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308 Lakeside, East Brookfield, MA

308 Lakeside

4.4
4.4
1201 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 22 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 1,201 people are saying

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4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Central MA

    Best Ambiance

  • Central MA

    Hot Spot

  • Central MA

    Great for Lunch

  • Central MA

    Outdoor Dining

  • Central MA

    American

  • Central MA

    Most Booked

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  1. a

    albertt

    Baltimore

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

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

    desire

    New England

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    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.
  3. P

    Petert

    New England

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    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
  4. CB

    CharlyBrown

    New England

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    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.
  5. B

    Brad

    New England

    13 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    13 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!
  6. 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!
  7. 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!
  8. S

    Skippy

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very enjoyable experience with good food, drinks and service.
  9. 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.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great evening outside. Drinks and food were top notch!
  11. 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
  12. 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.
  13. WR

    WilliamR

    New England

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall2food1service4ambience3
    I'm not sure what has changed, we have eaten there many times. Staff seemed unorganized, we had 3 different entrees. All 3 were not great for a number of reasons. Menu prices , online prices and prices charged were all different. Our server was the bright spot. She did a very nice job. Unfortunately it will be a while before we return.
  14. EF

    ErnestF

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Prime was good size and just a little to done for me. Aujuo was great. Wifes salmon was great. Price is reasonable.Only downer was we had a very loud group next to us.
  15. EH

    EricH

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always the food was excellent. Attentive courteous service. Highly recommended.
  16. EZ

    EricaZ

    New England

    29 reviews

    4.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience3
    The food was good. It is always nice to dine with a view of the lake.
  17. O

    Opentablefan

    Essex

    37 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    A beautiful setting with good food. The service was fine. I think the menu could use some tweaking.
  18. CU

    CarmenU

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    The place, the food and service were great. Made reservations online but learned when we arrived it only applied indoors. Had to wait quite a while for a table outside.
  19. TD

    TimD

    New England

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Food was good. Steak tips, fries, veg medley, Chicken with shrimp. Really nice eating outside on patio with nice view of the lake.
  20. GA

    GaryA

    New England

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience3
    Jessica at the bar is just great!!!
  21. SM

    ShawnaM

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Wonderful view, prompt and attentive service and good food--highly recommend!
  22. m

    melfair

    New England

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    The place is great as a “pub food” place to go. Our server was great, the view awesome. My prime rib was great. Everyone else had a “C” for just ok.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great views and services
  24. KS

    KevinS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Beautiful location. It’s hard to find a table without a decent view of the lake. They were out of several things, and only two cheesecakes were available for dessert. The food was excellent, perfectly prepared. Very good value as well. Our server was very good, but stretched over too many tables. Parking can be an issue; you’re not likely to get a spot in the parking lot. So you have to find street parking and walk a bit. I will definitely return!
  25. m

    marianneb

    New England

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    A wonderful deck/waterfront luncheon place on a warm afternoon. Host and waitress were friendly and food came promptly ... and was delicious for everyone in our group.
  26. m

    mmoor999

    New England

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Wonderful atmosphere. On the lake. Tasty, consistent quality of food!
  27. C

    Cparo

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great lakeside restaurant with good seafood, views, and service
  28. DL

    DeniseL

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our meal was very good!!! The waitress was very friendly, considerate, and provided excellent service. It was a perfect day for dining on the deck.
  29. i

    ihilanisf

    Hawaii

    125 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    125 reviews

    Dined on August 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were celebrating my sister in law’s birthday 🎂 our waitress, Lily was so sweet and friendly, it was like we had always known her! I tried the chicken scampi for the first time and was amazed at how delicious it was! Chicken was moist and succulent capers and spices just right! We brought a cake and the wait staff surprised us with the candles lit and a rendition of the Happy Birthday song! Thanks to all the 308 staff for creating such a memorable evening!
  30. BB

    BruceB

    New England

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 16, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    The service was excellent. The view was excellent. Unfortunately they were out of chicken for all chicken menu options and out of beef tips. Wine was served in plastic drinking cups.
  31. GM

    GMandPABrimfield

    New England

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience2
    The menu is relatively short, and the absence of Filet Mignon thereon is very disappointing - but their Fried Oysters are great! In spite of being listed as an appetizer the serving size suffices for an entree; add onion rings and cole slaw for an enjoyable meal. Although located on a scenic lake, the inside decor is uninspired. Some effort to reduce the ambient noise level would also be beneficial. Our waiter was sufficiently efficient but lacked the pleasant personality which can make a meal into a fun dining experience. Our reservation was for a later seating, so perhaps he was fatigued after a busy afternoon/evening. Perhaps the most unpleasant detail related to this establishment is the lack of sufficient parking. If a diner is unable to snare one of the 10 or 12 spaces in their lot he must seek on-street parking, and that can also be a hit-or-miss proposition. Nevertheless, we shall continue to visit 308 Lakeside...but perhaps earlier in the day.
  32. J

    Janed

    New England

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Good restaurant, good food, nice location, but too noisy and bigger parking would be nice.
  33. LO

    LOK123

    New England

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice relaxing dinner on the deck. Waitress was very kind and attentive.
  34. B

    Bkclubmbr

    New England

    23 reviews

    3.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    Dinner on the deck was very enjoyable. Our waitress was excellent. Attentive but not overly so! Food was good but nothing exceptional. I had shrimp scampi. Shrimp was cooked perfectly but the dish lacked flavor. Small serving of fish in the fish and chips for one member of our party. All in all, a return would be for the atmosphere.
  35. NM

    NancyM

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    What a great view of a beautiful lake. Multi level decks overlook 5 docks for boaters. Service was excellent and the food was very good. We will definitely go back soon.
  36. S

    Suzanne

    New England

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience2
    It was so cold inside. We sat in the bar and the staff coming in and out from the deck used the door nearest us. The wind blew in every time. Blowing napkins around onto the floor. Strangely when they used the other door, we did not feel any wind or cold. I usually love it here but this time was uncomfortably cold.
  37. PM

    PeggyM

    New England

    28 reviews

    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on August 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We go here all the time the food is great the service is good and the Lakeview is phenomenal!
  38. DB

    DianeB

    New England

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on August 10, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Loved it. Will go back. Only downside not Much parking. And we couldn’t order everything on the menu because the kitchen was short staffed
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 8, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    I made a reservation for 4. Drive 35 min to get there just to find a sign on the door that they are closed due to staffing and supply issues. I spoke to the bartender inside. The staff was at the bar. He said someone was supposed to call and let people know who made reservations. That did not happen. It was unfortunate all around.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    This is our third time at the restaurant. Each time doesn’t disappoint. The ambience is spectacular the view of the lake amazing! Even better than the view and the ambience are the servers. They are absolutely amazing. They were attentive to our questions our request for tables and generally just very well spoken and great at their jobs. I wish I could say more about the food but it is just average. An exception to the average or the appetizers we ordered. We ordered the brussels sprouts and the scallops with bacon. Both were very very good. We also ordered salads which were good. Our entrée of prime rib, a Rueben and burgers were OK. For the price of the prime rib but I was a little surprised at how small the cut was, presentation was very lacking. TheRueben was average. Could’ve been toasted more. As the bRead was still very soft. The burger was enormous! Juicy! I would order burgers again. Again very high marks for the ambience and the servers! A little tweaking with the entrées would be good. We would definitely recommend it and we will be back!

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 4.4 stars by 1201 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 22 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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