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Arner's Family Restaurant

$$ - $$$
American, Diner
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201 N Dupont Hwy, New Castle, DE 19720-6450
+1 302-322-3279
06:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 06:00 - 21:00
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49 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

It's been a few years since visiting this establishment. It used to have one of the best salad bars around for the price. On this business trip I visited two different times. Both times were for lunch/dinner and there was something odd each time we visited. The restaurant was empty even on Friday around 6pm on a holiday weekend. They... More 

Thank FoodiLover33305
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57 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

Below average, and not in a snobby this-is-a-diner way, it really is. Not busy at lunch yet took 45 min to get a grilled cheese and fries. Grill cheese is hard to screw up but even this was pitiful. The fries??? Words can't describe. They are raw on inside and slightly cooked on outside like they were allowed to thaw... More 

Thank 2crewmom
Milford DE
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128 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

Enjoyed the lunch. Husband and I had the taco salad. It was a very good taco salad. Have not had a good one in a long time but this one was delicious. Would loved to have had a piece of their Boston Cream Pie, but was too full. Looked yummy.

Thank Sarah S
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Battery park is along the Delaware river and has a paved walk along the river. This is a nice place for birding or strolling. There is also a nice playground for kids

Thank Paul B
New Castle, Delaware
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189 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2016 via mobile

It was lunch with a friend. I had a bowl of chicken noodle soup and the salad bar. My friend had a taco salad. It was a big bowl of soup and a good salad bar. My friends salad was huge. Certainly goo portions. Also great service. Need to come back and have breakfast.

1 Thank RonB4610
Clayton, New Jersey
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23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 2016

i will never set foot in this restaurant again the food was terrible!!!!the food was greasy and bland. the shepard's pie tasted like it came out of a dog food can and the service was very, very slow. do yourself a favor, find another place to eat. also the place was very dirty they do not believe in cleaning.

Thank Deborah M
Wilmington, Delaware
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264 reviews
192 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 May 2016

This restaurant has gone through some changes in recent years, and they haven't been good. Lately, the restaurant has really fallen into disrepair. When I was there the other day, I noticed a large pile of papers and boxes in the front lobby which looks VERY unprofessional and very sloppy. If that's what it looks like where people can see,... More 

Thank GingerSnap317
Middletown, Delaware
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33 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2016

We have always liked Arners ok. Some folks have raved about it over the years. We drove from Middletown, about 15 miles to go someplace different for breakfast. We were told there would be a 15-20 minute wait for a table when we arrived, it was busy. After 5 minutes passed, we saw 2 seats open up at the 'counter'... More 

1 Thank gosheldon
wilmington, de, United States
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35 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2016

My family and I have been to Arner's for years....I always love it there. It's not a good place for a bread eater or someone watching their food and caloric intake (like me) but it is good, home-style food. The service is usually quite good - reasonable prices and exorbitant desserts! Easy to get to on Rt 13, plenty of... More 

Thank Cynthia O
Newark, Delaware
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104 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 April 2016 via mobile

Went there for breakfast with a friend. My server was great his name was Tim. he was very attentive and the food came out in a timely manner. Nothing special and the salad bar could have been better. Kind of a dark and dingy place but the service and food was decent. When I paid my tab the cashier was... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 201 N Dupont Hwy, New Castle, DE 19720-6450
  • Location: United States  >  Delaware (DE)  >  New Castle
  • Phone Number: +1 302-322-3279

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