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The House of William & Merry

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1336 Old Lancaster Pike, Hockessin, DE 19707-9557 (Valley Road)
+1 302-234-2255
11:00 - 23:00
Closed now
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Sun 10:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
Tue - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Wilmington, Delaware
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33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

this is a classy restaurant, and wonderful food: the atmosphere is fabulous, and the food is outstanding: it is fine dining, and a great place for out of town guests.

Thank danna l
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

This is probably one of the best restaurants in the area. The chefs put together very good plates, great balance, delicious. The wait staff is attentive, able to recite all the items on the tasting menu, a 2 minute spiel.... but the seats aren't great, crowded, so the ambience is not great. Still the food is worth it.

Thank Harriet C
Ocean City, Maryland
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120 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

This is a small restaurant which was once a house. The menu is creative. We tried the warm winter salad and sloppy joe. Both were excellent. The service was friendly and professional. Perfect for a change of pace.

Thank H M
Hockessin, Delaware
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60 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2017

We have been to THWM a number of times and we are always amazed by the creative dishes on the seasonal menu. The prices say special occasion but the atmosphere is great, a restored farmhouse, and the fare does not disappoint. The pork dishes are a favorite of mine. I would recommend the slow braised Berkshire pork shank on the... More 

1 Thank Eric B
Hershey, Pennsylvania
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33 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017

Happened upon this place with the hubby after a long day in Wilmington... who knew there was such a great place right in Hockessin? The food and drinks were fabulous, as was the service. We had duck, eel, pork belly, and craft cocktails. It was wonderful!

Thank Buggyhotelssuck
Wilmington, Delaware
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2017

I met a dear friend for lunch on a cold Friday. It was my first time in this restaurant, but I had heard rave reviews from friends who have dined here before. The dining area is small and starkly decorated. All tables were full, except a four-top. We lingered for about 2 hours (!!) and the tables turned over, although... More 

1 Thank Hffoo
Hockessin, Delaware
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017

This is a first-class restaurant in the village of Hockessin, Delaware. I have eaten in numerous restaurants all over the country and in Europe. and it is top notch! Creative cuisine, using local and seasonal ingredients, including wild game, vegetables, and always a unique fois gras that Chef Bill makes. Last night I had the pork shank, which was so... More 

1 Thank kmsdettwyler
Philadelphia Area
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

Dined here a few times over the years. Always interesting, creative cuisine. Best Manhattens on the planet! Great service.

Thank budsk1
Baltimore, Maryland
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

The appetizers, entrees and desserts at The House of William and Merry were absolutely delicious. I recommend the mushroom bisque, warm winter salad and the dry aged ribeye. The staff is friendly and accommodating. Our server, Emma, was friendly and knowledgeable of the menu. The GLS Gascon Malbec (wine) and Adios Amigos (mixed drink) were also delicious. I am a... More 

1 Thank Thomas S
Wilmington, Delaware
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169 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016

The House of William & Merry is simply the best restaurant in Delaware and can hold it's own in any market. Another great meal with perfect service and personal attention. We took a friend who had not been there and is a real foodie ad world traveler and he was amazed at what they are doing. Congratulations and thank you.

Thank nskaye

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$31 - US$50
American, International, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
10:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1336 Old Lancaster Pike, Hockessin, DE 19707-9557
    (Valley Road)
  • Location: United States  >  Delaware (DE)  >  Hockessin
  • Phone Number: +1 302-234-2255

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