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269 Fontana Blvd., Abbey Resort, Fontana, WI 53125 (Highway 67)
Today
11:00 am - 1:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great food but LOUD at busy times

Food was very good but you could only get 1/2 lb burgers..nothing smaller in burger size. Can be rather loud during busy hours (can't carry on a conversation) but the view is great of the harbor.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 17, 2015
Christi K
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Illinois
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Driving into Delavan, WI I drove past a restaurant called "The Waterfront" and then proceeded to do a u-turn and check out what this establishment had to offer. Wow. Wow. Wow. Talk about an interesting and inviting restaurant. The parking lot was packed, people were seating, very little waiting time... the food was timely and delicious.. The decor is very... More 

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Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Food was very good but you could only get 1/2 lb burgers..nothing smaller in burger size. Can be rather loud during busy hours (can't carry on a conversation) but the view is great of the harbor.

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Sara S, Guest Relations Manager at The Waterfront, responded to this review

Christi K, I am pleased to hear you enjoyed your meal. Thank you for taking the time to share your experience. During the summer season, our stunning harbor view attracts a larger crowd which tends to cause elevated noise levels while dining. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. More 

Dyer, Indiana
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

We came here for dinner. Had a drink at the bar. Very relaxing atmosphere! Definitely sit outside for the best view of the harbour.

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Sara S, Guest Relations Manager at The Waterfront, responded to this review

Kimiam7790, Thank you for your review. I agree, our harbor view is quite stunning and the atmosphere of The Waterfront is perfect for enjoying a cold beverage after a long day. We look forward to seeing you during a future visit. More 

Chicago, Illinois
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19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

The server was friendly and nice. Food was okay, but the view was great. We will visit again when we stay at the Abbey.

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Sara S, Guest Relations Manager at The Waterfront, responded to this review

nickrys, Thank you for your positive comments regarding our wait staff. It is true; you can’t beat our harbor view. We look forward to welcoming you back during your next visit More 

Lakeville, Minnesota
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283 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 171 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

We were here on the 4th of July while waiting for a show at the Marina. Had a late lunch I ordered the fish Taco's they were quite good We each had a Gin & tonic..they use a poor quality tonic which was too bad as they used a good quality gin. My wife disn't want much as it was... More 

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Sara S, Guest Relations Manager at The Waterfront, responded to this review

MinnScooter, Thank you for your review of The Waterfront. I am happy to hear you enjoyed the fish tacos. Your comments are truly appreciated and will be shared with management to ensure our menu meets all of your expectations, as we hope you will visit again in the future. More 

Chicago, Illinois
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31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Great wait staff, pretty good food & reasonably priced. You don't need to leave the property to get a good meal :)

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Sara S, Guest Relations Manager at The Waterfront, responded to this review

SL-from-IL, Thank you for taking the time to share the experience you had at The Waterfront. We are always happy to hear that guests of The Abbey are enjoying our various on site amenities. We look forward to seeing you again in the future. More 

Chicago, Illinois
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Had lunch there one day and watched the Hawks/Bolts Stanley Cup game, lot's and TV's and great service from the wait staff.

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Sara S, Guest Relations Manager at The Waterfront, responded to this review

Vince D Thank you for your review. We appreciate you taking the time to share your experience with future diners! Go Hawks! More 

Chicago, Illinois
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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

BBQ was wonderful, outdoor seating on the harbor, service exceptional. Had the BBQ sandwich was very good. Hubby dreams about their fries.!

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Sara S, Guest Relations Manager at The Waterfront, responded to this review

Somewhereanywhere, Thank you for your five star review. We appreciate you taking the time to share your favorites with future diners. We look forward to your next visit. Kind regards, Sara Schmitz Guest relations More 

Yorkville, Illinois
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56 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Absolutely delicious. We had beer battered walleye & cod, both great and we tried the broiled walleye as well. Homemade Apple sauce, cole slaw and hush puppies too. Exactly how we wanted it to taste

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Sara S, Guest Relations Manager at The Waterfront, responded to this review

mmynatt Thank you for your review. The Wisconsin Fish Fry is a favorite for many and I delighted to read that you also enjoyed it. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Kind regards, Sara Schmitz Guest relations More 

Chicago, Illinois
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

My husband and I ate at The Waterfront Restaurant at The Abbey Resort this past Saturday, January 31. The food was ok. It wasn't anything that blew our socks off but it was decent. Unfortunately our service was a complete dissapointment. I would like to start by saying; my husband & I understand everyone has an off day every now... More 

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Sara S, Guest Relations Manager at The Waterfront, responded to this review

Ann B, Thank you you for your review. I was very disappointed to read the level of service you experienced. Our management team has addressed this with the staff member you mentioned. We appreciate you sharing this information so that we may use it as a teaching opportunity. We do hope that we will have the opportunity to welcome you... More 

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Additional Information about The Waterfront

Address: 269 Fontana Blvd., Abbey Resort, Fontana, WI 53125
Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Fontana
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Saturday 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
Cuisine: American, Seafood

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 269 Fontana Blvd., Abbey Resort, Fontana, WI 53125
    (Highway 67)
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Fontana

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
  • Cuisine: American, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 1:00 am

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