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The Waterfront at The Abbey Resort

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$30 and under
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  • Scenic View
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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American, Burgers, Barbecue
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Hours of operation
Bar open daily from 11am -11pm. Lunch served daily from 11am -4pm. Friday and Saturday dinner served 4pm - 10pm. Late night menu available from 10pm until 1am Friday and Saturday.
Happy Hour daily from 4pm -7pm.
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Phone number
(262) 275-9034
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Joshua North
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Cross street
Highway 67
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Parking details
The Waterfront offers a private lot, separate from the hotel parking. The Abbey Resort also offers complimentary valet parking.
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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.
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 20 People Are Saying
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5.0Dined on January 13, 2017

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

4.0Dined on December 29, 2013

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.

3.0Dined on October 6, 2013

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.

4.0Dined on September 1, 2013

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

3.0Dined on June 21, 2013

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.

3.0Dined on May 25, 2013

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.

3.0Dined on May 12, 2013

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.

3.0Dined on March 15, 2013

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.

5.0Dined on March 9, 2013

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

3.0Dined on February 16, 2013

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.

5.0Dined on February 9, 2013

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!

5.0Dined on December 8, 2012

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!

3.0Dined on October 5, 2012

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.

3.0Dined on September 22, 2012

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.

1.0Dined on September 15, 2012

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.

2.0Dined on September 1, 2012

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.

2.0Dined on August 26, 2012

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.

5.0Dined on August 10, 2012

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.

3.0Dined on August 4, 2012

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

4.0Dined on August 3, 2012

Very nice and accomodating staff.