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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

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon, Wed–Sun 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

Popular dishes

Menu

we use peanut oil for all fried items

Featured Items

  • Biscuits$5.00

    fresh cast iron baked buttermilk biscuits with whipped honey butter and housemade jam

    • Oysters

      served with rhubarb tarragon mignonette, fresh horseradish, cocktail sauce, lemon

      • 1/2 Dozen$14.00
      • Dozen$28.00
    • Seafood Platter$32.00

      shucked oysters (4), jumbo shrimp cocktail (4), chilled lobster tail, daily ceviche

      Cheese and Charcuterie Board

      served with accoutrements $14

      • Wayco Cheshire Ham (NC)

        salt cured country ham

        • Yellow Springs Black Diamond (PA)

          fresh goat's milk, vegetable ash

          Soup and Salad

          • Yellow Tomato Gazpacho$9.00

            Maryland crab, herbs

            • Mesclun Salad$9.00

              strawberries, cucumber, lemon basil vinaigrette, toasted pistachio, feta

              • Caesar Salad$10.00

                romaine, bacon fat croutons, shaved parmesan, boquerones

                Appetizers

                • Roasted Carrots$10.00

                  greek yogurt, fried halloumi, tamarind glaze, espelette

                  • Deviled Eggs$8.00

                    sweet bell pepper, chives

                    • Crispy Fried Calamari$12.00

                      shishito peppers, country ham, old bay remoulade

                      • Lobster Toast$12.00

                        cream cheese, scallions, celery, cucumber, hot pepper jelly

                        • Fried Green Tomatoes$15.00

                          shrimp salad, basil, scallions, espelette

                          • Tuna Carpaccio$16.00

                            potato chip, avocado crema, radish, cilantro

                            Entrees

                            • Fried Chicken$27.00

                              bacon braised collard greens, mac & cheese, hot sauce

                              • Pan Seared Trout$29.00

                                pea and rice hoppin john, summer squash, ham hock

                                • BBQ Brisket$28.00

                                  heirloom grits, charred okra, caramelized tomato

                                  • Squid Ink Spaghetti$28.00

                                    fresh Maryland crab, blistered tomatoes, basil, chili, toasted breadcrumb

                                    • Maryland Crab Cakes$32.00

                                      roasted red bliss potatoes, local asparagus, tartar sauce

                                      • House Burger$17.00

                                        Caramelized onions, pickle, aged cheddar, roasted garlic aioli, brioche. Choice of side

                                        Sides

                                        $6

                                        • Hand Cut Fries

                                          • Mac & Cheese

                                            • Summer Squash

                                              • Heirloom Tomatoes

                                                Last updated: February 1, 2022

                                                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

                                                  64 reviews

                                                  vip
                                                  3.0

                                                  64 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

                                                  15 reviews

                                                  vip
                                                  5.0

                                                  15 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. OT

                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                  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

                                                  1 review

                                                  4.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  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

                                                  12 reviews

                                                  vip
                                                  4.0

                                                  12 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

                                                  11 reviews

                                                  vip
                                                  3.0

                                                  11 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

                                                  7 reviews

                                                  5.0

                                                  7 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

                                                  49 reviews

                                                  vip
                                                  5.0

                                                  49 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

                                                  104 reviews

                                                  vip
                                                  3.0

                                                  104 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

                                                  144 reviews

                                                  vip
                                                  5.0

                                                  144 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

                                                  37 reviews

                                                  vip
                                                  3.0

                                                  37 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

                                                  3 reviews

                                                  vip
                                                  5.0

                                                  3 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

                                                  6 reviews

                                                  5.0

                                                  6 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

                                                  140 reviews

                                                  vip
                                                  5.0

                                                  140 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.

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                                                Google Map for The Blue Hen

                                                33 Wilmington Ave Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971

                                                Additional information

                                                • Neighborhood

                                                  Rehoboth Beach

                                                • Hours of operation

                                                  Dinner Mon, Wed–Sun 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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