Dewey Beach’s Lighthouse Restaurant set to reopen July 29

Guests welcomed back with live entertainment, drink specials
July 22, 2021

Lighthouse Cove Development Company and TKo Hospitality announced that the Lighthouse Restaurant in Dewey Beach will reopen to the public at 11 a.m., Thursday, July 29.

Continuing the Lighthouse Cove tradition of providing award-winning amenities, the Lighthouse Restaurant boasts newly designed, coastal-inspired décor featuring an open-air concept complete with new kitchen facilities, expanded seating, wrap-around bayside deck, and an exterior deck bar overlooking the Rehoboth Bay and a beach volleyball court. The Lighthouse Restaurant offers a new bayside dining experience in Dewey Beach with indoor and outdoor seating, fresh coastal-inspired dishes, raw bar, handcrafted cocktails, live entertainment, and stunning sunsets – all within steps of the expanded bayside beach and baywalk.

“The reopening of the Lighthouse Restaurant is an exciting milestone for the Lighthouse Cove property, which continues to establish itself as one of the most captivating waterfront hospitality destinations along the mid-Atlantic coastline. This setting offers spectacular sunsets with a one-of-a-kind festive Rehoboth Bay beach front environment,” said Thomas J. Hanna, Harvey Hanna & Associates president and Lighthouse Cove redevelopment partner. The Lighthouse Cove property is an affiliate development project of Harvey, Hanna & Associates Inc.

The Lighthouse Restaurant will be operated and managed by Delaware-based TKo Hospitality Management. Its leadership team is led by Managing Director Drew DiFonzo, General Manager Joe Reinhart, Operations Manager Dan Phelps, and Executive Chef Rob Sosnovich. Together, the restaurant management team has decades of experience operating many successful food and beverage establishments in New York; Philadelphia; Ocean City, Berlin, and Salisbury, Md.; and Newark, Rehoboth Beach, and Dewey Beach. The reopening is creating 25 new jobs, including 10 full-time positions.

“We are excited to reopen this iconic restaurant in Dewey Beach and are proud of the incredible team of talented hospitality veterans we have assembled to operate the Lighthouse,” said Vince DiFonzo, TKo Hospitality president and partner.

The Lighthouse Restaurant’s grand reopening celebration for the public will take place Thursday, July 29, featuring drink specials and live entertainment. All-day beverage specials include $5 draft beers and Fireball, $6 house wines, and $7 crushes, Sunset Rocks Margaritas and Bayside Pirates. The Bilenki Duo will entertain patrons with live music from 5 to 7 p.m., and Cherry Crush Trio will perform from 7 to 10 p.m.

The Lighthouse Restaurant is at 124 Dickinson Ave., Dewey Beach. For more information, go to, follow on Facebook and Instagram, or call 302-227-4333.

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