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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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San Francisco
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2015 via mobile

We went on a whim based on #rehobothfoodie's suggestion and he was totally on point. The place was packed but the hostess let us know food service is available at the bar. So we had some drinks at the bar and apps ( skipped dinner and went straight to their Sweet and tart key lime pie). The bartender was attentive... More 

Thank junsui
Montrose, PA
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2015

After reading all the reviews on tripadvisor, we decided give this restaurant a try. We were so happy we did. We did have to wait a while for a table. We walked across the street the outside area of the Purple Parrot and had a couple of drinks while we waited. The food was outstanding at the Henlopen City Oyster... More 

Thank kely53
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2015 via mobile

Great food, fish was amazing and tasted great! Even catered to my gluten free needs. The wasabi crusted Sea Bass was a great meal. The menu changes daily! We are there twice while on vacation, it was that good! Can't say enough good things!!!

Thank Terri E
Wheaton, Maryland
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161 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2015 via mobile

We had wanted to try this place for awhile so went over the other night about 545pm and of course it was crowded with a 45 minute wait for tables, but we sat at the bar so - no wait. Great local brew list .Try one. Got the oyster stew, smooth creamy, fresh oysters, well seasoned delicious. Wife and I... More 

Thank waterlogged65
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2015

freshest oyters in town, inventive menu and great staff. We try other highly rated Reho restaurants, but always agree that this is the best. Their scallop dishes are alway fabulous! A must try for any visitor!

Thank AdultTraveller
Washington, DC
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214 reviews
150 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2015 via mobile

Happening place in downtown Rehoboth. Great vibe, food, bar staff and service. Enjoyed all we ate. Would highly recommend.

Thank donc880
Macungie, Pennsylvania
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25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2015

This has been a favorite seafood restaurant in years past, but this year the menu appeared more limited & the noise level was very high...maybe because we were eating at the happy/family hour! Check out the menu beforehand & choose your time wisely.

Thank LyndaMW
Wayne, Pennsylvania
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33 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2015 via mobile

My favorite restaurant in Rehoboth ! I came back the next night for seconds! The best food this town has to offer! Great looking , fun people! Great friendly service, loved our bartender and thanks to the oyster shucker who encouraged me to try one! Love the atmosphere and open bar sitting! We had so much fun just hanging at... More 

Thank Jan B
Edison, New Jersey
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2015

I am not an oyster lover but my friend raved about them. I had Maryland soft shell crabs which were fantastic. The vibe was fun and the service excellent. Well worth the short walk from our hotel and the 1.5 hour wait on a summer Saturday night.

Thank karencedison
Paris, France
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2015 via mobile

One of our favorites- but we rarely get a table. Usually have to wait so long that the bar becomes appealing. No big deal it's all good. Excellent seafood and especially oysters. Lobster mac&cheese a real treat!

Thank apikalia

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 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
Bar scene, Special occasions, Local cuisine
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?