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Henlopen City Oyster House

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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50 Wilmington Ave, Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971-2217
+1 302-260-9193
15:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 15:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 15:00 - 21:30
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Dover, Delaware
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38 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We started with the pear salad and then had two different entrees: the lobster mac and cheese and the blackened Panamanian Triple Tail. The Lobster mac and cheese was not too rich, perfect texture and full of lobster! The Triple Tail was one of the most succulent pieces of fish we've had in a long time and the carrots served... More 

Thank Donna J
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Spur of the moment decision. Looking for some fresh oysters and ended up sampling more. Our first impression was that while it was packed, service never lacked. Having grown up a eating oysters in any shape or form, was knocked out with the raw oysters platter. Intrigued we added an order of calamari, followed by Bouillabaisse, followed by rockfish with... More 

Thank Doobopaloo
West Chester, Pennsylvania, United States
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The oysters tasted like they just came out of the water. So very good. My gf ordered clam strips. They were the absolute best I have ever had.

Thank Francine G
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I sat at the bar for a weekday lunch. Great service and I really enjoyed the fruit and nut salad and fresh oyster stew.

Thank elaineco
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I shared the oyster sampler. Thoroughly enjoyed the plump oysters from the US and Canada. I had the grouper which was very good and my husband had the bouillabaisse which he said was one of the best he ever had (the other being on our trip to Oregon). Our server was friendly and very attentive. A very... More 

Thank 196kathy
Dover, Delaware
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631 reviews
398 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 180 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One street over from the main stree, a good place to get a bit during off hours. We showed up at 4pm and we're still served the lunch menu. Food ok would not rush back

Thank Lisa B
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

Fantastic oysters! Yummy desserts! Friendly service, nice environment, always enjoyed the meal each time I visited.

Thank Carol H
Baltimore MD
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53 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

Went here for lunch after a snowstorm. Most guests were in the bar, we sat in at a table. I had an oyster, very fresh, presentation and condiments really good. Plus a side salad and fried clams. Salad was fresh but clams a bit tough. MDW had striper sandwich. Cooked just right and fresh but a bit salty.

Thank Steve S
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3 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

Food good but not as great as expected with it being top of list for #1 restaurant! Servers were good and nice atmosphere except for being very cold in there. Staff seemed to be trying to get the heat on more. I got rockfish sand. And liked it but again , not great at all. Not anything i would send... More 

Thank Helen S
San Francisco, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

Keep coming back for the incredible oyster stew and ambiance, great brew list - and always find a new wonder - today it was a duck mole sandwich - omg!!!!

Thank earlyrobin

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$30
American, Bar, Seafood, Soups
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
15:00 - 21:00
15:00 - 21:00
15:00 - 21:00
15:00 - 21:00
15:00 - 21:00
15:00 - 21:30
15:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 50 Wilmington Ave, Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971-2217
  • Location: United States  >  Delaware (DE)  >  Rehoboth Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 302-260-9193

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