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Henlopen City Oyster House

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50 Wilmington Ave, Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971-2217
3:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Sun - Thu 3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 3:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Kernersville, North Carolina
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The atmosphere was quite nice but extremely crowded. We were seated rather quickly though. The food selection was really good. We had oysters and blue crab. I highly recommend going there. Parking is very difficult to find but we finally found a small spot.

Thank Dara B
Wilmington, Delaware
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4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Touch in with daughter and friend for dinner . The food was fabulous! Moderately pricey but well worth it! New England clam chowder some of the best ever tasted ! Great service - worth the wait for a table

Thank scubachefdeb
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10 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We went there to celebrate my mom's 80th birthday. Everything was excellent. Really enjoyed the calamari appetizer with a mustard sauce and friend pickles. Never saw scallops so large as the ones they served. Only advice is go early it fills up quickly. We were there when it opened

Thank Judy P
Scranton, PA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Henlopen City is a real treasure. The wait times can be a bit lengthy, but being only a block away from the main thoroughfare allows you to do some leisurely shopping while waiting for a table. Don't let the crowds or lack of reservations deter you from enjoying this place! Our family dined here as a group of 4 adults.... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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8 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Henlopen City Oyster House is one of our new favorites. The food is amazing and the drink selection is perfect. The service wasn't awesome but it was fine. Highly recommend and will definitely go back!

Thank cbanach26
Rehoboth Beach, Delaware
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6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is my favorite place to eat in rehoboth. Best oysters I've had anywhere, seafood is always fresh and prepared with lots of flavor. Really good drinks as well. One negative is no reservations and there is usually a wait.

Thank jdmala45
Silver Spring, Maryland
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Great selection of oysters and very good restaurant. Also if you are a beer lover great selection and even select "cask" beers. Well worth it!

Thank daman987
Staten Island
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Henlopen has become our go-to place whenever we visit Rehoboth. In fact discussions of such trips are driven as much by the anticipated eating experience as by the whole beach town scenario. Yes there are a few beer lovers among us but we all look forward to happy hour bargains on the best raw bar and steamed seafood in town.... More 

Thank williamhG1242XK
Wilmington, Delaware
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101 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Henlopen City is easily the most popular restaurant in Rehoboth, and for good reason. Since they opened, they've consistently served top-quality seafood, expertly prepared, and professionally served. The owners are personally engaged, and make sure every customer has a great experience. Two features that stand out for me are the ever-changing menu featuring the freshest fish from the Atlantic and... More 

Thank Anthony R
Bedminster, New Jersey
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We always look forward to the lively dining experience that is Henlopen City Oyster House. Great bar scene and drink menu, fresh seafood and fabulous sides. Of course the oysters are perfect too.

Thank Brian M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$20 - $30
American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, 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?