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About Blackwall Hitch - Rehoboth

A dining experience blending the area’s finest in tastes & talents, Blackwall Hitch is a coastally inspired concept that creates a local connection. Here you’ll find seasonally driven and locally sourced food and spirits, great local music and the area’s friendliest staff and patrons. With each visit as you take in the local flavor, we guarantee you’ll be hook in no time. Get hooked on the flavor.

52 Rehoboth Ave
Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, Seafood

Hours of Operation:
Monday-Thursday: 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday & Saturday:12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Sunday: 10:00 am - 10:00 pm

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard

Phone Number:
(302) 226-0550

Website:
http://theblackwallhitch.com/rehoboth/

Entertainment:
Live music Saturday evenings and Sunday Jazz brunch with live jazz.

Executive Chef:
Chef Ross Thompson

Additional:
Bar Dining, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Monthly Inside the Glass Dinners, 4 course menu paired with four glasses of wine. Check our website for upcoming dates & menus.

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Details
Sun 10:00AM - 2:00PM 4:00PM - 9:00PM

Mon - Sat 12:00PM - 2:00PM 4:00PM - 9:00PM

Blackwall Hitch - Rehoboth Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.2

service

4.0

ambience

4.0

value

3.8

Noise

Moderate

77% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (15)
Bar Seating (13)
Good for Birthdays (11)
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Cozy (10)
Creative Cuisine (10)
Good for a Date (9)
Special Occasion (9)
Fit for Foodies (8)
Good for Anniversaries (7)
Handcrafted Cocktails (7)
Vibrant Bar Scene (7)
Good for Groups (7)
Quiet Conversation (6)
Neighborhood Gem (5)
Great for Brunch (4)
Fun (4)
Happy Hour (4)
Hot Spot (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Worth the Drive (4)
Authentic (3)
Comfort Food (3)
Live Sports (3)
Great for Lunch (3)
Romantic (3)
Business Meals (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Great Beer (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
People Watching (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Healthy (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 2 days ago

The shrimp and grits entree with andouille sausage had awesome ingredients but was a bit too spicy, and I’m not a ninny about spiciness. My daughter really enjoyed her scallop dish and felt it was cooked to perfection. The pineapple skillet cake for dessert was very good and totally shareable.
The ambience in the restaurant was extremely nice with a definite big city flair. There was also a wonderful soundtrack playing.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating, Happy Hour
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined 2 days ago

Wish they would serve GF rolls or crackers. Would love to try their Mahi Mahi tacos but I can’t because they serve it with flour tortillas.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 2 days ago

The food is excellent and the service is impeccable. My husband has food allergies and they took the time to understand the issues and recommend a meal. The noise level is a little loud, but manageable. It is a must go when in Rehoboth Beach.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 3 days ago

Prompt attention. Great menu selection bd service. This is a good place in the off season.

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·Dined 5 days ago

Have enjoyed drinks and fish tacos at the bar on a few visits to Rehoboth. Made reservation for Valentine's Day. Menu looked good. Unfortunately, the grouper was cold for some and perfect for others. Found out later from our friends that it was cold. Our waiter/server was excellent!

Tags: Casual
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 (Baltimore)·Dined 5 days ago

Went for Valentine's day it was our first time there.Waitress and the staff were very polite and helpful the food was very good I had a specialty drink and my wife had a glass of wine the desert was fabulous

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Shrimp and grits delicious...short rib sandwich great. Crab soup not so good. Ike the waiter very knowledgeable and attentive.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Late-night Find
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 9, 2018

This was a great find for our girls weekend away! The food was delicious and our waiter was super! Highly recommend!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Great food and service.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Blackwall is doing everything right - great food, fun bartender, excellent service and an amazing host Issac made our evening extra special with his attentive service. I had the biggest pork osso bucco I've ever seen, cooked to perfection - and hubby enjoyed the mahi mahi tacos - we cannot wait to go back !!!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 1, 2018

We had another great dining experience at Blackwell Hitch. Dinner entres of scallops and osso bucco were terrific as was service by Isaac (Ike).

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 29, 2018

Our service was awesome :)

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Delicious! I love a good brunch buffet where I’m filled but not full. Blackwall Hitch delivered.
The only down side was the service. Sure, you don’t need to be quite so attentive when it’s a buffet but it would be nice to check on drink refills at a minimum. I didn’t get my second drink until dessert! And I felt bad for the guy who was cooking the made-to-order omelets, waffles, and carving beef. I know it’s off season but he’s just one person! Thank goodness Zach was there to do some of the running. There were few desserts left when I went for mine around 1pm but I found something to end on a sweet note.
In spite of some bumps, I’ll definitely be back!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 27, 2018

This is a wonderful restaurant for casual dining. The cozy atmosphere, prompt service, and delicious menu makes this establishment a “go-to” dining experience whenever I am in the Rehoboth resort area.

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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on January 20, 2018

The waitress we had was not as good as other wait staff we have had.

Tags: Bar Seating, Live Sports, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 20, 2018

We are pleasantly surprised to see the new menu at Blackwell hitch for the winter. We had there version of jambalaya and the short ribs. Both were excellent on a cold January night. Our waiter was attentive and very knowledgeable of the dishes. As we were getting ready to leave he gave us a coupon for a free brunch the next day (Sunday)!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Food and service were outstanding
We were a group of 8 and everyone rating this a great experience

Tags: Cozy, Hot Spot, Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Great food! The waitress offered no pleasantries.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 3, 2018

First time good, service were excellent. Large portions with excellent favor.

Tags: Casual, Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Great Beer, Happy Hour
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 (Adelaide / SA)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We were there for NYE dinner and were sorely disappointed. Our server was not very good and very perfunctory in her service and attention and we got the feeling that she was not very experienced working in such an establishment. We were looking forward to a nice, cozy dinner, but there was just something about this place that didn't quite make the impression we were hoping it would. The host staff was cordial; bartenders didn't seem like they gived a crap. It is NYE for goodness sake! Our server was nice but really very awkward. She also didn't take the time to explain anything about the dishes, didn't provide us with bread and just lacked any warmth. For $100 a pop, we expected much more. We had server envy, as the server working the other tables next to ours seemed awesome.
On to the food.....again, for $100 a pop it was just average and certainly not worth the price we paid. We were pretty disappointed in the food. The cream of crab soup was standard fare; a little too salty. The salad was small and the surf and turf was just okay; I could have made better. We will likely not be back as we were pretty unimpressed overall - but again, probably because of the price tag attached for such an unremarkable meal.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 31, 2017

I have eaten at Blackwall Hitch a number of times and I went for New Years Eve. It was a set menu which I wasn't aware of and did not see it stated on their website and I might have missed it and I understand many restaurants do this on peak days like this. The one thing I found very annoying was the loud music they were playing during our meal. It was not appropriate dining music and it was extremely loud. At one point it was Jimmy Hendrix which maybe okay another other time but not loud when I am dining. Maybe we were by a speaker but we had a hard time talking over the music. I said something to the waitress who admitted it seemed very loud but no one turned it down. I found that annoying the whole meal and can't say I really enjoyed it especially for the price. The other times I have been there were great and we never ran into this before.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Everything was wonderful. Waiter was exceptional. Food was great. Only downfall of the experience was an unpleasant customer that was seated next to us. Not any fault of the the restaurant. I felt sorry for their waiter.

Tags: Cozy
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Service was pretty slow....food wasn’t really worth the price. Overall not bad but I wouldn’t rush back.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 30, 2017

On the evening prior to New Year's Eve, the heat was not functioning in the restaurant and it was cold, nearly unbearable. I had made a reservation and would have expected them to contact me if there was such problem during one of the coldest evenings of the year. Everyone was trying to pretend like it was normal and nothing was amiss...there was no offer of a warm drink, complimentary glass of wine...we should have left. As we did at the end of our meal, two women actually had their hats and scarves on in the restaurant. Additionally, there was flooding in the bathrooms...just not the way I would expect a restaurant to manage a situation if they want return clients.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 30, 2017

We had dinner here yesterday (Saturday) nite and enjoyed the food, service and ambience. The only knock was that they didn't turn up the heat, it was cold inside the restaurant and many of the female patrons kept their jackets on from my glance around. I made the comment to our server (wearing only a polo shirt, but many other servers/hostesses were wearing fleeces) and he said he would look into it. But we never heard back and the restaurant was still cold when we finished. Our Crispy Calamari appy was very good and we enjoyed our Pork Osso Bucos (pork shank with fettuccini pasta, big portions). We added a side of Seasonal Veggies and bottle of Chianti ($30) to go with dinner. The Pineapple Upside down cake was delicious $113 before gratuity. We were a bit apprehensive before going in after reading some of the previous reviews about portion size and cost....from our experience, it appears that Management has listened and addressed the previous negative press. Some wines by the glass were still $12/glass, but our Chianti Bronfi at $30/bottle was a great deal. Free parking along the strip now that it is off-season. We'd definitely come back!

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 27, 2017

We had a wonderful experience. They have great cocktails!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Blackwall Hitch continues to be great each time we go. The staff is friendly, with consistent but not overwhelming attention and it feels like they really care to get to know us and ensure we enjoy our meals. Food has all been excellent, including the buffet when we came for that, which I imagine is hard to keep fresh. Thank you!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good Vegetarian Options, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Great for Lunch, Comfort Food, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Live Sports, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Authentic, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Good for Groups, Casual
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Wonderful dinner with wine and the Fried Green Tomatoes. Also, had the chicken and Brie sandwich. One of the favorite restaurants in Rehoboth Beach.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Had a very nice Christmas Eve dinner at Blackwall Hitch in Rehoboth Beach. The food was well prepared, was served at proper temperatures and the ambience was great. The service was outstanding. We had an excellent waitress - she was patient with us and helped us make our dining decisions. We have eaten at this restaurant a couple of times before. This was our best experience. The prices tend to be a little on the high side for the average, but the venue is on par with pricing at the more expensive restaurants in town. We plan to go back.

Tags: Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Disabled Access, Worth the Drive
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 9, 2017

I am not sure what they were going for with this restaurant but it didn't really impress. They should just have the bar side and be done with it. For the prices they charge I would rather go to Blue Moon. Staff were friendly and no complaints with service.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Blackwells is a beautiful restaurant. The decor is very nice. Our waitress was very good. The menu offers light fare to the more filling entrees. My husband and I both ordered the short rib sandwich. He loved it and was delighted. I liked it but thought it was little fatty. With that being said I would recommend Blackwells.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Everything was great!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 2, 2017

We ordered four meals and two of them were simply awful. My wife and sister in law never ever return meals but one ordered branzino and the other ordered steak frites and they were inedible. The steak tasted like dishwater. The fish was oily and sour. To make matters worse, as soon as the meals were returned the waitress basically gave up on us. She never apologized. In lieu of the 2 meals we ordered cheesecake they brought one small piece. This is the first bad review I have ever written. It is deserved.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Not a good value compared to the other restaurants in the area. Scallops entree had no vegetable — just risotto with butter oozing from it. Really?? Not very appealing. Monochromatic. Tasted good, but poorly presented. For $30 per plate, we expect more.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Live Sports, Creative Cuisine, Happy Hour, Bar Seating
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Had Sun brunch with family members, very nice selection of foods, fresh omelets and waffles, good salads and carved meats as well as desserts. We liked the music and setting. Service was slow getting coffee and refills and clearing plates and no smiles. A bit pricey at $28 per, but all brunches are these days.

Tags: Good for a Date, Casual, Bar Seating, Fun, Kid-friendly, Cozy, Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Great for Brunch
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 24, 2017

One of our favorite places! Little hectic this night... kitchen was a little backed up. Waiter a little frazzled but we were in no hurry! Service and food were excellent! Definitely be back!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Met up with friends before the tree lighting. Food was very good.....burger, salmon sandwich, salad, flatbread. Service could have been better. Had to wait for glass for beer. Had to wait for bill.

Tags: Fun, Cozy, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Quick Bite, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Romantic
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on November 23, 2017

We went for Thanksgiving dinner, just the 2 of us. They made crowds of people wait at the door when numerous tables were available. We were 20 min early summer we had to leave and come back for our seating. Not only that... our oysters were frozen when we are them.
Not really anything was great.

Disappointed.... Kristen

Tags: Bar Seating
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 (Orlando)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Thoroughly enjoyed their Thanksgiving Buffet...great selection of foods and they refilled the chafing dishes with fresh food continuously. Would definitely go back!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, People Watching, Worth the Drive, Cozy
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 23, 2017

The Thanksgiving buffet was delicious and the best to date on the Eastern Shore.

Tags: Hot Spot, Healthy, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Bar Seating
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