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The Lookout Roadhouse

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32107 Ortega Hwy, Lake Elsinore, CA 92530-6568
951-678-9010
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat - Sun 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
Relaxed place for a snack - German beer

Found this place years ago by chance. It turned out they do serve yummy food and real German Hefeweizen. They had Weltenburger in the past now they serve Passauer beer from bavaria. So you can sit on the patio, have a stunning view of the lake and a tasty German beer. Perfect combination. The owner... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 26, 2015
Alexander H
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New York City, New York
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New York City, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Found this place years ago by chance. It turned out they do serve yummy food and real German Hefeweizen. They had Weltenburger in the past now they serve Passauer beer from bavaria. So you can sit on the patio, have a stunning view of the lake and a tasty German beer. Perfect combination. The owner Barbara is very nice. You... More 

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Lake Elsinore, California
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70 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Have driven by many times and live really close, so finally went to eat. Brought my teen for lunch and we enjoyed the ribs. The beans were not really good to us. He ended up with more ribs than me, both were quite a good amount of food to eat. Liked the chilled glasses for lemonade. Of course the view... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The food at this roadhouse is well worth the circular drive up the Ortega hwy hill. OMG - It is certainly one of the best breakfast/brunch places I have ever been to in my 55 plus years! The roadhouse is actually an excellent rib joint too and their homemade BBQ sauce is light and flavourful - I bought a bottle... More 

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69 reviews 69 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

This is an easy to miss pit stop and is located in a dangerous spot on a corner to access safely. It is well worth the stop for a quick bite and a great view. November 2011.

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Ontario, California
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50 reviews 50 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

I ran into this place on my way looking for the local hiking trails up Ortega Hwy but when I stopped for the view I noticed a sign that says they sale annual Adventure passes. I went inside and had a chance to look around and saw that it was quant and comfy, the smell of BBQ was amazing. I... More 

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Wildomar, California
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43 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

Location, location, location! It can be a bit harrowing to get to this place, if you don't like heights. This is a great stopping place between Lake Elsinore and Orange County, and the view of Lake Elsinore is truly amazing. Nice selection of sodas and beers. The food is decent.

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Loma Linda, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013

Been going to "The Lookout Roadhouse" for over twenty years. Barbara the owner is a close friend, so I'm biased here. I meet my friends there every Sunday at 2PM under the water tank. We have been called the Tank Monkeys in the past, very uncharitably. Great food, you really have to have breakfast there. Wonderful view.

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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

Built in 1945 the current owner has run the establishment since 1968! A pleasant courteous service of delicious good-sized portioned meals begins the outstanding experience of the wooden structure with oak walls, seats, and tables beckoning you to relax, especially with the gorgeous views of Lake Elsinore 2000 feet below froma window seat inside or the outside patio seats. Though... More 

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Christina Lake
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2013

We were driving hwy. 74 for the first time from Hemet to Newport Beach, and came to the Lookout Roadhouse. Stopped for lunch, great food, great staff, great view, very busy on a beautiful Sunday. A fun friendly place to stop to enjoy the food and view and other guests. We wish we could have places like that in BC... More 

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Lake Elsinore, California, United States
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28 reviews 28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2012

The food isn't gourmet, but it's very good...and what you're really paying for is the fantastic view and atmosphere of a real 'down home' little cafe....very friendly, efficient staff.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 32107 Ortega Hwy, Lake Elsinore, CA 92530-6568
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Lake Elsinore
  • Phone Number: 951-678-9010

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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