Lindy's Landing Restaurant & Marina

4.2
65 reviews
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$30 and under
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Lindy's Landing was established in 1965 and remains a family owned and operated restaurant, bar, and marina. We are located 115 Park st. in downtown Wauconda with a beautiful view of Bangs Lake. Lindy's opens daily at 11:00 am. There is live music every Saturday in the summer from 7-11pm and Sunday 2-6pm on the outside beach deck. Come and enjoy daily food and drink SPECIALS!

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PR
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We sat on the patio on a lovely eveing and had a terrific experience. Will definitely be back.

DP
Milwaukee
34 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Good food great service and nice views

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Weny for my moms Birthday lunch!

a
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 3

I made a reservation 5 days prior to sit outside. I got there with my girlfriend ( it was for her birthday) and table was not available. They said we can wait for the next available. We then waited for about 30 - 40 minutes and decided to just get a table inside. They then sat us by the bar, and our server was the bartender, which meant we didn’t get good service whatsoever.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

We knew it would be busy, as it was a beautiful Friday evening in summer. Making our reservation through Open Table was quick and easy as always but we still waited almost 20 mins to be seated and actually had to approach the hostess stand a second time as they clearly forgot about us.
Food was ok, I probably won’t order the same thing next time but our nacho appetizer was outstanding!
Our waiter was great; attentive, quick, friendly...
And always live sitting by the beautiful windows and enjoying the view if Bangs Lake.

S
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 3

This visit the service was not great. Server not very attentive.

O
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Love being outside on the lake. Fun place for dinner

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great summertime hangout with quality pub grub and plenty of drink options. Live entertainment completes the whole package.

TN
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 5

Food and ambiance was great. Our service was very slow however. There were six of us on Sun., 8/4/19 for lunch. We would still go back again and would recommend this place to others. I was also here one other time for a business lunch and the service was great. Thank you!

T
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

We love the view from the patio but bring bug spray if you plan to sit outside . We were extremely appreciative of the bug spray we were able to borrow!

GA
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Had rock salt prime rib.... wonderful! staff was great from hostess to server! Friendly place! Will definitely be back! Nice to sit by the water!

KH
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

It’s a fun place with great ambiance, however; management needs to think about how to handle parties who linger too long when outside seating is limited. Our party of 6 had reservations at 7:00pm and we requested to eat outside. The restaurant had one outside table that could accommodate six people and a party had been eating there since 5:00 or 5:30. An hour after our reservation time, that party was still seated, now 2.5 to 3 hours, and we were told we just had to wait until they were ready to leave. We opted to be seated in the more casual beach club atmosphere around 8:15, an hour and fifteen minutes after our reservation time. The restaurant doesn’t seem to have a plan to deter mosquitos as they were swarming around us. Several in our party thought their meals were good. It’s too bad the long wait and mosquitos were a distraction from the food.

TB
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 3ambience 5

Always like Lindy's for many reasons-- walk to it, food, ambiance, people, service. I think the menu could be a little more varied especially with seafood. How about more shrimp dishes, and lake fish-- perch, bluegill, walley.

OT
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice experience

l
Chicago
23 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the service and of course the food was excellent as always. We sat on the deck and had another cocktail after dinner. Were not rushed, they took great care of us.

RS
Chicago
30 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a delicious birthday dinner. We sat outside, it was a perfect evening. I had fish tacos and asked for grilled instead of fried fish. Tacos were delicious. Half price wine bottles on Thursday. Everything was great!

PA
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had such a wonderful time and the waitress was great!

AL
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

Very dry burgers. Asked for a patty melt and got a burger on dry rye bread, not grilled. Nachos were very good..

MM
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

Beautiful weather for a Sunday brunch outside: just note that they do not take reservations for outside AND they don't tell you on this OT listing that they want brunch diners to sit at their selected beach tables. We had to convince them to serve us from the brunch menu for our 1:30 rez (even though the sign outside of the restaurant said brunch from 10 to 2) and I made the rez to comply with their last brunch seating of 1:30. Very nice setting, very friendly service, very mediocre menu choices, but I'd return for the outdoor ambiance.

N
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

Too warm inside restaurant. Food so so.

OT
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 2

No AC on a 98 degree day

SC
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

We enjoyed our meal however the drinks were weak. We visited on one of the hottest days of the year. Due to the large sliding doors, the restaurant was rather warm/muggy. Other than that, we enjoyed our time at the restaurant.

C
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Nice place okay food good service but really really noisy

ED
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

Had to sit in outside area, which is more casual and has loud music playing. So I can’t say much about the dining experience I was hoping to have on the dining deck.
I was not impressed with the hostess who did not even offer a dining option for my reservation, other than sitting in the casual area. However, our waitress was accommodating and friendly and attentive :)

JS
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful Sunday afternoon lunch on Bangs Lake!

DB
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 5

The food is good - but it's the atmosphere that is great! Sitting outside or on the beach, with live music playing in the background, with a cold beverage, as ducks waddle around and kids play in the water ... nothing says summer better than an evening at Lindy's.

i
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

Love Lindys!! However this last time was disappointed . We were a party of 8. Very slow service . I had to walk our appetizer order to the waitress. My burger was very dry. No taste. We will continue to come to Lindys. Might have just been an off night.

KT
Minneapolis
6 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service, food and staff was excellent.

y
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Celebrating a birthday

VD
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time for dinner at Lindy's. We sat on the deck per our request. The menu was well balanced. We ordered appetizers, drinks, dinner and dessert all excellent. Can't wait to get back!!!!

g
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Party of 6...service was attentive w/o being obnoxious...food was good...dined indoors, but flies were still annoying...booked through Open Table and stated this was a birthday celebration, however, no acknowledgement from management, hostess or server—disappointing

LM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The new menu was a delightful change. We shared the BBQ pork sandwich which was cooked on site and delicious. The chopped salad and calamari were wonderful. We met Christoph the chef as we walked out. He recommended we try the fish tacos or fish and chips next time. I love baramundo fish so will take his suggestion!!

T
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed the view and energy of Lindy's Landing! I would recommend it!

KK
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

Sadly if you have a large group, 14, this is not the place to go. Service slow, bar service poor, cold food, missing food, billing issues and this all took 3 hours. Uggh. This was the second time we had a birthday dinner there, but we will not be doing that again.

EJ
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

We chose Lindy's because we love sitting on the lovely patio overlooking the harbor. Unfortunately, we were driven indoors by rain before the entrees arrived. Our drinks were delicious and there were specials on beer and wine the night we were there. Out entrees were good, not great. For dessert, I had cheesecake and it was excellent. Service was great. Overall, a nice time.

M
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

No waitress came for some time. We finally asked and were told that there had been confusion over whose table we were. Our waitress apologized profusely and was very nice.

MZ
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food was delicious, a little noisy, service was great.

R
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 4

The kitchen had a very off night. The food took forever and when it did arrive was not hot, not cooked correctly and overall just not good. Turned out to be a very disappointment for all of us there that evening.

OT
Chicago
69 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Beautiful scenery on the lake and good food.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 5

First problem was the hostess told me there was a long wait to sit on the patio and I know my reservation wasn’t for the patio but she told me to go to the beach deck and we did and it was swamped woh noisy kids so we went back to the host and told her we’d wait. We ended up waiting only 5 minutes so for her to direct us somewhere was pointless. We had three people in our party, one persons food cake out in a modern amount of time and the rest of our food didn’t follow. We had simple burgers and the other two burgers took over an hour to come out from the time we ordered. The place wasn’t even busy, and the manager was food and didn’t even explain the problem or offer solution.

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