The Waterfront at The Abbey Resort
The Waterfront at The Abbey Resort
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The Waterfront at The Abbey Resort

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://theabbeyresort.com/dining/the_waterfront.cfm
  • Phone: 2622759034x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Bar open daily from 11am -11pm. Lunch served daily from 11am -4pm. Friday and Saturday dinner served 4pm - 10pm. Late night menu available from 10pm until 1am Friday and Saturday.
    Happy Hour daily from 4pm -7pm.
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Burgers, Barbecue
  • Executive Chef: Joshua North
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Entertainment: Enjoy live musical entertainment each weekend throughout the year from some of the best artists in the Lake and Chicagoland areas! Check our website for details on upcoming entertainment.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Highway 67
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: The Waterfront offers a private lot, separate from the hotel parking. The Abbey Resort also offers complimentary valet parking.
A word from The Waterfront at The Abbey Resort
There is no better place for great food, drinks and live entertainment than The Waterfront at The Abbey Resort! Our menu features delicious appetizers, burgers, BBQ, salads and more! Looking for a great brew? There's always fantastic selection of beer on tap and be sure to try our signature Fire on the Water drinks! The Waterfront is the perfect way to wind down the day or start off the night! We also offer fantastic live musical entertainment each weekend throughout the year.
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The Waterfront at The Abbey Resort reviews from OpenTable diners
  • Bears/Packers dining experience
    WindyCityTourist
    Dined on 12/29/2013
    The bar area was fairly filled with football fans to watch the last game of the season. Our waiter was attentive and had recommendations for myself, my daughter and her friend. He also reminded us of the half-price appetizers for that evening which were a bargain. The crab cakes were delicious, and the nachos, quesadillas and fried platter were also very good. My one complaint was the temperature in the restaurant. It was a cold evening outside, but the heat should have been turned up. Most of the adults kept their coats and sweatshirts on. Our food got cold very quickly, but overall we had a very nice experience in a fun atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, kid-friendly, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Waterfront - a fun place for groups
    Barb
    Dined on 10/6/2013
    We were traveling and staying in the area. Because of the waterfront view, we decided to try the Waterfront at the Abbey - the girls were pleased with the view and the guys liked all the televisions for sports viewing. Our server did a great job suggesting food items to try and describing flavors.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • reservations
    ZO62004
    Dined on 9/1/2013
    I entertained guesses on Saturday at the Restaurant good service, good food, great seating with no reservations reservations were made for 9/1/13 @ 8:30 pm, I received plenty of e-mails reminding me of the reservation, arrived at Waterfront 8:25 and was told we had to wait or take a tall table in the bar area. Being it was 8:30 we did not want to wait any longer and took the table The service was fair, the wait for food was longer than expected. This was our 40th wedding anniversary getaway, sorry to say Sunday's dinner was a bust
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, late-night find
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not what we expected
    spluringmomma
    Dined on 6/21/2013
    I understand that restaurants like this are typically staffed seasonally for the summer prime months with younger/less experienced wait staff. However, we were pretty disappointed in the service. Because we stayed at the hotel, my husband and I ate there twice with our two kids (young toddlers). The first visit was ok, nothing to complain about except for a high chair that looked like it hadn't been cleaned in years. The second visit, however, was terrible. The waiter "lost our drink order" - it was three waters and a beer.... couldn't you remember that? For such a nice hotel, we would have expected much better.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Noisy & ...
    IreneVIP
    Dined on 5/25/2013
    Very noisy place although not even half full. I had requested table not close to a door that is being used and guess what they walked me right to a table by a door that was constantly used. Since there were so man open tables we could find another on away from the door.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice Place for Lunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/12/2013
    Nice dockside restaurant at the Abbey Resort. Good selection of burgers, sandwiches, salads, etc. Kid friendly with a decent menu for little ones. Prices are reasonable.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, scenic view, great for lunch, kid-friendly
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It was simple and basic. We
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 3/15/2013
    It was simple and basic. We were looking for a fish fry and got it. Have been there several times over the last few years as The Abbey is a bit of a childhood memory thing. This restaurant area could improve a bit. We will keeping coming back.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent food at reasonable prices
    Tracy
    Dined on 3/9/2013
    BBQ is excellent as well as the fish tacos. We loved the food and the apple crisp dessert was amazing!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, late-night find, scenic view, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Food was pretty good, but
    kuta1069
    Dined on 2/16/2013
    Food was pretty good, but the service was pretty bad. Took forever to even get a waiter or waitress, and it didnt get any better after we ordered our food.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I just have to say that the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/9/2013
    I just have to say that the Manager and Waitstaff was AMAZING! We had 30 reserved seats and all of my Team Members were raving about the food and service. They said they definitely felt like they were VIP. Thank you so much!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The food is very good, service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 12/8/2012
    The food is very good, service as well.Drinks are pricy. Prime rib buffet is very good, many choices to choose from, though the soup station tends to run out but quickly refilled if asked. Service again is friendly, attentive and enjoyable...thus the topping to a great meal out!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • They had no record of our
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 10/5/2012
    They had no record of our reservations and were quite curt about it even though I showed them your confirmation email. We did get a table rather quickly after I was kind of insistent.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The menu seemed limited. We
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/22/2012
    The menu seemed limited. We wanted more of a fine dining experience, and it was more like going to Applebees. I had the ribs and chicken-it was good. The sweet potatoe fries were the best. My wife had the pasta dish that was average. We were disappointed as we wanted steak or seafood. There was more staff than customers.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I was highly disappointed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/15/2012
    I was highly disappointed in that the reviews read online projected a place of fine dining. It was casual at best. When I made the reservation online, there was an opportunity to make "special requests". I did and never heard from the restaraunt to confirm or plan I had to call the day of and ultimately, was not provided what I hoped for. The menu selection lacked and the waitress did a poor job.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nothing special
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 9/1/2012
    This place was pretty much just a hotel restaurant. We had driven 25 mins from our hotel to go to this place and feel we could have had the same experience in our own hotel. The food was average to below average, nothing to write home about.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • This restaurant is typical
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/26/2012
    This restaurant is typical of what you would find at a sports bar or chain restaurant. The atmosphere is very casual and noisy. The food is adequate, but nothing spectacular. The staff is friendly and the view of the harbor is lovely. I don't recommend the nachos unless you are a fan of melted processed cheese. The Waterfront is just fine for what it is, just don't expect more because it is at the resort. Not recommended for foodies unless you need the convenience.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • great food, great view, great
    laurapVIP
    Dined on 8/10/2012
    great food, great view, great service. 4 burgers and 2 beers a piece and our bill was $20 per person. Amazing considering we were at the Abbey and we're right on the lake.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Surprisingly had a limited
    upsetting
    Dined on 8/4/2012
    Surprisingly had a limited seafood choice. Good choice for your casual family dining.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic