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Bethany Oyster House

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$$ - $$$
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210B Garfield Pkwy, Bethany Beach, DE 19930-7708
+1 302-537-4700
Thu - Sun 12:00 - 00:00
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Butler, Pennsylvania
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100 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Vacationed in the area and were visiting Bethany Beach. Suffered through torrential downpours for a couple of days, and could only find a few restaurants that were open. I am not a "seafood" person, although my husband is, so this particular restaurant would not have been my first choice. Be that as it may, I was hungry, so in we... More 

Thank Mimi010310
Easton, Maryland
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

We went for the Happy Hour oysters ($1 each from 2pm-5pm). Sounded like a good deal. First, even though it was "happy hour", drinks were all full-price. Waitress was confused about price of oysters and at first told us they were $2 each. We each got a dozen local oysters. I have NEVER seen such tiny oysters before. The oysters... More 

Thank PhyllisM0523
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

This is connected to the Blue Crab and can get food from either of their menus. Had the local bourbon point oysters which were really fresh and tasty. Muscles, steamers and friend calamari were average but the cream of crab soup is a must. The blue crab is kid friendly as well. If you are looking for a quieter atmosphere,... More 

Thank Mjdom77
Bath, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

get their from 2-5pm and oysters half price also good appetizers such as calamari and seared tuna with seaweed salad

Thank robertjmillett
Baltimore, Maryland
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016

I browsed a good dozen Bethany Beach restaurants on Trip Advisor in preparation for our "night out." We actually went in to the entrance of Blue Crab Restaurant. The hostess asked if we had come specifically for crabs, which we had not. As a result, she explained, she would seat us in the Bethany Oyster House side of the building.... More 

Thank _marianne_reichelt03
Richboro, Pennsylvania
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191 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2016

We came here because of a long wait at the Crab House next door. They share some of the same menu items, but you can't get steamed crabs at the Oyster House. The fried oysters were really delicious, and so were the hushpuppies. Portions were generous too. The non-seafood eater in our group enjoyed a filet mignon.

Thank Nan5049
Westfield, Massachusetts
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 April 2016 via mobile

We headed out on foot thinking we would just wander around and find a place to eat. It was quite cold last night and raining so we found this place open and warm. Upon entering I immediately noticed it smelled clean not chemicals but clean. We had the mussels, catch of the day, and filet mignon. The filet and mussels... More 

Thank jbcb09
Ocean View, Delaware
2 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 April 2016

We did not order seafood and therefor our meals were very average. Bread was frozen, French fries were frozen and salads were not fresh. A big disappointment!!

Thank cindy s
Ocean View, Delaware
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2015

We love going there for the oysters at happy hour. They have excellent oysters from local to oysters from the colder climates which is the kind we prefer. Those oysters sell out pretty quickly and their happy hour ends at 5pm, at least an hour earlier than any other place. So if you want oysters from colder climates, you need... More 

Thank Ilmsp
Bel Air, Maryland
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53 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2015

Very surprised by the food and the great service!! We had a great time an Gordy is the best server ever!!

Thank CM V

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Seafood, American
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Seating, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Open Hours
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 210B Garfield Pkwy, Bethany Beach, DE 19930-7708
  • Location: United States  >  Delaware (DE)  >  Bethany Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 302-537-4700

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?