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The Bungalow Lakehouse

4.4
434 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
Perfect For:
  • Special Occasion
  • Casual
  • Good for Groups
The Bungalow Lakehouse is an oasis of comfort in the middle of Loudoun County, Virginia.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
Monday – Saturday 11:30am – 1:30am

Sunday 10am - 1:30am

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Phone number
(703) 430-7625
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Bobby Vickers
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Private party contact
Cheryl Early: (703) 430-7625
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Palisades Parkway
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cigar Room, Corkage Fee, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Indoor Smoking Area, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 434 People Are Saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
4.4
food
4.2
service
4.2
ambience
4.2
value
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

We wanted to introduced our friends to Bungalow Lakehouse
They LOVED it!

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Very good all around. We ate in the formal dining area. They accommodated a few substitutions, generous serving of Prime Rib on the weekend. Very enjoyable.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Food was awesome...service was great! Would definitely recommend this restaurant for a good day/evening out!

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Perfect and delicious food. Seems the wait staff was short, but otherwise all was great!

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5.0Dined on March 14, 2018

We got a reservation for Wednesday night. We had a booth, and everything was great. We enjoyed ourselves and lost track of time.

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4.0Dined on March 11, 2018

My son celebrated his 16th Birthday here, with his friends. They all had a wonderful time.

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4.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Had a great time. Thanks to all of the staff. We will be coming back.

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Great Service

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4.0Dined on March 4, 2018

We went for Sunday brunch. Great selection of delicious foods for a foodie, a picky eater, and a three-year-old!

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2.0Dined on March 2, 2018

Was hoping for more to celebrate a friend's birthday - used to be a fun spot several years ago (a Joe's Crab Shack), before going through several reincarnations. The interior has been completely redone. Very closed in and dark in one area; had just the opposite effect you would think of with a "lakehouse". The room we were in had the ambiance of an over-flow seating area, when very few people were actually in the restaurant. The food was serviceable - the table service was lacking (had to repeatedly wait quite a while for our waitress to pass through our room in order to make requests). Won't be returning.

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4.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Yummy seafood there!

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Amazing Valentine’s Day dinner!

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Dinner was spectacular! The service was friendly, professional and attentive. The food was perfect. Every detail was perfect! This was not only Valentine’s Day, but also my birthday!

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5.0Dined on January 26, 2018

enjoyed a late lunch the Food was wonderful and the service was great. we had appetizers and crab cake sandwich and shrimp po boy. seemed like it would be a nice place in the spring or summer on the water for lunch they have a large dining area on the lakeside.

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4.0Dined on January 21, 2018

This restaurant was listed as one of the top dining spots in Sterling, VA. I took hubby there for his birthday. We were seated immediately due to our open table reservation. The food was amazing; I had the Chesapeake crab soup and hubby had the Jamaican egg rolls. For our entrees, I ordered the honey grilled salmon salad and hubby had Maryland crab soup. Overall, the dining experience was great but I would have loved to seen a more expansive menu to include lobster (whole Maine or tail), oysters, and lamb.

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4.0Dined on January 20, 2018

Love most of the appetizers and a great place to hang with friends!

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5.0Dined on January 20, 2018

We had relatives visiting from out of town who are vegan and we had no idea where to take them. We offered them a few restaurant ideas. Bungalow Lakehouse had a great vegetarian menu that they got very excited about. The food was superb and the service was excellent!

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5.0Dined on January 14, 2018

It was our first visit and the food was exceptional and service wonderful. We'll definitely go back and are considering holding a dinner for a family celebration there.

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3.0Dined on January 6, 2018

This was the first time I have been there. It was cold day outside, and inside the restaurant it was warm. So we were looking forward to a good mean and companionship. However, all of us commented that the food was extremely salty. I have never been to a restaurant that used so much salt. I won't be going back any time soon.

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3.0Dined on January 1, 2018

Service and food were fine. Didn’t have one of the featured beers. Also we asked for a warm table but were seated where the breeze from a door came in as employees left throughout our meal. Other than that it was fine.

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4.0Dined on December 5, 2017

Great service and menu selection. Only drawback was the wine menu, not the best choices.

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4.0Dined on December 1, 2017

As usual the food was good and the service was good.

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5.0Dined on November 14, 2017

I invited friends for their first experience. They loved the food. Presentation was beautiful and the food was delicious.

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4.0Dined on November 11, 2017

This was my first visit to the Bungalow Lakehouse, but it will not be my last. They have a decidedly active and noisy sports bar which is separate from the dining area. Service is very good. Food was well presented and very tasty. I really enjoyed the crab cake sandwich with it's special salsa and slaw. The fries were nice and thin and crispy. Their French onion soup was perfect with lots of cheese and their salad was just right, but it would have been nicer to have half a sandwich with the soup but they do not offer that. Dessert was a bit over the top and we luckily had asked for the fudge sauce and the caramel each on the side or our shared brownie would have been too gooey to eat. As it was, it worked out fine splitting it. It is much too big for one normal human. I give the Bungalow Lakehouse four stars for taste and great service. I'll be back!

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3.0Dined on November 10, 2017

Made a reservation but we were seated in the bar area rather than the main dining room. My wife was not happy with the table and the noise level.

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3.0Dined on November 6, 2017

Bungalow Lake House is very inconsistent. The service is usually excellent but was slow when we last ate there. There was a large party in a side room, but that shouldn’t excuse understaffing. The food was okay but not great. Two in our party had fish tacos and the tortillas were dried out. The lumps of fish were so small as to be lost under the slaw. The side dish of chorizo Mac ‘n cheese was, however, excellent. Another in our party of five had the pork chops, which she enjoyed. It was a big serving and nicely cooked. No complaints. The other members of our party had steak, one the rib eye, the other a filet. The filet was perfectly cooked, but the rib eye was cold by the time it got to the table. The scalloped potato side dish with the steaks was also cold, as if it had been taken right from the fridge to the plate. Pretty disappointing as the whole point of scalloped potatoes is the warm cream and cheesy flavor, completely missing in this ice box version. Oh well. We will probably go back, especially for burger and seafood nights, but set your expectations on middlin for the rest of the menu.

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5.0Dined on October 31, 2017

Wonderful meal and attentive staff made for an excellent time

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5.0Dined on October 22, 2017

We got there just before 11am and the games were just starting. Not to loud. Great place to catch all the games. Had my parents from out of town, they had a great time.

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5.0Dined on October 14, 2017

Hidden gem that spans the spectrum from burgers to Filet Mignon.

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5.0Dined on October 10, 2017

Bungalows is always good for meetings. Tuesday night is half price hamburgers. Ours were cooked to perfection.

Making a reservation we requested an outside table. The hostess had one waiting for us.

We ended the evening with a nightcap in the bar. The bartender Mark is personable and does a terrific job.

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5.0Dined on October 8, 2017

Gluten free menu was good but could use a few more choices. Need a Keto friendly menu (similar to gluten free but w/out the carbs) Waitress was fantastic and friendly. Overall a great experience and very good Cobb Salad!

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4.0Dined on October 1, 2017

we recently had dinner at the bungalow lakehouse since we were interested in trying the Oktoberfest menu. we came the last few days that the menu was available, so certain foods and beers were already finished. it was disappointing since we already knew what we were going to order, but we had a great waiter, Matt (who was also the bartender) and he helped us through the menu and make some good selections. I have to say, I once worked as wait staff and I couldn't hold a candle to this guy. he was super! This was our second time at this restaurant and we wondered why we waited so long to return. the food is actually quite good and all the folks that came by our table to serve us were wonderful. we really enjoyed the chicken wings (I think we had japanese black pepper or something like that) and we had the sausage dish for Oktoberfest. it was also good with very tasty sauerkraut and we ordered a side dish of the red cabbage. it was a little cold and pricey ($5), but made well. we ended with crème brulee, that although was not warm (the way I like it), it was really delicious. overall, I love the variety in this restaurant, different themed nights, great food, drink and service. my next visit will not be long away...

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4.0Dined on September 30, 2017

Good food and decent service. A little pricey but comparable to other places.

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5.0Dined on September 25, 2017

In the past 10 years the bungalow has never failed on service,quality, quality, or great selections!!

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4.0Dined on September 24, 2017

First, out of three entrees, the crab cake was not good. It was mostly bread. The coleslaw was OK. Fries were good. Hamburger was very good. The other salmon entree was very good. Noise level where we were was great for conversation. Service was good until bill time. Overall very good experience.

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5.0Dined on September 17, 2017

We went for Sunday brunch. The service was very good and the food came out in a timely manner, hot and generous portions. Overall a good time.

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5.0Dined on September 9, 2017

What a refreshing Loudoun County dining experience. The food was great, and fairly priced. The portions were large, and the service was quick and attentive. Unfortunately, we were seated in a back room which also held a rather large anniversary celebration, so that raised the noise level a bit, but it was still tolerable. We tried the fried pickle appetizer ($9), which had more pickles than we could eat! Two of us had the market special chicken cordon bleu sandwich with fries ($14). Being moderate eaters, we could have split one serving between the two of us. We also had the COBB salad, which was very large, and around $15. Finally, one of us had the crab cake dinner ($25), which was very good! We each had a dessert, which was in the $6-7 range. We also had two coffees (not stellar, but drinkable), and an iced tea. The total bill for the 4 of us with tip was around $140. Well spent, and much better food for the price than other area restaurants.

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3.0Dined on September 9, 2017

Great food. Our waitress disappeared to the point we had to ask someone else to get her. We plan to try it again because we don't want to hold it against the restaurant due to one bad waitress.

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4.0Dined on September 8, 2017

Lots of tables. So it is easier to get into on a busy weekend night. Food is pretty good. Service is decent. Our server didn't write down our order, which drives me nuts, but he only forgot one thing we ordered. The decor is old fashioned. Kind of dated looking even though the place isn't all that old. All in all it's a good place to eat, not spectacular but probably dependable.

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5.0Dined on September 8, 2017

Our favorite local dining spot.... Whenever we have out of town visitors or DC area visitors, this is our choice for dining to introduce our visitors to the best.
Always quiet enough to enjoy visiting as well as excellent food, excellent service

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