Lookout Farm

Lookout Farm, Natick: Address, Phone Number, Lookout Farm Reviews: 2.5/5

Lookout Farm
2.5
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Belkin Family Lookout Farm is a fun place to visit and is one of the oldest continuously working farms in the U.S. Ride the train and pick your own fruit from mid-summer through the fall - peaches, apples, Asian pears. From May - Oct, families can also enjoy the Children's Play Area, moonbounce, caterpillar rides and more. Weekends include live children's entertainment, face painting and other fun things. Petting zoo and camel rides are available Sept - Oct.
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summerjMA
143 contributions
Terrible experience for young families
Oct 2021 • Family
While certainly a beautiful location, this is a pretty awful experience for families, especially with young children. Everything is a labyrinthian maze, where you're stuck trekking for up to a mile to find the exit. Once you reach the exit, you're actually nowhere near a bathroom, which of course means nothing to a little person who really needs to use the restroom. Even when you spot port-a-potties, you're told those are odd limits because they're part of the restaurant (even though they're unoccupied and there's no line). Again, this makes no sense to a small child who needs to pee. Your only option is to trek 0.5 miles back to where you started to use those restrooms.

And, of course, the prices for the apples are expensive -- which you would hope the experience would make up for. But if you can't fulfill basic human needs, no amount of scenery or experience can compensate (plus, it just sucks when someone just keeps telling you policy as your child begs to use the restroom 10 feet in front of them and not 0.5 miles away).
Written October 16, 2021
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Luke02140
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Get lost, waste $20, no bathrooms
Oct 2021 • Business
Absolutely terrible. Walk for miles to pay $20 for ~5 apples. No signage at all, incredibly poorly laid out. You’ll easily get lost and find there is virtually no staff to provide guidance. Beer garden and restaurant is totally inaccessible, we were told the “wait list is 600 people long”. No public restrooms: just a waste of time.
Written October 16, 2021
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Janice C
Boston, MA51 contributions
Disappointed
Oct 2021
We went to Lookout farms for lunch twice last year and had the best burger ever. Large Kobe beef burger with cheddar cheese and bacon. Expensive but worth it.
We drove almost 40 miles to get there today. The burger was one step above mcdonalds. overcooked small roll and American cheese. beer is good.
We won't be going back.
Written October 8, 2021
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belonata
Boston, MA8 contributions
Disgusting staff attitude towards kids
Sep 2021 • Family
What a terrible family dinner experience at the lookout farm. Food, service and ambiance as expected at a farm we spent afternoon apple picking. Overpriced but anticipated. The attitude of staff towards kids at this place that caters to families what what had left us all very upset. Aggressive staff member repeatedly yelling at our kids that were not behaving in a way that would distinguish them from other kids their age at the restaurant. Since we are a bilingual family I believe they were treated unfavorably by staff for that reason. What a disgrace At the moment in time that diversity and inclusion are championed in our great country. A disgusting experience at belkin lookout farm we have been coming to for over a decade. You guys can and should do better than that.
Written September 25, 2021
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TravelingJDP
Boston, MA7 contributions
Beautiful spot, Horrible family experience
Sep 2021 • Family
Beautiful spot, horrible management and overall experience. Disorganized, people milling about confused all over the property. No maps, minimal signage and long lines. No animals, no hayride, no corn maze or play houses, not actually anything to do onsite.

It was already a disappointing experience for the whole fam as we wandered about but when we got to the orchard entrance we noticed lots of families leaving without entering. When we got up to the cashier they informed us that everyone over the age of 4 needed their own bag. At $25/ small bag that’s $100 for about 20 apples for a family of 4 - at a small, less than spectacular or hard. I was shocked at how such a simple, family activity could be turned into such an outrageously elitist experience.

If you are looking for a pick-your-own farm experience, go to ANY other local farm.
Written September 19, 2021
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Travis P
Boston, MA93 contributions
Great donuts, so-so fruit picking
Sep 2021 • Couples
Positives: close to Boston, with a lot of apples varieties. Plenty of parking. Also places to eat and drink. Most importantly, perhaps the best cider donuts I’ve ever had. Made fresh on site. Negatives: the u pick fruit was really expensive, and the apples were ok not great. And they would not let us sit in the outdoor seating area to eat our donuts.
Written September 12, 2021
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Bkasrel
Natick, MA45 contributions
Outdoor dining Winner
Jul 2021
I winner during COVID, outdoor experience is great with cool vibe (no loud music) and nice food and drink. Great views and overall one of the best things to happen to outdoor dining in the area!
Written August 25, 2021
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familytraveler1313
Boston, MA26 contributions
Kid Friendly outdoor dining
Nov 2020
The food was good and the Farm has done a great job of adapting for Covid. The ordering process was awkward on your phone but maybe they have a better system now. Had a wonderful burger. Was expensive for what it was but a unique experience. Definitely kid friendly.
Written August 13, 2021
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foodfan63
Boston, MA27 contributions
Great venue for safe Covid dining
Mar 2021 • Couples
We decided to try the restaurant after seeing an article on Chronicle. We both felt very safe as felt like ‘outside dining’ although indoors as situated in a greenhouse on the farm. Contactless ordering all the way. The menu is basic and food reasonable. Service was good. We actually ended up going back a second time due to the comfort level of starting to eat out again in COVID. Burgers are good, cider is excellent, and BLT was also great. The one order came out cold, but the staff were quick to rectify, and was delicious. Basic and comfortable. Great for families and easy relaxed meal out.
Written April 21, 2021
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GeorgeDubiecki
Los Angeles, CA4,450 contributions
What a wonderful surprise!
Apr 2021 • Family
This was really a great experience. They were set up with long tables with more than safe distances between people.
We ordered using our phones with Qr code. It was very efficient. I forgot to ask the servers mame. She was very sweet and went back and forth for things that we forgot to order.
The salted pretzel with a delicious mustard sauce was great. I would order it every time.
The chicken sandwich had three real layers of lightly breaded chicken. It was very moist and tender. The pickles were perfect.
The children’s menu had huge portions that were done really well. The breaded chicken fingers were also moist and tender. The macaroni and cheese was loved by my almost seven year old grandson. The sweet potato and marshmallow had perfectly cooked sweet potato and the slight sweetness of the marshmallow worked just right together.
The sausage and baked beens were delicious. A little too large a portion.
My daughter really enjoyed the field green salad.
Dessert was a blueberry tart that all enjoyed.
The setting was i a huge greenhouse which served well for the guidelines set for the pandemic. A very high ceiling. The are was well heated. Lots of air movement.
I highly recommend the quality of the food and the service was great.
Written April 2, 2021
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