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Lakefront Restaurant

#235 of 1,895 Restaurants in Charlotte
Certificate of Excellence
$$
University City North
American, Bar, Sandwiches, Delicatessen, Contemporary, Pub
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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, 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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  • 32
    Excellent
  • 14
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 2
    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
Good food, not much atmosphere

The restaurant is in the lobby of the Hilton Hotel. Kinda felt odd just sitting out there. The food was very good. We split the the stuffed hushpuppies appetizer. It was to die for, we loved it. The crab cake sandwich was also good. Our waiter was excellent and very helpful.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 8, 2015
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Woodstock, Georgia
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Woodstock, Georgia
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45 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

The restaurant is in the lobby of the Hilton Hotel. Kinda felt odd just sitting out there. The food was very good. We split the the stuffed hushpuppies appetizer. It was to die for, we loved it. The crab cake sandwich was also good. Our waiter was excellent and very helpful.

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chefdevoe, Manager at Lakefront Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for the positive feedback on your dining experience with us. We are going under full renovations in the restaurant and bar area. We should be complete by early September and would love for you to see the end result. We are very excited for the future. More 

Memphis, Tennessee
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

Nacho App wasn't very good. I did eat breakfast, in which was cold, service was slow. Not sure of her name, long dark hair that should have been pulled back? There was a Spanish gentleman that was great. He got me what I needed!

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chefdevoe, Manager at Lakefront Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for the response, we appreciate all feedback, positive and negative, this is how we can learn and do better. I wanted to apologize for the breakfast, we are under renovations and the set up is not ideal at the time, we will work on the temperature and lay out. I will discuss the nachos with our chef so... More 

Charlotte, North Carolina
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Food was delicious and service was extraordinary. I received a personalized dessert and the entire experience was enjoyable. Jasmine was very delightful as the waitress. Great specials on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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401 reviews
158 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

After a long drive this was a welcome restaurant. Tucked into the Hilton Hotel the food and service were both good if not exciting. Good solid southern cooking with the usual Hilton specials of hamburgers and steak.

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Simpsonville, South Carolina
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

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
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

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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35 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 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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65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 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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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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270 reviews
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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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Additional Information about Lakefront Restaurant

Address: 8629 J.M. Keynes Drive, Charlotte, NC 28262
Phone Number: +1 704-547-7444
Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Charlotte>  > University City North
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
Average Prices: USD 7 - 28
Cuisine: American, Bar, Sandwiches, Delicatessen, Contemporary, Pub

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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, Delicatessen, Contemporary, Pub
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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