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“It's more then food it's entertainment!!!!”
Review of Penn's Place

Penn's Place
Ranked #17 of 135 Restaurants in New Castle
Price range: USD 4 - USD 16
Cuisines: American, Danish, Wine Bar
Description: Located in the heart of downtown Historic New Castle, directly across from Delaware's First State Historical National Park. This quaint, circa 1682 building, is now a cozy corner for coffee, conversation, buying local art & gifts, enjoying LIVE Entertainment, craft beer, wine, a variety of baked goods & soup, breakfast, lunch, lite dinner and hosting your social gathering!
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Description: Located in the heart of downtown Historic New Castle, directly across from Delaware's First State Historical National Park. This quaint, circa 1682 building, is now a cozy corner for coffee, conversation, buying local art & gifts, enjoying LIVE Entertainment, craft beer, wine, a variety of baked goods & soup, breakfast, lunch, lite dinner and hosting your social gathering!
Reviewed 2 April 2017

We spent the evening at The Muse which is a part of Penn's Place in historic New Castle, Delaware. It was a night of Shakespeare tonight although on other Saturday night's it might me music, comedy, etc. It was great entertainment. Waiter service for drinks and light faire. If you are interested after you check their website don't hesitate as the room only holds 25. Well worth two hours (6:00 pm - 8:00 pm) on a Saturday night.

Penn's Place is also a coffee shop and a place for lunch or dinner. There is also a gift shop. Historic New Castle is a great place to walk

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Esther L, Owner at Penn's Place, responded to this reviewResponded 3 April 2017

Thank you Ron for your AWESOME review...hope to see you again soon...:)

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Reviewed 5 February 2017

It was a cold and windy day so stopped in to Penn's Place for a bowl of soup. It was delicious and hit the spot. Good place to stop for coffee, hot beverages, soup, sandwiches or dessert. Fabulous Fridays are $5 on beer and wine from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm. Or live entertainment on Saturday evenings. I will be back another time for the entertainment. Friendly staff.

Nestled down a flagstone and brick alleyway across from the New Castle Court House Museum, (and now central hub of Delaware's First National Park),  this cozy gathering spot sits in a circa 1682 building where William Penn purportedly spent his first night in the New World when he landed in New Castle

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Esther L, Owner at Penn's Place, responded to this reviewResponded 7 February 2017

Thank you for the AWESOME review!

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Reviewed 9 February 2016

An historic building which now houses a variety of artists, crafters, and gifts. Since it is located in an historic town, you can soak up the atmosphere then shop.

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Reviewed 28 October 2015

This shop has some great and differen thome décor finds. Yes, he as trunks. He also has fun soap dispensers made from liquor bottles, and lamps made from wine bottles. Fun to talk to without being pushy. Love this shop!

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Reviewed 18 November 2014

Penn’s Place is a 1682 historic building directly across the street from the New Castle Court House Museum in the heart of New Castle's Historic District. Supposedly, William Penn spent his first night in the New World here. It now houses Artisans Gifts & Gallery out front and Trader's Cove Coffee Shop out back. I patronized both businesses during my visit to New Castle.

Artisans Gifts & Gallery features the creations of local artisans who make items that reflect New Castle’s Colonial Period history. Soaps are handmade as they were then. Toys from that era for sale include penny whistles and Jacob’s ladder. Although I did not purchase anything, it was fun to browse.

Trader's Cove Coffee Shop is the small, cozy café out behind the gift shop. One can enter through the gift shop or by a side door in the walkway to the left of the building.

It has a half dozen indoor tables and several more outdoor tables in a charming garden setting.

The menu is imaginative with interesting sandwiches such as Curried Chicken with Cranberries and Tuna Salad with Ginger. Specialties include Crab Bisque and Homemade Quiche of the Day at $8.50. And, as one would expect, there is a wide selection of coffee beverages from plain to macchiato and latte.

I ordered at the walk-up counter. I got the Tuna Salad which was served on a round wheat sandwich thin. I took pita chips for my go-with. The combo was $6.95 + 25 cents tax for a total of $7.20.

Everything was very good. I recommend this place for lunch or a snack.

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