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The House of William & Merry

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1336 Old Lancaster Pike, Hockessin, DE (Valley Road)
+1 302-234-2255
Sun 10:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
Tue - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Hockessin, Delaware
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a first-class restaurant in the village of Hockessin, Delaware. I have eaten in numerous restaurants all over the country and in Europe. and it is top notch! Creative cuisine, using local and seasonal ingredients, including wild game, vegetables, and always a unique fois gras that Chef Bill makes. Last night I had the pork shank, which was so... More 

Thank kmsdettwyler
Philadelphia Area
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Dined here a few times over the years. Always interesting, creative cuisine. Best Manhattens on the planet! Great service.

Thank budsk1
Baltimore, Maryland
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The appetizers, entrees and desserts at The House of William and Merry were absolutely delicious. I recommend the mushroom bisque, warm winter salad and the dry aged ribeye. The staff is friendly and accommodating. Our server, Emma, was friendly and knowledgeable of the menu. The GLS Gascon Malbec (wine) and Adios Amigos (mixed drink) were also delicious. I am a... More 

Thank Thomas S
Wilmington, Delaware
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158 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016

The House of William & Merry is simply the best restaurant in Delaware and can hold it's own in any market. Another great meal with perfect service and personal attention. We took a friend who had not been there and is a real foodie ad world traveler and he was amazed at what they are doing. Congratulations and thank you.

Thank nskaye
Level Contributor
44 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

We often go for Sunday brunch, which typically has something for every palate or mood. They are somewhat famous for their GIANT breakfast burrito, but plenty of their dishes are excellent. I will caution you to ask what you are getting, as they do have a tendency to serve 'deconstructed' dishes which occasionally are a downer versus the traditional dish,... More 

Thank METK
Wilmington, Delaware
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316 reviews
152 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 277 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

Based on recommendations from several different foodie-friends, we dined here with some friends for my birthday and were thrilled with our evening. I judge the meals at a restaurant based on how many times any one guest is inspired to spontaneously turn to another guest and say "you have GOT to try this!" During our dinner here, all four of... More 

Thank WineTraveller
Wilmington, Delaware
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117 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

We finally decided to try this place after hearing wonderful reviews from trusted friends. We are very happy we did! We were seated in the first floor dining room. The seating is a bit tight but it was easy to overlook because of the attentive and warm service. Our server, Maureen, was very knowledgeable and accommodating. There were so many... More 

Thank Sheryl K
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254 reviews
174 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016 via mobile

Came here with colleagues last night and it was absolutely superb. Dishes were all very fresh. My tuna tartare was simply divine. The waiters were very attentive without being intrusive. They even have a great sense of humour for us out of towners. I had the parpadelle and it was just perfect. So fresh as well. Portions are just right... More 

Thank Monkey168
Bear, Delaware
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134 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

My wife and I visited here for our Anniversary. Read some good reviews and decided to try it. We started off our meal sharing an appetizer of the Cast Iron Octopus. It was Octopus served with apple 3 ways, Fried Manchego cheese and pecan and Rye Whiskey Gastrique. It was very tasty. We then both got the Kennett Square Mushroom... More 

Thank Msbarnett72
Clearwater, Florida
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

I never rate restaurants, but I felt compelled to warn anyone who might be lured into this culinary mess.Nothing good can be said. We were a wedding party tricked into the dark side. It was nearly impossible to find. No GPS could identify the location. We found it by accident. There was only valet parking and a semi truck blocked... More 

Thank Patty E

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$31 - US$50
American, International
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
10:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1336 Old Lancaster Pike, Hockessin, DE
    (Valley Road)
  • Location: United States  >  Delaware (DE)  >  Hockessin
  • Phone Number: +1 302-234-2255

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