Rigby's

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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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FM
Poconos
6 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

OT
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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 !

GK
Washington DC
54 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

OT
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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

ST
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 2

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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K
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Hamburgers were good. Salads not.

f
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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JR
Orlando
15 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

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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TC
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

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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KB
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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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AD
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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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OT
Washington DC
23 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

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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OT
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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R
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

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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S
Cleveland
13 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

m
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food, friendly service. Beef wellington was excellent.

r
New York Area
100 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

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.

SS
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

A very good 'local' bar and restaurant. Food is good, the Owner and Chef took care of my vegan dietary request...

To be enjoyed when you go.

K
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

We were very pleased with our total experience -- the food was very well prepared, perfectly seasoned, abundantly portioned and served promptly. For the high quality of the food, the prices are very reasonable -- emphasis on the very! The atmosphere is not 5 star but neither are the prices. We will return and encourage friends to visit.

Rigby's
Responded on August 7, 2019

Thank you Kenny... we appreciate your review and look forward to seeing you again!

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SG
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always a good time whether at the bar or in the restaurant. Food is always good!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderful, imaginative menu and great ambiance on Rehoboth Ave. Don’t miss it!

m
Philadelphia
70 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Consistent quality, hospitality, and value We love this place!

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Super friendly folks. John and Ricky helpful, friendly and really nice. Thanks so much.

TE
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The server at the bar was friendly. Made an outstanding Bloody Mary- complimentary with Sunday Brunch.
I had the breakfast pizza, tasty and filling. Enough to take home the next day.

m
Philadelphia
70 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Casual, comfortable, and friendly. BEST grilled cheese ever, plenty of choices and everything is good!

r
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and wonderful service, will be returning

m
Philadelphia
70 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Our favorite brunch: always friendly, consistent quality.

JW
Philadelphia
37 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

Went with a party of six. Not very crowded but only one waitress who was not very enthusiastic. Some dishes were very good. Tater tot appetizer was a hit as was the tuna and flank steak. Crab dishes were dry and over cooked. Cucumber salad and key lime pie were very good.

DH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

The food was good, but not good enough to warrant the cost. Although the restaurant did not seem busy, our server was not as attentive as I would have expected with the amount of patrons there were.

SM
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

We have been “locals” to the area for over 5 years, and JUST stumbled upon Rigby’s for the first time via Open Table last weekend. We can’t believe we have missed this place for so long!! Fantastic cheesesteak spring rolls, awesome Brussels, cucumber salad, and soup! Rigby’s crab cakes have now earned my #2 spot for Rehoboth/Dewey area!!
Attentive and enthusiastic service (I believe his name was Ricky).
We’ll be back!!

C
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

Small place. Great food but probably only for being looking for a bar atmosphere rather than casual dining.

JP
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Great Sunday Brunch Place. Food was good and it was a great value! My husband and I will go back again!

OT
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tonight was absolutely amazing! Friends from PA came down and I brought them to Rigbys. The quesadilla was perfect! The Cesar Salad was perfect as well with the home made dressing! The shrimp macaroni salad was to die for! I would recommend this place to anyone who needs a fun night out!

r
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 1

Not one of the eight people in our party enjoyed their meal. The shrimp bisque was thick and paste-like. The Caesar salad was over dressed with store bought dressing, the seafood pasta had almost no seafood in a bad tomato sauce, the crab cake and burger were mediocre. The waiter was attentive but there are much better places to eat in the neighborhood.

DS
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food, good service. Our waiter Ricky D. was excellent

RH
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was excellent, service was very good.

OT
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Surpassingly good food for the cost. Service was good and enjoyed the low key atmosphere. Would go again.

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