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James Street Tavern

Bar, American, Pub
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2 South James Street, Newport, DE 19804
+1 302-998-6903
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Wilmington, Delaware
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26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

I've been to James Street a number of times! I've always enjoyed the atmosphere here! The food is good, staff is great and very friendly and the clientele are nice and colorful!! They offer music, (live tonight with Andy Lasher!) Also streamed music and 11 tv's!

Thank Honey002
Wilmington, Delaware
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 11 November 2016 via mobile

Nice Atmosphere :-) Friendly Staff :-) Has Hot Food :-) Drinks are a little Pricey :-( Convenient Location :-) Large parking lot :-)

Thank B6267ODcharlesd
Rehoboth Beach, Delaware
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181 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016

Son and I stop in over the weekend for some beers and eats. Been a while since I was there and new owners have clean up the place. Old place was run down a bit. Will stop again

Thank Michael O
Wilmington, Delaware
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26 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 September 2015 via mobile

Visited on a slow Saturday night should have been the first sign that we should have moved on. Great draft draft and bottle beer selection but did is mediocre at best.

Thank cathy c
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44 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 January 2015 via mobile

This place tries to portray an eclectic menu through crap / ill-prepared garbage. For instance, ordered the crab bisque which was a watered down - old bay over seasoned soup totally lacking crab meat and substance for 6 bucks for a measley cup. The draft beer we ordered was skunk as well, had to trade it for bottle. BLUF... Won't... More 

Thank Jenworkman81
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79 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 October 2014 via mobile

Great vibe in this small neighborhood pub. Have been here twice. Excellent servers. Reasonable prices. Cheese fries were a little underdone....I forgive them as fries with meal was perfect. Crab bisque-did not notice any crab in it! That needs to be worked on because it's also flavorless. Burger on a brioche bun was great-cooked perfectly. Still would come back-more positives... More 

Thank Outside4us
New Castle, Delaware
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98 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 May 2014

You must get there sausage sandwich with fries get it made your way, also try there crab cakes very good , have a beer or two. the next time I'll try the cheesesteak , staff was very friendly , you get great value for your money great parking also.

Thank franksgogetter
Brooke B, Manager at James Street Tavern, responded to this review

Thank you for you review, we hope to see you again soon! Brooke Bennett Big Fish Restaurant Group Management More 

Reading, Pennsylvania
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141 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 May 2013

Please go... We have been in the area many times..... Or favorites include Joe's Crab Shack, Soffrito"s Italian Restaurant, Grotto's Pizza... James Street Tavern has just been added to the list. All of these places have a different and good feel. Go.. You will love the Cheesesteak - my husband had it. The best one he had in 20 years... More 

Thank MonieB
Shingle Springs
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72 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 April 2013

Based primarily on Tripadvisor reviews, on a recent Saturday, I had lunch at James Street Tavern. On the occasion of my visit, James Street Tavern was lightly patronized. The sausage sandwich with green peppers, onions and cheese was recommended, so that is what I ordered. I was impressed with the tasty sandwich: a generous portion which included french fries.

Thank TRS1955
New Castle, Delaware
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477 reviews
325 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2013

My wife and I stopped in here a few months ago. It is a little bar/restaurant. It was not crowded at all and the food was good. It was a good value for the money.

Thank Curt K

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Restaurant Details

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Bar, American, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Bar Scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 South James Street, Newport, DE 19804
  • Location: United States  >  Delaware (DE)  >  Newport
  • Phone Number: +1 302-998-6903

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?