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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 - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 3:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Good for:
Romance
Bar scene
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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  • 33
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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
Most recent review
Killer meals

Busy place so we started in the bar with plate of awesome oysters. Beer selection was good. When seated we shade an appetizer called pot luck- enough for 4. They have best lobster Mac and cheese we ever had and the boat scallops were done to perfection. First time we ever had been here, burst Will... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
Jack R
via mobile
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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538 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
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45 reviews 45 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW via mobile

Busy place so we started in the bar with plate of awesome oysters. Beer selection was good. When seated we shade an appetizer called pot luck- enough for 4. They have best lobster Mac and cheese we ever had and the boat scallops were done to perfection. First time we ever had been here, burst Will be back. Great service... More 

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Ocean City, MD
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72 reviews 72 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

One of the best places in Rehoboth for happy hour! Great rotating craft beer selection, fresh oysters and the best food in town! Get here

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Highland Lakes, New Jersey
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328 reviews 328 reviews
222 restaurant reviews
160 helpful votes 160 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

We toughly enjoyed our dining experience at the Henlopen City Oyster House. We started by sampling some oysters. They were very fresh and delicious. My wife enjoyed the lobster mac' n cheese. My Atlantic Char was absolutely delicious. They offer a diverse menu, various brews, and a nice wine list. Parking could be a challenge so leave yourself some extra... More 

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Wilmington, Delaware USA
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

We've been here for happy hour several times and as others have said, this is the place to be on a late Saturday afternoon/early evening. The staff is friendly and the specials are delicious.

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Fargo, North Dakota
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

We love to go to the Oyster House for a date day. The seafood is amazing. Oyster sampler never disappoints and is always paired with amazing craft beer. The lobster mac and cheese is our shared dish, always tasty.

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San Antonio, Texas
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

This was a recommendation from a local waitress working at another restaurant in the next town over. Everything was so fresh. It was exactly what we were looking for while making an east coast visit for vacation. We had the Oyster "sampler" which comes with two of just about every variety they had. It also came with a description card... More 

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Baltimore
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58 reviews 58 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

We had lunch in January at the Henlopen City Oyster House. We were the only customers, but our waitress was attentive and fun. The chowder we had first was fantastic! Our oysters were plump and young and so very good. I had a gumbo dish that I took home part of, so I enjoyed it twice. My husband loved his... More 

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Rehoboth Beach, Delaware
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Best fresh fish, and anything else you would like. Menu changes frequently, offering different fish and meats. Oysters are terrific. Oyster stew is to die for. Beer and wine selection is great. Th only down side is no reservations.( they don't have to) and very loud. Try the lobster mac and cheese. BBQ sandwich. Any fresh fish. Deserts are fresh... More 

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Rehoboth Beach, Delaware
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

You don't have to be an oyster lover to enjoy this restaurant since the menu has something for everyone. However, the selection of oysters available is wonderful. A great craft beer selection with friendly & knowledgeable servers enhances the experience of every visit. Still undecided, try the Happy Hour 3-5 PM every day and you will be convinced that this... More 

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Lewes, Delaware
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Love the mussels! And for those who like oysters - they have a great assortment of fresh choices every day.

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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: Romance, Bar scene, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
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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