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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: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 34
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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
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What a fab meal! We started off with basil snails which were good, but a shadow compared to the Oysters Rockefeller.Our main course was fried oyster and horseradish rutabaga was delicious! I had the seared scallops and caramelized Brussels sprouts. All this was topped off with key lime pie, wine... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 8, 2015
chattan01
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Godalming, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Entertaining clients
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
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Godalming, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

What a fab meal! We started off with basil snails which were good, but a shadow compared to the Oysters Rockefeller.Our main course was fried oyster and horseradish rutabaga was delicious! I had the seared scallops and caramelized Brussels sprouts. All this was topped off with key lime pie, wine and a few designer beers. Brandon our waiter was very... More 

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Carneys Point, New Jersey
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Came to Rehoboth with the intentions of eating here. It went beyond my expectations. My husband and I ordered a sampling of their oysters and they were amazing. I had a delicious Bloody Mary that was made with cucumber infused vodka. Oh my! So yummy! We were there for a late lunch and I had a Blackened Mahi sandwich while... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

This restaurant does a great job with fresh seafood and creative side dishes. Not your basic potatoes or vegetables - the chef clearly puts thought into coming up with new ways to prepare and present vegetables, grains and starches.

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Kennett Square
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40 reviews 40 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

So this was our first time at the Henlopen Oyster House, a "go to" restaurant for those who live and play in the area. A wonderful, fanciful, delectable experience. Extra special Basil Snail warm salad with fiddleheads, turnips, speck and lentils - fantastic! House salad very fresh, ample and perfectly dressed. Oysters Rockefeller were top notch and the bacon hash... More 

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VA
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223 reviews 223 reviews
155 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Everything tasted amazingly fresh. We had the beet salad, oysters Rockefeller, bouillabaisse, pumpernickel crusted halibut, and the peanut butter pie. Service was very good. It's very busy in the summer so we enjoyed having no wait.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

the lobster mac and cheese was really amazing. We had mussels that we really fresh. I love the decor.

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silver spring, md
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306 reviews 306 reviews
233 restaurant reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Still the same really good restaurant that I reviewed before (based upon my many previous visits) but I want people with nut allergies to know that the menu states that all of their fried foods (and there are many on the menu) are prepared using peanut oil.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 via mobile

Busy place so we started in the bar with plate of awesome oysters. Beer selection was good. When seated we shade an appetizer called pot luck- enough for 4. They have best lobster Mac and cheese we ever had and the boat scallops were done to perfection. First time we ever had been here, burst Will be back. Great service... More 

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Ocean City, MD
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84 reviews 84 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

One of the best places in Rehoboth for happy hour! Great rotating craft beer selection, fresh oysters and the best food in town! Get here

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Highland Lakes, New Jersey
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233 restaurant reviews
162 helpful votes 162 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

We toughly enjoyed our dining experience at the Henlopen City Oyster House. We started by sampling some oysters. They were very fresh and delicious. My wife enjoyed the lobster mac' n cheese. My Atlantic Char was absolutely delicious. They offer a diverse menu, various brews, and a nice wine list. Parking could be a challenge so leave yourself some extra... 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: Bar scene, Entertaining clients, Local cuisine, Doing business, Romantic, Special occasions
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?