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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: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 36
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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
Worth it.

Drove over for break heading to Pennsylvania. I had a delicious Bloody Mary. Clams casino a must for appetizer. We split a lobster roll and the scallop poboy. All very worth a stop. Cute atmosphere. They offer a sampler of oysters. If you love oysters, this is your destination

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 2, 2013
sandiebig
via mobile
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Bar scene
  • Doing business
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English first
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2013 via mobile

Drove over for break heading to Pennsylvania. I had a delicious Bloody Mary. Clams casino a must for appetizer. We split a lobster roll and the scallop poboy. All very worth a stop. Cute atmosphere. They offer a sampler of oysters. If you love oysters, this is your destination

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2013

our hotel in dewey beach, hyatt place, had suggested this place so after a morning of outlet shopping we stopped by for lunch. the soups, clam and seafood chowder would good, loaded with fresh items. the lobster mac was awesome so much lobster! my friend had the blackened mahi mahi which was large enough for dinner. the service was also... More 

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NC mtns
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

Bob-the-Foodie recommended the Henlopen City Oyster House for clams casino -- and he hit the nail on the head! We ate plate after plate of these delicious mollusks, perfectly seasoned and perfectly cooked. The rest of the food was very good, the service was perfect, and the Clams Casino were outstanding.

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Lambertville, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

service was great learned a lot about different kinds of oysters from an extremely knowledgeable staff roasted beet salad was delicious and the tuna tartare awesome the oyster sampler is a MUST!

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Ellicottville, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013

Please read my other reviews. I don't give 5 stars lightly, unlike many reviewers. This was my second visit here. When I walked in, the owner welcomed me back, having recognized me from a year ago! It's always busy here and there is a wait, but they warn you the wait is longer than it really is, which is a... More 

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New York, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2013

We were on an all-expenses-paid trip, but we wanted to sneak away for dinner on our own and by sheer luck, this place was on the same street as our hotel. Sleek and modern look and casual ambiance, but with cloth napkins. Oyster season suggested our meal. My companion had an assortment of raw oysters, the provenance of each explained... More 

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Bernalillo, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Fresh, fresh, fresh! That's the line on the half-shell oysters at this popular Rehoboth Beach place. We had an excellent, relaxed lunch in an airy, modern space with friendly wait staff and well-timed service.

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Rehoboth Beach, Delaware
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

As a local the only problem is the line. Great people fantastic happy hour. Great beer. Oysters couldnt be any fresher. Joe and chris the owners are great guys.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

We often go to Henlopen City Oyster House for happy hour, and have eaten full meals in the bar on many occasions. The bar staff at this restaurant are among the finest I've ever had the pleasure of being served by, and the food served is always top-notch. A variety of fresh oysters are always available; during the season, soft-shell... More 

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Westhampton, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013

It was very close to The Bellmoor where we stayed. My friend and I enjoyed this restaurant very much. The food was good and prepared beautifully.

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Additional Information about Henlopen City Oyster House

Address: 50 Wilmington Ave, Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971
Phone Number: 302-260-9193
Location: United States  >  Delaware (DE)  >  Rehoboth Beach
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
Average Prices: USD 20 - 30
Cuisine: Seafood

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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: Romantic, Entertaining clients, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Doing business
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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