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Lakefront Restaurant

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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, Dinner, Dessert, Lunch, 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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Visitor rating
  • 29
    Excellent
  • 12
    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
Surprisingly Good

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 30, 2014
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Jacksonville, Florida
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Jacksonville, Florida
Top Contributor
366 reviews 366 reviews
257 restaurant reviews
89 helpful votes 89 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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32 reviews 32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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48 reviews 48 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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Lugano, Switzerland
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56 reviews 56 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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36 reviews 36 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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31 reviews 31 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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Atlanta, Georgia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2012

We all know that food on the road can be hit or miss, Lakefront does food right, the food was perhaps the freshest best tasting grub I have had on the road in a long time. I especally liked the chicken sandwich, ate every bite of it. Breakfast was the best, fresh fruit, muffins, eggs made to order and no... More 

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New England
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27 reviews 27 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2012

Had a quick lunch at Lakefront Restaurant & loved it. The view is lovely & dining area clean. We ordered sandwiches & a salad, which came looking like they could be on the cover of a magazine. Yum! When we had to leave unexpectedly, the waiter quickly retrieved a carry-out box for us. (I was not going to leave that... More 

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Prince George's County, Maryland
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165 reviews 165 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012 via mobile

I wouldn't say this is the best steak house. It's okay. Dinner Arrived just before a huge rehearsal dinner party. Only a couple of tables occupied. No wait but only two servers. The recommendation for the filet was not good but the sauté mushrooms helped...a lot. The au jus was bland. The filet was over cooked but we were too... More 

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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32 reviews 32 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2012

We had the breakfast buffet twice during out weekend stay. Omelets made to order, loads of fresh fruit, yogurt and so much more! Both days our server was very attentive.

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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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?