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The Reef

) #183 of 449 Restaurants in Wilmington $$ - $$$ , , American
18 Carpenter Plz, Wilmington, DE 19810-2049
+1 302-529-1985
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good29%
  • Average29%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“scallops” (4 reviews)
“burger” (4 reviews)
“seafood” (3 reviews)
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Bar, Pub, American, Steakhouse
$$ - $$$
18 Carpenter Plz, Wilmington, DE 19810-2049
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Reviewed 19 May 2017 via mobile

Crab cakes - tasteless Scallops in bacon - dry, crunchy French onion soup - too salty Onion rings - over cooked Waitress was pleasant

Thank AyeScotland
Reviewed 5 March 2017

We eat here every Wednesday for Ny strip special for $12.95. Courteous staff and the blues bands are great on Wednesday, try the mussels in white sauce.

Thank lawsb2017
Reviewed 29 November 2016

You should try Ahi Tuna for starters and Surf n' Turf with scallops! I went there with my husband first time for dinner. The service was fast and very professional. The food was fresh and we found out that they have live music every night(after...More

Thank j0annagr
Reviewed 8 November 2016 via mobile

We visit The Reef on a regular basis. Friday and Saturday nights we go dancing . They have live bands that usually cater to the older (50 and above) crowd. We also enjoy going on Wednesday night when they have an open jam session and...More

Thank Gayle Y
Reviewed 30 May 2016

Kinda neighborhood vibe, located in strip mall setting, with specials each night, seafood and otherwise. Tvs surrounding bar area, along with tables and booths. Wife and I were turned on to the place by a fellow worker, specifically for burger Mondays, which are half price,...More

Thank PraiseDaddy
Reviewed 19 April 2016

Food and drinks average. Live music is good. Just remember it's bar food. Draft beer was warm, mixed drinks below average. Bottled drinks are fine.

Thank John K
Reviewed 17 April 2016 via mobile

This place has the best steam shrimp and cold beer in the area . It has a large bar but it also has a separate dining area that is family-friendly. There is plenty of parking If want a spot to have good food, cold drinks,...More

Thank Ray M
Reviewed 30 January 2016

Great place to hang out. We (Delaware Single Boomers) especially love when they have Club Phred playing live music. Good food and drinks at a reasonable price.

Thank Linda P
Reviewed 26 December 2015

Went to the Reef to watch Temple football bowl game. Had to ask four different people to turn on tv. Finally after almost 15 minutes they turned the game on....missed kick off...oh well....ordered some food in the meantime. Extra large order of crabs...no crackers for...More

1  Thank Bennett F
Reviewed 19 July 2015

This was our first time at The Reef. I called ahead since this was our first time and I wasn’t sure what the crowd would be like. Jessie took the call and was very friendly. I explained this is our first visit and we would...More

4  Thank twoforfun01
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Bar, Pub, American, Steakhouse
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar Scene
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: 18 Carpenter Plz, Wilmington, DE 19810-2049
  • Location: United States  >  Delaware (DE)  >  Wilmington
  • Phone Number: +1 302-529-1985
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