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Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Spanish, Pub
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Dagsworthy Street & The Bay, Dewey Beach, DE 19971
+1 302-227-9292
12:00 - 01:00
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Sun 12:00 - 00:00
Mon - Sat 12:00 - 01:00
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 14 October 2016

The view, the food, the service - Great. A good place for a couples or several friends. Go at sunset!

Thank Joeignatowski
Williamsburg, Virginia
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 July 2016

My husband and two children made reservations for July 4 and even though it was starting to rain, we knew we had a seat indoors until the fireworks. We finished our pre-fixed meal at $100 per person for me and my husband each and $50 each for my 12 and 15 year old, a somewhat expensive meal but wanted something... More 

Thank tablankingship
Scranton, Pennsylvania
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 June 2016 via mobile

Setting was to die for. Service was slow but they were short staffed and there were a few big parties going on I would return

Thank M41B12
Newtown, Pennsylvania, United States
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 April 2016 via mobile

Since we had a child with us we gave in and left for another night . Sadly we didn't get back but it's the first place on my next visit next week ! Hope they are. Open !

Thank Leslie N
Charleston SC
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 10 September 2015

The outside sitting in the sand is cool. The food was not good, I think the lobster was a good piece of fish but the preparation was bad. the lobster was overcooked. It is geared to be nightclub

Thank JDH46
Sterling, Virginia
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53 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 September 2015

This is a great little beach restaurant with tasty food. Prices are high, but that's to be expected in the area. Recommend: Dumpling Appetizer, Pickup Sticks Appetizer. Maker's Mark cocktail was great.

Thank skontheroad
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59 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 September 2015 via mobile

Yum yum yummy. We had a relaxing toes in the sand evening. Martinis we delicious. We had lamb chops and the 15oz. Lobster tail! Awesome!

Thank bluejhavoc
Rehoboth Beach, Delaware
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182 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 September 2015

Pictures do not do the view justice. Wednesday nights are $2.00 martini's!! Fun for a nice date or great with a fun group of friends. Food is Delicious, service is wonderful and it's one of our favorite places. Hate to see it close for the season.

1 Thank Beachlover92253
Alexandria, Virginia
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 September 2015

What a beautiful setting -- right on the Rehoboth Bay. You can sit either inside or out on the sand. If the weather is nice, the latter is really the way to go. You can watch the sunset while sipping cocktails and sampling small plates or larger entrees of very good Asian-themed food. The wait staff tends to be bit... More 

1 Thank Tom S
Ocean City, Md
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412 reviews
274 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 August 2015 via mobile

Stopped in for a couple appetizers and a drink. We had second thoughts as we approached the building, it looked rather rustic and first glance. Through the window we saw a ladder and several stacked up chairs....thought it was closed so we almost left! It was 6 o'clock and only a couple patrons were there. If it wasn't for the... More 

Thank David S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Spanish, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Dagsworthy Street & The Bay, Dewey Beach, DE 19971
  • Location: United States  >  Delaware (DE)  >  Dewey Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 302-227-9292
This restaurant used to be called Venus on the Half Shell (or just Venus)

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?