Henlopen City Oyster House

Henlopen City Oyster House

Seafood Restaurant$$$$
Rehoboth Beach
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  • Emily S.
    "Best clams I've ever had! Lobster Mac and cheese was awesome too."(5 Tips)
    Scott R.
    "Hands down the best Oyster and Fish House in Rehoboth.Great Oysters!"(25 Tips)
    Paula B.
    "The lobster roll will blow your mind!!!!!"(7 Tips)
    Donnie M.
    "The Lobster Reuben is great."(2 Tips)
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  • Hilary S.
    Hilary SedgwickSeptember 26, 2015
    Creamed corn is the best I've had, oysters were amazing and the lobster roll was so good. Can't say enough good things about this spot. Between the food and the friendly staff.
    Upvoted Aug 20
  • Jess S.
    Jess SAugust 21, 2014
    Perfect post beach eats. Gorg interior & phenom service. Try the oyster sampler, old bay shrimp, lobster roll & a glass of Albariño or 1 of 50+ craft beers. Skip the lobster mac&cheese.
    Upvoted Aug 19
  • Dana D.
    Dana DJuly 17, 2012
    Primarily East coast oysters rule the raw bar and selections change daily. Grab a few dozen @ Happy Hour from 3-5. Great microbrews from local Dogfish Head & more. Lobster mac 'n cheese is glorious.
  • Bradley M.
    Bradley MabeSeptember 10, 2014
    Great selection of oysters, from East & West coast locations. All the food is great and the staff works hard to make sure you're happy.
  • Shannon F.
    Shannon FergusonAugust 20, 2011
    Happy hour 3-6pm with $3 bottled craft beers, $3.50 rail drinks, $3 sliders, and $6 for 1/2 lb steamed spice shrimp. Gorgeous, scrumptious, friendly & fun! Be prepared to wait during summer!
  • Nicole M.
    Nicole McKinneyJuly 10, 2014
    Seriously amazing happy hour (3-6pm) - you can't beat $7-$8 for 1/2 dozen oysters, 1/2 pound of shrimp, 1lb of clams, etc. Plus 2.50 domestic bottles!
  • EatTravelCook
    Try the steamed shrimp and clams at Happy Hour. Always a good draft on special too for HH
  • Anna S.
    Oysters are really fresh; happy hour is a good deal. Culinary wise the dinner was a bit dissappointing: tried lobster roll and soft shell crabs.
  • Aly B.
    Aly BDecember 3, 2012
    Red flag with the full craft brew kegs stored in the bathrooms. They have to be taken to where the tap lines are; I'm not cool with piss in my walk-in or keg box.
  • Lindsay M.
    Lindsay MohlerOctober 16, 2012
    Staff is incredibly helpful and knowledgeable. Atmosphere is casual and fun. Oyster house lived up to its name with the salty oysters I love. Yum!
  • EatTravelCook
    EatTravelCookSeptember 14, 2014
    Great happy hour, but only til 5. Amy the bartender will take good care of you. Try the shrimp and the clams at HH... delish!
  • F I.
    F IretonApril 5, 2014
    Good oysters. Incredibly slow getting a dozen out though. Maybe we shouldn't have ordered the MA oysters? We have been told twice they would be up shortly.
  • EatTravelCook
    Great Happy hour, good selection raw bar, buffalo shrimp is different take on standard, Amy behind the bar is excellent.
  • Katy J.
    Katy JacobsAugust 9, 2013
    Best happy hour in Rehoboth, but get here a little before 3 if you want a seat!
  • Fernando M.
    Fernando MSeptember 17, 2013
    Might be one of the best restaurants we've ever been in the US. The lobster rolls and the Hawaiian spearfish were just unbelievable!
  • Paul C.
    Paul CunninghamDecember 7, 2014
    Nice place. Good lobster roll and shrimp po boy, though the remoulade should have had some spicier. Great beer list.
  • Eric J.
    Eric JawAugust 11, 2014
    Lobster mac and cheese! The lobster were super huge pieces and full of flavor
  • Shawn
    Shawn2 weeks ago
    Happy Hour is a lot of fun, but make sure you get there for when it opens at 3!
  • Dan F.
    Dan FreedmanAugust 10, 2014
    Everything I've eaten has been very good. Great service too. A little too small of a place, though.
  • Eric M.
    Eric MorrisJuly 22, 2015
    Awesome place! Great tap list and great food. Best restaurant in the area.
  • Alexander C.
    Lobster mac n' cheese is a must. Oysters as well. Everything is good!
  • Emily S.
    Emily SchetmanAugust 31, 2014
    Love this place. Best clams I've ever had! Lobster Mac and cheese was awesome too.
  • Christy L.
    Christy LJuly 17, 2012
    Outstanding!! Excellent service. Excellent food. Loved the raw bar & soft shell crabs.
  • Thomas M.
    Thomas McNultyJuly 7, 2012
    Try the Fried Scallops - With Rum Plantain Mash, Jicama-Jalapeño slaw and Bacon Caramel
  • Leslie C.
    Leslie ClesnerMarch 18, 2012
    Great pulled pork if you're not much of a seafood person, yummy slaw and good fries!
  • Katie C.
    Katie CrossDecember 4, 2012
    The lobster Reuben was sent down from heaven for all to enjoy!! Delicious!!!
  • John J.
    John JacksonJune 4, 2011
    The crab legs are absolutely amazing. And it is a necessity to try the beer on cask
  • George N.
    George NeurauterJanuary 1, 2014
    Be careful about giving your friends the pickled in cloves jalapeño from the awesome bloody mary.
  • Joe M.
    Joe MitchellAugust 17, 2013
    The po boys are awesome. Love the clams and ratatouille as well!
  • Jacques G.
    Jacques GilsonAugust 1, 2011
    Wonderful burger and try the Katana Bay Oysters if they have them available.
  • Michael V.
    Michael VJuly 27, 2011
    Also try the blackened Sheepshead (or whatever). Excellent. Nick is a really good waiter.
  • Chrissy D.
    Chrissy DelcampoNovember 11, 2011
    Sit at the bar, eat great food and great service! House punch, Craft Beers, and enjoy!!
  • Emily S.
    Consistently our favorite restaurant in Rehoboth! Phenomenal shellfish-- try the potluck!
  • Steph G.
    Steph GravesMarch 28, 2014
    Come hungry, get every course. Even their desserts are incredible.
  • Greg S.
    Greg SkipperMay 11, 2013
    The best, but get here early for Happy Hour, or prepare to eat oysters standing up.
  • Paul P.
    Paul PalmieriAugust 19, 2011
    Amazing raw bar items. Shrimp, oysters, mussels - all great.
  • Max 🐵
    Max 🐵August 7, 2015
    Stuffy atmosphere. Too busy to seat one person. Can't take oysters to go for 'health reasons'?
  • Monica W.
    Monica WelschJune 18, 2014
    Loved it! Great food, awsome selection of beers
  • Susan P.
    Susan PomerantzDecember 1, 2013
    Do an oyster tasting, then have mac and cheese or a lobster roll.
  • Ed G.
    Ed GrandisAugust 17, 2012
    Great way to enjoy Happy Hour any day or dinner too!
  • Dana F.
    Dana FlaxMarch 31, 2013
    Best Bloody Mary of all time? Possible. There's a pickle in it.
  • Cole
    ColeJuly 8, 2011
    Try the ribeye with the truffle mash and side of Mac n cheese
  • Scott R.
    Scott RichardsFebruary 14
    Hands down the best Oyster and Fish House in Rehoboth.Great Oysters!
  • Michael V.
    Michael VJuly 27, 2011
    Great bar and restaurant. Try the oyster sampler.
  • Randy C.
    Randy CurrySeptember 29, 2011
    Crab cakes, fried scallops, halibut and lobster Mac and cheese!
  • CITYPEEK Patti
    CITYPEEK PattiMay 25, 2014
    The seafood chowder is amazing! It's like a crab soup with tons of seafood.
  • Alison D.
    Alison DerrJanuary 3, 2015
    Eric is the best bartender! Happy hour buffalo shrimp is great!
  • jenrandall
    jenrandallSeptember 7, 2014
    Eric's secret cocktail is better than the house punch! ;)
  • Marcia C.
    Marcia ChuppMarch 7, 2015
    Lobster sandwich with horseradish rutabaga was awesome!
  • Steve P.
    Steve PJuly 25, 2015
    Great beer. Great food. Great people.
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