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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: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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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Good for:
Outdoor seating

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Visitor rating
  • 80
    Excellent
  • 24
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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One of the flaws of tripadvisor is that it does not clearly make the distinction between fine dining and purveyors of fudge, ice cream, donuts, fries, etc. in it's regional rankings of "restaurants." If this was possible, the Back Porch would rise in the rankings at least 20 places. Take out the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 29, 2015
Anthony R
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Wilmington, Delaware
Good for:
  • Outdoor seating
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Brooklyn, New York
Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Long wait wasn't worth it! Overpriced. Waited an hour for a table. Food was ok nothing spectacular. High prices for what it is. Service with a bit of an attitude. I found the place to be pretentious and snotty (not the customers, the staff). The place has a great reputation, but I don't get it.

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Wilmington, Delaware
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50 reviews 50 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

One of the flaws of tripadvisor is that it does not clearly make the distinction between fine dining and purveyors of fudge, ice cream, donuts, fries, etc. in it's regional rankings of "restaurants." If this was possible, the Back Porch would rise in the rankings at least 20 places. Take out the places that are primarily carry-out fast food, and... More 

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Rehoboth Beach, Delaware
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28 reviews 28 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Just visited with friends for a nice night out which you can always have at the Back Porch. They had the prix fix menu for $38 which included three course. I had the rabbit ragu which was totally fabulous! Rabbit was moist and tender and the ragu sauce on the perfectly cooked pasta with just right. Stared with the beet... More 

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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55 reviews 55 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

While walking along the main street in Rehoboth, we noticed a cool alley-like walkway that was unique and decorated with pretty planters and benches. We noticed that at the end of the walkway there was a door leading to a restaurant. We decided to check it out. There was a menu posted at the end of the walkway and we... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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40 reviews 40 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

One of my Rehoboth favorites. Generally, the food is local and creative. The chef is creative and understands how to layer flavors so the dish sings. My smoked salmon appetizer was wonderful and my friends soft crab was excellent. Our entrees were fresh, well sourced and well prepared. My fish was cooked perfectly. My friends duck seriously could have converted... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

We went there at 6:30 pm, five of us, for drinks and appetizers.The restaurant was less than half full. The outside patio was empty and so was the alley.They were hesitant to seat us as they said they were seating for dinner only, and then seated us in the bar section. The waitress, a very tall blond, was not the... More 

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Dover, Delaware
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54 reviews 54 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

The Back Porch Cafe is a great place to go for lunch or dinner. Dinner was pricey for dinner but I would do it again. I had a great entree and included appetizer, desert and wine. I was very impressed with the service I received from my waiter. I would definitely return to the Back Porch Cafe in the future.

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Lebanon, Pennsylvania
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

We had lunch there with a group. The food was pricey, but the food was really wonderful Great service and nice outdoor and indoor seating.

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Delaware
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40 reviews 40 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

Overall a good experience on my first visit to the Back Porch Cafe. There were a couple minor hiccups, well worth mentioning, if nothing else but to make management aware; such as the wobbly table, which would make you fear putting your drink in your lap when cutting your tenderloin with the dull knife provided. Our drinking glasses had some... More 

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Chatham, New Jersey
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99 reviews 99 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Delicious! From the blueberry scones to the blueberry bread pudding and everything else in between. Enjoying excellent, farm-fresh food in such a casual setting was a true at-the-beach pleasure. Tried the recommended white wine that went perfectly with the tomato and goat cheese tart that was melt-in-your-mouth delicious.

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Outdoor seating

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?