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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
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English first
Upper Montclair, New Jersey
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Just keeps getting better and better. Wonderful oysters whether raw or fried. Marscapone turnips out of this world. Also the Lima beans. Never had anything I didn't love.

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aol.com
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

This was our third visit here. This is obviously a popular spot as it always seems crowded and the aroma as one passes by is a real lure. Our first visit was the most enjoyable. While the service was consistently good we felt the quality of the food declined with each visit. Compared to other dining establishments in Rehoboth Beach... More

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philadelphia
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47 reviews 47 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

I finally decided this was the place to try oysters. Our friends, being oyster lovers for years, convinced me this was indeed the place. Terrific selection, professionally shucked and beautifully presented. Along with one of their signature cocktails, a cucumber infused and pear vodka gimlet, the oysters were sublime. The restaurant decor is simple-elegant and extremely inviting. The wait staff... More

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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014 via mobile

We're from Ocean City, MD and made the HOUR trek for what we read would be an awesome experience. It didn't disappoint. After a 2 hour wait (yes, 2 hours) at a nearby bar (very nice that they text you when your table's ready), we were seated in one of the noisiest dinner atmospheres ever. It's a small, classy place... More

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Glendale, Arizona
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Very busy & loud on weekends so go early or during the week. Selections are fresh & awesome. Losts of selections. Decor is fun. Service is promt.

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Reston, Virginia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Started with happy hour, which featured a good selection of craft beer and great oysters and shrimp, and stayed for a wonderful dinner. Will definitely return.

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Contributor
18 reviews 18 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Steam oyster were perfectly cooked. Hamburg had an awesome sauce had a smokey bacon and huge burger. Service was fantastic and fast.

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Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

There were 6 of us in our party & everyone had an excellent meal. One of the men kept asking to sample different beers & the server was very pleasant & accommodating. The food tasted very good & the presentation was pleasing to the eye. We will definitely come again. It was a very enjoyable dinner.

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Wilmington, Delaware, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014 via mobile

Even on a Sunday night, there was a line. Since it was just the two of us we chose to eat at a window counter spot. Excellent martinis, followed by an average Caesar salad but an awesome selection of raw oysters. Hubby had the crab cakes which he described as very good. My soft shell crabs were the best I... More

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Sterling, Virginia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

We ate here over Labor Day weekend. Nice small place And friendly staff. I really thought food was bland. Had oysters Rockefeller and beet salad. Needed flavor. My daughter ordered lobster mAc and cheese and although very generous portions of lobster..kind of bland. Needed salt. My husband had the crab cakes and thought they were ok. Maybe it was an... More

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