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“Seafood done the right way”

Henlopen City Oyster House
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $20 - $30
Cuisines: Seafood
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Bar scene, Business meetings, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Reservations
Baltimore, Maryland
Level 5 Contributor
68 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Seafood done the right way”
Reviewed January 12, 2012

This a new favorite place when I come to visit Rehoboth Beach. They have a large selection of Oysters and the rest of the food is fresh farm to table. They have a great beer selection and a well thought out drink and wine selection.
I had the classic Oyster Stew and my wife has the seafood chowder, both were excellent. We both had the Mahi Mahi and were not disappointed.
There are no reservations here - first come first serve, so there might be a wait. I thought it was worth it.

  • Visited January 2012
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English first
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Oyster Nirvana”
Reviewed January 12, 2012

Great place for oysters - selection varies & quality is superior. Happy hour at the bar provides a more affordable experience, though dining should not be missed. In season, the soft shell crabs were tender & light; fried oysters rock & the raw oyster sampler is tasty. The horseradish is homemade & exquisite. Downside is the wait, even in the off-season. Service is mostly friendly & helpful, though we have had one or two waitstaff who weren't helpful with drink selections. A top hit in RB!

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Baltimore,Maryland
Level 6 Contributor
131 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“If you love fresh seafood you must come here”
Reviewed January 7, 2012

This was our 10th visit and we have never been disappointed. The oyster selection is always tasty, the lobster Mac and cheese to die for. I usually order one of their daily catch dinners which are delicious.Their cocktails have improved. We had some excellent pumpkin spice martinis.Beer selection is great. Service can be inconsistent and the noise is a bit overwhelming when the place is full. Not a romantic setting but fun. Go early for better seating and quieter atmosphere.

  • Visited December 2011
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Lancaster, PA
Level 5 Contributor
66 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Upscale but casual, with high quality food”
Reviewed January 2, 2012

Family and friends enjoy going here for consistently good food, and AWESOME Bloody Mary's with their homemade cucumber-infused vodka and pickled delights. Friendly and accomodating service & staff - the bar tenders and owners are always friendly and make it a point to greet you. The lobster rolls are a favorite, and all food has been very good!

  • Visited April 2011
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Thank Bingersgirl
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Swarthmore, Pennsylvania
Level 6 Contributor
161 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
“Just an outstanding place”
Reviewed December 29, 2011

Third trip here...all at lunch---though will be back for dinner..

Friendly, open and great atmosphere...the people who own/run the place like what they are doing

Serious selection of oysters...8 at any one time, maybe more...selection changes, always fresh and iced...shucked on the shell...no mignonette desired or needed...superb!

Entrees range from soup to meat---fish the specialty (as you would expect).

Some standards like fish and chips (Pollock done ok---batter a little golppy though)...Bay fries hand made/order cooked...salads can have fish, etc

Basic and solid...craft beers on tap...not a fan but those in the place raved. Decent bar stock..."Tina"---co-owner and wife I think---behind the bar excellent. Everyone chats with each other...good place in the never never land of RBDE

  • Visited December 2011
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Thank Patrick201
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