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The Lighthouse

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124 Dickinson St, Dewey Beach, DE 19971-2403
+1 302-227-4333
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Thu - Fri 4:00 pm - 1:00 am
Sat - Sun 11:00 am - 1:00 am
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Gaithersburg, Maryland
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82 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 165 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 1, 2016

We stayed in the connected Hyatt and were craving fish and chips which they serve so we came here. The food was fine, not great but certainly tolerable. Service was incredibly slow especially considering they were not very busy. Lots of people gathered in the bar section watching beach volleyball and making a lot of noise, but the restaurant section... More 

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Thank Charles A
Dan P, General Manager at The Lighthouse, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your feedback, Charles. We're disappointed to hear you aren't completely satisfied with your recent visit, as we value providing all of our guests with an excellent experience from beginning to end. Please know your feedback will be addressed with the appropriate members of our team so we may improve for the future. We hope you'll give... More 

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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113 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2016

The folks here are very friendly and quite good. The view of the bay is excellent, indoors and outdoors. The Philly Steak and Cheese is authentic, the fries are served hot, and the hamburger can be a main course. The age shows, but so does the tradition as a sports bar with an outstanding raw bar, lots of sea food... More 

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Thank TravelingAllena
Dan P, General Manager at The Lighthouse, responded to this review

Dear Guest, thank you for the great rating! We're thrilled to hear how much you enjoy the excellent bay view we have here at The Lighthouse! It's fantastic to hear you thoroughly enjoy our delicious Philly Cheese Stead and Hamburger. We're pleased to know our staff always provides you with exceptional service, especially Allyssa. Your praise will be passed on.... More 

Chambersburg, Pennsylvania
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107 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 24, 2016

We stayed at the Hyatt and The Lighthouse was a very short walk away! We came here for dinner the first night we stayed and it was pretty good. I got a burger which I think was maybe boiled instead of grilled which I didn't care for, but the fries were super good. My boyfriend and mom both got shrimp... More 

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Thank Anon5684
Dan P, General Manager at The Lighthouse, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your review with us. We're happy to see you enjoyed your time with us. The view is perfect! We believe it helps to add to your meal. Nothing like pairing a beautiful view with a delicious meal! Again, thank you for sharing your experience. We'd love to show you an even better time. We're looking forward... More 

Loganton, Pennsylvania
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 30, 2016

We were there recently and had a large group of people (10-15) that pulled several tables together and all sat together on the deck. We had a mix of children all the way up to senior citizens, with multiple smaller groups ordering on separate checks, some ordering appetizers and some not, people asking questions on the menu and special items,... More 

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1 Thank zeito29
Dan P, General Manager at The Lighthouse, responded to this review

Thank you so much for sharing your review of The Lighthouse! We are delighted to see that you stopped by and enjoyed everything. It's great to hear that our staff was able to accommodate your large group. We always want to make sure everyone has a wonderful dining experience. We take a lot of pride in our excellent staff. We... More 

Newtown, Pennsylvania, United States
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 28, 2016 via mobile

Location can't be better , right on the bay ! The sunsets are perfect and a walk on the docks a must for those last sun set pics ! The food is OK but it's well known for a gathering place to enjoy drinks and beach volleyball ! Live music and Djs for everyone's taste ! Can't beat the scenery... More 

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Thank Leslie N
Dan P, General Manager at The Lighthouse, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your thoughts with us, Leslie. It's great to hear that you enjoyed a beautiful evening at The Lighthouse. We're glad that you appreciated the scenic views and entertainment offered while dining with us. We would love to share an even more positive dining experience with you in the future - delicious cuisine included! Have a lovely... More 

Reading, Pennsylvania
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121 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 23, 2016

Grabbed some seasoned fries and "cheap" late night drafts while being entertained by some excellent late night live musicians. Definitely will stop in again the next time I'm in town.

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Thank clmusser
Dan P, General Manager at The Lighthouse, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for the great review! We're pleased to hear that you had a great dining experience at The Lighthouse. It's wonderful to know that you enjoyed a night out with great beer and live music. We appreciate you taking the time to share your thoughts with us, and look forward to having you back again soon. Have... More 

virginia
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200 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 5, 2016 via mobile

Wonderful view, happy hour specials for feeding the kids who don't care about food quality are great...BUT...when you receive a warm beer with no label...come on...that's creepy...and the orange crush drink that's advertised was so watered down, ugh...this place could be great...just bring up the quality...why not?

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Thank travelingfoodiefam
Dan P, General Manager at The Lighthouse, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback, travelingfoodiefam. We are sorry to hear that you were unsatisfied with your experience dining with us. Your opinion is something we take very seriously. Please know that your concerns will be passed on to the proper team members so that we can make improvements for the future. If you ever have any questions about our... More 

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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191 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 27, 2016 via mobile

Visited The Lighthouse around 10pm during the week as we wanted to sit outside and watch the bay while eating... The Lighthouse was calling to us so we stopped in. I enjoyed fried shrimp and fries and my friend had the Crab Grill Cheese. Both were served hot and flavorful. Our waitress, Dana, was terrific and attentive. Thoroughly enjoyed sitting... More 

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Thank cindyfawn
Dan P, General Manager at The Lighthouse, responded to this review

Thank you for the glowing review, Cindy! It's fantastic to hear you and your friend enjoyed the bay view we have here at The Lighthouse! We're delighted to hear you two enjoyed our delicious Fried Shrimp with Fries and Crab Grill Cheese. It's wonderful to know Dana provided you with excellent service. We look forward to serving you both again... More 

Greenville, South Carolina
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 21, 2016

I've had great mussels but the $3 Happy Hour mussels were as good as any I've had (including at quite a few famous mussel eateries in Belgium). The broth had a light citrus flavor with a delicate balance of hot pepper - quite surprising for bar food. The rest of the meal was average. The fish and chips had crispy,... More 

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Thank LudwigVonKelkheim
Dan P, General Manager at The Lighthouse, responded to this review

Dear Guest, thank you for sharing your feedback. It's unfortunate to hear you aren't completely satisfied with your recent dining experience We're disappointed to hear the noise level was too high and not all the food you were served met your expectations. We truly value providing our guests with excellent cuisine and a comfortable environment. Please know these concerns will... More 

Clayton, NJ
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 21, 2016

We were staying at the Hyatt Dewey Beach and stopped by the Lighthouse for drinks on Friday night. Great drinks, bartenders and awesome views! Enjoyed it so much we brought others back on Saturday! Can't wait to go back again!

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Thank Lovetotravelnj6
Dan P, General Manager at The Lighthouse, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your review of The Lighthouse! We're glad you made us a part of your Dewey Beach visit! There's really no better way to spend the day than with a drink in hand watching the most beautiful sunset around. We can't wait to have you back soon! Thank you again. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$20
Cuisine
American, Bar
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Parking Available
Good for
Large groups, Families with children, Bar scene, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Thursday
4:00 pm - 1:00 am
Friday
4:00 pm - 1:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 124 Dickinson St, Dewey Beach, DE 19971-2403
  • Location: United States  >  Delaware (DE)  >  Dewey Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 302-227-4333
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.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?