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The Reef

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Bar, American, Steakhouse, Pub
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18 Carpenter Plz, Wilmington, DE 19810
+1 302-529-1985
11:00 - 01:00
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Boothwyn, Pennsylvania
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25 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 March 2017

We eat here every Wednesday for Ny strip special for $12.95. Courteous staff and the blues bands are great on Wednesday, try the mussels in white sauce.

Thank lawsb2017
Hendersonville, North Carolina
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28 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 November 2016

You should try Ahi Tuna for starters and Surf n' Turf with scallops! I went there with my husband first time for dinner. The service was fast and very professional. The food was fresh and we found out that they have live music every night(after 8 pm) from different band!

Thank j0annagr
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29 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 November 2016 via mobile

We visit The Reef on a regular basis. Friday and Saturday nights we go dancing . They have live bands that usually cater to the older (50 and above) crowd. We also enjoy going on Wednesday night when they have an open jam session and a delicious strip steak dinner.

Thank Gayle Y
Wilmington, Delaware
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17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 May 2016

Kinda neighborhood vibe, located in strip mall setting, with specials each night, seafood and otherwise. Tvs surrounding bar area, along with tables and booths. Wife and I were turned on to the place by a fellow worker, specifically for burger Mondays, which are half price, and very good, even a "Chesapeake" burger smothered with crab meat. With the price of... More 

Thank PraiseDaddy
New Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews
Reviewed 19 April 2016

Food and drinks average. Live music is good. Just remember it's bar food. Draft beer was warm, mixed drinks below average. Bottled drinks are fine.

Thank John K
Media, Pennsylvania
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56 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2016 via mobile

This place has the best steam shrimp and cold beer in the area . It has a large bar but it also has a separate dining area that is family-friendly. There is plenty of parking If want a spot to have good food, cold drinks, family-friendly and a family price this is the place. Cheers!

Thank Ray M
Elkton, Maryland
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52 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2016

Great place to hang out. We (Delaware Single Boomers) especially love when they have Club Phred playing live music. Good food and drinks at a reasonable price.

Thank Linda P
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
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96 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 December 2015

Went to the Reef to watch Temple football bowl game. Had to ask four different people to turn on tv. Finally after almost 15 minutes they turned the game on....missed kick off...oh well....ordered some food in the meantime. Extra large order of crabs...no crackers for shells, no lemon, no little fork...don't mind paying $26 for crabs.,.but give me a chance... More 

1 Thank Bennett F
Delco, PA USA
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 July 2015

This was our first time at The Reef. I called ahead since this was our first time and I wasn’t sure what the crowd would be like. Jessie took the call and was very friendly. I explained this is our first visit and we would be coming early but would like to stay for the band, coming on later. She... More 

3 Thank twoforfun01
Fripp Island, South Carolina
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219 reviews
190 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 July 2015

Very Disappointed in the service! Service is NOT FRIENDLY. If you ask a question regarding the menu, you are given the impression that you're an annoyance. Two servers for the whole place. One server actually said " I'm Too busy". Food is better than bar food. My gripe with this place is the Service only.

Thank ChefGaryCurry

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, American, Steakhouse, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Open Hours
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 18 Carpenter Plz, Wilmington, DE 19810
  • Location: United States  >  Delaware (DE)  >  Wilmington
  • Phone Number: +1 302-529-1985

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?