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Lakefront Restaurant

#157 of 1,856 Restaurants in Charlotte
Certificate of Excellence
$$
University City North
American, Bar, Sandwiches, Contemporary
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8629 J.M. Keynes Drive, Charlotte, NC 28262
+1 704-547-7444
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Today
6:00 am - 10:30 am
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 10:30 am
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Dessert, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Buffet, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Valet Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer

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  • 31
    Excellent
  • 13
    Very good
  • 5
    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 of 5 stars
Daily Breakfast

Omelettes made to order were fantastic and the wait staff was over the top! Beautiful dinning room. Even got a

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
Alexandra T
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Simpsonville, South Carolina
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Simpsonville, South Carolina
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Omelettes made to order were fantastic and the wait staff was over the top! Beautiful dinning room. Even got a

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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35 reviews 35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

It is located in the Hilton and has a great view of the lake at Boardwalk. I would like to say sitting outside was nice, but I warn it does start to cool down at nights as its not on the ground level. My server I believe was Terrance was great and very attentive. The food was of a good... More 

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Clearwater Mn
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34 reviews 34 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Stayed at the Hilton for races at Z Max... pleasantly surprised by quality and service in the Lakeview. They serve a buffet breakfast as well as al a carte, lunch, and dinner. The chef had a real way with our seafood dinners in a very relaxed atmosphere overlooking the lake. We will be returning next year to the hotel and... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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88 reviews 88 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

I thought the food was very good but the service outshone the food. I recently attended a business meeting at the Lakefront Restaurant. We started out at the bar and the barkeep (Johnny) was very attentive and helpful. Trusting, too, which wins me over everytime. We had a few beers and I asked if we could just add them to... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

My oldest son was home for Spring Break from college and thought I would treat us to a breakfast buffet at the Lakefront Restaurant inside the Hilton in University City, Charlotte, NC. I was so disappointed as they have signage for an Easter Brunch buffet, which I believe is at the higher end of a brunch buffet, so I was... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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239 reviews 239 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
120 helpful votes 120 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

We had a great coupon, so we decided to give the Lakefront a try and we were so glad we did. The restaurant itself is nothing fancy. My guess is that it's main purpose is for events at the hotel like wedding receptions etc.... It's a nice space, with a nice view. The restaurant was not busy at all when... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

The service was excellent with a well prepared, knowledgable staff. There was a wide varity of choice on the menu from smaller casual for the budget minded to the higher end daily specials. All the meals I had there were delicious and well prepared. The morning breakfast buffet was wonderful with an chef making custom omelets.A lovely view of the... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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24 reviews 24 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Wow! Who knew? Excellent cuisine right here under our noses. Went because we had a coupon and didn't want the usual chain/barfare of the University area (please restaurateurs! more good restaurants in this area!). I read a few of the reviews, but honestly wasn't expecting much, especially once we got there and were told the restaurant was closed for the... More 

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Concord, NC
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53 reviews 53 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Nice view! We purchased a restaurant.com certificate several months ago and had to try a few times to find it open, it was closed twice when we tried over the summer for receptions or parties so call first if you are driving there. I would definitely recommend this to anyone staying in the hotel. The food was excellent, the setting... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

We are locals from Charlotte and have never been to the restaurant! We loved our experience. Great food and wine selection. Charlotte locals should run here!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 8629 J.M. Keynes Drive, Charlotte, NC 28262
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Charlotte>  > University City North
  • Neighborhood: University City North
  • Phone Number: +1 704-547-7444

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 7 - 28
  • Cuisine: American, Bar, Sandwiches, Contemporary
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 am - 10:30 am
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
6:00 am - 10:30 am
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 am - 10:30 am
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 am - 10:30 am
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 am - 10:30 am
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
6:00 am - 10:30 am
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 am - 10:30 am
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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