Timothy's on the Riverfront

3.4
146 reviews
$30 and under
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 1999.
What 146 People Are Saying
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3.4based on recent ratings
3.6
Food
3.7
Service
3.2
Ambience
3.6
Value
Noise · Moderate
75% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience2

Food was very poor, especially for cost! Crab soup was awful, crab dip no crab, hamburgers horrible, salmon dry. Will not be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 8 July 2021
Overall1Food1Service4Ambience1

I did not enjoy the food. The food is very cold soggy and not appealing. I would never recommend. I believe you should take this restaurant off of this app it’s very disrespectful to all the other restaurants.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on 4 July 2021
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

We were sat in the outside and there were several waiter/waitress that were and the surrounding tables but no one came to provide us service. I had to ask an associate who works there for assistance and he said he would go see who is our waiter/waitress and no one ever came to our table. We left, very disappointing experience…

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 2 July 2021
Overall2Food4Service3Ambience2

I booked this one for my birthday! Didn’t feel special at all
the staff seem to be over it… jobs, restaurant ect…
A sign on the door said they were under staffed ok I understand that but instead of making the most out of a difficult situation they really need to think about how the public sees them. Attitude and yelling and just had a feeling they really didn’t want to be there.
Our waitress was friendly!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
36 reviews
Dined on 7 June 2021
Overall1Food3Service1Ambience3

When you go to the host stand, there is a sign stating that they are short staffed and things may take longer. However, I understand being short staffed but to have a table not be acknowledged for 25 minutes is beyond short staffed. Not even a hello I’ll be with you shortly… on a Monday night. It will be a long time before I try this spot at the Wilmington riverfront again.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience1

Mother’s Day dinner

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JudiB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

Our waitress was extremely slow. They were not even that busy when we were there yet it took 30 minutes to get a glass of water. We had to find her to get anything. We would have liked more wine and a dessert but she never came and took so long we left and went elsewhere. Everyone of our dinner order was horrible. We will not be going back!

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vipQuirkyBlackMan
Philadelphia
139 reviews
Dined on 8 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Food and service were excellent. Great help and advise from the Wait Staff. The place was freezing because it was a cold rainy day in May and the sir conditioning was on. Our waiter mentioned it to Management twice but it was ignored.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on 29 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food, service, and drinks were great. Soup tasted a little off and a bit too much like flour but everything else was fine and the server was able to accommodate.

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BarbaraW
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 28 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Timothy's is our go to. We call it "our spot" because when during our dating phrase we had many great dates there. Not crowded or loud, easily can hold a conversation there and the food is always great. Now 8 years later, we still love it.

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foodie
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on 22 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was very good and delicious. Thanks to the staff for taking great care of us.

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vipanthony
Philadelphia
220 reviews
Dined on 30 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great spot. Business lunch. Food and service were great.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 27 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was good

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on 13 March 2021
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience4

As always great food and awesome prices. It’s one of our go to places. The restaurant was very crowded inside so we chose to sit outside in their “tent” area. It was great almost a private experience. I don’t think our waiter liked having to go outside on top of his existing tables. Sorry!

Only feedback I would say is that every chair outside has bird droppings on them. Kinda nasty.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 13 March 2021
Overall2Food2Service1Ambience2

It took too far too long to get our dinners and the check when we were ready to leave.
The pretzel appetizer was served with sections of it very cold. Obviously it's a frozen pretzel that was microwaved. Crab dip w pretzel which is an up charge was served in a plastic souffle cup that contained maybe 2 tablespoons of dip.The food was mediocre. The service was less than attentive. We were not checked on after the food arrived. The server made it obvious that she dislikes her job & apparently my family too. She made no secret that she was annoyed when we asked to see a dessert menu. We did not order desserts at that point we all wanted to leave. We were a party of 7 celebrating my mothers 80th birthday. Our server was still tipped 20% of the check total because my mother said she might have a family at home. Overall it was a very disappointing experience.

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Bill227
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on 12 March 2021
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience2

It was alright, could use an update on the interior but food was fairly good.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 12 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The service was great. Our waiter was on top of it. And the food was great. Will definitely be returning with our friends

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on 5 February 2021
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience2

This experience was OK. Boneless wings were yummy and good portion for the price. The lighting was too bright, has an overall garish, non-cozy ambiance inside, unfortunately was too cold to eat outside. Seating was a little congested in terms of Covid safety. Beer list is fine but nothing special.

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vipNicholeS
Philadelphia
21 reviews
Dined on 11 January 2021
Overall4Food3Service3Ambience3

It wasn’t an overall bad experience, but it could’ve been better. Our waiter was extremely nice and helpful, but often disappeared for extended periods before coming to check on us. The food was ok, but we weren’t overly impressed with it, to the point that I didn’t care to take home my leftovers (which I always do because I don’t like wasting food).

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SyreetaP
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 2 January 2021
Overall4Food4Service1Ambience2

The food was great and plentiful, but the service was very poor from the waitress we were assigned. Another waitress offered to assist and she was more helpful.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 27 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Loved the food

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S2049
1 review
Dined on 26 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Took my family to Timothy's for the first time the day after Christmas. There were only a few other tables of guests, very spread out. The place was quiet and low key. Everyone was wearing a mask including the cooks i could see. I don't remember our servers name but he was amazing. Very friendly and promt. The food was great and nowhere near as pricey as many other restaurants on the riverfront. I look forward to going back in warmer weather to enjoy the view of the water better.

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GregK
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on 9 December 2020
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience2

Unfortunately I made a reservation on open table for 815 and arrived to a closed restaurant. Please update your availability to avoid potential guests having to turn around and start from scratch.

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SierraW
1 review
Dined on 7 November 2020
Overall5Food3Service5Ambience5

We were there on the day of the Biden/Harris Presidential acceptance rally. We were seated promptly - outdoors per our request. Our server was excellent. She proactively checked on us and took very good care of our table. I was totally impressed with the smooth operation at Timothy's considering what a busy day it was.

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JavierP
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 6 November 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

I was meeting a friend for lunch and the restaurant was extremely busy. The patio happened to be at full capacity so we sat indoors. The service was fast and the food was tasty. We even ordered a second serving of our side dishes. I was so full I couldn't finish them there so I took them home.

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Travelady
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on 20 October 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

We were happy to see the precautions that were taken during COVID. We had the option of sitting outside but only a few people were inside and no one was near us. Food was good and service was excellent.

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Tiffany
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

Ordered wings w/ no sauce and they forget to put it on the side. Also waitress was very fast and didn’t come back to the table. We sat at the table for almost an hour without anyone asking if we needed anything. Ok place but would not recommend.

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Grandpa
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on 16 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

A long wall from parking lot. Meeting family with children.

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vipKarenS
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2020
Overall3Food3Service1Ambience3

Service was awful! Food was okay but I would not return due to the service.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 19 September 2020
Overall2Food2Service1Ambience3

Terrible experience and absolute waste of a birthday dinner. The service was horrendous and my server was rude and completely unknowledgeable about the menu. He refused to make any accommodations for my gluten intolerance. I had to wait for my table which I reserved two weeks prior when a family of 5 was seated immediately with no reservation. I was seated next to them outside at the same size table so there was zero excuse. Food was just edible and cold. I waited 15 minutes for my drink and the restaurant was not busy at all. My appetizer arrived with my dates entree and my entree came 2 minutes later.

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KenAndKate
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was our first time there and it was Excellent! Great location, great food and great service! Our server Matt was Outstanding! Very personable, attentive and on top of his game! Nice job and Thank You to Matt, Mr. G and all of Timothy's for a pleasant evening for my girlfriend and I!!

Ken & Kate
South Eastern PA.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2020
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

This was my first and last time going there, after reading the reviews and looking at the deceiving pictures I decided to give it a try. My server was so clueless I ordered the fish and chips he brought the fish without the chips I asked where were they he’s like oh yeah I forgot them I’ll be back he came back 15 minutes later with a plate of cold fries, the fish had a fishy taste for it to be cod fish, I ordered a drink when I was seated when he brought the fries he said oh didn’t you order a drink? He never brought the drink to me couldn’t remember anything, the floors were dirty with napkins and straw papers like they haven’t swept in days. I would definitely not recommend save yourself the trouble and go somewhere else where you can get good food and drinks and a server that is competent.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Good food decent service.. parking is far off..

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MattR
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 23 August 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Very nice outdoor setup only issue was flies. Food was good but the fries were a little cold. I will return!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on 16 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

It was a date and we enjoyed ourselves. The music was awesome. The restaurant was not crowded at all. The food came out quick, after being ordered. Will definitely come back again!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 9 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Pat our server was very attentive

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Nora
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on 8 August 2020
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience2

Haven't been to Timothy 's in years and it seems that the ambiance and quality of food has declined. It was nice overall but not my top choice on the Riverfront for dining.

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vipJackieK
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 28 July 2020
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

Server was not wearing mask and glasses were visibly dirty.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
7 reviews
Dined on 26 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Nice varied menu.
Speedy happy servers despite the high temperature.
Burgers were amazing!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on 21 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service!

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You can order delivery directly from Timothy's on the Riverfront using the Order Online button. Timothy's on the Riverfront also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (302) 429-7427.

Timothy's on the Riverfront is rated 3.4 stars by 146 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.