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Cantwell's Tavern

109 Main St, Odessa, DE 19730-2005
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good39%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (17 reviews)
“harvest salad” (4 reviews)
“crab cakes” (30 reviews)
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American, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
109 Main St, Odessa, DE 19730-2005
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a wonderful dinner here with friends - the hamburger and fries were delicious and a bargain on dinner special. The crab cake sandwich was tasty but could have had a bit less bun and more crab cake. The atmosphere is fun even if a...More

Thank mtheadjr
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Was there twice for lunch over the past 2 months on my way home from photography tripe to Bombay Hook NWR. Both times our meals were excellent. I had a salmon BLT one time and a crab cake sandwich the other. Both visits I had...More

Thank dmfinpa
Reviewed February 19, 2018

We stopped at Cantwell's Tavern on a Sunday afternoon and found that the Bunch menu was the only list to order from, We chose the Chicken salad sandwich served on marbled rye toast. The Chicken salad came with dried cranberries and a unique spice which...More

Thank jerseyj0e
Reviewed February 15, 2018

If you want to dine in a restored historic building that offers good food and service, Cantwell's Tavern is the place. While parking can be a problem (street parking only), this cozy place is great for special occasions or a simple night out. Reservations are...More

Thank Douglas F
Reviewed January 31, 2018 via mobile

My husband and I took our daughter to Cantwell’s last night for her birthday. We were seated at a table near a fire place which was much appreciated on this cold January night. Our waitress was friendly and professional. I had the mushroom and bacon...More

Thank karenicon66
Reviewed January 10, 2018

We were there on a Monday evening in January. We didn't have any issues with the place being too crowded. The server was friendly and helpful. If there was a question as to the menu he didn't know, he was honest about it and got...More

Thank Roycethevoice
Reviewed January 9, 2018

I love this place. I have visited multiple times since this establishment opened. I have had brunch and dinner in both the downstairs and upstairs downing rooms, I've eaten outside in the nice weather, and I've bellied up to the bar. It's a cool historic...More

Thank mekopp
Reviewed January 7, 2018

Prior to Christmas I met four friends for lunch. The food was ok but nothing great. The service was friendly but when one of my friends asked for some bread, she was told they did not have any. A little later when another person came...More

Thank bjdav
Reviewed December 29, 2017 via mobile

Very disappointed in our dinner there over the Xmas holiday. When we arrived for our reservation the hostess was MIA for 10mins while we milled about in the lobby. When she popped up we were seated next to the front door and every time someone...More

Thank DEflattracker
Reviewed December 28, 2017 via mobile

I had the pan seared scallops and they were tender, sweet and artfully prepared. My spouse had the crab cakes and they were fantastic.

Thank DJF1958
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June 17, 2017|
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Response from Kestrel97 | Reviewed this property |
We have seen families there with infants and young children. The staff is very accommodating.
Ellen M
November 16, 2016|
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Response from paul-delaware | Reviewed this property |
They can accommodate large groups because they have a variety of room sizes. I suspect their first floor is accessible. There are stairs in the front entrance but there may be other options to get in. We have always enjoyed... More
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November 21, 2015|
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Response from Robert H | Reviewed this property |
No dress code, go and enjoy the great food and atmosphere. But a point of trivia for you:In days of old- no self respecting military officer would enter such an establishment covered (Head gear on) as he knew his incivility... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Open Hours
10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 109 Main St, Odessa, DE 19730-2005
  • Location: United States  >  Delaware (DE)  >  Odessa
  • Phone Number: 302-376-0600
  • E-mail
Just opened to the public on December 14, 2011. Located in the historic Hotel in the historical disrict encompassing The Historic Houses of Odessa. Holiday atmosphere is festive for the whole town.
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