Cantwell's Tavern Restaurant

Cantwell's Tavern is now open. For additional information and reservations please visit their website or call (302) 376-0600.

Cantwell's Tavern is a Casual Restaurant, with a relaxed atmosphere. Featuring Upscale, Casual Dining with Farm-to-Table Offerings in Early 19th Century Ambiance in the Beautiful Historic Settings of Odessa. Focusing on the Scratch Made Menu  including house made bacon, breads, pickles, mustard & sausages.

Weddings, Special Events, Private Parties & Banquets Available.

The Historic Odessa Foundation is pleased to announce that Robert E. Ashby (Bob) is the restaurateur of Cantwell's Tavern.

Bob is a graduate of the University of Delaware, owns and operates the Deer Park and three McGlynn's Pubs.  His philosophy is "The customer is the only reason we're here.  You have to make sure they enjoy their experience every single time.  You can't just do it some of the time."

Mr. Ashby was named Restaurateur of the year in 1989 and Delaware's Best Restaurateur in 2005.  He served for nine years on the board of the National Restaurant Association and is currently a Director Emeritus.

Proceeds from the restaurant’s lease will benefit the Historic Odessa Foundation’s historic preservation efforts and educational programming.

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