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Back Porch Cafe

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59 Rehoboth Ave, Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971-2119
+1 302-227-3674
11:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
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Millsboro, Delaware
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121 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

My daughter treated me to a belated Mother's Day brunch here on Memorial Day weekend. Cute rustic atmosphere. We ate in the courtyard in the back, which seats about 20-25 people. Relaxed pace and delicious food, especially the fresh scones!

Thank Lori H
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My husband and I and a friend of ours had brunch here on Sunday may 21st. We had a reservation but when we got there we decided to sit at the cozy bar instead. Bee was our bartender and he was very nice but I felt that he could have interacted with us a bit more. All that being said... More 

Thank LauraghKathleen
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44 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a charming cottage type feel restaurant. Cozy bar area. Outdoor seating in the back too is great. This is the best meal in town in terms of quality and is definitely for foodie types. Unique salads, appetizers, and main entrees from more conservative meats to eclectic items. Unbelievable desserts including a flaming (alcoholic) coffee. To die for. Our... More 

Thank GlobetrottingGurl
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Always a go to spot for lunch and dinner. Good wine list and gourmet food. The limited menu which changes daily if not often could put some off but has always been delicious with excellent service and attention to detail.

Thank jeglum
Sacramento, California
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place is very charming, has great bakery, breakfast and lunch menu. Everything is fresh and tasty. They will also do gluten free stuff if you ask.

Thank yilyil
Arlington, Virginia, USA
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278 reviews
163 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

They finally opened on weekends at the beginning of this season--and I jumped at the chance at more Haut Cuisine. The downside was that the chef was not interested in substitutions--which makes it tough when you're allergic to gluten and dairy (not to mention broccoli). This limited my choices to three. I ended up getting the halibut--but medium not the... More 

Thank Neal P
Rehoboth Beach, Delaware
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 April 2017

The Back Porch is by far the best restaurant in town. It's been in Rehoboth for decades, with mostly the same owners. All the menus are fantastic--brunch, lunch, afternoon snack and dinner. The staff, most of whom have worked there for many years, is so friendly and efficient. The food is amazing, as are the drinks! Their homemade ginger beer... More 

2 Thank MW117C
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

We dropped in with friend of ours who suggested we all try the famous "flaming coffee" as a night cap after dinner. We stopped by around 9pm. The place looked as though they were settling down for the night but that didn't stop them from putting on a flaming light show for us. It was all about the way the... More 

1 Thank Aleddie717
Allentown, Pennsylvania
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546 reviews
301 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 281 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 November 2016 via mobile

My companion and I recently had Saturday night dinner at this restaurant. We enjoyed a wonderful meal and starting by sharing the appetizer of scallops, lentils and salmon roe. The scallops were well seared and meaty, the lentils firm and tasty and the roe had a superb briny flavor. For entrees I had the pan seared halibut that was fantastic.... More 

Thank travellerfromatown
A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

We visited for Brunch last Sunday. Eggs Benedict and seared scallops. Amazing. This is the best brunch in Rehoboth Beach year in and year out. A must go for great food and wine.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 59 Rehoboth Ave, Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971-2119
  • Location: United States  >  Delaware (DE)  >  Rehoboth Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 302-227-3674
You will have no trouble finding the restaurant since it has been in business over 40 years. It is a "fine dining" experience for both lunch and dinner. The wine list is extensive. The cooking is flavorful, creative and thoroughly enjoyable. Please include this in your listings.

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