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The Lighthouse

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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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  • 15
    Excellent
  • 18
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 11
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Great bay views

This is a family tradition for us. We make at least one visit to this restaurant while in Dewey Beach. Burgers are wonderful. Staff is friendly. But the views are what we go for!

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
Angie B
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Center Valley, Pennsylvania, United States
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Center Valley, Pennsylvania, United States
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

This is a family tradition for us. We make at least one visit to this restaurant while in Dewey Beach. Burgers are wonderful. Staff is friendly. But the views are what we go for!

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

Angie, thank you for the great review! We're delighted to hear The Lighthouse is a family tradition for you! It's wonderful you enjoy our cuisine and staff so much. We agree the views are hard to beat. There's nothing quite like good burgers with an ever better view! Thank you again for the great review. We're looking forward to seeing... More 

Pennsylvania
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

The hotel clerk said this was fancy, fancy, but it was incredibly laid-back and the entire staff couldn't have been better. Great food, gorgeous setting outside on the bay (watch for the glare from the setting sun though). The food was delicious, and nicely priced. Great selection.

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

pyrewoman, thank you for the excellent review! Hearing from happy patrons is always great. We appreciate the compliments to our staff and will be sure to pass them on. They work very hard to make sure all of our guests leave smiling and satisfied! It's also great to hear you enjoyed the view so much. There's nothing quite like eating... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Thanks to Lo (Bartender/Manager) for being hospitable and genuinely attentive to this lone traveler. His recommendations of the Chincoteague Oysters and Crab Grilled Cheese were spot on. Service was so great that I returned later to have a night cap and met the effervescent and bubbly, Marissa. Everyone made me feel welcome and I recognized it from the minute I... More 

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

Franklin J, thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts with us and the TripAdvisor community! We're so glad you had an exceptional experience. We'll be sure to pass your compliments down to Lo and Marissa. They will love to hear your appreciation! His recommendations of the Chincoteague Oysters and Crab Grilled Cheese were spot on. They're definitely... More 

New Columbia, Pennsylvania
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

This restaurant was located right behind the Hyatt Place Dewey hotel so very convenient for us. We ate outside with our dog & crab fries are a must have! Service great & food was fresh & good & reasonable price.

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

Dianne506, thanks for taking the time to share this review with us and the TripAdvisor community. We're delighted to hear that you enjoyed your dining experience at The Lighthouse! We truly appreciate your gracious compliments, and will be sure to pass your review along to the rest of our team. The crab fries were a very great choice! We can't... More 

Lewes, DE
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116 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

No-- this place is not fine dining but rather fairly limited standard pub fare. However, what they do serve, they do right! Love the hand cut fries!! The charm of this Dewey landmark is part nostalgia -- watching so many that did the taco toss 'right of passage' come of age and more sedately return with family and pets to... More 

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

Thanks for sharing this review with us, SunnydaysLewes_DE. We're delighted to hear how satisfied you were with your dining experience at The Lighthouse. Nothing is more important to us than the happiness of our guests, so we appreciate your kind compliments! We hope to have you back again soon! Thanks again for reviewing us, SunnydaysLewes_DE. Take care, and have a... More 

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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

The burgers are absolutely fantastic. Homemade ranch dressing is thick and creamy. Loved it. We were dying for a good burger and found it. Plus Mondays are $2 off burgers and we ate and bill was under 25$. Highly recommend.

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

Thanks for sharing this review with us, Dennis. We're delighted to hear how satisfied you were with your dining experience at The Lighthouse. It sounds like you made some great menu choices; we'll be sure to let our culinary team know how much you enjoyed it all! We really appreciate all of your kind compliments, and we hope you know... More 

Baltimore, Maryland
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63 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

For decades, this is been the place to go for Friday night happy hour. It's called the taco toss. Just a view of the falling sun setting is enough to make it a fabulous evening, but friends and homemade orange and grapefruit crushes make it even better experience. Very cheap tacos/nachos and even a seafood bar can feed hungry happy... More 

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

Patti-Peek, thank you for your review of The Lighthouse! We're so happy to have a faithful follower of ours leave us such a kind word! We're glad you've frequented our Taco Toss throughout the years and had a wonderful experience each time. Nothing beats being able to fill up quick on all your favorite foods while watching an extraordinary sunset.... More 

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24 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

service was AWESOME! view of the bay was delightful. Didn't eat here, just had a few beers at the bar.

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

TinyNbig, thank you for reaching out to us with your feedback. We're so happy you had a chance to stop by and that our team treated you well! We'll be sure to let our staff know they did a great job accommodating you. Next time, we'd like to have you stay for dinner! Thank you again for sharing your rating.... More 

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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

stopped in for lunch after check-in at Hyatt. Burgers were good, beer was cold and waitress was friendly. Nice view of bay, and pretty sunsets from the deck.

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

Bill, thanks for taking the time to review our restaurant. We're glad to hear that you enjoyed your dining experience at The Lighthouse. We're delighted to hear that you were satisfied with your food, drink, and service, and it's great to know that you were able to appreciate our beautiful view of the bay. We would love to see you... More 

Columbus, Ohio
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33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

We'd planned on a nice dinner but it was so dirty that we left after only having a beer. Even the paper napkins were dirty. the table next to us had their do ON TOP of the table.

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

Thanks for sharing this review with us, beachoh. We're disappointed to hear that you were not satisfied with your dining experience at The Lighthouse. Please know that we have taken note of your concern regarding the cleanliness of our restaurant, and we will be meeting with our management team to discuss it in greater detail. Thanks again for the feedback,... More 

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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?