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Lakefront Restaurant

8629 J.M. Keynes Drive, Charlotte, NC 28262-8425 (University City North)
704-916-2831
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Ranked #187 of 1,920 restaurants in Charlotte
Neighborhood: University City North
Most recent review
- Apr 14, 2014
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Neighborhood: University City North
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English first
DC area
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

We had Saturday night snacks and drinks here and what a wonderful place! You HAVE to order hushpuppies stuffed with shrimp with Creole sauce - incredible! We also shared arugula salad and fried green tomatoes - also delicious and reasonably-sized portions. Mixed drinks were strong. I found this place via Restaurant.com and used their $25 certificate, even with that it... More

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Summerville, SC
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141 reviews 141 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

Found this through Restaurant.com. Is actually the in-house restaurant for the Hilton. Nice view, very quiet. Not crowded on a Friday night, which is to be expected in a nice hotel. My server was young, but well versed in the meals. Had a good local very hoppy IPA. Actually had two, as did my friend. We started with the house... More

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Sofia, Bulgaria
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

Somesort of Hush Puppie stuffed with seafood for an app that was out of this world, good selection of seafood and steaks. This was the nicest place we ate the entire to time we were in Charlotte. For lunch we had a Philly Cheesesteak and Crab cake sandwich, you would have thought we were in Philly and the Inner Harbor... More

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STANLEY
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

Let's start with the food. Wonderful, the presentation was excelent , the tempature was also excellent the portions were good and the taste was just outstanding. This is a 5 star restarunt in a two star setting. The waiter looked like and acted as if he just happened to be in the area so they put him to work. When... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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250 reviews 250 reviews
167 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014 via mobile

I never eat in a hotel but I was too beat to venture out and some of the reviews were good so I gave it a try. I have to say I was pleasantly surprised by the food and very reasonable prices for the specials. The service was average and the room could use a remodel but if you're there... More

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Parkersburg, West Virginia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2013

Great food, awesome view and service. I had read the reviews, but it exceeded my expectations. Limited menu, but well prepared, and I didn't have to wait too long for the food to arrive.

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Knoxville
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39 reviews 39 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013 via mobile

What a pleasant surprise. I read the trip advisor reviews but was still skeptical. When they recommended the sea bass I thought no way but it was awesome. Awesome service too. I would highly recommend this place.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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47 reviews 47 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2013 via mobile

God service. Good food. I would say this is a classic place to go. Nothing extraordinary but not even too bad. Service is good. Food is standard. Nothing more. I am sure u can find better elsewhere. But if you are in this area it is worth to have a try.

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Toronto, Canada
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20 reviews 20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2012 via mobile

The concierge at the Hilton University Place recommended their in house restaurant and it did not disappoint. I had a lovely salmon with gnocchi and my companion enjoyed a beef tenderloin with scalloped potatoes. Despite the generous portions, the desert looked too good to pass up. The apple tart and chocolate ganache were beautifully prepared and delicious.

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Glendale, Arizona
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2012

Limited menu, but all prepared well. Great staff, nice view of the lake. Try the Steak Frittes for the Gruyere Black Truffle Fries!

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