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The House of William & Merry

1336 Old Lancaster Pike, Hockessin, DE 19707-9557
+1 302-234-2255
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good14%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (14 reviews)
“foie gras” (13 reviews)
“pork shank” (5 reviews)
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1336 Old Lancaster Pike, Hockessin, DE 19707-9557
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fabulous food and service in a quaint setting. Fresh and varied menu with imaginative offerings from a very talented chef.

Thank Phengelis
Reviewed 22 December 2017

Two couples dined here just before Christmas. We sat upstairs seating at 5:30. By 6:30 the room was full and lively, noisy, but not too noisy. Our server was absolutely perfect. She greeted us, took our drink orders, explained the specials and checked on us...More

Thank appetitetogo
Reviewed 11 December 2017

My first time there. Food and service were impeccable. Cocktails were eclectic and delicious. Can't wait to go back.

Thank Lisa S
Reviewed 3 December 2017

Had a fabulous dinner here on a Saturday evening. For starters, we ordered the Spinach/Arugula salad and the Scented Potato Bisque, each exceeded our expectations. The salad had a very nice spiciness to it, and we're still trying to figure out how they did that...More

2  Thank Paul S
Reviewed 8 November 2017 via mobile

Don't let the title fool you, this visit from hell wasn't all the restaurant's fault. My kid had a part in it but the restaurant sure didn't make it any better. I'm used to the wonderful food of New York City so when somebody tells...More

Thank Sara P
Reviewed 22 October 2017

I first dined here roughly a year ago (click on my profile to pull up the review). Basically I said the appetizers and mains were amazing but that the desserts were a bit limited and the wine list was SEVERELY limited and not exciting. I...More

3  Thank WineTraveller
Reviewed 16 September 2017 via mobile

The food was excellent, I had the pork shank, I loved the way it was plated! It tasted as good as it looked. I highly recommend this for a special night out. It's pricy but worth it.

1  Thank DebbieCrane417
Reviewed 29 August 2017

It's sort of odd to have a fine dining place in Hockessin, but the owners are making a good go of it. We were here in June and had a lovely anniversary dinner and drinks. The service was top notch and the food was delicious!...More

1  Thank slaterinde
Reviewed 23 August 2017

This restaurant takes fine dining to a higher level. Dine in any of the two dining rooms, front porch or bar. The food is truly delectable and something to tell others about. Winner of many awards and rightly so. a place I highly recommend.

1  Thank VisitWilmingtonDE
Reviewed 1 July 2017

Just sampled the new menu at W & M and it's as good as we expected. Bill and Merry continue their tradition of excellent and creative food, with lovely service in a very comfortable setting. Everything is consistent and pleasing. The Colorado lamb was perfect...More

2  Thank nskaye
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11 May 2015|
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Response from Bill K | Reviewed this property |
I don't that businesses should try to be everything to everybody. William and Merry is not a large group restaurant and their food is for the adventerous foodie type. Raw food like oysters, carpaccio Caesar Salad with raw... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$31 - US$50
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1336 Old Lancaster Pike, Hockessin, DE 19707-9557
    (Valley Road)
  • Location: United States  >  Delaware (DE)  >  Hockessin
  • Phone Number: +1 302-234-2255
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