Henlopen City Oyster House

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Type: Bar, Eatery

50 Wilmington Ave
Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, 19971-2217
United States

(302) 260-9193 | map

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Added by DIPAbrewer on 06-27-2010

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Ratings: 31 |  Reviews: 17
Photo of alexsergio
4.5/5  rDev -1.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

Photo of BillRoth
4.54/5  rDev -0.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.75

Been wanting to check out HCOH for some time and finally had chance. Had heard great things, and happy to say all we’ll deserved. Great place and people. Oysters re: high quality selection, variety of taste, quality, prep and serving were all excellent.
Beer draft list was short... @ 8 with a cask. But excellent choices/variety...Belgian De le Senne; Hopslam; Praire Christmas Bomb; Monks Cafe sour, local Revelation IPA on cask. Bottle special if the day was an Amager Collab. Bottle menu had an exceptional span ... 100+ choices with many Bombers; some special treats.
Great food but clearly a Beer geek oasis.

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Photo of dbl_delta
4.35/5  rDev -4.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.75

I like beer and I like oysters. If you're like me, this is the place to visit. An excellent selection of oysters (my favorites thus far are Katama Bay, Fiddlers Cove and Salt Pond. Oh, yeah - they have a great selection of beers, too: I had a Green Flash West Coast IPA, but there were some intriguing selections from Weyerbacher, Dewey, North Coast, Sierra Nevada, Left Hand....so just go there, eat the food, and have faith that there wil be something beer-wise that you'll be interested in.

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Photo of brentblack1
4.89/5  rDev +7.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 5

Photo of VABA
4/5  rDev -12.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

The brewery is located on the main highway. We visited during a summer vacation in the middle of the week during the day, but the experience was just okay.

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Photo of mvanaskie13
4.38/5  rDev -3.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of ChipChaight
4.15/5  rDev -9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of Sad_Larry
5/5  rDev +9.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Nothing bad I can say about this place. The food was outstanding, and the beer selection was the best I'd seen during my trip to Rehoboth. Raw bar was great, and the seafood was super fresh. Service was very good, as well. Definitely will be going there again in the future!

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Photo of cmpqse
4.23/5  rDev -7.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Photo of JonathannRobert
4.95/5  rDev +8.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Best beer offerings in downtown Rehoboth, and excellent food as well.

Bottle prices are relatively reasonable - had a 3f oude kriek and allagash nancy at nearly $20 a bottle. Food was incredible, but the standout for the area was definitely the beer assortment.

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Photo of dsshuck
4.83/5  rDev +5.9%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

Photo of Gajo74
4.5/5  rDev -1.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.25

Photo of pwoody11
4.75/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of seanchai
4.75/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of tommyguz
4/5  rDev -12.3%

Photo of kpteabo
4.75/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of Jason
4.5/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of JMFP
4/5  rDev -12.3%

Photo of IPAchris
5/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of Smakawhat
4.38/5  rDev -3.9%
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.

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Photo of Hophead101
4.66/5  rDev +2.2%
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.

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Photo of RocketFrogDavid
4.95/5  rDev +8.6%
vibe: 4.5 | 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.

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Photo of rhartogsq
4.65/5  rDev +2%
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.

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Photo of thain709
4.22/5  rDev -7.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5

This review is based on a Saturday night visit with FooFaa and his wife.

The place was packed and happening for 8:00 on Saturday. There are a few tables and a few seats at the bar. The hostess greeted us as we walked in and we went to the bar. Lining the wall right ahead of the front door were bottles upon bottles of beer and wine. We were able to grab three seats at the bar. It took about eight minutes for one of the bartenders to get to us.

Their draft selection is written on a chalk board and it's also visible from the big, front windows. They have eight taps and one hand pull. There was a porter on cask and the draft line up consisted of Evolution Lot 3 IPA, Saison DuPont, Peche Mortel, Troegs Sunshine Pils...wow that's all I can remember (my bad!). The bottle selection is also top notch. Cantillon, Jolly Pumpkin, and Laughing Dog were three bottles that stood out as soon as we walked in.

We were just meeting up and grabbing a quick pint. I'm rating the value as reasonable because we were at the beach. Most drafts are around $6 and that's normal for me. We didn't have any food this time, but FooFaa and his wife hit it up for dinner later in the week and they said it was delicious.

I never would have expected to find this on the first floor of a condo building, but it lives up to it's ratings. Small on the inside, so it does get busy quick. But their tap list and bottle list sure make up for the size. A great stop that is a deadly combination with DogFish just up the street.

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Photo of dlj
4.95/5  rDev +8.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

Stopped in over the Fourth of July weekend twice and I wish I didn't have to go home. The happy hour food specials were delicious. For a small place, the tap list is first class and their bottle list is top notch. The cask list varies on a regular basis. While there, 2 of the taps changed. They had YARDS ESA on cask.

As good as the beer list and food was, the service and atmosphere were even better. By the second night I felt I was one of the regulars. The staff was attentive and professional and the owner was engaged and very easy to talk to. I only wish the place wasn't so far away from my home

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Henlopen City Oyster House in Rehoboth Beach, DE
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