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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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44 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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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306 reviews
146 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 271 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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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108 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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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241 reviews
163 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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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130 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 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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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
Wilmington, Delaware
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

We were looking for a nice atmosphere, great food and no need to rush through our meal as we enjoyed our evening with old friends; the House of William and Merry came through with flying colors! There is a good selection of beer (including some microbrews), wine and cocktails - I particularly enjoyed the Perfect Pear martini and my friend... More 

Thank Joanne W
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26 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

The setting was beautiful and the food very good. The limited menu was executed well. So what is my problem? Two things... First, the descriptions of the food is over the top. It seemed almost as if the artistry in the ingredient list was more important than the art itself. The description of the specials took far too long to... More 

Thank Lee S
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

Let me start by saying, I'm not a fan of paying $40 for a dinner plate. I would never have eating here if not taken by a close friend for a birthday dinner. When I first walked through the door, it was intimate and welcoming. All the employees that we came in contact with were pleasant. Everyone was attentive without... More 

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Newark, DE, United States
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30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

The House of William & Merry offers haute cuisine, wonderful ambiance and fantastic wine cellar. This restaurant is great for couple dining, as well as dining with a group of friends.

Thank Terry S

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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
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
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?