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Henlopen City Oyster House

50 Wilmington Ave, Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971
302-260-9193
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $20 - $30
Cuisines: Seafood
Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
washington, D.C.
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67 reviews 67 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

I was leaving Rehoboth for DC in the late afternoon last week, and decided to get take out from this restaurant. I had read something about the lobster rolls there, and wanted to try one. Let me first say that I have spent many summers in Maine, where I eat a LOT of lobster. So my expectations for this lobster... More

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Alexandria, Virginia
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41 reviews 41 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

It's my own fault because I chose the restaurant. We were prepared for the wait, and in fact they took us before the estimated 30 minutes, so that was not an issue; it goes with the territory of this very popular restaurant. While we waited, we sat at the bar. I had the dullest Bloody Mary I've ever had (and... More

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Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

I'm not sure why I'm writing this as it will only allow more people to visit Henlopen City Oyster House. Stopped in for the tail end of happy hour followed by dinner. As the restaurant does not take reservations it may be a good idea to arrive close to 5:00 pm when diners begin to be seated. My wife and... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

My boyfriend and I recently dined at Henlopen City Oyster House for the first time, and having been to a number of restaurants in the Rehoboth & Dewey Beach areas over the years, I think it's safe to say it was the best meal we've had so far. The atmosphere is beachy upscale casual (if that makes sense), fun, and... More

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Rockville, Maryland
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Very popular restaurant so expect to wait a bit but it's worth it. The oyster stew was the best I have ever had in many decades. My wife's roasted beet salad was excellent as well as a substantial portion. Sadly my clams casino were a disappointment, almost a nonexistent clam but but "tons" of almost flavorless dry breadcrumbs. July may... More

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Philly
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59 reviews 59 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

The most fantastic happy hour. Oysters are $1 each and the craft beer was awesome. Good selection, good prices. come early for happy hour since it will get packed. People know about this place and they come in droves. Good food, good drinks. What more can you ask for?

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Point of Rocks, Maryland
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We visited with two young children, under 4, and arrived at 4:45, since the restaurant opens for dinner at 5:00. The bar and tiny waiting area were packed, as well as having people standing outside waiting to be seated. When we went up to the hostess to "put our name on the list" or "get a number", we were informed... More

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Philadelphia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Don't let the wait deter you from this restaurant. The wait staff is friendly, attentive and knowledgeable. We brought my three year old son and I was impressed by how accommodating the place is for little ones. Another reviewer mentioned the creamed corn - it is divine! I had the mussels and considered slurping up the broth if it weren't... More

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Gettysburg
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Love this place! We've been going to Rehoboth Beach every year for almost a decade. We found this place 4 years ago and it is the only place we absolutely have to go to every year. We usually come for happy hour, great deal on raw oysters with a fantastic selection of craft brews and wine, and end up staying... More

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Newtown Square, PA
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78 reviews 78 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Yes, the wait is long because the restaurant is small, especially in relationship to its popularity, but it is worth it. We waited for an hour for the 5 of us, 4 adults and a 3 year old (Yes, he is used to good food). My selection of the oysters that day was a prize, raw and fresh, obviously very... More

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