Restaurants

15 Places to Dine Outdoors in Downtown Wilmington DE

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The sun is shining. The temperatures have risen. What better way to enjoy summer in Downtown Wilmington DE than by dining outdoors at your favorite restaurant? Check out our list of all Downtown restaurants that offer outdoor seating so you know exactly where you can enjoy your meal with a side of sunshine!

  1. Cafe Mezzanote - 1007 N Orange St

    Tucked away within Nemours Plaza, the patio at Cafe Mezzanote is the perfect place to dine al fresco if you’re looking for a more quite and intimate dining experience.

  2. Tonic Bar & Grille - 111 W 11th St

    The covered patio at Tonic is perfect for enjoying the warm summer weather without the risk of getting a sunburn.

  3. I.M. Coffee - 1105 N Market St

    First, stop in the I.M. Pei building for freshly brewed beverages, delicious pastries, and made-to-order sandwiches. Then, head outdoors to enjoy them in the plaza space. There is even live music in the plaza on Fridays during lunchtime!

  4. DECO Food Hall - 111 W 10th St

    The newest addition to the downtown dining scene offers traditional outdoor seating as well as a cool breeze indoors with retractable windows that are opened when the weather is nice.

  5. Ernest & Scott Taproom - 902 N Market St

    The patio at Ernest & Scott draws downtown diners for casual outdoor dining as well as the occasional event like cigar nights or beer pairing dinners.

  6. Stitch House Brewery - 829 N Market St

    Experience all the Market Street has to offer while enjoying your favorite brews from the patio at Stitch House.

  7. Chelsea Tavern - 821 N Market St

    Chelsea Tavern has long been a go to place for those wanting to dine outside on Market Street, but the recently renovated Chelsea Plaza now offers even more shaded outdoor seating for restaurant goers.

  8. Jimmy Johns - 824 N Market St

    Jimmy Johns is one of the only fast casual places on Market that provides tables outdoors for people to enjoy their grab and go sandwiches.

  9. Terra Cafe & Grille - 721 King St

    Just off King Street, Terra has a handful of outdoor tables in the back of the restaurant that allow you to enjoy your favorite Greek food without the noise and interruption from street traffic.

  10. Cavanaugh’s - 703 N Market St

    You know it’s summertime on Market once Cavanaugh’s starts to set up their lunchtime outdoor seating in front on the restaurant.

  11. Bardea - 620 N Market St

    The outdoor cafe tables, enclosed by beautiful planters, provide the same upscale dining experience you’d expect at Bardea simply with a side of fresh air.

  12. La Fia - 421 N Market St

    Surrounded by gorgeous overflowing flower pots, the outdoor dining at La Fia provides a mini retreat for those looking to escape the hustle and bustle of Downtown Wilmington.

  13. Chicky’s Pizza Pub - 201 N Market St

    What could be better than a hot slice of pizza, a cold beverage, and a cool breeze? You can enjoy all three (and more) from Chicky’s Pizza Pub!

  14. Downtown Farmer’s Market - 10th & Market St

    Although it’s a slightly different set up this year than in the past, you can still eat lunch from your favorite food truck at any of the several picnic and cafe tables on Wednesdays at the Downtown Farmer’s Market.

  15. Wilingtown Square - 505 N Market St

    Even if you prefer to pack you lunch, you can enjoy it outdoors at one of the cafe tables, provided by Downtown Visions, in Willingtown Square across from the Delaware Historical Society.

18 Downtown Wilmington DE Businesses Win Delaware Today's Best of Delaware Awards!

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Delaware Today has released their 2019 Best of Delaware winners and a number of Downtown Wilmington DE businesses have made the list! Both readers and editors have spoken and voted for their favorite local establishments in a variety of categories, ranging from Food & Drink to Retail & Services. The following Downtown Wilmington businesses were awarded their rightful place at number one and we couldn’t agree more!

Reader’s Choice Awards

Editor’s Picks

Also, we couldn’t help but mention our neighbors along the Riverfront who deserve some recognition too!

An Architectual Gem Gets an Equally Impressive Coffee Shop

I.M. Coffee

The I.M. Pei Building at 1105 N. Market Street has been famous for decades due to its nationally recognized architect. The Class A office building now welcomes an equally impressive high-end coffee shop with a design that compliments its surrounding sophistication.

I.M. Coffee is now open within the space and is open to the public. The shop offers craft coffee, organic smoothies and prepared foods. Complimentary Wifi is available within the space.

For the full menu, click here.

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9 Awesome Moments for Downtown Wilmington, DE in 2018

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It has been a great year for our city and we want to take a moment to celebrate some of the major milestones. While we are only referencing events within the Downtown Visions Business Improvement District, there have been many, many more city-wide impactful moments as well.

  1. When Out & About Magazine Took Over and Enhanced the Wilmington Art Loop

  2. Stitch House Brewery’s Grand Opening

  3. The Launch of the It’s Time Campaign

  4. The Reinvention of the Hotel du Pont

  5. Margaux’s Grand Opening

  6. When Wilmington Green Box Reached their $15,000 Sponsorship Milestone

  7. Bardea’s Grand Opening

  8. The Residences at Mid-town Park, Burton Place and Mid-town Garage Opening

  9. The Grand Opening of Eat Clean Juice Bar

Thank you to the City of Wilmington’s major game changers for their immense contribution this year. Organizations such as the Wilmington Renaissance Corporation, NewMarketWilm.com, DE.TV, INWilm, and many, many more are making sure Wilmington continues to grow and thrive for generations to come. To all those individuals and businesses, the Downtown Visions team is extremely grateful for you!

Top 10 Instagrammable Places in Wilmington, Delaware

Toss those travel books aside…below are some of the top favorites along the Market Street corridor according to Instagram! Be sure to add them to your destination list when visiting the Greater Brandywine Valley.

La Fia 421 N Market Street Wilmington DE

Bardea 620 N Market Street Wilmington, DE

Wilmington Green Box: 420 N Market Street Wilmington, DE

Market Street Bakery & Cafe 823 N Market Street Wilmington, DE

Brew HAHA! 824 N Market Street Wilmington, DE

Rodney Square 1100 N Market Street Wilmington, DE

HOTEL DU PONT 42 W 11th Street Wilmington, DE

Queen 500 N Market Street Wilmington, DE

The Grand Opera House 818 N Market Street Wilmington DE

WilminGO Golf Cart Taxi Service (Location Varies)