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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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  • 17
    Excellent
  • 3
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Cool place...

Stopped in for a couple appetizers and a drink. We had second thoughts as we approached the building, it looked rather rustic and first glance. Through the window we saw a ladder and several stacked up chairs....thought it was closed so we almost left! It was 6 o'clock and only a couple patrons... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
David S
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Ocean City, Md
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Ocean City, Md
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259 reviews
187 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Stopped in for a couple appetizers and a drink. We had second thoughts as we approached the building, it looked rather rustic and first glance. Through the window we saw a ladder and several stacked up chairs....thought it was closed so we almost left! It was 6 o'clock and only a couple patrons were there. If it wasn't for the... More 

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Great Falls, Virginia
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29 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

I've been coming to the Ivy for a while and yes, while the view and relaxed atmosphere outside is great, the food and service has gone downhill rapidly. The menu is small and focuses on seafood with everything having an Asian (Thai) taste. The portions are ridiculously small and the presentation is obsolete (but then again it's a beach bar)... More 

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Ithaca
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

I believe Ivy's is predominantly an upscale club-the first of its kind in Dewey Beach-but dinner is now served on the lanai! It's a bit on the dressier side, but many guests were attired in comfortable beach-appropriate wear such as skinny sundresses and shorts. Due to two below the age of 10 in our party, we headed over for an... More 

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Somerset, New Jersey
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

We went to the Ivy the other night. Great food as some had little bites only and we had some big bites. The pork meatballs and nukadango were the favorites. The Rib Eye steak was very good and they offered a side of risotto instead of side that was supposed to come with the dinner.

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Lititz, Pennsylvania
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35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

We stopped for a drink and snack and the view. All were awesome! Staff was friendly and it was just perfect! Try the seafood crepe and sapphire cooler!

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Ontario
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119 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

We were looking for a nice dinner within walking distance of our hotel and we TA and found Ivy. It is not on the strip and the signage is not blaring but next door is a restaurant that is really quite busy making the road down quite a buzz with energy. Not important but notable that the beach side dining... More 

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Rehoboth Beach, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

Enjoy a lovely sunset with your toes in the sand. Ivy has a nice selection of appetizers (ramen is very tasty) served in clever presentations. Wednesday nights are $2 martinis! And, they have parking.

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Princeton, New Jersey
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98 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

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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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

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
2 reviews
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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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?