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Cantwell's Tavern

€€ - €€€American, ,
109 Main St, Odessa, DE 19730-2005
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good38%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (18 reviews)
“harvest salad” (4 reviews)
“crab cakes” (31 reviews)
Open Now
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 2 weeks ago

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

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.

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

Thank BotticelliDiva
Reviewed 8 July 2018 via mobile

Our family party of seven had an excellent meal here, as usual. We regularly eat here for special occasions - or for a nice drink with friends - and the food is consistently good and the service is always friendly.

Thank paul-delaware
Reviewed 19 June 2018

Came for dinner with my parents. Ordered the cheese board, it is 10 times better then it used to be. My dad had the steak sandwich and my mom had the filet..both were fantastic. I ordered the big bac burger and it was the best...More

Thank MandieKonopka
Reviewed 1 May 2018 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 30 April 2018

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 19 February 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 15 February 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 31 January 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
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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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22 November 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, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Kids, Business meetings
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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