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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” (428 reviews)
“bouillabaisse” (46 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 22 December 2017

We experienced Henlopen City Oyster House for the first time and were very pleased with the wonderful food, Service and Cocktails. The Goose Breast was excellently prepared as well as the fried oysters and the Lobster Mac & Cheese. Portions are generous and make a...More

Thank j-Lee-O
Reviewed 22 December 2017

We came for happy hour and decided to stay for dinner. We shared delicious oysters and shrimp from the happy hour menu. Happy hour was bustling so this is not the best place if you hate to wait or stand. There was no wait for...More

1  Thank Shayle
Reviewed 21 December 2017 via mobile

Wonderful evening with good friendly service and excellent meals. Lobster Mac and cheese is a favorite! Expect a bit of a wait as they do not take reservations, but worth it!

Thank Joyce B
Reviewed 18 December 2017

We had a fantastic lunch at Henlopen City. Delicious food and very attentive and friendly staff. The scallop Po' Boy was perfect and the Gumbo was some of the best we've had outside of New Orleans. Will definitely return upon our next trip to Rehoboth.

Thank BMc66
Reviewed 7 December 2017 via mobile

My wife and I drove north from Ocean City and stopped for dinner before heading to the outlets after Thanksgiving. We started with steamed shrimp which were done very well. She chose scallops with asparagus for a main dish while I chose the wahoo with...More

1  Thank jshad69
Reviewed 25 November 2017 via mobile

This restaurant has excellent food and super service. No reservations are taken, but we didn’t have to wait and soon enjoyed creamy tasty oyster stew. Oysters were among the best I have ever eaten. Sides were delicious. I wouldn’t reorder the clam strips which were...More

1  Thank HeleneDC
Reviewed 25 November 2017

Wish I had reviewed this when it was a little more fresh in my memory. I know the oyster selection was first rate. I had the bouillabaisse. The seafood was all fresh, and very full flavor. I think my wife had the swordfish and was...More

Thank TomM1951
Reviewed 14 November 2017

This was our second visit to Henlopen City Oyster House. We've been for lunch and now for dinner. Both times we were very pleased. This review focuses on our more recent visit. Amy K was an excellent server. My wife enjoyed her house salad, and...More

1  Thank Donald B
Reviewed 11 November 2017

My wife and I went here last weekend for dinner as we have been there before and again it was fantastic. I can see why they have always been rated in the top five restaurants in Rehoboth as you are never disappointed. They have a...More

Thank Denny2696
Reviewed 10 November 2017

I dined here with work colleagues. The oysters were incredible, and my entree was superb. It was packed, and yet I didn't feel like we had to wait very long for a table. The service was excellent. I will definitely go back here, and will...More

Thank ohionativeok
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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.
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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
Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, 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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