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“Excellent!” 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
Chicago, Illinois
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5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
“Excellent!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013

Great oysters and food! We had a long wait about 1 hour, but the food was good and came out hot. We will be back!

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Lyndhurst, Virginia, United States
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Best crab cakes ever”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

We first visited when they opened about 3 years ago. We always go back whenever we are in the area. Had the oyster Rockefeller, steamed shrimp for starters, then moved onto the crab cakes. Also need to mentioned that the cocktails here are as good as the food. The only down side is the wait. We arrived about 630 on a Wednesday eve. Was told the wait would be hour, 15. So, we decided to have a few drinks & th e decided to just eat @ the bar. We really like this place & the crab cakes are out of this world! The service & staff are top notch! Look forward to when we can get back to town again!

  • Visited September 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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Boone, North Carolina
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“LOUD Seafood”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

Enjoyed very good oysters and clams casino here on a Saturday evening, but the noise in the place was ridiculous. My partner and I could barely hear one another or the wait staff. We also tried the frog legs salad and sugar toads. The frog legs were too gritty with corn meal coating, but the sugar toads (puffer fish) flesh was good (could have done without the fried batter coating). We had to wait over an hour to be seated (we walked down to the beach, and the hostess texted us when our table was ready), and then we had to wait about 10 minutes after being seated for someone to greet us and take our drink order. Would probably only return during off hours to have more excellent oysters on the half shell.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Well worth the wait”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013 via mobile

My wife and I and our three yr old son wanted to try something special on our trip to the beach. I have had oysters before but never at a restaurant that specializes in them so we were game. We got there around 7:30 and it was very busy. So we left our name and they have this neat app that texts you when your table is ready so we walked around the block and browsed some art stores. The phone beeped abou an hr later and we went right over and were seated immediately. Our service was terrific and they had our food out in a very reasonable amount of time. I got an oyster sampler which had 8 different types of oysters from different places on the west coast. There was a guide that explained the differences which was nice for someone like me that doesn't eat them that often. The soup was amazing and my wife got a tuna dish, quite tasty. My 3 year old loves the mussels and thought they went great with his chocolate milk. Overall an amazing experience and and thank you to the gentleman that showed up out of nowhere and paid for our meal.

  • Visited September 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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Mahopac, New York
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84 reviews 84 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 34 cities Reviews in 34 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“Definitely lived up to the hype”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

This restaurant definitely lives up to its reputation. Be prepared to wait up to 2 hours to be seated during prime dinner rush. However, the wait is more than worth it. The service is great and the menu is fantastic. We were a large group all of whom loved every morsal. I would recommend this place without hesitation and I will most definitely come back.

Visited August 2013
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