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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” (429 reviews)
“bouillabaisse” (48 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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1,061 - 1,070 of 1,111 reviews

Reviewed 15 August 2011

This wonderful restaurant has gotten even better over the past year. It certainly deserves all the great "buzz" it has gotten in tripadvisor reviews. The selection of beers is outstanding, the appetizers and entrees were delicious and the service excellent. The only real drawback was...More

Thank Snidudad
Reviewed 15 August 2011

Had a chance to try the number one rated restaurant in Rehoboth, and was not disappointed. We had the oyster sampler and the medium clam steamers. The shellfish were all cleaned to a T, and the taste was succulent and fresh. Wife had Rockfish, beautifully...More

Thank Pkiron3
Reviewed 13 August 2011

My son and I ate here tonight. Saw the reviews and had to try it. Should have tried it earlier in the trip so I could have came back again. The crab cakes were excellent. My son who is 5 wanted a crab so I...More

Reviewed 13 August 2011

Food was very good. We each had the lobster dinner and it may have been the best lobsters we've ever had. The wait service was friendly and accomodating. The one thing I wasn't crazy about was that the waiter didn't think to clean off our...More

Thank RCTekkie
Reviewed 10 August 2011

We had to try this place after reading reviews from others. The restaurant has wonderful food but (like others have said) it is very noisy. I had a fantastic blueberry salad. It was full of fresh blueberries along with feta cheese, mint, and nuts. Our...More

Thank SPKinVA
Reviewed 9 August 2011

We did not sit in the diningroom area, but rather enjoyed happy hour at the bar. There were comfortable places to sit with a nice view of the street. Everybody was happy with their drinks and the service was attentive and friendly. We will definitely...More

Thank ihearthistory
Reviewed 9 August 2011

We always like to add a new restaurant to our "want to visit" list during our annual summer vacation in Rehoboth. Thanks to the comments from Trip Advisor reviewers, this restaurant sounded interesting, but we were still not sure that this was THE place we...More

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Reviewed 9 August 2011

I have a vacation home in Delaware that I stay for the summer. There are many, many great restaurants to choose from between Lewes and Rehoboth Beach. But I gravitate to the same 5 or 6. Henlopen City Oyster House is one of my top...More

Thank Ryla_M
Reviewed 4 August 2011

Saw this restaurant as #1 and had to try it. It lived up to its billing. We sat at the oyster bar so we could watch the shucker work his magic. The people watching turned out to be a big bonus! The service was great...More

Thank LazyAcresNorth
Reviewed 3 August 2011

As we were planning a trip to the Delaware beach area, I researched any new seafood restaurants in Rehoboth. Since the Henlopen City Oyster House had such great reviews, we were excited to try it. No off-street parking, just the pricey street meters, and an...More

1  Thank Martinkit
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Michele S
5 July 2018|
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Response from TomWall60 | Reviewed this property |
No reservations. This time of year expect a wait and the place to be a bit noisy when full up, Hard interior surfaces and close tables keep it noisy. if you get in. We did find them to be a bit pricey. One of the responders... More
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.
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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
Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
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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