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Henlopen City Oyster House

50 Wilmington Ave, Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971-2217
+1 302-260-9193
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good22%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“oysters” (422 reviews)
“bouillabaisse” (44 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
50 Wilmington Ave, Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971-2217
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Even after reading prior reviews there was some reluctance. Those doubts quickly evaporated. The restaurant was bright, staff was excellent, food was delicious. Restaurant has expansive seafood menu. Nice selection of local craft beers. We had the Oyster sampler appetizer. Great choice with eight different...More

Thank SeniorRW
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been here to both eat and drink for the past eight year and the food and service is consistent. They have an excellent happy hour that is well attended so expect that you will have to fight off a crowd but after it...More

Thank klotzba
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were recommended the Henlopen City by an employee, Rick, at a large liquor store on the highway into town from Annapolis. He said it was the best and it was absolutely delicious food, very nice service and reasonable prices for the quality presented. We...More

1  Thank RobPHX
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great selection of oysters, briney, sweet, tart, creamy....all served with horseradish, cocktail sauce and a vinegar mix. Goes well with the Picpoul De Pinet white wine. Soft shell crabs are in and gotta try the lobster roll sandwich w fries. Fish is always delish. HH...More

1  Thank margiem00re
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food was fantastic but the service was even better! We visited with our 12 year old for his birthday and enjoyed the steamed shrimp, calamari, halibut and soft crabs!!! Wow- Everything was gorgeous! The server treated us with the brownie a la mode to...More

Thank DCROCKS123
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful restaurant with a great menu selection. The fried oysters and lobster roll were delicious. Highly recommend.

1  Thank Laviolek
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

loved the oyster shooters, calamari and the fried oyster entree, service was a little sketchy, she was not a happy camper....would definitely try again...good wine selection

1  Thank njogec
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Arrived 6:30 on a Saturday night. Jam packed, of course. Forty five minute wait for a table. Bartenders very cool and friendly, but obviously completely overwhelmed. Beer selection was great, wine selection average in size but very well chosen. Good crowd in restaurant, families with...More

1  Thank Joe S
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

They raw oysters were spectacular. We ordered the tray of all 8 varieties and they were superb. I ordered the fried oysters for dinner and they too were excellent and the portion was generous. My date’s (red) bouillabaisse was similarly very good with a deep...More

2  Thank Joelamountain
Reviewed 19 April 2018

My wife and I were staying at the Bellmoor Inn and Spa. They recommended Henlopen City Oyster House for dinner. My wife ordered the Fried Day Boat Scallops. I had the half order of middle neck clams. The Oyster Sampler, which is a sampling of...More

Thank M4270CIdavids
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18 February 2017|
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Response from Adjo47 | Reviewed this property |
We were at Boardwalk Plaza Hotel about a 6 bulk walk. Dress is casual, jeans etc. Great oysters and all food. White tablecloth casual comfortable dress. Great,place, my favorite in Rehoboth.
Frank Z
13 February 2017|
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Response from Home2NJ | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, I cannot help you with this. Best to call the restaurant.
Debra P
23 December 2016|
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Response from Home2NJ | Reviewed this property |
According to their website, they are closed all day Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
3:00 PM - 9:00 PM
3:00 PM - 9:00 PM
3:00 PM - 9:00 PM
3:00 PM - 9:00 PM
3:00 PM - 9:00 PM
3:00 PM - 10:00 PM
3:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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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