The Waterfront at The Abbey Resort

3.7
20 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
There is no better place for great food, drinks and live entertainment than The Waterfront at The Abbey Resort! Our menu features delicious appetizers, burgers, BBQ, salads and more! Looking for a great brew? There's always fantastic selection of beer on tap and be sure to try our signature Fire on the Water drinks! The Waterfront is the perfect way to wind down the day or start off the night! We also offer fantastic live musical entertainment each weekend throughout the year.
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OT
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We had a great time and made new friends, will be back

HG
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2013
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

The bar area was fairly filled with football fans to watch the last game of the season. Our waiter was attentive and had recommendations for myself, my daughter and her friend. He also reminded us of the half-price appetizers for that evening which were a bargain. The crab cakes were delicious, and the nachos, quesadillas and fried platter were also very good. My one complaint was the temperature in the restaurant. It was a cold evening outside, but the heat should have been turned up. Most of the adults kept their coats and sweatshirts on. Our food got cold very quickly, but overall we had a very nice experience in a fun atmosphere.

B
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2013
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

We were traveling and staying in the area. Because of the waterfront view, we decided to try the Waterfront at the Abbey - the girls were pleased with the view and the guys liked all the televisions for sports viewing. Our server did a great job suggesting food items to try and describing flavors.

ZO
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2013
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

I entertained guesses on Saturday at the Restaurant good service, good food, great seating with no reservations

reservations were made for 9/1/13 @ 8:30 pm, I received plenty of e-mails reminding me of the reservation, arrived at Waterfront 8:25 and was told we had to wait or take a tall table in the bar area. Being it was 8:30 we did not want to wait any longer and took the table The service was fair, the wait for food was longer than expected.

This was our 40th wedding anniversary getaway, sorry to say Sunday's dinner was a bust

s
Chicago
34 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2013
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

I understand that restaurants like this are typically staffed seasonally for the summer prime months with younger/less experienced wait staff. However, we were pretty disappointed in the service. Because we stayed at the hotel, my husband and I ate there twice with our two kids (young toddlers). The first visit was ok, nothing to complain about except for a high chair that looked like it hadn't been cleaned in years. The second visit, however, was terrible. The waiter "lost our drink order" - it was three waters and a beer.... couldn't you remember that? For such a nice hotel, we would have expected much better.

I
Palm Springs
24 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2013
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

Very noisy place although not even half full.
I had requested table not close to a door that is being used and guess what they walked me right to a table by a door that was constantly used. Since there were so man open tables we could find another on away from the door.

RB
Indiana
9 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2013
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Nice dockside restaurant at the Abbey Resort. Good selection of burgers, sandwiches, salads, etc. Kid friendly with a decent menu for little ones. Prices are reasonable.

CB
Tampa
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2013
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

It was simple and basic. We were looking for a fish fry and got it. Have been there several times over the last few years as The Abbey is a bit of a childhood memory thing. This restaurant area could improve a bit. We will keeping coming back.

G
Chicago
29 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2013
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

BBQ is excellent as well as the fish tacos. We loved the food and the apple crisp dessert was amazing!

k
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2013
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Food was pretty good, but the service was pretty bad. Took forever to even get a waiter or waitress, and it didnt get any better after we ordered our food.

OT
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2013
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I just have to say that the Manager and Waitstaff was AMAZING! We had 30 reserved seats and all of my Team Members were raving about the food and service. They said they definitely felt like they were VIP. Thank you so much!

OT
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2012
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

The food is very good, service as well.Drinks are pricy. Prime rib buffet is very good, many choices to choose from, though the soup station tends to run out but quickly refilled if asked. Service again is friendly, attentive and enjoyable...thus the topping to a great meal out!

OT
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2012
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 3

They had no record of our reservations and were quite curt about it even though I showed them your confirmation email. We did get a table rather quickly after I was kind of insistent.

OT
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2012
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 2

The menu seemed limited. We wanted more of a fine dining experience, and it was more like going to Applebees. I had the ribs and chicken-it was good. The sweet potatoe fries were the best. My wife had the pasta dish that was average. We were disappointed as we wanted steak or seafood. There was more staff than customers.

OT
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2012
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 1

I was highly disappointed in that the reviews read online projected a place of fine dining. It was casual at best. When I made the reservation online, there was an opportunity to make "special requests". I did and never heard from the restaraunt to confirm or plan I had to call the day of and ultimately, was not provided what I hoped for. The menu selection lacked and the waitress did a poor job.

OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2012
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

This place was pretty much just a hotel restaurant. We had driven 25 mins from our hotel to go to this place and feel we could have had the same experience in our own hotel. The food was average to below average, nothing to write home about.

OT
Milwaukee
5 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2012
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

This restaurant is typical of what you would find at a sports bar or chain restaurant. The atmosphere is very casual and noisy. The food is adequate, but nothing spectacular. The staff is friendly and the view of the harbor is lovely. I don't recommend the nachos unless you are a fan of melted processed cheese. The Waterfront is just fine for what it is, just don't expect more because it is at the resort. Not recommended for foodies unless you need the convenience.

l
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2012
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

great food, great view, great service. 4 burgers and 2 beers a piece and our bill was $20 per person. Amazing considering we were at the Abbey and we're right on the lake.

G
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2012
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Surprisingly had a limited seafood choice. Good choice for your casual family dining.

CC
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2012
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Very nice and accomodating staff.