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Henlopen City Oyster House

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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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47 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Te tuna tartar app special was great (even at $20). The wine list was appropriately priced. The scallops were cooked well and had a tasty slaw on top. However the fava bean and mint puree missed the mark. The shrimp and grits were average. The shrimp had a grainy quality while the grits are not your traditional grits. They were... More 

Thank Mikeychocolatecakes
Wilmington, Delaware
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20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My husband and I have enjoyed eating at this restaurant for several years. I ordered a platter of fried oysters. Yum. My husband had the duck which he said was fantastic. He tried the oyster stew for the first time and gave me a taste. I could not believe the size of the six oysters in this stew and the... More 

Thank Family_Travelers_12
Owings Mills, Maryland
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I am hesitant to write this review because there isn't room for this restaurant to get any busier! But this is hands down mine and my husbands favorite restaurant. Love the atmosphere, the owner Chris is awesome and the hostess Lacey couldn't be any nicer and the food is always good and consistent!! Even if we only have 1 night... More 

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3 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Lobster Mac & Cheese is totally to die for, will definitely return for more. The restaurant is well decorated and very clean. Our server was attentive without being pushy

Thank jeglum
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30 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The oyster stew was loaded with big, fresh oysters. Maybe the best I ever had. The steamed crawfish were so fresh, and so good, I was amazed. I'd go back to this place in a minute...

Thank Joe L
Ocean View, Delaware, United States
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70 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Get ready to drop some loot here , but the food is outstanding. Loved the desserts as well ! Make a reservation or be prepared to wait -it's almost impossible to get in here during the season .

Thank Kerri F
Dover, Delaware
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244 reviews
192 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Decided to try this new restaurant in Rehoboth Beach. OUTSTANDING Henlopen City Oyster House. I was brought up in New England and this place is equal to any restaurant in the New England states. I had the Lobster roll with a side of homemade c slaw. The service was superb. The only negative was it was a little noisey. Go... More 

Thank HKonowitz3
Alexandria, Virginia
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72 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I had a terrific meal at Henlopen. Menu is absolutely great, service was equally good, great wine list and specialty drinks. My husband loves oysters and LOVED the options - fresh and cooked. Even for me - non-oyster lover - it was a lovely meal. We will go back.

Thank Susan F
Montgomery Village, Maryland
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30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Located on Wilmington Avenue just one block from the boardwalk, this place is a great place for your seafood desires. The Steamed Shrimp was prepared with all the "just-right" spices and was super tasty & fresh. Not too big and not too cramped was the seating. The bar area was small but offered daily happy hours with are fantastic. This... More 

Thank Debra G
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Better selection of oysters than their competitors, great drink - Beer Jam Manhattan. Lobster rolls incredible. Love Jamie the bartender!!! Definitely will make this a regular stop on our visits!

Thank Jeffrey S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$30
American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Bar Scene, 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?