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“Best Seafood Restaurant in Rehoboth!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Henlopen City Oyster House

Henlopen City Oyster House
50 Wilmington Ave, Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971
302-260-9193
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Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $20 - $30
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Special occasions, Romantic, Bar scene, Doing business, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Washington, District of Columbia
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Best Seafood Restaurant in Rehoboth!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

We love Henlopen City, it is on our "must visit" list every time we are in town. The seafood is the freshest anywhere, the menu is updated regularly, and locally sourced when possible. The servers are polite and knowledgeable, and the venue is attractive. There can be a long wait sometimes, but the answer is to arrive early, put your name on the list and walk around for a bit. It can be a little loud at times, but that is because it is a likely place!

  • Visited October 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Ocean City
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17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Poor Seating”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2013

Like the food but poor seating... Went on a slow slow night only 1 other table. We were sat in a corner which was great for our group... Just completed a nice meal and wanted to have a couple of drinks and talk... and what did the host do sat 2 people right next to us... We could barely get out of the booth due to the people seating so close to us... the restaurant was empty... Why would you do this?... This caused us to leave... The owner was there that night and not overseeing his restaurant... Poor Service and we may not go back due to this... 5 girls night out...

  • Visited January 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Coastal
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26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“It's good..but”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2013

We've gone here a few times being from the area. (I Hate the word 'locals') ..I really do like the Oysters and seafood here. The problem is..the bar. Very uncomfortable. Little half curved stools of wood with no backs. Can't sit for too long. Guess that is their reason behind them..LOL. People in, People out...We are more of a Pub couple and like a warmer atmosphere. But if you want great oysters..this is the place, just go elsewhere for a nice cocktail and some comfy conversation. We found Abbott's Grill up in Milford to fit the bill..Fresh shucked Oysters on Weekends along with Happy Hour prices for drinks and food. Also, cozy and comfortable. Outside patio and bar with outdoor fireplace for the Spring, Summer and Fall season. Worth the short jaunt up Rt. 1.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Rehoboth Beach, Delaware
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73 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Best oysters and great staff!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2013

From the time you walk in and get a glass of wine from Amy or Tina chatting with Joe or Chris you know you are the right place. The oysters, WOW and my favorite the lobster mac n cheese !!
Always busy some be prepared to wait, worth it.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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81 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Great Happy Hour!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2013

Love this place. It is a must every time I am in Rehoboth or even Ocean City for that matter. Their Happy Hour is great, always choice beers and a wonderful little food menu for great prices. Try the steam shrimp and sliders. Yummy!! But get there early if you want a seat for Happy Hour.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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