Wheelhouse Open

/ Updated on April 13, 2018

Well, you heard it here first, kids! Brothers Anthony & Chris Jacona of Zogg’s & the Sea Hogg Food Truck, along with Paradise Grill’s Al Tortella, opened their new WHEELHOUSE in the old Wharf location smack in the middle of Lewes on the Lewes-Rehoboth Canal by the drawbridge on FRIDAY, 4/13 at 5 p.m. Finally! New life in that long-neglected spot.


This sort of venue is right in these guys’ wheelhouses, so naturally the new incarnation of this iconic landmark will be called The Wheelhouse. Head Chef is none other than local guy Graham Reese. The guys offer a casual menu and a totally remodeled space (goodness knows it needed it!). There are few better spots in Lewes for amazing views – and of course that rare Lewes commodity, PARKING. Lots of it.

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  1. Jack Bostic says:

    We’re looking forward to a nice local spot to add to our Lewes favorites. Heard the hard opening last Friday was fantastic and so we’ll wait a week or so. We already like Gilligan’s and Pub and Publican in the area.

  2. Gary Keith says:

    I had the splended opportunity of a pre-opening tour with Anthony last week. The place looks phenominal and we can’t wait until Friday. Zogg’s is already our favorite haunt and we’re certain that any new endeaver by Anthony and Chris will be awesome!

  3. Tori says:

    Looking forward to the opening, the wharf was getting extremely pricey for a “Local Dive” feel. Nice to have a change, and I know this is a resort town but I hope they take care of the locals.

  4. Jimmy P. says:

    I understand, those 2 aircraft carriers docked out front helps pay the rent,
    BUT……being able to look at the water would be nice.

  5. Victoria says:

    Cautiously optimistic– not thrilled with most of the restaurants in the area and always hopeful when we hear that a new one is opening. Good luck!!!

  6. Rose Murphy says:

    so looking forward to your opening!! i work at the rehoboth beach country club..so i am in the business..love new places to have a meal!!!..rose

  7. Ellie Rosenthal says:

    So happy someone is taking over at the Wharf. Will be there as soon as it opens. We come to Lewes & Rehoboth a lot through Spring & fall. Looking forward to visiting the Wheelhouse. Were from Lancaster, Pa.

  8. Linda Kreiser says:

    So excited for this venture. Love the location. Please, please, please, some gluten free options.

  9. Rose Murphy says:

    looking forward to opening..it is a great location!!!

  10. Peter says:

    Wonderful news.

  11. Laurel C. says:

    Can’t wait!! What a nice addition to downtown Lewes!

  12. Mary says:

    Love this location and looking forward to what these folks bring to the table. I’m a fan of both Zogg’s and Paradise Grill!

  13. Jack Bostic says:

    Wow! What great news. We’ve had nothing but great experiences at Zogg’s and Paradise Grill. Hope their touch of gold works in Lewes too.

  14. Tracy Zigman says:

    THRILLED to hear! Way to go Anthony & Chris and AL – super excited and welcome your new OASIS in the heart of Lewes!! Long awaited. Thank YOU!! 🙂

  15. Magmoo says:

    Great news! When we first moved here almost twenty years ago, this was one of our favorites. Gone down hill ever since. Glad to see some quality people who know what they’re doing take over!

  16. Tony Donofrio says:

    Good music will bring us out!!

  17. Donna says:

    Your neighbors across Anglers Rd. at Hotel Blue welcome you!

  18. Dawn Petterson says:

    Bring it on, fellows! Can’t wait for you to open! This is great news for Lewes!

  19. DEMATTMAN says:

    Good luck on this major project. Can’t wait to see the new joint. Bring on those amazing tacos!

  20. Amy powers says:

    So happy to hear the good news!

  21. Roxanne Master says:

    I live here on Lewes Beach and I’m really looking forward to the opening of The Wheelhouse. I’m hoping it will be my new local favorite hot spot. ☺

  22. mark shafer says:

    welcome to the neighborhood, boys.

  23. Debby says:

    Great news! Love Zoggs!

  24. Barbara Coburn says:

    Anything would be better than the operator who had it in 2017. Awful!

  25. Russell S says:

    Been watching them work on the remodel for a few weeks now. Hard to miss the food truck on sight. Lets hope they brighten up the place a bit (a lot)
    Hopefully, the food is as good as the recent wharf, which tended to be excellent.

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