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“October Oyster Treat” 4 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: Romantic, Bar scene, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Rehoboth Beach, Delaware
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46 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“October Oyster Treat”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

Very nice selection of fresh oysters and fine beers on tap. IPA is nice and crisp and a good pair with the oysters. Not crowded at all in the afternoon.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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English first
washington, dc
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Fantastic”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Great specials from 3-5pm at the bar-area-only happy hour. Terrific prices on drinks and food (definitely get the steamed shrimp, steamed oysters and clams, and buffalo shrimp!) Plus, the staff is super friendly. However, during the summer months, you'll need to get there before 3pm, as a line forms.

Visited August 2013
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Connecticut
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79 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“A return visit doesn't disappoint”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

Back again, to a restaurant that I don't like to miss on my annual pilgrimage to RB. I'd have come here with family last week, but with five people, one of them with mobility issues, a popular restaurant that doesn't take reservations is just not on the list, I'm afraid, no matter how good the food is. But mid-week in mid-October, as a solo diner, I had no problem getting a table.

I'd forgotten about the calamari. Yes, it's wonderful. But I've been to places in the world where this much food would sustain a family of four for about two days. This is not an appetizer for one person. It's something to be shared with others. Several others.

The rockfish was done to perfection - served piping hot, perfectly cooked, gently seasoned. The veggies, broccoli and cauliflower, were likewise spot-on. Good shoestring fries, especially with some malt vinegar, something that's not on offer in most places.

A good selection of wines and craft beers, and excellent service, right down to my waiter asking if he should put in my entree order, or if I wanted a bit more time to linger over the calamari. A refreshing change from the "hurry up and finish your appetizer, we need the table" routine you get in a lot of restaurants.

The listing above puts the meal price at $20-$30. In your dreams. Appetizer, entree, two glasses of wine, $55 before tip.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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McLean, Virginia
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Fall vacation”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

Don' t let the "no" vote fool you. It was an amazing meal but has a long way to be the 'best" meal. Everything I ate was so delicious. From the oysters to the fish. It came highly reccomended and didn't disapoint.Even in September the place was crowded so thats a sign of a good restaurant. I would go back again on my next trip to the beach

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Carlisle, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
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“Incredible food, tight quarters”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

We had a bit of a wait for a seat - about 20 minutes. The waiter seemed a bit irritated we were taking our time reading the extensive menu. Although tempted by the raw menu, I ordered the fried oysters. The waiter said nothing, however, when the table behind me ordered the friend oysters the same waiter said he'd recommend the crab cakes since the oysters were small this late in the season. Disappointing that I was not told of this as well, but my oysters were still very tasty and a good-sized portion with delicious green beans.
The restaurant, however, was noisy, cramped, and very warm. If you're looking for a relaxing time with great service, this is not the place. If you're looking for great food, then you should go to the Henlopen City Oyster House.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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