Alice's Restaurant
Alice's Restaurant
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Alice's Restaurant

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.alicesrestaurantnj.com/
  • Phone: 9736639600
  • Hours of Operation:
    Brunch: Saturday and Sunday 9:00 am to 3:00 pm Lunch: Friday 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm Dinner: Wednesday through Saturday 5:00 pm to 10:00 pm Sunday 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm
  • Payment Options: Diners Club,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American
  • Executive Chef: David Drake
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Alice's Restaurant
"Great food, comfortable drink" is the mission, but at Alice’s, it's about much more than that. With a broad deck that overlooks the main stretch of Lake Hopatcong, fresh produce from nearby Halsey Island, and a naturally simple (but rustic) decor, Alice's is a place that celebrates lake living and good company.

Lake Hopatcong resident Alice Szigethy opened Alice's in June 2009 to expand the selection of lake destinations. In this reinvention of a building that had been a series of eateries over several decades, the space features vaulted ceilings, reclaimed-barn-wood walls, comfy booths, and a full bar that extends from the airy interior to the breezy deck. A mahogany seating bar runs the length of the deck so guests can sit and enjoy a clear panorama of the water, and an austere metal awning gives outdoor diners a shady place to enjoy the view, the breeze-and, of course, the food.
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Alice's Restaurant reviews from OpenTable diners
  • Great value. Excellent food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 1/5/2012
    Great value. Excellent food We've brought many guests to eat here. Especially love it in the summer.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion, scenic view, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • My daughter & I love Alice's.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 12/18/2011
    My daughter & I love Alice's. We've been there quite a few times. Hard to find outdoor dining with a view in north jersey. Nice atmosphere, nice wait staff. My favorite spot even though it takes me 40 minutes to get there. Mac & cheese the best!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Had a wonderful experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 12/10/2011
    Had a wonderful experience at Alice's...food was delicious...great service...decorated pretty for the Holidays with a view of the lake...will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We loved it! Had a group of
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 12/9/2011
    We loved it! Had a group of six - we sat, talked & ate for several hours - had a wonderful time. Food was great, service was excellent. We'll be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always a dining pleasure when
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 11/5/2011
    Always a dining pleasure when we go to Alice's. Service and food are excellent. Our favorite place on the lake and in the area.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Food was very good and the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/27/2011
    Food was very good and the view of the lake outstanding.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent! David Drake, Al
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 10/26/2011
    Excellent! David Drake, Al and the rest of their staff made this experience worth the drive, even if it is off the beaten path. If you don't know David's outstanding reputation, simply Google him. His culinary skills rate among the best this seasoned, international traveler has ever experienced. David's foie gras rendition is absolutely legendary and sets the benchmark for all others to be judged against. And while the "menu" appears somewhat limited, just put in a special request to the chef and you won't be disappointed. Quality, presentation, service and value not to mention the scenic view elevates Alice's to the ranks of the best of the best... Definitely worth a visit!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Alice's never disappoints.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 10/23/2011
    Alice's never disappoints. Great food and an excellent wait staff.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, scenic view, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Alice's never disappoints!
    Jackir
    Dined on 10/15/2011
    Alice's never disappoints! The food was suberb and the service we received from Lynette was outstanding! This is what makes me a repeat customer!!!
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  • poorly managed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 10/9/2011
    Went there because it has outdoor seating, however there was a 45 minute wait. So we sat inside. by the time we got our drinks, 15 mins later there were several outdoor tables available. We didn't ask to move. The waitress came to take our order and the 2 things we wanted were not available. Menu had fish of the day, that also was not available. The striped bass on the menu was now substituted for cod. I ordered steak, which was tender, but the whole meal was very bland. Waitress came once during our meal. We finished our meal at 6:35 and the waitress finally came over at 7 to see if we were ok. We asked for bill which was another 10 mins.The place is poorly managed and we saw several empty tables however, peole coming in were told 2hr wait
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    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Overall very nice dining experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 10/2/2011
    Overall very nice dining experience. Staff was friendly and efficient. Food looked and tasted great. Good selection on menu...plenty of dishes I am tempted to return and try. Every table has a great west-facing view of Lake Hopatcong and sunset. During boating season there is clearly the potential for a vivacious scene... ...and even if you aren't boating, you are less than 20 minutes from the big AMC theater in Rockaway, so it is great for dinner-and-a-movie date nights year 'round.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • This was my second time to
    Jackir
    Dined on 10/2/2011
    This was my second time to Alice's -- this time for brunch. Another wonderful experience with attentive service.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I love the sauces and spices
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/1/2011
    I love the sauces and spices the Chef is pairing with the foods. Great updates to some traditional menu items.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, scenic view, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • you must go to this restaurant!!!!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/1/2011
    this place is excellent!!food is outstanding,ambiance is wonderful,music is great.our waiter brian was very nice and very helpful with the menu.he made us feel very welcome.we loved it.would go back again and again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great spot to see the sunset
    Foodiex2VIP
    Dined on 9/25/2011
    Great spot to see the sunset over the lake, fun and casual. Our meal was very good, burger done to perfection, everything served piping hot.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The service was excellent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/23/2011
    The service was excellent and the food was good. A little pricey for the portion size and the food was a little over "spiced". Very strong flavors, sometimes a little overpowering. I have been here three times now but I am not sure if it is worth another visit. I do love the fact that it is very child friendly. I hate when kids get crayons to keep them busy because they always end up on the floor and the kids spend more time under the table finding them then sitting and eating. Alices is brilliant by giving kids "bendaroos". It keeps them busy for the entire time and they love it!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • love love love this restaurant!!!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/21/2011
    loved this restaurant.food was fantastic!!crabcake outstanding!!bridget was our waitress and she was above and beyond great.she really made us feel very welcomed as if we were regulars.you can tell she really likes working here.we already made another reservation.also the music they play is awesome.the view of the lake is just beautiful.i highly recommend this restuarant
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food and service match the view
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/18/2011
    We were there for lunch on an off-season Sunday so comments on crowd, bar scene etc are not applicable. David Drake's skilled hand is apparent, even if he wasn't in the kitchen that day. The food is simple but fresh, creative and just well executed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointing that they removed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/17/2011
    Disappointing that they removed the spinach & bacon salad (which was excellent and unique) from the menu.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Liked the envrionment, but
    amyfoodpro
    Dined on 9/10/2011
    Liked the envrionment, but was very disappointed in the food. With David Drake involved, thought it would be MUCH better than it was. Had the Paprika Grilled shrimp- tasteless shrimp, pasta a was stuck together and goopy- paprika sauce, non-descript. My husband had the ribs- ribs were baked or boied until the meat fell off the bone- no zest, no rub, no smoke- BBQ sauce was nothing better than Open Pit flavored. Did love the corn muffin in the bread basket. Been to Daryl's and loved it.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I'm not a big fan of swordfish
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 9/10/2011
    I'm not a big fan of swordfish but when they have it on the menu as a special, it is excellent...Great wait staff
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, scenic view, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food, great ambiance
    njdevil1VIP
    Dined on 9/4/2011
    This was our fourth visit to Alice's and have not had anything that was not simply excellent. Not a big menu, but everything is prepared very well. Service is attentive, but not overbearing. And the decor, while simple, is just right for the lake. Sitting on the deck on a warm night with a good wine and great food I'd just about as goodnas it gets. And Alice's really does it well. I should mention that ournfirst visit was in the dead of winter and everything was just as good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Breakfast lovers!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/4/2011
    Never had a bad dining experience in all the visits to Alice's. Great breakfast!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Alice's is Wonderful!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/23/2011
    From a nice selection of entrees to attentive service and a great outdoor seating area (we were treated to a clear-sky sunset over the lake), Alice's was a perfect place for my wife and I to celebrate our anniversary on a summer evening. Upon arriving at our OpenTable reservation time, we were immediately seated by the friendly hostess in the outdoor area. Both our meals were delicious: the fish and chips had just the right amount of crisp and great flavor, and the BBQ spare ribs, with meat that easily fell right off the bone, were very flavorful. We ended the evening with a warm chocolate cake full of chocolatey-goodness. We have already suggested Alice's to friends and will certainly be returning again soon!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice restaurant with good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/19/2011
    Nice restaurant with good food and wonderful views.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food, nice selection
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/13/2011
    Good food, nice selection of beer wine and cocktails. great views of Lake Hopatcong from deck. Inside is a little loud good value
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Another delicious meal at
    ldy1
    Dined on 8/12/2011
    Another delicious meal at Alice's. The food is just delicious. Thank you.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great view, food and unique NJ spot
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/7/2011
    Great view of Lake Hopatcong. Very restful, and feels like summer. really good food. have had ups and down with service here, but this last time was quite good. figured the summer help is finally getting good. Can come fairly casual or your Sunday best. Have expanded the length of the bar and patio seating since last year.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, scenic view, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food was great, but, not awesome
    KidZim
    Dined on 8/6/2011
    Food was great, but, not awesome like on ur past visit. But, for a rainy noight, a perfect place to be.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We usually eat at Alice's
    randolphwiseguy
    Dined on 7/30/2011
    We usually eat at Alice's once a month at least during the summer. We made a 7:15 Opent Table reservation but had to wait about 20 minutes for an outdoor table. It was a beautiful evening on their deck overlooking Lake Hopatcong with a clear view of the sunset over the Lake. Our waiter was very eager and although they did not have the exact wine my wife wanted he made sure to consult with the bartender who recommended something she liked very much. I had the cold cucumber soup which was a wonderful concept on a warm night but which needed an extra kick. My wife had a cold red pepper soup that was more flavorful. She had a burger which she enjoyed very much and I had the free-range chicken breast. Recommended for a summer night!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, scenic view, hot spot
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  • Excellent food using local
    Terrapin
    Dined on 7/30/2011
    Excellent food using local produce. Great lake views,service and ambiance. We,ll be back!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • This is our third time back
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/29/2011
    This is our third time back to Alice's and we've yet to be disappointed. The food is delicious and the service is excellent. We will definitely be back again!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Once again, one was not disappointe
    KidZim
    Dined on 7/28/2011
    Once again, one was not disappointed by the attention to detail and the quality of food. The wait staff was super, especially our server.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • This was our second time to
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/23/2011
    This was our second time to Alices, The service is first rate+, the food excellent and the views add to a very nice overall experience
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view
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  • Exceptional restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/23/2011
    We really enjoyed our dinner and have been there five times already.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view
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  • A nice place for casual dining
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/16/2011
    A nice place for casual dining overlooking the lake, especially as the sun sets. Helpful waitstaff, friendly environment. Can get a bit noisy depending on the crowd.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We loved this restaurant.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 7/15/2011
    We loved this restaurant. It has an unbelievable view from deck area. However, if you want a quick meal, this is not the restaurant for you. We had an 8:15PM reservation and waited til 9PM for an outdoor table. Weekends are very busy, but food is great!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, scenic view, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • overall enjoyable dining.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 7/14/2011
    overall enjoyable dining. Very approachable wine list. Calamari portion was undersized for cost. Solid food with good flavors but the portions could be a little more generous given the price of the specials
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    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food was good, staff was friendly
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 7/8/2011
    Food was good, staff was friendly and accommodating. view is great
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • sat on the deck overlooking
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 7/7/2011
    sat on the deck overlooking the lake on a beautiful night. Everything was wonderfull the food was terrific and the service exccellant.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic