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“Outstanding mági”

Summerhouse Bar and Restaurant
Ranked #27 of 281 Restaurants in Rehoboth Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene, Families with children, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: A Rehoboth Beach tradition, the Summer House is known for its fresh, well-prepared food presented in an upscale yet relaxed atmosphere with prompt and friendly service. Jumbo lump crabcakes, tender barbecued ribs and chicken, just-ground burgers, veal and wild mushroom meatloaf, and monster steaks are just a few of the restaurant's specialties. A varied selection of salads, soups, starters and yummy side dishes round out the menu, and specials change daily. On Monday, it's half-price burger night, 4-9:30 p.M., And Miller Lites are just $2.50. Summer House Three Course Prime Rib Dinner night on Wednesday and Sunday nights. DJs keep the joint rocking on Tuesday, Friday and Saturday nights, and Sunday offers a great brunch menu and Bloody Mary Bar, 11 a.M. To 3 p.M. Lunch is available seven days a week, 11:30 a.M.-3 P.M., And the business lunch menu on weekdays features two courses for just $12. Don't miss the happy hour specials at the main bar, 4-7 p.M., Monday-Thursday, with great appetizer menu, $2.50 Domestic beers and fresh-squeezed grapefruit and lemon drop martinis. Enjoy extended Happy Hour on Fridays til 8PM!
Caeur D Alene
Level 6 Contributor
540 reviews
383 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
“Outstanding mági”
Reviewed July 18, 2013 via mobile

Excellent for family and for friends great fish the crab legs were amazing friendly service good bar and environment Was very active

  • Visited July 2013
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Thank Jaime U
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Brooke B, Manager at Summerhouse Bar and Restaurant, responded to this review, August 14, 2013
Thank you for your review, we hope to see you again soon!

Brooke Bennett
Big Fish Restaurant Group Management
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Smyrna, Delaware
Level 3 Contributor
19 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“DO NOT ORDER THE CRAB”
Reviewed July 18, 2013

My daughter and I visited The Summer House for lunch and it was bad. I mean, really bad. It was a very, very hot day outside and we were glad to come into the air conditioning, but to our disappointment, it was still very hot in the restaurant. We were really hungry so we just decided to stick it out. We ordered the crab dip app. to share and each ordered a crab cake sandwich with "homemade" chips. We waited 40 minutes for our appetizer! We were soooo hungry! The crab dip has a very strange lemon flavor to it. It was like eating Pledge (the furniture wax!) We asked our waitress if it was supposed to taste so artificially lemon like and she said yes! It's their "signature" recipe using lemon zest and capers. YUCK! We told her we didn't care for it and she rolled her eyes at us and took it away. It was another 10-15 minutes before our crab cakes arrived. They were tiny little crab cakes on this huge bun! I took a bite of my sandwich and was so disappointed! It was very fishy tasting-Like drinking old river water! And the "homemade" chips, while plentiful, were very stale and rubbery. Very hard to eat. Our waitress obviously didn't care to be there. She was walking so slow from place to place and was annoyed with us that we didn't like the food. The manager (I guess that's who it was) came over and asked us what was wrong with our meal and I explained it to her. She actually agreed with us about the crab dip taste! She doesn't like it either! To her credit, she did only charge us for one crab cake sandwich, but honestly, we only took about 3 bites out of each one. Needless to say, we will stear clear of this restaurant on our many, many trips to the beach throughout the year.

  • Visited July 2013
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Thank KrisMac19
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Brooke B, Manager at Summerhouse Bar and Restaurant, responded to this review, August 21, 2013
We apologize that you did not care for the crab dip or crab cakes during your recent visit to Summer House. However, both signature dishes are popular amongst locals and Summer guests! We would like the opportunity to discuss your experience in more detail, please call 302-227-3895 and ask to speak with our general manager, Craig.

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Brooke Bennett
Big Fish Restaurant Group Management
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Rockville, Maryland
Level 5 Contributor
48 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“For the non-fish eaters and more...”
Reviewed July 6, 2013

We were pleasantly surprised by the richness of the menu options and prices. We wanted fish but our kids preferred meat. So since this is best known for steaks, we found their selection of fish, sandwiches, or salads was also outstanding. Its bigger than it appears but room are smaller so the atmosphere is easy to have a conversation. There was a wait but they would text us so we could browse around town while we waited. I'll definitely be back. My husband and son are mostly into quantity and the portion sizes were very generous. I loved their signature chopped salad and it was enough for more than one meal. Everyone easily found something they liked, Service was great and the bill much less than a few other places we've been on that strip.

  • Visited July 2013
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Thank 8vntrer
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Brooke B, Manager at Summerhouse Bar and Restaurant, responded to this review, July 18, 2013
We like to provide a menu full of variety to please each of our guests unique tastes!

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Brooke Bennett
Big Fish Restaurant Group Management
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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, United States
Level 3 Contributor
23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Yumm!”
Reviewed July 1, 2013

Great burgers and seafood..a nice variety on the menu. Good bloody Mary's! Can't go wrong here. Looking forward to returning. Good service, clean.

Visited April 2013
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Thank Kendra R
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Brooke B, Manager at Summerhouse Bar and Restaurant, responded to this review, July 18, 2013
Thank you for your review, we hope to see you again soon!

Brooke Bennett
Big Fish Restaurant Group Management
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Cape Charles, Virginia
Level 6 Contributor
131 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“Nice Selection”
Reviewed June 30, 2013

We ate here a couple times during the month of June and were very happy. Had their prime rib dinner with creamed spinach and sauteed mushrooms. Everything was tasty and the servings were huge!! Next time she had the caprese salad and stuck to the mushrooms and spinach. He went with the sirloin and was very pleased. The happy hour and the special menu at the bar is excellent. Will return.

  • Visited June 2013
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Thank 2TravlinFools
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Brooke B, Manager at Summerhouse Bar and Restaurant, responded to this review, July 18, 2013
Join us for our 3 course Prime Rib Dinner special every Wednesday and Sunday!

Brooke Bennett
Big Fish Restaurant Group Management
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