Brothers Anthony & Chris Jacona of Zogg’s & the Sea Hogg Food Truck, along with Paradise Grill’s Al Tortella, have opened their new WHEELHOUSE in the old Wharf location smack in the middle of Lewes on the Lewes-Rehoboth Canal by the drawbridge. The festivities began on Friday, 4/13 at 5 p.m. Finally! New life in that long-neglected spot.
MEET THE BOSSES ON SIP & BITE WITH THE REHOBOTH FOODIE. CLICK HERE FOR A PODCAST OF THE 3/24 BROADCAST.
This sort of venue is right in these guys’ wheelhouses, and 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.
Things got off to a rough start – NOT unusual for a brand new restaurant (especially in a completely remodeled space). So take some of the attached comments with a grain of salt. Things are going to be rough both in the kitchen and in the front of house for the first few weeks of any new eatery. But these guys have done this before and I am confident that things have already improved.
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The menu is very casual, as you might expect there on the canal. Tacos, sliders, burgers, and a particularly good mac & cheese. We had the shrimp/chorizo po’boy off the lunch sandwich menu and liked it a lot. The sliders were well-stuffed with pulled chicken, and I like the seeded roll. Of course you would expect the tacos to be right, given the Zoggs connection, and we also enjoyed the wings (I asked for them extra crispy). See the lunch menu here. Check out the photos in the gallery, and I will post more info after a return visit or two. Click here to see the dinner menu.
Wheelhouse is on the Lewes-Rehoboth Canal at the drawbridge in downtown Lewes at 7 Anglers Road. They are also accessible by boat, though you should call first to verify slip availability. Call to check their hours (and entertainment schedule) at (302) 645-7846. There’s tons of free parking. Click to see the website.