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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
Fairfax
Top Contributor
81 reviews 81 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

Friday evening happy hour! Wow what a treat. My wife and I stopped into Henlopen City Oyster House on a April Friday evening to check it out. The atmosphere is bustling, fun, and very friendly. We had two very good draft India Pale Ales at the bar and then had two different craft brew bottles of IPA from the large... More

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Lewes
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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

We have lived in Lewes now for 15 years, but I still cannot get used to the fact that I have to wait for a table in the off season! Boy have things changed. Of course we arrived right at 7:00 pm which apparently is NOT the time to come :). We are so fortunate to have many fine restaurants... More

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Suffolk, Virginia
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83 reviews 83 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2013

Where to begin............Seafood...Happy Hour...Tina...Ambiance. My wife and I research via Google whenever we travel for the best lodging and dinner venues...call it a habit, but it surely pays off most times. After reading about this seafood meca on line, we just had to see what all the rave was about in Rehobeth Beach. By far, one of the top 2... More

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Brooklyn
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37 reviews 37 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2013

This is my favorite place in Rehoboth Beach for dining out. The wait can be long. We go to Rehoboth Beach every for Summer. We're spoiled Brooklynite foodies and we come to Rehoboth Beach because of the exceptional dining experiences available amongst other great qualities. We've never had a thing we didn't like on the menu. HCOH is casual and... More

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New York City, New York
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85 reviews 85 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2013 via mobile

This is the second time we dined at this restaurant. It never disappoint us! This time they had rabbit 4 way that they did not have last time, it was just perfect! My wife ordered the halibut and it was delicious. As appetizer the New England clam chowder is creamy, I could eat a whole bucket. Service is attentive and... More

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Easton, Maryland, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2013

Lupe was celebrating her 49th Birtday this month (and please do sat say "Again?!!"). So Lupe and the General decided to do a layover in Rehoboth Beach last weekend. (Lupe loves layovers). Stopped at a cute little bar Called the Blue Moon. The General likes to have one or three Manhattans before dinner (truth be told, so does Lupe). Well... More

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Lewes, Delaware
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69 reviews 69 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2013

We're locals and this place rocks! I'm an oyster stew fanatic and this has the best I've ever tasted. We'll brave the traffic to go into Rehoboth for the food here. Everything we've ever had was outstanding. They have several kinds of oysters on the menu, as well as clams, seafood and terrific mac and cheese. Chef is amazing. Oh,... More

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Vienna, Virginia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2013

We went in March, 2013 for dinner. We didn't have to contend with any crowds as Rehobeth was deserted. The seafood was the best I've had in Rehobeth in over 20 years of visiting. Each dish is individually prepared, in a creative way. This also takes time, so be prepared to wait. Staff very nice with excellent knowledge of the... More

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belmont bay
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

We started at their happy hour with fried oysters, steamed shrimp. And craft beers. Then proceeded to dinner with an oyster sampling, and wonderful fish dishes. What a treat, we can't wait for a repeat performance. The clientele, service, and overall ambiance was superb!

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Salisbury, Maryland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2013

Perfect in every way! Crowded but for an obvious reason. Try the oyster sampler and a vodka oyster shooter. Beer selection is fabulous too. Andrew & Autumn

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