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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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Hours:
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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37 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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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
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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 55 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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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69 reviews 69 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 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 36 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 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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40 reviews 40 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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 50 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 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 

Cincinnati, Ohio
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We had dinner here on our first night coming into Delaware and I wish we didn't. We were seated very quickly- ocean view. Seemed like it was going to be a good dinner and then everything went down hill from there. We waited and waited for someone to asks us for drinks and to even come back and take our... More 

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Kenosha, Wisconsin
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Fun place to have a drink with friends! Dislike:bathrooms not close.You have to actually leave the bar and go outside to a public type bathroom. Liked: the bay views! This is a good place to be near the rudder, see sports on TV and get a beer!

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

Denny D, thank you for leaving a review and thank you for coming in to see us! We're happy to hear you've had an enjoyable experience at The Lighthouse. From reading your review, we saw you mentioned the beautiful view! We're so lucky to be right on the water. It's hard not to have a great evening with friends when... More 

Washington Dc, District Of Columbia
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84 reviews 84 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Love the view over the bay- great for sunset Service was spotty and boiled shrimp was ok but not very fresh

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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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