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“Very disappointing dinner”

Henlopen City Oyster House
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$20 - US$30
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic, Bar Scene
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Lunch, Reservations
Reviewed 12 October 2017

We've been here many times for happy hour, nice place, but very crowded. We went this past weekend for dinner, the dining room was extremely loud, we were seated in the middle of the floor with our chairs hitting chairs of the people sitting next to us. Serve throughout the dinner was very slow and not attentive. The food was average at best. Stay away for dinner, they are not staffed to handle a "FULL HOUSE".

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Thank Bruce O
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Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

We were very excited to try this restaurant for our anniversary dinner because of all the great reviews. I'll start off with our experience with the hostess. We were dressed business casual (mind you the servers have t-shirt and jean shorts on), it is a classier establishment. We checked in with host and asked how long the wait would be for two. She came across like she didn't want us to dine there and said about an hour and then proceeded to refer us to a restaurant down the street with the same chef. So I said ok we would still like to dine here - do you text us when the table is ready? Yes we do. Then she said if you decide not to dine here just text us to cancel. By the amount of people waiting there I had a feeling it wouldn't be that long. In about 20 minutes the text came through the table was ready, so back we went. The rest of the experience was great, food was amazing and the service was great. They also offered a cask beer which is a bit hit for us. I probably will not dine here in future though as I would prefer to go where the hostess is more welcoming.

Thank lovetotravelusa
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Reviewed 10 October 2017 via mobile

After a really Bad Airbnb experience we headed back to Virginia early. We saw signs to Rehoboth along the way. Ok! We diverted and were very happy we did. Our stay at the Boardwalk Plaza Hotel was excellent. We stopped some folks and asked about eating. We were told to go to Henlopen City Oyster House. Wow! What a find. We parked at a stand up counter area and decide just to eat there since all tables were filled for over an hour. Service was impeccable as was the food. Fresh oysters that were plump and sweet. Great wine and beer. Super experience. One of the owners chatted with us as he waited tables. Energetic alive and fun!

Thank Sherrall V
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Reviewed 9 October 2017

Love the food and atmosphere. Tasty good portions. Off season open for lunch too. Off busy boardwalk.

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Thank Beverly G
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Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

Very cool place. Had an hour wait but it was worth it. Very good draft selection - Except that more than half of the choices were from CA and not local, but still very good choices. We had clams casino and 8 oyster flight - one of each. Both were fantastic. Entrees we had soft shell crabs and lobster roll. 10 out of 10 for both dishes.

Thank Michael D
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