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“Ready - set - lineup for "Happy Hour"” 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 2014
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
FOREST HILLS
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 40 cities Reviews in 40 cities
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
“Ready - set - lineup for "Happy Hour"”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013

The lines outside this restaurant begin forming at 2.45. Happy hour is from 3-5. You want to be gentle yet firm enough to push your way through to claim some of the prized spots around the bar or along the countertops. It's as close as you can get to the Bridezillas picking wedding dresses..
Their beer selection is great, so are the small dishes like the sliders, mini burgers, Oysters at $ 1.00 a piece, steamed clams or Shrimp. We did not have a chance to have dinner as the wait for dinner is long. Highly recommended...

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
“Always delivers the best seafood!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013

We're not quite locals but visit enough to feel like we are and this is our hands down favorite restaurant in Rehoboth/Lewes, DE. The food is always super fresh and super delicious. I've never had fried clams beside the really bad frozen ones you get in a bad restaurant but they have the most delicious fried clams I ever had. The are so tender and the dipping sauce is wonderful. We also love the constantly changing selection of craft beer on draft. Also if your lucky enough to hit it, they have a 7 day a week 3 - 5 happy hour that is AWESOME!

  • Visited August 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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Kennett Square PA
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52 reviews 52 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 31 cities Reviews in 31 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“Crowded: a tripadvisor effect?”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

We went to this restaurant based on the Tripadvisor rating. The restaurant had an hour wait, which we tolerated. When we were finally seated, the service was spotty and we waited to be served for too long. The food was fine, but nothing special and we wondered how this restaurant was different from the identical looking restaurant down the street. In fact, after my husband paid for parking at a meter about two blocks away, he went into the wrong restaurant and then wanted to know where I was! I should have joined him there.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Connecticut
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Happy Hour Heaven!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013

Great happy hour and terrific food...so good that the line forms early but worth the wait! If you're an oyster lover, get the Broad Water oysters...

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Towson, Maryland
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Yum! Especially if you like oysters!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013

Excellent oysters and service. I had the lobster roll for my main dish and it was excellent! My husband loved his clam poor boy sandwich. Fantastic choice of beers too. We sat in the bar area and it can get very loud.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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