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Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Free off-street parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Accepts Discover, Television, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed July 18, 2020

There was one girl that appeared to care about this restaurant. Our waiter and the young man hosting are not in the right business. When asked if we could have a drink while waiting for our table, we were told in a not so friendly...way “I can’t have people standing around drinking”. When he sat us, he used his hand with our napkins in it to open the door. Gross!! Our waiter missed some of our order and showed later with a drink in his hand. The rest of the staff visited at a table smoking while we were eating our meal. The quality of the food was good but the service cleanliness habits were the worst we have experienced. Bummer because it’s a BEAUTIFUL location.More

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed January 5, 2020

Had lunch. Awesome. Unbelievable service. Food is great. Cant wait to go back for the view. Home brewed ice tea. Salads well made. Only 5 bucks for the salad. Wow.

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed September 2, 2019 via mobile

We followed the recommendation of a nice lady from the dam visitor center and went for an early lunch at The CookHouse. The view is amazing. The food is good and reasonably priced. Our waitress Jaime was sweet and very nice. Portion are good. I...had the mushroom burger and my partner got the fish and chips. Great choice.More

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed August 21, 2019

This place was a total surprise!! We stayed at the Bridge Bay Resort for the first time with family. We're boaters, so we visit a lot of lakes. Food at lake marinas is usually marginal at best. But this place was surprisingly awesome!! It's not...only within walking distance from our room...the food was exceptional!! Our first night, we had Prime Rib that was delicious!! Throughout our stay our group had Pesto Pasta w/chicken, Chicken Marsala, Fish & Chips, fresh generous salads, calamari appetizers...ALL were delicious!! Now where can you find food like this on the menu on the lake?? Very few places indeed!! Breakfast was equally delicious & hearty. They had a Breakfast Burrito that was enormous (seriously...2 could share this dish)...& even Avocado Toast!! We didn't have one...but they serve a Bloody Mary w/a slider, onion rings, shrimp & bacon...a meal within itself!! Not only was the food great...but the service was friendly & exceptional!! We have to give a nod/shout-out to Jolene who served us dinner!! She was friendly, attentive (our drinks were never empty), & very kind toward our 1-year-old grandson. They flirted constantly throughout our stay!! We loved this place!! We'll definitely be back!!More

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed August 8, 2019

Impressed with this little restaurant! The food choices were more than expected for a marina restaurant. The food was excellent! We had the crab cakes and salmon dinner. The view was a treat! The service was excellent even with only a few staff members.

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed July 9, 2019

We ate here several times during our three-night stay at Bridge Bay Lodge. The servers are friendly, and for the most part, they are helpful and attentive. On our first night, I ordered rare prime rib. The meat was cooked perfectly, and the portion was...large - I wound up taking some of it to go. My husband ordered the fish and chips. There was a generous portion of nicely-fried fish, and the potatoes were excellent -- sliced in rounds and fried. The bar was closed on our first night due to a special event, but we were able to sit in the restaurant and have a cocktail before dinner. The waitress was unfamiliar with the selection of liquor in the bar, but after some back and forth we ascertained the type of bourbon they stocked and I placed my order. (To be fair, when we did go to the bar the following night, the bartender wasn't even familiar with what type of bourbon they stocked.) We had this same waitress on subsequent nights, and she was really very good in all other respects. We had breakfast here the following morning. I called the front desk at the Lodge in advance to ask if dogs were allowed on the deck. They said only service dogs were allowed, so we left our dog in the hotel room. We had a nice table on the deck with a great view. (The views from the indoor dining room and the upstairs bar are also very good.) There was a couple seated next to us who brought their dog. It didn't appear to be a service dog. We're guessing that they didn't ask ahead of time and just assumed that dogs were allowed, and apparently no one questioned them. Service at breakfast was slow. There was a large group having breakfast that morning, and the staff seemed overwhelmed. It took nearly an hour to get our food, which was a concern as we had tickets for a tour that morning and were afraid that we'd have to choose between walking away without breakfast or missing our tour. I ordered the avocado toast. It was okay, but I'd expected the avocados to be mashed on the toast. Instead, the meal came with sliced avocados. My husband ordered the breakfast sammish with bacon. It came with sausage instead. The waitress apologized and asked if my husband wanted a couple of slices of bacon on the side. He declined, but she brought them anyway. I had iced tea with my meal. It was freshly brewed and refreshing, although when I asked the waitress if they had plain, black iced tea, she said "It's not black; it's Lipton." Not a tea-drinker, I guess. That afternoon, we dropped by the hostess station to see if we could make a 7:00 p.m. dinner reservation. This was on a Sunday. The hostess said they could only seat us at 6:30 or 7:30, so we chose the earlier time slot. We stopped by the bar for drinks before going down to dinner, and learned that we could order food up there too. But we opted to keep our 6:30 reservation. The restaurant was nearly empty and remained so through the 7:00 hour, which left us wondering why we weren't allowed to make a 7 o'clock reservation. I ordered a triple bourbon burger. The menu said that they would substitute a chicken breast for beef and lettuce instead of a bun, so I chose those options. The lettuce wasn't crispy -- not an adequate substitute for a bun. And the chicken was overcooked. My husband had the fish tacos, which he said were good. On our third night, we again went to the bar for drinks before going down to dinner. We mentioned our intentions to the hostess, and she asked us how many were in our party. We reiterated that we were going up for drinks first, but she preceded us up the stairs, repeatedly asking how many were in our party. The bar wasn't crowded, so there wasn't an issue with seating. It was just the two of us, and we took seats at the bar. She finally left us alone. We asked the bartender about this, and she said that it was a requirement imposed by the management. Weird. One patron had his dog with him on the deck of the bar. It had a leash on, but the owner wasn't holding the other end of the leash, so the dog was allowed to wander around. It was a docile animal, but again, we were left wondering about their rules for allowing dogs on the bar and restaurant decks. That night, I had the Thai chicken salad in the dining room. The chicken was tender and the salad greens were crispy and tasty. My husband had seafood fettuccini. The pasta was excellent, the seafood perfectly prepared, and the sauce was nicely seasoned. Bottom-line: This place has a nice view, generally decent service, and some good menu items. It's worth a visit, even if you aren't staying at the Lodge.More

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed July 2, 2019 via mobile

Despite the not so great reviews (most of which are from last year?) we decided to give this spot a chance last night & were far from disappointed. Being a Monday night it was of course not busy, we were seated promptly (by the window,...what a great view) & the young man who waited on us all night was very pleasant. Started with crab cakes (delicious), they did bring us bread after, than onto the main course which was salmon for me & mahi mahi tacos for my boyfriend, yum! Also had a couple drinks, tequila sunrise mimosa for me (because who Doesn’t want to try that?!) and a Mr Collins for the mister, both were great. Will definitely be back as there are several other things I’d like to try.More

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed June 13, 2019

Great atmosphere, good service and menu choices. Delicious dinner that we enjoyed with visiting family. They were so impressed with the atmosphere and the food.

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed August 2, 2018 via mobile

We stopped in at the recommendation of hotelier, and we were so pleased! Our server, Kevin, make sure that everything was just right and we really appreciated his timely, hospitable service. Everything we ordered from the soup to the fish and chips to the appetizers...was wonderful. Lovely view over the lake, albeit you have to look at the bridge, but we couldn’t have asked for a better dinner our first night here on vacation!More

Date of visit: August 2018
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Reviewed July 16, 2018

Loved the view and enjoyed the best burger I've ever had. A must see place. After dinner, walk outside and enjoy resting on the wooden chairs to watch the sunset.

Date of visit: July 2018
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I would call them to ask directly. They did have beer's on Tap when I was last upstairs at the bar.
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