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The Bungalow Lakehouse

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46116 Lake Center Plaza, Sterling, VA (Palisades Parkway)
703-430-7625
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11:30 am - 2:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 2:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 23
    Excellent
  • 42
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 12
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Relax and Enjoy

This is a good place to enjoy the food and relax. the staff is very attentive . Get a table on the deck overlooking the small pond. They have a good happy hour and good nightly specials.We especially enjoy wine night . good prices.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 19, 2015
jsmchugh3
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Herndon VA
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Herndon VA
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22 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

This is a good place to enjoy the food and relax. the staff is very attentive . Get a table on the deck overlooking the small pond. They have a good happy hour and good nightly specials.We especially enjoy wine night . good prices.

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Sterling, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

One of my favorite places. Classy bar and lounge. They have something for everyone. Restaurant, quiet lounge/bar, noisy main sports bar, darts, pool tables, outdoor eating, outdoor lounge, 50,000 TV's, and a segregated smoking bar with a roll up wall that opens to the outdoor lounge area. Big and roomy. Rarely cramped by people. Food is good but a notch... More 

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Potomac Falls, Virginia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

Although the atmosphere in most of this place is awesome the dining room seems cheap and dinghy. My son ordered the steak. It was expensive and was terrible. He nor I could eat it. The bread thing was tasteless. And I think they had mushrooms on the side. Terrible. I had the Asian salad, the dressing was terrible, not sweet... More 

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reston, va
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

This is obviously a popular spot but can't understand why. Food is always oddly spiced (not in a good way) or just plain bland. The service is average--had to search for someone to refill drinks. Definitely not worth the price; sort of a big casual dining place with inflated prices. Won't return; won't recommend.

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Herndon, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Arrived on a Friday at 3:30. Found out Happy Hour starts at 4:00. Greeted fast and friendly and sat outside overlooking the lake. Wonderful breeze off lake and under an umbrella. Wife and I ordered a bottle of wine and at 4:00 we ordered some Happy Hour appetizers. Had MANY people come over to our table, so didn't quite understand... More 

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Gastonia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

My son and daughter-in-law had their rehearsal dinner there. Service was excellent. Waiters made sure everyone had drinks. Food was excellent. It was served buffet style. Chicken, salmon, and a beef choice. The roasted vegetables were delicious. We had a great time.

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Burke, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Great siting with picturesque patio and lovely views. Large dining room gives the feeling of a gentleman's club with dark walls and dog paintings. Nevertheless a nice dining experience. Waiter was very helpful in making decisions between options. Comfort food interspersed with some newer twists kept a family of adults happy from the twenty-somethings to the sixty-almosts. Well prepared lamb... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015 via mobile

Overall food is good and service is great, BUT if you want to "enjoy" the outdoor "bar" or deck/gazebo you have to be a smoker! UGH! Really! Not sure why one section on the gazebo/deck and bar area can't be non-smoking. Please - non smokers too would like to relax in the gazebo and enjoy a few drinks and appetizers.

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Sterling, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

We like to come here, my boyfriend and I, for the outdoor atmosphere and patio setting. The food is good and the service has always been great as well. They do also have a large indoor seating area as well as bar. Certainly if you like good American food and a nice outdoor seating space, you will enjoy yourself here.

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Sterling
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Great for breakfast too! I have visited the Lakehouse many times and have never had a bad meal. The bartender recommended 4 samples for a flight for me (I am not a beer drinker) and loved the choices as well as the recommendation to order a flight instead of a beer!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 46116 Lake Center Plaza, Sterling, VA
    (Palisades Parkway)
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Loudoun County  >  Sterling
  • Phone Number: 703-430-7625

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 to 30
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 2:00 am
Monday
11:30 am - 2:00 am
Tuesday
11:30 am - 2:00 am
Wednesday
11:30 am - 2:00 am
Thursday
11:30 am - 2:00 am
Friday
11:30 am - 2:00 am
Saturday
11:30 am - 2:00 am

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?