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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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Wyalusing, Pennsylvania
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Interesting selection of unusual fish, menu changes daily. Everything well prepared and presented. Portions are more "artsy" than generous but good value, nonetheless.

1 Thank Jonathan S
Hightstown, New Jersey
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Excellent tuna, lobster mac and cheese, clams casino. Wine wasn't bad either. Very good service, definitely individually cooked meals.

Thank Walter S
Ormond Beach, Florida
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261 reviews
140 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 161 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

is that this was THE best lobster roll I have ever had. And my Dad's from Maine. We eat lobster like most people eat chicken. It was lobster NOT coated in butter but made into a lobster salad. Barely any mayo and just TONS of amazing lobster in a big roll (which I did not eat). Amazing how much lobster... More 

1 Thank bonsai35
San Juan, Puerto Rico
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68 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Had a chance to come here on a beautiful Saturday in April. Had some of the best lobster mac and cheese. Ordered extra lobster which I think makes a difference as there was lobster in just about every bite with the macaroni. Also tried the 2 layer Chocolate chip cake/brownie a la mode dessert which was amazing. very unique dessert.

1 Thank Maxim D
Neptune, New Jersey
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Visited this restaurant on a Monday night off season & all the tables were occupied. The food was excellent including the serves. The server was knowledgable & answer all are questions on the food & explain the chiefs background. We both had the Char, which is a fish I was introduce to in Newfoundland. It was excellently prepared with multiple... More 

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Arlington, Virginia
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

fun happy hour with good drink and food specials. always crowded so get there early. go for the oysters and seafood

1 Thank lisa d
Rehoboth Beach, Delaware
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34 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

April 12, 2015 This Restaurant is so popular they do not take reservations and you need to get there early or late unless you’re lucky like we were, they had one open table in the window. Jason was our server and provided excellent service. We started with a Martini and shared the 8 Oyster Sampler. My partner had the Squash... More 

1 Thank SKIJO52
Ocean View, Delaware
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

My two roommates and I dropped in here for dinner the other night. The oysters were perfectly fresh and brought to the table with a wide variety of condiments to add. Having said that, they were delicious on their own. The wine list is a bit limited, but we had a lovely bottle of white at a reasonable price. Served... More 

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Milford, Delaware
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178 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Henlopen City is popular with locals and tourists, so at dinner time, in the summer especially, you might have a wait. ( it is not a huge place) I have visited several times, as my husband is a seafood fan. Me, not so much so it is not typically first on my list. There are a few non seafood items... More 

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349 reviews
212 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 143 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

I had a delicious lunch here last summer and decided to bring 3 Colleagues for dinner while in town for a meeting. We started with Martinis and wine by the glass as we glanced over the menu. Wine was a nice pour and martini was very good. We shared an order of calamari which I usually enjoy. I did not... 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
Romantic, 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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