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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
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Sun 10:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
Tue - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Hockessin, Delaware
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I was skeptical about the restaurant. I am not sure why, but I was thinking that the menu would be limited with upscale items and that the prices would be higher. My Wife wanted to go, so I took my wife and kids there for Brunch on Mother's Day. I was impressed. The food was well prepared. The portions were... More 

Thank jwreed108
Hockessin, Delaware
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

The food and staff were wonderful. However it is incredibly expensive. If it was just a little lower priced, we would come back far more often.

Thank nancykelley
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42 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Sunday brunch at The House of William and Merry was quite tasty! We very much enjoyed everything we ordered. The service was good too. We look forward to returning there soon.

Thank AdventuresWithMommy
Wilmington, Delaware
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130 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 April 2017

I can't believe the good reviews for this average venue. No parking, valet only apparently because of the lack of space. Menu is limited, portions under sized, over priced and of average quality. Good service was the only positive about this adventure. Spend your coin and time elsewhere.

Thank skunkmutha
Wilmington, Delaware
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39 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017

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
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3 reviews
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 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 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 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 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 

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Hershey, Pennsylvania
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32 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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
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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 31 - USD 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
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
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?