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Dagsworthy Street & The Bay, Dewey Beach, DE 19971
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Ranked #9 of 37 restaurants in Dewey Beach
Cuisines: American
Description: This restaurant used to be called Venus on the Half Shell (or just Venus)
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Description: This restaurant used to be called Venus on the Half Shell (or just Venus)
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9 reviews from our community

77% Recommend
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English first
Camp Hill, Pennsylvania
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
2 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
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
17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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44 reviews 44 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 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
14 reviews 14 reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012 via mobile

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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Millwood, New York
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27 reviews 27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2012

We went there with a party of 10 in August. The portions are pathectically small. To serve a tapas dish that includes one shrimp or one mushroom is not acceptable. We ordered the "grand poobah" to start and actually laughed at what arrived. The food tasted great but most items are just one bite. The service on a Sunday evening... More

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Lewes, Delaware, United States
16 reviews 16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2012

If you don't like noise, stay away after 9:00 Wed-Sun. It turns into a dance club! This is Tapas-reasonably pried, most at $4.50. Or, you can order the "Grand Poobah" 16 items for $50.00 which could easily feed a couple, or possibly three women. The food is inventive without being exotic-the view of Rehoboth Bay is breathtaking (it even has... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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33 reviews 33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2012

Dewey Beach is a fun little honky-tonk town with lots for families and lots for 20-somethings in the food and fun department, but now there's something for the adult in you. Ivy is new and fresh and has a delightful split personality: high-end food and beverage until dark, DJ night club after hours. It is located on a gorgeous bit... More

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