308 Lakeside

4.5
944 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 944 people are saying
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4.6
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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PeterB
New England
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My son & I enjoyed our meal and Tammy was a very good server.

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PaulS
New England
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great view of the lake from outdoor covered patio. Very good service and food.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We have been to Lakeside several times. But, I will rate this as our best experience so far. The hostess worked diligently to get us a great seat with a great view. The waitress was friendly, helpful and patient. We had the fried oyster appetizer and ordered 4 different entrees and all was delicious.

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vipJeffA
New England
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience3

We made 3:15pm reservations for a late lunch / early dinner. After we were seated we were told the kitchen doesn’t open until 4pm. We really weren’t in a hurry but why accept reservations for 3:15? Fish tacos sounded great but only available fried. They have baked haddock on the menu but wouldn’t substitute. Sitting on the back deck on a 75 degree afternoon is awesome. Service was otherwise good. We’ve been here several times and will go again.

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RuthD
New England
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Beautiful evening to enjoy the outside deck overlooking a peaceful lake. The food and drink were great as udual

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Mike
New England
16 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sat outside great atmosphere

Food and service was great

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FrederickO
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience3

The parking is terrible as you probably are aware. The food was good but prices are little steep but I am sure that is the case everywhere nowadays. Was disappointed that you were out of Coors Lite but it is what it is. We were there to celebrate our 57th anniversary and hoped that it would be more memorable. On the up side, the waitress was a sweetheart so all was not lost. We hope that you and your staff have a wonderful and safe summer.

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SteveL
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

First time there. Tried it from friend recommendations. Biggest draw is the patio seating and views of the lake. Music (classic rock playlist) is pretty loud, which we didn’t mind, but if you weren’t a fan of loud rock or looking for a quiet patio dining experience, it could be annoying. Place was bustling (Saturday evening) and the indoor dining area was quite nice as well. Staff was great. Server, Jillian, was super friendly and attentive. Food was decent. Tuna wasabi app was great. Clam chowder not so much. Oily, thick and starchy. Didn’t finish that. Fish tacos and steak tips entrees were good. Found it odd that cocktails and beers were served in plastic cups, but fine for a casual, water-front vibe. Good experience overall.

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JamieYY
New England
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had an 8 pm reservation and was seated right away. We opted for the deck but as soon as the sun went down the mosquitoes were everywhere and we had to finish our dinner indoors. We've been here a few times and the food has always been good and the service is great too. Nice views from inside as well as outside.

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TaraB
New England
2 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Whether you’re looking for a fun time filled with music and laughter, or prefer a quieter night overlooking a peaceful lake, 308 Lakeside is the place for you! With several areas inside and out to dine or just kick back with a drink, there are many ways to enjoy this fun and beautiful atmosphere. The food was great and the prices were fair. We went for our anniversary dinner, but we will be back with the kids!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great seating on the porch

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MikeL
New England
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great place to dine outside on the deck!

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vipihilanisf
Hawaii
108 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat on the deck by the water! It was a perfect day! Sunny with a beautiful breeze! The quesadillas were delicious! Steak taco special was great!

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Mark
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Enjoyable atmosphere with Great Lake/sunset view from deck, good music on the speakers. Huge portion of Fish&chips tasted good. Big chunks on lobster roll was also good. Couple beers and wife’s mixed drink were good. Parking lot fils easily, so may have to park up the street and walk (or I think they may have valet at times). Overall very enjoyable experience with good food and pretty gif value with very enjoyable atmosphere overlooking the lake.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

The waitress was excellent. She was very personable, prompt and helpful.

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Amym
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this place! Last night I ordered the fish tacos and sweet potato waffle fries. I could not finish either one, the amount of food they give you is enough for two meals for sure. My companions had the grilled shrimp Caesar Salad and the chicken parm. Both looked outstanding and both loved their meals as well. No matter where you sit, you get a great view of Lake Lashua.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

The menu was varied, but my lakeside chicken pasta was bland, stated Alfredo sauce with herbs, it did not taste like Alfredo and there were no herbs I had to add salt and pepper to get any flavor into it, and the chicken was extremely tough

MB
MaryB
New England
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Emmy G was our server and she was wonderful! We were on the upper deck and great food and ambience.

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GregR
New England
2 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The lake view is lovely. Friday night is apparently acoustic live music night; fun selection of 90s music but the singers were, sorry to say, not great. Service was friendly but slow to greet us. We sat inside; table was sticky and not pleasant to touch. As for the food, it was a mixed bag. Scallops special with lobster sauce was tasty though a bit overpriced. My wife had a Mediterranean shrimp and chicken pasta dish which was, frankly, very disappointing for the price. The few shrimp were fine but the chicken was crazy overcooked/tough - tasted like it might have been reheated from the day before. Pulp Daddy draft beer was tasty. Overall, it was fine. We'll be back to sit outside and try the burgers or fish and chips. Sandwiches and finger food with beer might be a better option than fancy entrees for this place. Upon first impression at least. Great location and views though.

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HeidiI
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We were able to get a table outside which was great! Service was spot on! Even stuck around after dinner for live music! Pretty nice place-no wonder there is always cars parked up and down the street. The only issue was that I couldn’t add 2 people to my table without the time changing

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KeithP
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

First time at 308 lakeside after going by many times and seeing many cars parked on street. We liked it and would go again. The food was good and chowder was excellent. Highly recommended.

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KathieW
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Service and food were outstanding!! View of the lake was beautiful, even in the rain!

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ChristinaO
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful view of the lake, staff were helpful, friendly and responsive. The food was deliscious. We did not feel rushed and enjoyed being able to catch up. Highly recommend.

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EMTATammieLee823
New England
7 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall4food2service4ambience4

My friend and I ordered the Avacado chicken sandwich the Chicken on her sandwich were not at all good, mine was overcooked and lacking a nice texture.

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MikeK
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Been trying to get here and check out the new digs and finally was able to get there for lunch food and service was great. Drinks are very reasonable. Only complaint is that parking is tight and can be pain.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great. Quick service. Excellent food

KC
KayC
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

I love my dining experiences at 308 Lake. Service, food and atmosphere is good and consistent. The only drawback on this particular Wednesday is that we were seated outside (which is preferred and was requested) and right behind us on the driveway to the side of the restaurant was a beer truck with some sort of giant pressurized tank that was releasing pressure off which was very loud and we had to shout to hear ourselves talk until it finally stopped.

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Siobhan
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful restaurant! Great atmosphere and wonderful views of the lake. Food was excellent.

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vipkknyc
New York Area
41 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is such a beautiful location overlooking a peaceful lake close to Sturbridge and Brimfield. Our server was friendly and professional, he got everything right including a complicated drink request, the food was good and the peanut butter pie for dessert was decadently delicious. Will return again, thanks!

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TheCampers
New England
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

This place is a step up from a chain restaurant in atmosphere but lacks the quality control and consistency. It's one of the only non-house of pizza eateries in the area so it does good business but the food is nothing to rave about. The Buffalo Mac was just buffalo tenders placed on top of a plate of mac and cheese, the "house made" veggie burger was clearly a frozen puck off the shelf.

The service was fine but nothing rave about, I wouldn't say they were exceptional. They were slow to bring things like ketchup and drink refills.

It feels like a place that would be ripe for a reality tv show makeover. Move this to any other populated town or away from a lake and it'd never survive.

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
5 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Food was terrible, no need to return for a second chance

JR
JoanR
New England
5 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome as always

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Katie
New England
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and atmosphere… great spot for lunch or dinner

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vipihilanisf
Hawaii
109 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was quite crowded but our server manage to take care of us very well! She kept our drinks refreshed and brought condiments and napkins without us having to ask! It was a great night!

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Laura
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, fantastic service, phenomenal views!!!

KM
KateM
New England
2 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Very good salad, pretty view of the lake and we had a great waitress!

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Sharon
New England
6 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food was excellent and everyone was very happy with their meals. The only negative was a few of our party had mixed drinks and they were watered down in a tall glass and were pricey. Not sure if the bartender put any alcohol in the drinks.

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LisaM
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent place. Been there twice so far and plan on many more visits!

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TimH
Orlando
8 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The 308 Lakeside is clean, has a beautiful view of the lake. Every seat in this restaurant has a nice view. The food is always good.

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DeborahM
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed our visit to 308. The food was delicious, it was a treat to dine on the deck. The waitress was fantastic! We will definitely be back!

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 944 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.