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39817 Hickman Plaza Rd, Bethany Beach, DE 19930-3700
+1 302-616-2593
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good33%
  • Average19%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible3%
Travelers talk about
“waffle fries” (14 reviews)
“fish tacos” (19 reviews)
“pork sandwich” (3 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
39817 Hickman Plaza Rd, Bethany Beach, DE 19930-3700
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Now that tourist season is over, we're trying places we haven't been. We've never been here because it looks like a tourist trap. Actually, a good casual atmosphere, decent service, and decent food. Pub grub is the fare, but we'll go back.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Paul W
Reviewed October 22, 2018 via mobile

My wife and I went there for dinner the other night. We were seated right away. WAit staff were excellent. I ordered the fish tacos. They arrived in about 15-20 minutes. They were very tasty. My wife was happy with her entree as well. We...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Heb2013
Reviewed September 8, 2018

The atmosphere is casual and laid back at this restaurant and bar. The food was quite good, and our wait staff was friendly and helpful.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank tawny1956
Reviewed September 4, 2018

This is dining at its most cynical: this is an interesting looking, kind of funkily decorated bar that's probably a good place to drink but then it makes the mistake of trying to serve food as well. Three of us had lunch here and we...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank WearyTraveler57
Reviewed August 27, 2018 via mobile

The Boathouse is great! Delicious good and friendly staff! It is in a great spot! We were able to walk there! You will really like it!

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Kathleen H
Reviewed August 27, 2018 via mobile

I love this restaurant. Great atmosphere, great service, and amazing food. You can't beat $5 dollar blue crab claws.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank billkX7877YB
Reviewed August 21, 2018

Visited the Bethany Boathouse for the first time during our vacation. Our server, Christine, was the best. I sprained my ankle during our vacation and she noticed it was bothering me and brought me an icepack without being asked. Even if the food had been...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank mnarthur
Reviewed August 18, 2018

This was ok, but not a place our family would rush back to visit. The fish tacos were rather bland and the guacamole had absolutely no flavor. The crab cakes were nothing special. The highlight of the night was watching Aaron, the musician, entertain the...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Doreen J
Reviewed August 18, 2018 via mobile

First let me say this restaurant is smack dab between a Walgreens and CVS. No boats anywhere to be found and no water views from actual restaurant. The night we were there a guitar player was on deck and he was amazing. However - you...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank didsomeonesayfood
Reviewed August 18, 2018 via mobile

Christine- out server was awesome!! So upbeat, friendly and patient with kids! We go here every year! It’s our favorite!

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank shannonthatcher92481
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Questions & Answers
August 7, 2017|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
Response from Chad F | Reviewed this property |
yes - but if you are going to do take out - i suggest an alternative spot for that. this place is about the bar, live music, open air. the food is eh...
Cindy R
July 21, 2017|
Response from SWMaryland | Reviewed this property |
Not sure. My opinion is that it is unlikely. Not that kind of a place.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$8 - $20
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Visa, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Discover, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 39817 Hickman Plaza Rd, Bethany Beach, DE 19930-3700
  • Location: United States  >  Delaware (DE)  >  Bethany Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 302-616-2593
We are closed for the season. We will reopen in the Spring of 2019. If you need to get a hold of us, please contact us through our website.
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