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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, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for: Bar scene, Families with children
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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  • 18
    Excellent
  • 19
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 4
    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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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2015

Visited off-season on a sunny day. Restaurant was closing for the season and running specials. The food was excellent! Prime rib and burgers.

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Thank orange78Pa
The_Business_Manager, General Manager at The Lighthouse, responded to this review

Dear Guest, thank you for the 5 star review! We're so glad you decided to stop by for a visit. It's great you enjoyed our prime rib and burgers, and we'll be sure to pass the kind words along to our culinary team! Thank you once more! We hope you'll be back for another visit in the future. Have a... More 

Jersey City, New Jersey
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015

Stayed at the Hyatt next door, literally a two minute walk for a quick dinner. Great Fish and chips and amazing service!

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1 Thank Pcosta0913
The_Business_Manager, General Manager at The Lighthouse, responded to this review

Pcosta0913, thank you for the phenomenal review! We're delighted you enjoyed dining with us so much. Great choice with the fish and chips! It's definitely a staple favorite. We'll be sure to pass your kind words on to our servers as well! Once more, thank you for the great review. We hope to see you again soon! Take care, Pcosta0913. More 

2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015 via mobile

Great prices, good portions and very fresh! Staff was awesome (especially Matt our waiter). Try the crabby fries, crab cake and shrimp!!

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2 Thank Rachel H
The_Business_Manager, General Manager at The Lighthouse, responded to this review

Rachel, thank you very much for sharing this 5 star review with us here on our TripAdvisor page! It's so delightful to know you were entirely pleased with us at The Lighthouse! Nothing is more important to us than the satisfaction of our guests, and we are always striving to provide the most exemplary dining experiences! We're elated to know... More 

Malvern, Pa
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155 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2015

Upon walking in we entered on the outside bartenders area we inquired about a menu and he informed us he doesn't do that he's just the bartend what he did not tell us was that if we went to the other side there was a hostess stand that would seat us. We have never been there before so we had... More 

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1 Thank Curiouspb
The_Business_Manager, General Manager at The Lighthouse, responded to this review

Curiouspb, thanks for taking the time to write up this review and share your feedback with us. We're disappointed to hear that you were not pleased with your visit at The Lighthouse. We are constantly striving to provide our guests with exemplary dining experiences, so rest assured that we have made note of your concerns and will be meeting with... More 

Center Valley, Pennsylvania, United States
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29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 via mobile

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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1 Thank Angie B
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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24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 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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1 Thank pyrewoman
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 

2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015 via mobile

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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1 Thank Franklin J
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
Level Contributor
15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 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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1 Thank Dianne506
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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125 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 via mobile

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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1 Thank SunnydaysLewes_DE
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 

Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 via mobile

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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2 Thank Dennis W
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 

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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
  • Cuisine: American, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Families with children

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?