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Lakeview Restaurant, Bellaire, MI

Lakeview Restaurant

3.0
3
142 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
The Lakeview Restaurant sits atop Summit Mountain with spectacular views of Lake Bellaire and beyond. Dinner features steaks, fish, chicken, pasta, appetizers, salads, sandwiches, desserts, wines, specialty cocktails and more.
Every Friday and Saturday we feature our Lakeview Prime Rib Dinner Buffet from 5-10pm. Join us!
Menu and online ordering are not available on Friday & Saturday evenings.
To order online for carry-out, please visit our website at www.shantycreek.com

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 8 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Comfort Food, Dessert

  • Hours of operation

    Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (231) 533-3070

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Dennis Wagner

  • Neighborhood

    Bellaire

  • Parking details

    Hotel Parking

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 142 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

3.0
3 based on recent ratings
  • 3Food
  • 3.3Service
  • 3.5Ambience
  • 2.8Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. B

    Bernie

    Columbus

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall1food1service3ambience1
    Not a typical “restaurant” setting. We walked in and it doesn’t feel like a restaurant considering it sits open in the middle of the main lobby. We viewed the menu online ahead of time and it looked pretty good, but when we arrived we were told there was a limited menu and a buffet. We choose the buffet. Wrong choice - the food was cold, the chicken was pink, and the line for the pasta line and prime rib was ridiculous so we didn’t even bother. I ordered a dirty martini, it was so bad I didn’t finish it.
  2. A

    Aaron

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall3food2service5ambience5
    I have eaten dinner here at least once or twice / ski season for years. We eat breakfast there more than dinner. Breakfast is usually pretty decent. Dinner is very hit or miss. We had a dinner buffet yesterday that was $45 / person. The atmosphere and the staff were very good. I have had service issues in the past but that was not the case yesterday. The staff was very helpful. The issue was the food. There were not very many selections for a $45 buffet. The prime rib was good but the rest of the food was lacking. There were only 6-7 items max and one of them was terrible. The terrible one being the jambalaya. Something was way off with it. Like spoiled. Our table of 4 didn't finish it and neither did the table behind us. Even kids commented on it. The other items were just ok but absolutely nothing special. The prime rib was good but the cost for what other items were available was too high.
  3. SC

    SuzyC

    Grand Rapids

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service, delicious food! Whole family was happy.
  4. JO

    JO121518

    Cleveland

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 2, 2023

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    The menu looked really good, but never got the chance to enjoy it. They were very short staffed, which isn’t an issue but no one ever let us know that before we were sat. Waited a half hour and didn’t even see a server go by and didn’t even put in a drink order. Again… no one even came up to us to let us know the situation we had to learn this from the tables next to us who also had been waiting over an hour for food and drink orders. We ended up leaving and had to try to find somewhere else that was open nearby for food, which was extremely limited with it being New Year’s Day. Had to drive a half hour for takeout cause that was the only other option. Terrible experience.
  5. S

    Suechef66

    Detroit

    19 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    Thé buffet for New Years Eve dinner was not up to par for the price. As a chef, I was not impressed with the selections and would have liked to have been offered a food menu as well. The prime rib was ok and so where the glazed carrots. Nothing was listed on the buffet as we had to guess what each food item was. The new renovations are not elegant and there should have been tables available next to the fire place. Tables by the bar were not preferred as that is where the buffet should have been. The lighting could be dimmed as well. The service was not great as we were not offered a second drink and took forever to receive our check. For just clearing plates, the service could have been more efficient. 😳
  6. RR

    RebeccaR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Danielle the manager was great!! Very accommodating to get our large papery seated together on NYE.
  7. JP

    JamesP

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Was sat right at arrival. 20, twenty minutes later and no one came to our table. Left went to the shanty, had drink in hand and dinner ordered within minutes. It’s a shame, I’ve been a home owner nearby for 20 years and the service never improves here.
  8. JF

    JessicaF

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Horrible service. Took 1.5 hours to get a drink.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience4
    buffet not explained on arrival - then no price provided - had to go to bar for refill on drink - waitress not particularly helpful. lots of kids running around
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    7 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience5
    Took forever for someone from the waitstaff to come to our table. The hostess was also the bartender. I know they were short staffed that evening. Ordered the north woods burger with truffle fries. The burger was delicious. Had to ask the waitress for the fries. By the time they came out everyone at the table was finished eating. A few in our party tried the oriental buffet. Ok but wouldn’t try it again. Lakeview, you always seem to disappoint.
  11. L

    Lake

    Chicago

    17 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall2food3service3ambience3
    Made a reservation in advance after seeing menu online and reading about the views from dining room. Instead, seated in a back corner and given a limited menu or buffet option. Manager gave us a weak apology. Drove back to Traverse City very unhappy.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is our 2nd experience having the thanksgiving day brunch and it was just as we remember. The staff was very friendly which made the experience just as amazing as our last stay in shanty creek!!!
  13. A

    Anab

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    our to go place for Thanksgiving meal/ We love it!
  14. MB

    MaryB

    Cleveland

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience2
    As a new owner of a rental property in the resort, I wanted to see if I should recommend this restaurant to my future guests. I would be embarrassed to recommend dining here as the drinks were poor, the food was bland, and the service was terrible. While dining, the lights flickered for 15-20 minutes and patrons were commenting about it causing headaches or seizures. Just a nightmare!
  15. RM

    RobertM

    San Francisco

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Lakeview Restaurant did a great job with their renovations. Updated menu with a variety of offerings for the entire family,
  16. V

    thereseV

    Northern MI

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    All of it was good! Great service! Love this part of our state!
  17. MB

    MatthewB

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Wife's salmon dinner came out uncooked, sent it back. The NY strip steak was good, but it only came with kettle chips with some type of topping on it. Would expect more than chips for $38, like maybe a baked potato or vegetables. Overall it was nice and maybe the kinks are still being worked out.
  18. NM

    NicoleM

    Orlando

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 29, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Space was recently renovated. It looks nice, nice views but dirty windows. Menu choices were fine. Food was all good, service was good but it was not busy while we were there.
  19. MH

    MeredithH

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    We were seriously disappointed by this restaurant. Service was awful, wasn’t even approached by a server for 15-20 minutes when we sat down. Prices were crazy for very poor quality food. Everything looked like it sat under a heat lamp for an hour. Very dry and flavorless.
  20. EB

    EdwardB

    Detroit

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Limited menu. Salmon was undercooked. Got very noisy when two groups of 10-12 golfers came in.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 28, 2022

    overall3food5service5ambience5
    Menu selection’s we’re limited. Bring back the filet and pecan crusted fish! Service by Sue was excellent!
  22. K

    Kjb67

    Chicago

    25 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on June 27, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Menu not a wide range but the food was very good. Clam chower, chips and French onion dip starters good. Seafood corn chowder dinner and salmon were excellent.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Northern MI

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Staff is always amazing, food was good.
  24. TC

    TediC

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience4
    Server Cheryl was excellent. Food and drink choices minimal. Hostess staff and manager rude
  25. DG

    DoubleG

    Detroit

    71 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    71 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Better than basic breakfast buffet with very good omelet station
  26. RM

    RobertM

    San Francisco

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always an enjoyable time!
  27. MS

    MSfromMI

    Detroit

    22 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall3food4service5ambience3
    Good was very good, and the service was excellent. Unfortunately the property is in the middle of renovations which detracted greatly growl the view and ambiance. We’ll go back for sure, but not until their project is complete.
  28. K

    Karlc

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Our salads were very pleasing and perfect to balance our great burgers and fries. Plenty of other choices, but we so happy with our choice. Our server, Cheryl F. was always checking on us. We will return in the future if we are staying nearby .
  29. DD

    DiningDan

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 3, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We eat out several times per week all over Antrim County and especially in Bellaire. There is no place that can compare to the Lakeview whereas the View is concerned. Beautiful Views of Lake Bellaire and the Summit Mountain slopes from the Top of the Mountain! The Salmon and Steaks we had were excellent and the Service is unequalled anywhere in Bellaire. We love it there!
  30. MI

    MIFood

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    Beautiful view and setting but the food options were lacking and we felt the quality/food preparation could have been better as some of the flavors just didn't work well together.
  31. TM

    TomM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 12, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Very enjoyable dinner and breakfast experience. Great service.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    9 reviews

    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience4
    When making our reservation, we requested a window if available. Arriving on time there were 2 people at the hostess stand in front of us who stated they did not have a reservation and were seated at the last window table in front of us.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    6 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2022

    overall2food1service4ambience4
    The food was subpar at best. We had good service and our waitress noticed we didn’t eat our meal. Adjustments made to our bill
  34. BY

    BarbY

    DO NOT USE

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2021

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Been going here for 35 years.. never a disappointment. Beautiful view, good food, friendly staff!
  35. RM

    RanaeM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Our server, Cheryl was delightful. The view? Amazing. We savored the meal and took our dessert to go because I opted for a martini instead. It was a good decision. ;) We’ll be back soon.
  36. JJ

    JoJo

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    When I arrived at the Hotel I decided to ask the hostess if I could have a window table for my dinner reservation at 6:30pm. The hostess stated if I came at 5:30pm I would have a better chance at getting a window table. So I changed my reservation and did get a window table. I never felt rushed & the service and ambiance was outstanding. My steak was ok - but the value for "date night" was great. I would totally recommend having dinner there again -- and getting a window view was worth moving up my reservation (even though that too was not guaranteed - but it all worked out).
  37. N

    Notgoingback

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2021

    overall2food3service2ambience1
    Made on line reservations a week in advance, specifically asking for window seats in the reservation, asked for table next to the window, to watch hot air balloons take off. Didn't get a table by the window, and was sat in a spot without a good view. Windows that overlook the view of the valley were DIRTY! Overall attention to detail was poor, food was fair. We would not make a special effort to go back.
  38. J

    John

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2021

    overall2food1service4ambience3
    The food was poorly prepared, sent my steak back once still not well done. My husband’s fish was barely warm, he ate his dinner before mine was brought to me. Manager gave us a free dessert to share, that was also disappointing as the cream puffs were hard and the fudge sauce was grainy. We would not come again or recommend to anyone.
  39. JB

    JoeB

    Grand Rapids

    27 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on June 30, 2021

    overall4food5service5ambience2
    The restaurant was not busy at all and the menu was limited. However the good was great. The whitefish with cherry butter was killer. The strip steak was the perfect temperature. Was really pleasantly surprised…
  40. P

    Patsy

    Naples

    50 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    50 reviews

    Dined on June 27, 2021

    overall2food2service5ambience2
    Not a good experience this evening …… the only saving grace was , the server was so nice as was the rest of the staff …… this place really needs to get it together ….. the menu is very minimal, which is fine , however, shouldn’t everything on it be good…. Sadly it wasn’t , we gave our feedback to the staff and I think they appreciated it and hopefully will discuss it with the kitchen

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
    • Contactless payment available
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Lakeview Restaurant offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (231) 533-3070.

Lakeview Restaurant is rated 3 stars by 142 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 Lakeview Restaurant

5780 Shanty Creek Road, Bellaire, MI 49615

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Bellaire

  • Hours of operation

    Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Comfort Food, Dessert

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Hotel Parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Dennis Wagner

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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