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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
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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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 24, 2015

Great seafood and friendly, fun ambiance. Exceptional Bloody Mary's and superb Clams Casino. A visit to Henlopen City Oyster House is a must when in Rehoboth Beach.

Thank Gilda S
Dunn Loring
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 24, 2015

We bellied up to the bar Sunday night around 530p--fabulous rum punch and 16 raw oysters - then we ordered some Rockefellers too! Super friendly bar staff and great food/drink - what more do you want?

Thank Kathryn H
Richmond, VA
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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 24, 2015 via mobile

This place is a great high end restaurant. We come every year and it's worth the wait. They don't take reservations but the bar does open up as an option. We go early because we have kids so we usually get a seat within 20 minutes. The food and beer list is extensive.

Thank leonardva
Oakton, Virginia, United States
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245 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 153 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 23, 2015

This is a small, locally owned, casual restaurant with as the name would tell you - great oysters - as well as other seafood options. The bar is fun, loud, packed and offers a variety of unique micro brews in addition to the usual options. Happy hour there has some good price points but be prepared to get very close... More 

Thank Kathy I
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82 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 19, 2015

Just returned from Rehoboth Beach and again stopped in 2x to one of our favorite places. Especially Happy Hour is a great bargain for drinks and oysters. Had their Soft Shell crabs on the regular menu and they were delicious! Great place.

Thank mystiquephilly
Newark, Delaware
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16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 15, 2015

We started off with a half dozen Katama Bay oysters and they were plumb and delicious. We also got a half pound of the peel and eat shrimp and again delicious. They were large and perfectly cooked. The entrees were also cooked to perfection. I had the sea bass and my husband had the bouillabaisse. The portions were large so... More 

Thank Chrissy L
Rehoboth Beach, Delaware
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141 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 11, 2015

My husband loves oysters and when he got a gift card we had to try this place out!! Very small but very good. Love their trenton oyster crackers. Nice staff and cold beer. Get here early to get a good seat.

Thank Beachlover92253
High Point, NC
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130 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 4, 2015 via mobile

This was our first visit to Rehoboth so we were relying on other reviews. Luckily we came mid week on an overcast day and had no trouble getting a table. We started with the raw oyster sampler which was delicious featuring eight different types of oysters. Others had the clam chowder and seafood chowder which were both full of seafood... More 

Thank tarheeltraveler4509
Dewey Beach, Delaware
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52 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 3, 2015

we are locals and love to eat at HCOH. the only downside is that it is very hard to get a table "in season". no reservations, unfortunately. we have sat at the bar many times where you may get the same food as at a table. such a selection of oysters! i have had most everything on the menu and... More 

Thank Diane K
New York
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26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 3, 2015

The prices here are pretty astoundingly high. I had a very good lobster roll (chosen mostly because it was reasonably priced) but the sides were dreary, especially the out-of-the-box macaroni and cheese. My husband had the fried oyster platter which he enjoyed but, again, the sides were blah. I tried a specialty cocktail and honestly couldn't drink it (and I... More 

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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
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: +1 302-260-9193

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