Henlopen City Oyster House
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Taps: 9 / Bottles: 25
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: N
Ratings: 18 | Reviews: 12 | Display Reviews Only:
4.38/5 rDev -4.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5 | $$$
I am going to focus this review not on the restaurant or the food (I could but it would be lengthy) but instead on the beer. I will say hands down in the numerous years I've been coming to Rehoboth, this is without question the best served food in the area (way better than Blue Moon).
The beer menu here is very extensive for dining. There are about 8-12 taps, and they vary in variety tremendously. Finding Allagash Curieux on tap here was a big surprise. Also they offer bottles of numerous Belgians and craft, in both 12 and 22oz sizes, and it practically dwarfs the wine list.
Then to top it all off, they serve the beer in Teku glasses.
I go into Dogfish Head's pub all the time when I visit, but this place is very new, less than 2 years old. There were even 2 restaurants that I went to before in this space before they showed up. This place is now... the beer king of Rehoboth and absolute must stop if you want to have some interesting beer.
Also to make it even better the food is the best I've had in the area, so it's a huge plus. Just go.
09-08-2013 15:30:56 | More by smakawhat
4.66/5 rDev +2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
What an awesome find. This place is well worth the stop. Great atmosphere, great people and great beer (and great oysters from what I hear, over 100 varieties). Besides Dogfish Head, this provides me another strong incentive to visit Rehoboth.
8 beers on tap, 1 beer on cask always which is great. Small selection of draft but carefully thought out and always rotating (which is the way I like it). They have a bottle list of about 60 or so beers (again, carefully thought out) as well as a separate 'cellar list' of about 30 bottles. They also serve in proper glassware which is nice The only small gripe is a very small bar area (seats maybe 10 at the bar packed in). But you make it work.
Can't speak highly enough about this place. A short walk from the boardwalk and worth seeking out.
06-16-2012 14:42:08 | More by Hophead101
4.9/5 rDev +7.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5 | $$$
I've been here a few time and would go back any chance I get. This is a great use of a spot that has seen some failed restaurants, but based on the crowd on a Saturday night in February, this place is not going anywhere. The draft selection is small but well thought out and excellent. Love they have a rotating cask. The service is spot on and friendly. My one knock is that the dining room is small so the waits can be long, and it can be a bit loud, which I don't have a problem with, by my mtoher complains about. The food is outstanding, amazing oyster selection, (try all three oyster shooters). Fresh seafood and top quality all the way around.
03-06-2012 15:11:29 | More by dhartogs
4.65/5 rDev +1.8%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5 | $$$
Finally a winner in this location. The owner really pays attention to beer. The other night I had a 2009 Double Bastard on tap that was aged by the owner. Also available was Hop Rod Rye on cask.
There are about 10 carefully selected taps, and an extensive bottle list.
The food is real good to. The oyster selection is awesome, and most are epic. Other food is good there too.
The bartenders are great and friendly.
I highly recommend this place for beer and food. Minor drawback is that it can get a bit loud in there.
02-20-2012 22:50:03 | More by rhartogsq
Henlopen City Oyster House in Rehoboth Beach, DE
97 out of 100 based on 18 ratings.