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Cantwell's Tavern

) #1 of 2 Restaurants in Odessa $$ - $$$ American, ,
109 Main St, Odessa, DE 19730-2005
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good37%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“crab cakes” (28 reviews)
“flatbread” (15 reviews)
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American, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
109 Main St, Odessa, DE 19730-2005
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This is the third visit in a row where we were left scratching our heads. This used to be our favorite go-to place with great staff and awesome food. On our 3 most recent visits it made us Wonder what happened . food was lackluster...More

Thank Barbara K
Reviewed 6 days ago

Joined friends who were celebrating their anniversary here for dinner and enjoyed a delicious meal in wonderfully old, historic building in the heart of Odessa. Our serve was great; she was attentive without being annoying and was quick to correct a mistake the bar made...More

Thank Staecy A
Reviewed 1 week ago

A charming restaurant in a the lovely little Delaware town of Odessa. Nice indoor tables, though a bit noisy, and an outdoor patio when weather permits. Cantwell's Tavern needs to be commended for offering really good food at a reasonable price, along with specials. On...More

Thank dmus
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The atmosphere is great! It is an old hotel. We went for Father's Day Dinner and the service was fantastic. I believe our servers name was Jenny. She was super nice! We had a great time. I do have to say that the food was...More

Thank bob1996
Reviewed 5 June 2017

Visiting for a graduation. Strolled in for haooy hour & discovered they had an outside bar. Bartenders were very attentive, music fun, & locals were so much fun. We aren't from here and we ran into a family that we know. What are the odds?...More

Thank Linda B
Reviewed 28 May 2017 via mobile

$7.50 glass of wine seemed be a very short pour. I had never had the 2 chardonnay that were on menu. The taste that were given were about a teaspoon. Berry Salad excellent! I asked server how many shrimp were in shrimp cocktail, she responded...More

Thank blaaahaba
Reviewed 9 May 2017

This restaurant is a favorite due to its fantastic terrace with live music on Saturday nights, good beer selection and laid back colonial setting. The dinner menu is very diverse and interesting but some less exotic options like flatbread pizzas are also available. We always...More

Thank Tessa S
Reviewed 5 May 2017

This historic Tavern / Restauant offers Wonderful Menu Selections & Great Food My wife and I visited this restaurant for my Birthday. I had Crab Cakes & my wife had short ribs. Both meals were delicious and the presentation was well done. This was my...More

Thank RLW306
Reviewed 3 May 2017

We visited Cantwell's Tavern last weekend for Sunday Brunch. It was another great experience. Service was great and the food was amazing. The smoked salmon benedict was delicious. The salmon is smoked in house, and the flavor was world class. I ordered the breakfast flatbread...More

Thank Kestrel97
Reviewed 26 April 2017

There is much to like here. The service received in both the bar and dining room was wonderful and attentive but the kitchen was slow. They serve the best Bloody Mary with Old Bay rim on the glass! I thought the Pecan crusted Walleye tasted...More

Thank Boomerang025
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18 June 2017|
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Response from Kestrel97 | Reviewed this property |
We have seen families there with infants and young children. The staff is very accommodating.
Ellen M
17 November 2016|
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Response from paul-delaware | Reviewed this property |
They can accommodate large groups because they have a variety of room sizes. I suspect their first floor is accessible. There are stairs in the front entrance but there may be other options to get in. We have always enjoyed... More
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22 November 2015|
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Response from Robert H | Reviewed this property |
No dress code, go and enjoy the great food and atmosphere. But a point of trivia for you:In days of old- no self respecting military officer would enter such an establishment covered (Head gear on) as he knew his incivility... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 109 Main St, Odessa, DE 19730-2005
  • Location: United States  >  Delaware (DE)  >  Odessa
  • Phone Number: 302-376-0600
  • E-mail
Just opened to the public on December 14, 2011. Located in the historic Hotel in the historical disrict encompassing The Historic Houses of Odessa. Holiday atmosphere is festive for the whole town.
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