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Chow-worthy places in Wiimington Riverfront?

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  1. Iron Hill brewery is pretty good. Harr's seafood Grill has beautiful views and very good though expensive food.

    1. I also like Big Fish in addition to the aforementioned.

        1. re: carolinadawg

          On the Philly board, Wilmington, DE is the only Wilmington that belongs.

          1. re: CindyJ

            Actually, Wilmington, DE belongs on the Mid-Atlantic Board.

            1. re: carolinadawg

              Wilmington is covered here on the Philadelphia board (though we're fine with people asking about it on the Mid-Atlantic board, too, if they prefer.)

              1. re: The Chowhound Team

                Might be helpful to note that in the Board description, no?

                1. re: carolinadawg

                  It does. It says, "including Wilmington and Camden." That would be Camden New Jersey.

                  1. re: RC51Mike

                    Just says Philadelphia at the top of this page...

                    1. re: carolinadawg

                      Not to beat this to death but my page says:

                      "Discuss the best restaurants and food in Philadelphia (inc. Wilmington, Camden) RSS:"

        2. I enjoyed Moro restaurant. It's small plates and quite inventive. Foodie approved, great wine list. The chef is serious about his cheese selection, as well.

          It's not on the Riverfont, rather tucked into town.

          Nothing chow-worthy on the Riverfront, IME. Basically, standard to upscale dining.

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          1. re: dndicicco

            I agree that there is not much chow-worthy on the Riverfront, although if you like Thai, you can get decent (not fabulous) Thai food at Ubon Jeenwong. Iron Hill is a regional chain that's not all that exciting but has a voluminous menu that will have something for everyone.

            Harry's Seafood is OK but the food is nowhere near as good as the prices would imply. Aim low if you don't want to be disappointed.

            I have become quite partial to Pochi Wine Bar (Chilean) in downtown Wilmington, 5 minutes from the riverfront. Moro is also very good.

          2. Can someone help me out! I'm looking for a reasonable family restaurant located in Wilmington, nothing deep fried please.

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            1. re: frankbjj1234

              What do you mean by family restaurant?

              1. re: frankbjj1234

                Do a search for Wilmington or Delaware on this board and the Mid-Atlantic board (there are probably more threads on the latter board). There are many threads with good ideas. It would also help if you defined "reasonable."

                1. re: arepo

                  Hey as an aside, has anyone been to La Fia yet (and more importantly is it any good?) Thanks. I may be branching out from El Diablo (LOL).

                  1. re: bluehensfan

                    I ate there for the second time about three weeks ago. I gave OpenTable a review, but for some reason they never posted it (?), so unfortunately I can't point you to it. Anyway, it is good, with a nice wine list and creative, well-executed food. My one caveat is that the portions for some dishes--not all--are comically tiny. And I say this as a tiny person myself who has trouble making it through an appetizer and a main course in most restaurants, and appreciates small portions.

                    Anyway, I went with three other people before a show at the Grand, and everyone enjoyed it, even my extremely picky friend and her vegan husband (sal_acid's neighbors!)

                    It will be a big change from El Diablo :-)

                    1. re: travelmad478

                      That sounds pretty decent...especially for one of my "dieting days" before Reading Terminal. Thanks!

                        1. re: sal_acid

                          Yup, vegan for about the last two years. Oy.

                          1. re: travelmad478

                            Oy indeed. I couldn't do it.
                            Very hard to have interesting meals over the long haul without meat, cheese, dairy.
                            Bourbon does qualify as vegan though, so there's that.