Blackwall Hitch - Rehoboth

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635 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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.
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Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Delicious food, decent-sized portions; even my sometimes picky-about-his-food son found something to eat (from the adult menu). Knocked it one star for beers on tap selection.

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Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Mahi Mahi tacos were delish!!!

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Washington DC
115 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

A remarkably bad experience. The waiter, which we learned at the end after I complained to the manager about our experience, was brand new, and in my opinion, was not ready to be waiting on people at a restaurant in the Summer resort city at prime time.

It took me five separate times asking before he could actually clarify which oysters they had that night and what the price per Oyster was.
Then the two burgers that were ordered, both without mayo one well-done the other medium rare, both arrived with the mayo on the bun so they had to be sent back.

Then when burgers returned to the table, one was rare and one was medium rare. It was a disaster. Since I’ve been at that location several times over the past few summers, I gave my husband my credit card to pay and then I went up to speak to the manager. She wound up deducting the price of the rare hamburger but that didn’t help my son-in-law’s hunger.

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Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Family meal. Good service, decent food but a little overpriced.

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Washington DC
115 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We both Ordered the grouper special which had grilled asparagus and capellini onions. Very tasty! We come here a couple of times in the week in Rehoboth. I’m definitely doing oysters next time.

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MB
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

We ate at your restaurant while on vacation earlier this year and every time we visit Rehoboth we make it a must to eat at your restaurant. The food and service is good. However, we were seated at a table for 4 with a chair that was added at the end. The extra chair was sitting in the aisle. It wasn’t an ideal seating arrangement. Otherwise, everything was great!

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OT
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Never got my meal.

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1 review
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Good food. Great service. Overall very solid.

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S
Tampa
32 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

A little pricey for everyday dining. Not a great kids selection and we were celebrating a birthday and it wasn’t acknowledged by staff who had been notified ahead of time, plus we told waitress. For the amount of money we spent would prefer Houston White Co. or Fable

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GG
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Nice option allowing reservations to be made in advance of actual date. Friendly atmosphere, and great service. Wait staff consistently outstanding every visit. Food is always very good with a very good menu selection. All around happy place to meet friends, family or just treating yourself after a crazy day at the beach.

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CM
Washington DC
32 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 2

Very cool restaurant decor but the inside is also swarming with flies! My $22 crab pasta was a greasy puddle of oil - the rigatoni was drenched in melted butter. It was so gross 2 of us had to send our food back. The rolls were delicious with the salty butter but unfortunately I wouldn’t go back or recommend.

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Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Early dinner, came in because of photo of crab cake that looked amazing. The crab cake was not anything like the photo, no jumbo lump, shredded and very average. High price point for average. For some reason a lot of flies in the restaurant. Husbands fish was also very average, for a $32 fish entree it should have been excellent. Thin piece of fish and over cooked. Overall the atmosphere is pleasing, however, the price point in a beach town isn’t worth it. There are other establishments that are local, not a chain and better food. Will not return, this is our 2nd time. Mentioned to the waitress that the crab cake was average and she said she mentioned to the chef and apologized, and that was it. Apology did not make a $65 bill for 2 worth the meal. No alcohol, or dessert. Not her fault.

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DJ
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 5

So disappointed in our meal with scallops shrimp and saffron risotto. Our entire table got the same thing. Seafood was good but the risotto tasted like plain rice. We waited for our table at the bar and was bummed that all the draft beers we asked for were empty. It was Wednesday before the Fourth of July weekend. We heard plenty others expressing there disappointment. I had to send my cosmo back for another because it had jalepino in it. Our waitress was nice enough to hear us out and contacted the manager. Our appetizer was comped but I thought they could have done better. This wasn’t our first time in Blackwell We really liked it before. We’re locals and have sent many here.

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JT
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Love the kale and salmon salad! Not as good as last time-kale was more coarsely chopped-but still excellent. Good service too!

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BS
San Antonio
13 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 5

Very nice decor. Food was uniformly given a B, nothing bad but nothing great. Our waitress must have been brand new because she had to go back to the kitchen several times to get answers to questions. Service was very slow, particularly for beverages.

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BS
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Waitstaff excellent. Server very helpful & knowledgeable. Quick service. Good food. More upscsale than expected - nice atmosphere.

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New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Very good food with a great atmosphere. Service was good too.

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BG
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We go there every time we're in Rehoboth.. Sometimes twice! Good and service is always great. They take reservations which is a HUGE plus at the beach. And you just can't beat their happy hour specials!!

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Poconos
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great. Love owners music playlist

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Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

The restaurant was all but empty and the server was MIA so much so that we had to repeatedly ask another server for assistance. The grits were clumpy, and when the replacement drink of a lemonade with alcohol was requested for the poor Chardonnay (we were informed you had no pinot, no sauvignon blanc and no Bold Fashioned), the bar sent the drink with no room for the shot to be poured in, so the server, after trying to do so and spilling onto the table, took the drink away and did it, not cleaning up the mess on the table. While waiting for our appetizer, which we had to ask where it was twice, we overheard another patron speaking to the manager about their own poor experience as well. Further, the floors were greasy, dangerous too, but it felt like a keg party had been held the night before and no one bothered to mop the floors.

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GH
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

My scallops and shrimp was good but with 2 scallops and 2 shrimp the price was a little steep.
2 people at our table had Rock Fish was dry. I would go back but not until the fall when people are not vacation busy.

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EG
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 4

The service was awful! I wanted a sparkling beverage. There were two on the menu, however, our server informed us that they had neither beverage! We ordered a shrimp cocktail for $22, which came out as 5 over cooked and dry shrimp. We also ordered a dozen bluepoint oysters. They are usually plump and briny. These oysters were extremely tiny and not juicy! At that point, we skipped ordering dinner and left! Our bill for 3 drinks and the 2 appetizers was $104 with tip. Our server merely said “Sorry”

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

Oysters were one short and full of pieces of shells. Manager was oblivious to us sitting forever waiting on drinks and food. We ended up there 2.5 hours getting all of our food. Problems in the kitchen from what we understood. Probably won’t go back.

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Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 3

Good food, slow but nice service

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JD
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday for my 4 year old- with family (grandparents and aunt). Food was delicious! Atmosphere was so cute! And price was reasonable! Thanks to open table for the recommendation on a busy night at the beach!

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Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

6 people on 6/23/19

Ordered 2 brick chicken mediocre at best no flavor ...neither order finished

2 shrimp and scallop risotto no flavor...risotto no freshly prepared did not finish

2 pasta dishes again no taste did not finish

Charcuterie and cheese board...not fresh did not finish....

Ahi tuna app was sent back...poor cut of tuna...

Will not be back...Rehoboth has much better to offer

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Orlando
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great dinner with kids. Good value for the kids menu and great food and drinks for the adults. Overall a success

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New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Overall we went to Blackwall Hitch twice while down for a long weekend. The first time was for dinner and it was a decent meal. Food was good and flavorful and drinks were decent as well. Service was smooth definitely slower but that’s fine we were on vacation. Friendly staff as well. Then the next day we went for brunch. Everything was decent only sad thing was the food was cold. None of us wanted to say anything cause we were so hungry and it took quite a bit for the food to arrive. But at the end of the meal I did mention it to our waitress and she acknowledged it and apologized and they comped our beverages which was a very nice gesture. Thank you for taking ownership. We will return on our next trip because overall it was a good restaurant.

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Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious!! Best ahi tuna salad of my life! Very generous manager who over corrected a rather small error.

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New England
3 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

In Rehoboth for our annual family vacation, and this has become a must go to for dinner while we here. The food is amazing and they are very accommodating with my food allergy!

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CM
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful family meal! They accommodated our party of 14 and everyone loved their food. Our waiter, Josh, was attentive and top notch. The bartender at the bar was excellent as well. Very nice! The seafood flatbread and Chesapeake Pasta were delicious! We will return next year!

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New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was great. Service was great. Noise level was low even with large tables near us!

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JC
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Our food was very good, but took about 45 minutes for the entree to come out. It was Father's Day so I don't know if that had anything to do with the long wait. This was our first time here so I have no other experience at Blackwall Hitch to compare it to.

Our server was Nikoleta who was very good and personable.

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VS
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 5

It seems to have gone downhill. They were out of several items on the menu. My husband’s favorite shrimp appetizer has been removed. We felt like one hand didn’t know what the other was doing. My husband never got his oysters but they were removed from the bill.

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AR
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Our waiter, Peter was fabulous. The Father’s Day special was decent. Great salad and dessert. Prime Rib and twice baked were bland.

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JB
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

The lunch buffet was extremely well supplied with a wide variety of food. But the overall quality was not what we normally receive at Blackwall Hitch here in Rehoboth, or in Alexandria or Annapolis. Also, the restaurant was extremely noisy and the music was blasting quite loud. All that said, still a nice Father's Day brunch.

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Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

The decor is beautifully done. We were a party of 5; appetizers (flaming crab dip) was good. Entrees were mediocre.

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CW
Baltimore
10 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The mahi mahi fish tacos were most likely the best I’ve ever had

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San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

it is a chain. however fresh ingredients AMD good food

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1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

I selected a birthday event and even described the birthday boy in the comments. No recognition from the restaurant. They sat us at a table for four. Our group was 5 men! They seemed irritated when we asked for something or for a bigger table (which we didn’t get). The food was OK. No one left thinking “this was an awesome $30 plate.” - It wasn’t.

We left and went to another restaurant to buy desserts for the birthday occasion!

We will never return to this location!

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