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Dagsworthy Street & The Bay, Dewey Beach, DE 19971
(302)-227-9292
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12:00 pm - 1:00 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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  • 1
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  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Dewey Beach Staple

We attended a wedding reception at The Ivy, and the food was delicious, the staff pleasant, and the location fabulous. I'll bet you'll have the same experience if you visit Ivy when it's in 'restaurant' mode. The back wall of the establishment slides completely open, granting access to a small... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
MorayJohnny
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Princeton, New Jersey
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Princeton, New Jersey
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98 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

We attended a wedding reception at The Ivy, and the food was delicious, the staff pleasant, and the location fabulous. I'll bet you'll have the same experience if you visit Ivy when it's in 'restaurant' mode. The back wall of the establishment slides completely open, granting access to a small sandy beach on the bay, allowing for a real 'beach'... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

We went there for my daughter's birthdays because we were looking for a white table cloth restaurant on the beach. The Ivy is that and more! The tables are on a patio covered with sand and have electric candles. There are 2 open fire pits and Christmas lights on the pine trees by the water. The atmosphere is fabulous and... More 

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Geneva, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

We are from New York and we vacation in Dewey Beach every year. We love it there so my son and daughter-in-law had a beach wedding planned for Dewey Beach on June 27, 2015. Due to inclement weather, those plans were foiled. My husband and I had eaten dinner at the Ivy on 6/25 and the food was great and... More 

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Dewey Beach, Delaware
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38 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?