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“Best Seafood Restaurant in Rehobeth” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Henlopen City Oyster House

Henlopen City Oyster House
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $20 - $30
Cuisines: American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene, Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Dining options: Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Full Bar, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Vienna, Virginia
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27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Best Seafood Restaurant in Rehobeth”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2013

We went in March, 2013 for dinner. We didn't have to contend with any crowds as Rehobeth was deserted. The seafood was the best I've had in Rehobeth in over 20 years of visiting.
Each dish is individually prepared, in a creative way. This also takes time, so be prepared to wait.
Staff very nice with excellent knowledge of the menu, wines and beer selection.

  • Visited March 2013
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belmont bay
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Oysters extraordinaire!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

We started at their happy hour with fried oysters, steamed shrimp. And craft beers. Then proceeded to dinner with an oyster sampling, and wonderful fish dishes. What a treat, we can't wait for a repeat performance. The clientele, service, and overall ambiance was superb!

  • Visited March 2013
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Salisbury, Maryland
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Of the THOUSANDS of oysters I've consumed, none have compared to the overall experience at Henlopen!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2013 via mobile

Perfect in every way! Crowded but for an obvious reason. Try the oyster sampler and a vodka oyster shooter. Beer selection is fabulous too.
Andrew & Autumn

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1 Thank Aades321
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Edenton, North Carolina
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Great Assortment of beers, wonderful seafood”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2013

This is a place I would go back to any time we're in Rehoboth Beach. Excellent selection of beers on tap and bottled, incredible raw bar and extraordinary service. We know there is always a crowd ready to descend upon this place, so we picked an in-between lunch and dinner hour to get there and it was still mostly full, but...no waiting! Had Prince Edward Island mussels, their soup of the day, clams and the delicious fries. Could have done oysters or other raw bar, but portions are great and totally satisfied with what we got. Just down the street from where we stayed, but well worth the trip even if you have to drive in from outside the town.

Visited March 2013
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Thank PenguinInk
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Media, Pennsylvania
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108 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Wonderful meal”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2013 via mobile

I found the oyster house on tripadvisor while I was spending a night in Rehobeth Beach. I went alone and was greeted by a very friendly hostess. The waitress helped recommend a beer which was awesome. The atmosphere is cozy with a lot of regulars it seems. The food was incredible. I really recommend the clam chowder. Apparently, though, the menu changes every day. I went at 5 on a Friday in March. There was a wait when I left so go early.

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