Dewey’s Lighthouse Restaurant reopening on July 29


Lighthouse Cove Development Company and TKo Hospitality announced the re-opening of The Lighthouse Restaurant in Dewey Beach. The restaurant will re-open to the public on Thursday, July 29th, at 11 am.

The Lighthouse Restaurant re-opens with a 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 beach volleyball court.

The Lighthouse Restaurant overlooks  Rehoboth Bay with indoor and outdoor dining, raw bar, handcrafted cocktails, and live entertainment.

“The re-opening 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 beachfront environment,” said Thomas J. Hanna, president of Harvey Hanna & Associates and Lighthouse Cove redevelopment partner. The Lighthouse Cove property is an affiliate development project of  Newport Harvey, Hanna & Associates, Inc.

The Lighthouse Restaurant will be operated and managed by Delaware-based TKo Hospitality Management. 


The Lighthouse Restaurant is led by Managing Director Drew DiFonzo, General Manager Joe Reinhart, operations manager Dan Phelps, and Executive Chef Rob Sosnovich.

The restaurant management team has decades of experience operating successful food and beverage establishments in the region.

The reopening will create  25 new jobs, including 10 full-time jobs.

“We are excited to re-open 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, President and Partner of TKo Hospitality.

The Lighthouse Restaurant announced plans for a Grand Re-Opening Celebration for the public on Thursday, July 29th featuring drink specials and live entertainment.

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The restaurant is part of the Lighthouse Cove resort redevelopment project featuring the Hyatt Place Dewey Beach, bayside residential condominiums at The Residences at Lighthouse Cove; the Lighthouse Cove Event Center, The Lighthouse Restaurant; and Dewey Beach’s first ADA compliant public Baywalk.

The restaurant was undergoing its first renovation in 2020  as part of the Lighthouse Cove redevelopment when it was destroyed in an arson-caused fire.