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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
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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  • 7
    Excellent
  • 9
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 10
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Yes, It's a Beach Bar

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 18, 2014
Foodaholic5270
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Clifton, New Jersey
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Clifton, New Jersey
Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 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
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
31 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
25 helpful votes 25 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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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 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
Top Contributor
84 reviews 84 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
89 helpful votes 89 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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Lewes, Delaware
Top Contributor
114 reviews 114 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

The Lighthouse is the place to go for Friday afternoon/early evening. The placed is packed with a 30's + crowd, taking in a view of Rehoboth Bay, watching the sunset, and enjoying a few drinks. A DJ plays music to keep things lively and as the evening progresses, and more drinks are consumed, the dance floor becomes a source of... More 

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

nazotraveler, thank you for leaving a nice review, and we'd also like to thank you for choosing to dine with us. We are very glad to hear you had a wonderful time at The Lighthouse. We want to thank you for sharing your experience with us and the TripAdvisor community. We truly appreciate when guests take the time out of... More 

West Chester
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

My boyfriend and I went to go here for dinner on a Friday night, but we told that they don't serve dinner on Fridays. Seriously!?!? I have never heard of that! And there website says nothing about that! Disappointed!

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Mission Viejo, California
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81 reviews 81 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

Happened upon this place on the bay side. Great location with sunset views across the bay. What impressed me the most was their informal taco bar. Fantastic tacos for $1.00, nachos and other selections, all I believe for $1.00 and I had some cocktail shrimp (6 huge shrimp for $4.00). Great friendly atmosphere. We'll definitely go back when we are... More 

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

Ben C, thank you for writing a great review, and we'd also like to thank you for stopping by! We are thrilled to hear you had a wonderful experience while visiting us. One thing is for certain, our Taco Toss can't be beat! It's great to know you felt our tacos were delicious. We'll make sure to let our culinary... 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 1 - 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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?