Frontier Restaurant - Lake Lawn Resort

3.9
240 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
Holiday Buffets available at Lake Lawn Resort!

Although the Frontier Restaurant is temporarily closed until further notice, Lake Lawn Resort will still be hosting our traditional holiday buffets in our main ballroom. Join us for our Thanksgiving Feast buffet, Christmas Eve Dinner buffet, Grand Yuletide Brunch, New Year's Eve Dinner buffet, or New Year's Day Champagne Brunch. View each menu for more details.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

Featured specials

Select a special by choosing a date, time and party size

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Dine in
Starting Dec 31, 2021

Ring in the New Year with that special someone, family and friends while enjoying a special New Year's Eve Buffet at Lake Lawn Resort. This year we will be hosting an abundant dinner buffet in the Geneva Club, serviced by our banquet team.

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Dine in
Starting Dec 24, 2021

It's time to be Merry at Lake Lawn Resort. This year's Christmas Eve Dinner Buffet will be held in the Geneva Ballroom, serviced by our banquet team.

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Dine in
Starting Dec 25, 2021

Celebrate Christmas with family and friends while enjoying a traditional champagne brunch at Lake Lawn Resort's abundant Grand Yuletide Brunch. This year's Christmas Day brunch will be held in the Geneva Ballroom, serviced by our banquet team.

What 240 people are saying
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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Desserts were the best part hands down. Main good dishes were a bit cold but had a variety of food.
Was super easy to get to a table and they were spread out nicely. They had people taking plates quickly off the table and filling up drinks too.
We do appreciate them working on a thanksgiving while we had dinner.

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Laurapora
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We had the Thanksgiving Buffet in the Ballroom. Excellent!

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vipCaroleeB
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience2

The food was outstanding. Thanksgiving buffets can be underwhelming. This was the exception. Everything was delicious! Such attention to detail with each dish offered. This was held in a ballroom so it was rather austere. Due to covid, servers were only offering clean up, coffee and tea but they were readily available. Excellent overall

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Rich
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Excellent! The Lake Lawn team never disappoints. Even though the dining room was closed this year and with new protocols they still put on a great Thanksgiving feast.

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JaymeA
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Beautiful views of the lake and had a live piano player which made for a nice atmosphere!

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AnnetteN
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience4

Was disappointed in the prime rib buffet. The prime rib was red as can be - hard to cut the meat- and fatty! My mom was in a walker and they wouldn’t let us sit near the buffet even though the restaurant was not busy. They said it was for bigger parties only.

We’ve been to the resort three times before and have been to the frontier for dinner and the Sunday breakfast buffet. Was disappointed for the cost of dinner $140 for three people plus tip!

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LeeE
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food. Great omelets and brisket goooooood goooooood gooooooood

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KaSoH
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

The buffet was WAAYYY overpriced for what you got. Most of the food was NOT hot, and some basic sauces and condiments were not available. After we were seated, we waited 15 minutes for someone to come and take our drink orders. We finally had to flag someone down. They were not that busy. I understand that everyone is under-staffed now, but when you're a rather up-scale resort outside of Lake Geneva and it's Father's Day Weekend you should have been better prepared.

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MelissaW
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience1

I made a reservation for the dinning room for four. We were seated in the over flow area when there was plenty of tables that were open in the actual dining room the entire time we were there!

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FayeGK
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall3food2service1ambience3

The Resort though very dated throughout was interesting and expansive. The restaurant was the same. The brunch was very over priced for the quality and selections. The server needed more training to capably handle the basics to support a simple, serve oneself brunch. Disappointing.

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Marstev
Milwaukee
38 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Father’s Day brunch BBQ & beer. Dad’s got a free beer & got to keep the glass. The brisket was delicious !

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NicoleJ
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went to Fathers Day brunch and it was fantastic! Can’t wait to go back!

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GreywoodArbors
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

The food was very good. Some of the
vegetables were scarce (asparagus)
Love the whole carrots but they were very hard. Cheese cake great but could use some other deserts.
The carpets in the hallways smelled.
This could be a Great resort with fresh paint and clean up.

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Chris
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience3

The buffet was like kids food, Mac & cheese chicken tenders fried chicken etc.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience4

Personally we didn’t feel the buffet was worth $40 per person. The prime rib was the “main event” and had a ton of fat on it. The only other real entree was the walleye, and it was over cooked. Besides that there were minimal options, mainly kids meal items such as chicken tenders and Mac and cheese. Even the side items , such as veggies, were undercooked. I think dropping the price of the buffet and bringing back the a la carte menu might make it worth it to return.

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Joanie
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Since we arrived toward the end of the breakfast buffet there was not much of bacon or sausage, fruit, biscuits and gravy. They did bring more out later, but it was disappointing. If we came again, we would come earlier.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience3

The prime rib was good, everything else was not. Overcooked, dry, hard or plain.

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Anniversary 16 yrs

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jenper
Milwaukee
7 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

We had the prime rib buffet. This was the only choice. Prime rib was great. Desserts were great. The rest of the food was OK. Thought the price was high for what you got. Service was really good. Nice view of the lake. It was our anniversary, we were treated nicely. Would like to go back for the regular menu when its available.

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KolleenH
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

The view was wonderful and music was very entertaining. The piano player was outstanding. Desserts ran out quickly so if you see something that you like, grab it even when you're just getting your meal.

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MarilynW
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and great food.

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LouisB
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience2

The best part about the brunch was being able to see my family on Mother’s Day. The servers were really rude though, and when my mom asked for a plate was told to go find her own. The food was cold, maybe Luke warm at best. I really don’t like being that person to complain, however when you are paying $50/person for a brunch you just expect better. It was bottomless mimosas yet they never refill your drink after you finish one, so that doesn’t matter much either.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Unfortunately we were seated next to a door to the outside and several patrons came and went. Pretty chilly

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maria
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Love it the environment plus the services was the best

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vipSunny
Chicago
54 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Good effort on a holiday, beautuful views of the Lake. Good, attentive service. Food was average, though desserts were above, and chef serving them was delightful. Most " hot" food was lukewarm and some cold. Needed staff to do a better job of reminding patrons to wear masks away from the table. Well-priced with included champagne.

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LauraS
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The Mother’s Day brunch was underwhelming for the $50 price tag. The food selection was quite small missing some of the brunch basics. The service was ok at best and the hostes stand was not very professional since there were four employees bickering over the seating of a large group while the line kept growing. It was at least five minutes of listening to all the disarray. I do have to say on the positive side they went above and beyond when it came to Covid safety. I believe they did everything they could to keep a brunch safe.

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Foodmke
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mother’s Day brunch was amazing and service was excellent!!

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for the Mother’s Day brunch and had a fabulous time! We will be going back again.

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AndyH
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was the first time I had been there for a holiday brunch. The food and service were excellent. Will definitely keep it in mind for next year.

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vipFoodie
Chicago
22 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Our Server Rick, is very conscientious and timely.

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Cathy
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Our server was absent a lot. We never got rolls and butter. Food was very good. Prime rib was a little raw for our table. We were charged for 2 glasses of red wine and I only had one.
We asked for water and never got it.

Let's just say its been better.

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KittyL
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Perfect evening overlooking the water , enjoyed watching a wedding too

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Steve
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

The service and the view were great. The food was good but the prices are a little to high.

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RonaldS
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great prime rib. Attentive service. Classic Wisconsin atmosphere.

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Having been to brunch in the past but understanding COVID-19 mitigation we decided to go for brunch. The food was tasteless and lukewarm. The staff acted as though they were tired and didn’t want to be there. It was a true disappointment for the cost. Denny’s would have been a better choice

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Suzannah
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

It was the Easter brunch... the food was good but not great... our server was very sweet and kind but not efficient. It took more than 20 minutes to get our drinks and nobody came to remove used plates... portion plates were SMALL.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience5

We have been going to Lake Lawn for over 50 years and we were disappointed in the service. Restaurant was not crowded but our waitress was very discombobulated and our food was not hot.

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Anniversary
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience2

Food was overpriced for the quality received. Prime rib was bloody and undercooked, shrimp appetizer was an odd flavor pairing that would have been better for red meat, not a fish plate.

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great staff and Manager. Very good food.

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Frontier Restaurant - Lake Lawn Resort is rated 3.9 stars by 240 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.