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US$20 - US$30
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
American, Bar, Seafood
Takeout, Seating, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 1 week ago

On a one night stopover at Delaware beaches, on the way to Chesapeake Bay. First trip since Covid and post mask mandate, our party was still half masked. We were lucky to find a spot which was reserved for a store that was closing. It...was around 5.30 and we were the last party seated before the wait list got started. The tables were sparsely set out across the dining room. Very comfortable. There were also about 6, 4 top tables outside on the sidewalk, which where a bit to narrow for tables and pedestrians, during Covid. The server and supporting staff were very nice and accommodating.More

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had lots to eat, Shrimps!, Haddock!, Oysters of Course! All outstanding. Bartender was the coolest guy ever, great cocktails. Amazing date night!

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visit Henlopen every time we are in Rehoboth. They have the best fried oysters, cocktails and desserts. It’s such a cool place. Great service, great food!

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have been to Rehoboth Beach on many occasions. This was are first experience here. Luckily we arrived early as seating fills up fast. The oyster stew was excellent. I had the Lobster Mac and Cheese while my wife enjoyed the Lobster Roll. Both were...excellent and very filling. This will become a regular stop during our vacations.More

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We got takeout twice from this restaurant. Everything was tasty, including kids meals. Scallops and the henlopen burgers were especially good, as well as the whole seabass. They do stop taking takeout orders 2 hours after opening, so be aware of that. We've eaten inside...in the past as well, and that was great too .More

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was so excited to eat here after reading all of the rave reviews and it did not disappoint. I traveled from Hampton VA for my husband and I to celebrate our birthday (same day) and we had a great meal in the very cozy...atmosphere. The real star was the staff, our server and the manager. Upon entry the ladies at the front were fast, organized and efficient. Our server was very knowledgeable and we enjoyed how personable he was. He talked us through the menu and we enjoyed every bite of our decided choices. The Manager checked on us as we were leaving and we discussed other options they serve. If I did not live so far I would definitely return to enjoy every option...and those delicious oysters! *Please arrive early enough to find a park as the location is high traffic near the beach.More

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Once again Chris and Company have knocked it out of the park for me! Being one of three kids taking food from this establishment home to my parents west of Philadelphia leapfrogs me into first in the “favorite kid” contest! Since they open at three...I waited to order food and race it up to my parents three hours later. As we peeled back the lids the aromas filled my mothers kitchen were intoxicating! It even travels well! We always start with the oyster stew! My mom putting her oysters in mine and my dad‘s and her drinking the broth from a coffee cup! She loves it! The filet was perfection. Whatever they marinate it in and the potatoes are making my mouth water right now thinking about them. The lobster mac & cheese my mother loved. The bouillabaisse my father devoured! To which at the end my father looked at me and said so when are you coming to visit again? And gave me that big grin! I know he loves seeing me but I am not so naïve that I don’t realize this food is an added bonus! Well I miss Chris making me the best margarita, I like this version of him better!More

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 10 June 2021 via mobile

Absolutely amazing! The Lemon Drop Martini was great and the service, as well! We started with the Ouster Sampler and tried all 8 varieties and their featured! They were all great in their own way. For dinner, I did the fried oyster appetizer and a...side of Yukon Gold Mash. Lightly breaded and the mashed we so hot and delicious! DH had the Opah and he enjoyed! Large servings and a great atmosphere! Will definitely be back!More

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 7 June 2021 via mobile

The beer was good, but the dinner was poor. Fried clams appetizer was filled with breading... don’t order it. Maryland crab cakes dinner was also disappointing. The salad was limp, apples had no taste... mashed potatoes were bland and crab cakes were also bland... and...the crab cake meal was $38... not worth it...More

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 5 June 2021 via mobile

Amazing food at an awesome restaurant! Everything tasted perfect, and Justin T, our waiter, not only made our drinks but gave great suggestions. Highly recommend! Even though it is a little tight, they turned over tables fast.

Date of visit: June 2021
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15 August 2019|
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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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4 July 2018|
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Response from Lou M | Reviewed this property |
3 blocks from the boardwalk. Dress is very casual
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Frequently Asked Questions about Henlopen City Oyster House

Yes, Henlopen City Oyster House offers takeaway services.

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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