Catcher's Restaurant

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$30 and under
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Seafood

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Catchers Restaurant has been at 249 Rehoboth Avenue in Rehoboth Beach delaware since it was established in 1994. Throughout this time Catcher's Restaurant has been a local favorite as well as a vacationer's delight. Catcher's offers a fun friendly experience, with a moderate price range. The restaurant menu has something for everyone. Seafood, steak, prime rib, fresh fish, twin lobster tails and many other creations from Catcher's Restaurant Executive Chef. Don't forget our Craft Beer selections specialty martini menu and drink specials.
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JS
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Just about the only ones there. Food good but certainly not spectacular.

S
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waitress was very friendly greeting us on our arrival and seated us immediately. They had a nice draft beer selection along with ample craft beers in bottles and cans. Enjoy the coconut shrimp and was pleasantly surprised it came with a raspberry dipping sauce which was very tasty Had the broiled seafood and it was delicious with a great presentation . Other person in party had one of their signature dishes which was Scillies and shrimp in a pineapple curry sauce with rice and that was fantastic. Definitely will be back and recommend

KK
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Very beachy, which is what we wanted. Casual, relaxed. Prices average for resort town. Food was good. Beer buckets a good value!

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience2

They were short staffed. Sorry to leave a negative review but our server was also cooking our meal! The few staff they did have were sitting down and drinking with one customer’s table at different points in the night. The crabs were over cooked. Sad to say it was not good!

D
New York Area
119 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been going here for years. Great food all the time i go there. The owner knows how to take care of his regular customer base. I have been here with my daughter and she too loves the place as well. She is 9 years old. This time she did not join me for this dine .
thank you till next summer.

JD
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall2food1service3ambience2

SEAFOOD SKILLET was okay. KEYS KOMBO was awful. Menu did not mention lobster would be covered in terrible jelly substance. I was fine with the natural climate of the restaurant, but if you want cold A/C, this is not the place.

D
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall2food1service3ambience2

Went on a Saturday evening in August. No crabs. No side salad option. Maryland crab soup was like tomato juice with barely a trace of crab. Ordinary food choices. Would never return.

LA
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Food was excellent, as usual. Proportions are great for the price!
Service was a little lacking considering it wasn't very busy when we were there.

D
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall2food1service1ambience1

Not kid friendly, no kids menu, staff was scarce, food was at best ok.

N
Baltimore
15 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Quick beach dinner out. Decent drinks, food was fine.

MS
Baltimore
36 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The Open Table description of Catchers was pretty accurate. This is a low-key place to enjoy seafood in a beachy environment. We dined on the early side, enjoying the fact that the crowd was light. Our server was very attentive and accommodating. Appetizers were great! The crab lovers in our party enjoyed the bucket of crab legs, well-priced and generously sized. We will absolutely put this on our 'visit again' list.

AB
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food!

C
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Food and service was excellent.

TO
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s my favorite place to eat at the beach! The crab leg bucket is the best value out there. The bacon wrapped scallops are awesome! The servers are outstanding! I could not recommend this restaurant more

OT
Philadelphia
36 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience2

An OK spot, sort of typical of a beach-y seafood place. With so many others available, nothing in particular that distinguishes this one from the others. Not bad, just not special....

JF
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The server was inattentive, food was very mediocre at best. Only thing that was good was the crab legs special....

JE
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience2

This restaurant is in need of repairs and a deep cleaning. Tiles hanging from ceiling, sticky tables, dirty floor. Air conditioner plugged into extension cord is a fire code violation. Food was not bad, but who wants to eat in a dirty, dingy restaurant?

S
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Once again the seafood newburg was excellent, the service was effient and thorough and prices were reasonable.

JO
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Best happy hour in Rehobeth beach the bartender was extremely friendly and the appetizers were wonderful

DW
Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service.

DT
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great staff, good location, really good food!
Felt like we had been a part of the family. Had a wonderful experience and will return!

MK
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall1food1service2ambience1

We started our meal with appetizers, I got the crab bisque and my husband ordered the stuffed baby Bella mushrooms. The bisque was very watery, but did have a good taste. Not many shells to pick out. My husband's appetizer was delicious, he highly recommends it.
Moving on to the main course, I ordered the Dynamic Duo - Stuffed Lobster Tail & Lump Crab Cake, based on the waitress's suggestion. My husband ordered the Broiled Seafood Platter. Both of our entrees would have been very good, if only the chef would have seasoned the entrees. We added salt and pepper to our dishes, but they desperately needed Old Bay seasoning, or something similar. After all, this is a seafood restaurant in Rehoboth Beach! Also, both of our entrees could have used another minute under the broiler.
Our waitress did not ask us if we wanted dessert.
To sum it up, the meal was underwhelming. Could have really been good, just wasn't treated well in the kitchen. They need a better seafood chef.
Not planning a return visit.

D
New York Area
119 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall4food4service3ambience4

well i read all the review on this place, and I dont get it. I have been going here for 4 or 5 years now and I go every time staying in ocean city with the family and the food is great. the service is ok and i dont have the problems other i seem to be reading. But i would say go and try it for sure.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall4food5service1ambience3

Great food, and very reasonably priced... our server was a bit rude and not very friendly though I would go back.

MW
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall3food3service2ambience2

This place was definitely less than what I was expecting. The service was not great, and the food portions were extremely small for the price that you pay. The best part.... the raw oysters. Would certainly recommend those.

AH
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Dive bar masquerading as a restaurant. The kind of dirty beach bar you went to in college. 1 server for the whole restaurant, dirty beer glasses, and underwhelming food is not what I expected.

MF
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall2food1service2ambience2

We were very excited to be able to book a table for Catchers based on a family review. We ordered the Steam Bucket and it was horrible. The crab legs and shrimp were over done. The clams were overly sandy. The crabs and mussels were okay. The menu stated there would be lobster tale but alas there were none. We voiced our concern with the waiter and his reply was "Oh the cook should get another bag of clams and he really just throws whatever he wants into the pot." We will not be going back to this establishment. After hearing two people complaining upon walking in we should have turned around and left. Lesson learned.

TQ
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall3food3service3ambience2

no ac and it was 94° lol

LS
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Service was fast, waitress was friendly without being intrusive. Seafood entrees priced around $23-25.

P
New England
58 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2018
Overall4food5service3ambience4

We had a party of 14 people and Catcher’s accommodated the reservation which I really appreciated.

We sat down immediately upon arriving and the dinner began. The restaurant was not super busy which also helped us out. The service was friendly and very polite.

The apps and dinners were very good and tasty especially hot right out of the kitchen. Usually I review the food orders but since there were so many of us I don’t even know what everyone had. With that said, I had a Chicken sandwich and fries which was delicious and my wife had fish tacos when she said were awesome. The prices are good for a beach vacation town.

My only kinda complaint is the service was pretty slow. From ordering to meals being delivers took some time. It did not matter to us since the parking meter was paid and we are on vacation but I felt it only fair to mention. Otherwise everything was great.

AL
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience3

This place is great!! We got all you can eat crabs (cheapest in the area) and lots of apps as they are 1/2 priced from 4-6. One of my kids asked if the crab was dead and the manager (on his own) brought out a live one and showed him the difference. The crabs were good and the server was super friendly. Is it a fancy place? Absolutely not, but that's not what I'm looking for in a crab house!

D
New York Area
119 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience3

I go to this restaurant all the time when I am visiting Ocean City . I love the food and people and staff are good too.
I have a child and they take care my child making sure she is good … I like that.

DF
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything from the service to the drinks to the delicious food was outstanding !!! Highly recommend this restaurant. We will be back again!!!

m
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2018
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Nice casual atmosphere. Our food was great- we had a party of 6 and everything was prepared well and the service was good. Nice selection of drafts - lots of local breweries represented.

OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2018
Overall1food1service5ambience1

Mediocre food in a pretty dirty environment.

PD
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall3food5service4ambience2

Scallops were delicious. Everyone enjoyed their food. Restaurant needs an update and the bathroom was dirty. I would not recommend due to the ambiance only. Food was good!!

JL
Greensboro
4 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2018
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Horrible. Only one wine Barefoot. Food slopped on plate. I wouldn't eat there again even if the food was free.

DM
Philadelphia
34 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2018
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Food we ordered was good. We were a little upset because the 2 main things we went for, crab legs & soft shell crabs, they were out of yet no one told us till after we ordered drinks and appetizers.

HB
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2018
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Friendly dining atmosphere great for a night out while on vacation at the beach.

D
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2018
Overall2food3service3ambience1

Food was ok, but there was no air conditioning on a 95 degree day. Not sure how restaurant owners allow this for their customers. We had reservations for 10 people and on July 4th week it was hard to get in anywhere else so we stuck it out. I think you should have contacted people with reservations to let them know about air conditioning or at least given a discount.