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Lakeside Restaurant


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Certificate of Excellence2017 - 2018 Winner

Food and ambience

Local cuisine, American, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options

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Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, After-hours
American, International
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
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Reviewed 15 January 2019

The food and the service is top notch. You'll love the view over the lake with ducks and geese. This restaurant is small but big on quality food. Enjoy

Date of visit: November 2018
2  Thank JoeinCLT
Reviewed 28 December 2018 via mobile

As I often say, we are very fortunate to have some great restaurants in Highlands. The ones on Main St tend get most of the attention and they are certainly outstanding. But there are others not on Main that are of the same or better....More

Date of visit: December 2018
2  Thank JR4IU
Reviewed 18 December 2018

This is a lovely small restaurant with an interesting menu and very caring service. Depending on weather they have a few outside tables available. Always a great meal.

Date of visit: September 2018
2  Thank Jo H
Reviewed 13 December 2018 via mobile

Let me first start by saying Lakeside has the best lamb I have ever had in nearly 40 years of eating lamb. If you thought you would not like it, get another guest to get this and eat a small bite. While no fault of...More

Date of visit: December 2018
3  Thank Carl R
Reviewed 30 November 2018

Drove 20 minutes because we had such a lovely experience at Lakeside twice before. Seems to get better every time! Merrill could give a seminar on how to give great service. The special last night was a delicious surf and turf. Generous sized filet and...More

Date of visit: November 2018
3  Thank RandyCaton
Reviewed 9 November 2018

We ate here on a Friday night; we were probably some of the only guests who weren't local! Our server was great and the food delicious.

Date of visit: November 2018
2  Thank WinniePDecatur_GA
Reviewed 30 October 2018

First time visit here. Split a half bottle of wine. Had the calamari as a starter - tasty. Wife had the risotto and scallops, I had the stuffed (crab meat) rainbow trout. Split a splice of crème brûlée cheesecake. The food was excellent. Small place,...More

Date of visit: October 2018
3  Thank RonT540
Reviewed 29 October 2018

Enjoyed a wonderful evening at Lakeside as chilly fall temps brought light frost on the trees around the lake. Prompt, efficient service, tasty food in a casual atmosphere. What more could you ask for. Trout encrusted in bacon stuffed with crab was delectible. The creme...More

Date of visit: October 2018
4  Thank mtntopnester
Reviewed 16 October 2018

We had not eaten at Lakeside in a number of years and returned for dinner in late August. Our meals were simply outstanding from start to finish. Probably the best meal we have had in Highlands in the last couple of years. Reservations are a...More

Date of visit: August 2018
3  Thank VaBeneSRQ
Reviewed 15 October 2018

This little place is very quaint by a small lake. Very unassuming and familiar...but the food.. WOW! Delicious!! Annie is a dream server too!!

Date of visit: October 2018
3  Thank PeedinS
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Dale F
8 July 2018|
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Response from MLA40 | Reviewed this property |
Maybe on the patio. Tables too close inside for animals.
15 April 2017|
Response from Thomas D | Reviewed this property |
15 April 2017|
Response from Britt561 | Reviewed this property |
Probably depends on their busy season but we were there two weekends ago and just walked in and got a table. But it is smallenougth that is 3 other couples have that idea it will be full.
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