The Lake House

4.5
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20 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
At the Lake House, we’re short on formalities and big on making you feel comfortable. Stop by for an easy lunch on the deck with blue skies and a cool breeze. Linger over a romantic dinner and drinks in the warm glow of our fireplace. Enjoy the view of a snow-covered lake. Whether you’re with your boss or your best friend, you’re going to have a wonderful time, every time, at the Lake House. Around here, people love the water. When you take a look at the Lake House, this becomes abundantly clear (our location on the marina is no accident). Naturally, we have gorgeous views of the lake. And when the weather is good and enticing, we have an ample bar and deck outside where you can enjoy the breeze - and shoot the breeze with an al fresco lunch or dinner. We’ve even built this attitude into our bar: while it starts out inside, it ends up outside closer to the water. Come see for yourself.
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OT
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outdoor seating right next to the water.

TM
Detroit
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

While we made reservation, reservations are not taken for outdoor seating. Luckily a table was open shortly after we arrived.

LS
Detroit
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice lunch!had the bowl with huge👍 Serving of quackamole! Quiet.....could carry on a conversation which is u usual in a restaurant today!

OT
Atlantic City
3 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice place. A group of friends went out for a special dinner and had a great time.

KG
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

We have tried a few times to go to The Lake House but were unable to get a reservation. We finally got one for Sunday, February 24. We drove the 20+ miles in terrible weather, only to find that they suffered a power outage. We were disappointed that they did not think to call all of the people who had made reservations to warn us.

DR
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

They did not have my reservation through open table recorded on their books. Luckily they had a table open for 1 hour , but reserving through this site does not seem to work.

KJ
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My daughter and I recently had dinner at the Lake House to celebrate her 11th birthday with a weekend getaway. We absolutely loved it! I received a call in the afternoon to confirm our reservation and the spelling of her name. When we arrived, a Happy Birthday sign had been printed, signed by the employees, and laid on our table. We had a beautiful waterfront view. The manager also stopped by our table and wished my daughter a happy birthday. I ordered the salmon which came with a variety of options for the side, and my daughter ordered ribs and could substitute the sides with no problem. She was also excited to hear that she could choose any dessert complimentary. She opted for the lemon blueberry cheesecake, and we also shared the chocolate sphere. ALL of our food was exceptional, only to be outshined by the warm hospitality and excellent care from our server. If we should find ourselves in town again, we would most definitely return to the Lake House.

R
Grand Rapids
15 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Britanny was great. Food was very good.

OT
Grand Rapids
3 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Requested a table looking out over water and received it. Food was good as was service. It was our first visit and we will definitely be back as well as recommend it to others.

BK
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

This was our first visit to The Lake House, and it was amazing! The dining room is beautiful - quiet, restful, cozy. The food was excellent and the service OUTSTANDING! Very, very professionaI. We went for dinner in the middle of winter and now can't wait to experience it all during summer out on the deck!

OT
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Christmas Eve

CC
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food, excellent serve and fabulous atmosphere.

JL
Grand Rapids
5 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

We love the Lake House — summer, winter, spring and fall. We stopped in after touring a local historical home that had been decorated for Christmas. Our booth by the window gave us a lovely view of Muskegon Lake (until the cold Michigan darkness descended). We both tried a speciality Manhattan to start, and it was very tasty with a subtle smokiness. We also had the drunken mushrooms, which were exquisite! And since it was still happy hour, our drinks and appetizer were a bargain! What really made the evening was the duck breast on special for that night — it was delicious! Prepared perfectally, with interesting sides: beets, potatoes cooked in duck fat, and blueberry confit. My husband had the seafood tortellini, which he often orders — just as good as always. We also chose a nice bottle of affordable Pinot Noir, which ended up serving as our dessert as well. The only criticism is that we felt just SLIGHTLY rushed — but our server adjusted and was very solicitous. It was a very nice evening and we left very full and very satisfied!

KP
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant was very clean, the atmosphere was terrific and food was outstanding. I would recommend this to anyone in the Muskegon area.

K
Naples
28 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a birthday dinner there for a dear friend. Our server couldn’t have been more accommodating, fun and helpful. We sat by the window overlooking the boat slips & lake. The food was delicious especially the scallop dish . I would highly recommend the Lake House.

DB
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love the Lakehouse! Great food and great music.

DD
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Slightly disappointed in what they considered Strawberry shortcake, but everything else was great

DW
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

We have loved this restaurant for many years. Unfortunately, it has gone downhill. The staff is rude and the manager tried to give our table - reserved here thru Open Table - away, right in front of us. It is expensive and the food quality is slipping.

JN
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We loved the low key atmosphere and the view. We had reservations for 2 were handled promptly. Service throughout the meal was friendly and appropriately paced. The caesar salad was decent. The salad was large shaved pieces of Parmesan, a sprightly dressing and fresh greens were accompanied by the out of ordinary tomatoes and prosciutto which was more like pancetta. Tasty salad but a little beyond a Caesar. The Cajun gumbo was again a tasty soup but not quite authenticate. It tasted of the appropriate roux, but it contained potatoes and and perhaps a a little thin. Again an excellent dish but not quite authenticate.

I had the broiled white fish which was excellent. Well prepared, the accompaniments including the duchess potatoes, the haricot verts and the broiled tomato were delicious. The seasoning did not over power the fish and let the clean taste of the fish shine. My wife the paella. If was interesting take on a paella for one. The seafood was fresh and plentiful. She liked it very much. A very good meal at a fair price.

MN
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I loved the view of the bay while eating with my date. She couldn't stop raving over the Jumbo Scallops. A very nice place to eat.