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“Many choices” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Summerhouse Restaurant

Summerhouse Restaurant
228 Rehoboth Ave, Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971-2134
302-227-3895
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Ranked #49 of 235 Restaurants in Rehoboth Beach
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: A Rehoboth Beach tradition, the Summer House is known for its fresh, well-prepared food presented in an upscale yet relaxed atmosphere with prompt and friendly service. Jumbo lump crabcakes, tender barbecued ribs and chicken, just-ground burgers, veal and wild mushroom meatloaf, and monster steaks are just a few of the restaurant's specialties. A varied selection of salads, soups, starters and yummy side dishes round out the menu, and specials change daily. On Monday, it's half-price burger night, 4-9:30 p.M., And Miller Lites are just $2.50. Summer House Three Course Prime Rib Dinner night on Wednesday and Sunday nights. DJs keep the joint rocking on Tuesday, Friday and Saturday nights, and Sunday offers a great brunch menu and Bloody Mary Bar, 11 a.M. To 3 p.M. Lunch is available seven days a week, 11:30 a.M.-3 P.M., And the business lunch menu on weekdays features two courses for just $12. Don't miss the happy hour specials at the main bar, 4-7 p.M., Monday-Thursday, with great appetizer menu, $2.50 Domestic beers and fresh-squeezed grapefruit and lemon drop martinis. Enjoy extended Happy Hour on Fridays til 8PM!
Voorheesville, New York
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28 restaurant reviews
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“Many choices”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013 via mobile

Ate here our first night. Our server was very attentive and informative about the food. I opted for 3 course special for $19. The seafood chowder was really great. Would definitely recommend

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Brooke B, Manager at Summerhouse Restaurant, responded to this review, October 24, 2013
Thank you for your review, we hope to see you again soon!

Brooke Bennett
Big Fish Restaurant Group Management
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Allentown, Pennsylvania
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92 reviews 92 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“Excellent waiter”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

5 of us, 3 adults with 2 children ate here on a Sunday evening. We had family arriving late so asked about take out orders for them and our waiter coordinated the orders so that their food arrived packaged just as we were ready to pay the bill. All of our food was great. Only complaint was the noise...we sat in a booth close to the bar but with all of the sports on the multple tvs, it was very noisy. Did not make for a relaxing meal however the food and service made up for the noise.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Brooke B, Manager at Summerhouse Restaurant, responded to this review, September 19, 2013
Thank you for your review, we are happy to know you enjoyed the food and service at Summer House! If your booth is to noisy, let your server know and we would be more then happy to move you to a different area of the restaurant!

Brooke Bennett
Big Fish Restaurant Group Management
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Carlisle, PA
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
“Love This Place!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013

We've been going to Rehoboth for many years. Almost every time we have eaten at the Summerhouse, and EVERY meal has been GREAT! Nice portions, excellent staff, very VERY tasty food and the price is right. What else do you need?

This last time we visited, Mom had the crab cakes with cole slaw and sweet potato fries and I had the BBQ dinner off the specials menu, which was pulled pork, chicken and ribs. You can get two or three items, plus two sides. I opted for the pulled pork and chicken breast with cole slaw and mac & cheese. The portions were huge! The pulled pork was BIG pieces of pulled pork, in a little sweet (for me) sauce. It was NOT swimming in sauce (hooray!) Very nice. The chicken was just a sad little boneless skinless chicken breast, all sauced up. It wasn't extraordinary, really. It didn't suck, but it just wasn't WOW. I won't hold it against them though. The cole slaw was really good, not sweet (thank you again) and nice & shredded. I liked it very much. The mac & cheese was listed as farmhouse mac & cheese with three cheeses and panacetti. I could taste the pancetti but overall the dish was kind of bland. A little hot sauce would have done wonders for it. It did not suck, don't get me wrong, (I'm a mac & cheese snob) It came in it's own little ramekin, and had the nice crusty top, but it didn't make me say, Dang that's some FABULOUS mac & cheese. (Sorry)

The Momma raved about her crab cakes. "The best I've had yet!" (high praise y'all...seriously) The sweet potato fries were the nice shoe string kind, and she got a mountain of them. They were good (if you like that kind of thing) but no way she would have finished them. She enjoyed the cole slaw too.

The booth behind us was getting burgers, and they looked REALLY good. Maybe next time...

Bonus points for having iced tea that tasted like TEA and not brown water. (See my other review) I have a real issue with bad iced tea. It's not rocket science. At least not the last time I checked.

Watch your step on the way in and out of the side dining room.

It does get packed 'in season', but it's a year round place. The sports bar side gets loud on game days, but sit in the dining room, it'll be okay if you're bothered by that kind of thing.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Brooke B, Manager at Summerhouse Restaurant, responded to this review, September 17, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to write a review! We are pleased to know you enjoyed the food and service during your last visit to Summer House. We hope to see you again soon!

Brooke Bennett
Big Fish Restaurant Group Management
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Fairfield, Pennsylvania
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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
“The most amazing food!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

We hesitated going here for dinner while we were on vacation because their menu listed outside had some high prices. However we decided to try it out and I'm so glad we did. I haven't had a meal that good in a very long time! My husband and I shared the crab dip for an appetizer. It was so good! Then I had the mahi mahi. The food tasted fresh, well seasoned, and it was a different take on your every day foods. For example, as a fresh vegetable they had corn, tomato, and green bean salad. So good!

I had a strawberry mojito which was good as well. Overall, we had the crab dip, 2 entrees, one mixed drink, and a beer - that came to about $64. Not bad for all that food. It might be a little pricey for big families though.

The service was very good. The waiters and waitresses were very quick and friendly. We are very happen we ended up eating there.

  • Visited August 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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Brooke B, Manager at Summerhouse Restaurant, responded to this review, September 17, 2013
Thank you for your review, we are happy you ended up choosing Summer House and enjoyed the food and service! We hope to see you again soon!

Brooke Bennett
Big Fish Restaurant Group Management
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Huntingtown, Maryland
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“family type food and service”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

Great location and the locals seem to frequent for lunch. We found nothing outstanding about the food or the service. Just average. Too many better restaurants in town with much better food. The menu needs to be updated. Tough competition.

Visited May 2013
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Brooke B, Manager at Summerhouse Restaurant, responded to this review, September 17, 2013
Thank you for your review, we appreciate your feedback. Now that the off-season is upon us we will be updating our menu with new Fall specials. We hope you will check out our updates on our website www.summerhousesaloon.com and decide to try us again!

Brooke Bennett
Big Fish Restaurant Group Management
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