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Deer Park Tavern

$$ - $$$American, ,
108 W Main St, Newark, DE 19711-3229
+1 302-369-9414
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  • Excellent23%
  • Very good50%
  • Average18%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible2%
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“brunch” (21 reviews)
“tots” (3 reviews)
“burgers” (11 reviews)
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American, Bar, Pub
$$ - $$$
108 W Main St, Newark, DE 19711-3229
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I spent a lot of Thursday nights at the Deer Park -- 50 years ago when I was an undergrad at Delaware. (We didn't call it UD then.) The food at "The Park" was never the attraction. Much to my surprise, the food is front...More

Thank wythany
Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

Deer park Tavern is a historic rest stop in Newark. Once deemed the "college dive bar" it has been resurrected as one of the premier lunch spots in town. Situated at the end of Main Street, diners can sit outside on the wrap around porch...More

Thank jkbreretongmailcom
Reviewed 9 September 2017

There is available parking around the building at the end of Main Street which is a good thing. The place has a historic feel and appears to be kept in shape. There is a bar and I assume it has a huge bar scene. We...More

1  Thank DiAlJo
Marc A, Owner at Deer Park Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 18 September 2017

We are sorry that you had such a frustrating experience with us. We do always have a manager on duty, in the future, please do not hesitate to request to speak with one as our number one goal is to ensure all customers leave satisfied....More

Reviewed 8 September 2017

This place is a staple in Newark and has seen many generations pass through its doors for a cold brew. You can't be a UD student without imbibing at the Deer Park (legally of course). But this place is more than just a college hangout...More

Thank ATrainRider
Reviewed 22 July 2017

Newark is a college town and while there are lots of young people in this bar, it is more of a locals establishment than a college hangout. Its a really old building with lots of charm, free popcorn, ice cold beer, good food and terrific...More

Thank peanutsNewYork
Reviewed 19 July 2017 via mobile

Go to place in Newark to meet with friends! Drink specials, appetizers or full dinner is available. There is a banquet room and entertainment upstairs with comfortable tables, booths and bar on the main floor. Food is typical bar fare with a few surprises thrown...More

Thank mer163
Reviewed 21 June 2017

Always interesting. Free popcorn. Big menu. Service depends. Burgers are a specialty. Nice bar and generous protions.

Thank Steven E
Reviewed 28 April 2017

Went here for all you can eat wings. Also had the nachos. Very mediocre wings. The wings were not crispy and the sauces very little taste. Had the Asian and bar-b-que wings. The sauces were did not have those signature flavors. Very disapointed. The nachos...More

Thank Steve S
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

The crab tots are a must try. Many nice beers on tap. The lump crab sandwich was very good. It is a local hangout with lots of history.

Thank GoliadRich
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Had Sunday brunch. Old building. Smelled of stale beer and felt dirty. Food was good but unless you say outside felt dirty. Biker type place

1  Thank Jacqulynmm
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Yes we have a large deck that dogs are allowed on! Thanks
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:30 AM - 1:00 AM
11:30 AM - 1:00 AM
11:30 AM - 1:00 AM
11:30 AM - 1:00 AM
11:30 AM - 1:00 AM
11:30 AM - 1:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 108 W Main St, Newark, DE 19711-3229
    (Elkton Rd.)
  • Location: United States  >  Delaware (DE)  >  Newark
  • Phone Number: +1 302-369-9414
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