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Dagsworthy Street & The Bay, Dewey Beach, DE 19971
(302)-227-9292
Today
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 1:00 am
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
A perfect evening

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 31, 2014
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English first
Senior Reviewer
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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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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
1 review
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
Senior Reviewer
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
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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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2013

The tapas style of food made it fun. They also had $2 Absolut martini's for happy hour! The waiters were fun and friendly and the view of the bay was beautiful.

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Oak Hill, VA
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45 reviews 45 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2013

Can't beat the waterview. We ate outside and even though it was a terrible week for the heat, the breeze from the bay made it lovely. We were almost the only people there both nights. The first night we had the poobah which for $50 lets you sample 16 different appetizers. We found almost all to be excellent. The mixed... More 

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Annapolis, Maryland
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14 reviews 14 reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

My husband and I always enjoy an evening at Venus on our visits to Dewey beach. However when we went in August, Venus had become The Ivy. It is now a tappas (small plates) venue. The items on the menu were creative and delicious. To list a few favorites, the Blue Cheese Truffel fries ($3) are out of this world!... More 

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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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?