Deer Park Tavern

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$30 and under
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are committed to satisfying our customers with great food and excellent service. We offer delicious dishes for Sunday Brunch. Whatever you're in the mood for, you can find it here! Take a look at our wonderful menu and you'll find everything that you need!
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SS
Philadelphia
63 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Waitress was very accommodating with special requests and answering questions. Food and bill were brought quickly even though it was a busy friday night. Tuna sashimi and salads are very good here, and free popcorn is a favorite.

PF
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

$4 Bloody Mary bar is always a good way to start a Saturday. The omelettes were delicious. My husband had the Fajita omelette and I had the mushroom and cheese omelette. They were bot cooled perfectly and came with a choice of toast and Tater Tots!

D
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Just wondering why after using OT to reserve a table I was not awarded points.What's up with that?Our experience at Deerpark was very good,always a go to restaurant for us!

PW
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Had the roast beef sandwich and the jambalaya. The beef in the sandwich was very good, but the slice of unmelted cheese sitting on top was beyond tacky and I just took it off. Instead of fries, I opted for the baked beans. They came out in one of those little condiment cups - and it was only half full. Please - they were baked beans - what a disappointment. The jambalaya was good, but once again - didn't get much especially considering the price. The food was just way overpriced. The service was acceptable. The décor needs an update. Yes, it's an old building, but the tables still need a refresh - all worn out.

D
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great service. Waiter was very attentive.

g
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 14 July 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

I am very pleased with their breakfast menu and plan to visit again. I am less impressed with their lunch menu.

L
1 review
Dined on 14 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was great, we had a great time, we did have a bit of a wait before our order was taken, but overall, we will be back again. The atmosphere was lively!

OT
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great outdoor seating. Great food. Good prices. Popular spot for college kids and area locals.

TM
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on 31 May 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Fun college town atmosphere and good food...that's all you need!

j
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 31 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Have been eating at Deer Park for the past 4 years while visiting my daughter at UD. Have always enjoyed our meals here, especially The burgers and quesadillas. The drinks are good too! The service has always been good, and we enjoy the pub-like atmosphere. It’s nice to be able to make reservations.

R
Philadelphia
35 reviews
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great food and friendly service. The burger was cooked perfectly. The brisket sandwich was stuffed with meat. Every one enjoyed their meal. We will definitely be back.

OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on 3 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time there and will be back!! What a great place and food was great!!

ES
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on 28 April 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Great to have a live band there for Brunch, food just so-so as well as service.

EJ
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 21 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I didn't have to wait to be seated and the service was awesome. The food and drinks were great and the prices were excellent. I will definitely return soon!

DS
1 review
Dined on 21 April 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Had the French Toast it was very good .
Maybe .. have something else with it for the price .
Like ..fried potatoes or tater tots .

OT
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on 3 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for Sunday brunch. Simple menu and food was great.

PF
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on 2 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We stopped in for brunch on a Saturday afternoon. The Bloody Mary Bar was fabulous! I had the Tuna Sashimi salad. The tuna was fresh and cooked perfectly. The greens were fresh as well. My husband had the Frittata which he said was excellent. Would highly recommend.

SS
Philadelphia
63 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

Delicious free buttered popcorn. Very greasy fried mozzarella that tasted like they fried it with the fish. Tuna melt on cucumber and rye was good but also very greasy with lots of herbed mayo. Overall, about what you expect at a college bar, i guess.

S
Baltimore
149 reviews
Dined on 4 January 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

Campus hangout near university of Delaware. Good burgers and salads. Very slow service. Best to go at time when students are on break. Good beer selection.

AL
1 review
Dined on 1 January 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Had a great family brunch. Nice blloody Mary bar. Good service.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 30 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Family get together

EK
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Me and a few colleagues met there for lunch. The food and atmosphere were superb, but the speed of service was slower than expected, considering it was not crowded.

BM
Philadelphia
24 reviews
Dined on 4 December 2018
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 1

We were doing a 'second chance' because the food is good but the attitude is lousy. Last time they claimed not to have our Open Table reservation. This time we were stuck in the bar at 'pub' table despite another Open Table reservation. It appeared there was plenty of room but we were given no choice. Our server appeared to be particularly busy but other servers were standing around and gabbing.
I would recommend to Open Table to discontinue your relationship with Deer Park Tavern. They are apparently busy enough to not need the reservations

VT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on 25 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere! Went for the first time for brunch and truly enjoyed the food and customer service.

OT
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on 24 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great! Cheap drinks good food.

b
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on 20 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

First time at this establishment and I loved it. Nice beer list, great atmosphere and service. Building is classic.

BR
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on 18 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

tHE EXPERIENCE WAS VERY PLEASING WITH A COMFORTABLE SETTING. THE RESERVATIONS LEFT US WITH THE COMFORT OF NOT HAVING TO WAIT FOR SEATING. FOOD WAS VERY GOOD, TASTY AND HOT. BLOODY MARY'S PREPARED BY THE STAFF WERE EXCELLENT. REASONABLY PRICED AND GREAT SERVICE THE WAITRESS WAS THERE BUT NOT IN A RUSHING WAY. WE WERE ABLE TO HOLD A CONVERSATION WHICH IS DIFFICULT IN MANY PLACES . LOOKING FORWARD TO OUR NEXT VISIT.

DG
New York Area
55 reviews
Dined on 4 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Breakfast on Sunday - always a nice brunch with good choices of food and live entertainment too. The wait staff is friendly and the service is good. I like coming to this Newark establishment.

LA
Philadelphia
30 reviews
Dined on 20 October 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Someone recommended this restaurant to me. We didn't go during brunch and ordered off of the regular menu. The food was good. The place had a bad odor. They also had a popcorn machine, and the popcorn was actually great. The service was okay.

GM
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on 20 October 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

It's not the Deer Park I remember.....nachos were totally BLAH - no lettuce or olives. Soups were pretty good.

MB
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 14 October 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 2

We came for brunch on Sunday of parents weekend. It was so loud and crowded because of a race happening. If we knew if was going on we wouldn’t have made reservations there. It was hard to have any conversation! Other than that our server was fantastic and the food was good...we all chose breakfast items. Just wish the ambience that day was better.

EH
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

The building is pretty cool with an outdoor balcony you can eat at. We reserved an outside table although it was cold out , they moved us closer to heaters so we were fine. The place is a little run down amd the table was not cleaned as it should have been even after the waiter cleaned it again (with napkins ) upon our request. Service was just ok. Perhaps because it was a very busy family weekend at UD. Soups and burgers were really good.

CA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Our server was excellent! Knowledgeable about the menu and offering great suggestions. My daughter's steak was more medium-rare than medium, but our server immediately addressed it, and did it with a smile. The food was great and ambiance was just what we were looking for. Casual and lively.

K
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 13 October 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

WE arrived early , DPT accomodated us. Make you r own bloody Mary's were great Nachos were great, Had mobilty challenged G-mother with us - elevator to upstairs dining area which staff pulled tables to gether to make a site big enough for our group. WONDERFUL staff tasty food fun!

LP
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

We were at University of Delaware Parents Weekend and had a nice dinner with our daughter. Great comfort food and the prices were great too.

JB
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Excellent nachos! DP style roast beef sandwich was juicy and delicious. I would suggest asking for a baguette type bread as the soft roll soaked through with all the drippings. Sweet potato fries were also very good. The place has gotten a nice facelift since I was there three years ago. It was dumpy and run down with food that was mediocre. I was willing to give it another try for parents weekend at UD, and would definitely return.

B
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Always love the Deer Park . HOWEVER, when I got there the hostesses said they did not have my reservation from Open Table. Fortunately there was a table available. If there hadn't been a table this would have been ruined our business meeting!

MH
Philadelphia
23 reviews
Dined on 22 September 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 2

Food was good. Hubby had the Beef Stew which was good. Burgers tasted good. Portions were small. Service was very good.

The issue I had was our reservations were for 6:30pm for 8 people on Saturday night. My husband and I, two teenagers, my sons (2 UD Students) and their girlfriends. When we walked up to the front door. We were stopped by the "bouncer." He went onto his mic and asked "are we allowing parties for dinner?" SERIOUSLY? It was 6:30pm! It totally felt awkward. Then, once we were seated, we felt surrounded by party goers who could care less that we were sitting there trying to eat.

Honestly, the food was not good enough to be treated that way! Guess that was our "one and done" try!

JS
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on 1 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I’ve been going to the DP for years and recall the previous condition in the 70’s and 80’s. Bob Ashby turned it into more than a bar, but also a place drink, have a meal and meet friends in a casual setting. It doesn’t disappoint.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 1

Was surprised they allowed smoking on the porch, and that they didn’t make that clear when seating us

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