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Dagsworthy Street & The Bay, Dewey Beach, DE 19971
(302)-227-9292
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12:00 pm - 1:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff
Description: This restaurant used to be called Venus on the Half Shell (or just Venus)

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  • 3
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Location, Location, Location

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 8, 2015
skontheroad
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Sterling, Virginia
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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

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Thank JDH46
Sterling, Virginia
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53 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 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.

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Thank skontheroad
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58 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 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!

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Thank bluejhavoc
Rehoboth Beach, Delaware
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132 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 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.

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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 

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Thank Tom S
Ocean City, Md
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282 reviews
203 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 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 

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Thank David S
Great Falls, Virginia
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33 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 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 

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Thank Tottiisahottie
Ithaca
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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 

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Thank Maryann F
Somerset, New Jersey
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

We went to the Ivy the other night. Great food as some had little bites only and we had some big bites. The pork meatballs and nukadango were the favorites. The Rib Eye steak was very good and they offered a side of risotto instead of side that was supposed to come with the dinner.

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1 Thank lovedewey
Lititz, Pennsylvania
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42 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015 via mobile

We stopped for a drink and snack and the view. All were awesome! Staff was friendly and it was just perfect! Try the seafood crepe and sapphire cooler!

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Restaurant Details

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Spanish

Description

This restaurant used to be called Venus on the Half Shell (or just Venus)
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Monday
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Thursday
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Friday
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Saturday
12:00 pm - 1:00 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?