Photograph by Joe Del Tufo
Veteran Wilmington restaurateurs Steve and Mike Lucey have set their sights farther afield—to Dewey Beach this time. The brothers expect to open their latest venture, Forgotten Mile Ale House, at the end of June or the beginning of July.
But don’t expect to find a seafood shack or crab house. The new restaurant, named after the stretch on Coastal Highway between Dewey and Rehoboth Beach, will feature fare similar to what the Luceys offer at their Ulysses American Gastropub in Wilmington and Six Paupers Tavern and Restaurant in Hockessin—like their popular mahi mahi tacos, for instance.
“It will be a family restaurant where you can bring kids, college students and grandparents,” Steve Lucey says. “We always loved the area. My parents bought a house there four years ago.” When the former Captain’s Table went on the market, the Luceys were familiar with the site and thought it had potential.
“There’s nowhere to go,” Steve explains. “Dewey is a party town. Rehoboth can be a parking hassle.” The restaurant, which is being completely refurbished, came with a prized amenity: a 60-spot parking lot.