Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant
Ratings: 45 | Reviews: 31 | Display Reviews Only:
3.6/5 rDev -12.6%
In case you didn't know this already, Wilmington is dead for beer culture. Iron Horse is on the river and despite being a chain, they do brew some nice house stuff. I have never been able to get the quad, but the maibock I had this time was really good. One of those places that brews right to the style but amps it up more than other places like it. The food is quite good as well and the service was always fine. It's a good kind of place to take some family to get a decent burger and salad and a solid beer that won't scare anyone off.
05-31-2010 17:25:39 | More by squaremile
4.63/5 rDev +12.4%
Nice, open atmosphere to the place. I stayed on the ground floor but was told there is another bar upstairs. I liked the bar area-sort of British pub feel. The place really seems top notch without being stuffy. My bartender Jason could not have been any nicer and knowledgable. Had a decent beer knowledge and was generous with the samples. Also thoroughly knew the menu. Selection was great. Iron Hills 5 mainstays and another 5 specialties. I had a Munich dunkel that was flawless. I finished with a Pumpkin Vanilla Porter on cask that was like a piece of spice cake in a glass-just incredible. My food was oustanding as well-I had 2 seperate appetizers-voodoo shrimp and lettuce wraps. Both were excellent, presented well and generous helpings. They might seem a bit pricey but for the amount of food I had, quality of the place, and being a downtown location I felt it was more then fair. A great experience all in for sure. I look forward to my one night a week in Wilmington now from a whole new perspective.
They also had about 10 different private reserve beers available in 750 mls. Be sure to ask!
11-04-2009 00:38:53 | More by lackenhauser
4/5 rDev -2.9%
building looks pretty cool from the outside - rectangular brick industrial style with a few strategically placed windows, huge Iron Hill mural, and a shadowy crane looming on the riverfront behind, brewing equipment visible at the entrance, through the front door and straight to the downstairs barroom - apparently I should've explored the upstairs but it didn't occur to me at the time, all wood and metal with big windows overlooking the river though it's hardly visible, pretty tame crowd on this Wednesday night
around ten house beers on tap, including one cask and a few seasonals, good range of styles but nothing really edgy or outside the ordinary save for the Hopkowski double red, leaving me to choose a cask pour of the Ironbound APA followed by a Hopkowski, both seemed fresh and tasted quality, standard glassware
for dinner I had the Brasserie burger that was pretty tasty - ordered medium and served medium-well with gruyere and a sour red onion "jam", the bun was crisp on the outside and warm, disappointingly the fries were limp and probably not very fresh
though my Victory visit the night before would be a tough act to follow, overall I had a nice experience and would certainly stop through again in hopes that there'd be some more interesting beers on tap
09-17-2009 02:20:18 | More by blackie
4.25/5 rDev +3.2%
My favorite of the Iron Hills I have been to. Easy on/off from I-95. I have been here three times. Very large downstairs dining area. I tend to migrate upstairs to the bar. Large bar overlooks a patio area. Service has always been top-notch. Attentive and quick. During my last visit the beer selection was excellent. In addition to the standard Iron Hill offerings, there were four seasonal selections to choose from. Food, like the other Iron Hills I have been to, was excellent. I reccomend a stop if you are in the area.
08-31-2009 23:33:11 | More by mymrnngjckt
4.1/5 rDev -0.5%
Stopped here on a Saturday afternoon with fredandboboflo.
Atmosphere: This is a large brewpub...lots of tables and decent bar space too. Nice and roomy. We arrived soon after the pub opened so it was pretty empty. They have a couple TVs up too.
Quality: Of the beers I tried, most were very good with just a couple that I did not enjoy. On the whole though, this is a quality brewpub.
Service: Excellent service, although there weren't many competing customers for our waiter. However, when the nitrogen ran out for the RIS on tap, the bartender gave a glass to fredandboboflo for free!
Selection: They have 5 house beers and 4 rotating beers. Definitely an interesting assortment of beers (light lager, vienna, pale ale, raspberry wheat, porter, cask porter, tripel, bourbon imperial stout, doppelbock)
Food: The food was quite good. I had the chicken pot pie, which was one of the best pot pies I've ever had. It was luscious.
Value: I can't quite remember the prices, but I think they were reasonable. Well except for the to-go bottles. The cheapest one was $16.50 (for a rauchbier that was bottled at least a year ago), with most running around $20 and the lambics going for $24.50.
Overall: I enjoyed the peacefullness of my visit here and the beers were good too. Definitely try to stop here if you can!
01-07-2009 01:35:15 | More by LilBeerDoctor
4.28/5 rDev +3.9%
The akorsak crew made the trek from Harrisburg to Wilmington for the Lambic Release.
Atmosphere: The place is big! It's gotta be IH's largest facility with lots of dining on two floors. The feel is Iron Hill, wood and metalwork, inviting but not warm. The brewing equipment takes center stage on entrance.
Quality: Service and Manager were friendly and prompt. Food and drinks were nice. Heads were clean.
Service: Efficient and friendly. Our to-go beer order was taken without issue and both the waiter and manager stopped by regularly.
Selection: Approximately 10 beers were on tap or cask. The cask Ironbound is nice! The offerings were diverse, Belgian Dubbel to Munich Dunkel to Porter, and experimental, oak-aged sour barleywine.
Food: The food is good (menus do not vary between locations). This is a chain that has nailed both food and drink.
12-07-2008 02:44:18 | More by akorsak
4.05/5 rDev -1.7%
Inside appears like all the other Iron Hills. This one has a nice location - right on the water front. The inside is also larger than the other Iron Hills (with a bar upstairs too). Typical Iron Hill food (which isn't a bad thing). Beers rotate fairly often with some gems on at times (last time I was there, they had the BA Old Tom and Cassis de Hill tasting). Selection of beer can change from mediocre to outstanding (call ahead and see what is on tap first). I would come to this location more if it weren't so far from where I live.
11-11-2008 17:50:16 | More by hopdog
4.18/5 rDev +1.5%
I have frequented Iron Hill many times and always had a good time. Tonight we went for dinner and ate at the upstairs deck. They also have 2 large dining rooms and a lower deck. All of the seating is nice, but if the weather is nice I recomend one of the decks.
The service is usually pretty good, tonight was no exception. The waitress was nice and knowledgeable about their products. The appetizer of stuffed mushrooms was to die for, and we both really enjoyed our dinners.
Both the beer and the food menu are varied and large. They had about 10 styles on tap tonight. The food and the beer are both reasonable for the high quality you get.
09-17-2008 01:44:34 | More by bonkers
4.4/5 rDev +6.8%
Wow. I stopped in with my friends a couple of nights ago before the Gov't Mule show. Everything was great. Our waitress Gretchen greeted us promptly and immediately got us our samplers. 11 beers for $6.00 was amazing. Their regular beers were all really good but their seasonals were exceptional. Imperial Bourbon Russian Stout, Hefeweizen,Belgium White Ale.
The food was great. Happy hour so nachos and pizza was half off. As well as all of there beer. We got a pizza with Rock Shrimp and Bacon. It was amazing. The beers were all really nice and the place is great. 2 Floors and an outdoor deck and outdoor bar.
Will definitely be coming back again and again!!!
07-27-2008 22:42:09 | More by slvrmon82
4.33/5 rDev +5.1%
Visited the establishment on a Saturday afternoon after taking my wife to the nearby outlets. The place was fairly empty and we were promptly seated. Our waitress soon arrived and took our drink order which was served promptly.
Our food oreder was then taken which was served in an appropriate time frame. The service was good and the food was excellent. I had the meat loaf sandwich which was so huge I took half of it home for the mext day (when it still tasted good). All the Iron hills have very similiar, if not identical, menus. It was a positive experience, Well worth a stop if you are in the area.
02-19-2008 23:04:26 | More by tgbljb
Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant in Wilmington, DE
92 out of 100 based on 45 ratings.