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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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Today
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: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Full Bar, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff

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  • 501
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  • 166
    Very good
  • 47
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  • 10
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  • 8
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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
Lunch

Our favorite go to place in Rehobeth beach for lunch. Amazing beer list and menu that will make everyone happy- gumbo, brats, chili, lobster rolls, amazing salads and of course oysters. We enjoyed the grilled mahi today/ it was a large slice cooked to perfection - I enjoyed it on the roasted beet... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Rsiesta
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Pennsylvania
via mobile
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58 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Our favorite go to place in Rehobeth beach for lunch. Amazing beer list and menu that will make everyone happy- gumbo, brats, chili, lobster rolls, amazing salads and of course oysters. We enjoyed the grilled mahi today/ it was a large slice cooked to perfection - I enjoyed it on the roasted beet salad and my husband had it on... More 

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Thank Rsiesta
Rehoboth Beach, Delaware
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is my favorite restaurant in Rehoboth Beach. The service and food is amazing. As most of the restaurants in Rehoboth Beach, it is somewhat pricey, but well worth it. My favorite dish is the sea scallops. But, if you love oysters, this is the place for you!

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Thank Springlake556
Baltimore, Maryland
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This Rehoboth seafood restaurant is just perfect. Fantastic selection, especially the raw bar and craft beers. Our server was helpful and was a pleasure to talk to. And the place itself is beautiful. Feels like a neighborhood space, relaxing but not cramped, with wonderful natural lighting and attractive decor. In addition to the beautiful oysters, we enjoyed the oyster stew,... More 

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Thank Jane A
staatsburg
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped here for dessert after disappointed meal at another restaurant. We had the cheesecake and peanut butter pie, both were fantastic and we enjoyed fresh brewed coffee to go with it. Will definitely be trying it out for dinner on our next stay in Rehoboth.

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Thank michael p
Middletown, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I've been to this restaurant on two separate trips that I've made to Rehoboth Beach. The BEST seafood that I have had, hands down. Love the decor of this place. The food is fresh, flavored wonderfully, and cooked to perfection! And the waitstaff is wonderful as well, which makes the experience. I would go out of my way to get... More 

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Wheaton, Maryland
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116 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

While visiting Rehobeth for a winter interlude, couldn't resist returning to the Henlopen City Oyster House. In January on a week day you can walk right in and expect to be seated. The menu is the same, great Oysters raw or fried and other fresh seafood or even burgers and steaks. As usual they have a great micro beer selection... More 

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Thank waterlogged65
Elkin, NC
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This a wonderfuf restrurant with great service and the best seafood I have had in Delaware . Got the Pot Luck seafood special and could not have made a better choice. By far the best shrimp I have had from Nags Head to Delaware. A bit crowded and noisey but our entire party of six loved the place.

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Thank NorthCarolinaSnookie
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you like raw oysters this is the place for you. Everything we have ever had on the menu has been excellent. They use fish in season, it is never frozen. Happy hour is only two hours but the prices are good and the drinks are discounted. I think happy hour starts at 3 pm but check with the restaurant.... More 

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Thank BarbJG
Chester, Maryland
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99 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We always eat at Go Fish but wanted to try something different. Trip Advisor listed this as the top restaurant and I am a believer. Just a block off the main road so a short walk. Service and Food was amazing as were the oysters. We will definitely be back.

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Thank Deb R
Howell, New Jersey
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

We stumbled upon this gem just via an add in the visitor's guide. I canNOT wait to return. Everything was delicious, beet salad too !

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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, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?