Buckley's Tavern

5812 Kennett Pike, Wilmington
(302) 656-9776

Recent Reviews

Ken Pineault

Be wary...unvaccinated staff serving you and not masked up. Good food and good atmosphere. But be careful.....waitress we had said she wasn't covid vaccinated and didn't wear a mask. WE masked up to enter but no staff wore them. I'm OK for vaccinated staff to do that but unvaccinated staff should wear them so they don't infect those of us that are.Appreciated response from owner and glad to see they have policy in place. Just need to insure it's followed. Thanks.

Jason M

I have been going to Buckleys for many years and whether on a date or meeting friends it is always enjoyable. The portions are large and the locale in hamlet of Centerville picturesque. Love the bar area for dining. Have an extensive wine and beer list and their flytes are varied and reasonably priced.

jon schleif

Lots of choices, the menu has something for everyone. Good quality food. We had dinner there on a Saturday night, and it was not to crowded.

David Lazar

I'll begin by saying that Buckley's gets four stars only because of all the years I have enjoyed going there to eat or drink. It is a staple in this area, greater Delaware and not just Centerville, but this visit was not up to par.Keep in mind that this place is mainly a tavern (read: bar) so their food is really just upscale bar food. No points against them, the food is really good. Even this trip, the food was great.However, we waited almost an hour to get our food. It was a busy Friday night and they might abs short staffed but still no excuse. We heard them tell multiple tables that the frier was backed up then that some stuff got burnt. Just not a great CX.We started with Crab, Artichoke and Spinach dip, that was really good, although we could have used more pita. We also got Onion Rings, which despite being super late, were delicious and cooked perfectly.My grandmother and my girlfriend both got Salads, that looked fine. the Crab Cake on my grandmothers salad was HUGE and pretty good (I tried it). I got The Atlantic Fluke Piccata. The fish was great but the portion was pretty small and the veggies and potatoes on the side were nothing to brag about. The waitress specifically recommended this dish but I would stick with Chicken or Steak when I go back.You should definitely give this place a try when you are in the area. The bar is really cool. I don't drink anymore but I spent many late nights in the bar room and the ambience in there is top notch.

David L.

I'll begin by saying that Buckley's gets four stars only because of all the years I have enjoyed going there to eat or drink. It is a staple in this area, greater Delaware and not just Centerville, but this visit was not up to par. Keep in mind that this place is mainly a tavern (read: bar) so their food is really just upscale bar food. No points against them, the food is really good. Even this trip, the food was great. However, we waited almost an hour to get our food. It was a busy Friday night and they might abs short staffed but still no excuse. We heard them tell multiple tables that the frier was backed up then that some stuff got burnt. Just not a great CX. We started with Crab, Artichoke and Spinach dip, that was really good, although we could have used more pita. We also got Onion Rings, which despite being super late, were delicious and cooked perfectly. My grandmother and my girlfriend both got Salads, that looked fine. the Crab Cake on my grandmothers salad was HUGE and pretty good (I tried it). I got The Atlantic Fluke Piccata. The fish was great but the portion was pretty small and the veggies and potatoes on the side were nothing to brag about. The waitress specifically recommended this dish but I would stick with Chicken or Steak when I go back. You should definitely give this place a try when you are in the area. The bar is really cool. I don't drink anymore but I spent many late nights in the bar room and the ambience in there is top notch.

Nora S.

Food was really good, except that my burger came mid well instead of mid rare, but tasted great. The waitress was really nice. The only reason I didn't give it 5 stars was the decor and smell inside, I don't think they have changed anything for ages. I ordered the wild meat burger and was packed with so much flavor. Creme brûlée was really nice too. My friends had meatloaf with veggies and they said this is the first place that the vegetables were seasoned and had flavor, not just steamed

Karen Vernon Brooks

Great service,great food! Atmosphere is is awesome.

Delilah Kara

Wow! What a marvelous place, it was recommended by friends & we were so glad we made the 40 minute drive from home, because it was worth every bite! the food was delicious, I had the seared tuna for a starter, broiled crab cake for main & key lime tart for desert, hubby had the mushroom flatbread (I had a bite from every plate he ordered lol, so so yummy:), Bistro steak & warm Ghirardelli brownie sundae for desert - omg..it is to die for! Their services was impeccable our server was very friendly. We are happy with everything, we will definatley be back!! oh and their restrooms were super duper clean ;)

Alekxa90 TWE

Food was good. Service is a bit slow. Location is charming and staff is nice

Allison Cotto

Great experience, as always!

Mark K

Good food, nice atmosphere. Different rooms with different decor and vibes. Great service. Happy find.

rexpig

When I visited B-C (before covid), the food and service were excellent. Now, P-C, they still are. The place retains its charm and class and it attracts a wide range of people. The chef-owner came out to greet us because we were a large group, and we felt welcomed. The waitstaff were friendly, hard-working, and very efficient. The food was excellent and it came quite fast. Prices were reasonable.

Hendrix H.

Giving 4 stars due to Tom's response. Thank you. Great servuce . you can tell you appreciate your returning guests. the food is exceptional. Thank you. We will return. .

seatheusa

A wonderful lunch on the back patio at Buckley’s Tavern. We shared the cheesesteak egg rolls, delicious. I had the golden beet salad and my daughter had the quiche of the day. Both terrific. Our server was very nice and attentive even though she had several tables. Bathrooms very clean as always. Just a nice place.

Andrea Wolf Ciabattoni

Great service food and atmosphere it’s a DE tradition and never disappoints

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