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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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Rehoboth Beach, Delaware
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35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 10, 2015

I find this the best place in Rehoboth for fish served simply and delicious. Great raw bar in friendly bar while you wait as they do not take reservations. I usually go in the off season when the wait, if any, is short.

Thank JSHauger
New Orleans, Louisiana
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 9, 2015 via mobile

Great place to meet up with friends. Great food and drinks, fun atmosphere. Can get crowded but worth it, grab a stool at the bar and have some delicious oysters while you wait for your table. Super friendly staff and owners.

Thank jstillwell703
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 9, 2015

This establishment should be rated No. 1 for Rehoboth but is a very close second....I visited their happy hour (line was forming half hour before opening at 3pm) and had the raw oysters, buffalo shrimp and great craft beers....this visit teased me to bring my family for dinner the last night at the beach with a 40 minute wait but... More 

Thank johnaug
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2015 via mobile

Great food and the service was top notch. If you enjoy a large selection of draft beer then this is the place for you. Recommend to anyone visiting Rehoboth.

Thank Nyborn1962
Plainview, NY
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84 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 6, 2015 via mobile

Place was crowded so we sat in bar area, was able to watch the woman's soccer game while having a great dinner! My husband had the crabs said were great! I wasn't that hungry so had 2 appetizers which were really good the bruschetta and the Mac and cheese. Prices were reasonable.

Thank shahow
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17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 5, 2015

Was alittle miffed about the long wait for a table. But got a high table at the window within 5 minutes of walking in. And then I understood the long wait and the popularity of this place. I/We ended up eating there twice during my stay. The oysters, fried clams, calamari, crab cakes, scallops and monkfish were cooked to perfection.... More 

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10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 4, 2015 via mobile

The fried oyster dinner with the cucumber ginger salad and freshly made creamed corn were delicious! My husband had the crab cakes and fries and he said they were the best he ever had! On our next trip to the beach we will definitely be back. Well worth the wait and the price.

Thank Dwx352
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 2, 2015

We enjoyed the food very much. It wasn't fancy but very well prepared and great tasting. I was disappointed in the atmosphere. The location is below a hotel or condo unit and looks more like a store front. The view was of the street. When the dinner crowd arrived I felt claustrophobic. It diminished our dining experience of other wise... More 

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Barrington, Rhode Island
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60 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 2, 2015

Opens at 5 though the bar opens earlier. So, if you are not there at 5 you may have to wait. A little too loud but food is certainly worth it.

Thank boris477
Rehoboth Beach, Delaware
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 1, 2015 via mobile

A top choice for us to introduce the kids to better quality food ;). This is a great place to enjoy a meal for us as a couple or the whole family. We always run into people we know so obviously popular with locals, always a good sign!

Thank Sue L

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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
Special occasions, Bar scene, 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?