 on a Sunday in an empty restaurant. Ordered steaks as a fourth choice and got over cooked dry steak served cold. Mashed potatoes were cold as could be. Baked potatoes? Cold. The only thing worth it was... More 

Thank JonBuchanan
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28 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

Tried for breakfast only on Sunday, cold deep fried potatoes, poor qualitysausage, good ham steak, service good but slow, not enough servers, price reasonable.

Thank petz24
Newark, Delaware
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016

We have gone to Hunters Den for many years. Always choose it for special occasions, group dinners etc.... We were there for lunch on a Sunday. A birthday celebration. First the place was not busy. Maybe 3-4 tables used in the whole place. Hunters Den used to be busy for a Sunday Afternoon lunch. I will admit there was 6... More 

Thank shvacation2015
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28 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016

I cant believe I am writing this negative review of one of my treasured dining spots that I always saved for special occasions... Basically coming in for a lobster tail dinner.... But sorry to say that this place has fallen of of my list... Went there last night, the place was totally empty, maybe 4 tables were occupied on a... More 

Thank rmichaelkeating
Wilmington, Delaware
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641 reviews
546 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 594 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2016

The Hunter's Den has been around forever, but I've finally returned after the place took on new ownership (as of 2014). I'm 55 and it seems this place draws my age (40-70) range, on a Friday evening. A live band plays in the bar on the weekends, but doesn't drown out the conversation in the bar or bleed over into... More 

Thank RoadTripper516
Wilmington, Delaware
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317 reviews
219 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 149 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2016

If you go there, and you are under Fifty, be prepared to be the youngest one in the place. The atmosphere is definitely dated but I'm in my seventies so I'm really comfortable in remembering the way things used to be. Food is basic, Food is generally pretty good and the price is very fair. Caution, Tuesday Lunch is a... More 

1 Thank Herm B
Wilmington, Delaware
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2015

Went there for dinner, had to wait 5 minutes to be seated because the hostess called off. There were only two waitresses working the dinner crowd. Haven't been here in a while and was shocked at how jacked up the prices were. The quality of the food is not nearly proportionate to the price. My wife had the fried oysters... More 

1 Thank SteveDD123
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29 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2015

We went there for a special dinner for our anniversary. I had the Steak & Lobster with a Spinach Salad and Vegetables, my husband had their Crab Cakes with Vegetables and Cole Slaw. Mine was cooked perfectly and the dressing on the Spinach Salad was out of this world. My husband could not get done complimenting the Crab Cakes they... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Open Hours
07:30 - 21:30
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3517 Old Capitol Trl, Wilmington, DE 19808-6125
  • Location: United States  >  Delaware (DE)  >  Wilmington
  • Phone Number: +1 302-998-4790

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?