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

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  • 24
    Excellent
  • 33
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
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 server!

The food was all right - not great and not bad. The server was especially attentive and made it an excellent experience. The view on the water was most pleasant.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 21, 2015
Michael B
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Buffalo Grove, Illinois, United States
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Chicago, Illinois
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63 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Was put on a list for seating, sat in bar for 1 hour - went back and was told would only be a few minutes. After 30 more minutes found out by asking that there was a problem in the restaurant and it was closed due to sanitation. No one told us and it had been closed the entire time.... More 

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Buffalo Grove, Illinois, United States
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

The food was all right - not great and not bad. The server was especially attentive and made it an excellent experience. The view on the water was most pleasant.

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

Michael B, Thank you for sharing such a wonderful comment about the service you received while dining at The Waterfront. I agree, the harbor view is gorgeous. We look forward to welcoming you back during your next visit. More 

Crystal Lake, Illinois
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137 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

Great View of the harbor. As an added treat, a guy flew a little motorized aircraft parachute thing over the harbor. .. see picture. Had to ask for things several times.... napkin.... refill Initial order was wrong and had to send back. However food was good. The view compensated for the service.

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

Heidi-ready-2-travel, Thank you for your review of The Waterfront. We too believe our harbor view is quite beautiful; however, I am disappointed to read that the service you experienced did not meet your expectations, or the standards we continuously strive to achieve. We do hope you will choose to return in the future. More 

Illinois
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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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21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 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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419 reviews
285 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 158 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 18 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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29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 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 

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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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?