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Blackwall Hitch - Rehoboth

4.1
401 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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  • Bar Seating
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, Seafood
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Hours of operation
Monday-Thursday: 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday & Saturday:12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Sunday: 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Phone number
(302) 226-0550
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Chef Ross Thompson
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Entertainment
Live music Saturday evenings and Sunday Jazz brunch with live jazz.
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Special events & promotions
Monthly Inside the Glass Dinners, 4 course menu paired with four glasses of wine. Check our website for upcoming dates & menus.
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
What 401 People Are Saying
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4.1
service
4.0
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3.8
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78% of people would recommend it to a friend
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1.0Dined 10 hours ago

Poor service - the restaurant was empty and the manager gave us a corner table pressed up against a large painting. Both entrees we prepared wrong - a salad missing half its items; fish service completely overcooked Slow service throughout and bad response to food quality concern when raised

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1.0Dined on June 8, 2018

Terrible dining experience. ....after ordering our meal, it took almost an hour for it to arrive. A woman sitting across from us actually came oVer to our table and told us we should leave, that she couldn't believe we hadn't been served yet. We talked to the manager, who gave us a card for a 1/2 price appetizer next time we visit. I don't think we will ever use it as we have no intentions on ever returning. Too many good restaurants in Rehobeth to ever go back to this one

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4.0Dined on June 8, 2018

Went with a friend for restaurant week. I don't eat meat, so the special menu was somewhat limited (to be expected), though what I had was delicious. Service was exceptional, and all employees were personable and attentive. The only reason I didn't give 5 stars all around, was that it was a bit noisy, and there was a young woman singing. I am not a fan of live music at dinner, I would rather speak to my company without raising my voice. Otherwise, a wonderful experience.

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3.0Dined on June 8, 2018

First time in for dinner. Made reservations, got seated early which was great. Down side was that this was a dinner date, got seated right in front of live music. It was too loud and too close. We probably could have asked to move, but we didn’t. Couldn’t really have a conversation and our waiter, Ike(who was great) had to pretty much yell so we could hear what he was saying. We will probably come back, but it won’t be during live music. It also seemed that we were seated in the bar area. With reservations, we figured we would be seated in a different section of the restaurant.

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5.0Dined on June 8, 2018

Excellent meal and service. Live music was great and it was our first time.... we will go back or to another location

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5.0Dined on June 7, 2018

Our server Isaac made our afternoon so much fun. He was very attentive and personable!!

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1.0Dined on June 6, 2018

After 4 of us ordered drinks on Thursday eve June 7th, they came and we ordered dinner. 50 minutes later it arrived luke warm with the wellness of the steaks delivered to the wrong people. The waiter apologized trying to explain that the kitchen was backed up. Hard to believe since there were only 7 occupied customer tables.
An absolute disaster. Don’t go!

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5.0Dined on June 6, 2018

We only get to Rehoboth once a year so we were excited to come back to Blackwall. I’ve been dreaming about those fried green tomatoes for a year and they didn’t disappoint! We even placed a second order because they’re that amazing. The soft shell crab sandwich was massive and delicious. Great atmosphere and a nice change of pace from all the pizza and ice cream on the boardwalk. Thanks! See you next summer!

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1.0Dined on June 6, 2018

The food was great, but the service was poor. They cancelled our reservation after poor service. Did not get checked in in a timely fashion , was not waited on in a timely fashion, but we ordered immediately when the waiter did come over. No refills of water and not offered additional drinks. Ordered meal and only brought 1 of 2 ordered.

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5.0Dined on June 5, 2018

It was very good!

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5.0Dined on June 5, 2018

Kind staff and good food! Our waiter was helpful in providing suggestions and was so nice!

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4.0Dined on June 2, 2018

We have dined at this restaurant several times and never been disappointed in the food taste or quantity. They have a wide variety of choices and of course the Maryland Crab Soup is special. My only issues for the price a would like a more upscale decor. The decor is rustic sea side. However this restaurant is less than one block from the beach and they welcome beach attire and walk ins along with reservations. They are very user friendly, staff are very accommodating.

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3.0Dined on May 30, 2018

It was a casual night and not many people were there, however our meal still took almost 2 hours for a group of 3 plus kid. Our waiter kept disappearing and only checked on us a few times...I can only imagine how bad this will be when the summer rush hits. The food was not worth the wait given that we were one of a few tables at the restaurant.

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4.0Dined on May 27, 2018

Great to find a good restaurant at the beach on Open Table for the busy summer nights!

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5.0Dined on May 27, 2018

We went Saturday of memorial day weekend. They apparently we're busier than expected and ran out of several things. Tater sauce, lemons, ingredients for some cocktails, and a few other things.

What we did have was great. Someone souped up all the sauce from the shrimp and grits. The fish tacos were just the right amount of spice. The service was really good too. Food came out quickly and fresh. Drinks were always full.

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4.0Dined on May 26, 2018

We had a reservation and were told they were bussing our table. Twenty minutes in we still had not been called. When I went to check- the hostess seemed to have forgotten us but did then seat us. The server was great and everything else was good. A bit noisy but it was a holiday weekend. Varied fun menu with lots of healthy choices as well.

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3.0Dined on May 26, 2018

Went to BH with my family over Memorial Day. I called the morning of our reservation to change from 4 to 5 people. Told it would be no problem. Got there - no record of change. Had to sit on the end of a cramped four person table. Waited forever to get water and only got it after waving down another tables server. I was glad to see items that were clearly marked Gluten-free since I do have an allergy. I told the waiter this. The meal itself was fine. The flatbreads were very good (though I do have my doubts about the one labeled as gluten-free). The waiter was very inattentive-didn't ask how our meal was, didn't refill our water and didn't even wait to hear our answer to the question of whether we wanted to see a dessert menu. Asked it and then immediately said he'd bring our check. Within twenty minutes of leaving the restaurant it was clear that I had ingested gluten. On my third day of an upset stomach and hoping it will get better before I have to return to work. Don't think it will be on my list of places to return to next time I'm in Rehoboth.

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5.0Dined on May 24, 2018

Food was excellent

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5.0Dined on May 16, 2018

The food was phenomenal. Service was great. Staff was very helpful

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3.0Dined on May 13, 2018

I love the delicious-gone-casual food in this place, but they can't seem to get the service piece right. We had a strangley long wait to be seated - reservation, place not full - and long wait every step of the way. It wasn't "I am leaving" long, but it was "what is going on with these people?" long. Perhaps they will have it all sorted by the time season begins, because I want to go back for another flatbread soon! (And their burgers, done with imagination and flair, are to die for.)

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3.0Dined on May 13, 2018

It was an OK place but overpriced . There are an abundance of places that are a better value.

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4.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Host staff needs a refresher course on smiling and greeting customers, fortunately our server, Julio, more than made up for their missteps. Good food and something on the menu for everyone.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Went for Mother's Day brunch. Great buffet! However, nowhere was the price listed. Surprised at the cost of the buffet. Should have asked first.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Enjoyed a wonderful Mother’s Day brunch. Food and service were exceptional. Will be back!

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Mother’s Day Brunch was fabulous! We loved everything we tried & would absolutely go back!

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Mother’s Day

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3.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Birthday dinner...very loud dining room where the music exponentially added to the noise level. Service was very slow...but the food was delicious! Scallops and risotto, filet mignon & snapper were all excellent!

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5.0Dined on May 6, 2018

Birthday brunch

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4.0Dined on May 4, 2018

We went for my husband's birthday. Overall, it was a pleasant but not an outstanding experience. Below I have briefly listed + and -.

+ they take reservations, food quality was good with nice portion sizes, waiter was friendly, a nice list of custom cocktails, we did not feel rushed
-I noted on reservation that it was my husband's birthday but no staff wished him a happy birthday, although a nice list of custom cocktails many of these were not available and all cocktails are overpriced, entrees had reasonable range of prices but starters and sides are over priced and along with cocktails and wine must be where they are making their profit, entire table was sticky, clientel was poorly dressed for what I think is trying to be an upscale establishment, this is likely because of location in the ocean block but some guidelines like collared shirts and shorts with hems at dinner service might help bring in some folks willing to pay for a good meal with no waiting at a reasonable price if the atmosphere was a bit more upscale, we are unlikely to return because the price and atmosphere are a mismatch for us

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3.0Dined on May 2, 2018

We had visited this past Oct & had a fantastic meal. We were somewhat disappointed this trip though, wine list was in transition & they no longer served a Reisling (my wife's fave) and they were out of our preferred appetizer as well. (We did have a great shrimp app as an alternate though). Bartender a bit of a curmudgeon. Steaks were ok, but nothing to write home about. It was our anniversary so, we wished it had been more enjoyable, but will perhaps give Annapolis location a try.

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1.0Dined on April 30, 2018

Cool decor but kitchen and service needs to get it together before busy summer season. The place was desolate on Sunday. No warm greeting from the bartender. I ordered the steak frites- medium. Not only did it take much longer than expected..the steak was well done and the fries were thick cut steak fries, undercooked but reheated. Yuck! The manager was really rude when I told her to take my meal off my bill and yes they had me pay for the wine. Will not be a patron there again.

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5.0Dined on April 28, 2018

I continue to eat at this establishment due to the great service and awesome food that I get here. I have eaten here multiple times and I have tried different menu items and all have found to generally surpass other local area restaurants.

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2.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Our waiter was terrible. We waited for 1 1/2 hours to get our meal. The waiter was unable to answer any questions and he had a trainee with him. I ordered the Mahi Mahi tacos and after 45 minutes, the manager came over and said that the Mahi Mahi was not up to the chef's standards that day. I should have been told that when I ordered. I had to pick another option and I chose shrimp. The waiter delivered my tacos with 2 shrimp on each taco. We had also ordered Zucchini Frites for an appetizer and was told that was not up to the chef's standards either.
We will probably never dine here again.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Beginning to be our fav for RB - probably our 4th or 5th time back since late spring 2017. Always a great menu and service

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4.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Our waitress was amazing , and food was really good, get there early for the prime rib because run out early

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3.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Most of the food on the menu was unavailable due to upcoming menu changes which was disappointing. Food was average to poor. My husband’s ahi tuna steak was overdone and underseasoned. The side brussel sprouts were undercooked and hard. The cast iron chocolate chip cookie dessert was very dry and sandy in texture.

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

The prime rib was delayed due to they were cooking more . When I ordered the steak the waitress immediately told us the length of time it would be and offered us a chance to reorder. We stayed that was not a problem and the time was actually shorter than expected.
I believe service like that is just the normal procedure here.

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

Good food and good dervice

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5.0Dined on April 11, 2018

Excellent food served promptly. Varied menu with something for everyone. Great atmosphere. Just steps from the Ocean. Eat and then walk along the boardwalk. Knowledgeable staff who take the time to explain things. And while you are there you can figure out what a blackwall hitch was used for!

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Wonderful service, friendly & courteous. Great food but missed the corn bread.

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