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Back Porch Cafe

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59 Rehoboth Ave, 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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Bethany Beach
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56 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We have been eating here for at least 25 years and it remains a favorite. Yes, it is expensive. Yes, it is worth it. The beast deal is restaurant week when they serve regular menu at a great price . If your budget is tightbtrynlunch or brunch, gives you a nice taste of what the food is like here. Tonight... More 

Thank bethanygirl51
Rehoboth Beach, Delaware
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This is my favorite restaurant at the beach! The food is excellent and the service is impeccable! Great for Sunday Brunch!

Thank DRU302
Laurel, Delaware
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We have been going to the Back Porch for 34 years. It has consistently been excellent, original, and the most pleasant place to have a relaxing dinner or lunch. It is an oasis on Rehoboth Avenue. The peppercorn tuna bliniy is my all time favorite. Adult beverages are smooth. Flaming coffee is wonderful on a cool evening. They don't honor... More 

Thank mary K
Lovettsville, Virginia
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been to this lovely restaurant 3 times since first being introduced to it years ago by a friend whose family had a beach cottage in Rehobeth since the 1970s. I have never forgotten that delightful first dining experience and have since returned with my husband to enjoy a leisurely lunch on hot summer days. The freshly made drinks... More 

Thank Kristine C
London, United Kingdom
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148 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Friends who spend a lot of time in Rehoboth took me here for dinner; it was only later that I checked TA. What a nice surprise and experience this was. There is nothing grand about the surroundings or settings, though we probably did get the better table in the higher section of the back porch (It felt and looked scorching... More 

Thank Sablod
Newark, Delaware
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39 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Let me start this review by stating that my wife and I have eaten at all types of restaurants all over the world, so we are by no means novices at the sport of fine dining, or value for your money. Being Delaware natives, we have been coming to Rehoboth since childhood, and for the past 22 years of our... More 

Thank MarriotMan
Reston, Virginia
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303 reviews
205 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's different than most restaurants on Rehoboth Avenue. The looks and the name are deceiving. It is an upscale restaurant (but wear casual clothes). You will see white tablecloths and candles on the tables. Service was very punctual but not overwhelming. The food is creative and delicious. We called and made a reservation. We are inside and it was a... More 

Thank SPKinVA
Millsboro, Delaware
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90 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were seated promptly at our reservation time. The wines were excellent. The squash pancakes with a blueberry bacon sauce were a hit as an appetizer for the foursome. Each of us ordered a different dish from the expansive menu and each of us was pleased. I had the rack of lamb with a tomato and goat cheese tart--superb! My... More 

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Chatham, New Jersey
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160 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Back Porch may serve the only fresh ingredient, creatively prepared lunch in town. I chose the grilled eggplant topped with a quinoa, chick pea, and pignolia concoction. It was delicious and reasonably priced. I love Back Porch--great service, a choice between outside and inside dining, white linen napkins, and heavy flatwear. The food never misses.

Thank Carol-on-the-Go
Alexandria, Virginia
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204 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This menu is all over the map. Be sure and ask for a more in depth description of the entrees though so you don't miss out. Tom was great about this, very friendly and accommodating to our indecision. Got several appetizers and a salad. Wonderful use of local and seasonal options.

Thank Coco A

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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, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions
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 Ave, 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?