When it comes to great beer paired with excellent food, there's few who can come close to Iron Hill in the city. A recipient of numerous awards for its brews, Iron Hill does not rest on its drink laurels alone and sets the bar with a food menu comprising of an exceptional selection of American favorites. The diversity and the amount of choices available will prove to be a pleasant surprise for foodies who've always had a gripe about the attention given to food at proper places to drink. The full menu features great selection in everything from starters and entrees to pizzas, burgers, sandwiches and even desserts. There's a kids menu as well as a selection of healthy choices. It even caters to people with dietary restrictions with a gluten free menu. Iron Hill's award-winning beers form most of the drink selection with seasonal brews also making an appearance. An excellent place for a complete drinking and dining experience.
Back Burner Restaurant offers the perfect ambiance, whether its for an outing with your family or a special someone. The cozy and intimate atmosphere will sure make it an unforgettable experience. Some of the delicacies featured on the menu consists of the signature mushroom soup, bacon wraps, shrimps, crab cakes, duck ravioli, pork Delmonico and lots more on the list. Complement your meals with some of the unique cocktail creations or liquor. Do not make the mistake of missing out on the delectable desserts, no matter how stuffed you are. A great place to plan your special events, hire their catering services too. For reservations and more information, call ahead.
Established in 1994, the Iron Hill brewery at Wilmington was one of the first to open in the series of this award-winning brewery restaurant chain. Beer enthusiasts need no introduction to their stellar array of handcrafted beers that have stood against some of the best in the region. From Belgian Ales to Lagers, each of their brews has a distinct flavor that is bound to please most tastes. Though beer is admittedly in focus here, the food to go with your brews is surprisingly well thought-of. Iron Hill offers a diverse menu of modern American specialties, and has everything from soups and salads to burgers, pizzas and sandwiches; perfect grub to match the beers on offer. The kitchen caters to dietary restrictions with a gluten free menu and also has a full menu for kids. The level of cooking is head and heels above the the average pub grub and blurs the lines between the brewery and the restaurant. The beautiful waterside location and spacious interiors make it a good choice for large groups and private functions as well. Check website for more.
Located within the Trolley Square, the popular Italian eatery inherits the admiration of a number of equally famous institutions that have evolved to become Piccolina Toscana. While essentially remaining an Italian restaurant, Piccolina's focus is on tapas-style small and sharing plates. The dining room has been thoughtfully laid out with contemporary accents. The huge murals featuring artwork by a local artist is the highlight of the room and a conversation starter. Rugged wall textures, lavish use of woods and thoughtful lighting choices give the place a sophisticated edge. While the seating plan is mostly open, a selection of booths ensure that intimate dinners remain intimate. There's also a private dining area if you're with a large group. The food menu featuring tapas style Italian dishes presents a delightful way to enjoy the specialties on offer; smaller portions ensuring a focus on flavor. Sunday brunches are a popular affair. The bar has a varied spirit selection to satisfy most tastes. Keep an eye out for the regular food and drink promotions. Check website for more.
Experience the zesty flavors of Spain at this delightful restaurant located slightly away from the city center. Tapas, a quintessentially Spanish creation has gained worldwide following, and despite the simple nature of it, has been widely experimented with much to the delight of foodies. At Ole Tapas, you're up for a good Spanish experience with the tapas menu spanning the traditional as well as the contemporary palate. The menu has quite a lot of options and it wouldn't be a bad idea to ask for a recommendation from the helpful wait-staff. Apart from tapas, the menu has a good selection of Spanish classics ranging from paella to chorizo. Kids won't be disappointed with a separate little selection for them. The restaurant also caters to vegetarians and vegans with quite a few options that can be made to suit their palate. The dining room is as Spanish as it can get with red and yellow hues dominating the walls and Spain inspired artwork and decor adorning them. Stop by with family or friends for a fantastic experience.
With mentions dating back to the 18th Century, the space housing the Columbus Inn has a rich history. And with it's restoration and reopening in 2010, the owners have succeeded at not only updating it to a modern establishment that holds relevance today, but also bringing some of its glory back. A lesson in history, however, is not a requisite to having a good time at the Columbus Inn. On offer is a superb selection of contemporary American fare that changes with the seasons and a drinks list that shuffles flawlessly between the old world and new. From ancient concoctions and classics to modern takes, there's a fair bit of variety here and it won't hurt to try a little from every era. The interiors feature plenty of old-style wooden touches and some great lighting choices for a warm atmosphere. The contemporary seating choices provide a nice contrast. There is a choice of private rooms if you're looking for group dining or private parties. Check website for more.
The Academic Bistro at Drexel University is a lovely place to enjoy a fine dining experience at an affordable price. Located in the Center for Hospitality and Sport Management, this institution trains students in culinary and service skills. Students who take courses here in hospitality management are the ones that prepare the savory meals and attend to guests. The restaurant is open to public during fall, winter and spring terms. Check website for menu and reservation.
Ice Cave is an attractive ice-cream parlor of the town, serving Taiwanese ice on your cream. The place claims to serve natural flavors and will leave you wanting more. From their alluring menu you can try their Berry Lemonade or Orange Tangerine. The parlor also offers delectable flavors in teas and milkshakes. If you are in the vicinity, don't forget to drop by and enjoy their amazing treats.