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Dagsworthy Street & The Bay, Dewey Beach, DE 19971
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Closed now
All hours
Sun 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 1:00 am
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Scranton, Pennsylvania
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Setting was to die for. Service was slow but they were short staffed and there were a few big parties going on I would return

Thank M41B12
Newtown, Pennsylvania, United States
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2016 via mobile

Since we had a child with us we gave in and left for another night . Sadly we didn't get back but it's the first place on my next visit next week ! Hope they are. Open !

Thank Leslie N
Charleston SC
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

The outside sitting in the sand is cool. The food was not good, I think the lobster was a good piece of fish but the preparation was bad. the lobster was overcooked. It is geared to be nightclub

Thank JDH46
Sterling, Virginia
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53 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2015

This is a great little beach restaurant with tasty food. Prices are high, but that's to be expected in the area. Recommend: Dumpling Appetizer, Pickup Sticks Appetizer. Maker's Mark cocktail was great.

Thank skontheroad
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58 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 via mobile

Yum yum yummy. We had a relaxing toes in the sand evening. Martinis we delicious. We had lamb chops and the 15oz. Lobster tail! Awesome!

Thank bluejhavoc
Rehoboth Beach, Delaware
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141 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

Pictures do not do the view justice. Wednesday nights are $2.00 martini's!! Fun for a nice date or great with a fun group of friends. Food is Delicious, service is wonderful and it's one of our favorite places. Hate to see it close for the season.

Thank Beachlover92253
Alexandria, Virginia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

What a beautiful setting -- right on the Rehoboth Bay. You can sit either inside or out on the sand. If the weather is nice, the latter is really the way to go. You can watch the sunset while sipping cocktails and sampling small plates or larger entrees of very good Asian-themed food. The wait staff tends to be bit... More 

Thank Tom S
Ocean City, Md
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330 reviews
227 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 via mobile

Stopped in for a couple appetizers and a drink. We had second thoughts as we approached the building, it looked rather rustic and first glance. Through the window we saw a ladder and several stacked up chairs....thought it was closed so we almost left! It was 6 o'clock and only a couple patrons were there. If it wasn't for the... More 

Thank David S
Great Falls, Virginia
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33 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

I've been coming to the Ivy for a while and yes, while the view and relaxed atmosphere outside is great, the food and service has gone downhill rapidly. The menu is small and focuses on seafood with everything having an Asian (Thai) taste. The portions are ridiculously small and the presentation is obsolete (but then again it's a beach bar)... More 

Thank Tottiisahottie
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

I believe Ivy's is predominantly an upscale club-the first of its kind in Dewey Beach-but dinner is now served on the lanai! It's a bit on the dressier side, but many guests were attired in comfortable beach-appropriate wear such as skinny sundresses and shorts. Due to two below the age of 10 in our party, we headed over for an... More 

Thank Maryann F

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
American, Bar, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Dagsworthy Street & The Bay, Dewey Beach, DE 19971
  • Location: United States  >  Delaware (DE)  >  Dewey Beach
  • Phone Number: (302)-227-9292
This restaurant used to be called Venus on the Half Shell (or just Venus)

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?