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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: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Romance
Bar scene
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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  • 383
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    Very good
  • 34
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  • 7
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  • 5
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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
Great Seafood

This gets our vote as the best restaurant near the beach in Rehoboth. A little bit for everyone, if you like seafood. A great raw bar, fried oysters and lobster mac+cheese for the less adventuresome, and great original dishes for the gourmets. My most recent meal was a fish with kimchee and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 13, 2013
Family_Travelers_12
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Wilmington, Delaware
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
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English first
Wilmington, Delaware
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2013

This gets our vote as the best restaurant near the beach in Rehoboth. A little bit for everyone, if you like seafood. A great raw bar, fried oysters and lobster mac+cheese for the less adventuresome, and great original dishes for the gourmets. My most recent meal was a fish with kimchee and black garlic and my wife's fish had marinated... More 

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Delaware
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696 reviews 696 reviews
410 restaurant reviews
1,316 helpful votes 1,316 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2013

We stopped in late the other evening in search of a unique dessert that could satisfy our sweet tooth. We had already had our fill of ice cream, caramel corn, funnel cakes and the usual beach/boardwalk fare. So we were hoping for something a little more creative here. Upon arrival, we were cheerfully greeted by the hostess who was very... More 

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Newfield, New Jersey
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2013

Very well prepared seafood. The food was excellent, my only criticism is the portions were small and the prices were high. They brought no bread or crackers or anything to the table while we were waiting for our meal. I had a $30 Hawaiin spearfish platter that came with about 5-6oz piece of fish and 4 asparus spears and a... More 

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Red Bank, New Jersey
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54 reviews 54 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2013

We got there early, which was great because the place got busy quickly. In spite of the line at the door, the service was excellent. We did not feel rushed. Started with the clam chowder which was creamy and had lots of clams. Next came entrees. Lobster roll was chocked full of lobster meat. Came with a side, I picked... More 

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Lewisburg, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2013

By far the best happy hour for seafood fans. There are some terrific wines by the glass and also craft beers. Just get there early, and don't go with a crowd. Quarters are a little tight. Jamie is the best bartender, and really makes you feel special. Can't wait to go back this June!

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Lellie11
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36 reviews 36 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2013

This restaurant has high-quality seafood and a great (though very early) happy hour where a dozen plump raw oysters and a great drink don't cost much. Just get there early (starts at 3:00). And, for a shore town restaurant, remember in late May their summer help is not yet fully staffed or trained, even though the crowds are at full... More 

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6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2013 via mobile

We tried to make a reservations but were told they do not take come back around 6 , true to there word 5/10/13 Friday nite we breezed right in , we ordered a wonderful salad & a mix if there micro brews , for dinner I had the gray snapper w fiddlehead ferns & an ancient grain "Farrah " the... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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83 reviews 83 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2013

Loved our dinner here and the overall experience. But you need to know it is not fancy and it is a bit loud. But the food is great. I had soft shell crabs which were cooked perfectly and a very generous serving (three crabs). My husband had rockfish which was just delicious and cooked perfectly. Our server was okay---actually he... More 

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Center Valley, Pennsylvania, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2013 via mobile

The food was good. I asked for lobster roll salad on a bed of greens and I was pleasantly surprised by the size and presentation of my meal. Simple greens turned into a lovely salad with a tangy vinaigrette that was a perfect accompaniment to the lobster salad. Unfortunately, the house punch that I ordered tasted like spiked OJ and... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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32 reviews 32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2013

I got the fried oysters over mashed sweet potatoes with the caramel and bacon sauce, with Brussels sprouts. It was so good - I almost licked the plate. The wine selection was not great, but that's OK because the food more than made up for it. Definitely go to this restaurant!

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