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Christmas Dinner

Where to Eat: A Local's Guide

By Cynthia Batty 


The Historic New Castle district has seven restaurants to suit every taste! All of these great restaurants are within walking distance of the activities at Spirit of Christmas. Once you try our great hometown restaurants, you’ll be back to eat here again and again. All our restaurants are so happy to greet you and make you comfortable – enjoy your holiday meal!

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Jessop's Tavern

114 Delaware Street


Famous colonial fare in a 300-year-old building in the
heart of Old New Castle with the largest selection of Belgian beers in the state make Jessop’s everyone’s
favorite. The Shepherd’s Pie is world famous, as are the delicious Pot Pies and Jessop’s Fish & Chips.


Nora Lee's French Quarter Bistro

124 Delaware Street


New Orleans-inspired cuisine based on years of culinary practice with an atmosphere that transports you from Old New Castle to the French Quarter. Cajun & Creole classics in a festive yet casual environment. Shrimp, crab, crawfish as well as cajun chicken favorites.


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Mercury Cafe & Teahouse

206 Delaware Street (enter down the alley)


The Teahouse has a wide assortment of worldly teas and house-made herbal blends. The vegetarian café offers baked goods, light meals and delicious espresso drinks from Little Goat Coffee Roasting Co. Sip on a craft cocktail by the best bartender in town, or have an ice-cold beer or glass of fine wine.


Oaxaca Mexican Bar & Grill

222 Delaware Street

New Castle’s newest entrant, Oaxaca, features authentic Mexican dishes in the beautiful David Finney Inn. Enchiladas, tacos, fajitas, and a ceviches menu. Great taco menu to please everyone! House specialties include Chile Relleno, Enchiladas Poblanas, Carnitas, Chimichangas, Molcajate and more.


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Zollie's Jazz Cucina

414 Delaware Street


Afrocentric West Indian and Southern Cuisine
meets Paris and New York at this culinary gem in the heart of Old New Castle. The fusion cuisine
incorporates seafood, fish, beef and pork, with fabulous sauces, presented with beauty and style on
every plate. Full bar with creative designer cocktails.


Taqueria El Centenario

625 Delaware Street


"Auténtica Comida Mexicana," say the
owners, and reviewers agree – it’s real Mexican and really good. Quesa birra tacos, Mexican street corn
(elotes), tacos al pastor, tamales, and many favorites including vegetarian choices – and dessert too!
Take out only – tables outside if weather permits.


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Porto-Fino's Pizza & Restaurant

730 Ferry Cut Off (just at the end of Delaware Street)


Every local New Castilian’s go-to place: Delicious and substantial choices: authentic pizza, stromboli,
subs, steaks, tacos, burgers & sandwiches, wraps, pasta, salads & soups, and kids meals. Full bar and lots of seating – and ample parking.


Of Note

Two food trucks featuring burgers and BBQ, will also be in town for Spirit of Christmas, and located at The Wharf (end of Delaware Street) for those who prefer to grab a bite and go!

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