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Prime Oceanfront Seating! - Above The Dunes, Rehoboth Beach, DE

Above The Dunes

4.3
4.3
184 Reviews
$30 and under
Seafood
Above The Dunes is the newest Seafood Forward restaurant in Rehoboth Beach. We have everything from a Raw Bar and Lobster Rolls to hamburgers and Flatbreads. The number one spot in Rehoboth to dine with an Ocean View. Its been said we are serving the Best Crab Cakes in Town; All Lump and No filler. Try our Homemade Shrimp Salad or one of our many refreshing garden salads. Perfect for a trip off the beach or a fun relaxing dinner with family or friends. One of the largest selections of Bourbon in town. We have plenty of Wines that pair perfect with our Fresh Salmon or a NY Strip. Get there early to enjoy one of our many Ocean Front seats on the patio or by the window. Happy Hour specials for the early birds at the Bar.

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Seafood, American, Burgers
  • Hours of operation
    Daily 11:00 am–8:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (302) 226-2000
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Catering
    Need a private dining room or to book a large party for a special occasion? Above The Dunes has you covered. Treat your guests to all your favorite ATD dishes and drinks. Do not see something that you need, just ask. We can customize any dish to fit your needs. We do all the work so you can have a great time celebrating your special occasion.
  • Private party facilities
    60 Seat Bar Area. 150 Person Seated Open dining area. Oceanfront Views from every table.
  • Neighborhood
    Rehoboth Beach
  • Cross street
    Wilmington Ave
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Wine

What 184 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.3
4.3 based on all time ratings
  • 4.1Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

184 Reviews
  1. StephenM

    New York City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 28, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    A great spot for a drink or a meal. A nice view, ,funny waiter, we'll be going back.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 28, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    It was a great birthday celebration.

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  3. vincef

    New York City

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on September 28, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The host was very friendly/welcoming. We asked for an outside table but when we went out, the wind was too strong. We went back in and the host sat us immediately in the DR. Our server was very good. Food was very good and it was a pleasant lunch. When we were walking out another person behind the host desk asked how everything was and wished us a good day after thanking us for coming in.

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  4. ThomasB

    Philadelphia

    11 reviews

    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on September 26, 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    It was ok but I wouldn’t go back

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    8 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    This was not a great experience tonight. We waited over 45 minutes for our dinner. You could tell the meal had sat under the beat lamps for some time as most of our meal was cool to cold and my chicken tenders were extremely dry. The waiter blamed it on the kitchen but we had also seen other meals come out at the normal quick pace. Ours must have set under heat lamps for quite some time.

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  6. AlexandraK

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The view is like nothing I’ve ever seen in RB. We will be back! My husband didn’t enjoy either his burger or their waffle fries because it was all too “seasoned” so I hope they’ll eventually add regular fries to their offerings. Kids menu was great. We all had a lovely time and had a lovely server.

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  7. ElaineR

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    View and location are perfect. Food not so much. Crab dip was too salty to eat. My husband had the steak which was tough and unseasoned. The side vegs were cold. I had the jerk chicken which was good. The tap system was down so no draft beer. Maybe it was just a bad night? Unfortunately we won’t try again as there are so many great places to eat in the area.

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  8. karens

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Our waitress T was the worst waitress I have ever experienced. She rushed us, she gave us the feeling that we were inconveniencing her that we were at the restaurant . Her long fingernails were a turn off in the food industry . She needs to find another job!! The vegetables were overcooked, they did not serve our food all together!! Worst experience ever. The best thing was the view!!! Will never go back!!

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  9. MacDuff

    Baltimore

    11 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great views

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  10. Erika

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I wish I could recall our servers name but he was wonderful!! From start to finish a wonderful experience. Recommended x 10!!!

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  11. PamH

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    This was our first time to your restaurant. The atmosphere and service was fine. Food could have been better. One person in our party ordered the chicken bowl and was really disappointed the pineapple was canned and not fresh. The crab dip flat bread did not taste like it was made with fresh crab - a little too fishy tasting. We did not go to the bar but the atmosphere there looked fun and would be a good place to go for a happy hour.

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  12. ExperiencedGlobalDiner

    Washington DC

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    EXCELLENT CUSTOMER SERVICE! The entire team, especially Madison and Morgan are outstanding! They make you feel like you belong and are happy to help you. They are excellent!! The food is great!

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best dinner in our week long vacation. Service was excellent. Views amazing and food was wonderful. Try their Mule drinks.

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  14. MacDuff

    Baltimore

    11 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on September 12, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful views, food was v good as well

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  15. KenG

    Philadelphia

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 12, 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    I would not call the highest noise level energetic. I would describe it as annoying. The hostess was clueless to Open Table preferences. We indicated it was our anniversary dinner and she put us right next to a long table that came in right after us that seated about 20 people when there were plenty of other tables further away. She then went on to seat other guests right next to the large LOUD group when it was not necessary. Our waitress did move us further away but she moved on to be run ragged with the influx of diners. Our food came out quickly but we waited way to long to finally pay & leave. The food overall was good. I’m sure the actual wait staff were trying the best they could.

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  16. AliceR

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Staff did a great job making sure our nieces birthday was special.

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was amazing as usual

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  18. CathieW

    Baltimore

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good food and friendly staff. Loved sitting outside facing the ocean.

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  19. tracer

    New York City

    27 reviews

    4.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Vacation started tonight with tasty Crushes and calamari that was sooo fresh prepared with just a little spice. I had the blackened shrimp tacos with amazingly perfectly crispy waffle fries and my husband had blacked mahi-mahi tacos with aforementioned fries. Both varieties of tacos were the right blends of protein and spice. Unfortunately we did not get dessert. Btw A shout out to waitress Kathy(from Philly) who was funny and personable. Go while it is light outside because the view is amazing!!

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  20. Markchristian

    Philadelphia

    21 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    First of all, I have to say that the food was very good. We order the Watermelon Mule and they were delicious. We ordered the Brussel Sprouts as an appetizer and they were very good. They were flash fried, so they had a delightful crunch combined with the very tasty bacon dressing. My husband ordered the fish and chips and he raved about it. The fish was perfectly done. Very crisp, (but not greasy) and very flavorful and flaky on the inside. I order the grilled Mahi Mahi tacos, and they were also very good. The issue we had was with the service and the timing of the food delivered to the table. Our drinks arrived quickly after we placed our order. Before we had a chance to sip them leisurely, our Brussel Sprouts appeitizer arrived. That would be OK, if not for the fact that our entrees arrived no more than 5 minutes after our appetizer arrived. So we ended up having all these plates and drinks jammed on our table. When I mentioned to the server that I would have preferred that the delivery of the entrees be spaced out a bit, his response was "Our kitchen is very efficient". I thought that was a completely clueless response. In addition, the woman hostess who seated us acted as if she wanted to be anywhere but in that restaurant. She never smiled and barley spoke a word. When we left, she never looked up from her little podium and never said a word to us. The bottom line is that the food here is really good, but the inept service really soured the dining experience.

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a wonderful time! Fantastic view, service was quick and friendly.

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  22. MarkM

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had lunch and all the food we ordered was really delicious. The view is great overlooking the boardwalk and ocean. I would love to come back when it is a little cooler and all of the big sliding glass doors are open to the sea breeze. Our server was very attentive.

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 1
    The food was mediocre at best, the appetizers and dinner arrived at the same time, one cocktail (vodka gimlet) was not made right, and we had to ask for horseradish for the oysters, which should have been included. Very disappointing. Would not recommend.

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  24. JimL

    Philadelphia

    29 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    it's a VERY casual beach place. I would go back but dress in beach clothes VS casual dinning. Our server Chuck was awesome and made all of the difference!

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  25. Brian

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had an amazing long lunch last Sunday. The ambiance and the view are simply stunning. We had interesting cocktails and Prosecco with the perfectly prepared fried calamari, and then some wine with the Spinach and Goat Cheese flatbread. The best thing of all, though was Kathy who took care of us like we'd been best friends forever. Strongly recommend checking out Above the Dunes the next time you need a new restaurant to try in Rehoboth Beach, DE!

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    The Noise level is off the chart as hard surfaces on floor, walls and ceiling contribute. Staff is overwhelmed with appetizers not showing up nor could we find our waitress for 15 min. One of the six dinners not show up for 14 mi utes so cold food for five while we waited and waited.

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  27. Turelltablefor4

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Felt like a 50s throw back restaurant at a theme park.

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great service and menu!

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  29. BARZ

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Outdoor dining set up was grand! Food was excellent and the view of the shoreline is one that never gets old!

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    43 reviews

    4.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was delicious! My husband and I each had the salad w/ berries and topped it w/ grilled chicken. Chicken was grilled perfectly and the greens/berries/blue cheese all fresh and crisp balanced w/ a nice citrus dressing. Our table shared the flatbread w/ caramelized onions and it was loaded and excellent. We noticed the drinks were priced fairly, considering other local restaurants. Service was very good. The atmosphere is bright, pleasant and beachy with the aqua accents. Our issue was it was too bright for night time relaxed “dining”. It was feeling a bit cafeteriaish. We asked, but no dimmer. Also, b/c of the bright inside, we could have been anywhere, as you could not see outside and the doors were closed. O’bie’s is open air, and I feel Dunes should take advantage of their position, by opening the doors for the breeze and surf. Maybe a parameter rule on humidity and temperature. They also have a large, beautiful bar. If they are going to remain open through the fall, bigger TVs, which would fit the wall would be in order for football/sports watching.

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 30, 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    I’ve had better cafeteria food. The tweens liked it ok. Others seemed to like their meals but I was underwhelmed for the price.

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  32. ACfromDC

    Washington DC

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on August 29, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful place! If you’re at the beach and want a beautiful view of the ocean while you eat… This is the place! And the food was delicious!!

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Afternoon lunch with friends. Each person ordered something different and all were very satisfied. Would visit again.

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Nice setting. Food was mediocre and overpriced. Good service.

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Nice menu selection that I will want to go back to. Waitress very polite. We ordered bowls and they were tasty, healthy ingredients and good size portions. Ate outside on the terrace...best view of the boardwalk and beach! Indoors was pretty noisy.

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  37. Chuckie4

    Tampa

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was adequate not great. View of the beach was excellent… Menu for lunch was good. Raw fish bar was a bit pricey. Service was fine…

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  38. DANC

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    First time dining here. Service definitely wasn’t great. If staffing shortage is to blame, then they need to do a better job controlling the number of parties each server has at once. Food was OK overall. Out of our party of 6, half of us were pleased with our entrees. There are definitely better choices in Rehoboth, but if you go here, you are primarily choosing it for the location and views.

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  39. Sugar

    Philadelphia

    33 reviews

    1.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    I did not enjoy the food. Fried shrimp are one of my favorite foods. They are not lightly breaded. My fries looked like they were refried. I will NEVER eat there again. The place looks beautiful.

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  40. JasonC

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Great location! Limited menu but the items we ordered were quite good. The Mahi tacos were delicious. I am so glad that this premium space is no longer the Green Turtle. Vast improvement and nice decor.

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Above The Dunes offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (302) 226-2000.

Above The Dunes is rated 4.3 stars by 184 OpenTable diners.

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Google Map for Above The Dunes

101 S Boardwalk, Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971-2931

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Wilmington Ave
  • Neighborhood
    Rehoboth Beach
  • Hours of operation
    Daily 11:00 am–8:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Seafood, American, Burgers
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Wine
  • Phone number
    (302) 226-2000
  • Catering
    Need a private dining room or to book a large party for a special occasion? Above The Dunes has you covered. Treat your guests to all your favorite ATD dishes and drinks. Do not see something that you need, just ask. We can customize any dish to fit your needs. We do all the work so you can have a great time celebrating your special occasion.
  • Private party facilities
    60 Seat Bar Area. 150 Person Seated Open dining area. Oceanfront Views from every table.
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