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The Waterfront

269 Fontana Blvd., Abbey Resort, Fontana, WI 53125
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Ranked #5 of 9 restaurants in Fontana
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: American
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Dining options: Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Highway 67
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English first
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

We were a little disappointed with the service. Our server seemed irritated and never smiled, we definitely didn't receive a warm welcome. The food is not great however the BBQ chicken quesadillas were a big hit with our group. The bands were good.

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janesville
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20 reviews 20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

My husband and I have always liked visiting the Abbey Resort. This past Sunday we decided to sit outside for lunch. We got a front table with an umbrella and a lovely view of the water. There was music playing in the background. I loved the turkey sandwich with sourdough bread and a neat green salad with cranberries and sugared... More

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Lafayette, Indiana
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Came here for lunch before Independence Day and experienced very slow service. First, it took over 10 minutes after being seated to get menus. All the ice in my drink was already melted and warm when we received it. Had to be sitting there. Bottom line: took about 2 hours to sit, order, receive drinks and finally the meal. What... More

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Rockford, Illinois
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

We brought a large group, they got us in immediately, food was excellent and our waiter was wonderful. Mi believe his name was Christopher, he was a terrific waiter and even though we were a large group, the food came fast and our orders were accurate. The food was excellent and the prices were reasonable. So good, the 2nd night... More

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Madison, Wisconsin
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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

There is nothing special about this place except for a decent view out the windows. Everything is overpriced given the mediocre quality of the food and service. The servers look sloppy and overall the feel of the place is lame.

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West Chicago, Illinois
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

After our lunch at Chucks Lakeshore Inn, we head over here to the outdoor seating, they have live music on the weekends during the summer!

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Chicago, Illinois
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31 reviews 31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Food is ok. Had a walleye filet that seemed fresh but had a sauce that was a little too sweet. Since the specialty of the restaurant is barbecue it is possible that was the sauce that was used. It came with rice and a half ear of corn. The loveliness of the location made up for the lack of excitement... More

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

Mac0620, Thank you for taking the time to write a review. I am sorry to hear that you found the Walleye sauce for your liking. It does have citrus glaze over it. The outdoor patios and views of the harbor are hard to beat, especially on a beautiful summer day. Kind regards, Sara Schmitz Guest relations manager More

Iowa
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

The Friday all you can eat fish fry was really good. It is really all you can eat, too! My husband and I both were offered additional fish and sides, and they were happy to bring us more. The service was very good.

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

3Catsmom, Thank you for your review. I am delighted to hear that you enjoyed the Friday All-You-Can- Eat Fish Fry and found our staff to be responsive to your needs. Kind regards, Sara Schmitz Guest Relations Manager More

chicago
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

Great spot. Food was tasty, service friendly, live music as well. Fun time. Casual spot and very easy to bring kids to. Great outside seating with view of marina.

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

Chicagotravelsalot, Thank you for five-star review of The Waterfront. With beautiful harbor views, it is the perfect place to listen to live music and enjoy delicious food. Sara Schmitz Guest relations manager More

Chicago, Illinois, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We came down from our room (we were staying on property) because there was a band and we needed a late dinner. We were greeted by 3 young women at the hostess station. We were told there was a 20 minute wait and were first on the list…….1/2 the restaurant was empty. We walked in to the bar to grab... More

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

Becky A, Thank you for your review. I apologize for the issues you had with our host staff. While no excuse, I can share that we were in the process of training our summer help and would gather that this was a new member of the team who was still in training. This is clearly not the service level we... More

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