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“Best Oysters, Best Oyster Stew” 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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Price range: $20 - $30
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Lewes, Delaware
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69 reviews 69 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 32 cities Reviews in 32 cities
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
“Best Oysters, Best Oyster Stew”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2013

We're locals and this place rocks! I'm an oyster stew fanatic and this has the best I've ever tasted. We'll brave the traffic to go into Rehoboth for the food here. Everything we've ever had was outstanding. They have several kinds of oysters on the menu, as well as clams, seafood and terrific mac and cheese. Chef is amazing. Oh, and the Bloody Marys and homemade Sangria are very interesting as well. Good Happy Hour specials 4-6. Wait staff and food is always consistently good - I hope this restaurant never changes.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Vienna, Virginia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Best Seafood Restaurant in Rehobeth”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2013

We went in March, 2013 for dinner. We didn't have to contend with any crowds as Rehobeth was deserted. The seafood was the best I've had in Rehobeth in over 20 years of visiting.
Each dish is individually prepared, in a creative way. This also takes time, so be prepared to wait.
Staff very nice with excellent knowledge of the menu, wines and beer selection.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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belmont bay
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Oysters extraordinaire!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

We started at their happy hour with fried oysters, steamed shrimp. And craft beers. Then proceeded to dinner with an oyster sampling, and wonderful fish dishes. What a treat, we can't wait for a repeat performance. The clientele, service, and overall ambiance was superb!

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Salisbury, Maryland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Of the THOUSANDS of oysters I've consumed, none have compared to the overall experience at Henlopen!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2013

Perfect in every way! Crowded but for an obvious reason. Try the oyster sampler and a vodka oyster shooter. Beer selection is fabulous too.
Andrew & Autumn

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Edenton, North Carolina
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Great Assortment of beers, wonderful seafood”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2013

This is a place I would go back to any time we're in Rehoboth Beach. Excellent selection of beers on tap and bottled, incredible raw bar and extraordinary service. We know there is always a crowd ready to descend upon this place, so we picked an in-between lunch and dinner hour to get there and it was still mostly full, but...no waiting! Had Prince Edward Island mussels, their soup of the day, clams and the delicious fries. Could have done oysters or other raw bar, but portions are great and totally satisfied with what we got. Just down the street from where we stayed, but well worth the trip even if you have to drive in from outside the town.

Visited March 2013
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