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Blue Hen - The Blue Hen, Rehoboth Beach, DE

The Blue Hen

4.6
4.6
139 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Welcome to The Blue Hen! We are walk-in only May-October.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon, Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–8:30 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (302) 278-7842

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Neighborhood

    Rehoboth Beach

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 139 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on all time ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. RT

    RobertT

    Washington DC

    73 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    73 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    Rowdy table of 6+ customers ruined the lunch. We’ve been to this restaurant several times and perhaps because we were the last customer of the afternoon, not much attention was given to the food products we ordered. The lamb dip lacked flavor as did the fried fish sandwich. However, the tuna appetizer was good
  2. T

    Trish

    Philadelphia

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love the Blue Hen. We had lobster toast (best ever!) and deviled eggs to start. Wedge salad was fine. Lamp chops, steak and scallops all delicious. Mac and cheese was flavorless but everything else was fantastic.
  3. BB

    BillyBoy

    Baltimore

    14 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 2020

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    The food was amazing and I think about the Passionfruit Cheesecake everyday. Heather helped us choose some amazing wines to accompany our dinners and the desserts. However, we worry about getting a reservation in the future, so truth be told, it's horrible, don't bother, go elsewhere!
  4. L

    Laura

    Baltimore

    7 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 7, 2020

    overall3food5service4ambience2
    Our table was touching the waiters cutlery stand and very close to the next table. The noise level of the diners was loud....Maybe due to ceiling height? Not sure. The worst part of our experience was the loud music in the dining area along with the noise of the crowd. It made for a less that great nice dining experience. The best part was the food, which was very good. We would not return, since there are many other great dining choices in Rehoboth.
  5. HR

    HaroldR

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was great , service was great. Bar area is loud but acceptable.
  6. LH

    LanceH

    Baltimore

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First impressions are everything, and they understand that. Presentation was incredible, charcuterie board excellent, and the duck, awesome. My wife got the fried chicken, absolutely amazing. Very unexpected, but a true delight.
  7. P

    Petitchose

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2020

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    We wanted to love it - as we had fallen in love with the Blue Hen eating small plates in their courtyard last fall. But unfortunately the cooking was a bit off. The grilled carrots were still crunchy, the haloumi cheese was not melted; the crostini on the smorgasbord platter tasted burnt. But the grilled oysters were delish, as was the banana pudding for dessert. And our waiter was terrific. Lovely place, interesting menu. We’ll hope for a better grill cook next time around.
  8. L

    Lola

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 18, 2020

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Food was great. Seated right away and attentive wait staff. My husband did have problem with his drink order and waiting longer than he should have. When it came it wasn't what he ordered so again he waited. Besides that food was superb, staff was friendly and attentive. It was noisy but the place was packed. Will you again for sure.
  9. AB

    AgentBling

    Washington DC

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 16, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful dinner last night and will definitely be going back for their gourmet pizzas next week!!! Our server was most attentive, friendly, and he remembered us from a couple of months ago, which is always nice. We love The Blue Hen -- thanks for a great dining experience!
  10. BB

    BeachBlox

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious all around. We had all manner of food: great Caesar and chopped salads; delicious striped Bass and orecchiette dish; outstanding NY strip steak. Respectful and observant service. Delicious cocktails as well. Great ambience.
  11. BB

    BillyBoy

    Baltimore

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Recommended by a friend so made a reservation. From beginning with Host throughout our dining experience with our server Paul, we were incredibly impressed. Food, drink and dessert suggestions were spot on and cannot wait to return.
  12. S

    Smartcargranny

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 11, 2020

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We came on a Saturday night in off- season , on the early side, so the dining room was only partly occupied. And yet, there was quite a bit of noise originating from the bar area. The food ordered was very tasty and well-prepared but we felt that the choices were quite limited. I'm a pasta lover, for example, and there was only one entree that fit the bill. I did order it, and thought it was excellent but I also wished that there had been more choices.
  13. SL

    SquanLocal

    New York Area

    13 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2020

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Great cocktails- we had the Aviation and the Old Fashioned , very nice flavors and well balanced. The meal, all small plates, was tasty and well prepared.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Blue Hen is the best restaurant in Rehoboth. Every time we decide to go there, we are so glad we did! I particularly recommend the fried chicken--if you toss it up in the air, it turns into sunshine. Yes, it's that good. Do not miss happy hour; the food is delicious and reasonably priced. The outside patio, with its magisterial firepit, is also one of the seven wonders of the beach. The chef is really first-rate, too. Literally every dish we've had has been terrific. Combine all of this with smart ownership, thoughtful management, and fantastic service, and you have yourself a winner!
  15. BF

    BrentF

    Washington DC

    12 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2019

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Nice ambiance, food well conceived and prepared, felt a little over developed food wise, but maybe I’m just overthinking. You’ll have a lovely time at this restaurant.
  16. RH

    RHSAL

    Baltimore

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food, service and ambiance were all outstanding. Can’t wait to go back!
  17. m

    mxxm

    Baltimore

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2019

    overall4food2service5ambience4
    Nice atmosphere and our waiter was great. Food could use some work. Their signature biscuits were way overcooked. So tough as to almost be inedible. Fried chicken was very good. Pork tenderloin was dry and risotto citrus flavor was too sour. Mac and cheese was outstanding. Overall the food was hit and miss, but a nice overall experience.
  18. RR

    RobinR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 27, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We ate at the restaurant Saturday night 12/21. This reviewer is a Martini and a Sweetbreads fanatic. So....if you are so inclined, order a Tanqueray Martini up with a twist. In my opinion they have nailed this classic cocktail, enjoy. Have what looks good for an appetizer (I had the oysters) then, then have a double order of the sweetbreads appetizer as your entree. Heaven! They should serve some crusty bread with the dish, so you can sop up any remaining sauce. The Chef could take this dish to Paris and be successful. Oh, and don't forget the wine. Let your waiter consult with the bar for selection. It's a bit noisy, but our server was attentive and the meal was worth every penny, great value.
  19. GB

    GeorgeB

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great meal, plan on returning to try more of the pasta.
  20. N

    Nannydog

    Washington DC

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband and I had dinner with a dear friend. One of our favorite restaurants in Rehoboth Beach along with the Henlopen City Oyster House
  21. b

    barbarag

    Baltimore

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food was delicious. The service was fantastic! Jack’s recommendation if wine and soup were spot on.
  22. MM

    MichaelM

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 7, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is the second time we've been to the Blue Hen and we can't wait to go back for a third. We've dined with our kids (all three boys) and out as a couple and our experience has been great both times. Probably our favorite restaurant in all of Rehoboth.
  23. SR

    SueR

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 30, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous food and drink!
  24. JU

    JohnnyUtah

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 30, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect as always. If you don’t get the fried chicken, I don’t want to know you.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 29, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything from start to finish was absolutely perfect! Food, cocktails, the staff, all top notch! We always dine here when we are visiting Rehoboth, it’s a must! The food is always consistent, and the staff is very kind, and super knowledgeable about all of the items on the menu.
  26. LM

    LindsayM

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was impeccable. Food was delicious. Great night out!
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 8, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    10 year anniversay
  28. JU

    JohnnyUtah

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect place
  29. F

    Foodie

    Key West

    52 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    52 reviews

    Dined on October 26, 2019

    overall5food5service1ambience5
    This was our first experience with The Blue Hen. This local favorite seems to rate very high and with good reason. The menu was diverse and interesting offering food items from seafood to meats to vegetarian. We had the seared duck with lentils and shredded beets. The duck was cooked perfectly. Side dishes were flavorful and interesting. I was not crazy about the shredded red beets S there texture was chalky and pasty, but flavor was good. Other entrees were the braised short ribs with a huge portion and the meat was tender & flavorful. Sides were finger link potatoes and Brussels sprouts - equally delish. The grilled pork and New York strips steak was also very tasty. Outside seating was interesting with the fire pit. Service was good too. I would definitely try this again.
  30. B

    Bosinnia

    Baltimore

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were seated immediately and luckily the restaurant was not full. The noise level was reasonable due to the empty tables. The service was friendly and attentive, and almost all af the food items were outstanding. We ordered the bacon wrapped corizo dates, crab cakes, and the crab spaghetti (with black squid noodles - very unique!). All dishes tasted delicious and had very appealing presentations. My two guests had differing opinions on the red potatoes. One guest thought the potatoes were undercooked and the other felt they were overcooked. Otherwise, we were very pleased with our dishes. The prices are up there as our bill with tip was $170 for three guests and only one alcoholic drink. Regardless, we will return.
  31. FC

    FranC

    New York Area

    111 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    111 reviews

    Dined on October 19, 2019

    overall3food4service3ambience4
    The Blue Hen has a nice location and very good food. Acorn squash soup was delicious. They had a swordfish special that was also really good. Using a thinner cut of swordfish that gave it a more delicate texture. They have a nice outdoor patio. The restaurant can be quite noisy when full.
  32. AK

    AlwaysKind

    Washington DC

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 17, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I LOVED the food , drinks and service! Fab place!!!!!
  33. L

    Lilly

    Key West

    18 reviews

    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on October 11, 2019

    overall4food3service5ambience3
    I am sorry to say we were disappointed in our visit this time. There were 3 of us and we all felt all the food was way over salted. You couldn't taste the lobster on the lobster toast, the burrata was delicious but again was over salted. The drinks were great and Jack our server did a great job. We had been for brunch and it was fabulous but dinner was a disappointment
  34. TJ

    TonyJeff

    Baltimore

    151 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    151 reviews

    Dined on October 5, 2019

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Excellent service! Menu offers different options and other local restaurants. Food was wonderful. Love the outdoor fire pit area!
  35. TB

    TomB

    Baltimore

    39 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on October 5, 2019

    overall3food5service5ambience3
    Excellent food. Way to noisy to even have a conversation. Too bad!!!! Put some sound soak in the ceiling/walls.
  36. GH

    GaryH

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 3, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great meal at The Blue Hen. We went on the first evening of “pizza night” for the off season. The pizza was AMAZING! Our entrees were also fantastic as was the bottle of wine we shared. We can’t wait to come back!
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 28, 2019

    overall3food5service5ambience3
    Great food. Could barely hear anyone at my table because it was so loud. Love the restaurant but might not return because of noise level☹️
  38. WJ

    WilliamJ

    Baltimore

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 28, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This restaurant is a little gem in the middle of Rehobeth Delaware. The food is tastefully prepared by a very talented Chef with a lot of imagination with the dishes she serves. THe food , the staff all make for a very delightful meal at this unique restaurant. I would recommend it to anyone that wants great food made for their soul !!
  39. JL

    JosephL

    New York Area

    28 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on September 27, 2019

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    Good fresh food; inside seating area was very noisy; as explained to me , due to the off season they were short table waiters/waitresses hence the service was poor
  40. C

    Cakewalk

    Washington DC

    142 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    142 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2019

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Beautiful room and great location. Seated right on time on a crazy busy Saturday night. Wonderful server. Would have been all 5’s but 1) Resturants is extremely loud making conversation hard and both of our entrees lacked taste and my potatoes were very under cooked. Mentioned it to the server and she handed it beautifully

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • 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

The Blue Hen offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (302) 278-7842.

The Blue Hen is rated 4.6 stars by 139 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Google Map for The Blue Hen

33 Wilmington Ave, Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Rehoboth Beach

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon, Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–8:30 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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