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“Excellent Prime Rib” 5 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 #50 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!
Connecticut
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Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Excellent Prime Rib”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

Had dinner here and the food was excellent. Prime rib was cooked perfectly and very tender. Portions were large. Service was quick and very efficient.

Visited October 2013
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Brooke B, Manager at Summerhouse Restaurant, responded to this review, October 24, 2013
Thank you for your review, we are happy to know you enjoyed the food and service!

Brooke Bennett
Big Fish Restaurant Group Management
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Oxford, Pennsylvania
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“Continues to be a WOW, amazing food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

This is our favorite restaurant in Rehoboth!!!!! We love good food and have never been disappointed at the Summerhouse. We have sat at the bar and had amazing bar food (prime rib sandwich) and also in the restaurant. One of the best quality filets of our lives. We have gone for my birthday dinner and I DO NOT like to be disappointed on my birthday; surpassed expecations. Great drinks, great food, and overall joy. The only thing that may be a turnoff to some people is that it is loud and you may be sat near a large familly with children. We are retired and typically don't like to sit near small children, but you have to be realistic and understand you are in a beach town restaurant. We love that they re-did the back room so the do not have the elevated table anymore.

  • 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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Brooke B, Manager at Summerhouse Restaurant, responded to this review, October 24, 2013
We are pleased that we were able to surpass your birthday expectations and that you are enjoying are updated back room! We hope to see you again soon!

Brooke Bennett
Big Fish Restaurant Group Management
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Kingsport, Tennessee
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“Birthday Celebration”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

A large family group gathered In Rehoboth to celebrate an 80th birthday. There were 27 at dinner including three under two. The staff was relaxed and made us feel we were the only ones in the restaurant. We almost filled their back room on a very busy Saturday night. Our focus was seafood and it was great. Crab cakes were delicious as well as fish entrees. Appetizers were a welcome entry since there were so many of us to serve, but no worry we were all served without a hitch and our patient servers become photographers for at least six cameras trying to catch the magic

Visited September 2013
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Brooke B, Manager at Summerhouse Restaurant, responded to this review, October 24, 2013
Thank you for choosing Summer House for your Birthday Celebration. We are pleased to know our food and staff made your experience extra special!

Brooke Bennett
Big Fish Restaurant Group Management
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Kennett Square
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“So So”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

Unfortunately, there aren't many places to eat lunch near the Hotel Rehoboth, but this place was across the street on our first day in town. The sandwiches were generously sized and the service was good, but they have the most god-awful coleslaw in the world. They claim they add vanilla to it. We sent it back because it tasted foul.

Visited August 2013
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Brooke B, Manager at Summerhouse Restaurant, responded to this review, October 24, 2013
We do use a little vanilla and cayenne pepper in our cole slaw. Some people love it, some people do not, it's a personal preference. Thank you for your feedback, we hope to see you again.

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Big Fish Restaurant Group Management
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“Ordinary, but at a premium price”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

Stay out of the "bar" side, unless you like endless din. The 20+ flat-screen TV's are certainly a tip-off.

Don't order the baked goat cheese salad. It's very tasty, but no goat ever came within a mile of it. There's some feta in there, but if you're just going to use feta, why not do a proper Greek salad, and call it that? (And feta is all or mostly from sheep's milk, not goat).

The lump crab cakes were very good, but at the top of the price range in Rehoboth. The stuffed potatoes are like a potato version of hush puppies. So why not just serve hush puppies? The cabbage slaw is sweet, which is just wrong with seafood.

It's difficult to tell who's waiting on you. You'll have a primary waiter who will take your order, but food, drinks, and the check will appear from any number of sources, many of them wearing headsets. Think of it as "McDonald's Drive-Thru Chic."

At the end of the meal, you'll pay $50 (with tip) for what should be about a $22 meal. There are many better choices in Rehoboth, so why would you bother with this place? I was scouting for places to take family and friends who are arriving later in the week. Scratch this one from the list.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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We work as a team to provide the best in food, service, and hospitality. We appreciate your feedback.

Thank you,
Brooke Bennett
Big Fish Restaurant Group Management
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