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Back Porch Cafe

59 Rehoboth Avenue, Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971-2119
(302) 227-3674
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Ranked #39 of 231 restaurants in Rehoboth Beach
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: American, Asian, Mediterranean
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Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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.
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82% Recommend
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English first
Baltimore, Maryland
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

I've been goint here for years (about 15) and is was a visual and gustatory delight. It was quaint in a location that ain't. With thousands of taffy-chewing adults dragging complaining kids away from the beach, this place was a quiet, serene respite in the sea of cacophony. Servers knew this and helped you escape the madding crowd. Your were... More

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Chester Springs, Pennsylvania
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218 reviews 218 reviews
167 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

wanting to like it more then our last visit we had a very bad experience. The food... disappointing, nothing special, no imagination and bland.. The service... Non-existant- we travel around the world and have seen it all, but the service here was as if they not only cared but didn't want to be there- atmosphere... used to be fun and... More

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Newtown Square, PA
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78 reviews 78 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Twenty some years ago The Back Porch was my favorite restaurant in Rehoboth Beach when we had a condo there. I could hardly wait to go to it in my return after so many years. What a disappointment! The spring role was mediocre, the duck breast was surprisingly tough. My wife was not pleased with her meal and could not... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 via mobile

Love this place.. Stopped in for a late app and drinks! Creative food, a little pricey, friendly bartender. A cozy place to have an after dinner drink as well. Bar and "back porch" are great..not " your beach place" but a fantastic alternative.

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Rockport, Massachusetts
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

You have to stop in and give it a try. The Chef is "All IN" about what he cooks!!! If you stay long enough and with the help of the awesome drinks the bartender can mix...you can imagine you are in a little beach house bar in tropical anywhere .

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Top Contributor
82 reviews 82 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Have been eating here since it opened. Never had a par meal. Outstanding presentation, very creative food. May not be for everyone but if you enjoy food and dinning then go.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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68 reviews 68 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

So disappointing, the menu read well the prices are high $35.00, for an entree, quality poor. We are used to better fare, at these prices. I had steak au poivres which was nothing like the French cuisine, no cream sauce no peppercorns. The rabbit was fair and the spring roll was almost dreadful. The red Cabernet Sauvignon was served chilled... More

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West Chester, Pennsylvania
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41 reviews 41 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

I have been dining in Rehoboth for 20 plus years and often thought about eating at the Back Porch. I am so glad I finally did. I will go back, soon! The restaurant has terrific ambience. It is cozy. Service was strong. The food, from appetizer to entree to dessert, did not disappoint. The restaurant's 40 year tradition lives on.

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Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014 via mobile

My family of 5 visited this restaurant for lunch. It was so yummy. They don't have a kids menu. Just in case that is something that is needed for you. Everything we ate was absolutely delicious. The staff was very friendly and the atmosphere was very relaxed. I definitely suggest this place.

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Boonsboro, Maryland
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5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

You don't get to be one of the best and stay in business for over 36 years by accident. This place has it's own cute personality (always try to get a table on the literal back porch), and operates like a well oiled machine. The food is just brilliant in all senses of the word, from first courses all the... More

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