308 Lakeside

4.5
1014 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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • 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
What 1014 people are saying
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MarkD
New England
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food, service, value, all very good. Little loud if sitting on bar side

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WayneH
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We come here frequently and it is consistently excellent and I can say we will be coming around more often. Last evening was Chessy Crab Dip, Maple Bacon Wrapped Scallops, Dry rub Fish and chips and the Wild Mushroom Ravioli with chunks of Prime Rib in a delicious cream sauce........OUTSTANDING! Service.......OUTSTANDING!
View.......OUTSTANDING!
Thank you 308 Team, your awesome!

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DPTP
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful restaurant by the lake. Food was great and you have to try the Lakeside Sunrise drink.

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AnneH
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I would highly recommend 308 Lakeside! Service was great, food was terrific and the view was spectacular!
The hostess went above and beyond to help us.

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Lisa
New England
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate outside on the deck and it was quite. It was for our anniversary. Meal was great. Service was wonderful.

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Kmarbon
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a lovely time and good food! We were able to eat outside, which is probably one of the last weekends before the patio closes for cold weather. Staff is attentive and pleasant!

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AmyL
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Very noisy, food was good. I was told by others it was amazing so I was expecting extraordinary which it was not but it was good. Bar was nice. View amazing. Just too noisy for us. I always like to try a place twice to be fair. So we will go back.

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vipChrisO
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was very noisy, but it was fun to be with my family .
Server was really good , the food was amazing as always .
The chowder was the real deal . It was the best we ever had . You could see the clams, real potatoes, celery and so creamy . I think there was some corn in it for the sweetness.
The chowder was the bomb. My husband is so picky and he loved it .

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Dayton19
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Fish tacos and baked fish were very good. My husband had scallops which were tender and sweet, but didn’t care for batter they were cooked in, he said it was doughy . Other than that beautiful view of the the lake, nice atmosphere,

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KevinF
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went with friends and family. I had the lemon chicken parmesan. Always a good choice. They have a good selection of apps, entrees and a few specials.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed a Saturday evening dinner at 308. The service was friendly and helpful, and the food was great. The crab dip special was delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great place great food!

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Traveler
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Beautiful spot overlooking the lake. Limited gluten free options, but they do have gluten free pasta and buns.
Our server was excellent.

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TomB
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed the entire meal . Service was excellent. Water view was relaxing. Recommend giving it a try and planning a return.

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DeniseC
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Be patient in this Covid era. Everyone is short-staffed including this restaurant and I will not fault them for that.

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FrancisK
New England
5 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Beautiful view of the lake
Food was very good
Our server Sarah very efficient
The only drawback was a 45 minute wait after arrival for a 5:30 reservation
Otherwise a very pleasant experience

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gsb216
New England
3 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We visited for the first time on Saturday, 9/25, and we were extremely pleased with our meal, service, and the beautiful view of the lake. We both had seafood, and it was perfectly cooked and there was plenty of it. Luann was our server, and she was outstanding. We will most definitely be back !

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JanethW
New England
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Nice to see lots of business! Good service, beautiful deck overlooking the water!

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TammyD
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed this visit to 308 Lakeside. Always a pleasant experience!

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RosemaryB
New England
4 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a long day at work and was not interested in cooking. 308 is close by so we thought we’d stop in. Had recently seen an ad for their lobster roll. Got it and was not disappointed! It was the best I’d had in a long time. My husband had the seafood casserole and loved it! The service was excellent. We were both very pleased with our experience. And since they require reservations, open table came in very handy.

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KarenG
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time at Lakeside. Everything was great from service to dinner to dessert. We will be back!

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dmleavi
New England
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very nice, clean restaurant with beautiful view of the lake. Service was excellent and food was very good. Will definitely be back.

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JennBorj
New England
7 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

This was not our first time here, but we're not "regulars". The visit was a weird one - we sat at the bar and it totally seemed like if you weren't a "regular", you weren't getting good service. We had to actually ask if we could please place an order and then when we were done eating, the girl took our plates and didn't ask if we wanted refills (both had empty glasses) or the check. Had to flag down the other bartender for check. Just felt strange. It was the first time we left less than a 30% tip in over 2 years.

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TammyW
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great food, great service, beautiful atmosphere however we ate inside and it was really noisy. The only other complaint was the font on the menu was really tiny.

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MaryS
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved that it was casual but wonderful food and service!! The fantastic view and live music were a huge plus!!! Will definitely return!!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Given that a number of establishments are short staffed this was a wonderful night out. Service was outstanding and food was amazing. Everyone at the table made a comment about how good their meal was. Thank you to the staff for providing a great experience. We'll be back!

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ShawnaM
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience3

Great views, terrific wait staff, and a nice, varied menu with plenty of delicious choices. Good value, too!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great date night

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent had such a great time we made reservations for next weekend with friends!!!!!

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SueS
New England
2 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was great and it was so nice to sit by the window and watch the action on the lake. We'll definitely be coming back!

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Lashaway
New England
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We were seated right away. Our server came over to take our drink order as soon as we sat down. She was extremely pleasant and very efficient. The meals were excellent - lobster roll, fried clams and chicken fajitas. No complaints except the acoustics make it very noisy.

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Customer
New England
2 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Unfortunately they have gone downhill a bit since one of their chefs left. It loaded wedge salad used to be amazing and now it’s about a quarter of the size. The only reason I would go back is probably for the fish tacos, provided there still the same, and the view.

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Alfred
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

great location overlooking a placid lake, outdoor and indoor seating available. the food and service were superb.

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Sarah
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience1

We arrive for a 4:30pm reservation at 4:20pm and was seated immediately. We sat in the dining room at a table by the window where the table was sticky and the window next to us was dirty with dead bugs on it. Flies were flying around us and our food the whole time.

Waitress came over within 5min of us being seated and took our drink order. Once back with our drinks she took our appetizer order and meal order. Our appetizer came out within 5-10min (6 shrimp cocktail) and it was delicious. Within another 5min our meals came out (fried clams and scallops and a caesar salad with no croutons with medium rare steak tips). The salad came out with croutons where I told the waitress I said no croutons so she takes it back and just takes them off which I could have done myself but it is an allergy issue so I told her I can't eat them and I need a new dish. She was not very pleasant at that point and brought them back to the kitchen. When I got my new dish my steak was rare and chewy (not what I asked for). Also my mom's dish the scallops and clams were dry and chewy like they weren't fresh.

Overall we were in and out of there in under an hour and we were not pleased with the experience. Maybe it was an off night? Won't be making a trip back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service spectacular Food amazing

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
17 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

The Staff was friendly. We loved coming to 308 Lakeside for years. But somehow the food (2 salads) and drinks were subpar today. My husband was very disappointed with his iceberg salad, especially when he saw the other table had an excellent looking iceberg salad. My Caesar salad was sparse as well. This was quite a disappointing dinner, sad to say.

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DawnS
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So glad we tried 308 Lakeside again! We had 5/6 years ago and wasn't impressed. Things this time, were amazing! From the service, food and attention paid to us. GREAT job all around!

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MargaretA
New England
6 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I have been going to 308 Lakeside for years and have never had a bad experience with the food or the service. Every server we have had has a great attitude, is very efficient, and caters to our every need. It’s our go to place for a great dinner.

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Perry
New England
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our first time dining with you. It was a nice ride from Western Mass….we will certainly be back! Food was great….view of the lake was great..and our waitress was a sweetheart!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My 21st birthday, waitress was great and the atmosphere was laid back and quite, food was amazing, drinks were great

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 1014 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.