1776 Steakhouse
1776 Steakhouse

1776 Steakhouse

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.1776steakhouse.net/index.html
  • Phone: 3026459355
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:30am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Takeout, Wine

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  • Parking: Public Lot
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1776 Steakhouse reviews from OpenTable diners
79 reviews since May 20, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.4
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (49)romantic (36)neighborhood gem (33)good for groups (22)fit for foodies (21)notable wine list (15)great for lunch (9)vibrant bar scene (6)kid-friendly (5)hot spot (3)late-night find (2)great for brunch (2)Show More
  • Late seating, great meal!
    Dan1
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    This is the ultimate restaurant if you want a delicious meal with a great bar. The restaurant took in many non reservations on Saturday night, so our reservation was not honored but 35 minutes late. The manager gave us great appetizers for free, the bar is world class, the aged beef spectacular and the six of us had a wonderful time celebrating two birthdays. You will not find a better steak in Lewes/Rehoboth Beach.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Steakhouse
    Stout1
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    One of the best steaks I have ever had (steak 1776). Server was very attentive and informative regarding the menu. The seafood items were of good quality and very fresh. I would highly recommend this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • oldmanphysicist
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    Disappointed, had dinner here once before and it was very good. This time my bone in filet was very poor. Black ravioli was good, service was excellent. Main dish was just not a good piece of meat.
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  • all around disappointment
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Having heard good things about 1776, we were eager to try dining here....well, we knew as soon as we walked in, it was not what we expected. Decor looks it was last updated in 1976, server was good but the food quality was not deserving of such fees Delmonico steak was adequate, lamb was too tough to eat, wild salmon tasted like frozen farm raised....sides looked and tasted like frozen and mass produced
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  • Good Steaks Cooked Right
    6schooner
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    This restaurant was a very pleasant surprise in a beach touristy area. Three of us had steak--three different cuts--and all were cooked perfectly and were delicious. The cuts are all very generously portioned. My crab and lobster soup starter was wonderful. One of us had the fish special--grilled rockfish--and said it was outstanding. It certainly looked like a beautiful plate the way the fish was presented. The waiter was superb, very experienced and appropriately attentive. The pace of service was excellent. We stayed after the meal telling stories for awhile and were not rushed. While we could talk fine, the background noise of sound band playing at the bar or in another room didn't help the atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    1776 food was very good, service excellent. Could not really fit any description above to this restaurant. Ambiance only fair. Parking poor gbecause of a movie house next door.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 1776 is worth visiting
    Foodie
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    It is easy to miss as it is in a small mall on route one, but don't let that influence you. Once you walk inside, the ambiance is very nice. The service was exceptional, and the food is very, very good. I highly recommend it to those who would like a special occasion.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A Let Down
    DE1234
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    I had been looking forward to trying out 1776 but it was a let down. the steaks were ok but covered in way to much pepper. No choice of sides, menu listed chefs choice, it came with mashed potatoes which were not good at all and summer squash half was under cooked and the other half was over cooked. Our dessert was burnt. Will not be coming back.
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  • phil
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    This is still a great placde for steak, all beef, and fish
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic!
    cld1450
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    My sister and I went here looking for a good steak dinner and we were not disappointed. We had the baked brie puff pastry and scallop chips for appetizers and both were delicious! For an entree we both ordered the fillet mignon trio. Best steak I have had! The cheesecake was just as fabulous!! I highly recommend this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always pleased
    disappointedVIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    My husband and I dined here last Friday and the meal was wonderful. We split a salad which was large enough for both of us and the dressing was very light, not overpowering. I ordered the filet, medium rare. It was prepared exactly as ordered and slightly char broiled to perfection. It was extremely tender and flavorful. My husband ordered the barrel and his was also prepared to perfection. We both ordered dessert, the chocolate cake and the apple tart with ice cream. Fabulous. Large portions, enough to take some home for the next day. We'll be back soon!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very Nice !
    steel274
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Atmosphere was great! Even though my group thought we were under dressed, we didn't feel uncomfortable. Live entertainment was nice and service exceptional. I don't think my water glass ever went empty. The main part was the food. ... One word.. Excellent
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great steak house
    BackbayBob
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    1776 is always a great meal, good service and the wait staff are very knowledgeable of the products they serve.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Absolutely Amazing
    DontezCollins
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    The customer service here is what makes this restaurant better than any restaurant I've been to and I've traveled to many up scale restaurants but 1776 is by far the best. The waiters/waitresses are caring, personal and attend to your every need while being polite and respectful with a smile on their face. The owner is very down to earth yet professional who has taken care of me and my wife like we were best friends over years. The background live jazz music is so relaxing and creates the perfect mood for a romantic evening. And the food, is to die for! This place is awesome if you haven't ate here, you haven't really enjoyed a great meal!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food
    Thom
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    1776 is one of our favorite restaurants in Rehoboth Beach. Great food, service, and ambience all combined to create a fine dining experience. A nice wine list complements the excellent entrees! Nice desserts finish off the evening meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Fantastic! Enough said...this restaurant is a must visit for all visitors and locals alike. Food as well as service are unparalleled. Every visit, we walk away happier than the last! Fabulous restaurant, a don't miss!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • JudypieVIP
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    An unexpected crowd did not diminish the fine service we received. The NY strip was done perfectly (rare), send asparagus and chips were good. Bread would have been a welcome addition.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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  • Super Surf & Turf
    Smurfy
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    My family and I try to come here every year. The food is just outstanding and the service is very friendly and helpful.
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  • Tim is the best!
    2girlsandaguy
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    The food was really good, and if you are lucky enough to get Tim as your server, please take his recommendations for what to eat. He will not steer you wrong.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Best Experience This Week
    DiningGuy
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    We had a party of seven and everyone enjoyed their meal at 1776. The owner/manager's beer discussions with our son and a wonderful waitress, Kalina, combined with outstanding menu items made this our favorite restaurant again this year. Everyone had something different from the menu, we shared and enjoyed every bite. Reward yourself and do not miss this wonderful restaurant.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • excellent beef dishes
    Marsh
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    the display of the different cuts of beefs was very enjoyable and helpful. I called at the last minute to advise them of a birthday in our group, which I noted on the online reservation. They suggested a cake and asked for my preference. I wonderful chocolate cake with the birthday name written on it appeared for dessert. The service was very good, overall a wonderful evening for the 7 of us (2 kids).
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • An unexpected gem
    DCWineLoverVIP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Don't let the shopping center location fool you! This top-quality steakhouse would fit in well with DC or Baltimore restaurant scene, and the prices were less-than expected, too, even for Rehoboth prices! Service was attentive (but not "hover-y), amazing selection of cuts and seafood, and the jazz's volume was perfectly suited for the ambiance. Although I was happy with the wine list (and all well-priced!), it definitely could have had a bit more "umpf" in mid-priced French, Italian and California selection, perhaps even one tier up for those "really" special occasions! It wouldn't be bad to include VA, Maryland and Delaware wines as well! We've already recommended it to friends visiting in September, and we'll definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect Dinner
    PASteaklover
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    While my family and I were vacationing in Bethany Beach, we searched for a really nice steakhouse for my daughter's 17th birthday. We decided on 1776 Steakhouse, even though it was in Rehoboth. We also wanted a place where we could dress up a little bit. We pulled up and felt a little awkward walking across the strip mall parking lot, but all of our fears were gone when we stepped inside. The restaurant is beautiful and classy. Our waitress was wonderful and fun. Although the menu is loaded with great choices, my 13 year old son asked for a burger and a lunch menu was immediately made available to him. My choice of Steak 1776, a filet with crab imperial and asparagus served over mashers, was amazing! Alcoholic drinks were good quality too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Diamond in the rough
    Jasean12
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    It is located by an old movie theater, at first glance it looks like an store front eaterie. To our surprise and satisfication it was a wonderful dining experience! It is on the do list we we go back next year!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Steak House
    RichVIP
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    1776 is a real find tucked away in a shopping center near the Midway theaters. Steak selection is excellent; service is very attentive and well versed on the menu; and the ambience is very nice.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Top-Notch Steak House
    greenick
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    Steaks are very high-quality, and cooked perfectly to order. Lobster crab bisque is the best I've had anywhere.
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    neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Meh
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    The service and appetizer were great (we had baked brie), but my steak was pretty lousy. I ordered the 'Barrel' done Medium Well - the outside was charred and the inside was bright pink. You could barely cut it with a knife without putting some decent force behind it. My husband had the Surf and Turf (Crap cakes and Sirloin) and his steak was able to be cut with a fork, no knife needed. Since my steak was apparently cut from the center part of a Ribeye, I was surprised that mine was so tough and I contribute it to not being cooked correctly. All and all, I doubt we'd be back.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food and quality are consistent
    MakingReservationsVIP
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    We have been dining at this restaurant for many years. We find that there are always options for everyone. It is known for it's quality of meat and never let's us down. It's become a "go to" place for our family. Don't be turned away by the fact that it is in a shopping center with a movie theater. Give it a try! You will return. And, they take reservations (which is rare at the beach)!
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    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Worth a stop in!
    NCWill
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    From the food to the entire staff this was a very pleasant experience! We will definitely go back!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mostly red meat, well cooked
    Prospero
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    Definitely for meat eaters. Steaks were cooked precisely. Crab cakes always good. Sides and salads good. Too much food for desert. On the pricey side, but quality warrants cost. Service attentive and friendly. Restaurant itself could use a facelift.
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  • Everything was excellent.
    SandyVIP
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    We each had steaks one filet and one barrel cut. Both were perfectly prepared. Service was excellent. This is a great place for a quiet family dinner or a romantic evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food great, Service not so much
    beachlove
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Our server was horrible. I don't know if it was his first day or what was going on, but he definitely was clueless with what he was to be doing. I think he must have been overwhelmed or something because he just couldn't manage to get it together. He was lacking in just about everything that a server is required to do as a part of services. The other staff had to pick up the ball because he was constantly dropping it. It just didn't seem like we were of any importance to him that evening. On a better note, the hostess was lovely! She was most accommodating and wonderful! The food was good and especially the salads so, thank you to the chefs!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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  • Steakhouse Near Movies
    Zachster
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    Our service was spot on. The entrees ordered were as advertised. Its a steakhouse so its a tad pricey for a beach community but its consistently good and located next to the multiplex movie theater between Rehoboth and Lewes.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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  • Ignore the strip mall
    Matt
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    Despite a suspect location and dubious interior decoration the place is on the higher end of the offerings in and around Lewes. The beer list is better than the wine list, though the servers have varying levels of understanding. Appetizers run the gamut from delicious (black ravioli) to ok baked escargot), to inventive (scallop chips). Entrees that circle around steak are among the better options and preparation is more often than not as requested. There's a clear bent towards French preparation, with varying success, but whatever you order, the spinach is worth adding. Deserts aren't exactly an afterthought, but seem to have gotten less attention than everything else.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Steakhouse
    jbandKC
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    We love this place, never been disappointed, food very good, service great, best steakhouse in the Rehoboth Beach area. Entertainment a plus too!!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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  • delicious steak
    sissy13
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Best steak and prime rib. Service is great too.I would recommend to all how love meat.
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    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We'll be back
    LennyVIP
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    We ate there to see Bryan Clark perform. But we truly enjoyed the meal. We had not eaten there before but will definitely include it as a must stop for dinner during future trips to Rehoboth Beach.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Steak
    mykidzrdogs
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    The food and service were top notch.!!!!!!!! They had an entertainer / singer that night ..he was very good. The crowd tends to lean to the retired . The atmosphere could use an upgrade. Maybe if they did that they would attract a more diverse group of people.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A little disappointing
    Boys4dinner
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    The service was great as usual. The steaks were a little disappointing. They were good but not as good as previous visits. Three at our table had the porterhouse and their comments were "not as good as they remembered". Good wine selection.
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    special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent evening.
    Carol
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    Excellent meal. Restaurant easy to get to with plenty of parking. Take reservations so great for a busy beach weekend.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate