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Back Porch Cafe

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59 Rehoboth Avenue, Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971-2119
(302) 227-3674
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11:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: You will have no trouble finding the restaurant since it has been in...
You will have no trouble finding the restaurant since it has been in business nearly 40 years. It is a "fine dining" experience for both lunch and dinner. The wine list is extensive. The cooking is flavorful, creative and thoroughly enjoyable. Please include this in your listings.
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  • 98
    Excellent
  • 28
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Delicious and lovely

My daughter and I came for a spontaneous 2 night trip to the beach and couldn't get reservations at any of the "hot new" restaurants. I remembered the Back Porch fondly from years ago and we decided to give it a go. We were delighted to be seated in the "tree house" section as my 16 year old called... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
JRivera127
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Alexandria, Virginia
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Alexandria, Virginia
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

My daughter and I came for a spontaneous 2 night trip to the beach and couldn't get reservations at any of the "hot new" restaurants. I remembered the Back Porch fondly from years ago and we decided to give it a go. We were delighted to be seated in the "tree house" section as my 16 year old called it.... More 

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Bethesda, Maryland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

What makes this place great? The cozy collection of buildings, assembled together like relatives under one roof? The friendly service, including tour and description of photos on wall? Casual beauty? Sunlight filtering through the leaves? The old-fashioned well-stocked bar? Those scones? The smile from the waitress? The most delicious apple strawberry pancake? Perfect scallops? Hand pressed lemonade? This was the... More 

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Dewey Beach, Delaware
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

wonderful reception, wonder service and an asset to Rehoboth Beach. We have been to many restaurants at this point and know the good from the bad. can't say enough about the good food, great service,

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7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

Back Porch Cafe continues to set the standard! No matter how busy, they always deliver on service and food! Marilyn and her team are the best and you will never go wrong at Back Porch Cafe, no matter how busy it is.

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Butler, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Can't believe we hadn't tried this before... But we"ll be back for sure! We started with delicious cocktails, shared two creatively tasty salads, each had a uniquely yummy entree, and split a dessert with coffee. Our server was knowledgeable about all of the menu items' ingredients, and made us feel welcome. From the fabulous food to the charming ambiance, this... More 

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Fairfax, VA
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Returned to the Back Porch this week and it was as wonderful as we remembered. First, if you have a nice evening nothing beats sitting outside in the, um, back porch. Next, if you are a wine aficionado you will delight at the selections and prices on the wine list. We found the appetizers (there were about 12 of them)... More 

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Newfoundland
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47 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Three couples went there on a Sunday evening to celebrate an important birthday. Our friends are long time clients and known to the restaurants very friendly staff. I noticed that a lot of people seemed familiar to the staff and the overall atmosphere was great.I had the sweetbread salad and knowing what I know now I would have had them... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

My girlfriend & I and our teenage daughters visited last night for dinner and we had a delightful time. It really is located at the back of a large rambling beach house, & we ate at a table in the courtyard. Even without a reservation we were seated immediately and our server was very helpful and friendly. She was knowledgeable... More 

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Stockholm, Sweden
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3 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

We had lunch at the cafe. Location is excelent, close to the beach, but hidden in a very nice backyard. We had the chilled cucumber soup as a starter which was very good. As a shared main we chose the Cheese and Fruit platter which was the worst meal we have been presented with in a very long time. Two... More 

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Media, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

Yesterday, my daughter and i spent the day in Rehoboth Beach, De. Always interested in new experiences, with a desire to go local and as close to "farm to table" as possible. After looking at many of the restaurants down town, we elected to go to the Back Porch Cafe. Our first impression was a little class by the sea.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 59 Rehoboth Avenue, Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971-2119
  • Location: United States  >  Delaware (DE)  >  Rehoboth Beach
  • Phone Number: (302) 227-3674

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Mediterranean, Asian

Description

You will have no trouble finding the restaurant since it has been in business nearly 40 years. It is a "fine dining" experience for both lunch and dinner. The wine list is extensive. The cooking is flavorful, creative and thoroughly enjoyable. Please include this in your listings.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?