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The Cutwater on Payette Lake

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501 W Lake St, McCall, ID 83638-3444
+1 800-657-6464
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good27%
  • Average8%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“carrot cake” (2 reviews)
“scallops” (3 reviews)
Closes in 19 min
07:00 - 22:00 Hours
American, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
501 W Lake St, McCall, ID 83638-3444
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Cutwater is on the first floor of the Shore Lodge with several tables that have a beautiful view of Payette Lake. If you do not have a view of the lake however you can get a booth next to what they say is the...More

Thank mehoe2000
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant is very nice! We had dinner,food was very good and the drinks were awesome! Service was great and the food came out pretty fast.It was very peaceful and nice ambiance .It has a beautiful view of the lake.We will come back!😊

Thank dianav879
Reviewed 4 October 2018 via mobile

What a beautiful place ! Our food was very good and drinks were excellent ! Our server was very nice.We will definitely eat here again when coming to McCall .

Thank Diana V
Reviewed 16 September 2018 via mobile

I made reservations for 4 of us through Open Table for lunch on a Friday. After waiting for 15 minutes for a hostess to be seated, we were informed that our reservation was for outside (I had not requested outside since it was cold and...More

Thank yachats70
Dan S, General Manager at The Cutwater on Payette Lake, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your review and I am sorry that we did not meet your expectations. I have shared your review with the staff so we can improve. I hope that we have the opportunity to welcome you back again soon. Sincerely, Dan Scott

Reviewed 31 August 2018

We ate lunch and dinner here and all the meals were really good! Their burgers melt in your mouth and the scallops were tender and sweet. would also recommend the halibut!

Thank SandyH1114
Reviewed 11 August 2018

My wife and I joined two for couples for dinner. We sat on the patio overlooking the marina at Shore Lodge and Payette Lake. Our waiter was very charming and the service was excellent. I had the shot ribs—the best ever. My wife had the...More

Thank Dale H
Reviewed 11 August 2018 via mobile

After being seated at our reserved table, we were poured water by the bus-person. Then we waited 15 minutes for our server to acknowledge us. (We wanted to order a pre-dinner cocktail.). We actually wondered if we even had a server assigned to our table!...More

Thank idajag
Dan S, General Manager at The Cutwater on Payette Lake, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for the review. I am glad to hear that your food was good. I am sorry to hear that the timing of your meal was not right. This is a very important aspect of the meal and I have shared your feedback with...More

Reviewed 8 August 2018 via mobile

The food is great. The service is good. The views are spectacular! The portion sizes are catastrophically small. The two of us spent over $100 on our meal only drinking water and when we got back to the room I had to get some food...More

Thank Ahems
Dan S, General Manager at The Cutwater on Payette Lake, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your response and I am happy to hear that you enjoyed the food. I am sorry that you felt that the portions were too small. Our focus is on creating spectacular dishes for our guests and we have not heard that the...More

Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

We expected the lake view to far outstrip the food on our visit but were pleasantly surprised. The setting on a nice summer evening was great of course. The service was friendly and fitting for the season and setting. And we enjoyed the food more...More

Thank 869scottm
Reviewed 5 August 2018 via mobile

We had a lake side table and an incredible view of the lake. The food was ok but not great. Our service was very good. The menu selections seemed promising but I think didn’t live up to the expectations. I expected more flavorsMore

Thank RalphL660
Dan S, General Manager at The Cutwater on Payette Lake, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Ralph: Thank you for your review. I am glad to hear that you enjoyed the space and surroundings of The Cutwater On Payette Lake. I am sorry to hear that you did not enjoy the food. I have shared your review with the staff so...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$25 - US$55
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Valet Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 501 W Lake St, McCall, ID 83638-3444
  • Location: United States  >  Idaho (ID)  >  McCall
  • Phone Number: +1 800-657-6464
  • This restaurant is at Shore Lodge
THE place for friends and families to connect and celebrate life with expertly crafted meals & drinks. This is a restaurant like no other in McCall. Guests of all ages can enjoy seasonal indoor/outdoor seating, a 2,000-gallon saltwater fish tank, analog game room and simply delicious fare on the shores of Payette Lake. The Cutwater offers year-round breakfast, lunch and dinner seven days a week.
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