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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 - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 3:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 457
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  • 144
    Very good
  • 44
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  • 9
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Worth the Wait

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 16, 2014
khulslander
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jamesville
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
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jamesville
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014 via mobile

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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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
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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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 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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Rochester, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014 via mobile

So I read the TA reviews and had to try the lobster mac and cheese - pasta shells, gouda, cheddar, cognac, lobster and a brown butter breading. I was concerned it would be too much but this restaurant aims to please. They offer half servings of this (and I suspect other dishes as well!). I was going to order sangria... More 

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Ellicott City, Maryland
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35 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

A friend recommended this restaurant & we decided to try it with our two daughters, ages 15 & 21. We went on a Friday night and only waited about a half hour-well worth the wait!! We got a great table with a fantastic server. She was friendly & attentive. The restaurant is small, but has a cool vibe. Everyone had... More 

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Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

My wife and I had dinner there recently and the food was excellent. We had the Oysters Rockefeller appetizer, which was very tasty and a nice start. For our entrees my wife had the New England Lobster Roll and I had the Bouillabaisse...we sampled each other's dish. It is safe to say that we loved each dish, but I thought... 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, Special occasions, Doing business, Local cuisine, Romantic
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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