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Back Porch Cafe

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59 Rehoboth Avenue, Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971-2119
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Went for Sunday brunch. Got there at 11 just when they opened. We were seated immediately. Restaurant is lovely.eggs Benedict were good. Bloody Mary's were expensive for brunch. We were done by 11:30 which is great if you wanted to get to beach!

Thank buddyPhila
Alexandria, Virginia
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48 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The prices are high, but the food quality matches the price. We ate out on the "back porch", which is open air and charming. The four of us each had different food and we were all happy with our choices.

Thank retiredtraveler065
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12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Surprisingly excellent lunch at Back Porch Cafe. This was my first visit, and my guest and I thoroughly enjoyed the excellent cuisine, service, and ambiance. The luncheon menu was interesting and quite varied, and I look forward to returning for dinner at this very upscale restaurant.

Thank Gilda S
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Just took a but worth the exp erience. The back porch was fun. Wait staff was ok. Food was just adequate . Atmosphere was wonderful.

Thank barnaj02
Rehoboth Beach, Delaware
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65 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went to Back Porch for dinner last week, wow they have not lost anything over the years. When with a group of friends and every one meals was great.

Thank Michael O
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I recently dined at the restaurant. She loved her Guinea Hen. I had the lamb, gorgeous double cut chops, yum. Lunch, Sunday Brunch or Dinner it's obvious that 42 years of experience has played a key role in the success of this outstanding restaurant. Fantastic wines at reasonable prices, nice to see. Have a Havana Day Dream,... More 

2 Thank TWayson
Wilmington, Delaware
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53 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

The Back Porch café is the type of place you can easily walk by and miss. It is on the main road in Rehoboth just a block or two from the beach. It does not have a fancy sign or entrance. In fact, you have to walk down an alley to enter. The food and service is fantastic. There are... More 

2 Thank Joseph W
Towson, Maryland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016 via mobile

We experienced one of our best ever meals last evening at this lively bistro-like eatery during Restaurant Week, which featured $45 prix fixe meals. Our appetizers, the lobster linguini and pate were very flavorful. Entrees were equally wonderful: wild boar sausage, soft shell crab, demi-rack of lamb, and all with interesting accompaniments. Wine list is impressive, and very good values.... More 

1 Thank David L
Rehoboth Beach, Delaware
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50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016

OK, went for their Restaurant Week menu. Like every other time, it was nothing short of terrific food and service. I had the lobster pasta as the appetizer, rack of lamb as main and strawberries with chocolate sauce for dessert. Couldn't beat if for the $45 price.

Thank DancingQueen012
Kennett Square, Pennsylvania
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016

All good, here. Service impeccable. Ambience is beachy romantic. Drinks are delicious. Expansive red wine selection. And the food - the sauces are absolutely superb! Best filet at the beach topped with a demi-glace...yum! And the halibut with lemon something sauce was melt in your mouth good. Even the salmon was enhanced with a light brown sauce. Kudos to the... More 

1 Thank Travelup2013

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 59 Rehoboth Avenue, Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971-2119
  • Location: United States  >  Delaware (DE)  >  Rehoboth Beach
  • Phone Number: 13022273674
You will have no trouble finding the restaurant since it has been in business over 40 years. It is a "fine dining" experience for both lunch and dinner. The wine list is extensive. The cooking is flavorful, creative and thoroughly enjoyable. Please include this in your listings.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?