About The Bungalow Lakehouse

The Bungalow Lakehouse is an oasis of comfort in the middle of Loudoun County, Virginia.

46116 Lake Center Plaza
Sterling, VA 20165
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Contemporary American

Hours of Operation:
Monday – Saturday 11:30am – 1:30am

Sunday 10am - 1:30am

Cross Street:
Palisades Parkway

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(703) 430-7625

Website:
http://www.bungalowlakehouse.com/

Executive Chef:
Bobby Vickers

Private Party Contact:
Cheryl Early: (703) 430-7625

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

The Bungalow Lakehouse Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.4

ambience

4.3

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

100% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Groups (9)
Great for Outdoor Dining (9)
Waterfront (8)
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Bar Seating (8)
Good for a Date (7)
Casual (7)
Great for Brunch (6)
Neighborhood Gem (6)
Special Occasion (6)
Vibrant Bar Scene (6)
Great Beer (5)
Business Meals (5)
Scenic View (5)
Happy Hour (5)
Good for Birthdays (4)
Kid-friendly (4)
Fun (4)
Live Sports (4)
Great for Lunch (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Good for Anniversaries (3)
Creative Cuisine (3)
Fit for Foodies (3)
Worth the Drive (3)
Cozy (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Live Music (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Healthy (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Comfort Food (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Romantic (1)
Seasonal (1)
Disabled Access (1)
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·Dined on December 5, 2017

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

Tags: Casual, Great Beer, Bar Seating, Business Meals
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 15, 2017

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

Tags: Great for Brunch, Business Meals, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fun
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined 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!

Tags: Fun, Live Sports, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined 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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 (Washington DC)·Dined 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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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 31, 2017

Wonderful meal and attentive staff made for an excellent time

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 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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vip
 (Richmond)·Dined on October 14, 2017

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

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined 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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 (Washington DC)·Dined 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!

Tags: Seasonal, Creative Cuisine, Happy Hour, Great Beer, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Healthy, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Casual, Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Live Music, Good Vegetarian Options, Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, Waterfront, Gluten Free Options, Vibrant Bar Scene, Business Meals, Paleo Friendly, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Live Sports, Handcrafted Cocktails
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined 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...

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Happy Hour, Live Sports, Scenic View, Great Beer
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 30, 2017

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

Tags: Cozy, Great for Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 26, 2017

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

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 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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 (Washington DC)·Dined 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.

Tags: Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Brunch, Kid-friendly
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 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.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Afternoon Coffee, Special Occasion, Good for Groups
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined 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.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Kid-friendly, Bar Seating, Great for Outdoor Dining, Waterfront, Good for Birthdays, Great for Brunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 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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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined 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

Tags: Kid-friendly, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 27, 2017

Great Sunday Brunch with an awesome Bloody Mary bar. Egg white omelette is soft and fluffy. They substituted fresh fruit for potatoes with no hesitation. Great ambiance and excellent food and service.

Tags: Good for Groups, Happy Hour, Waterfront, Sunday Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 26, 2017

This is my second time at BL and my husband's first time. I enjoyed the view of the lake and we had a good waitress. My husband felt it took the kitchen too long to bring out our appetizer. In the end he was right because we did have to wait quite a while and he noticed that other tables who sat after we arrived had their app's already. When the waiter from the kitchen arrived with the appetizer he had to run and get plates.
We were half way through the app. when our dinners arrived and suddenly eating that chicken spring roll didn't seem as appetizing with my steak salad. More space would have been appreciated there. Otherwise we enjoyed our meal it was delicious and the lively atmosphere and view.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Waterfront
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 20, 2017

We went to Bungalow for their Sunday seafood special. It was great, we had a 1/2 lb of steamed shrimp as an appetizer, the way they served it was great. My wife had the lobster and I had the crab legs. All of the food was terrific and the wait staff was attentive but not overbearing. We thoroughly enjoyed our meal, the atmosphere was good, we sat outside and enjoyed the live music and pleasant weather.

Tags: Good for Groups, Waterfront, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 29, 2017

Great service; forget the young man's name but very attentive. Food was good.

Tags: Good for Groups, Paleo Friendly
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 22, 2017

The Bungalow Lakehouse is literally right around the corner from our home so we often overlook it. It shouldn't be missed!
Very nice menu with creative specials, some comfort food, and an excellent dessert list. The three of us were all very pleased with our selections and the wait staff were very attentive. We know it's a late night place as well, so we will give it a try, too.

Tags: Late-night Find, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 21, 2017

Great meal.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 14, 2017

Food was outstanding, can't wait to do my Yelp Elite review. Was not a fan of the service at all. Literally did not get my refill of iced tea until the end of the meal even after being asked by two people about getting me a refill because they didn't know what I was drinking because my glass was empty! I also hate lemon and specifically said no lemon in my iced tea and got it in my refill. Thirsty the entire 1.5 hour lunch. We were hardly checked on throughout our meal. 1 traveled from Baltimore, 1 traveled from DC and 1 person is local for this business lunch.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 11, 2017

The Bungalow Lakehouse is a not so hidden treasure! The menu is diverse with something for everyone and the food is very good and presented very well! The bartender, Matt, is absolutely one of the best anywhere! The Bungalow Lakehouse is my favorite area restaurant. In addition, the food is reasonably priced, the menu changes on a regular basis, the nightly bar specials are great and the service is excellent. You can't go wrong!!

Tags: Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 16, 2017

Just OK food. Mediocre steak, simple salads, nothing creative. A friendly waitress however made mistake on our bill, overcharging us. Outside lake-side tables lovely for a nice brunch, say, but it all smelled of heavy smoking. Huge. But: Is it a sports bar (large barn-like room looked like a beer garden plus sports) or an informal restaurant for the large Loudon, Great Falls crowd. Yes there may be money out here, but in terms of good cuisine, we are still waiting. And please do not mention over-the-hill Chez Francois!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 13, 2017

Good food and service. Great value. Will definitely go again.

Tags: Fun, Waterfront, Sunday Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 10, 2017

Very nice restaurant. Friendly staff and good food!

Tags: Business Meals, Romantic, Great for Lunch, Waterfront
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·Dined on May 27, 2017

Was a wonderful meal and the waitress and hostess both commented on the note I put that was our anniversary. Our food was EXCELLENT, we will be returning!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining, Waterfront, Scenic View, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Fun, Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 27, 2017

Zachary is outstanding thank you. First time visit.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Had Mothers Day dinner with family. Great menu selection, great beer and wine selection, food quality was great. Hope to make it back for more.

Tags: Casual
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 13, 2017

They changed our wait server in mid order. It was her first time in the large dining area. She was inexperienced and confessed that she was struggling. I'm outraged that they would do that to us. This way our Mothers Day celebration. Shameful!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 13, 2017

I've only been for brunch but the food was fantastic. The French toast is amazing. The service can be a little slow but the staff is very polite and apologetic. The atmosphere is great also.

Tags: Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Romantic, Sunday Lunch, Kid-friendly, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 7, 2017

Good food and specials. Service if friendly and mix of eating areas has something for all.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 7, 2017

Great experience! Food was awesome and service was great

Tags: Kid-friendly, Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 6, 2017

My only complaint was that the music was too loud and I had a hard time hearing my dinner companions.

Tags: Good for Groups, Organic, Comfort Food, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Gluten Free Options, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 4, 2017

Great food and service on our weekly date night! We will be back!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 29, 2017

The service was excellent and the good beyond my expectations. I had the pot roast.

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