Blackwall Hitch - Rehoboth

4.0
526 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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  • Happy Hour
A dining experience blending the area’s finest in tastes & talents, Blackwall Hitch is a coastally inspired concept that creates a local connection. Here you’ll find seasonally driven and locally sourced food and spirits, great local music and the area’s friendliest staff and patrons. With each visit as you take in the local flavor, we guarantee you’ll be hook in no time. Get hooked on the flavor.
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DS
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food and service! Can’t say enough about our server Ike!

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TM
Baltimore
10 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 1Food 3Service 1Ambience 3

Our New Year's Eve experience at Blackwall Hitch was terrible. We were so excited for this place - it seemed chic and had a nice menu. The service was among the worst I've ever had and the evening was not what we expected or wanted.

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OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 3Ambience 4

New Year!

Food was Excellent!

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K
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 2Food 3Service 1Ambience 3

My partner and I were there for New Years Eve. There was a set price per person. We were not seated right away per our reservation. We ordered from the select menu they said was available for the evening. They let us know that they were already out of one ingredient. First course came out and was not warm at all.
Second course came out and was wrong and had to be sent back. At the end of the meal a server brought us back the wrong credit card.

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OT
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 5

New Years Eve. Had the Surf and Turf. Steak was dry and tough. Lobster was great. Asparagus were okay. Dessert was nothing special. Overall an okay meal. Doubt I will return next year.

Next day Brunch was wonderful. Great service and food. Wish they kept the Breakfast Buffet. I will return for Brunch.

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Service was exceptional and the Chef was very accommodating of special dietary needs. Enjoyed the atmosphere and holiday cheer.

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EW
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 2Food 2Service 3Ambience 3

I thought it was a bit pricey for what we ordered...fish tacos that were just okay and a steak and blue salad, that was also just okay. Too many restaurants in the area for this to be a repeat restaurant for us.

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W
Washington DC
39 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 3Food 2Service 3Ambience 3

All in all, the food was mediocre at best. Not overpriced, so didn't feel like we were ripped off or anything, but nothing all that memorable or particularly tasty. Salads had "roasted squash" on them that was damn near dehydrated and dried out, chewy and not particularly fun or tasty to eat(actually pretty gross in texture and taste!!). My short rib was really overcooked - something that I didn't even know was possible - and dry. Scallops that accompanied it were OK, though REALLY salty. Sticky buns for dessert were really delicious! Might give it another try sometime when it's not Christmas Eve as maybe the cook/staff would be more into it.

Also: The bartender (we were sitting at a table near the bar) called over at one point and said "Do you guys want to try some eggnog" while holding up a glass bottle that was at best 1/3 full. Thinking that he was trying to get rid of what was left over before being closed for the holiday, we said "yes", only to find out that we were charged $20 for it when the bill came. It was fine - again, not anything special or memorable - and we of course paid, but was just a bit weird to us that he'd yell to us asking (almost the last patrons in the place at that point) if we "wanted" to try some and not mention charging us for it!

Our waiter could NOT have been any more delightful, but tried at the end of the dinner to sell us on "supplements" that he and his girlfriend supposedly are selling (sounded like "Amway"). Again, not rude, just pretty "unprofessional" in our opinion.

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b
Baltimore
32 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

All in all a great evening. We had a problem with our short rib orders as the chef did not feel they were up to his quality. We appreciated that and it was handled beautifully.

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PB
Naples
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Ike was an attentive and accurate waiter with a good sense of humor, and the meal was exceptional all around. Great wine, great food that was tasty and plentiful. We used our dine around card for a small discount. The food is a bit on the pricey side, and might have been a little more moderate. Rockfish stuffed with crab meat was outstanding, as was the scallops dish. There was not a big crowd on this mild, off-season evening. There was good music playing in the background, but not loud enough to interfere with good conversation.

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OT
New York Area
54 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Crab cake special was excellent and a wonderful value!

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LL
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had a great night. Started with a round of very good drinks followed by dinner. The service was great and the food was delicious. This is one of our regular stops and it doesn’t disappoint

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j
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 2Food 2Service 2Ambience 3

brunch buffet was fair at best. - seems management assumes no responsibily for over sight. decent selection, but all dry and luke warm. pleasant server but far from attentive. value would have been ok, IF the food was hot and properly cooked. ( in restrospect, may have been left there since the first seating, 2 hours before) only replenished selections if requested. would recommend a serious review of managment.

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T
Washington DC
54 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Our waiter was really on his toes. The daily shipment of oysters was late to arrive so we had to change an order. As our food was being prepared, the oyster vendor showed up and our waiter saw to it that we were on top of the list. Note to bartender: how about some porter on tap?

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AP
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Enjoyed thanksgiving Buffet. Service was fantastic, servers have great personality and work very hard. Food was pretty good and there was plenty of choices and options on the buffet.

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SA
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 2Food 1Service 3Ambience 2

We dined for Thanksgiving. It felt like the a/c was on and when the front door opened you got an icy blast as it was only in the 20's outdoors. The food was cold and there were no cranberry sauce or gravy. For the exorbitant price we paid I expected more. Next year we will definitely go to another place.

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MS
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 2Food 3Service 5Ambience 4

We had Thanksgiving dinner here last year and it was spectacular; however, this year was extremely disappointing and more expensive. First, the place was absolutely freezing and everytime the front door opened, another arctic blast blew in. Secondly, the quality of the food was barely mediocre - some was overcooked, the meat was just blah, the sides ok etc. I must say the desserts were very good. The service was very good although since it was a buffet, we served ourselves. Finally, the reservation was for 12:15 which was the only available table until after 4 pm or so we were told; however, the place was only 20% full during our whole dinner. It was a disappointing holiday dinner which cost almost $150 for 2 people with drinks, etc. I will not return to Blackwall Hitch as a result of this experience which is too bad since it originally seemed like a pretty good restaurant.

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JB
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Blackwall Hitch is a nice special occasion or summer lunch venue. Their food is adequate to very good but not outstanding. I imagine that with the various tastes, they can't season their food as I do with my at home cooking. The staff was punctual and friendly and we were happy to have a Thanksgiving meal there.

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OT
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Awesome place to eat. Love this place !!!!

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AD
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 4

First time my wife and I ate at this restaurant. The service was good, the Caesar salad was typical, but not exceptional. The bone-in pork chop entree was good and fairly priced. Because it was served on a wooden "cutting board" that most likely had been cleaned with a bleach solution, chlorine was tasted in some of the food. The braised beef with noodles and vegetables in a gorgonzola sauce, diappointed for two reasons: it was mostly noodles in a surprisingly bland sauce. The beef was more of a garnish and the dish was overpriced as a entree that wasn't listed as a "pasta entree" , but essentially was.

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TS
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2018
Overall 2Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

I have eaten here a few times before and enjoyed it. However Tuesday was not a good experience. To begin there is no way to find your hours of operation not online, not by phone, and not by a sign on the door (which by the way is a violation of the Alcoholic Beverage Control rules). When we arrived the front door was open (11:45am) however no one was at the front desk. Finally got the bartender's attention and he said "we do not open until 12 o'clock". No pleasantries like but have a seat, may I get your something while you wait? We took a seat anyway. The cocktail table had not been cleaned from the night before and was wet and sticky. Finally got to the table. Food was mediocre, soup was cold, asked to be reheated and was just as cold the send time-gave up on the soup. Entrée was ok. Have my doubts about returning for another meal anytime soon.

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LD
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 2Food 3Service 5Ambience 1

We had a lovely server. The food was reasonably priced. However the meal Became an unpleasant experience because other servers started cleaning up their stations all around us, clanging brooms dust pans, etc. while we were trying to enjoy our meal. It was not even 830 on a Friday night when this occurred. This is not a practice they should be engaging in until became an unpleasant experience because other servers started cleaning up their stations all around us, clinging brooms dust pans, etc. while we were trying to enjoy our meal. It was not even 830 on a Friday night when this occurred. This is not a practice they should be engaging in until off All of the patrons have left. We will likely not return.

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L
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 1

Made a reservation for Friday night specifically for the prime rib special. Walked in, nobody was in the front to greet us. Waited at least 5 mins for someone to coma and seat us. Then we are told they’re out of prime rib. We decided to stay anyway ( big mistake ) we ordered drinks , my wife’s drink had a nat floating in it. We told the waiter and he apologized and went to bring another drink. It took 15 mins to get a new one. The food was cold and no where near worth the price. It was not busy. There was no reason to be out of prime rib, serve a drink with a dead bug in it or for our food to be cold.

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n
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 3Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Entire restaurant needs to be cleaned - floor is slippery (which makes me think they just wash it with mop and water). Also bathroom area and hallway to bathroom was dirty. I understand it suppose to remind us of a bar at a hitching post - just did not instill confidence in cleanliness in food prep if rest area is uncleanily. Wanted to love it and will try it again - be before recommending it to friend would work them of atmosphere

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DM
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 3

Unfortunately we made reservations at 4:00 but when we arrived they didn’t open til 5:00.

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w
Baltimore
10 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

We both had the scallops risotto. The meal was very good. We will be returning when we visit Rehoboth Beach again!

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BG
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2018
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 1

Worst meal in a very long time. All six of our party were terribly disappointed with our dinners. The menu did not describe the dishes accurately, thye food was not to temperature, the waitstaff was disinterested and officious. Clearly, the kitchen did not know what it was doing. One example: my dinner; caesar salad (almost completely undressed, as were the other three served), shrimp scampi over linguine...served lukewarm with pappardelle stuck together with a pittance of sauce which tasted like it was poured from a commercial source, not made in the kitchen, to cover the 4 medium shrimp. There was no butter, garlic or winw flavor present. When I mentioned the lack of garlic, the hostess brought over a tablespoon of cruched raw garlic. They simply couldn't have cared less. You get the picture, so I will not describe the other pointless and worthless dished served that night. Going hungry would have been preferable!

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c
Adelaide
33 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

The only reason I stayed was a server named "Isaac". Should have walked out the door when the hostesses looked liked she wanted to go Starbucks. The hostesses then gave me the wrong menu per our waitress. The waitress wasn't thrilled to be their either. I wooed her, have to she's handling me food. Need more vegetarian/vegan options? Before I could even yell check please along came Isaac, true professional.

He knows the deal. There is an art to food service. Isaac know it. It's not hard. The food a c, cocktails b, ambiance b. When there is a live band playing turn down led zeppelin. I love zeppelin but a live band gets first dibs.

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OT
Washington DC
43 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 3Food 2Service 4Ambience 5

It seems that staff couldn’t keep up with the level of customers and when our food arrived it had been sitting in the kitchen for quite some time.

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WM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We came for the Friday night prime rib and shrimp. The food was excellent and top quality. We will definitely be returning!

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OT
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Awesome service. Prime rib was excellent. We will definitely be going again!!!

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R
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 2

This is a restaurant I had been to in the past and had very positive things to say. Unfortunately, not this time. Upon arrival, there was a wait to get seated as the hostess was explaining the menu to someone. We were seated in the bar area which was loud. It was difficult to even hear our waiter at times. The cocktails were well made and large. The calamari appetizer was very good and also a good portion. I ordered crabcakes for an entree. Unfortunately, they were burned on the bottom and partially inedible. I pointed this out to our waiter who was appropriately apologetic. Overall, I feel the price charged was not worth it.

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JM
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent food & beverage -- friendly, efficient service by Yuri., et al. I am a year round resident and Blackwall Hitch is one of my go to restaurants year round,

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RA
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Had a big party for a bday party and the hightop looking at towards the avenue was outstanding.

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SD
Baltimore
9 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Love music was playing while we were there (530 on) in the bar which made it hard to have dinner conversation in dining room. Food was good maybe a little pricey but need to consider location.

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OT
New England
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Great food! Loved the grilled watermelon salad and the peach cobbler

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OT
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Always a good spot. Becoming a fav in RB

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NU
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Blackwall Hitch is a beautiful resturant! Loved the decor (was taking inspiration photos for my kitchen remodel!) the staff was knowledgeable and accommodating, answering menu questions and making side swap side without complaint. The drinks are delicious but a little on the pricey side. I wouldn’t come here if I wanted more than one or two cocktails. The sides were definitely geared to special diets - intact I was wishing there was a plain coke slaw for my mom who doesn’t like spicy foods or cauliflower. Overall a great meal and a wonderful experience.

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KH
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

The fried green tomatoes were Awesome! I only wish they had stated in the menu that the slaw had cilantro in it. I would not have ordered it.

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SD
Mississippi
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It was a wonderful dinner and prices were good. Was celebrating sister's retirement and she loved it.

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