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800 Market Street, Wilmington, DE 19801-3011
+1 302-652-4082
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Springfield, Missouri
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452 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

Gavatos is a great place to grab breakfast or lunch and some delicious chocolates and other candy before you leave. We arrived after the lunch serving was over, but our server was so nice and said it was no problem and took our order. The food was good and very reasonable considering it is in Downtown Wilmington. After lunch we... More 

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Wilmington, Delaware
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28 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

My family has gone to Govatos for years, especially for Easter candy. They have little $1 bags of candy, called "boo boo bags." They are the candies that didn't look cute enough to put in their usual boxes. They are delicious and I didn't see anything terrible in how they looked. Govatos also has a restaurant that serves breakfast and... More 

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Wilmington, Delaware
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2016

There are lot's of candy stores but if you want the real deal, stop in here. The candy counter is an old-fashioned glass-front case with so many choices displayed: milk chocolate, dark chocolate, nuts, nougats, caramels, plus seasonal specialties. Just keep picking until the box is full.

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Thank Coach B
Wilmington, Delaware
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56 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2016

Great place for a quick bite before you go to the Grand Opera House. It's a Chocolate shoppe (chocolates are made on the premises) and a Luncheonette. It is part of the charm of Wilmington that has been around since about 1890. You can eat there and walk to the "Grand" On your way in and way out you can't... More 

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newark, de
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116 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2015

This store has been a family tradition for generations. In addition to great candy all through the year, it carries seasonal chocolates that children in the area ( and many adults ) have come to expect. They have special shapes for Easter, Valentine's Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas. They have coconut cream, vanilla cream and black walnut cream Easter eggs that... More 

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Wilmington, Delaware
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81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 February 2015

Their chocolates are homemade and are all delicious! I always buy my Easter candy and Halloween candy from Govatos. Their sticky apples are the best ever, def get the ones with nuts! You wont' regret it!

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Elkton, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2013

The restaurant is incorporated with the candy store. The candy is the best anywhere. I always pick up a couple of boxes around the holidays or a special occasion. Govatos is a Wilmington, Delaware landmark.

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Thank PaulJ94
Wilmington, Delaware
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2013

My review is mostly about the chocolate - OMG I couldn't survive without their dark chocolate covered pretzels once a month! NO ONE makes them better then Govatos. But the restaurant on Market does a nice diner-like breakfast too.

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Thank SIngDelaware
Wilmington, Delaware
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86 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2012

We have purchased candies for special ocassions from Govatos Candies at 8th and Market Sts. for as long as I can remember. The candies are homemade and you can really taste the difference. Try their caramel apples at Halloween...I guarantee that you WILL be back again next year.

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wilmington, Delaware
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2012

If you're looking for homemade chocolates and seasonal items rather than something prepackaged, this is the place to go in New Castle County. Their caramel apples at Halloween are fantastic. Great variety of Easter candy.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American
Open Hours
Monday
08:30 - 17:00
Tuesday
08:30 - 17:00
Wednesday
08:30 - 17:00
Thursday
08:30 - 17:00
Friday
08:30 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 800 Market Street, Wilmington, DE 19801-3011
  • Location: United States  >  Delaware (DE)  >  Wilmington
  • Phone Number: +1 302-652-4082

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