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turf. smokehouse at Geneva National Resort, Lake Geneva, WI

turf. smokehouse at Geneva National Resort

3.5
3.5
128 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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 7 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Barbecue, American

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 7:00 am–8:00 pm Fri, Sat 7:00 am–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (262) 245-7042

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Adam Stratton

What 128 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

3.5
3.5 based on recent ratings
  • 3.6Food
  • 3.7Service
  • 3.8Ambience
  • 3.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Wisconsin

    Kid Friendly

  • Wisconsin

    Outdoor Dining

  • Lake Geneva

    Best Overall

  • Lake Geneva

    Best Food

  • Lake Geneva

    Best Service

  • Lake Geneva

    Best Ambiance

  • Lake Geneva

    Best Value

  • Lake Geneva

    Scenic View

  • Lake Geneva

    Special Occasion

  • Lake Geneva

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  1. KS

    KristieS

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server Cash was very attentive, friendly and efficient. The food was really good. I enjoyed the fried cheese curds and the Friday baked fish.
  2. JR

    JaxRainbow

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience3
    Would not return. Service was worse than the food. Food was just ok. The cheese curds and cocktails were good - everything else was subpar. We had the prime rib that came with baked potatoes (not fully cooked). Waitress never asked if we wanted a second cocktail. She brought water with the check. Our bill for 2 people was $162.00!! Ridiculous and will never go back.
  3. B

    Blonde

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 7, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience4
    We came in on a very slow night and we're one of three tables in the restaurant. Our food took an obnoxiously long time, our drinks sat empty, our waitress, Kim, rolled her eyes at us during payment. Food came out lukewarm. Not a good experience and will never be back!!
  4. MH

    MattH

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience5
    Mentioned celebrating husband's 50th birthday in comments when making reservation, but was not acknowledged. Reservation made for 4:30 on a Friday night and was perfect time as there was only 1 other group of customers at that time. Have eaten there before & have had fantastic food, however, husband said the fish fry he had was horrible. Our 2 orders of salmon & 1 order of steak were perfect. I ordered a side of the "charred corn" but did not notice any char or smoke taste on it. Waiter's name was Cash. Still tipped 20% ($48), even though birthday was not acknowledged & drinks were not made "tall" when asked for.
  5. m

    meaghanm

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience2
    Stood around for 15 minutes waiting for a wait staff to check us in for our reservation with little to no acknowledgment. The waitstaff was kind but not very helpful. The salads were watery and wet.
  6. SM

    ShellyM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 7, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Close to Williams Bay, easy to make reservations, good food and nice view. The noise level makes it hard to talk. Service was excellent.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall1food2service2ambience1
    It was terrible , 18 drunk golfers at bar , we couldn’t hear ourselves and everything took 30 min or more to receive . They were out of prime rib , short ribs , my steak came sliced and no garnish or side . He broke the cork in our 140 dollar bottle of wine
  8. R

    Renee

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Came from out of town made reservations it asked if we were celebrating anything it was my fiancé bday the food on website wasn’t accurate we order a meal that came out cold and rice hard and barley got an apologies.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience5
    Food was over cooked, service weak as server had regulars that she preferred to serve. This is a golf clubhouse, so …..
  10. G

    Garebear

    Chicago

    14 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Bring back Entrée items on weekends for Dinner menu.
  11. V

    Vxtr6632

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience3
    Server was sweet. Bar service was a bit pokey. Food was very good - shrimp tacos, prime rib and jalapeno cheddar cornbread. Be aware they have removed their full entrees from their menu but not the website so the offerings are appys, salads, sandwiches/handhelds and pizzas which was disappointing.
  12. W

    Woodshell

    Milwaukee

    10 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall2food1service5ambience5
    WOW. NO MORE ENTREES NO SALMON! WE USED TO COME HERE FOR THE DELICIOUS SALMON. THEY TOOK ALL THE ENTREES OFF THE MENU ON FRIDAY AND SATURDAY NIGHTS. GUESS US FOLKS NOT LIVING IN GENEVA NATIONAL GET SHRUGGED OFF. WHY DON'T YOU GUYS KEEP YOUR RESTAURANT FOR MEMBERS ONLY. WE'LL MISS MADISON SHE WAS AWESOME!!
  13. s

    susieq

    Chicago

    21 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    Food consistent. Service very slow. Nice view of the golf course.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience3
    Terrible experience, took us an hour to get our food. Then I got very sick from it
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very good view especially if sitting outside and everything on the menu was priced reasonably.
  16. J

    Jack

    Chicago

    10 reviews

    2.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall2food4service2ambience5
    The food was very good, however, it took almost an hour to receive it. Our waiter explained to us, after about 10 minutes that the kitchen was backed up, even though it was early on Saturday evening, that it would be 40 minutes to get the food. We never saw him again until he brought the food in about one hours.
  17. BJ

    BJYes

    Atlanta

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on July 12, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Birthday and friendship celebration
  18. h

    happy

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 5, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience3
    The sandwiches we ordered weren't good. It was basic "food service" food. The fires and mac n' cheese, could have come out of my freezer. The side salad was pretty good though. The service was good.
  19. MJ

    MaddieJ

    Chicago

    63 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    63 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great pulled pork. Loved the desserts and the views were amazing
  20. SB

    SeaBassLover

    Chicago

    174 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    174 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Our server was attentive, the food was really, very good. We had an a awesome view. Our experience was really nice. We’ll be back!
  21. D

    Daver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 1, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Based on the cost, I expected more for my entree. Ice cream is exceptional 😋
  22. K

    Kelly

    Chicago

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We dined with a party of 10, and everyone loved their food. We had shrimp tacos, pork tacos, hot chicken sandwich, steak and the brisket sandwich. The appetizers were great as well!
  23. JB

    JanB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful service! Food was awesome. Thank you fir a very nice dining experience!
  24. JS

    JanS

    Chicago

    32 reviews

    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on May 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Book Club meeting.
  25. C

    Chuck

    Palm Springs

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 30, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience4
    Extremely slow to get your food. Unfortunately, no different than last year. This year they had more servers and overall staff but still a 2 hour experience.
  26. GB

    GinaB

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Amazing food served hot with a smile. Doesn’t get better. Best beans I’ve had and the brisket sandwich is the best.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall4food5service2ambience4
    The service wasn’t very good. The food was really good. For having horrible service, the gratuity they add is robbery because they didn’t earn it.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We were sufficiently impressed that my wife went back today. The restaurant week menu and choice was weak but everything else including the service was exemplary.
  29. RB

    RobertB

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice clubhouse atmosphere, beautiful views of Lake Como, good selection of smoked meats, tacos were excellent.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Very loud; food was good but make sure you like BBQ as non BBQ offerings are very limited. Many of the guests were clearly over served on the golf course so be prepared to plug the kid’s ears
  31. D

    Drdj

    Chicago

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a reserved table for 8 back in the corner. It was great. Overall the restaurant is casual and moderately noisy The food and drink selection was also great. The salads were fresh and a nice change from the popular “ iceberg wedge” so prevalent in local Restaurants We were there for or wedding anniversary and college graduation of our son and his girlfriend . They asked us if we were celebrating any special occasions , yet did not even bring us a little desert etc. That would have been nice.
  32. PD

    PatriciaD

    Milwaukee

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were a party of 9 with 4 kids. Turf smokehouse was the perfect place to experience a lovely dinner for tge adults while accommodating the kids. Our waitress was simply a star! We will return.
  33. KW

    KateW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went at an off time so noise level were low. The play list was awesome. Food was wonderful. Will definitely visit again..
  34. MD

    MonicaD

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    The restaurant was very nice and the wait staff was very polite . Good was just ok . The cheese curds and steak were very good. The bruschetta was very fatty and not very appetizing. I was excited for brisket but Our combos were very dry and not very good. The burger was good . Great atmosphere but food can be better
  35. SD

    SDclan

    Chicago

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall4food2service5ambience4
    Food was fair. For a "smokehouse restaurant" food was not truly "tender/smoked" and "blackened whitefish" tacos held bits of sautéed fish. Not even close to blackened. Drove a distance to meet family from Milwaukee - company was great, new restaurant has great potential ambiance, food was a dud.
  36. WB

    WBSharon

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Food was excellent. Service ok. It was pretty busy. We had an enjoyable time. Wait staff was friendly.
  37. JR

    JenniferR

    Chicago

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 31, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    The food was decent. I had the bbq platter with all the meats. The flavor was good but the brisket was tough and there wasn’t a lot of meat on the ribs. The server was slow. We had to wait forever for a high chair. It was hard to get a drink let alone a second. At the end of the meal she asked for a card but we never got the check.
  38. KW

    KellyW

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Pleasantly surprised by this “hidden” gem. Friendly and prompt staff, great food and view.
  39. DB

    DavidB

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 28, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Food was good overall. Brisket was very salty. Fries were amazing and chicken was a 9 out of 10
  40. SC

    SteveC

    Chicago

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 27, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    This was our second visit and we brought another couple with us since our first visit was phenomenal. This time we were a bit disappointed. Like most places, they were short staffed. We saw 2 servers for a fairly busy Sunday evening. Apparently several tables also had a 6:00 reservation because the poor waitress just went from one table to the next trying to gather orders. Took a while for her to get to us. They had someone bring us waters, but overall pretty slow service. The food was a bit over cooked, but still tasty. Just disappointing since we had really talked up our first experience, then 1.5 hours to get in and out for dinner was unexpected.

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
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

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 3.5 stars by 128 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 7 times today
Google Map for turf. smokehouse at Geneva National Resort

1221 Geneva National Ave S, Lake Geneva, WI 53147-4904

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Lake Geneva

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 7:00 am–8:00 pm Fri, Sat 7:00 am–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Barbecue, American

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Adam Stratton

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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