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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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91% Recommend
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  • English first
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English first
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Definitely an excellent restaurant, I had the bouillabaisse which was delicious. My daughters ate the mac and cheese and a burger. My husband raved about the coffee coated duck breast and he was served a generous portion! Not the most extensive or dazzling menu, but everything was fresh. For something more risqué, head to Salt Air next door.

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Chambersburg, Pennsylvania
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116 reviews 116 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

We made our annual visit to the Henlopen City Oyster House to celebrate our son's birthday and enjoyed ourselves thoroughly. Even though it was Friday evening, we were (with the help of a charming hostess) able to get a table to accommodate our party of six. Waiting for the others, we availed ourselves of the excellent bar: my wife had... More

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ny
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27 reviews 27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

I ordered and liked the Fried Oysters (app) and the Soft Shell Crabs. I forget what my wife and her sister ordered, but they're not big seafood eaters. They weren't that impressed, but like I said they're not big on seafood.

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jamesville
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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW via mobile

Obviously one of the best restaurants in R. Very busy, very cool and happening for sure. Service attentive. Oysters and beer..scallops, rockfish, key lime...all good. Long wait and noisy but who cares.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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47 reviews 47 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

My husband and I and our friends had a great meal at the Henlopen City Oyster House. The kumamoto oysters and oysters rockefeller were wonderful. I had the po'boy sandwich, which was packed with fried oysters, clams and shrimp. My only complaint is that the restaurant is so terribly crowded.

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16 reviews 16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Good seafood but for the price, I would like to have elbow room to eat. We couldn't hear each other so we sat silently.

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Definitely worth the wait! Wonderful oysters and beverages. Tina did an incredible job behind the bar taking care of all our needs. Everyone needs to eat the Pot Luck. Great sampling of so many things.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

My husband and I visited for a date night during our recent vacation. We started with the clams casino and steamed clams appetizers and they did not disappoint! We rated the clams casino as the best we've ever had. Next we moved on to the main course. I had the crabcakes and my husband had the Mahi with peach salsa-... More

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LaGrangeville, New York
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

What a fantastic restaurant! There was about a 45 min to an hour wait but it was well worth it. You give the hostess your cell number and they text you when your table is ready. My husband and I were dining with our 2 and 5 year olds so the wait was a little tough on them. During the... More

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Trumansburg, NY
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Perfect place to grab a drink and a dozen oysters after a day at the beach. Happy hour specials begin at 3:00 and the place is packed. Great steamed shrimp and clams too. Vast array of beer choices and top notch drinks.

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