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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
  • Italian first
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English first
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Top Contributor
194 reviews 194 reviews
177 restaurant reviews
110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2013

Being an Oyster lover I love going to a great oyster house and enjoying a couple dozen of my favorite Oysters. This place is really one of best Oyster places on the East Coast. Oyster- and seafood-lovers won't want to miss this elegant spot, where an enticing raw bar and beautifully prepared plates (soft-shell crabs, bouillabaisse, lobster mac 'n' cheese)... More

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Marlton, New Jersey, United States
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49 reviews 49 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2013

I went to Henlopen City Oyster House this weekend with my husband and another couple. I'm not sure where the 4.5 star rating came from because there was nothing special about this restaurant. The place is small and crowded but we were seated right away. The server was very dour- looking almost "put upon" the whole time she was waiting... More

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Millsboro, Delaware
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2013

I can't believe we just went for the first time this weekend. Excellent food! I got a steak, and my wife got the lobster mac and cheese. Both were amazing. It does fill up fast, and there are no reservations, so if you do check it out, either eat at an off time, or leave plenty of time to wait.... More

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Washington, District of Columbia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

We love Henlopen City, it is on our "must visit" list every time we are in town. The seafood is the freshest anywhere, the menu is updated regularly, and locally sourced when possible. The servers are polite and knowledgeable, and the venue is attractive. There can be a long wait sometimes, but the answer is to arrive early, put your... More

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Ocean City
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17 reviews 17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2013

Like the food but poor seating... Went on a slow slow night only 1 other table. We were sat in a corner which was great for our group... Just completed a nice meal and wanted to have a couple of drinks and talk... and what did the host do sat 2 people right next to us... We could barely get... More

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Coastal
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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2013

We've gone here a few times being from the area. (I Hate the word 'locals') ..I really do like the Oysters and seafood here. The problem is..the bar. Very uncomfortable. Little half curved stools of wood with no backs. Can't sit for too long. Guess that is their reason behind them..LOL. People in, People out...We are more of a Pub... More

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Rehoboth Beach, Delaware
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59 reviews 59 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2013

From the time you walk in and get a glass of wine from Amy or Tina chatting with Joe or Chris you know you are the right place. The oysters, WOW and my favorite the lobster mac n cheese !! Always busy some be prepared to wait, worth it.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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75 reviews 75 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2013

Love this place. It is a must every time I am in Rehoboth or even Ocean City for that matter. Their Happy Hour is great, always choice beers and a wonderful little food menu for great prices. Try the steam shrimp and sliders. Yummy!! But get there early if you want a seat for Happy Hour.

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Princeton, New Jersey
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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2013

During a recent holiday weekend in Rehobath Beach we had dinner at the Oyster House. What a treat. There were four of us and we were all very pleased. I had the fried oysters and they were cooked to perfection with a very tartly broccoli and cauliflower medley on the plate as well as red cabbage. All ingredients were fresh.... More

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Crisfield, Maryland
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96 reviews 96 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2013

Went here for an early dinner on NYE. Called ahead just to make sure we could get in and no problems. Service was wonderful. Great Beer selection, even had a Cask selection. Calamari appetizer was very good. I got the Sable Fish for dinner which was very good (mild). My wife got the scallops which were out of this world.... More

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