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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
Closed now
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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, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 396
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  • 125
    Very good
  • 34
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Best White Sangria I've Ever Had

They know what they're doing here - aiming to perfectly prepare high quality ingredients. I was very satisfied with my starter and entree, however, it's the white sangria I can't stop thinking about.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 31, 2015
MHATW
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
Good for:
  • Entertaining clients
  • Bar scene
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
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English first
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

They know what they're doing here - aiming to perfectly prepare high quality ingredients. I was very satisfied with my starter and entree, however, it's the white sangria I can't stop thinking about.

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Chicago, Illinois
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

A restaurant this good only needs more seating. The oysters were excellent. My wife's seafood dish was so good she even saved some of the scallops and raved about the next day while eating them cold. My shrimp were great. The cocktail sauce was homemade and excellent.

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easton
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28 reviews 28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

picture it. Sunday night. Memorial Day Weekend. Rehoboth Beach. and I was flying solo without my partner and just decided to forget the anticipated wait and try to get in to HOH. yes, it was 9:30, but usually that means at least an hour wait. great Hostess Lacey greeted me and told me 1/2 hour so I headed to the... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

Food was great, very big crowds require a cordial and fun wait at the bar. All the servers were wonderful.

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Connecticut
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

I'm not crazy about lobster, but the lobster roll was absolutely delicious and big enough to be a satisfying meal. We had such a good experience we went back the next night. I'm even less crazy about oysters, but the fried oysters I had were tasty and also a full meal. There aren't many good restaurants open in Rehoboth Beach... More 

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Jeffersonville, Vermont
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Food - staff - excellent! The oyster sampler was exquisite and the oysters ice cold. Both salads (beet and winter squash) delicious. My husband had the Fried Day Boat Scallops and they were outstanding. I had the tuna tartar and that too was excellent. My only concern, and why I did not give a five star rating, was the noise... More 

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Annapolis, Maryland
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144 reviews 144 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

My wife and I stopped on our first night in Rehobeth. We had salads, steamers (mussels and clams), and wine. She said it was one of the best salads she every had. The next night we decided to go back since it was a short walk from our hotel. Both of us had fish that was prepared correctly. They also... More 

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Wilmington, Delaware
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20 reviews 20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

We were vacationing in Rehoboth and went to dinner with friends of ours that live in Lewis. I asked them to pick the restaurant and they immediately suggested Henlopen City Oyster. They don't take reservations and when we got there we immediately understood why. We arrive around 6:45 and were told it would be about an hour for a table... More 

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Georgetown, Delaware
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7 reviews 7 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Having visited many, many times, I still say this is the #1 restaurant in Rehoboth. All the seafood is fresh and the vegetables and fruit come directly from the farmer's market during the summer. The owners, Chris and Joe, treat customers like family.

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Southbury, Connecticut
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

No reservations so relax and wait - it's so worth it! Try the beet salad, lobster roll or any of the raw bar selections you won't be disappointed.

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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: Entertaining clients, Bar scene, Romantic, Doing business, Local cuisine, 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?