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800 Market Street, Wilmington, DE 19801-3011
+1 302-652-4082
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Brook Park, Ohio
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80 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 April 2017

We bought some great candy here. It is so nice to see a place that has history. Most of the candy is made in their building. I did not realize that they had a restaurant here. The place is very old looking inside, but don't let that put you off. The lady working here was so kind. She very nice... More 

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Springfield, Missouri
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453 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 683 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 October 2016

Gavatos is a great place to grab breakfast or lunch and some delicious chocolates and other candy before you leave. We arrived after the lunch serving was over, but our server was so nice and said it was no problem and took our order. The food was good and very reasonable considering it is in Downtown Wilmington. After lunch we... More 

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Wilmington, Delaware
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28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 October 2016

My family has gone to Govatos for years, especially for Easter candy. They have little $1 bags of candy, called "boo boo bags." They are the candies that didn't look cute enough to put in their usual boxes. They are delicious and I didn't see anything terrible in how they looked. Govatos also has a restaurant that serves breakfast and... More 

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Thank MichelleM3065
Wilmington, Delaware
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55 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 17 March 2016

There are lot's of candy stores but if you want the real deal, stop in here. The candy counter is an old-fashioned glass-front case with so many choices displayed: milk chocolate, dark chocolate, nuts, nougats, caramels, plus seasonal specialties. Just keep picking until the box is full.

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Thank Coach B
Wilmington, Delaware
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56 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2016

Great place for a quick bite before you go to the Grand Opera House. It's a Chocolate shoppe (chocolates are made on the premises) and a Luncheonette. It is part of the charm of Wilmington that has been around since about 1890. You can eat there and walk to the "Grand" On your way in and way out you can't... More 

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newark, de
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124 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 November 2015

This store has been a family tradition for generations. In addition to great candy all through the year, it carries seasonal chocolates that children in the area ( and many adults ) have come to expect. They have special shapes for Easter, Valentine's Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas. They have coconut cream, vanilla cream and black walnut cream Easter eggs that... More 

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Wilmington, Delaware
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156 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2015

Their chocolates are homemade and are all delicious! I always buy my Easter candy and Halloween candy from Govatos. Their sticky apples are the best ever, def get the ones with nuts! You wont' regret it!

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1 Thank Lani S
Elkton, Maryland
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57 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 June 2013

The restaurant is incorporated with the candy store. The candy is the best anywhere. I always pick up a couple of boxes around the holidays or a special occasion. Govatos is a Wilmington, Delaware landmark.

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Thank PaulJ94
Wilmington, Delaware
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167 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 May 2013

My review is mostly about the chocolate - OMG I couldn't survive without their dark chocolate covered pretzels once a month! NO ONE makes them better then Govatos. But the restaurant on Market does a nice diner-like breakfast too.

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Thank SIngDelaware
Wilmington, Delaware
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281 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 146 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 October 2012

We have purchased candies for special ocassions from Govatos Candies at 8th and Market Sts. for as long as I can remember. The candies are homemade and you can really taste the difference. Try their caramel apples at Halloween...I guarantee that you WILL be back again next year.

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Restaurant Details

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Cuisine
American
Meals
Breakfast
Open Hours
Monday
08:30 - 17:00
Tuesday
08:30 - 17:00
Wednesday
08:30 - 17:00
Thursday
08:30 - 17:00
Friday
08:30 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 800 Market Street, Wilmington, DE 19801-3011
  • Location: United States  >  Delaware (DE)  >  Wilmington
  • Phone Number: +1 302-652-4082

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