Credibility hangs on the walls of Stanley's Tavern, along with all the nifty sports memorabilia. The gold standard for Wilmington sports pubs has created an inner circle of athletes, former athletes, sports commentators and professionals who lend their names and expertise tot he Stanley's cause. Former Eagle Bill Bergey appears regularly for promotions and games, as does Kevin Reilly. Former coach Dick Vermeil is a friend of the restaurant, as is Arnold Palmer and Ravens rookie quarterback Joe Flacco. Aside from the cameos, Stanley's packs in 300-plus patrons on game days. There are 30 TVs, plus slammin' food and drink specials. Owner Steve Torpey likes the fact that families can get a table, eat in comfor and still catch the game.
County: New Castle County
Details: Stanleya[euro](TM)s offers lots of TVs, lots of sports, lots of fresh fixins and homemade soup at the salad bar, and some of the best baby back ribs around. This is a super fun spot for diners of all ages. The chicken and steak are good, too. The entire menu is served till 1 a.m. Sportsters cana[euro](TM)t go wrong here, but even those who dona[euro](TM)t know a touchdown from a home run have a blast, too. Casual. Lunch and dinner.