Docklands Riverfront
110 West St, Wilmington, DE 19801, United States
Review №1

Lovely day for a sandwich outside while sitting by the water. American fare and friendly wait staff make for a great outdoor meal. Enjoyable soft background music and bingo.... A very nice Autumn get together. Outdoor heaters are standing by for cooler and cooler weather .

Review №2

Food is always good! But recently I've been trying to reach out via email and phone to book a private room for a event and the communication sucks! I haven't had not one response, which is sad because I was really looking forward to using this venue!

Review №3

Perfect location along the Christina River. Plenty of space, live music, good friends and neighbors! Good food and drinks too!

Review №4

Food was good the outside look by the water was great. The live entertainment when I went was lack luster. Singer didn't know the words to some of the songs she was singing

Review №5

I went there when it was Firestone and I would say the biggest difference is the food and atmosphere is more casual. Same pizza, which was good and still it, and still some steak options but a lot more sandwich like foods. Nice covered outdoor space. Very cute place helps to round out the new vibe the area is trying cultivate. 4/5 because even though it was pretty empty the service was a little slow and it would be nice if they had single serve pizza options instead of having to share or take home. Would go back.

Review №6

Was in town for a wedding so stopped by for a drink. Decent outside seating with a view of the river. Service was alright

Review №7

We love this place and come here regularly and have been twice since the virus started first time back was great, last night not so much. We sat and waited for a servers for a long while we had to order drinks with a girl that was running food and then finally the waitress came with drinks later on our food came out and the food runner was so rude after we told her we were still waiting on something . We literally only had our waitress at our table maybe 3 times the whole night. Again we live this place it's literally 5 minutes away and we love the food and we love sitting at the patio and music but seriously staff needs training and a serious attitude adjustment. We still left a tip but we will rethink the next time we are thinking of getting drinks there.

Review №8

I recently had a small wedding party at Docklands. We were extremely pleased with Dockland's hospitality. Most of my guests had never been there and absolutely raved about the staff and the food. Most said they would be going back again. Considering the conditions we are in right now- they made it a calm and relaxing atmosphere. They made my special day even more special. Thank you to Sarah and the entire staff! Stay safe!

Review №9

Stopped in late afternoon for a lunch. The wood fired oven pizza was delicious and more than enough for two. We were planning on sitting outside for safety and to look at the river. But could not pass up the air conditioning when only 1 or 2 other tables were occupied. Servers were excellent. And a great selection of beers. I had a sour that was really excellent (I don't do IPAs). Will be back!

Review №10

Great food, great location on the boardwalk, live music

Review №11

Visited Wilmington with my Mom yesterday and we were so happy we decided to have lunch at Docklands. It was so nice to eat outside along the riverwalk with the beautiful view of the river. Our server Charlotte was wonderful, the selection of food and drinks was great and we got the chicken caesar wrap and farmstand pizza and they were incredibly delicious. Highly recommended!

Review №12

Cool place to chill, my Baby and I had a good reunion.

Review №13

Amazing quite small riverfront with scenic photography lights.

Review №14

Nice ambiance for seating. The food was mediocre. I'll give it another try another time.

Review №15

Awesome place great food and vibe also nice views .

Review №16

The food and drinks are absolutely amazing! Best in town. Sarah the manager is so beyond helpful, a friend has an emergency and she responded so fast and made sure everyone was okay. Definitely my favorite restaurant

Review №17

Ok. Small crowd due to covid. But drinks r always great.

Review №18

First of all I live 25mins away on Pa side and they shut down Bar Seating AGAIN and I'm SINGLE and like to sit at the Bar to chat with other people and not sit at a Table by MYSELF.The Outside Bar is Cool as hell with the Overhead Cover to Block some of the Hot Sun and the View of the Water is Awesome.Bartenders are Cool as hell and so are the People that come.Love the Pizza and Wings and Burgers that are cooked Perfectly.Just the Perfect Place to Chill and Have a Bite and Drinks talk to the People around you and they always have Cool Music playing in the background as well...Pa can keep on Playing the Bar Game as far as not letting us SINGLE PEOPLE have a place to MINGLE and I will keep driving to the Riverfront in Wilmington 25mins away and Enjoy Myself.

Review №19

Great time for Kelly & Dan's engagement party

Review №20

Excellent service. Delish cheesesteak roles. Highly recommend

Review №21

Great food. Nice outside area. Many staff not wearing masks over nose and mouth

Review №22

I enjoy Docklands overall. I have been there at different times of the day as well as held private events there and I have never had an experience that would make me not want to return. The private events are great. The packages and pricing are reasonable. Service was fantastic!!The menu is very limited late night but the pizza is good. Drinks can be hit or miss. I would stick to regular mixed drinks (the signature crush drinks taste like they only have soda in them & to me, are a waste of money). I love the live bands that they have outside during the warmer months & the security makes you feel safe despite the fact that it's in the city. Overall it's a decent experience.

Review №23

Nice atmosphere, great bartenders and the food is pretty good.

Review №24

Very nice place, good food and not expensive.Natasha our server was extremely nice and pleasant.

Review №25

Beautiful outdoor venue, great food, exceptional service.

Review №26

Good food, nice craft beer selection as well. Sat outside on the patio with live music which was a nice touch!

Review №27

The food was really good.

Review №28

Much needed girls lunch. Natasha was amazing...made us feel like celebrities and not just girls with pent up quarantine frustration... LOL. We'll be back! Thanks for the experience Tasha

Review №29

Tried this restaurant out for the first time and it was AMAZING. Very impressed with all the flavor in the food, pretty rare in DE.Our waitress was Natasha and she was amazing and knowledgeable in food recommendations!Definitely going go go here again, especially when it gets warmer!Didn't try the drinks but seems like an amazing location to get drunk at!When you visit , two tips:-Ask for Natasha, she's great!-Try the Thai chili chicken

Review №30

I'd like to say two positive things about our visit before I share my not so pleasant part of our experience the buffalo shrimp that Amina our server recommended was absolutely delicious and Amina was a really nice and friendly server the only things that got the two stars actually. None of my other party there were six of us like their food except me it was overpriced and the portions were small and fat one person in my party paid $7 for extra meat because he couldn't find the meat originally. The drinks or water down and we ask for top shelf liquor where the drinks so I can get the game but at least we should have been able to taste the liquor since we paid extra money for top shelf liquor in the drinks. One person in our party did not get served when the rest of us were served even though we were all together his food came after we were nearly done with our food I asked about it three times when it did come the meat inside the good chicken wrap was almost invisible. You pay too much money for food and drinks for you not to be satisfied. Also when we deal with one server for another server to come and sort of reprimand us for something that was truly none of her business was a bit irritating. We were there celebrating my daughter's 22nd birthday just a little snack with drinks before her evening party to start time as I've told her about docklands because I come here often and never had a bad experience, however, she said we should have saved our money that was very disappointing.

Review №31

I had the pleasure of having my college graduation celebration dinner here on May 11, 2019, and it was amazing. I wanted something intimate and elegant, and Dockland's Riverfront embodied just that. I met with the Event Manager, Sarah on the layout of the room and meal options. She was very thorough and made sure my requests were fulfilled the day of! I had 48 guest in attendance, and the waitresses were so professional and organized with everyone's orders. The food and drinks came out in a timely fashion and were plated beautifully. It tasted good as well. My guests left extremely satisfied as well as myself.All in all, if you are planning to have an event in the Wilmington area, I strongly recommend Dockland's Riverfront.

Review №32

I came to Delaware to run in the Woman's 1/2 Marathon Race on Saturday September 14, 2019. Me, my husband and good friend Renee were invited to the Delaware Chapter of BGR meet up dinner that was here at this riverfront restaurant. I loved the environment! My husband was a little upset because he wasn't aware of the dress code (he wears mostly white t-shirts) but they accommodated our growing dinner party and made sure that the food was being prepared and served in a timely fashion. I ordered the turkey burger and fries and Philly cheese steak for my husband. I loved the portion sizes of the food. My husband enjoyed his sandwich. I feel that this is a great place to enjoy cocktails and dinner. If I'm ever in Delaware again I will be stopping in for some chicken Alfredo everyone that ordered it LOVED IT!!! Thanks for the great service and delicious food!

Review №33

The food was Good but the service was Awful! the place was empty but our server was no where to be found. she brought drinks once and we didn't see her again until she brought the food , then waited and waited for the bill. she was not friendly or courteous she obviously didn't want to be there . Very unpleasant experience.

Review №34

Good atmosphere, great food, service was a little slow but otherwise friendly.

Review №35

This restaurant has changed owners and names a few times but this time, it's right! The food is delicious. I highly recommend the Korean bbq wings and bbq pizza. The drinks are yummy and on point! Not cheap with the pours here. I will be back!

Review №36

The wait staff ruined our very first venture out in months. She was rude, negative and immature. Drinks took FOREVER and then they were 'flat'. When asked to replace a drink, the wait staff (Natasha)got defensive and started disclaiming any responsibility. We weren't accusing her. We simply asked that the one drink be replaced since it didn't taste right. The food was not as described by her. Food was delivered less than luke warm. In the meantime, Natasha is arguing and raising her voice with us, including calling a member of our party a name. When we (finally) complained to the manager (we waited a long time, trying to resolve things ourselves, but it just kept getting worse), the manager tried to defend the staff's lies. Management 101 says you start with an emotional connection, like apologize that "our dinner was not what we had hoped" or anything other than defend inappropriate behavior. As we spoke to the manager, she continued to be inappropriate, coming over and entering our conversation without being invited. We won't be back.

Review №37

Enjoyed the outdoor bar area and cover band

Review №38

Natasha was absolutely amazing food was great deinks were just as outstanding as expected. Clean arean not too packed Ac was on inside. Definitely will return.

Review №39

Wedding reception in the outside venue was great. Staff was friendly and attentive. Great experience during difficult times.

Review №40

Good food, good service and outdoor or indoor dining options!!

Review №41

Great spot for live music year round!

Review №42

Every time I visit Docklands, I have a great time. Good food, drinks and atmosphere. During the warmer months, their outdoor space is the place to be. Their Happy Hour is always jumping and you should come for the live performances. And if you can, their New Year's Eve party is awesome. Come through and enjoy yourself.

Review №43

Food and ambience was great and server was sweet. But service was slow aand forgetful. I will try again maybe bad night

Review №44

Nice friendly service good food

Review №45

That Band Red Hots was very good and entertaining!

Review №46

Amaya was an awesome server. The Thai chili chicken was nice an spicy with mash potatoes and peppers. The pear martini was also worth it. To top it off the Warm apple bread pudding was amazing! Thumbs up

Review №47

Service was nice, and very on point. Food was absolutely wonderful

Review №48

I hosted a surprise 30th for my husband and EVERYONE HAD AN AMAZING NIGHT! All of our guests were raving about the food and drink selection. The manager, Sarah's attention to detail was bar none. From start to finish she made sure everything was taken care of. We will definitely be hosting MANY more events here!

Review №49

We had a party and the staff where very helpful

Review №50

Really great staff and delicious food and good environment, I really enjoyed my food at Docklands Riverfront.

Review №51

Friday, March 6th, was my first time experiencing this bar. There was a band, and I enjoyed them. Bar crew was nice. I especially wanted to shout out Andrea, I watched her clean while everyone else it seemed to be avoid it. Good job, Docklands, you guys have a good bartender.

Review №52

Great food and atmosphere and oh the chocolate cake is amazing.

Review №53

Not really a big variety of foods, but its ok ! Nice place to hang out!

Review №54

Great selection of drinks. Interior was nice. Services was great.

Review №55

Great food. Will definitely go back!

Review №56

I was very pleased by the way they handled New Years Eve/Day. Well worth the price! The staff/bouncers knew how to handle themselves. Even though it was a busy night at the bar once you are seen you pretty much get your drink in under 3 minutes. I would definitely celebrate New Years here again!

Review №57

I've never had a bad experience here. Great experience and customer service. Very trustworthy staff. A friend of mine accidentally left his debit card and they put it up safely so he could retrieve it the next day. Would definitely go back.

Review №58

Awesome venue, always has great entertainment. Drink specials could be a little better, but definitely right around the rest of the restaurant/bars in the area. Employees are great and friendly.Entertainment schedule is most definitely one of the best in the area.

Review №59

We spent our NYE at Docklands and it is gonna be hard to find something like this anywhere else. The food was great, service was great (despite unruly patrons), and the entertainment was AMAZING!! This was my sister's 21st NYE, so we wanted something she could enjoy too. Docklands' NYE celebration is great for anyone 21+, and it definitely intrigues is to start going for other nights out too!!

Review №60

Buffalo Shrimp Appetizer followed by the Taco Salad... was amazing!!! Delicious!

Review №61

First time there nice place great food !!

Review №62

It was ok wasn't impressed we waited for a minute before we got served my experience we were served on the patio tho!!we were there to celebrate her birthday with a few friends and family!!

Review №63

Natasha was our server. She did great. Very pleasant and professional. The setting is cozy and food delicious. I would highly recommend

Review №64

Food is good, but extremely slow on attention. We waited almost an hour for our dishes and ordered only salads !!!

Review №65

Katie at the outside bar was extremely professional and gave excellent service.

Review №66

I came here on a Friday night with a group that unfortunately had several people that did not RSVP. I was not invited directly, so I contributed to the number of attendees being inaccurate. I'm saying this up front, because at times, things were a bit chaotic. I did find the location and ambiance to be very charming. The menu was very tasty and diverse too. After ordering my lobster melt, my group was offered to move to a larger space in the back of the restaurant. I was able to receive my food at my new seating location without issue. However, some folks never received what they ordered and there was a sad unclaimed chicken fettuccine off to the side. Again, this was due to the underestimated group size and relocation.I liked my sandwich. I just wish I could've visited with a smaller group. I'd give it another chance.

Review №67

Amazing food, great drinks and awesome location!

Review №68

Friendly crowd and service. Outside dining and drinking is a plus.

Review №69

It was a little on the pricey side for lunch. We ate outside. Our party was big enough to need 2 tables. Even so, the service was great. The food came quickly. Everyone's food was excellent

Review №70

We went there on Tuesday dinner reservations asked if we could sit in the shade by the water the little boy took us to the back found the smallest table put up an umbrella and only one chair it was in the shade I said I really don't want to sit here he said you have to we have no choice so we left what a rude little boy that's who represents this restaurant customers lost

Review №71

Service was on point and food was amazing

Review №72

Great Drink Prices, Awesome live music, down to earth staff! Very spacious and fun place! Love It!

Review №73

Very nice area to have a walk along the river. Bicycles are permitted.Goes for a long way and has multiple areas to eat, drink and have fun.There are water taxis also.Unfortunately the schedule/ times for the water taxis is not posted nor is it listed online. Only the inclusive hours are listed.Police monitor the area riding up and down on modified golf carts.Sunday morning was very uncrowded.Weddings are held here in the open areas.

Review №74

Great food great atmosphere

Review №75

A group of us went for New Year's Eve and it was FUN! The food was delicious, drinks were flowing, and the bands were great! Tons of dancing and laughing!

Review №76

Superb place!! Yummy,Creamy, awesome pizza. I loved it. This place became my favorite. Location was great. Highly recommended.

Review №77

Inexplicably had a DJ playing fairly loud music during the Sunday football games. Everyone there...15 or so at the bar...appeared to just want to watch the games and talk with friends; not be blasted with music the whole time. Any ad for Sunday Football at the restaurant mentions the 27 TVs, along with the drink and food specials. Not a loud DJ attempting to make it a nightclub atmosphere with not a single soul paying attention to him.

Review №78

Service was a bit slow! Had a great band just not enough staff to supply faster service. But hey I saved some money that night.

Review №79

Food is Amazing here.

Review №80

Excellent experience! The food was good and the service was excellent. My server, Brittany, was so attentive and sweet. Just loved her! Enjoyed the patio and cocktails. Will definitely be back this summer! Live music would be great at this venue, too!

Review №81

Great food! The only concern of mines is that they need more variety of bands that does every genre. I noticed more rock & roll, country, and alternative bands. It would be nice to see some pop, r&b or rap bands. But truly a good place to be!

Review №82

I must say that Docklands on the waterfront in Wilmington is one of the best spots that I've been since I came to Delaware. The food was GREAT not to mention the sweet potato fries with that dipping sauce, oh my GOD;People check out thus spot fi REAL the waitress was so cool. Check it out

Review №83

This place is such an experience; if you want live music and riverfront night life, they have a huge outdoor patio to eat on. If you want a more quiet, sophisticated, more relaxed setting, the inside of the restaurant has a really cool atmosphere. The food was amazing and I loved the ambiance! Would definitely recommend!

Review №84

First time being there, very nice outside seating and deck. Live music and plenty of room to mingle. Food was good and received plenty for the price. The waitress we had was absolutely, the worst I have seen in a long time. She took forever , it was not crowded at all, and we asked for refills on our drinks. She took our glasses and came back with them filled but never dumped the melted ice and water out of the glass. Have know idea if I even received my glass back or I received my husbands. My suggestion ...if you ask for a refill ask to have your glass dumped first or ask for a new glass. I probably will go back but I will make sure I get a different waitress.

Review №85

We arrived close to noon. My guy prefers sitting at the bar and was pleased to see one outdoors on a beautiful Saturday. Unfortunately, we were told the bar was closed until 3pm. So we reluctantly moved to the nearby deck. Our waitress arrived soon and we ordered drinks. However, my guy asked for a wheat brew, but the waitress said they had none. Having reviewed the menu earlier, I intervened saying there's one listed on the menu and pointed to it all the while shocked she didn't know it was available. We wanted and asked for sweet peppers for the pizza we ordered, but got bitter green ones instead. My guy still disappointed we didn't get to sit at the bar, glanced over at it and was shocked to see two men sitting there and being served, while others came along filling practically every seat at the bar just minutes after we were told it wasn't open. Trying to overlook yet another blunder, we finished eating our tastey pizzas sans the pulled off bitter peppers leaving the waitress a generous tip despite the less than remarkable service, and accommodations.

Review №86

Pricey due to the riverside location more than the food, but the food was good; the service too. The string bean side (a substitute for the fries) was flavorful, fresh, hot and crisp. The Cuban was a kind of restaurant-ized adaptation, but well done, with decent ingredients. A very good experience.

Review №87

Great outdoor seating

Review №88

Food was delicious.

Review №89

Great place for lunch, dinner, drinks. Relaxed atmosphere, casual menu, decent drinks. This is a good place to meet and hang out with friends, or have a team linch.

Review №90

Great food. Great ambiance. TERRIBLE SERVICE! LITERALLY THE WORST. Our server kept forgetting our order, our silverware EVERYTHING! That might have been my last time there #next

Review №91

Nice cozy place. Good food, drinks and most of all good times!

Review №92

Very strange place. Plastic glasses inside, really? Out of mint and tomato juice, no mojitos or bloody Mary's. Go to the store and get some. Waitstaff knew nothing about drinks or food. Is there no training? Fortunately, the food was pretty good. Atmosphere inside is not inviting or fun. Really needs work.

Review №93

Waitress would disappear when we asked for drinks. Then come back to the table without them. She gave us plastic cups when we were eating inside. We had to ask another waitress for small plates because we not were supplied when we did order appetizers. Then we had to ask another employee for a pitcher of tea due to the disappearing waitress. The food was coming out and another waitress brought it and had her thumb on my food. The last time I checked, no fingers should ever touch the food. Take the fake nails off when serving. Then we had to ask another waitress for refills on water. It gets so much better. We ask for the check. We then have to wait for the disappearing waitress. We get up to see how we could pay and I get your waitress has to take it. I said, we cannot find our waitress. So how can we take care of this. Then another waitress said, your waitress has to take care of it. I said , again we cannot find our waitress. Three if your employees stood around looking dumb founded as to what to do. I finally said can one of you go get her. This was the most horrible experience with individuals choosing to work in the service industry. I will let anyone who ask about your restaurant know my experience. I do refer to large groups.

Review №94

Food was great, attended birthday party. Modestly decorated.

Review №95

Very dissatisfied tonight. First visit and no servers at tables inside nor outside at the bars. We had to go up to the bar for drinks and food, no wait staff, seriously?Drunk patron and the outside bartender blew us off when we mentioned how obnoxious he was. Very hot inside at the bar area. I definitely do not recommend this happy hour, will not be back

Review №96

Outside wait staff sucked with exception to Greg. The tall Causation Lady would walk by and not say a word, very sad for an established business. I kinda felt like it might have been racial, considering the lack of eye contact and interaction from most of the outside Bar Staff. The focus should be race relations, because these clowns are truly absorbed in the Trump era.

Review №97

Food was good value. However the service was not very attentive. We were indeed a large group 20+, but the server was not very well trained not motivated. We distributed the appetizer plate ourselves. Manager was eager to come out and ask if we were doing ok . Should have told her but....

Review №98

Outstanding food and atmosphere. The bands are usually pretty good too. Great place for dancing.

Review №99

Good PeopleGreat Food and DrinksGood sports hangout

Review №100

When we arrived we had free valet parking at about 6:30pm on a Friday night 07/26/2019. The atmosphere was great!! When we was ready to leave my phone was at 5%. I requested for my vehicle from valet parking at 12:15 am. After receiving my vehicle and paid $5.00 tip. I went to reach for my charger and it was gone very disappointed. Would not recommend valet parking if you have anything of value even a charger cord. God forbid I had to go far.....

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  • Address:110 West St, Wilmington, DE 19801, United States
  • Site:
  • Phone:+1 302-658-6626
  • American restaurant
  • Bar
  • Event venue
Working hours
  • Monday:Closed
  • Tuesday:12–9PM
  • Wednesday:12–9PM
  • Thursday:12–10PM
  • Friday:12–11PM
  • Saturday:12–11PM
  • Sunday:12–8PM
Service options
  • Curbside pickup:Yes
  • Delivery:Yes
  • Dine-in:Yes
  • Outdoor seating:Yes
  • Takeout:Yes
  • Live music:Yes
  • Sports:Yes
Popular for
  • Lunch:Yes
  • Dinner:Yes
  • Solo dining:Yes
  • Wheelchair accessible entrance:Yes
  • Wheelchair accessible parking lot:Yes
  • Alcohol:Yes
  • Beer:Yes
  • Cocktails:Yes
  • Coffee:Yes
  • Comfort food:Yes
  • Happy hour drinks:Yes
  • Happy hour food:Yes
  • Hard liquor:Yes
  • Kids' menu:Yes
  • Late-night food:Yes
  • Quick bite:Yes
  • Small plates:Yes
  • Wine:Yes
Dining options
  • Lunch:Yes
  • Dinner:Yes
  • Dessert:Yes
  • Seating:Yes
  • Bar onsite:Yes
  • Good for kids:Yes
  • High chairs:Yes
  • Restroom:Yes
  • Casual:Yes
  • Cozy:Yes
  • Family-friendly:Yes
  • Groups:Yes
  • Tourists:Yes
  • Accepts reservations:Yes
  • Debit cards:Yes
  • Credit cards:Yes
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