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Back Porch Cafe

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59 Rehoboth Ave, Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971-2119
+1 302-227-3674
11:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
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Rockville, Maryland
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30 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2015 via mobile

This may be the best restaurant in Rehoboth beach. I have never been dissatisfied going here for special occasions, which come with high expectations. Just celebrated my anniversary here last week. We started with the Crab Ravioli and the Diver Scallops, which were both excellent. We then had the white gazpacho and the mesclun salad- both delicious. My wife had... More 

3 Thank Michael B
Lewes, Delaware
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44 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2015

Friends and I sat on the upper deck for a lovely summer meal! The service was awesome...thank you Louise...and the food was just delicious. I can recommend the tuna appetizer, the gazpacho blanco, the shrimp and egg cake, the dark chocolate torte and the watermelon martini! (In case you are concerned, I didn't order all of these items...but was with... More 

2 Thank GoGoGidgetinMD
Kitchener, Canada
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132 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2015

Have had the pleasure of dining here for both lunch and dinner during the last twenty four years and have never been disappointed. Our lunch this week was a huge success because of the fine service, the quality of the food, the presentation and the value for wines by the glass. The genial host, Keith treats his guests with kindness,... More 

1 Thank 1francophile
Alexandria, Virginia
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2015 via mobile

My daughter and I came for a spontaneous 2 night trip to the beach and couldn't get reservations at any of the "hot new" restaurants. I remembered the Back Porch fondly from years ago and we decided to give it a go. We were delighted to be seated in the "tree house" section as my 16 year old called it.... More 

1 Thank JRivera127
Bethesda, Maryland
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2015

What makes this place great? The cozy collection of buildings, assembled together like relatives under one roof? The friendly service, including tour and description of photos on wall? Casual beauty? Sunlight filtering through the leaves? The old-fashioned well-stocked bar? Those scones? The smile from the waitress? The most delicious apple strawberry pancake? Perfect scallops? Hand pressed lemonade? This was the... More 

1 Thank celia65
Dewey Beach, Delaware
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2015

wonderful reception, wonder service and an asset to Rehoboth Beach. We have been to many restaurants at this point and know the good from the bad. can't say enough about the good food, great service,

1 Thank nurseandpurse
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2015

Back Porch Cafe continues to set the standard! No matter how busy, they always deliver on service and food! Marilyn and her team are the best and you will never go wrong at Back Porch Cafe, no matter how busy it is.

1 Thank PJS110
Butler, Pennsylvania
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130 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2015 via mobile

Can't believe we hadn't tried this before... But we"ll be back for sure! We started with delicious cocktails, shared two creatively tasty salads, each had a uniquely yummy entree, and split a dessert with coffee. Our server was knowledgeable about all of the menu items' ingredients, and made us feel welcome. From the fabulous food to the charming ambiance, this... More 

1 Thank MrsPsPicks
Fairfax, VA
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2015

Returned to the Back Porch this week and it was as wonderful as we remembered. First, if you have a nice evening nothing beats sitting outside in the, um, back porch. Next, if you are a wine aficionado you will delight at the selections and prices on the wine list. We found the appetizers (there were about 12 of them)... More 

1 Thank mitchlux
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114 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2015

Three couples went there on a Sunday evening to celebrate an important birthday. Our friends are long time clients and known to the restaurants very friendly staff. I noticed that a lot of people seemed familiar to the staff and the overall atmosphere was great.I had the sweetbread salad and knowing what I know now I would have had them... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 59 Rehoboth Ave, Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971-2119
  • Location: United States  >  Delaware (DE)  >  Rehoboth Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 302-227-3674
You will have no trouble finding the restaurant since it has been in business over 40 years. It is a "fine dining" experience for both lunch and dinner. The wine list is extensive. The cooking is flavorful, creative and thoroughly enjoyable. Please include this in your listings.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?