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2301 E Lake Shore Dr, On Lake Decatur, Decatur, IL 62521
217-422-7202
Today
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Late Night
Description: Glad I found this place. decaturbeachhouse.com

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  • 40
    Excellent
  • 15
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Poor service and very over priced

The service was poor. They seated us more than 40 minutes after our reservation time with no apology. The waitress never stopped to ask if we wanted more drinks or to ask how our food was. The food was good - no complaints there - but very over priced. I've been to other restaurants in Decatur with... read more

2 of 5 starsReviewed February 22, 2015
38Amanda
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

The service was poor. They seated us more than 40 minutes after our reservation time with no apology. The waitress never stopped to ask if we wanted more drinks or to ask how our food was. The food was good - no complaints there - but very over priced. I've been to other restaurants in Decatur with equivalent quality food... More 

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Decatur,Illinois
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

The most amazing filet mediation twins. One crusted with horseradish and the other with blu cheese, was the most amazing steaks !!! And with a very tender baked potato and asparagus and salad will leave you very satisfied !!

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Decatur, Illinois
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67 reviews 67 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
122 helpful votes 122 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

One of Decatur's best. For that matter, one of central Illinois best. I have eaten at this restaurant more than 30 times over the years and the food is quite simply... excellent. I don't care what you order, it will be fantastic. Gumbo, chili, nachos, shrimp..A+. Catfish, Salmon, Sea Bass, A+. Chicken Alfredo, Flatbreads, Filet, ribeye,.. just awesome.

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Decatur, Illinois
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25 reviews 25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Wonderful little restaurant that sets in a cove on Lake Decatur. Wonderful food especially the pretzel chicken. I have eaten there for company parties and weddings and I have never had a bad meal. There staff is always friendly so stop by for a nice meal or have a party!!

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Decatur, Illinois
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014 via mobile

The mini filets are amazing. Great wine selection. Never had a bad meal here. It is a bit pricey but worth it. Great dessert drinks too.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

I have eaten here several times. I live about 45 miles away and the Beach House is my goto place in Decatur. I have use the Beachhouse to host two of my business office Christmas parties. Everything was great, the price, the view , the drinks, dinner and service.

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Borden, Indiana
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93 reviews 93 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

My first visit to this restaurant was enjoyable. I opted several small plates to taste the various flavors. I started with a Caprese salad that was good. The tomatoes weren't so ripe, but the cheese, pesto and basil flavored it well. I ordered the Ahi Tuna appetizer, which was good, but a bit small on the portion size. Lastly, I... More 

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Illinois City, Illinois
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42 reviews 42 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Went for oysters but they were out and Jenny our waitress told us what to do the next time(order day before). She also recommended Calamari instead, and they were the best we have ever had. Both of our meals were great, my husband had Sea Bass and I had a Caesar salad with grilled shrimp(next time wont order shrimp, it... More 

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navarre, fl
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97 reviews 97 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Had a wedding rehearsal dinner and prepared meal for wedding catered by Beach House. Food was very very good. Restaurant needs to be updated new furniture, fixtures and flooring. However; it seemed a bit eclectic as it sits. Food flavor, presentation and portions were very good. We will visit again when in town for a regular sit down meal. View... More 

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Blue Mound, Illinois, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

We held a retirement party for a long-time friend and colleague at the Beach House. We reserved their private room and had a cash bar. It was the appetizers that were truly outstanding! We loved everything! Great food, good service, and a wonderful party!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2301 E Lake Shore Dr, On Lake Decatur, Decatur, IL 62521
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Decatur
  • Phone Number: 217-422-7202

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood

Description

Glad I found this place. decaturbeachhouse.com
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?