Restaurants, Diners, Cafe's, Grills & Inns

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The many businesses of
729 Union Street
• The Tub - 1950-1980
• Cantina - 1980-1998
• Dave's World -1998
• Kokopelli's Bar & Grille 1998-2000
• Hot Tamales Bar & Grille 2000-2005
• Straight Jackets Comedy Club - 2000-2006
• Pomodoro Ristorante Italiano - 2006-2011
• Pizzapazza - 2012-2014
• Bella Luna Ristorante - 2015-2017
• Strauss Bar & Eatery - 2017
• Stone Oven - 2017-
1101 Restaurant 1101 West Street Yes
2020 Naamans Road
Restaurants that have occupied this location
NOTE: The story of King Gambrinus, that once occupied a space in front of the restaurants here, will be covered elsewhere on this site.
• Brownie's - 1937 to 1938
• Cedar Inn - 1938 to 1961
• Kings Inn Tavern - 1962 to 1970
• vacant 1971
• The Inn - 1972 to 1975
• Smugglers Inn - 1975 to 1977. The name was changed to Old Admiral's Inn to avoid infringing on the trademark of a chain of restaurants.
• Old Admiral's Inn - 1977 to 1988
• Harry's Savoy Grill - 1988 to present
2605 Philadelphia Pike
(The location of several restaurants)
• 1953-1957 American Legion, R. C. du Pont Post
• 1957-1960 Fabian's
• 1960-1963 Pillar's
• 1964 Captain Earl's
• 1964-1970 Coach & Four
• 1970-1971 Picciotti's North
• 1972-1973 Farmhouse Restaurant
• 1973-1977 Skip Wright's Coach House
• 1977-1979 The New Coach House
• 1980-1999 The Coach House
• 1999-2002 Claymont Diner
• 2002-2003 The Coach House
• 2003-2009 Crerand Ale House
• 2009-2012 Bourbon Street Grill
• 2013 Destroyed by fire
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5 O'Clock Diner 2nd & Shipley Streets
Opened in 1952
821 821 N. Market Street
Ackie's Cafe 219 W. 8th Street Yes
Acropolis Diner Concord Pike Yes
Adolph's Cafe 506 Maryland Avenue Yes
Airport Inn DuPont Parkway Yes
Alexander's Seafare Branmar Plaza Yes
Alfredo's 1208-1210 Market Street Yes
Alley Restaurant, The 1206 N. Union Street Yes
Alyson's Restaurant • Newark
• Kirkwood Highway
Alpine Room (aka Golden Greek Alpine Room)
Open 1956-1979
835 King Street Yes
American Bar & Grill 700 King Street, Radisson Hotel
Opened 1987
Anvil Inn Rt. 1, Kennett Square Yes
Ashby's Clam Bar 3801 Kennett Pike Yes
ATC (Air Transport Command) 121 N. DuPont Highway, New Castle Yes
See Ristorante Attilio
B & G Restaurant, 1944
operated by Jack Green
3006 Governor Printz Boulevard
2110 New Road, Elsmere, 1951
B & O Restaurant/Lunch Counter 1707 Delaware Avenue
Owner, Theodore Toufanides, opened it in 1920 and in 1928, he relocated to 1616 Delaware Avenue. John Constantinou bought the restaurant in 1950.
Barn Door 845 Tatnall Street Yes
Barnaby's Seafood House Newark & Chadds Ford Yes
Beeches Restaurant 748 E Chestnit Hill Road Yes
Beijing House Restaurant 618 Union Street
Future Dead President's Pub
Bellvue Tavern 2223 N. Market Street
Opened in 1901
Bernell's Restaurant
522 S. Market Street
Bernie's Tavern 10 E. 2nd Street Yes
Berry's Governor Printz Blvd & Miller Road, Claymont Yes
Black Cat Tea Room State Road Yes
Blue Bore Inn Miller Road, Arden Yes
Blue Hen Restaurant 4th & Monroe Streets Yes
Blue Lantern Restaurant
Opened in mid-1970s
4303 Kirkwood Highway
In 1981, The Hunter's Den purchased the business
Blue Lantern Restaurant 9th & Tatnall Streets Yes
Blue Moon Restaurant 919 Orange Street Yes
Bomba's Buffet De-La-Warr Motel, DuPont Highway Yes
BonFire, The 323 Delaware Avenue (& West Street)
1964 to 1968
Bourbon Street Grill
Formerly, Crerand Ale House
See 2605 Philadelphia Pike Yes
Bourbon Street Cafè 105 Kirkwood Square, Kirkwood Highway, Milltown Yes
Brandywine Brewing Company • 3801 Kennett Pike, opened 1995
• 9th & Orange Streets, opened in 2005 but closed six months later after a shooting at the intersection
Brandywine Diner Northeast Boulevard Yes
Britts Pub 914 Orange Street (Lower level Copper Kettle) Yes
Brown Derby 7010 Covernor Printz Blvd Yes
1937 to 1938, (qv.) 2020 Naamans Road
2020 Naamans Road Yes
Brownie's Tavern New Castle Avenue Yes
Buckley's 5812 Kennett Pike, Centerville
Opened in 1951
Burgundy Grill 1330 King Street Yes
Birmingham Grill US Rts. 1 & 202
In 1995, the diner itself was moved to Lake Tahoe, CA.
Cactus Bar & Grill 4723 Concord Pike Village Yes
Cafe Grande Opposite Pennsylvania Station Yes
Cafe Riviera Concord Mall
Captain Earl's
See 2605 Philadelphia Pike Yes
Captain's Log 114 Delaware Street, New Castle Yes
Casa Mia Concord Pike Yes
Catherine Rooney's Irish Pub & Restaurant
Opened in 2002
1616 Delaware Avenue
Formerly, Constantinou's House Of Beef
Cave, The 1700 W 14th Street Yes
Cedar Inn, Inc
2020 Naamans Road Yes
Central Restaurant 826 Market Street, a fire destroyed the building in 1961 Yes
Chadds Ford Inn US Rt. 1
Chadwick's Emporium
1983-1984, open for 18 months
916 Orange Street
Chateau Restaurant 154 N. DuPont Highway Yes
Chanticleer Restaurant 8th & Union Streets Yes
Charcoal Pit • Concord Pike, opened in 1956 and enlarged in 1957
• Boxwood Shopping Center, Maryland Avenue, 1959
• Pike Creek Bowling Center, 1988
• Route 40, Bear, Delaware, 1991
• Main Street, Newark, 2000
• Kirkwood Highway & Greenbank Road, 2000
Chef's Diner
Opened in 1958
316 S. Maryland Avenue Yes
Chet's Restaurant 203-205 W. 8th Street
Formerly known as Jimmy's Restaurant
ChesDel Diner
Opened 1979, closed 2018
Constructed from two diners. One, the Country Girl Diner (q.v.) from Wilmington and the second, the Viking Diner (q.v.) from Hare's Corner, New Castle.
Chicken Holiday 1112 New Road, Elsmere Yes
Christy's Restaurant US Rts. 1 & 202
Theodore Christy opened 1929. Early 1960s, it became Crossroads
Chuck Wagon • 4301 Kirkwood Highway, 1952-1982
Followed by:
• Remington's, 1987-1990
• Jordan's Restaurant, 1992-1993
• Zia's Pastaria, 1993-1994
• Italian Bistro, 1994-2007
• Applebee's Restaurant, 2008-current
Churchill's Beef & Beer
916 N. Orange Street
City Limits Restaurant
3301 Lancaster Pike, The Cannery
Claymont Diner
See 2605 Philadelphia Pike Yes
Coach House Restaurant
1980-1999 - Returned 2002-2003
See 2605 Philadelphia Pike Page 2 Page 3
Coach 'N Four
Open 1964 - 1970
See 2605 Philadelphia Pike Yes
Coffee Shop, The 2605 Philadelphia Pike Yes
Columbus Inn 2216 Pennsylvania Avenue
Dating back to 1890, when the first liquor license was applied; it changed ownership several times. In 1953, it was bought by David Stockwell, an antique dealer. It was once thought to become an apartment house, a restaurant and a bowling alley. In 1955, it was sold to S. & S. Builders, headed by Wallace Sezna, with plans to turn it into a restaurant. In 1985, a fire caused enough damage to close the restaurant for several months. It closed in 2007, only to be purchased in 2009 by the Capano family and remodeled into what it is today.
Colombo's 421 Shipley Street Yes
Colony House Concord Pike, Fairfax Shopping Center
Comegy's Oyster House 919 Shiplet Street Yes
Concord Diner 2904 Concord Pike @ McDaniel Heights Yes
Conley-Wards Riverfront Editing
Constantinou's House Of Beef 1616 Delaware Avenue
Originally called B & O Restaurant, John Constantinou bought the restaurant in 1950. In 1960, he renamed it Constaninou's House of Prime Ribs. John died in 1962 and his son George took over. George, renamed it to Constaninou's House of Beef and later to Constaninou's House of Beef & Seafood. In the 1970s, he added two additional dining rooms and created the nightclub George's Next Door from the old Cann, Inc. printing business. Due to health problems from spending long days at his business, he sold the restaurant in 1986 to the Jet Group. The Jet Group itself, filed for bankruptcy in 1993 and closed the business.
Copper Kettle • 204 W. 10th Street, owned by the Leounes family, opened in 1956. Later relocated to 916 Orange Street.
William Brittingham took over the business in 1977 but his business went bankrupt in 1982.
• Continental Shopping Center, DuPont Highway
Cosmos Diner
John Alexopoulos opened it in 1981
316 S. Maryland Avenue Yes
Country Girl Diner 713 Lancaster Avenue (Front Street @ Maryland Avenue)
Opened in 1956. Earl Lester bought the Country Girl Diner (q.v) and moved it in 1979 to his farm and combined it with the old Viking Diner (q.v), which became the front section of the ChesDel Restaurant on the north-bound US 13, just south of the St. Georges Bridge.
Coyote Café 1801 Lancaster Avenue
C.R. Hooligan's 1616 Delaware Avenue Editing
Crab Shack Du Pont Highway Yes
Crerand Ale House
Opened 2004, closed 2009
Formerly The Coach House
2605 Philadelphia Pike Yes
Cross Roads Diner State Road
Crossroads Restaurant Rt 7 & Kirkwood Highway
Opened in 2001, previouely, Howard Johnson's, 1964-2001
Crossroads Restaurant Rt 896, Village of New London, Newark Yes
Crossroads Restaurant US Rts. 1 & 202
Previously, Christy's Restaurant
Crystal Inn Graylyn Shopping Center, Marsh & Silverside Roads Yes
Cully's 403 Philadelphia Pike Yes
D & L Seafood House 3734 Kirkwood Highway Yes
Dan Dee Restaurant 30th & Gov. Printz Blvd.
Davey Jones Locker 2800 Pennsylvania Avenue Yes
David Finney Inn
Deep Blue Bar & Grill Yes
Deer Head Hot Dogs • 621 Shipley Street (1935-1969)
• 703 Orange Street (1969-2001)
• 3301 Lancaster Pike, Cannery (1981-2010)
• 1902 W. 6th Street
• 3730 Kirkwood Highway
• 1011 S. College Avenue
• 204 W. 10th Street
• 620 Maryland Avenue (1964-)
• Dewey Beach
Deer Park Inn Newark Yes
Delaware Lunch 104 W 10th Street
Del Grosso Restaurant
Opened in 1933, closed in 1973
802 N. Union Street Yes
Del Haven Cafe 925 Orange Street
Delle Donne's Lancaster Avenue & Scott Street Yes
DelRose Restaurant Editing
Deluxe Luncheonette E. Main Street, Newark
DiNardo's 4th & Lincoln Streets
Dino's Restaurant 217 W 9th Street Yes
Dog House • 1200-1202 DuPont Highway, opened 1952
• Concord Pike, opened 1964, closed 1979
Drummer's Table Price Bowling Lanes
Kirkwood Highway & Prices Corner
Duke's Christiana Mall Yes
Dutch Tavern 3125 New Castle Avenue Yes
Dutch Village Hare's Corner, New Castle Yes
Eagle Lounge 106 W. 10th Street Yes
Eagle Nest 9th & Shipley Streets
Eagle Restaurant 9th & Shipley Streets Yes
Earl's Diner Northeast Boulevard Yes
Eclipse Restaurant 1020 N Union Street
Embassy Lovering Avenue (see Gallucchio's)
Embassy Delicatessen 3 E. 4th Street Yes
Embers 1208 Market Street Yes
English Grill 913 Market Street
Sold to Lewis Stat, owner of 1101 Restaurant (q.v.), 1964
In 1968, Lewis Stat sold it to Robert Piana, owner of Piana Caterers and rename it to Piana Grill.
Enright's Restaurant 605 Shipley Street Yes
Essex Restaurant • 8th & Orange Streets
• 219 W. 8th Street (relocated late 1980s)
Evergreen Tavern 703 Concord Avenue Yes
Evergreen Cafe, see 'Bernie's Tavern' 10 E. 2nd Street
Opened 1957, closed 1960
See 2605 Philadelphia Pike Yes
Fagins Soda Grille 1701 Union Street Yes
Fairfax Restaurant Fairfax Shopping Center, Concord Pike Yes
Far East Restaurant 219 W 8th Street Yes
Far East Tea Garden 207 W 9th Street
Farmhouse Restaurant
Opened 1972, closed 1973
See 2605 Philadelphia Pike Yes
Farmer 'N Dell Restaurant • 1800 Naamans Road, destroyed by fire to later become Alyson's, now a sport's gym
• US Rt. 202
• Price's Corner
• Rt. 40, Glasgow
First State Diner Front Street @ Maryland Avenue
Until the late 1950s, then it was the Country Girl Diner
The Country Girl Diner was moved in 1979 and became the front section of the ChesDel Restaurant on the north-bound US 13, just south of the St. Georges Bridge.
Five O'Clock Diner 10 W. 2nd Steet
Fox Point Grille Lea Blvd.
Front Porch Restaurant 232 Philadelphia Pike, Bellefonte
Frostop Drive-Inn Restaurant
Formerly Gibson's
1809 Kirkwood Highway Yes
Fulton House
Formerly Perry's Tavern
Concord Pike Yes
G&G (Gus & Gus) Restaurant 22nd & Market Streets
Gallucchio's Lovering Avenue (see Embassy)
1709 Lovering Avenue
-1985 3301 Lancaster Avenue, The Cannery
Gamiel Brothers 13 E 7th Street Yes
Garden Restaurant Union Street at 2nd Street Yes
Gateway Restaurant DuPont Highway Yes
Gene's Cafe 105 W 7th Street Yes
George's Next Door Delaware Avenue Yes
Gepetto's Restaurant Broom Street & Maryland Avenue Yes
Gerardo's Pizza Restaurant • 111 W. 8th Street, opened 1983
• 104-106 N. Union Street
• 114 N. Union Street
Gina's 2209 Concord PIke, Fairfax
Giordano's Restaurant 114 N. Union Street
Glasgow Arms Restaurant Rts. 896 & 40 Yes
Golden Point Kirkwood Highway
Govatos 8th & Market Street Yes
Governor Printz Diner/Inn
7010 Governor Printz Boulevard
Grecian Diner
Marina Klezaras opened it in late 1940s
U.S. 13, south of Hares Corner Yes
Green Frog 114 Delaware Street, Old New Castle
Closed in 1996
Green Room, The
The Pappas Hotel
5 E 4th Street Yes
Grill Room, Hotel du Pont Yes
Ground Round Restaurant Phila. Pike & Clearview Avenue
H. A. Winston Independence Mall
Elkton Road, Newark
Hank's Place Rt. 40
Harmony Cafe 5 E 4th Street Yes
Harry's Savoy Grill 2020 Naamans Road Yes
Harvest House Concord Mall Yes
Harvey's Diner
Opened in 1955
316 S. Maryland Avenue Yes
Haywood's Restaurant 20th & Market Streets
Hearns Restaurant 2008 Market Street Yes
Hein's Plaid Room
Hosted by the Hein brothers, formerly of The Black Cat
803 N Union Street Yes
Helen's Cafe 200 block E. Front Street
Helen's Cafe Chestnut & Van Buren Sts.
Helen's Sausage House US Route 13 Yes
Hickory House 154 N. DuPont Highway Yes
HOB Tea Room, The Delaware Trust Building Yes
Holiday Inn 1843 Marsh Road Yes
Holly Oak House 1312 Philadelphia Pike Yes
Hollywood Diner Concord Avenue and Market Street
Later moved to U.S. 40 between Glasgow and Elkton, MD
Holts Quick Lunch 5 E. 4th Street Yes
Hop, The 4542 Kirkwood Highway Yes
Horn & Hardarts Restaurant Merchandise Mart Yes
Horne's Crown Room 1110 S College Avenue & Rt 896 Yes
Hotel DuPont Cafeteria Hotel DuPont Yes
Hotel Rodney
Rainbow Room
12th & Market Streets Yes
Howard Johnson's Hare's Corner, DuPont Boulevard, Opened 1942
Gov. Printz Boulevard, Edge Moor, Opened 1941
Fairfax, Concord Pike, opened in 1956
Kirkwood Highway & Limestone Road, opened in 1960
Hughie McCorkle's 8 E 2nd Street Yes
Hugo's Inn Kennett Square
Hummingbird to Mars 1616 Delaware Avenue
Hunter Cafeteria Delaware Trust Bldg.
Hunter's Den 3517 Kirkwood Highway
Opened in 1981 at the old Blue Lantern location, 4303 Kirkwood Highway. Relocated to Old Capitol Trail in 1990 when Kirkwood Highway was widened.
Ibach's 1801 W. 14th Street Yes
Ideal Diner
Operated 1948-1960
4 E 4th Street
Operated as the Broker's Realty Exchange business for a short time. The diner was demolished in the early 2000s.
Il Pescatore 1450 Kirkwood Highway Yes
Imperial Inn Concord Pike
Inn, The
2020 Naamans Road Yes
Ironhill Brewing & Restaurant Newark (1996) and Wilmington Riverfront (2003)
Ivystone Restaurant 4542 Kirkwood Highway Yes
Ivy Tea Room John Wanamaker's Yes
Jack Lundy's Satellite Room
3604 Miller Road Shopping Center Editing
Jackie Horner's Cafe 631 Jefferson Street Yes
Jackson Inn
Previously, Conestoga Inn, aka, "Two-Mile Inn"
101 DuPont Road Yes
James Street Tavern
Previously, the Hi-Ho Tavern
2 West Market Street, Newport
Jasmine Restaurant 3618 Concord Pike
Jay Hurley's Cafe Continental 3031 New Castle Avenue Editing
Jerry's Drive-In Du Pont Parkway Yes
Jerry's Kirkwood Inn Kirkwood Highway & Newport Gap Pike Yes
Jessops Tavern & Colonmial Restaurant
Previously the Green Frog
114 Delaware Street, Old New Castle Yes
Jimmie's Cafe 3050 New Castle Avenue
Jimmy's Diner
Jimmy Copoulos opened it in the 1950s
Main Street, Newark - Closed in 2008 Yes
Jimmy's Restaurant 203-205 W. 8th Street
Later operated as Chet's Restaurant
John L's Cafe S. Heald Street
Johnny's Cafe 215 N Van Buren Street
Johnson's Tea Room Marsh Road Yes
Katie's Restaurant
1800 W. 6th Street
Silvio Spiezio bought a tap room and made it into an Italian Restaurant. In 1945, he sold it to the Fugilino family who sold it to two schoolteachers in 1977. Two years later, they sold it to Katie's Restaurant, Inc., founded by several Wilmington businessmen. In 1985, it was sold to William and Cynthia Bartoshesky
Kelley's St. George's
Kenny Rogers Roasters Restaurant Concord Pike
Kent Manor Inn US Rt. 13 & Rodgers Road Editing
Kid Sheleens 1801 W. 14th Street
Kings Inn Tavern
2020 Naamans Road Yes
Kirkwood Kitchen Meadowood Shopping Center, Kirkwood Highway
Kooma 400 Justison Street
Korner Diner
Main Street, Newark
Kozy Korner Restaurant • Delaware Avenue & Washington Street
• 906 Union Street
La-Guitar-Blu Rt 40, Bear Yes
Lamberti's Cucina • 1300 Centerville Road
• 514 Philadelphia Pike
Lambros Continental Gardens, Phidelphia Pike & Harvey Road Yes
Lamplighter's Inn 44th & Market Streets Yes
LaRocca Italian Restaurant Fairfax Shopping Center
Lenape Inn Rt 52, Pennsylvania Yes
Leoune's Town Talk 100 block 11th Street Editing...
Linden Grill Linden & Jackson Streets
Little Anthony's 729 Philadelphia Pike Yes
Lloyd's 701 Monroe Street Yes
Logan House Delaware Avenue Yes
Lone Star Steakhouse 113 S DuPont Highway Yes
Longhorn Ranch Restaurant US Rt. 1, Glen Mills, PA Yes
Lucilles Restaurant 3000 Market Street Yes
Loump's Kirkwood Diner Kirkwood Highway @ Newport Gap Pike Yes
Lynnhaven Inn 154 N. DuPont Highway Yes
M & M Restaurant, Inc. New Castle County Airport Yes
Madeline's Restaurant 531 N. DuPont Street
Majestic Diner
Also known as the Trolley Car Diner
Delaware Avenue & Tatnall Street
East Third Street @ Market Street
Marconi Restaurant 1900 Lancaster Avenue
Opened 1944, closed 1985
Reopened as Ristorante Attilio, 1985
Marina's Italian Restaurant Merchants Square
Martelli's Italian Restaurant Branmar Plaza
Marshall's Merchandise Mart Yes
Martin's Steak House 14th & Scott Streets Yes
Mascagni Restaurant 219 W 7th Street Yes
McSpaddens Bar-B-Q Restaurant Kirkwood Hwy Yes
McSpaddens Restaurant 1101 Philadelphia Pike Yes
MaxiLuna 2000 Pennsylvania Avenue Yes
Memories Restaurant 4712 Limestone Road, Pike Creek Shopping Center Yes
Mendenhall Inn Rt. 52
Merrie House Tri-State Mall Yes
Michaels' Restaurant
Midtown Grill E. 4th Street
Mitchell's Restaurant Market Street at 2nd Street Yes
Monferoni's Sandwich Shop 1208-1210 Market Street Yes
Moorish Room Editing
Moro 1307 N Scott Street
Mr. Pizza Family Affair Restaurant • Chesmar Plaza, Chestnut Hill & Marrows Roads
• Mr. Pizza, 4553 Kirkwood Highway, Chestnut Hill Shopping Center
Mr. T's Restaurant Rt 202, Concordville, PA Yes
Mrs. Robino's 520 N. Union Street Yes
Mythos Restaurant 4542 Kirkwood Highway Yes
Naaman's Stone Inn Faulk & Naaman's Roads Yes
Naaman's Tea House (Robinson House) Naaman's Road & Philadelphia Pike Yes
Nakamura of Japan
1314 Washington Street
New Coach House
See 2605 Philadelphia Pike Page 2
New Garden Cafe 5th & Church Streets Yes
Newport Diner 103 W. Market Street, Newport
Newport Restaurant Greystone Plaza, Newport Yes
New Star Front & King Streets
New York Fish Market & Oyster Bar • 835 King Street
• 803-805 N. Union Street
New York Restaurant 408-410 N. Market Street #1 #2 #3
Niblicks Rt 141 & Faulkland Road, Chestnut Run Shopping Center Yes
Nobis Cafeteria 2 E 9th Street Yes
Old Admiral's Inn 2020 Naamans Road
1977-1988, The name was changed from Smugglers Inn to avoid infringing on the trademark of a chain of restaurants.
Old Courthouse Tea Room The Green, New castle Yes
Old Heildelberg German Beer Garden Naamans & Faulk Roads Yes
Oliver's Restaurant Holiday Inn, Rt 273 Yes
Olympia Café
Damaged by a fire in 1951
5 E. 4th Street Yes
Olympia Restaurant
Opened 1955
125 Market Streets Yes
Oscar's Restaurant 703 Market Street Yes
Pagoda By The Kumquat Tree Branmar Plaza Shopping Center, Marsh & Silverside Roads Yes
Pala's Cafe' 701 N. Union Street Yes
Pantalone's Meadowood Inn 2628 Capitol Trail Yes
Pantalone's Restaurant 802 Newport Pike (Silview), Newport
Pantano's 802 Newport Pike (Silview), Newport Yes
Pantry Restaurant Philadelphia Pike, Claymont Yes
Pappy's Pizza Restaurants • 2722 Concord Pike
• Cleveland Avenue, Newark
• Kirkwood Highway
Park Grill Wawaset & VanBuren Streets
Parkway Lounge DuPont Highway
Penn Restaurant Penn Mart Shopping Center, Basin Road Yes
Pennrose 42nd & Market Streets
Pepe's Pizza
Peter Pan Diner 201 DuPont Highway at Basin Road
Later, it became part of the Sherwood Diner group
Picciotti's North Restaurant
Opened 1970, closed 1971
See 2605 Philadelphia Pike Page 1
Picciotti's Restaurant 1641 W. 4th Street
Opened 1942, closed in 1985 and relocated to 3001 Lancaster Avenue, 1985-1997.
The original location became "Jon B's"
Pillars Inn
Opened 1960, closed 1963
See 2605 Philadelphia Pike Page 1
Pineroom 7th & King Streets
Pike Restaurant Claymont
Pink Elephant 8th & Union Streets
Plaid Room 803 N. Union Street Yes
Pompeii Restaurant New Castle Yes
Ponderosa Grille Tri-State Mall, I-95 & Naamans Road Yes
Poor Richards Inn 1601 Concord Pike Yes
Port Penn Inn
Post House Restaurant • 1722 Pennsylvania Avenue
• 105 N Union Street
• 43rd & Market Streets
• 145 E Main Street, Newark
Powder Mill, The Kennett Pike, Greenville Yes
Presto Restaurant 817 Market Street
4th & Shipley Streets
Printz Diner
7901 Governor Pritz Boulevard
Ranch House Restaurant 522 S Market Street
Ranch House Restaurant 4003 Concord Pike
Rainbow Grill Hotel Darling, 1105 Market Street Yes
Rainbow Room Hotel Rodney, 1105 Market Street Yes
The Red Barn 154 N. DuPont Highway Yes
Red Barn Reastaurant Kirkwood Hwy
Opened in 1964, closed in 1973
A fire in 1968 caused $300,000 damage.
Remedio's 1801 Lancaster Avenue Yes
Red Lantern Inn Rt. 13, Black Cat Yes
Renai's Restaurant 6th & Union Streets
Richard's 57 Elkton Road, Newark Yes
Ristorante Attilio 1900 Lancaster Avenue
Opened 1985
Previously was Marconi Restaurant
Ristorante Mona Lisa 607 N Lincoln Street Yes
Ritz Restaurant 206 W 10th Street Yes
Road House Restaurant
Opened in 1982
802 N. Union Street
Previously Del Grosso (1933) and Casa Angela (1973)
Sold in 1993 to become Walter's Steak House
Rose Ann Luncheonette 703 Concord Avenue Yes
Rose Hill Inn
Formerly Brownie's Tavern
New Castle Avenue Yes
Rose's Diner
Opened in 1940
Route 40, Elkton Yes
Royal Oak Opposite the Black Cat Yes
Royal Diner
Manuel Pandelakis opened it in 1930s in Camden, NJ but relocated it to Wilmington in 1948, closed in 1981
S. Market and D Streets Yes
Ryon's Restaurant 706 King Street Yes
Sambo's Restaurant 198 DuPont Highway, New Castle Yes
Sam's Restaurant Concord Avenue & Jefferson Street
Sansone's Oyster Bar
Opened late 1930s, sold in 1963
304 N. Union Street Yes
Santa Fe Mexican Grill 190 E Main Street, Newark
2006 Pennsylvania Avenue
Savoy Restaurant
Open late 1940s, closed in 1978
4 W 5th Street Yes
Schrafft's Restaurant
1968-mid 1980s
I-95 & Rt 273 Yes
Scotty's Restaurant
837 Orange Street Yes
Scuba Restaurant
916 Orange Street Yes
Seafood Shanty
7010 Governor Printz Boulevard Yes
Shamrock Room Lord De La Warr Hotel, DuPont Haghway & Memorial Drive Yes
Shellhamer's University Plaza, Newark Yes
Sherwood Diner 1916 W. 4th Street
In the 1950s, it was the Tom Thumb Diner
Other Sherwood Diners were located at:
• South Market Street
• DuPont Highway and Basin Road, previously, the Peter Pan Diner and later, Arner's
• U.S. 40 and DE 896
Shipley Grill
805 Shipley Street
Shipley Grill
Renamed Anthony's (2000)
913 Shipley Street
Siéna Restaurant 1616 Delaware Avenue
Silvio's Spaghetti House 301 S Heald Street
Sir James Restaurant & Pub
The Cannery Shopping Center
Skip Wright's Coach House
Open 1973-1977
See 2605 Philadelphia Pike Page 2
Smugglers Inn 2020 Naamans Road
1975-1977; The name was changed to Old Admiral's Inn to avoid infringing on the trademark of a chain of restaurants.
Spic & Span Curb Service Restaurant • 31st & Market Streets
• Penny Hill
• 1207 Union Street
• 303 Delaware Avenue
Spinning Wheel Inn 4817 Governor Printz Boulevard
Spruce Restaurant & Night Club 8th & Spruce Streets
Starting Gate Chestnut Run Shopping Center
Star Restaurant
707 Market Street
Starlight Room Hotel Rodney, 1105 Market Street
Stateline Restaurant Route 202
St. Regis Café
Unit block E. 4th Street
Steve's Seafood Restaurant 1204 Centerville Road Editing
Steve's 22nd & Market Streets
Surrey Inn
Swiss Inn US Rt. 40, Elkton, MD Editing
Szechuan Restaurant 3615 Kirkwood Highway
Tally-Ho Restaurant US Rt. 202 & Naamans Road Editing
Tarburton's Diner Gov. Printz Boulevard, Holly Oak Yes
Tequilas 914 Orange Street
Terranova's 4th & Tatnall Streets Yes
Tiffin's 1200 block Market Street
Toddle House Delaware Avenue
Toddle House 41st & Market Streets
Tom Thumb Diner (1950's) 1916 W. 4th Street
In the 1960's, it was the Sherwood Diner
Tower of London Fairfax Shopping Center
Town & Country Diner Rt 13, Tybout's Corner, New Castle
Town House 913 Shipley Street Yes
Town Talk Restaurant 11th & West Streets Yes
Towne Wharf Restaurant 835 Market Street Yes
Trevi Restaurant 3100 Naamans Road, The Shoppes of Naamans Yes
Twentieth Century Grill 4th & Market Streets
Up the Creek E 7th Street Editing
Vans Holland House Delaware Avenue & West Street Yes
Viking Diner Hares Corner
Later, it was moved to become part of the ChesDel Restaurant
Village Restaurant & Lounge Independence Mall
Vincente's Restaurant 2800 Lancaster Avenue Yes
Volcano Restaurant 1709 Delaware Avenue Yes
Wachter's, formerly the Old Tally-Ho Concord Pike & Naamans Road Yes
Wagon Wheel Bar & Grill Front & French Streets
Walt Poirier's Restaurant 307-309 Delaware Avenue
Walter's Steak House
Previous location of the Road House Restaurant.
802 N. Union Street
John Walter Constantinou is the grandson of John Constantinou, the founder of Constantinou's House of Beef. In 1993, Walter opened his steak house and carried on his family's tradition, but in his own way.
Walton's Café Union& Conrad Streets
Warsaw Inn 5th & Church Street Yes
Washington Street Ale House Editing
Waterworks 16th & French Streets
Weaver's Steak House Rt 40, Elkton, MD Yes
William Penn Diner 2nd & Shipley Streets
Opened in 1941
William Penn Diner Route 13, Hares Conner
Opened in 1931
Wilmington Diner S. Market & C Streets & Yes
Willow Restaurant DuPont Highway Yes
Wilmington Sportman's Club
Wing Wah Concord Pike
Winklers (Louis and Annie) Restaurant 1419 French Street
Founded 1880 in the old stables and carriage house of the Shipley Mansion.
Ye Old Tavern 2223 N. Market Street
Closed in 1991
Yetter's Restaurant 3101 Philadelphia Pike, Claymont
Zenbie's 30th & Governor Printz Boulevard Yes
Zim's Restaurant 625 King Street Yes
Zorba's Restaurant Yes
Zubers Restaurant 1330 King Street Yes

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