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TLC on the Lake, Garland, TX

TLC on the Lake

3.7
3.7
50 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 4 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 50 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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3.7
3.7 based on recent ratings
  • 3.4Food
  • 3.8Service
  • 4Ambience
  • 3.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Dallas Suburbs

    Great for scenic views

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  1. S

    Shay

    Dallas

    3 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    The hamburger was not seasoned at all. When brought to the management attention he stated we don't do comps (did not ask for a comp or was expecting one) and that I should have asked for salt and pepper when ordering food. The manger was dismissive, talked over me and made what could have been a simple fix a very unpleasant experience.
  2. FG

    FritzG

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience3
    Appetizer was overcooked (Coconut Shrimp) Medium Rare Filet Mignon was burnt on edges and raw in center Chicken Fried Steak had no seasoning at all, not even salt and pepper Waitress was very nice but you need a new chef for Sunday evening dinner hour. Cannot recommend TLC to anyone.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was good and had a great waitress
  4. JP

    JPL1978

    Cleveland

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Food was very good All left satisfied. Thank you.

    TLC on the LakeResponded on November 1, 2022Thank you JPL1978. We appreciate your support and feedback for our family owned restaurant

  5. KP

    KathyP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    The fresh trout was overcooked, but all other food was great: chicken fried steak, burger, quesadilla. We had reservations at 2:30 which was a great time to get there. A bit difficult to find due to I30 construction, but worth the effort. Diverse menu; if you din’t find something you like, you’re not hungry.

    TLC on the LakeResponded on October 28, 2022Thank you Kathy for your kind review of your experience. Please next time if anything is overcooked bring it to our attention and we will re cook it properly. that is the policy the Chef enforces at the restaurant with his Chefs. We will proudly make it right.

  6. w

    williamb

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 10, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience4
    Steaks severely under cooked and cold, bread hard as a rock, salmon was cold and gummy only good thing about meal was the water was cold.

    TLC on the LakeResponded on October 12, 2022We regret that you meal didn't come out in a proper time frame. We did look into ticket times for Sunday the 9th and found that the longest ticket time was 36 minutes. We have know idea what went wrong. We would love to get to the bottom of this with your assistants so that this doesn't ever happen to you. We value our customers and their dining experience here at Tender Loving Care. Feel free to reach out to our Chef Bo Blair or Mark Downing at the restaurant.

  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 2, 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience5
    My chicken fried steak was under cooked in the middle. Husband chicken fried chicken which 3 people order was over cook and burn on bottom. Friend steak was suppose to be med well but was hard and burn on top, cook came out to tell us how it was suppose to be very rude send back, got shrimp for replacement and they was burn now how do you burn shrimp, macaroni and cheese taste very cheesy and blend and cold, mash potatoes we’re not real mashed potatoes they were instant potatoes so they were very watery, chips and cheese was good the Alfredo macaroni was good, Cherry limeade was water down bill was $209 we paid but was not Worth the price at all could’ve went somewhere else left there and ate somewhere else, waiter didn’t care the host was very pushy and rude. The place was very cold but clean. If you like blend and undercook or over cooked food great place to go! The onion rings was good as well. I would suggest burgers from this place which we didn’t order. I paid the tap cause I suggest the place to friends and family so I would want them paying for that mess we had at ours table. Overall took mom to somewhere else to eat for birthday right after SMH.

    TLC on the LakeResponded on October 12, 2022We do not serve instant potatoes. the russet mashed potatoes are whipped and creamy. The Chef wasn't trying to be rude he was just trying to fix the issues that you were complaining about. We regret any improper food temps and we hope you find it in your heart to give us another try. Ask for the Chef or owner and we will make sure your experience is great with us.

  8. t

    tten214

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience4
    T was our waitress she was doing the best she could with no help. I was told the kitchen was backed up which is ridiculous it wasn't even busy, they just had a party and if yall knew that you should have planned accordingly to accommodate the party and others. It took over an hour to get the food, we gathered our belongings and as soon as we were standing up to LEAVE the food came. Food was ok....jalapeno peppers were undercooked SOOOOO DISAPPOINTED 🤮 yes they were huge but overcooked bacon with undercooked jalapeños is not how I'm use to eating them. the pomegranate drink tasted like alkerseltzer just fizz.

    TLC on the LakeResponded on October 12, 2022We regret that you was effected by a huge order that went in before yours and we hope you come back and give us another chance do give you a great dining experience.

  9. RK

    RandolK

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience2
    Kids running around screaming. No silverware when food came. Had to go find salt and pepper. No ketchup until fries were gone. Spent over $400 on this meal. We'll find a better place next time.

    TLC on the LakeResponded on October 12, 2022As for kids running around screaming. We can assure that they have nothing to do with us as a business and we do our best to control the environment but we sometimes are at the mercy of the lack of support from the parents of those children. We regret that our service team let you done with having the proper items and silverware at your table in a timely manner. We will talk to staff about your issues. Thank you so much for this feedback.

  10. NF

    NatalieF

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 30, 2022

    overall3food1service5ambience5
    Service, drinks, and appetizers were great, but my food came out cold.

    TLC on the LakeResponded on October 12, 2022We appreciate your feedback. Did you bring the issue of food being cold to your serve. We would have love to have the opportunity to make that right for you.

  11. JA

    JANn

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    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 on September 28, 2022Thank 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.

  12. A

    Anneeats

    Dallas

    38 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    38 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 on September 28, 2022Thank 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.

  13. 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.

  14. 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.

  15. 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

  16. KF

    KarenF

    Dallas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    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.

  17. 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.

  18. 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.

  19. 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.

  20. 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.

  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    7 reviews

    1.0

    7 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.

  22. SH

    StarrH

    Detroit

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 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 )

  23. 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

  24. 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.

  25. 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.
  26. 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.

  27. 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.

  28. 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.
  29. SH

    StarrH

    Detroit

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 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.

  30. 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.

  31. 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.
  32. 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.

  33. 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.

  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 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.
  35. 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!
  36. 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!!
  37. 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.
  38. 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
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place for brunch and more
  40. SJ

    SusanJ

    Dallas

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 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.

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 3.7 stars by 50 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 4 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
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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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