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Back Porch Cafe

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59 Rehoboth Avenue, Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971-2119
13022273674
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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: Lunch, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
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 over 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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  • 111
    Excellent
  • 30
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 6
    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
Fantastic

We have been going to back porch cafe for over 20 years the food here is always great it's nice to sit outside or sit inside and watch television the service is excellent food is always great this is our favorite spot in the Rehoboth beach area

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 29, 2015
Jim H
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228 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015 via mobile

We have been going to back porch cafe for over 20 years the food here is always great it's nice to sit outside or sit inside and watch television the service is excellent food is always great this is our favorite spot in the Rehoboth beach area

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Thank Jim H
Gilbertsville
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

Dinner for four at the back Porch Cafe was an experience. We met the owner/manager when we walked in and had a nice, philosophical conversation about management in the restaurant business. It was clear that this place is cared for as only an on site owner can care. Our dinners were spectacular, especially mine which was the best prepared rabbit... More 

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1 Thank Bun G
Maryland, United States
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

My wife and I ate dinner at the Back Porch Cafe with friends while attending the Rehoboth Beach Jazz Festival on 17 Oct. 2015. After seeing the menu I thought the food was pricey, however the excellent service, excellent salmon dish and unique atmosphere of an upper deck, back deck, and inside dining room made the evening with friends an... More 

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Thank Fred B
Rehoboth Beach, Delaware
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90 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

There were four of us in our party. We were seated right away with our reservation. Ordered a cocktail and it was tasty. One guests did not get their drink so we waited. Ordered two bottles of wine to start, which were the better choices we could find. The waitress brought larger red wine glasses but the white wine glasses... More 

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Thank ranran70
Takoma Park, Maryland
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

We ate here in September 2015 and had an enjoyable time. We selected to sit outside, and actually had the top area to ourselves. They were out of what I really wanted (crab cake), so unfortunately I had to settle for something that wasn’t seafood, as that was pretty much the only seafood option at the time. Both of our... More 

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1 Thank Christopher P
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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51 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

Restaurants sometimes have good years and bad years and good chefs, bad chefs and great chefs. A few years back, Back Porch went through some rough times that led me to write a rough review. I felt it necessary so that they would not rest on their laurels. Since then, the owners and staff have proved themselves to be the... More 

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2 Thank Matollygirl
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

We joined friends who live locally and were pleased to share their favorite place. Good Food and Good Service.

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Thank retkuprof1231
Avon, Ohio
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133 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015

I wanted to give it two stars, but I guess that wouldn't be fair. Stopped her for dinner while staying in Rehoboth. We were seated promptly and served water. It took awhile for the server to appear with menus and take drink order. We almost left after looking at the menu but decided to stay. Drinks were okay and the... More 

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Thank NDfan65
east coast
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111 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015

This restaurant has several small indoor dining areas & two outdoor dining areas. So, although the atmosphere is cozy it serves a fairly large number of customers. Our first choice location was the "tree house" outdoor area. But unfortunately it was too cool so we opted for the main dining room which was just fine. We started with a glass... More 

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1 Thank naiad51
Moorestown, New Jersey
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22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

This place is a must-go if you're in Rehoboth, particularly for the varying Thursday evening fixed price menu. It is a great value for the three course outstanding offerings. Service is unfailingly friendly, solicitous and impeccable. We and our family and friends have been here many times and always look forward to returning.

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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: 13022273674

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Mediterranean

Description

You will have no trouble finding the restaurant since it has been in business over 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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