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Henlopen City Oyster House

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50 Wilmington Ave, Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971-2217
+1 302-260-9193
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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Elkin, NC
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12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed January 13, 2016

This a wonderfuf restrurant with great service and the best seafood I have had in Delaware . Got the Pot Luck seafood special and could not have made a better choice. By far the best shrimp I have had from Nags Head to Delaware. A bit crowded and noisey but our entire party of six loved the place.

Thank NorthCarolinaSnookie
Rehoboth Beach, Delaware
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78 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed January 13, 2016

If you like raw oysters this is the place for you. Everything we have ever had on the menu has been excellent. They use fish in season, it is never frozen. Happy hour is only two hours but the prices are good and the drinks are discounted. I think happy hour starts at 3 pm but check with the restaurant.... More 

Thank BarbJG
Chester, Maryland
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116 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed January 11, 2016 via mobile

We always eat at Go Fish but wanted to try something different. Trip Advisor listed this as the top restaurant and I am a believer. Just a block off the main road so a short walk. Service and Food was amazing as were the oysters. We will definitely be back.

Thank Deb R
Howell, New Jersey
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed January 4, 2016

We stumbled upon this gem just via an add in the visitor's guide. I canNOT wait to return. Everything was delicious, beet salad too !

Thank kathryn b
Marcus Hook, Pennsylvania
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed December 29, 2015 via mobile

We stopped here for a late lunch on the Tuesday after Christmas. Not many places open off season but this place was hopping. Great drinks, great food, and excellent service. We tried the lobster Reuben and clam strips - superb!

Thank tjcislosr
Harmony, Maryland
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44 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed December 24, 2015 via mobile

We love the friendly service and the freshest of fresh seafood at Henlopen City. Oysters always taste like they just came out of the water and match their descriptions. All time favorite dish is whole scallop in the shell poached in a delicious tomato saffron broth! Highly recommend.

Thank Ray T
Rehoboth Beach, Delaware
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed December 23, 2015 via mobile

Again the Henlopen City Oyster bar went above and beyond, closing its doors once again for our Office's Christmas party. With almost 100 guests everyone raved about the food and service. This is my go-to spot for the best steamed shrimp, N.Y. Strip or Halibut. Check out their amazing Happy Hour.

Thank Joe M
Towson, Maryland
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed December 22, 2015

We had oyster stew, Oysters Rockefeller and a fried oyster dinner. All were excellent. Worth the drive from wherever you are if you are an oyster lover. Beer jam Manhattan was great too.

Thank AnnCN
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed December 21, 2015 via mobile

Oysters. Beer. Awesome salads. Camraderie. We always enjoy Henlopen. This time of the year not as busy but a nice lunch crowd. Always recommend.

Thank Dawn L
Rehoboth Beach, Delaware
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58 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed December 15, 2015

This place is so good there is a line out the door when they open. It is by far most of the Rehoboth Beach Foodies favorite restaurant. I love the beer with out the CO2 that is pumped from the keg like the UK.

Thank RBInnkeeper

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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
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar scene, Local cuisine, Special occasions
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: +1 302-260-9193

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