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Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped by this past weekend and enjoyed a nice dinner. We had Oysters Rockefeller as the appetizer, wine and then we both had the lobster roll. A very tasty and fresh mound of lobster with roasted carrots and the other meal had roasted fingerling...potatoes. Service was great, presentation was great and the food was wonderful.More

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

They do a great business and have both casual entrees such as sandwiches and also more sophisticated fare. The service is excellent but they don't take reservations. We got there early and it was not a problem to be seated. Our waiter was also very...knowledgeable.More

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 16 September 2021

Excellent service and awesome food ! Menu choices were outstanding. The atmosphere was great for a couples night out or a gathering place with friends!

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 11 September 2021

We had dinner the other day. My wife had their excellent softshell crabs, and I had a salad and their fried clam strips. Now usually clam strips are heavily breaded in the Howard Johnson's mode, but these were lightly breaded with a crispy breading that...was unusual and DELICIOUS! Worth the trip just to taste those!More

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 4 September 2021 via mobile

The oysters were excellent. We enjoyed a nice variety of oysters all of which we enjoyed. None were briny, all were sweet. We followed the oysters with lobster rolls which were meaty and filling.

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 25 August 2021 via mobile

Great food, great atmosphere and friendly staff. We walked around on the board walk while we waited for our table which took about 90min. Well worth the wait!

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 12 August 2021 via mobile

From the moment Katherine and Izzy smiled a warm greeting at the maitre de stand, the Oyster House was top notch in service, presentation and quality. The oyster menu changes daily, and for those who don’t appreciate the raw bar variety, the classic oyster chowder...had five cooked oysters in a traditional Eastern Shore broth, similar to New England clam chowder. There are Oysters Rockefeller, Fried Oysters, and even a Virginia Fried Oyster Dinner. Crabs, clams, shrimp, lobster, mussels, caviar, crab cakes, along with many fish selections from Maine to Georgia round out a varied seafood menu. There’s even something for those with fish aversions; a burger, ribeye, salads, and a cheeseboard, Mac and cheese and a wide range of vegetable sides. The alcohol side of the menu is robust as well. One domestic and mostly European wine selections are unique; the Meinklang Mulatschak is the featured orange wine and definitely worth trying. Beer on the cask and drafts, domestic and foreign, are also available. Desserts include delicious key lime pie. The veteran bartender Jamie is a multitasking gem and provides locals and visitors with exemplary service and jovial banter. On Jamie’s days off, it takes three others to do his job. Karin is quite a friendly, attentive professional server, and she shared that the delicious unusual flavored Hopkins Ice Cream on the menu is local. No worries. Chocolate banana walnut covers multiple food groups! , Tshirts, hats snd glasses are for sale, and they are a great souvenir of your trip to Rehoboth and memories of the Oyster House. No reservations are taken, and both the bar area and dining room fill fast. It’s definitely the best place at the beach by far.More

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 7 August 2021

Always a good dinner, service friendly and timely; bar needs upgrading in terms of available liquors for cocktails. Cocktails taste weak and cheap.

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 1 August 2021

We were told of this little gem from a local we met at a bar while on our visit. It did not disappoint! The food is delicious and the drink menu is creative. They even serve a Greek white wine that will not disappoint. We...sat at the bar and enjoyed many different varieties of Oysters. The only downfall is you must arrive by 4PM the day you want to eat there and stand in line to get in as they do not take advance reservations. It is well worth it though.More

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed 29 July 2021

So many restaurants in beach communities specialize in fried food; this restaurant is the alternative! And what an alternative: innovative preparations of fresh fish, oysters, and crustaceans complemented by a good selection of wines and beers. So good we kept coming back.

Date of visit: June 2021
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Response from 277karap | Reviewed this property |
Hope I’m not too late... maybe if you go early, but it’s a nice spot and tables are close together. I’d skip it with my kids and use it for a date night.
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3 blocks from the boardwalk. Dress is very casual
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Henlopen City Oyster House is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4