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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
Reading
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5 reviews 5 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2012

In the years we've had our home at Rehoboth, this is the first and last time for this place. My husband and I both got the crab cakes. We sent 2.75 crab cakes back and didn't even find them worthy of taking them home. The herb potatoes are nothing more than a plate filler with no taste. The New England... More

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Unionville, CT
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56 reviews 56 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

We have been going to Rehoboth Beach, DE for many years. One of my favorite places to stop is Henlopen for happy hour. They have a great raw bar, 1/2 dozen oysters or clams for $7 and steamers that are just amazing and the buffalo shrimp is good too. They also had burger sliders and pulled pork sliders. The happy... More

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Camp hill
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

We stopped here for happy hour and enjoyed a wonderful selection of drinks and appetizers. They had burger and pork sliders, raw and steamed oysters, shrimp, etc. I would highly recommend this restaurant for happy hour and/or dinner. Very fresh seafood.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2012

This is as good as it gets for seafood. The food is fresh and creative. The oyster bisque is incredible, and the salads are very creative and tasty. Equally as good, there is a casual, lively, and fun atmosphere there. We have been twice, and both times it was great.

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Toms River
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2012

The seafood at the Henlopen City Oyster House was amazing! The oysters were cold, fresh and tasty, the steamed clams were excellent, and the entire meal was out of this world! This was the best seafood dinner I have ever eaten and believe me, I eat a lot of seafood!

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Newark
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77 reviews 77 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2012

After having this restaurant recommended to us by 2 different hotels, we finally visited and were blown away! We started with a bloody Mary made with house infused cucumber vodka which was delicious. Everything we ate was fantastic - you could taste the freshness. We had soup, oysters Rockefeller, calamari, and a grouper entree that we haven't stopped talking about.... More

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Arlington, Virginia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2012

This place was packed so I suggest going early or during the week. The atmosphere was inviting, simple and clean. The food was delicious and the service was great. The only disappointment was that our servings were a little small.

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Baltimore, Maryland, USA
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2012 via mobile

Great food....fresh oysters get the bloody mary its great jamie the bartender is great. I got the jambalyla and it was awesome.

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Baltimore,Maryland
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90 reviews 90 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2012

If you want the best oyster experience in Rehoboth, and if you want some creative and tasteful libations, this is THE place. Seasonal martinis are expertly prepared by Jamie and Amy, oysters so divine with a champagne vinaigrette, your taste buds will dance. Whatever fresh fish they are serving, get it. Ad, don't overlook their lobster Mac and cheese, it's... More

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Iselin, New Jersey, United States
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34 reviews 34 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2012

I go especially for the wonderful lobster roll and oyster stew. The oyster specials at happy hour r a great deal but I do like fins happy hour better,but I like henlopen better for dinner and I LOVE oyster stew and I used to love it at FINS but I like the stew at henlopen better. We wanted to go... More

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