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Cantwell's Tavern

€€ - €€€American, ,
109 Main St, Odessa, DE 19730-2005
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good39%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (21 reviews)
“crab cakes” (34 reviews)
“harvest salad” (4 reviews)
Closes in 23 min
11:30 - 22:00 Hours
American, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
109 Main St, Odessa, DE 19730-2005
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Reviewed 6 days ago

A group of us where getting together after not seeing one another for quite some time. When my friend called for the reservation she explained this & asked for one of their small private rooms. Upon arrival they did not have the request and did...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank mlbdrb
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restaurant is great for special occasions, we've been there for birthdays, anniversaries, mother's day, Christmas parties, etc. It is hands down wonderful- especially the cheese board on the "appetizers" section. (Tip- it's HUGE, get it as your entree!!) The only reason I didn't give...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank L-A-Kochel
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Reservation at 6 pm seated promptly. Server was less than enthusiastic to be working. She did not smile and barely talked, couldn’t wait to get away from the table it appeared like . Two appetizers took about 20 mins then waited another 15-20 for entrees...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank nr8000
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I went to this historical tavern to enjoy a birthday celebration and holiday festivities with my daughter. Tavern was decorated beautifully for the season. Our server was busy with a bustling holiday group, so not as attentive as needed. I called ahead to have a...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank BJevents
Reviewed 10 November 2018 via mobile

Dinner with another couple was a very disappointing experience. Unless attractive colonial decor is all you want for a $100 per couple meal (with no desserts and no appetizers), do not choose Cantwell’s. Our friends voiced the same opinion — and we all agreed that...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank PMAMiddletown_DE
Reviewed 27 October 2018 via mobile

Beautiful historic home converted to a tavern/gastropub. The service was attentive and the food was very good with a variety of options. Definitely recommended if you find yourself in the area.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank nylabuyer
Reviewed 21 October 2018 via mobile

Loved the look and stopped for Sunday brunch. Beautiful old building offering a great brunch. Very extensive beer menu with something for everyone. Nice bar area with tankard style beer mugs hanging up. I just love this place for beer and some pub food. Have...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Richard S
Reviewed 1 October 2018

Ate here for the first time. We met our two sons and wives here for dinner. The place is of course and old tavern, but is well maintained. The food was excellent as was the service. Prices are very good considering the quality of the...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank VinMar_10
Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

Lovely historical home converted to a tabern/restaurant. Food very good, service great. Very quiet, relaxing atmosphere. We will return again to enjoy dinner.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Pat C
Reviewed 9 July 2018

Cantwell's Tavern has something for everyone -- families, romantic couples, and tourists alike. We sampled local classics like Maryland Crab soup and crabcakes, along with beautifully seasoned mussels in coconut milk and pan seared grouper. The wine list is extensive, and menu diverse. We saw...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank BotticelliDiva
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Questions & Answers
21 October 2018|
Response from Richard S | Reviewed this property |
I did not see a handicap ramp. The entrance has approx. 4 steps to a small landing in front of the main entrance.
17 June 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
17 November 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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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, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
10:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
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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