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TLC on the Lake, Garland, TX

TLC on the Lake

4.0
4
40 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Take a trip down memory lane at TLC On The Lake. We tell our stories through our scratch-made food, hand-crafted signature cocktails, cold beer, and exceptional service.

Our Chef Bo Blair comes from a background of a private city club. The Chef prides himself on authentic scratch kitchen cooking. That means no canned foods, box foods, and he even fired Chef Microwave. Instead, we serve upscale comfort food with a twist. So, get ready to eat a 5-star menu without the 5-star price.

We have a bar, indoor dining, outdoor patio, and private dining available. Regardless if you looking for a night out on the town, a cold beer after a day boating on the lake, or a private party for 40+ people TLC on the Lake has you covered!
"WE DON'T ALLOW OUTSIDE FOOD OR DRINKS BROUGHT INTO THE THE RESTAURANT & THE PATIO IS FIRST COME FIRST SERVE. THERE ARE NO RESERVATIONS FOR THE PATIO"

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 8 times today

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Farm-to-table, Comfort Food

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Thu 11:00 am–9:00 pm Fri 11:00 am–11:00 pm Sat 10:00 am–11:00 pm Sun 10:00 am–9:00 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–1:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (972) 203-8512

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Owned/operated by

    Veteran

  • Executive chef

    Chef Bo Blair

  • Catering

    We Catering for all kind of events.

  • Private party facilities

    We have two incredible private event spaces The Paddle Room that hold 30 people and the Lake House that holds 60 people.

  • Neighborhood

    Garland

  • Cross street

    Interstate 30 and Bass Pro Dr.

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Dog Friendly, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Kosher, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 40 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.0
4 based on recent ratings
  • 3.9Food
  • 4.1Service
  • 4Ambience
  • 3.7Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Dallas - Fort Worth

    Scenic View

  • Dallas Suburbs

    Scenic View

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  1. JA

    JANn

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sunday brunch for 6 was a great experience. My first visit to TLC but not my last. Food and service were outstanding.

    TLC on the LakeResponded 4 days agoThank You JANn for your feedback and review about your experience with us at TLC On the Lake. We can't wait to give you some more Tender Loving Care so come back soon.

  2. A

    Anneeats

    Dallas

    37 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Food was great and so was the beautiful view! Our waiter was nice but had to remind him to bring items like silverware, etc. will definitely be back as my patty melt was delicious!!

    TLC on the LakeResponded 4 days agoThank you Anneeats for choosing to dine with us at TLC Tender Loving Care on the Lake. We appreciate your support and feedback about your experience and can't wait to be a service to you again soon.

  3. PJ

    PattiJ

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Queso was excellent. We had fajitas and chicken Marsala both delicious. Cocktails a bit small for the price but good. Nice night on the patio overlooking the lake.

    TLC on the LakeResponded on September 9, 2022Thank you Patti for your review and categorizing us. We at Tender Loving Care truly appreciate your support and you taking the time to write a review about your experience. See you back soon.

  4. CR

    ChuckR

    Dallas

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Enjoyed outside area. I would suggest fans outside & music

    TLC on the LakeResponded on September 7, 2022Chuck thank you for your feedback. We do have entertainment. Follow us on Facebook & Instagram @tlconthelake for those details.

  5. BT

    BrookeT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Heather is so amazing she did very good!! I loved my first experience for my birthday!

    TLC on the LakeResponded on September 7, 2022Thank you Brooke for your review. We are glad you enjoyed your experience and can't wait to have you back for some more Tender Loving Care

  6. KF

    KarenF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and drinks were great! I recommend the shrimp.

    TLC on the LakeResponded on September 7, 2022Thank you Karen for taking the time to write a review about your experience with us. We are glad you enjoyed and cannot wait for you to come back and get some more Tender Loving Care.

  7. F

    Frances

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall3food3service1ambience2
    Waitstaff very young and inexperienced. Waited a long time to get drinks we ordered before food. Had to pay extra for bread before meal.

    TLC on the LakeResponded on September 7, 2022Thank you Frances for taking the time to write a review. Yes the industry has changed in many ways and we have some young adults that work for us and they are new to the hospitality industry. They are learning and are a great fit for our TLC service team. In time they will be great servers. It just takes patience. As for your statement of having to pay extra for bread the you ordered before your meal. Was your expectation to get free food? We are not sure that that is a valid complain.

  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and good atmosphere!

    TLC on the LakeResponded on August 23, 2022Thank you so much for your business and we appreciate you taking the time to write a review about your experience.

  9. LW

    LakeishaW

    Dallas

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service were excellent, I will definitely be returning to try other items on the menu.

    TLC on the LakeResponded on August 17, 2022Thank you Lakeisha for visiting TLC on the Lake. We appreciate tagging us in Categories and we can't wait to be a service to you again soon.

  10. A

    Armando

    Dallas

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall2food1service2ambience3
    Food was not good. My rice was hard and crunchy and shrimp were not good tasting. Actually I was very disappointed in there service. My ordered chicken friend chicken, he got a chicken fried steak. It took too long to order and had to get a to go box! I won't return...

    TLC on the LakeResponded on August 17, 2022We regret that our service team let you down and put your order in wrong and always feel free to ask for the Chef or a manager if something doesn't come out to your table right. We would have bent over backwards to fix that problem for you. Especially when one of our team members make a mistake. I hope you can find it in your heart to forgive us and give us another chance to give you a very nice dining experience.

  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    5 reviews

    1.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience2
    Food was absolutely disgusting. Very disappointing, instant mash potatoes, over cooked sides, over priced for the quality. Out of 6 offered desserts they only had 2 options actually available. We were celebrating our moms birthday and nothing was done. Service was slow when it wasn’t even that busy. Was my first and last time for sure. Do not recommend

    TLC on the LakeResponded on August 17, 2022We regret that you felt that you had a bad experience. Facts the mashed potatoes are not instant they are real. and yes sometimes because of popularity some of our desserts are bought up by other guest and it takes us another day to have them ready. It happens sometimes. We appreciate you giving us a try and we pray you will be understanding.

  12. SH

    StarrH

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    I love that it's right on the lake. The food was great. Oh and the drinks were wonderful

    TLC on the LakeResponded on August 12, 2022StarrH We truly appreciate you writing a review and categorizing everything you experienced when you visited us. Hope to serve you again soon and give you some more TENDER LOVING CARE (TLC On the Lake )

  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Sautéed spinach was WONDERFUL!

    TLC on the LakeResponded on August 12, 2022Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review. We can't wait to serve you again soon

  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    The food was great, service not so great and I had to pay $1 for some steak sauce.

    TLC on the LakeResponded on August 29, 2022Thank you for your review. We appreciate your business and can't wait to be a service to you again soon.

  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    A private message was sent to restaurant with feed back on what could have made it better. Just not our kind of place.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really delicious steak and cocktails! And the veiw from the patio is beautiful. Definitely recommend as a nice date spot!

    TLC on the LakeResponded on August 3, 2022Thank you for your review. We at TLC appreciate you feedback and can't wait to serve you again.

  17. DE

    DEBBIES

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    First time to TLC and I decided to meet some friends there that were staying nearby. The food was wonderful and the service was as well. I certainly would come back again. Hopefully next time will be able to sit out on the patio to enjoy the water view a little better when it's not like an inferno. I had the rainbow trout and it was wonderful!

    TLC on the LakeResponded on July 23, 2022Thank you Debbies for your review. We appreciate you and hope to see you back soon.

  18. AJ

    AnaJ

    Dallas

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 18, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    I love this place. If you ever get to go, ask to be seated outside. The view is so pretty.
  19. SH

    StarrH

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I will be back, the food was great and my server Kristy was wonderful.

    TLC on the LakeResponded on July 13, 2022Thank you Starr for writing a review and giving feedback to others so that they as well can come enjoy what we have to offer. We will let Kristy know just how well you were pleased with service.

  20. JB

    JerryB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience2
    Our server was extraordinary. He went above and beyond. So very helpful

    TLC on the LakeResponded on June 30, 2022Thank you Jerry for your review. We are glad you had a great dining experience.

  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    The server was not honest about the bill…. The food was burnt.
  22. d

    denisem

    Dallas

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    Food taste like Chilis or Applebee's. Not fine dining.

    TLC on the LakeResponded on June 26, 2022We are not fine dining. We are upscale comfort food with a twist and in no way portray ourselves as a fine dining establishment. We on the other hand do have table cloth and candlelight on our tables that is part of the upscale and do not serve any pre-made food like Chiles or Applebee's. We are a true scratch kitchen that prides ourselves on fresh farm to table meals. We do not use microwaves, canned food or box foods. Thank you for using Open table as a vessel to dine with use.

  23. k

    kiddles18

    Dallas

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Great for our party of 11 but service was slow and steak was over cooked.

    TLC on the LakeResponded on June 26, 2022Kiddels18 we appreciate your feedback and your business. Thank you for supporting locally owned and operated restaurants.

  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    Father’s Day food was good, service was okay, server was very nice but felt maybe they were new. We received our bill and all our dirty dishes were still on the table. That would be our only complaint was our table was never pre bused.
  25. MG

    MarieG

    Fort Lauderdale

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Service was very good. Food was good. We went for brunch. The chicken and waffle was a bit underwhelming but filling. The chicken fried steak for my hubs ended up being chicken fried chicken…but he said it was good! His eggs looked amazing!!! For the price point it was good!! We would go back!
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Booked our reservations on the app got to the restaurant and everything went great!!
  27. JR

    JenniferR

    Dallas

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    The food was good/okay but probably not work the prices that they are charging. My husband was disappointed that his steak was overcooked so he had to send his back and by the time it arrived, the rest of us had finished eating. The mashed potatoes tasted like school lunchroom potatoes...no flavor at all. But most of the rest of us thought our dishes were good. Our server was not very knowledgeable. We actually thought it might be her first day on the job. However, she did not seemed phased by the mistakes that were being made and kept a smile on her face so we liked that about her. The view is great if you are able to get outdoor seating. It was not an available option for our party of 7 when I made the reservation.
  28. JM

    JoyceM

    Dallas

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Everything was great except the wings weren't well done. Like we requested
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place for brunch and more
  30. SJ

    SusanJ

    Dallas

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Both times we've been here, the servers have been friendly and attentive. Great cocktail menu and a really fun atmosphere. Very good value given the location and lake view.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Well I must say I love the scenery, it sits over the beautiful lake Ray Hubbard. There was a nice cool breeze but we still sat inside lol. It was beautiful seeing the boats and jet ski’s on the water. I will bring mine next time for a date after the lake outing. The food was amazing, I had a steak of course, my wife had a burger which looked incredible, and our girlfriend had chicken fried steak. Omg it was huge she couldn’t eat it all. My steak was medium well and cooked to perfection with no errors, which in my opinion is freaking rare because I usually can find errors on my steak. But not this time. The Alfredo Mac and cheese good lawd it was on point, mashed potatoes perfect. My only complaint was my asparagus was a bit ugly, you know when u pick asparagus and it has the dead ends on it eww. I don’t like that at all either cut them till it’s completely green or throw away the bad looking one to maintain the consistency of the plate. But other than that it’s a 5 for me great value and our waitress tho I forgot her name she was amazing. Just look for the pregnant lady with a lovely smile and a big belly lol. But she was wonderful the other waitresses even came to check on us and that’s amazing that they work together. Which makes for a better environment and a good work environment for all including the customer. So 10/10 will try again. Thanks for the meal and showing us there all still restaurants that take pride in the business, food, and customer service.

    TLC on the LakeResponded on June 16, 2022Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review about your experience and we will let your server Liz know just how well she served you as well as our staff. We do believe in team service and making Sur the customers have the best dining experience we can possibly give. The Chef has his attention on the prep chefs to make sure they are snapping the Asparagus properly. Thanks for the heads up on that. We at TLC can't wait to be a service to you again soon. YOUR TENDER LOVING CARE.

  32. n

    nickim

    Houston

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    The view made me want to come try this restaurant and it was spectacular! The food was good and our server was great, very friendly! I love chicken fried steak, so I ordered that and would give it an 8 out of 10. The crust was cooked perfect for me and the gravy was delicious. I prefer a thinner cut of meat and a little more tender, but honestly a great meal overall! I would come back!

    TLC on the LakeResponded on June 16, 2022Thank you Nickim! We at TLC appreciate you taking the time to write a review about your experience and sharing it with others. Hope to be service to you again soon.

  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    Nice atmosphere by the lake. Server was nice and helpful. The food for the cost was definitely the kicker. Seemed like frozen chicken patties heated up and instant mashed potatoes were obvious. Our bill for 4 people was $185. That’s pretty steep for microwave food.

    TLC on the LakeResponded on June 12, 2022Regret that you did not enjoy your food wished you would have addressed with a manager while you were here. We are a 93% scratch kitchen and do not even have a microwave in the building. All of our food is fresh and freshly prepared to order. Hope you will give us another try.

  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Trying to find a private space in Rockwall/Sunnyvale/Forney area without being charged an exorbitant amount was a major challenge. TLC was an unexpected find and a blessing! Our server was so accommodating, friendly and organized in managing multiple orders on separate tickets. The food was cooked to order, no bad meal or over/under cooked meat, and it was very flavorful, especially the chimichurri chicken and chicken fingers. Thank you for making our grandmother’s 90th birthday a hit!
  35. B

    Britt

    Louisville

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Beautiful atmosphere and the food was very good. Definitely a place I will visit again. Our server was very kind and attentive.

    TLC on the LakeResponded on September 21, 2022Thank you Britt for your review about your experience that you had with us and we cannot wait to be a service to you again soon.

  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was great! Our waitress Bri was awesome! I’ll definitely be visiting again.

    TLC on the LakeResponded on June 1, 2022Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We will let Bri know how well pleased you were with her service.

  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall3food1service3ambience3
    Food was well well done, our server George was extremely nice and patient and tried his best with the crowd we had to make sure everything was okay.

    TLC on the LakeResponded on June 1, 2022Thank you for your review We will let George know just good he did.

  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    6 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    My family and I decided to patron TLC on Sunday afternoon as it was one of the only places to accommodate a party of 12 Sunday afternoon. One of the worst decisions we’ve ever made. DO NOT WASTE YOUR TIME OR MONEY AT THIS PLACE!!! We had ants crawling in our food and drinks. The food was unseasoned. The waitress and the owner never once apologized or appeared surprised when we stayed there were visible ants in the food and drinks. This is a health hazard! Updated response 6/1/22- TLC whoever responded to my post flat out lied. Our party sat inside not outside. To make matters worse there were ants inside drinks which we had to send back. The owner trash and our waitress matched his energy. I highly recommend others read the reviews on this place not just mine. They’re not lying. This place should be shut down for health hazards and terrible food!

    TLC on the LakeResponded on June 1, 2022We regret that you feel that you had a bad experience with us. We cannot control the ants or any bugs outside on the patio. They have a mind of their own. We at TLC hope that you can find a restaurant and please remember to be kind and patient with others. Be blessed.

  39. C

    Carrance

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service and food were excellent! Will be a regular for sure.

    TLC on the LakeResponded on June 1, 2022Thank you Carrance We appreciate you taking the time to write a review about your experience.

  40. AL

    AlexisL

    Miami

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience4
    Food was not seasoned properly. Either over cooked or under cooked and very expensive for the amount of servings given

    TLC on the LakeResponded on May 17, 2022Thank you for your review of TLC On the Lake. We do appreciate your business and value your feedback

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

    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff temperature check required

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from TLC on the Lake using the Order Online button. TLC on the Lake also offers delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. TLC on the Lake also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (972) 203-8512.

TLC on the Lake is rated 4 stars by 40 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

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
  • Logo image for Uber Eats
Google Map for TLC on the Lake

4881 Bass Pro Dr, Garland, TX 75043-4834

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Interstate 30 and Bass Pro Dr.

  • Neighborhood

    Garland

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Thu 11:00 am–9:00 pm Fri 11:00 am–11:00 pm Sat 10:00 am–11:00 pm Sun 10:00 am–9:00 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–1:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Farm-to-table, Comfort Food

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Owned/operated by

    Veteran

  • Executive chef

    Chef Bo Blair

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Dog Friendly, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Kosher, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (972) 203-8512

  • Catering

    We Catering for all kind of events.

  • Private party facilities

    We have two incredible private event spaces The Paddle Room that hold 30 people and the Lake House that holds 60 people.

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