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Waterfront Dining Patio - The Waterfront at The Abbey Resort, Lake Geneva, WI

The Waterfront at The Abbey Resort

3.6
3.6
17 Reviews
$30 and under
American
We currently don't take online reservations, please call (262)275-9000 for availability.
The Abbey Resort's very own Waterfront restaurant is known for its casual, laid-back vibe. It's the perfect place to unwind, either on the patio or indoors, and serves lunch, dinner, and drinks.
We use the techniques of award-winning Pit Master Matt Whiteford to create specialties like Smoked BBQ Quesadillas and the BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwich. Our menu doesn’t end there, try something new and unique with our Chimichurri Sirloin or Salmon Waldorf Salad.
The Friday Fish Fry is a fun and delicious Wisconsin tradition, especially when there's live entertainment. We also offer a full children's menu and take-out. And did we mention drinks? Pair any item from our enticing menu with a craft beer or one of our signature cocktails, and you're in for a one-of-a-kind experience.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Lake Geneva

  • Cross street

    Highway 67

  • Parking details

    The Waterfront offers a private lot, separate from the hotel parking. The Abbey Resort also offers complimentary valet parking.

  • Entertainment

    Enjoy live musical entertainment each weekend throughout the year from some of the best artists in the Lake and Chicagoland areas! Check our website for details on upcoming entertainment.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 17 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

3.6
3.6 based on all time ratings
  • 3.7Food
  • 3.6Service
  • 3.6Ambience
  • 5Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2017

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    We had a great time and made new friends, will be back
  2. HG

    HungryinGlenview

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2013

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    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.
  3. B

    Barb

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 6, 2013

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    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.
  4. s

    splurgingmomma

    Chicago

    48 reviews

    3.0

    48 reviews

    Dined on June 21, 2013

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    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.
  5. R

    Reen

    Palm Springs

    35 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on May 25, 2013

    overall3food4service3ambience2
    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.
  6. RB

    RichardB

    Indiana

    10 reviews

    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2013

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    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.
  7. CB

    CharlieB

    Tampa

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 15, 2013

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    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.
  8. G

    Great

    Chicago

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2013

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    BBQ is excellent as well as the fish tacos. We loved the food and the apple crisp dessert was amazing!
  9. k

    kuta1069

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2013

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    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.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 9, 2013

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    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!
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 5, 2012

    overall3food4service5ambience3
    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.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 22, 2012

    overall3food2service3ambience2
    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.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2012

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    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.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2012

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    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.
  15. l

    laurap

    Chicago

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on August 10, 2012

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    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.
  16. G

    Greatplace

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2012

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    Surprisingly had a limited seafood choice. Good choice for your casual family dining.
  17. CC

    CarolC

    Chicago

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2012

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Very nice and accomodating staff.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff temperature check required

FAQs

The Waterfront at The Abbey Resort is rated 3.6 stars by 17 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


Google Map for The Waterfront at The Abbey Resort

269 Fontana Blvd, Lake Geneva, WI 53125

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Highway 67

  • Neighborhood

    Lake Geneva

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:00 am–11:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–12:00 am

  • Cuisines

    American, Burgers, Barbecue

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    The Waterfront offers a private lot, separate from the hotel parking. The Abbey Resort also offers complimentary valet parking.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Joshua North

  • Entertainment

    Enjoy live musical entertainment each weekend throughout the year from some of the best artists in the Lake and Chicagoland areas! Check our website for details on upcoming entertainment.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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