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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
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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    Very good
  • 44
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  • 8
    Poor
  • 7
    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
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Our family if 4 all had a wonderful experience. Order the oyster sampler and lobster Mac n cheese. Kids had cream corn as a side. Yum. This a must go to when in Delaware. Wow! What a find.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
RealMommy
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Goshen, New York
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Bar scene
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Goshen, New York
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32 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Our family if 4 all had a wonderful experience. Order the oyster sampler and lobster Mac n cheese. Kids had cream corn as a side. Yum. This a must go to when in Delaware. Wow! What a find.

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Washington, DC
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81 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

The website looks so campy that we almost didn't go here, but we're glad we did. The actual restaurant is much more modern than the website implies. Food and service were both good. Husband had oysters followed by mussels, I had lobster mac & cheese, and our toddler had the chicken fingers. The lobster mac was very satisfying with a... More 

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Upper Montclair, New Jersey
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51 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

We loved the oysters here so much that we came back the next night for dinner. All the food was delicious including the tuna tartare, clam chowder and soft shell crabs but above all were the oysters. Outstanding, we could not get enough. The service was very nice as well. We will absolutely be back when we came back to... More 

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Manassas, Virginia
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

My wife and I spent a long weekend in Rehoboth and ate at HCOH, Salt Air, and The Pig and Fish. HCOH was by far the best. A Raw Bar that was amazing, Fish options well above average, and just general Service and vibrancy of the restaurant was great. Great Bar and good craft beer and wine selections.

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Springfield - Delaware County, Pennsylvania
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Waited about an hour on a beautiful Tuesday evening (shopped while we waited and received a text when our table was ready). The Fruit and Nut salad was nicely assembled with a great mix of salad fare... All very crisp and fresh. Lobster Mac and Cheese and Fried Oyster entrees were super-delicious. Atmosphere was festive and comfortable. Suggest you try... More 

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Rehoboth Beach, Delaware
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14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

I've tried this restaurant several times because it's so incredibly popular that I thought it must be good. I've had better and worse experiences so I'd say consistency is the restaurant's down side. Take the bouillabaisse, for example, which in general is a favorite food of mine: A couple of times, this restaurant's version was delicious and both the seafood... More 

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Rehoboth Beach, Delaware
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

The only downside to Henlopen is getting in!! They don't take reservations, so go when you don't have a big group, or be willing to snag seats at the bar and eat there. All the servers are very professional, always 8 craft beers on tap, not to mention their cask system! Wine list is pretty well but together as well.... More 

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Fairfax, Virginia
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36 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Since there are no reservations, it's wise to get to this restaurant early. We got there 6:15 on Friday night and were seated within 25 minutes. We split the 8 oyster sampler, which was superb. And only slightly more, per oyster, than sitting on a crate at Larsen's in Martha's Vineyard. My husband had the jerk grouper, which he loved.... More 

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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Although the the wait here was long it was well worth it. They inform you upon arrival of the wait and then ext you when your table is ready. Spot on. The food was SO GOOD. Probably the best meal we had in a while. The tuna tartare was wonderful!!! As was the seafood chowder and oyster stew. My husband... More 

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Utica,ny
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Parking was difficult to find and when we finally found parking we arrived at about 6:00 and had a 45 minute wait for a table. We decided to sit at the bar bench just behind the reception. Warning if you do have to sit at the bar table sit to either end. We needed to move as the air conditioning... More 

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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: Local cuisine, Doing business, Romantic, Special occasions, Bar scene
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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