Talking about sports, like winning the lotto and undergoing surgery, goes better with a cold beer. Make every hour happy hour with today's Groupon: for $20, you get $40 worth of ribs, wings, and drinks at Stanley’s Tavern, located on Foulk Road.
For 75 years, Stanley’s Tavern has satisfied Wilmingtonians’ hunger for ribs, wings, and sports with an award-winning ambience and menu. Stretch stomachs for sported stuffing with beer-battered local mozzarella ($7.49). Racks of meat ($21.99 for a full rack of ribs, $15.99 for half) arrive luxuriating in one of five savory treatments, including the original blend of orange marmalade and sesame seeds, a Memphis-style rub, and the smoky Jack Daniel’s sauce. Stanley's Famous Wings (10 for $9.99, 20 for $17.99) cry out for consumption with a variety of sauces and bleu cheese dip. For flavor filed between bready horizons, opt for a sandwich such as the vegetable panini, which packs portobello mushrooms, roasted peppers, and provolone smothered in caesar dressing between two slices of sourdough ($8.99). Kobe beef burgers ($10.99 for an 8 oz. patty) are hand-ground by scissor-handed chefs with hearts of gold. Finish meaty meals with a slice of fried cheesecake drizzled with raspberry sauce ($5.99).
Inside Stanley’s dining room, mirrored signs and vintage sports photos adorn the wood-paneled walls, looking out over a sea of comfy, dark-red booths. Large flat-screens broadcast a variety of sports games from either end of the room, and occasionally detach to trade fisticuffs atop the bar. In the saloon, patrons can enjoy draft beers amid retro football jerseys and high bar chairs that exude old-school charm.
Stanley's Tavern was named Best Sports Bar, Best Bar, Best Ribs, and Best Late-Night Menu in 2010 by Delaware Today. More than 10 Yelpers give it a 3.5-star average, and TripAdvisors give it an average of three owl eyes.