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Guide to Dinner and A Show in Wilmington, DE!

Updated January 20, 2022
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Winter blues got you down? Liven up your night with dinner and a show! Wilmington is home to numerous performance venues that have been entertaining Wilmingtonians for years. Here is your guide to doing dinner and a show in Wilmington, DE!

Food & Drink:

Near The Grand:
The Grand in Wilmington, DE
  • Pre-show cocktails: Chelsea Tavern
    • Signature Drink: The Chelsea Manhattan – A Redemption Rye Whisky, sweet vermouth, Angostura bitters and maraschino cherry that will knock your socks off!
  • Post show drinks: Stitch House Brewery 
    • Signature Drink: Amaretto Sidecar – A nuttier, almond flavor added to the traditional Sidecar compliments the orange liqueur and fresh lemon juice. Plus it’s served with a sugar rim!
  • A Quick Bite: DiMeo’s Pizza
    • Favorite Dish: Quattro Formaggi Pizza – Fresh mozzarella, ricotta, mozzarella, and parmigiano reggiano that is heaven in a pizza pie!
  • A Fancy Night Out: Bardea 
    • Favorite Dish: Risotto – Kanzuri, honey dew, and lime, now that’s a flavorful dish!

Near The Queen:
  • Pre-show cocktails: Merchant Bar
    • Signature Drink: Over the Cuckoo’s Nest – Hendrick’s gin, amaro montenegro, lemon juice, and cucumber making for an exquisite pre-show cocktail!
  • Post show drinks: Dockland’s Riverfront
    • Signature Drink: Strawberry Springwater – Svedka Strawberry Lemonade, club soda, and fresh squeezed lemonade to quench your thirst after a show!
  • A Quick Bite: Farmer & The Cow
    • Favorite Dish: Rodeo King: Reloaded – Chipotle BBQ, onion straws, pulled pork, bacon, and cheddar, and it’s calling your name!
  • A Fancy Night Out: La Fia Bistro
    • Favorite Dish: Cheshire Pork Collar Steak – Red grits, green apple chimichurri, roasted caulilini, and “Sauce Robert”; perfect for your fancy dinner!

Near The Delaware Children’s Theatre:
Delaware Children’s Theatre in Wilmington, DE
  • Pre-show cocktails: Washington Street Ale House
    • Signature Drink: Dark and Stormy – An island classic, goslings rum, ginger beer, and lime wedge that will make you feel like you’re at the beach!
  • Post show drinks: Torbert Street Social
    • Signature Drink: Butterfly Me to the Moon – Vanilla vodka, cherry bitters, butterfly pea syrup, and lemon that will leave you wanting more!
  • A Quick Bite: DE Slider Co
    • Favorite Dish: The Italian Stallion – Grilled Italian herb marinated chicken, prosciutto, fresh mozzarella cheese, baby greens and lemon-basil mayo, you can even mix and match multiple sliders. 
  • A Fancy Night Out: Dorcea
    • Favorite Dish: Korean Salmon – Grilled salmon, gochujang sauce, seasonal vegetable, and charred pineapple rice that will make your mouth water!

Near The Wilmington Drama League:
  • Pre-show cocktails: Kelly’s Logan House
    • Signature Drink: Irish Coffee – Fresh brewed coffee spiked with Jameson and Baileys Irish Cream to keep you awake during a long show!
  • Post show drinks: Rockford Tavern
    • Signature Drink: Try any of their 100 different kinds of craft beers! It’s the perfect way to treat yourself after a show!
  • A Quick Bite: La Pizzeria Metro
    • Favorite Dish: Bianca White – House made mozzarella, garlic and basil, and it’s wood fired!
  • A Fancy Night Out: Mikimotos
    • Favorite Dish: Szechuan Shrimp – Stir-fried wild shrimp, vegetables, wild mushrooms, spicy szechuan sauce, and rice made to perfection!

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Wilmington Drama League

Wilmington Drama League

The Grand

The Queen

Delaware Children’s Theatre

Opera Delaware

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