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Henlopen City Oyster House

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50 Wilmington Ave, Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971-2217
3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 3:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Salisbury, Maryland
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

An evening of jazz and a night at a restaurant I had been waiting to go to....what could go wrong. My husband and I did not mind the hour wait,"It is great!" we were told. The restaurant even have a way of letting you know on your cell phone how many customers were in front of you. When we were... More 

Thank Kenwood5603
Pawling, New York
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25 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A Happening Place; terrific bar scene, sit by the window and people watch. Nice Happy Hour menu, good selection of IPA's. If you want to stay for dinner...try the lobster Mac n cheese, pulled pork or their loaded hot dog.

Thank madlyw
Cary, North Carolina
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped in for a late lunch (2:30pm) on an off season Saturday and this place was still jumping! Sat right down in the bar, but had a quite a bit of a wait before server came over. After that, the service was good and the oyster stew was so very delicious - a big bowl of creamy expertly seasoned soup... More 

Thank luckyirish233
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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15 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had both lunch at dinner at Henlopen City Oyster House. Enjoyed the Bloody Mary's, raw oysters, lobster rolls, and oyster stew at lunch then fresh steamed shrimp and crab cakes at dinner. Phenomenal selection of oysters. Solid wine list--by the glass and bottle. Attentive service at both lunch and dinner. We were lucky to not have a wait but... More 

Thank OjeMa
Hagerstown, Maryland
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The best seafood restaurant in Rehoboth. The fried oysters are the best i'v ever had. The tables are a little too close. Trying to fit too many in the space. Other than that it was one of my favorite places to eat.

Thank marijoette
St. Michaels, Maryland
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had heard such great things about this restaurant. What was good: raw seafood items and mussels. What was bad: anything fried was greasy and tasted like the oil was old. Soft crab was tough and over fried as were the calamari. Blue cheese dressing was so watered down, we didn't think it was blue cheese. Waitress was a bit... More 

Thank HelenTKP
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Dining in a resort town is always a crap-shoot. For those of us who park at a hotel and don’t want to be bothered moving the car or parking again, we’re stranded on foot, bound to the immediate vicinity and at the mercy of restaurants who want to appeal to families and the lowest common denominator. Turning that idea on... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had dinner in the past week just before closing. Tried the oyster sampler with oysters from Virginia, Rhode Island, Mass, Maine, and Canada, and were happy enough to get a few more. Also liked the mignonette that accompanied the oysters. Dinner entrees were fine but not outstanding. We had two interesting fish you don't see on a lot of menus,... More 

Thank TracyVA_11
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8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We always go here at least once when we are in Rehoboth. Nice this time because there wasn't a wait. The calimari is always wonderful. I had the Mac and cheese lobster and got the 1/2 order which was perfect. My husband got the fried oysters and loved them. Would highly recommend.

Thank Roberta H
Reading, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Although there is always a long wait to be seated; the food is worth the wait. Best to come during the week and off season; less wait. Difficult to seat large parties. They have some great appetizers cheese tray; clams; oysters. I had the wahoo which was awesome. The side carrots were the best I have ever tasted.

Thank Elaine R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$20 - $30
American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Special occasions, Bar scene
Open Hours
3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
3:00 pm - 9:30 pm
3:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 50 Wilmington Ave, Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971-2217
  • Location: United States  >  Delaware (DE)  >  Rehoboth Beach
  • Phone Number: 302-260-9193

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