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Henlopen City Oyster House

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50 Wilmington Ave, Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971
302-260-9193
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3:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 3:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 41
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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 of 5 stars
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Good seafood and large portions. We especially enjoyed the bruschetta and lobster mac and cheese. The only problem is that they do not take reservations. On a Wednesday evening we were told that the wait would be one hour and that we needed to report for seating within 5 minutes of being called... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
Raven12345
via mobile
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
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English first
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW via mobile

Good seafood and large portions. We especially enjoyed the bruschetta and lobster mac and cheese. The only problem is that they do not take reservations. On a Wednesday evening we were told that the wait would be one hour and that we needed to report for seating within 5 minutes of being called. Fortunately, it was only 30 minutes and... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

We were in Rehobath and needed somewhere for our anniversary dinner, this didn't disappoint. The atmosphere was a bustling modern bistro, with craft beer and a good wine list. We had bruschetta and a champagne oyster shooter to start, both were excellent. For mains I had steak, perfectly cooked and my wife had one of the best scallop dishes of... More 

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Rehoboth Beach, Delaware
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

Have wanted to try this place for a while, so my husband and I went about a month ago on a weeknight. The tables were half full, but we were told we would have to wait 1.5 hours. We asked about the bar and after much sputtering, the hostess said yes we could eat in the bar. I had a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

My husband and I came in without a reservation and the restaurant was packed! However, we were able to sit at the "ledge", which was like sitting at the bar, right away. I had the watermelon margarita, which was the best I've ever had! We had a few different items and each was more delicious than the next. I highly... More 

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Kennett Square, Pennsylvania
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Great IPA selection on draft plus other beers. I had the blueberry arugula salad and Mojo scallops and both were excellent. Husband had the lobster salad sandwich which was great. We arrived Sunday at 6:00 and would have had a 35 minute wait but opted for the bar where we were served immediately with both drinks and dinner. Will definitely... More 

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Great Falls
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Dont believe all the hype. Our experience was awful. We were seated at 6:30pm and informed of the 2 specials, Smith Island crab cakes and whole red snapper. Our server told us if we wanted the crab cakes we should order them immediately. So I did. Our server returns to tell me that they had just sold out. OK, I'll... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Place is always very busy, and it can be hard to get in for dinner unless you go early. Great fresh oysters, and super oyster stew. Looking forward to the off season when they aren't so busy.

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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19 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

The service is great and so is the food. Go early becuz you can wait a long time to get a seat. They have a wonderful oyster happy hour at about 4 PM

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Newtown Square, PA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

Second review for me. Get there early since they do not take reservations. Ignore the negatives You will never regret it,

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Philadelphia
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35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Don't let the wait intimidate you. This restaurant is very popular for a good reason. This was my second time here and I loved my entree of grouper. The beer selection is fun and the service is attentive. My four year old even enjoys this place. Make this your special night out while in Rehoboth.

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Additional Information about Henlopen City Oyster House

Address: 50 Wilmington Ave, Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971
Phone Number: 302-260-9193
Location: United States  >  Delaware (DE)  >  Rehoboth Beach
Open Hours:
Sunday 3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday 3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday 3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday 3:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday 3:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 20 - 30
Cuisine: Seafood

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 50 Wilmington Ave, Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971
  • Location: United States  >  Delaware (DE)  >  Rehoboth Beach
  • Phone Number: 302-260-9193

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 30
  • Cuisine: Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Local cuisine, Doing business, Romantic, Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
3:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday
3:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?