Timothy's on the Riverfront

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$30 and under
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American
Timothy’s on the Riverfront is proud to be located in the historic city of Wilmington, Delaware.
Our location on the Christina River is one-of-a-kind. We invite you to relax and enjoy the natural beauty of the revitalized Wilmington riverfront on our lovely patio. Or, you could dine-in at our newly renovated bar and dining room.
We offer an extensive menu of creative American Comfort Food. Luxurious crab cakes, fantastic burgers, salads, and main dishes are all available for lunch and dinner. Our famous Buffalo wings will keep you coming back for more!
In addition to Happy Hour five days a week and Team Trivia on Tuesdays, you can enjoy all of your favorite games on any one of our 15 flat screen TV’s. Our newly expanded Craft Beer and Wine selection is sure to satisfy your inner connoisseur.
Timothy’s Riverfront Grill has been providing visitors and residents of Wilmington the perfect venue to enjoy with friends and family and create memorable moments over a great meal since 1999.

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3.5based on recent ratings
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3.6
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3.5
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3.5
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77% of people would recommend it to a friend
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AaaaOooo
Philadelphia
21 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Let’s go Blue Coats!!!

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Dede
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Best burger I’ve had in a long time

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MerrieP
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience2

For the second time in a month I have patronized Timothy's on the Riverfront to hear some of my fave local talent.The entertainment has been excellent but the customer service and food quality have been poor. It's just so much to say about the poor customer service....

1. Unwelcoming young hostess team - no greeting just say there is a cover charge but I have dinner reservations

2. The rude female manager..who I thought was a customer by her behavior and attire. I saw her verbally attack a bartender.

3. The TWO waiters who are clearly overwhelmed and can't handle the large crowd. They begin to wait tables and then said it better to just come to the bar to order. The food was quality was subpar! We never got a check at our table and had to go the bar and waited a half hour to get it. They got no tip and I wrote POOR SERVICE!

4. The drinks both alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks were wateree down. Several customers returned their drinks to the bar unfortunately

5. Never cleaned off the table after we were finishing eating and had to ask for plates and utensils several times

This is just a snippet of the evening. I had stopped many years ago going there for similar reasons and was willing to give them another but not anymore.

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TLC40
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Our waitress was very prompt, nice and efficient. Food was good and we had a nice time. Not really happy with bathroom but otherwise good time.

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vipAmusing01
Kansas City
4 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience2

I was in town over Thanksgiving and went to Timothy’s for dinner. Our server only stopped by 3 times during our visit (introduction, drop off drinks, and give the check). We had to wait to get drink refills until she dropped off the check, and then we had to flag down another server to take our payment. I feel bad saying it, but the food was very bland and watery. The only thing that we enjoyed off the Thanksgiving buffet menus were the turkey, ham, and pecan pie. It was very disappointing.

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PattyB
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience3

Thanksgiving buffet has gone downhill in my opinion. None of the food was hot by the time you got thru buffet line and sat down to eat. Our waiter was absent basically the whole time we dined.

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JayleeF
Orlando
7 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience3

Thanksgiving buffet worked out really well. Food was good, service was excellent .

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NCNation77
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely delicious Thanksgiving Day meal.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall2Food1Service3Ambience1

Daughter and I went for lunch food was horrible has really fallen off since I was there years ago

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall1Food1Service2Ambience2

The crab cake is 99% filler and no flavor. Romaine old and all outside wilted leaves. Caesar dressing no flavor and thin. The flat bread pizza was average at best. The pizza sauce not good. The only good item on the menu is the cauliflower bites.

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MichaelE
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was a beautiful night. We sat outside. The food was great, as was the service. We went there with friends and had a wonderful tile.

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vipMiamiFoodie
Miami
11 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall1Food1Service3Ambience2

We were visiting from Miami and really looking forward to a real lump meat crabcake. We were served the Worst Crabcake we had ever eaten. Even our server noted that there was hardly any crab in the broiled mush ball, but offered no remedy. Do yourself a favor and walk along the riverfront to the Big Fish. They know how to make a great crabcake plus great oysters, sides and good wine deals.

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RobinR
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Already planning a trip back to share this delicious treat with other friends.
The service was OK, the wait staff sort of ignored us. Not one single offer to refill water or tea. but the food was outstanding. There weren't manner customers in the restaurant and even fewer out on their patio so can't really think of an excuse for the servers, we even had to ask the hostess to ring up our ticket so we could leave once we were finished and had the ticket. Everything we had was great and we brought a meal home for another. The kitchen is awesome, front of the house, not so great.

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CrystalT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall1Food3Service5Ambience5

They changed their menu from which made them stand out by offering seafood and the menu is now basic items

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AnneM
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall2Food2Service1Ambience5

Mediocre food, poor service. We had a reservation and had to wait 15 minutes to be seated. THen it took quite a long time to get a server and maybe a half hour for food to arrive. Staff was pleasant but seemed overworked and/or inaccessible.

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vipMelinDel
Minneapolis
14 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall1Food5Service3Ambience3

We were told to wait for our table when we arrived. After about 5 minutes we were taken to our table which was filthy. We had to ask to have it wiped down. When our drinks arrived my daughters drink had something floating in it and my husbands beer glass had lipstick all around the edges. It was disgusting!
Nothing was done to apologize for grossing us out. We will never go back!

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vipJanice
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall3Food5Service2Ambience4

Not sure how soon we will be back...we were served 2/3s of a beer, and told the rest would come when they got more....never saw our waiter again! had to ask someone else for our check...for some reason we felt we were wrong for just asking for our what we were charged for. food was good, service...not so much. Certainly not worth the drive into town. so sorry, we were looking forward to our dinner, but service was awful.

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Renese
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall5Food1Service1Ambience1

Horrible experience. The waitress was not friendly and not diligent to our needs and requests. The food was nasty. I will never go back there!!

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Dininginde
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience2

We enjoyed the location of the restaurant and service was fair at best. The table was sticky and the location was right by the door.The crabcake tasted old and mash potatoes were served cold. The other guests enjoyed their meals. Overall the resturaunt was enjoyable for a quick bite to eat.

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AnitaL
Orlando
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a wonderful server. He was attentive and a joy to have around. The food was delicious and the price was a steal, of course we had just returned from New York City so we had been paying far too much for food.
We met our friends and had a perfectly joyful time at this wonderful spot.

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JamesE
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Great waiter, very attentive, food was perfectly prepared

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was delicious. Service was wonderful!

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Nathan
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience5

It’s a bit of an embarrassment for customers to be able to complain about the service form across the bar while watching your two bartenders ignore a cal for assistance. While my fiancé and I wanted a second drink we opted on closing out with the poorly cooked pasta and a salad that was overpowered by the bacon tossed on top. The salmon tasted like bacon! I’ve been in the industry for 10 years. Retrain your staff and eliminate the amount of time spent at the end of the bar chatting. I always tip 30%. I left no tip.

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JerryH
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had a relaxing time and good meal. Would go again for New Years.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We arrived early but they were able to seat us. The lump crab fries were amazing. Great turkey burgers. The salmon was delicious too. It was a great dinner together with family!

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LindaG
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience3

The Thanksgiving buffet was excellent! There was a huge selection of dishes...something for everyone.

The pies tasted "store bought."

One thing that we did not appreciate is that they automatically added a 20% gratuity! For buffets, you're only supposed to tip 10%. Afterall, you serve yourself at a buffet!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience4

Thanksgiving dinner

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AmandaK
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

Our meals were mediocre. Not bad but also nothing to brag about. I do prefer Iron Hill Brewery.

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vipMomof3
Chicago
31 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience3

The menu leans very Asian, and the food is excellent. The cauliflower appetizer is very good, but quite a large portion. Lots of fish options, and the tuna and halibut are excellent. Unfortunately the service is slow. It took a while for our food to arrive, and we were left with our finished. plates for about 10 minutes. The food is worth another try.

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vipB2lunch
Philadelphia
44 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

A great place to gather with many frineds on a Sunday afternoon.

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StephenC
Orange County
7 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience4

Waiter was pretty lackadaisical. We asked if there were any specials - “nope”. Tried to order drinks but apparently didn’t know any of the drinks we wanted. Didn’t offer to check with bartender. Finally ordered a Diet Coke - he was “sure they had that”. Wife ordered fish and chips - “we don’t have that.” It wasn’t the fact that the waiter was clueless- he didn’t care or apologize. Then after we ordered - there was three of us- he delivered the food to the wrong people! We had to switch plates around. Anyway enough complaining- the food was pretty good and the prices were good value.

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DorothyG
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

We went here for our anniversary dinner and was pleasantly surprised. It's a few steps above Applebee's, but not as pricey as Firebirds. It was a good fit for what we were looking for. Many selections and food was absolutely delicious! Will return for lunch or another special occasion!

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LydiaR
Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2018
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

Good meeting-place with outdoor or indoor seating. Food is adequate, comfort/diner/bar-type menu. Location along the Riverfront is convenient to New Castle, Newark and Wilmington.

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andrews
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2018
Overall2Food2Service1Ambience1

Very bland food. Inattentive service. There are much better places nearby that understand the service and food industry. It seems that Timothy’s could care less.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
23 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2018
Overall4Food4Service2Ambience4

Nice overall. We were there on July 4th so they seemed a little overwhelmed. Food was very good.

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vipMARTINIANYONE
Philadelphia
85 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2018
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

We hadn't gone to Timothy's in a long time, mostly because we forget about it since it is tucked behind the stores. It was a beautiful night so we sat outside, our waiter was nice and helpful and the food was very good. I had a crab cake sandwich and my husband a burger and we both enjoyed our meals. I would recommend Timothy's especially during the warm months where you can sit outside and enjoy being able to watch passerbys both on the sidewalk and in the water.

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VickieL
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2018
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience2

Our group of four was not too impressed. Parking is plentiful, but signage to actual restaurant is not very clear. Inside seating has no view of the Riverfront. Waitress may have been new, not very attentive. Three of us ordered the fish tacos. None of us like avacado. Our orders came with avocado and we were all charged extra for it. Empty plates were never cleared. We won’t return. There are other restaurants that are more appealing as you walk the Riverwalk.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
10 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great outside seating and view. Good food. Dog friendly.

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RutheM
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2018
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience3

Food was delicious; generous portions; great atmosphere and location.

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MAMNJ
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2018
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience4

Service was below par i.e. drinks that were ordered were never delivered, food was delivered at various times. Food was also below normal standards; crab cakes were mostly filler and had no taste, the cocktail sauce was watered down ketchup.

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Timothy's on the Riverfront does offer delivery in partnership with Chow Now and Uber Eats. Timothy's on the Riverfront also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (302) 429-7427.

Timothy's on the Riverfront is rated 3.5 stars by 91 OpenTable diners.

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