turf. smokehouse at Geneva National Resort

4.2
62 Reviews
$30 and under
Barbecue
Savor tempting hickory-tinged aromas, picturesque course views, and saucy menu of salads, smoked-out sandwiches, tangy tacos, and mixed bbq platters in this year-round Clubhouse restaurant and bar. Offering to-go meats, meals and sides, including sweet mini cornbread loaves and a decadent custard-based apple pie bread pudding, turf is a smokehouse on fire.

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  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
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  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

It was a horrible experience even trying to find the place. The private rd to get there was under construction and filled with huge potholes. It was miles of this to only get to a gate that wouldn’t allow us to go any further. No signs for the restaurant and very dark. We were beyond disappointed.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
46 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Birthday. First time at this restaurant in the club house of Geneva National golf course. The food was amazing. We tried the squash maple sausage soup, the whitefish dip, the smoked chili, the harvest salad, the blacked whitefish tacos, the smoked brisket sandwich, the smoked pecan pie and the door county cherry ice cream. All excellent.

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vipJimW
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Spent a weekend at Lake Geneva and dscovered urf.Smokehouse on Open table so gave it a try. We had such a great lunch on Friday, we returned Sunday for another go. Both days were great. Great views and wonderful, freindly staff made it apleasure both times. Recomend the brisket but the ribs were very tender as well. Having a choice of BBQ sauces at the table is the way its supposed to be! Even the salads were excellent. Don't let the ongoing road construction deter you!

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SarahW
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great flavors and loved the smoky bbq. Order the brisket tip bruschetta for sure. Gluten free knowledge could have been better.

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LauraF
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely time! The food was fabulous and our server Jennifer was very helpful. We highly recommend the cheese curds and anything with the brisket! We will definitely be dining here again!

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JimL
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A hidden gem. Good food and drinks. Not too loud.

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Sarah
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

The bread used in the appetizer and sandwhich were oily and tasted odd. Food was overpriced. The atmosphere was decent.

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KellyH
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent and their barbecue sauces were top notch.

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NicoleR
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Food and atmosphere was great!! We don’t live in the area but we will definitely be back! It was laid back and relaxed. The food was so good and you got a nice portion for the price. We visited on our anniversary. I requested a “happy Anniversary “ drawn in chocolate on our dessert plate and they did that. The only thing that could’ve been a bit better was the service- the waitress didn’t really go above and beyond at all or even say “happy Anniversary “ to us at all. She wasn’t very personable,Which I guess is a personal preference/suggestion- nothing against the restaurant! Highly recommend.

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JulieP
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

We had reservations at 7:00 for 8 people. We were not told the kitchen closes at 8:00 and the waitress did not ask us if we needed anything before the kitchen closed. So no dessert. Out bill was 360.00 with gratuity; which I would not have had a problem with if the service was better. There was only 1 other table with a large group and 2 small tables being used. This is our 2nd time here and I will wait a while before we go back again. The food is fantastic and the place has a great atmosphere; hopefully the service will get better.

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DavidW
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food. Great view. Will be going back every time in area.

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vipKeriC
Charleston
5 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

GREAT service and food was very good. Looking for good BBQ in Lake Geneva area - this is the place. Was a little loud when the golfers came in but they offered to move us and honestly ended up being a great experience

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StaceyH
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience5

We had a small issue with our server. She told us we could choose any side, we didn't ask she offered that information, but she didn't mention that changing the sides costs an additional $4 each. She also overcharged me for my wine by $4 which is partially my fault because I didn't catch it until I got home, so two sandwiches and a glass of wine cost me $51. The service was fine and the view was beautiful but I felt the cost for two average sandwiches was exorbitant.

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vipSunny
Chicago
53 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience4

Sat outside on deck, gorgeous lake and golf course views.
All tables were dirty, lots of flies and bees.

We had checked breakfast menu in advance, called and double-checked they were serving breakfast. There were THREE items only. Very disappointing, breakfast burrito was decent, sauces helped..

Server very friendly.

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DianaT
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Get the All About Smoke tray--phenomenal and you get a taste of everything.
The smoked whitefish dip is out of this world.

However, as much as we all really liked this place, I had put a special order in for a small desert to be used as a birthday cake. They were surprised (even though it was on the reservation) and came up with something at the last moment. Good thing I brought the candles.

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Lucky4
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a nice dinner with some friends. The view was incredible, the service took a little long but the food was worth it. For the cooler evenings, it would be a nice touch to have some blankets available for people who prefer to sit outside due to Covid.

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vipFavorite
Milwaukee
34 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

I’ve eaten at Turf several times now, and must say it is consistently mediocre. They are perpetually understaffed, which is a common problem these days. I’d rather see a handful of professional, efficient servers struggling to keep up than numerous servers milling about with seemingly no ability to prioritize tasks and keep busy—I’ve seen both here. The food has always been good or even great, that’s the strong point, along with the lovely view, that keeps me coming back. At this point in time, it is a struggle to enjoy anything because they have a fly infestation that requires diners to either accept that their food and drinks have been contaminated by contact with these insects, or remain constantly vigilant, guarding glasses and plates. That seems like a simple problem that could easily be resolved?

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Food was average. For a high end country club, the tables were worn and overall, dining area needs a refresh. Outside there were big chunks of concrete missing on the porch. It did have a nice view. We got to see 7 deer on our way out.

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

First time at the Turf. We were initially seated outside, but moved to bar because of inclement weather. Food was pretty good. Probably upper middle road smoked bbq. Bar staff was very friendly and on top of things. I wouldn’t recommend booking on opentable here. They had no clue we had reservations. Better call! I would recommend dining here.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience3

No hostess in sight. No menus provided when we sat down.

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vipProfessorSunshine
Chicago
27 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service from Evie and bartender Caitlan. Delicious quesadillas and wonderful view

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vipFrequentdiner
Chicago
82 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Turf has become our new “go to” place to eat. It is a beautiful setting to relax and enjoy excellent food and a grand view of the golf course. The outdoor patio provides a view of Lake Como in the distance. The smokehouse flavor is infused in everything. The brisket is incredibly well done. The restaurant is hard to find. There is not one sign anywhere as to the location of the restaurant. It is actually located in the basement of the clubhouse and we found it by asking staff around the golf course. We think Turf is not well known yet. When the word gets out we think it will be a winner. We had breakfast there this past weekend. Great unique choices. We will be back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Naples
7 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Poor service, spear yourself the food in not good at all, smoked barbecue? Not even close

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience4

Took 20 minutes just to get water and the place wasn't even half full.

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vipZZYZX2014
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent. Beautiful views. Service was timely. Very nice

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glmr
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We enjoyed our dinner on the deck outside. There were a lot of flies so that was annoying but other than that we enjoyed our food. There was a fundraiser going on below so that was fun to watch. Service was great, Beautiful view from the deck.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall1food3service3ambience3

Tons of flies in the dining room. Horrible experience

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Their oven/ stove top broke on Father’s Day, we left hungry and upset

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acw528
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

The view was spectacular and food were great. This is the club house for the golf course so pretty informal place. Service was not good but we didn't mind with the perfect view.

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DawnF
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The setting is superb with views of the golf course. Much of the menu focuses on barbecue. I would love to see other options with less “ smoked “ influence. I would def go back with a fun group. It lends itself for gathering with friends , fun casual

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Enswan
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I am a vegetarian and hardly ever find a decent vegetarian meal at a restaurant. I had the Charred Chickpea Tacos, and they were amazing!! The appetizers were not the same old choices that so many restaurants serve—delicious. The meat eaters also loved their meals. Service was excellent and the view is relaxing. This restaurant is my new favorite in the Lake Geneva area.

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WendyM
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jen made our afternoon enjoyable. The view from the patio was spectacular. The items recommended were the cheese curds and Beer Cheese soup and both held up to their reputation.

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David
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was almost as excellent as the view! Our waiter was friendly and prompt. One of the best spots in the area! HIGHLY Recommend!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience5

It was nice. We sat outside food was cold when we got there but it was still a nice time

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vipFavorite
Milwaukee
35 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience4

I have enjoyed this restaurant many times, and would recommend it for casual affair, however, I was very displeased that my most recent reservation was not honored. Last night, I made a reservation, drove 15 minutes to the restaurant and as I was pulling into the parking lot, I received a call and they told me they had changed their hours and not updated their account

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Positive experience

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CWK2021
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress was incredible,
Food delicious! Dining area modern with a touch of class. Would make the trip out again

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vipChrisR
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

The view was beautiful and the sports on TV were entertaining. The cheese curds were delicious!

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EmmaP
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food will definitely return when in the area
Highly recommend

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AllisonW
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience4

It took 30 minutes total for someone to come over to our table to greet us. I had to tell the hostess 20 minutes within that 30 minutes that no one had greeted us. The server who finally did greet us was very friendly and provided decent service. The food was amazing. I wished for a resort of this nature would have had better overall service when it took over 30 minutes for us to be greeted.

FAQs

turf. smokehouse at Geneva National Resort offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (262) 245-7042.

turf. smokehouse at Geneva National Resort is rated 4.2 stars by 62 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.