This post covering some of the most popular restaurants in the city is presented by Schuster Jachetti LLP’s personal injury lawyers in Wilmington.
The city of Wilmington has long been hailed not only as the largest city in the state of Delaware, but also as one of its ‘economic engines’. Nevertheless, even for a region of its size, the New Castle County city retains a familiar feel with some nationally-renowned health care centers as well as charming, small-town restaurants. Up next, our team has shared some of their top foodie picks worthy of a visit if you’re ever in the area.
Grotto Pizza on Pennsylvania Ave
In 1960, Dominick, along with his brother-in-law, Joe and sister, Mary Jean Paglianite, ventured to Delaware to open a pizza restaurant. This was the birth of Grotto Pizza. During this first summer, pizza slices sold for 20 cents each and a whole pizza was $1.60. The challenge, however, was to introduce pizza in an area where it was not recognized.
To create a market for his pizza, Dominick and his sister spent long hours talking to people and handing free samples to the people who passed by his restaurant. In July of that summer, he noticed he was starting to get many repeat guests; it was the local Sussex County guests, and later the tourists, who put Grotto Pizza on the map. From these humble beginnings, Grotto Pizza has grown throughout Delaware and other neighboring states.
Although Grotto Pizza has expanded beyond the small take-out stand, the company continues to adhere to its core values of excellent food, friendly guest service and community service.
1984 Arcade Bar
With more than thirty classic arcade games and a seriously impressive collection of board games, the 1984 Arcade Bar located at 2511 W 4th Street will make your wildest dreams come true and make you feel like a kid again. From classics like Pacman, Tetris, Frogger, and Asteroids to Soul Calibur, Centipede, and Tapper, you’re sure to find your childhood favorite — or maybe discover something new — at 1984. You will also discover pinball, skeeball, and a massive 3-foot Connect Four.
Best of all, to go along with all of their arcade favorites, you can also sit down and enjoy one of their cocktails, mixed drinks, or even one of more than 20 craft beers available on tap. Lastly, If you tend to get hungry while playing classic arcade games, you can either bring your own food or have the bartenders order something for you.
Big Fish Grill on the Riverfront
Founded in 1997 by brothers Norman and Eric Sugrue, Delaware’s Big Fish Grill has become one of the premier spots for casual dining in the region. A unique blend of original recipes, must have favorites and affordable prices have resulted in a dedicated following. Enough so to earn numerous “Best Seafood at the Beach” awards by Delaware Today magazine. Fortunately, after years of success throughout Sussex County, the Big Fish Restaurant Group has brought the great Big Fish experience to Wilmington, Delaware.
Those visiting or even local residents can now stop by the new location on the scenic Wilmington Riverfront for the freshest seafood, juicy, hand-cut steaks, savory pastas and delicious salads. The reasonably priced menu, generous portions, family friendly atmosphere and impeccable service make Big Fish on the Riverfront a casual dining destination and a great addition to the Wilmington restaurant scene. Moreover, diners can enjoy lunch and dinner served daily with seasonal dining on the beautiful covered outdoor patio.
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