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 1990.
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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 2

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.

ME
1 review
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

MF
Miami
11 reviews
Dined on 4 July 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 2

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.

RR
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on 2 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

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.

CT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 19 May 2019
Overall 1food 3service 5ambience 5

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

AM
1 review
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 5

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.

MD
Minneapolis
11 reviews
Dined on 13 April 2019
Overall 1food 5service 3ambience 3

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!

J
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 4

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.

R
1 review
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 5food 1service 1ambience 1

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!!

D
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

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.

AL
Orlando
1 review
Dined on 2 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

JE
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great waiter, very attentive, food was perfectly prepared

OT
1 review
Dined on 28 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious. Service was wonderful!

N
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 26 January 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 5

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.

JH
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

OT
1 review
Dined on 1 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

LG
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 22 November 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

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!

OT
1 review
Dined on 22 November 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Thanksgiving dinner

AK
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

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

M
Chicago
31 reviews
Dined on 29 September 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

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.

B
Philadelphia
43 reviews
Dined on 23 September 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

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

SC
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on 16 September 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

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.

DG
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

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!

LR
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on 16 August 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

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.

a
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 1

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.

OT
Philadelphia
23 reviews
Dined on 4 July 2018
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

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

MA
Philadelphia
80 reviews
Dined on 21 June 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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.

VL
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 9 June 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

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.

OT
Atlantic City
6 reviews
Dined on 1 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

RM
1 review
Dined on 25 May 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

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

MA
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 23 May 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

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.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 18 May 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 4

Had to seat ourselves, dining room was closed when we got there had to sit in the bar. It was pretty bad all around, shame because the place itself is nice.

JM
Philadelphia
55 reviews
Dined on 13 May 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 4

Overall last year Mother’s Day was much better. Service was an issue this year, just a tad bit not up to the standards.
Food on buffet was better quality last year. Some of the hot foods were warm or cold especially the French Toast also I believe more options last year.
I also always tip well, on a buffet special occasion I tip 15% for good service and 18% for excellent service. It is a buffet and servers only take drink orders. However our waitress was lame on beverages and dinner didnt refill our coffee instead told us to refill on buffet.

Restaurant forced a 20% tip on every bill! Not a good move
Definitely will look elsewhere next year. Sad cause it’s a great location and space.

JS
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on 13 May 2018
Overall 1food 2service 2ambience 1

Terrible experience
Advertisement was misleading - add suggested mimosas and bloody Mary’s were included.

There was a single buffet and the line wrapped around the restaurant - the line was about 15 minutes. There was limited coffee - literally a single small pot at the end of the buffet for all patrons.

We paid $20 plus bucks per person and had no patience to rewait in the line.

I would never come back. Complete rip-off with false advertising for what we got.

TM
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 11 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First dining experience at Timothy's...will definitely return!

EA
Philadelphia
53 reviews
Dined on 4 May 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Sitting outside at Timothy's on the Riverfront on a lovely evening made up for the not-too-fancy bar food menu. It's not a spot for foodies. However, the food was good, as was the service, and prices were reasonable. Good first stop before the Blue Rocks game!

SC
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 29 April 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great pre-theater dining location. Something on the menu for the whole family. Sweet potato fries are fabulous. All the food and drinks were superb.

HD
Baltimore
9 reviews
Dined on 28 April 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Food was okay. Service was a little spotty, but they were clearly very busy and servers were working very hard so I can't fault them for that. Nothing spectacular. I probably wouldn't bother to go again.

J
1 review
Dined on 25 March 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Soup had great flavor. Main meals were ok, but not exceptional. My brother picked it for his birthday, and he was pleased, so that was the goal.

NS
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on 17 March 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We went with a large group before a movie. The service was great, and so was the food. Big portions too.

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