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308 Lakeside, East Brookfield, MA

308 Lakeside

4.5
4.5
1230 Reviews
$30 and under
American
308 Lakeside strives to provide a casual atmosphere where friends, family and newcomers alike can relax, enjoy good food and good drinks, all the while appreciating the spectacular views of Lake Lashaway. 308 Lakeside is a waterfront destination restaurant on the shores of Lake Lashaway on Route 9 in East Brookfield that caters to patrons seeking a relaxing environment in which to enjoy a good meal, drinks and the camaraderie of family and friends. Outside seating available but cannot not be reserved.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 8 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Seafood

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Tue–Sun 11:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Tue–Thu 4:00 pm–8:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (774) 449-8333

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Kevin Messier

  • Neighborhood

    East Brookfield

  • Cross street

    Route 9

  • Parking details

    Limited parking is available on 308 Lakeside property. Street parking is available along all nearby streets. We will be providing complimentary valet on our busier nights to accommodate our guests.

  • Entertainment

    308 Lakeside will occasionally be providing entertainment for our guests for both during and after meals. We will feature a mix of different local entertainers ranging from jazz to easy listening groups.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access

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What 1,230 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Central MA

    Best Service

  • Central MA

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Central MA

    American

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  1. S

    Sherpa

    New England

    14 reviews

    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Not our first rodeo at 308 Lakeside and we were not disappointed. Food was hot/fresh and on the table in short order. A great spot for a casual dinner/lunch.
  2. DV

    DianaV

    Houston

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was delicious, the view spectacular and the staff was super friendly! Great food choices. Loved every second!
  3. BL

    BrianL

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome as usual! It was a quiet night at the bar. Food was excellent, drinks were on point and the bartender was AMAZING!
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    Service was great. Annie at the bar was very attentive. Place is clean and orderly. Food was Ok. French onion soup was very good. The Philly cheesesteak egg rolls have a flavor that is different in them. Expected a Philly cheesesteak and it was not. Had the scallop and lobster Parmesan it was ok, kind of dry. Miss the wedge salad with steak tips that used to be on the menu.
  5. E

    Eric

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food & service were great. Prices are very reasonable as well.
  6. NM

    NancyM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was terrific, love how the new chef has jazzed up the steak tips!!
  7. JM

    JerryM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    3 of the 4 meals (Baked Haddock & Chicken Picatta) were very good. The 4th one however is rated poor as the salmon was overcooked & unpalatable. The replacement salmon arrived as the other 3 of us were completely finished with our meals & my friend had it packaged "to go". This was the first time in our 10+ year acquaintance that she had ever returned a meal in any restaurant.
  8. i

    ihilanisf

    Hawaii

    129 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    129 reviews

    Dined on November 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    OMG! I love their new chef! I ordered the meatloaf, which was a special and it was such an upgrade from the previous meatloaf there is no comparison! It had this amazing mushroom sauce on it and the meat was so dense and delicious on mash potatoes and home cooked veggies. Yum! I need to try the chocolate cake, but I was so full I couldn't!
  9. a

    arthurf

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 15, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    The waitress ,Tammy, was very professional and courteous. You menu is good . I would suggest a separate luncheon menu rather than " specials".
  10. l

    leighannw

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome burgers! Let us bring our own cake for a birthday. Only complaint was $2 upcharge for 7 onion rings.
  11. BJ

    BrendanJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Amazing food! Great service! Only thing I'd say is maybe turn down the volume of the singer when they are there. Was very loud and we were in a separate room away from where he was playing and was still hard to hear each other.
  12. i

    ihilanisf

    Hawaii

    130 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    130 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a beautiful day, so we ate outside on the deck! We were the first ones but several parties joined us by the time we left! There was a new menu and a bunch of specials! I had the maple butternut soup and the bbq chicken flat bread. Just delicious! Everyone enjoyed their meal.
  13. JJ

    JudyJ

    New England

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Lakeside great place food delicious noisy at times
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always fantastic here but the new chef and specials were even better! Could not have asked for more always a favorite!
  15. WL

    WilliamL

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    This was our first time dining here. We found the service outstanding. Our server was attentive and on time with her visits to accept our order, schedule appetizers, drink refills, and deliver our entrees. The food was good though not remarkable. Cooked properly and delivered hot. We enjoyed the meal. Not sure we would go out of our way for the experience. The dining room overlooks a lake and I am sure that in daylight and during the summer months the view is spectacular.
  16. MH

    MrsH1

    New York Area

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful views across the lake; excellent, friendly service! Soup, salad and sandwich were delicious! First visit but would definitely go back!
  17. P

    Pingguy

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, service and atmosphere. Waitress was attentive and friendly.
  18. PC

    PaulC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was great and everyone was very friendly.
  19. JJ

    JudyJ

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time visit - great food - service will visit again
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    We love the place overall. But there was a guy playing acoustic way too loudly the most recent time we went. You could barely hear the people you were talking with. The poor folks working there looked so miserable knowing they still had a few hours to go. Luckily we were seated in a room away from the music. Food is great, service is great….
  21. BW

    BillW

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The view from the deck was fantastic. The service and food makes it well worth another visit soon.
  22. y

    yetanotherdiner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Really happy with our table. The front desk honored our reservation request for a table next to the window/ no bar stools without issue. We did get there before the Saturday dinner rush so maybe that helped. Views of the lake were really nice. The food did take quite a while (30 min for appetizer and another 20-30 for entree) so plan on being there for a bit) - to be expected though during a dinner rush. We had the brussel sprout appetizer which was very good and cooked perfectly but maybe a little bit too much of the sauce. My suggestion to the chef is maybe take a look at Captain Daniel Packer Inn in Mystic CT, their fried brussel sprouts is a huge draw and one of the main reasons we drive that far to get them. We also had the chicken parm and lobster roll. My wife said she enjoyed the lobster roll and was relatively affordable to what we're used to. Chicken parm was good but felt it lacked some flavor. We plan on coming back again as there's nothing really else in the area that compares and want to try some of the other dinner selections. Our waitress, Jen was a rockstar. Attentive, pleasant, funny, very helpful with any question. She deserves a promotion! All in all, great experience, we will return.
  23. MD

    MelissaD

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The view was amazing. Great service and delicious food. It was a bit on the louder side sitting on the bar side of floor and got even louder with live music.
  24. EO

    EricO

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great dinner for a magic night with my sweetheart!
  25. CD

    ChrisD

    New England

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    We had a great lunch catching up with friends. The waitress was great at letting us have our conversation but yet made sure we were ready to order, clear and have dessert! The fish and chips and baked haddock were very good as always.
  26. BB

    BobfromBoston

    New England

    21 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    While in the area checking out foliage, stopped for dinner. The restaurant was busy and very lively. The staff had things well under control. Food was very good as were the drinks. Our waitress was excellent and took very good care of us. If I had to find an issue it would be parking but then again, if I were able to get a space easily I might think twice. Overall worth the stop.
  27. EC

    EllinC

    New England

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was great especially the French onion soup. Our server was friendly and attentive. We enjoyed the band very much also! Extra bonus on a night out.
  28. SD

    SallyD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was our anniversary and the dinner was exceptional.
  29. a

    albertt

    Baltimore

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 30, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    great food, great service, noise level from the bar area pretty high but overall a good place!
  30. d

    desire

    New England

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 28, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    it does have a nice location very pretty view of the lake . the food was mediocre I got the Mediterranean chicken and shrimp . he got the pepper jack burger . both needed salt pepper and just more seasoning. my waiter was busy talking so he wasn't attentive till the last min.
  31. P

    Petert

    New England

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on September 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic Maple bourbon old fashions made with Redwood Empire Rye, tuna wasabi, kung pau brussel sprouts, baked scallops, and baked haddock were all prepared perfectly
  32. CB

    CharlyBrown

    New England

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 27, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience5
    Very nice interior, very clean and impressive. Wished it was warmer so we could have enjoyed their outside deck, which looks very inviting. We were seated quickly and waited on promptly. The service was good and timely without being intrusive. She explained the Gluten Free options very well for myself and a companion who are Celiac sufferers. We dined on a Tuesday. So perhaps my choice of Salmon for dinner was poor. However, my fish was delivered cold and undercooked. I particularly didn't care for the flavor of the cole slaw. Others may disagree. The replacement,..mixed vegetables, seemed to have been under a heat lamp for quite a while. My companions thought their burgers were fine. So perhaps the kitchen was just having an off night. I'll definitely give it another try.
  33. B

    Brad

    New England

    15 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Stopped by with friends for dinner. The service and attentiveness of staff was outstanding but overall the food was just ok. I believe they are in the midst of a change of chefs so that might have been the reason. Will definitely try again. I must add that the fish tacos were outstanding!
  34. DW

    DanielleW

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great experience at 308 Lakeside. Our server was awesome and the food was great. We are definitely going back. Our only minor issue was that the table conditions we sat in were too tight. If you go in through the main door, we sat in the room to the right at a window table. My recomendation would be to remove one table from the lineup and give folks some room. Other than that, FANTASTIC!
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Always nice to sit and have dinner and have water views!
  36. S

    Skippy

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very enjoyable experience with good food, drinks and service.
  37. g

    goodfoodfinder

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    308 Lakeside is very picturesque. The first time I invited friends to join us for dinner on a Saturday was outstanding. We dined outside on the deck where it was relatively quiet. The atmosphere was warm and cozy. The food was prepared with perfection. I had the grilled salmon which was moist with a thin layer of crispiness on top from grilling. It was excellent! Our server was very attentive and kept replenishing our drinks. We were able to have quick chats as she attended our needs which only enhanced our dinner experience. A couple of weeks later, I invited other friends out to dinner on a Thursday. I couldn't wait to enjoy another salmon dinner. We ate inside and enjoyed the view of the lake once again. In no time, the noise level from the bar and the party going on in the dining room changed the charming experience I previously had. The evening continued to disappoint me. The server was the same one I had before but the service was slow and she wasn't attentive and didn't replenish our drinks. The kitchen was a disappointment too. My salmon was overcooked and dry. My friends meals were okay but not outstanding. I think it must have been an off day for the restaurant that day. I will definitely dine at 308 Lakeside again. The lake is beautiful, the outside deck is cozy, and I'm sure my next meal will be great.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great evening outside. Drinks and food were top notch!
  39. SR

    SRfoodie

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    Food was good but they really need to do something about the flies. There is a total infestation going on throughout, no intention of going back until this is dealt with. Someone needs to do an inspection
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall1food1service4ambience2
    Soup came out last (even quite some time after the meals), food came out cold after a long time of waiting, had something in the ice in my drink.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

308 Lakeside offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (774) 449-8333.

308 Lakeside is rated 4.5 stars by 1230 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 8 times today
Google Map for 308 Lakeside

308 East Main St, East Brookfield, MA 01515

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Route 9

  • Neighborhood

    East Brookfield

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Tue–Sun 11:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Tue–Thu 4:00 pm–8:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Seafood

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Limited parking is available on 308 Lakeside property. Street parking is available along all nearby streets. We will be providing complimentary valet on our busier nights to accommodate our guests.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Kevin Messier

  • Entertainment

    308 Lakeside will occasionally be providing entertainment for our guests for both during and after meals. We will feature a mix of different local entertainers ranging from jazz to easy listening groups.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access

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