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The House of William & Merry

1336 Old Lancaster Pike, Hockessin, DE 19707-9557
+1 302-234-2255
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good15%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (14 reviews)
“foie gras” (12 reviews)
“pork shank” (3 reviews)
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1336 Old Lancaster Pike, Hockessin, DE 19707-9557
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just sampled the new menu at W & M and it's as good as we expected. Bill and Merry continue their tradition of excellent and creative food, with lovely service in a very comfortable setting. Everything is consistent and pleasing. The Colorado lamb was perfect...More

Thank nskaye
Reviewed 4 June 2017 via mobile

We heard about this spot from friends and wanted to celebrate. The meal was imaginative and delicious. The colonial atmosphere only added to the specialness of the evening. This is a real gem!

Thank bucklebme59
Reviewed 29 May 2017

We had our son's UD grad dinner at the House of William and Merry and the entire evening was perfect. The wait staff was knowledgeable and very helpful; the wine list great and the pairings were spot on. Between the five of us we sampled...More

Thank MimBox
Reviewed 23 May 2017

I was skeptical about the restaurant. I am not sure why, but I was thinking that the menu would be limited with upscale items and that the prices would be higher. My Wife wanted to go, so I took my wife and kids there for...More

Thank jwreed108
Reviewed 14 May 2017

The food and staff were wonderful. However it is incredibly expensive. If it was just a little lower priced, we would come back far more often.

Thank nancykelley
Reviewed 14 May 2017 via mobile

Sunday brunch at The House of William and Merry was quite tasty! We very much enjoyed everything we ordered. The service was good too. We look forward to returning there soon.

Thank AdventuresWithMommy
Reviewed 9 April 2017

I can't believe the good reviews for this average venue. No parking, valet only apparently because of the lack of space. Menu is limited, portions under sized, over priced and of average quality. Good service was the only positive about this adventure. Spend your coin...More

Thank skunkmutha
Reviewed 25 February 2017

this is a classy restaurant, and wonderful food: the atmosphere is fabulous, and the food is outstanding: it is fine dining, and a great place for out of town guests.

Thank danna l
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

This is probably one of the best restaurants in the area. The chefs put together very good plates, great balance, delicious. The wait staff is attentive, able to recite all the items on the tasting menu, a 2 minute spiel.... but the seats aren't great,...More

Thank Harriet C
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

This is a small restaurant which was once a house. The menu is creative. We tried the warm winter salad and sloppy joe. Both were excellent. The service was friendly and professional. Perfect for a change of pace.

Thank H M
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11 May 2015|
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Response from Bill K | Reviewed this property |
I don't that businesses should try to be everything to everybody. William and Merry is not a large group restaurant and their food is for the adventerous foodie type. Raw food like oysters, carpaccio Caesar Salad with raw... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 31 - US$ 50
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
10:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1336 Old Lancaster Pike, Hockessin, DE 19707-9557
    (Valley Road)
  • Location: United States  >  Delaware (DE)  >  Hockessin
  • Phone Number: +1 302-234-2255
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