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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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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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204 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 19, 2015

We were satisfied but not highly impressed with our dinner. Wait for a table was about one hour --we had gone for a walk and a drink, and got a message on our phone letting us know the reservation was ready. We shared the Pot Luck as an appetizer, a seafood boil that was enough for four of us to... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 18, 2015 via mobile

We went at 6:00 and agreed to a 90 minute wait for a table. At 7:15 we for a text and rushed back for the reservation only to find they had given our table away even though we were back within 5 minutes on the spot. Hostesses were not accommodating.

Thank SarahTWDC
Potomac, Maryland
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20 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 17, 2015

Make a reservation or arrive early because it gets crowded quickly! This is a fun, fresh place and a change of pace from many of the old Rehoboth restaurants, but in a great way. The food and service are great!

Thank jyau902
Easton, Maryland
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 15, 2015 via mobile

We've been visiting The Oyster House since 2011. Tonight we visited the place again. Maybe this is our 6 or 7th for this season. We went around 9 pm and we did not wait for a table. The food was amazing as always and the service was perfect. If you are a foodie, you would love the oyster house. I... More 

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Lawrenceville, New Jersey, United States
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218 reviews
176 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2015

Went here with my family for happy hour, bar was busy, with no seating available. You could not sit at any of the tables until 5pm dinner reservations (even the ones closest to the bar). We decided to stick it out and get a beer and some oysters, they told us that we should eat "on the boxes" meaning standing... More 

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Odenton, Maryland
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4 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 12, 2015

The hostesses didn't provide a warm welcome but once seated our service was much better. The oysters were great. The grouper and shrimp PoBoy sandwich were decent. The portions are large so you will get your money's worth.

Thank BeachLuverMD
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 12, 2015 via mobile

We stopped in on a Saturday night for dinner. We waited in the bar area to enjoy appetizers and a drink as we had an hour wait, however we only had a 25 minute wait which was great. All of our meals were delicious and presented very nicely. Definitely a place to enjoy a great meal.

Thank Mommyhedrick
Rockville, Maryland
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10 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 12, 2015

Food here was good but pricey. The atmosphere killed the experience for me though. Tables close together, constant noise and commotion. We could not carry on a conversation while there. Maybe if you like the "lively" scene this would appeal, but we felt overwhelmed.

Thank Chimneyswift
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28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 11, 2015

The oysters were fresh and they had a good deal for the raw bar. We also had the clam chowder which was very good and the mussels. It was a busy Friday night and we ate well. I would just double check with the host to make sure (s)he has your number correct.

Thank Skylark018
York, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 11, 2015

We go just for the Clam Chowder, but everything else is also good. They have an interesting salad selection. The staff is friendly and accommodating. We always make Henlopen Oyster house the first restaurant stop on our trips to Rehoboth.

Thank Daniel M

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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
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?