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Back Porch Cafe

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59 Rehoboth Ave, Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971-2119
+1 302-227-3674
11:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
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Rehoboth Beach, Delaware
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Back Porch is by far the best restaurant in town. It's been in Rehoboth for decades, with mostly the same owners. All the menus are fantastic--brunch, lunch, afternoon snack and dinner. The staff, most of whom have worked there for many years, is so friendly and efficient. The food is amazing, as are the drinks! Their homemade ginger beer... More 

Thank MW117C
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

We dropped in with friend of ours who suggested we all try the famous "flaming coffee" as a night cap after dinner. We stopped by around 9pm. The place looked as though they were settling down for the night but that didn't stop them from putting on a flaming light show for us. It was all about the way the... More 

Thank Aleddie717
Allentown, Pennsylvania
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544 reviews
299 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 276 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 November 2016 via mobile

My companion and I recently had Saturday night dinner at this restaurant. We enjoyed a wonderful meal and starting by sharing the appetizer of scallops, lentils and salmon roe. The scallops were well seared and meaty, the lentils firm and tasty and the roe had a superb briny flavor. For entrees I had the pan seared halibut that was fantastic.... More 

Thank travellerfromatown
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Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

We visited for Brunch last Sunday. Eggs Benedict and seared scallops. Amazing. This is the best brunch in Rehoboth Beach year in and year out. A must go for great food and wine.

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Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
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25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2016

Jazz weekend is a great experience in Rehoboth. Combining the best restaurant in Rehoboth and being able to sit outside in 70 degree weather for brunch at the Back Porch made our weekend. The brunch menu is all inclusive. It is not just eggs, although those dishes looked fabulous. The bread basket served at each table is like nothing we... More 

1 Thank LancasterBill
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 24 October 2016

Had our first and not the last Sunday Brunch at Back Porch. Food was fantastic and you can tell by the quality that the Chef knows his trade. Great taste, really good sauces and the pate was excellent. Would highly recommend and have a feeling I am just playing catch-up, that the locals already know about this great restaurant.

1 Thank Mark M
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20 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016

That special and incredible dinner yare looking for well this is the place..A must on your bucket list!

Thank Fouryfiverpm
Rehoboth Beach, Delaware
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25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016

it's no surprise that the back porch has been a mainstay in rehoboth for many years. it's ongoing reputation for excellence is well deserved. food, service, and ambience are always exceptional

1 Thank 146jag
Norfolk, Virginia
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279 reviews
180 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2016

My wife, friends and I had dinner here on Saturday and came away totally stunned with the fantastic experience and meal we had there. The food as absolutely spot on the mark and the service was great without being overwhelming. You definitely need a reservation for this place and it is definitely worth doing so. You will not be disappointed... More 

2 Thank JimCarroll3
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 October 2016

It was an amazing lunch starting with a bloody mary and then Torchorn of Savory Cabbage, jumbo lump crab, shrimp, avocado, and preserved lemon. DELICIOUS

1 Thank Caroltalks2014

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 59 Rehoboth Ave, Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971-2119
  • Location: United States  >  Delaware (DE)  >  Rehoboth Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 302-227-3674
You will have no trouble finding the restaurant since it has been in business over 40 years. It is a "fine dining" experience for both lunch and dinner. The wine list is extensive. The cooking is flavorful, creative and thoroughly enjoyable. Please include this in your listings.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?