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Shellhammer's Restaurant

$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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9C University Plz, Newark, DE 19702-1549
+1 302-738-0758
11:00 - 01:00
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Baltimore, Maryland
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27 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We arrived very late. About 10 pm. The service was very good. A waitress and two bar tenders helped us. I am writing this review about 3 weeks after went eat here so I don't remember their names or I would call them out. The food was excellent and the beer was very good. The place is large inside, but... More 

Thank Baltimore-Bob13
Silver Spring, Maryland
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I'm from out of town but visit 2x/month. Aware of Shelly's specials b/c they are just too good to ignore. All the food is good. Andrea is an outstanding wait person with knowledge, personality and a smile. I stay at a hotel with a bar/restaurant, but congrats, you beat it for food and drink!! Rock on

Thank ruthbrad4d
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

The food and service at Shellhammer's was very good. Our server was very friendly and most accommodating about a food allergy. We stopped in for a late lunch and ordered two appetizers. The salmon bites with the Thai barbecue sauce were absolutely delicious. The crab toast was also good, though we would have liked to see some larger chunks of... More 

Thank Kestrel97
Middletown, Delaware
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Monica provided excellent service. She is very friendly and courteous. Food is also very good! Great atmosphere! We will be back.

Thank KCHatton
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Josh is always friendly and makes everyone laugh. Everyone comes for Sunday brunch and he makes us want to come back every week!!!

Thank mandolin0120
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

Came in for a night with friends and had a great time. Service was exceptional and a special acknowledgement to Joshua and Julez. Will definitely return with friends!

Thank Andre B
Frankfort, Illinois
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

Forget about the strip mall location. Fabulous happy hour specials, both drinks and food, had the bbq chicken quesadilla on Owen the bartender's suggestion, regular menu size portion, regular size tortilla but huge on flavor and just the right size. Only$6. Very friendly crowd, made me feel like a regular. Ask about the Shellhammers card. Super easy to use. So... More 

Thank cc L
1 review
Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

This is my fav go to place to just hangout with friends and the locals. The atmosphere is very warming the minute you walk in the door. The hostess greet you with a smile every time. The bartenders do a fantastic job tending the bar my favs are Angie, Monica, Jessica ,Dillon, Pat and Brett but their all great. The... More 

Thank Stephen S
Newark, Delaware
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57 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2017

Went on Wednesday when burgers are cheaper. I got the shrimp burger with sweet potato fries. Crowded for a Wednesday but still could talk without yelling.

Thank JohnnyDelwark
Newark, Delaware
Level Contributor
40 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 February 2017

Shellhammers has continued to decline since the new ownership. We have been going there since it opened. Today, Sunday, Feb. 5th, we went there for Brunch. We waited close to an hour for breakfast foods! The green pepper and onions that were in the omelets and breakfast burritos were big hard hunks that were barely cooked. The breakfast burritos had... More 

Thank TikiDebbie
Horace S, General Manager at Shellhammer's Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi Debbie, I was disappointed to find that you had a poor experience with us this past Sunday, especially seeing that you have been a a guest of ours for so long. I would appreciate the opportunity to speak with you personally to address your concerns. We take our guest's feedback very seriously, and work hard at improving how we... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 8 - USD 19
American, Bar, Pub
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9C University Plz, Newark, DE 19702-1549
  • Location: United States  >  Delaware (DE)  >  Newark
  • Phone Number: +1 302-738-0758
Shellhammer's is a warm comfortable place to enjoy lunch, brunch or dinner. Happy Hour is always jumping with awesome everyday specials.

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