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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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Silver Spring, Maryland
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55 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

The oysters and clams at Henlopen City Oyster House were amazing. The quality of the seafood was fresh and the service was great. Our server Kim was excellent and Jamie at the bar was a lot of fun. Happy hour is an experience with deals on oysters, clams, bar fare, and drink specials. Try the pan seared scallops and soft... More 

Thank Beachcity1
Gaithersburg, Maryland
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Really excellent seafood prepared well. Great wine and beer list. Wait staff well versed in menu and able to make recommendations; kitchen accommodates reasonable requests.

Thank mbharlow
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015 via mobile

We stopped in for the happy hour. Great scene of folks enjoying wine, beer and cocktails with incredible oysters and seafood. Nice crowd. Will definitely come again and again. I completely understand why it's so highly rated.

Thank Kschulte68
Fallston, Maryland
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43 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

We arrived just before 5 to join the line for dinner. We were seated within a few minutes but I'd suggest getting there early (especially on the weekend) if you want to get in! All tables were filled by 5:15. Everyone in our party loved the food (including mussels, seafood stew, and salads) as well as the atmosphere. Will definitely... More 

Thank Diane F
Chester, New Jersey
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

We love coming here for the freshest oysters and seafood. Although usually crowded, we don't mind the wait for a lovely dinner! Such a fantastic dinner menu with all kinds of fresh fish.

Thank NinaHappyE
Berkeley Springs, West Virginia, United States
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

We researched restaurants prior to our arrival in Rehoboth, so the wait was no surprise (got a quick grapes and cheese plate from Wawa), We got there at about 7:20, put our names in, and walked around the beach and town for 90 minutes. There's a superb art gallery next door. Noting these mundane details is important because, despite earlier... More 

Thank Gillian A
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53 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015 via mobile

Went for happy hour at 4:30 on a Sunday. The bar was packed but I found one seat. At 5pm the restaurant opened and by 5:15 it was full. Skip the sliders and wait until 5 to order the full size options for a little more. I had the following: 1/2 lb steamed shrimp $9 - 4.5 out of 5... More 

Thank jeegotbeef
Allentown, New Jersey
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52 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015 via mobile

Just arrived in Rehobeth for family reunion tonight. Got in a day early search trip advisor and found hello open for Easter got in a day early search trip advisor and saw reviews for henlopen city oyster The place was completely packed making it difficult to even find our way to a board seat When we did surprisingly we got... More 

1 Thank M1narco
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104 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015 via mobile

I also ate here two years ago and was pleased to find that this restaurant continues to be amazing. Our server Ron was very friendly and efficient. The lobster roll I had, with its thick chunks of lobster meet, was superb, as was the fried Calamari. My wife loved the boullibaise. The lobster mac and cheese was also excellent. You... More 

Thank GoFryGo
Canandaigua, New York
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

During our first trip to Rehoboth, we went to the Oyster House (3) times. We loved it. The Happy Hour is super. Great food and drink choices that are very affordable. Be sure to get there early (by 3:30) as the place fills up very quickly. The staff is working hard but manages to be friendly and efficient at the... More 

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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 Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Romantic
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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?