Rigby's

4.3
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199 Reviews
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$30 and under
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American
Simple home cooking at its best… served in a casual, bistro-style dining room or on our outdoor, garden patio. A year-round local favorite, since 2009, offering home-made food, that’s always fresh. A lively mix of locals and tourists, gathering for dinner in the dining room, or drinks at the bar. Just a 10 minute walk from the ocean, on Rehoboth Avenue. We also have some free parking behind our restaurant and free parking (after 5pm) on the street behind our building. Late night bar entertainment includes: live music or Karaoke. Owners John & John are regularly on the premise, making sure you have a pleasant experience. “We strive to make Rigby’s a comfortable place, for all to feel welcome!” “We encourage you to have some good food and relax… after all, you’re at the beach!”
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MattG
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food here had no business being as good as it was. Coming to a sports bar & grill, you would usually expect food to range from pretty solid to outright bad, especially if you order a lower-than-average priced seafood items like crab cakes and seared ahi tuna, like we did. Much to my shockingly pleasant surprise, the food here was absolutely outstanding.

Living in DC, my standards for crab cakes is very high, and these were among the best I have ever had. No filler, huge portion, real and fresh lump crab, and broiled perfectly. I've been thinking about how surprised I was by how good they were since I left a few days ago, so obviousy that's a must-have here. I don't think I've ever seen this portion size or even close to it of actually authentic, all lump-crab crabcakes at $23. Absolute steal.

The ahi tuna was prepared exactly as it should be with a nicely seared outer layer and the perfect shade of pink inside, and tasted great with the glaze with the seaweed salad on the side. The brussels sprouts were also excellent, crispy and extremely tasty, and the side potatoes were also unbelievably good and unique, something more like a cross between hash browns and mashed potatoes.

I really don't write reviews for restuarants, but I got the e-mail from OpenTable asking me to write one and I was moved to give this restaurant props for their outstanding food. It's not a place you would necessarily find in Rehoboth unless you looked for it, but to anyone who happens to stumble upon this review while looking for places to eat, you cannot go wrong here and will get a delicious meal at an excellent value.

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Giuseppe
Las Vegas
8 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I've been coming down to the area for over 30 years. I had never been to this restaurant before I am I glad we now have. The food is fantastic especially for the price. They have their own take on some standard favorites. Definitely worth going to eat there. They've done an excellent job with the covid-19 standards. This is a definite will repeat restaurant for me now.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed a super intimate dinner with girlfriends tonight. Service was on point and food was delicious! Thank you!

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Edwardo
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Drinks were good and wine was a nice pour.
Had crab cakes and scallops.
Nothing special there but not expensive.

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JimF
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was fabulous, service was great, price was right.😊

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vipLeslie
Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was excellent and order was correct. Would return.

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JamesW
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience2

Nice meal. Reasonably priced.

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viphowardc
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent, service was dynamite and terrific value

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DanielaB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the food, the service and the beautiful quiet outdoor space

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vipGlbrt8
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent dinner and service. Pure comfort food at a great value.

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LouW
West Virginia
4 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect dining experience. Great food and wait staff was excellent.
Prices are outstanding.

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vipScottinva
Richmond
10 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Food was great. Obviously there are constraints they are working with and did a pretty great job doing so.

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candicec
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Extremely good customer service. I had some great mojitos. The food was good and the kids enjoyed themselves. Order the chicken wings!

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vipVictoriaB
New England
11 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Very good meal with our family of 5. They are appropriately focused on safety with masks, washing hands and social distancing, operating at about 30% capacity.
Fried shrimp and quesadilla were great as was the bacon burger. The jambalaya was very good but for my 20 yo son, the portion was a little small. The salmon with brussel sprouts was also very good but a little heavy on the garlic.
We will be back!

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vipGK13
Washington DC
55 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s always a pleasure to dine here! Ricky is the best server! He always takes good care of us’

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AmyR
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere! Good was great! From out of town. And couldn't have picked a better place

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Valentine’s Day date

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vipScottG
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food and a great place.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Great service and good vibe.

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FoodieMan
Poconos
6 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our 4th visit. When we come to Ocean City we also come here for Sunday brunch.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Looked over reviews on open table and yelp

We are happy we went !!

Server was great and makes a killer Mojito !!

Had the cheesesteak egg rolls. ! Again killer
The shrimp and crab fra Diavilo was perfect with big shrimp and lots of crab. I ordered it a little less heat and the chef got it perfect. Wife has the flounder and it also was excellent

Do not pass the joint by !

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vipGK13
Washington DC
56 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Rigby's is alway on their game! In the hustle and bustle of the tourist atmosphere, you can always count on friendly faces in this neighborhood gem! Food is great and a good value!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service and great food ! You can talk and have conversation in this restaurant ☺️

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ShirleyT
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall1food1service2ambience2

First time dining here after reading the outstanding reviews. Maybe my expectations were too high but I dined here with my sisters and we all had horrible experiences. The flounder was undercooked as was the salmon wich was asked to be well done. The pasta primavera was tasteless and the pasta with crab and shrimp diavolo which I ordered was beyond spicy and I thrive on spicy food. Hate to say but one of our worst meals ever! Will definitely not be back.

Rigby's
Responded on September 5, 2019

Shirley, I am so sorry you did not enjoy your meal. I try to get over to each table to ask how their meal was and unfortunately, we had a big table come in and I did not get the opportunity to go to your table, as I was needed in the kitchen. I do appreciate your comments, it helps us do a better job.

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Kelley
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We really enjoyed our first time eating at Rigby’s! Our waiter was fantastic and the food was delicious! We will definitely be returning and will recommend it to friends.

Rigby's
Responded on September 5, 2019

Thank you for your review. We look forward to seeing you again!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Hamburgers were good. Salads not.

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fotolinda
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We found this place last summer and loved it and came back this summer. Still as great as we remembered. Crab cake- delicious. Seared tuna- great. Flat iron steak- tasty! Brussels sprouts- to die for. Service excellent. You will not go wrong here.

Rigby's
Responded on August 18, 2019

Thank you for the great review! So glad you enjoyed your visit once again! Hope to see you again!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great family dinner here. The food was tasty and the service was really wonderful. Our waiter brought the kids' food first without our having to ask, which was much appreciated! We enjoyed the live music from the bar area, which we were able to hear but wasn't too loud for the kids or for our conversation.

Rigby's
Responded on August 18, 2019

Thank you for your review... Glad you had a great experience. Hope to see you again!

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JeannineRI
Orlando
17 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I have to think there was something wrong and they were having an off night. We went there because there was some good ratings, and the menu looked good. There seemed to be only 3 people running the whole place. It was hard to tell, but it looked like one bartender, one server, and one person in the kitchen. There were a few tables with people, and a few unbussed tables, that should have been a big red flag, but we didn't pay it enough heed. 45 minutes after we ordered, we hadn't gotten our appetizers, and the table that had already ordered before we sat down, was just getting their meals, and there were about 6-8 people, and they weren't even getting all of their meals (things were coming out piecemeal, and they didn't seem like things that should have taken very long). The server was apologizing for the delay, but it was evident that we would continue to have a wait for our apps, and then after that who knows when the mains would have come out. We decided to cut our losses, and that we would be better off going somewhere else and starting from scratch. Which is what we did. The server was very nice in that he said the drinks that we had been served would be on the house. And we did have a nice meal at an establishment down the street. I hope and assume this is not how they normally do business.

Rigby's
Responded on August 18, 2019

First we would like to apologize for the long wait and your unpleasant experience. And second, thank you for your very reasonable review! Although no excuse, we did have a person who called out in the kitchen and this put us in a bad position. With 2 large reservations coming in very close to one another, plus the food going out to the bar and patio, we got backed up in the kitchen. You are correct, we were having an off night. We only hope that you will give us another try!

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TomC
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Really good food for a small family run restaurant. Tons of house made sauces and dressings, the balsamic was to die for.

Rigby's
Responded on August 18, 2019

Thank you Tom! So happy you enjoyed your meal! Hope to see you again!

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KarilB
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We loved it!!!! Food, service and karaoke were great!

Rigby's
Responded on August 18, 2019

Thanks for the review! We hope you will join us again soon!

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AndreaD
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first time visiting Rigby’s and LOVED everything about it! We met friends who drove in from Dover who were first timers, too. Every meal was throughly enjoyed - from the mushroom Swiss burgers to the Pasta Bolognese to the Shrimp and Grits. The deserts are homemade, too, and were superb! Our servers were delightful, friendly and we felt like family. Can’t wait to try more from the menu next summer when we return for vacation! And to top it off, it was reasonably priced. Truly one of the BEST meals and dinner experiences we have had in our more than 30 year visiting Rehoboth. Thank you!

Rigby's
Responded on August 18, 2019

What a great review... thank you so much! We certainly look forward to see you again next summer!

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BarbaraM
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Quick, friendly service and good food! Glad to find it on opentable

Rigby's
Responded on August 7, 2019

Thank you Barbara... happy you enjoyed your meal and your server. We hope to see you back again!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
25 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Steak and tuna were excellent. Crab cake and fra diavolo were mediocre. Singer in the bar area was great!

Rigby's
Responded on August 7, 2019

Thank you for your review. All reviews good, bad and in between are always helpful for us to do better! Sorry you did not enjoy part of your meal, but we hope you will give us another try some day.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellence food, friendly service, great location, and very reasonable prices with very good size portions. First time there and I am DEFINITELY coming back. Very highly recommended. Most importantly, it was clean and organized. Great atmosphere. Thanks again guys. Neal

Rigby's
Responded on August 7, 2019

Thank you Neal... we really appreciate the review and hope to see you again soon!

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Rosemary
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Selected this place based on reviews. It was smaller than I expected and the menu was a little difficult to understand. Food was served promptly and was delicious. The server seemed overwhelmed although when we arrived it was not busy. We had a group and everyone enjoyed this.
I will return again when I am in the ares

Rigby's
Responded on August 7, 2019

Thank you for visiting Rigby's and for your review! Would love to have you back when you are in town!

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vipSteve
Cleveland
22 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our family is vacationing in Rehoboth and we failed to make dinner plans for our first day. We had never been to Rigby’s, but came across it on Open Table and made a reservation on short notice. It was a fantastic find as we really enjoyed it. Everything - food, service and vibe - was excellent. We will definitely be back.

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msr1088
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food, friendly service. Beef wellington was excellent.

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viprich
New York Area
112 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

sparsely decorated dining area. above average food. panko crusted flounder was outstanding.
went with 10 family members. there was a large gay presents at the bar which is a separate area.

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