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124 Dickinson St., Dewey Beach, DE 19971
+1 302-227-4333
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11:30 am - 1:00 am
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Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 1:00 am
Dining options: Dinner
Description: Step into The Lighthouse for the classic Dewey Beach experience. Whether...
Step into The Lighthouse for the classic Dewey Beach experience. Whether you're looking for Dewey's best Raw Bar, Sports Bar, our famous Orange Crush or just great seafood-inspired pub food, there's something for everybody at The Lighthouse.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
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This place is pretty good, average I would say. Not much open this time of the year and during the opening weekend of the Starboard I would have expected more staff but while service was slow it was quality service none the less.

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 22, 2015
Jaime L
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Olney, Maryland
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52 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

This was a good choice for lunch. I had Maryland Crab Soup and salad and was quite happy with both. My daughter had chicken wrap which was good too

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The_Business_Manager, General Manager at The Lighthouse, responded to this review

TravelerFr0mMaryland, thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. We're so happy you got the opportunity to dine at the Lighthouse. It's always our goal to provide a wonderful time for our guests, by cooking up classic beach food to enjoy with your view of the bay! The Maryland Crab Soup and chicken wrap are both... More 

Baltimore, Maryland
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Loved the menu and The People, Matt and Lo are awesome, Dan the manager was fun and easy to talk to I would recomend this restaurant for a nice dinner overlooking the bay with a great menu

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The_Business_Manager, General Manager at The Lighthouse, responded to this review

Jennifer, thank you for taking the time to review The Lighthouse. All your kind words certainly made our day! One of our greatest priorities is to ensure that our patrons have an amazing meal and fully appreciate the beauty of the surrounding bay area. Hearing that our goals were realized during your visit is most encouraging! The staff members you... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015 via mobile

The view was amazing, food was great, and service was awesome. Our meals were almost to much to eat. Not very often I can't eat everything on my plate. Will most deffenitly recommend to others and I will be going back.

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The_Business_Manager, General Manager at The Lighthouse, responded to this review

CodyLevis, we're so glad you had an excellent dining experience with us! Thank you for telling us about your visit. It was our pleasure to provide you with an amazing view, great food, and awesome service! Our goal is to make sure every guest is taken care of from the time you arrive until the minute you leave. Better to... More 

Delaware usa
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

With Clay in the kitchen all food was great. He came out and asked if all was good. Off season he had the time but it was a nice personal touch.

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The_Business_Manager, Public Relations Manager at The Lighthouse, responded to this review

bluefish77also, thank you for leaving us a wonderful review, and thank you for choosing to dine with us. We are very pleased to hear that you enjoyed your dinner with us at The Lighthouse! We think the winter off-season is an amazing time to come and visit us here at The Lighthouse. We're glad you enjoyed the personal attention from... More 

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

This place is pretty good, average I would say. Not much open this time of the year and during the opening weekend of the Starboard I would have expected more staff but while service was slow it was quality service none the less.

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The_Business_Manager, Public Relations Manager at The Lighthouse, responded to this review

Jaime L, thank you for taking the time to leave us a review, and thank you for choosing to dine with us. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your time with us at The Lighthouse. We really do appreciate you taking the time to share your feedback with us, as it helps make us a better restaurant moving... More 

Dover, Delaware
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55 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

Very nice restaurant overlooking the bay. Go at night to have a view of the OC skyline. Service was very good. Nice a

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The_Business_Manager, Public Relations Manager at The Lighthouse, responded to this review

Rovercomer, thank you for leaving us a kind review, and thank you for choosing to dine with us! We're happy to hear how much you enjoyed your experience with us at The Lighthouse. You're right- the view doesn't get much better! We love that we're able to spend every day looking out at the bay! We will make sure to... More 

Clifton, New Jersey
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70 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

It's a beach bar with the best crab cakes I've had ever! There was no filler that I could find and lumps of crab is all that escaped the bread. Rail drinks (well drinks for those from NJ) were only $3 during happy hour...who could beat that! Only down side is it was very cold - it was December but... More 

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The_Business_Manager, Public Relations Manager at The Lighthouse, responded to this review

Foodaholic5270, thank you for leaving us a kind review, and thank you for choosing to dine with us. We're happy to hear you enjoyed your experience at The Lighthouse! From reading your review, it sounds like you really enjoyed the crab cakes! Our culinary team works hard to provide food that is fresh and delicious, and we're thrilled to hear... More 

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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36 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Take away the fabulous view at sunset and you've got a little shot-n-beer bar with mediocre food and the stench of raw sewage that would make most anything unappetizing. We moved inside after only a few minutes when we couldn't take it anymore. What a shame. Our waitress was sweet and we tipped her heavy because we'd all been servers... More 

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The_Business_Manager, Public Relations Manager at The Lighthouse, responded to this review

LikeARollingStone, thank you for coming in and dining with us. We're sorry to hear about your experience with us at The Lighthouse. Over the next few weeks, foundation work is being done for the expansion at our neighbor's The Hyatt Place. Since the water table is so low, ground water is constantly being pumped into the bay. It does have... More 

Bound Brook, New Jersey
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55 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

We ended up here just to watch the Monday night football game (Giants) and had a great time. We didn't know about any of the specials (wings and football bingo), so we ate wings, drank wine and played football bingo - which was a riot! A good time was had by all!

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The_Business_Manager, Public Relations Manager at The Lighthouse, responded to this review

Sharon B, thanks for leaving us a review and for coming in for Monday Night Football! We're happy to hear you all had a great night with us! Spending your Monday watching football at The Lighthouse is always a fantastic choice! From wings to football bingo, there's sure to be a good time for everyone. We're glad you enjoyed everything,... More 

Ellicott City, Maryland
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50 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

This is a very pleasant setting on a patio with great views overlooking the bay. It had a decent menu, something for everyone. The service was excellent, and the food was pretty good. Even though we were in the area for only 5 days, we decided to go back a second time and had another good experience as well.

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The_Business_Manager, Public Relations Manager at The Lighthouse, responded to this review

NuffNFair, thank you for leaving us a review and for choosing to dine with us during your time in Dewey! We're happy to hear you had an enjoyable experience at The Lighthouse! It's great to hear how pleased you with our menu and the service you received! We'll be sure to let our culinary team know that you enjoyed your... More 

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Additional Information about The Lighthouse

Address: 124 Dickinson St., Dewey Beach, DE 19971
Phone Number: +1 302-227-4333
Location: United States  >  Delaware (DE)  >  Dewey Beach
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:30 am - 1:00 am
Monday 11:30 am - 1:00 am
Tuesday 11:30 am - 1:00 am
Wednesday 11:30 am - 1:00 am
Thursday 11:30 am - 1:00 am
Friday 11:30 am - 1:00 am
Saturday 11:30 am - 1:00 am
Average Prices: USD 20

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 124 Dickinson St., Dewey Beach, DE 19971
  • Location: United States  >  Delaware (DE)  >  Dewey Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 302-227-4333

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20

Description

Step into The Lighthouse for the classic Dewey Beach experience. Whether you're looking for Dewey's best Raw Bar, Sports Bar, our famous Orange Crush or just great seafood-inspired pub food, there's something for everybody at The Lighthouse.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 1:00 am
Monday
11:30 am - 1:00 am
Tuesday
11:30 am - 1:00 am
Wednesday
11:30 am - 1:00 am
Thursday
11:30 am - 1:00 am
Friday
11:30 am - 1:00 am
Saturday
11:30 am - 1:00 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?