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Cantwell's Tavern

) #1 of 1 Restaurants in Odessa €€ - €€€ American, ,
109 Main St, Odessa, DE 19730-2005
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good37%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“crab cakes” (29 reviews)
“flatbread” (15 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 2 days ago

We arrived and were shown to our table. The server brought a bottle of water - actually, can I have a clean glass? Oh, right. And off she went and got a clean glass. We ordered a couple of cocktails - arrived in jars, heavy...More

Thank Rona M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fourth time wife and I gone here for dinner over the past 15 months. Service is outstanding and the food has always been good. Nice for a quiet dinner or fun with friends.

Thank fatcatata
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wife and I had a great brunch today at Cantwell's. We enjoyed the beautiful weather and sat outside on the patio. We had Eggs Chesapeake Benedict, a takeoff of the classic dish with miniature crab cakes instead of Canadian bacon. Be sure to try the...More

Thank crread1107
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This is the third visit in a row where we were left scratching our heads. This used to be our favorite go-to place with great staff and awesome food. On our 3 most recent visits it made us Wonder what happened . food was lackluster...More

Thank Barbara K
Reviewed 16 July 2017

Joined friends who were celebrating their anniversary here for dinner and enjoyed a delicious meal in wonderfully old, historic building in the heart of Odessa. Our serve was great; she was attentive without being annoying and was quick to correct a mistake the bar made...More

Thank Staecy A
Reviewed 12 July 2017

A charming restaurant in a the lovely little Delaware town of Odessa. Nice indoor tables, though a bit noisy, and an outdoor patio when weather permits. Cantwell's Tavern needs to be commended for offering really good food at a reasonable price, along with specials. On...More

Thank dmus
Reviewed 22 June 2017

The atmosphere is great! It is an old hotel. We went for Father's Day Dinner and the service was fantastic. I believe our servers name was Jenny. She was super nice! We had a great time. I do have to say that the food was...More

Thank bob1996
Reviewed 4 June 2017

Visiting for a graduation. Strolled in for haooy hour & discovered they had an outside bar. Bartenders were very attentive, music fun, & locals were so much fun. We aren't from here and we ran into a family that we know. What are the odds?...More

Thank Linda B
Reviewed 28 May 2017 via mobile

$7.50 glass of wine seemed be a very short pour. I had never had the 2 chardonnay that were on menu. The taste that were given were about a teaspoon. Berry Salad excellent! I asked server how many shrimp were in shrimp cocktail, she responded...More

Thank blaaahaba
Reviewed 8 May 2017

This restaurant is a favorite due to its fantastic terrace with live music on Saturday nights, good beer selection and laid back colonial setting. The dinner menu is very diverse and interesting but some less exotic options like flatbread pizzas are also available. We always...More

Thank Tessa S
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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, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic, Bar Scene
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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