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“Hard to beat this restaurant” 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
Arlington, Va.
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Hard to beat this restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

I can't imagine there are many restaurants in Rehoboth better than this one. We sat at the bar, ate a couple dozen oysters and a couple appetizers, several cocktails and beers. We spent about three hours here, and it was just a great experience. Note that not only were we here off season, we were here the Saturday before Christmas, which I imagine is about the quietest time of the year. Their cocktail list is fun with a great top-shelf selection; their beer list is strong, though they need a few more lower-ABV beers; and the wine list is more than sufficient. The oysters were also top-notch, with a great selection (about eight options the day we were there). Highly recommend this place, though I bet in the summer it's a zoo, it's that good.

  • Visited December 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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Northville, MI
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Excellent Restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2013 via mobile

We recently had dinner at the oyster house. The seafood was very fresh and the preparation was perfect. The oysters were fantastic. We had an excellent time and the service was very good.

Visited November 2013
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Vienna, Virginia
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Great place to take the Parents”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2013

We decided to try the Oyster house since my parents are from New England. They loved the chowder and the oysters. Atmosphere was very pleasant! Wait staff was extremely nice!

Visited October 2013
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Springfield, Virginia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
“Great food, Great atmosphere!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2013

We went here for lunch, sat at the bar. They have a nice cocktail and bar menu.
The oysters were great...the clam chowder was some of the best we have ever had!
They offer a great happy hour that starts at 3pm on Saturday's...when we stolled back by the restaurant at 3:30...the bar was packed!
I would definitely go back to this restaurant the next time we are in Rehoboth!

  • Visited December 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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Lafayette, California
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39 reviews 39 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Excellent”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2013

We were in Rehoboth Beach for Thanksgiving and found this gem . Great food, location, etc. would love to live closer as I would be a regular.

  • Visited November 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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