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Dagsworthy Street & The Bay, Dewey Beach, DE 19971
(302)-227-9292
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12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Dining options: Dinner
Description: This restaurant used to be called Venus on the Half Shell (or just Venus)

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
$2 absolute vodka martinis on wednesday nights from 5--10pm

great night scene with fun atmosphere and best of all---$2 absolute vodka martinis to be consumed wither at the bar or out on the sand while chilling in an adirondack chair by a fire pit. best deal in all of dewey, i try NEVER to miss a wednesday night!

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
Diane K
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Dewey Beach, Delaware
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English first
Dewey Beach, Delaware
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43 reviews 43 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

great night scene with fun atmosphere and best of all---$2 absolute vodka martinis to be consumed wither at the bar or out on the sand while chilling in an adirondack chair by a fire pit. best deal in all of dewey, i try NEVER to miss a wednesday night!

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Everything about it was great - we watched the sun go down from out dining table! You can choose from the Tapas Menu or the Regular menu - we choose the tapas menu and loved everything we were served - the prices are very fair. The view, inside or outside sitting on the sand, is amazing - you are overlooking... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 via mobile

This place had an amazing atmosphere and view. The menu was small and expensive. U are paying for the presentation of your food not portion sizes or even flavor. I wanted to order a shrimp appetizer and was told it's only 1 shrimp and it was 8 bucks. What? Who serves 1 shrimp as an appetizer. The main dishes were... More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

We planned a retirement dinner at Ivy for the end of October when they are shut down for the season and only doing special events. I can not say enough about the staff, the food and the location of this restaurant. Since they are located on the Rehoboth Bay we scheduled our event to begin around sunset and we were... More 

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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

We had such a nice time late one afternoon having drinks and appetizers that we returned the following evening for dinner. Initially we were a little concerned about the limited menu, but everything on it (and with the size of our party I think we managed to try everything on it) was superb. I wish I could remember the chef's... More 

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The Villages, Florida
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

We had our wedding party at Ivy and it could not have been more wonderful. The staff was incredibly accommodating, from setting up chairs, to serving drinks, and then our delicious dinner. The setting was perfect and the weather also. Thank you Kat, Eileen, Izzy and all others for helping to make our special day even more special. When we... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Four of us went to Ivy for a girls' night out. We were seated right by the bay to enjoy an incredible sunset. As the sun was setting, classical music was playing in the back. Our meal was delicious. Thanks to the recommendation of our waitress, we each ordered 4 small bites (tapas). It was plenty and so good! Very... More 

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Camp Hill, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

My first time there - the tapas were excellent. I would go there again when I visit Dewey Beach. The food overall was excellent - I tried everything.

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Potomac, Maryland, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

My brother was visiting me from France and we were looking for a nice yet laid back restaurant on the water. Ivy did not disappoint and I'm in the restaurant business! From the phone call to ask about the wait to the arrival where we were immediately recognized as having called to the attention during dinner, everything was spot on.... More 

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Laurel, Delaware
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

The view is sensational, the menu has lots of unexpected choices for appitizers, but the entree choices are very limited. Sharing the $50 poobah (it is hard not to think of the Fred Flinstone's lodge president when you say it) is one of each appitizer is the way to go. Three couples in our group each ordered a poobah and... More 

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Additional Information about Ivy

Address: Dagsworthy Street & The Bay, Dewey Beach, DE 19971
Phone Number: (302)-227-9292
Location: United States  >  Delaware (DE)  >  Dewey Beach
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Monday 12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Tuesday 12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Wednesday 12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Thursday 12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Friday 12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Saturday 12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Cuisine: American

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Dagsworthy Street & The Bay, Dewey Beach, DE 19971
  • Location: United States  >  Delaware (DE)  >  Dewey Beach
  • Phone Number: (302)-227-9292

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Description

This restaurant used to be called Venus on the Half Shell (or just Venus)
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Monday
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Thursday
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Friday
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Saturday
12:00 pm - 1:00 am

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