Rigby's

4.3
294 Reviews
$30 and under
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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Carl41
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience3

The food was acceptable for a breakfast joint, not exactly gourmet but not bad. The prices were ok and the service was pretty good. All in all fine for a getting out of town breakfast after a great dinner.

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vipPA7Traveler
Philadelphia
103 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Great food at a great price. O

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bunny
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a reservation for 7 pm and were seated immediately. The two waitstaff, Bob and Ricki were prompt and incredibly accommodating.
Drink orders were accurate.
Food was Delicious!
I had tuna and the cook accommodated my request to not have it as raw as often is done. it was fresh tasting. I was told they buy it locally. Others had flat bread pizza. Chicken parm and tortellini. all were excellent with generous portions.
Appetizers were also generous and delicious.
Cheesecake was house made and yummy.
Would definitely return!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Brunch was excellent! Eggs Benedict and blueberry pancakes were great 😊

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food was just Okay. Value was good and all the staff were attentive.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Excellent meal for the four of us (2adults and 11 and 13 year old boys). Something for everyone on the menu. Service was great. We ate on back patio where it was quiet and pleasant. Food was very good. Highly recommend and we’ll be back!

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OakTree
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Enjoyable visit on a Friday night with karaoke too. Robust drinks, bartender has a generous pour ( thank you). Scallops were cooked perfectly. Very friendly vibe with a nice mix of welcoming locals.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another great experience at Rigby’s ! Great food at a reasonable price point. Service with the staff and owner on site was excellent! Our server - Ricky - is the best! Thank you ☺️

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vipAnonymous
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious and unpretentious dinner.

Scallops, French onion, crab egg rolls and seafood cakes were to die for !

Excellent waitress and live music.

Favorite place to visit when in town!

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vipDougM
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The Pan Seared Scallops are the best I've had this season. Nicely prepared and presented

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vipcwhjr
Philadelphia
37 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Low key neighborhood spot, just what we needed. Nice meal on the patio, great service and tasty and varied menu. Glad we finally were able to try this spot. See you soon.

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ShirleyF
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience1

The service here was awful. Waiter was extremely rude. Food was mediocre but not worth the price we paid. Would not recommend to others.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for a bachelorette party dinner! We were greeted by Ricky and he made our experience one we will not soon forget. We even returned later for more drinks and karaoke!

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JSRJSR
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Rigby's and visit frequently. The food is exceptional. Make a reservation!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food at a reasonable price point! Staff-members and management are excellent. Our server - Ricky - is the best! Thank you ☺️

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vipPA7Traveler
Philadelphia
103 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall2food5service3ambience1

The food is good and a great value. There was live music
tonight (Sunday) which was very loud and attracted a
noisy crowd at the bar.

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vipTomB
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great place for brunch. Nice friendly staff.

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MicheleH
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best food experiences ever! Love the staff and the energy they brought! Food is excellent!

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Tommy
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really love the Sunday brunch at Rigby’s. We go there often for the delicious food and great value.

Rigby's
Responded on July 30, 2021

Always great to see you and thank you for the review!

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RichardS
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Excellent dinner with fine service at a reasonable price

Rigby's
Responded on July 30, 2021

Thank you Richard!

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vipDougM
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Several new items on the menu. Pan-seared Scallops were awesome!

Rigby's
Responded on July 30, 2021

Thank you Doug!

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Rosie
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience2

Went because was only place could make reservations. Dont go if you want tasty food. Chicken didnt have any seasoning and it was rubbery. Nothing had any real taste at all. Things like french fries just tasted like grease.

Rigby's
Responded on July 30, 2021

Thank you for your review. You are correct, most places won't take a party of 11 and we made an exception for your large group. I apologize if our food was not to your liking... your review helps to guide us. With all the really great reviews we get, I do find it a little hard to believe that the entire 11 people in your group, were unhappy with their food.

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EmilyM
Lincolnshire
4 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

We enjoyed our dinner. Iron steak was excellent the burgers were HUGE although slightly overcooked. Dined with my husband and daughter. Server was very friendly and attentive- even joking at my daughter’s love of cheese 😂.

My daughter and I were the only women in the place as there were tables of all men filling the rest-of the dining room - if that will bother you- not sure if that was a coincidence or popular clientele. We were welcomed- It was no issue for us and our meal was great! Only deducted stars for the music being too loud for my taste. Our 20 year old had no issue with it!!

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vipNickG
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hunter and the staff were incredible! My girlfriend and I had a fantastic meal here! The seared tuna was delicious and our dinner was extremely affordable. We will definitely be back!

Rigby's
Responded on July 19, 2021

Great to hear... Thank you! Hope to see you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great service and food! Highly recommend!

Rigby's
Responded on July 30, 2021

Thank you!

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Went for Sunday brunch and food was excellent! Will definitely return.

Rigby's
Responded on July 19, 2021

Thank you for your review... We look forward to having back soon!

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ChristinaD
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great food, outstanding service, and reasonable prices made for a memorable family outing. Rigby's feels like a place that locals frequent, which our family tends to prefer. Drinks were generous, appetizers, mains and desserts were all yummy. We even stayed long enough for karaoke on Saturday night, which was a hoot!

Rigby's
Responded on July 19, 2021

That is awesome... so happy you came in and hope you stop in again, when back in town!

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vipPA7Traveler
Philadelphia
103 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Really good food and service. Great value.

Rigby's
Responded on July 19, 2021

Thank you! Really happy you enjoyed!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience1

Decent service, but the food and drinks were not good. Seems like more of a local pub/ older gentleman club. Fried food including French fries and chicken strips looked like it was reheated from the day before. The shrimp rice bowl looked and tasted like mush. My seafood cakes were deep fried well done on the outside but the inside was bland and undercooked. My mashed potatoes tasted like they came out of a box. My margarita tasted like cheap marg mix with not enough tequila. My husband’s meal- mozzarella and tomato salad and shrimp cocktail was delivered 5 mins after everyone else’s meal. I was so disappointed that I wanted to walk out. My parents did say their grilled salmon was good. Not worth the gamble in my opinion. My guess is the many good reviews come from the gentlemen crowd.

Rigby's
Responded on July 19, 2021

Thank you for your review. As with all reviews, they help us to do a better job. We are sorry you did not like your food, but you neglected to mention that we took it off the check. Nothing we use comes from a box or frozen. We are ok with you reviewing our food and service, but we do take issue with your criticism of our clientele. Our regulars, be it old, young, male, female, gay, straight, supported us through the pandemic and every winter, when the tourists go home. They are always welcome!

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Katie
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

did not have many options for people who dont like eggs. the pancakes on the menu are never available.

Rigby's
Responded on July 19, 2021

Sorry about the pancakes... we have been having a problem with the griddle we cook them on! Pancakes are back!!!

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debs
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We had a very relaxing and enjoyable experience. It was very casual which is what we wanted after just arriving. Good deal for the money. The food was good. Very nice!

Rigby's
Responded on July 19, 2021

Thanks Debs... Hope to see you again!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Welcoming host and staff. Wednesday “burger night” was a hit with us both.

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vipSarahF
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Loved the food and comfortable environment of this place. Worth the trip—and great martinis!

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dianaj
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Nice friendly resteraunt

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WaltA
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Was a great find and was perfect casual the food was great

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vipOpenTable Diner
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always AMAZING FOOD and FRIENDLY service. Great place.

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vipDougM
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Always freshly made. Friendly staff. Nice atmosphere

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beached56
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall3food5service4ambience3

Went here when the AC wasn’t working. Food was very good. They could offer better wine selection. I thought the place was very loud. Don’t go here if you want something fancy. Very reasonable prices for the beach.

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ChrisW
New England
6 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

The meal was OK. It’s more of a neighborhood Happy Hour bar for locals or those that regularly frequent the bar on vacation. Service was fine.

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JamesT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Friendly staff. We always enjoy our meals here.

FAQs

Rigby's offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (302) 227-6080.

Rigby's is rated 4.3 stars by 294 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.