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The Channel Marker

Menu

APPETIZERS​
$14.99
Shashimi Tuna Appetizer
Char-crusted tuna with a trio of sauces and spicy seaweed salad
$12.49
Crab Cakes
Sweet, tender crab mixed with our special seasonings and hand breaded with a crunchy coat, served over cajun hollandaise
$10.49
Crab Dip
Sweet and creamy succulent crab with special seasonings and scallions. Served chilled with naan bread.
$8.29
Calamari
Fried to a golden brown, served with our seafood sauce
Raw $3.00
Rockefeller $3.00
Casino $3.00
Oysters
$6.99
Zinger Melt
Grilled chicken pieces tossed in our jamaican wing sauce, smothered in cheddar cheese and served with ranch dressing
$10.49
Seafood Fondue
Shrimp,​ crab and scallops in a four cheese fondue sauce, served with naan bread for dipping
$7.99
Jamaican Wings
Chicken wings marinated in a caribbean hot pepper sauce, served with ranch dressing
$7.29
Potato Skins
Potato halves smothered with cheddar cheese, bacon, onion and peppers, served with sour cream
$4.99
Sauteed Mushrooms
Mushrooms​ sautéed in butter, finished in wine and fresh garlic
LIGHTER FARE​
$12.99
Soup
Salad
Bread
Choice of side dish
Smoked Salmon Pizza
Smoked salmon, boursin and smoked gouda cheeses, red onions, capers and sweet piquanté peppers oven baked on flatbread
$10.99
Soup
Salad
Bread
Choice of side dish
Islander Perch Basket
buttermilk breaded lake perch served with slaw and French fries
$8.49
Soup
Salad
Bread
Choice of side dish
Chicken Quesadilla
Grilled tortilla stuffed with diced chicken breast, cheese and enchilada sauce, served with picanté sauce and sour cream
$10.99
Soup
Salad
Bread
Choice of side dish
*Steak Medallions
Char-crusted sliced steak medallions served with southwest bleu sauce and topped with haystack onions
$9.99
Soup
Salad
Bread
Choice of side dish
Baha Fish Tacos
Tender whitefish cooked your choice of grilled or fried, served over a flour tortilla shell with a mango salsa
$8.79
Soup
Salad
Bread
Choice of side dish
Shrimp Boat
1/2 lb shrimp fried to a golden brown, served with slaw and French fries
$13.29
Soup
Salad
Bread
Choice of side dish
Jetty
bbq ribs with French fries and slaw
$10.99
Soup
Salad
Bread
Choice of side dish
Sweet Basil Chicken Salad
Grilled chicken, mixed greens, bleu cheese, pecans and apples with a raspberry vinaigrette
$4.99
Soup
Salad
Bread
Choice of side dish
Lighthouse Caeser
$10.99
Soup
Salad
Bread
Choice of side dish
Sand Dollar
Spinach salad with mandarin oranges, cranberries, almonds and chicken with cherry vinaigrette
SANDWICHES​
$10.99
Our "Shimaihagi" - Kobi Burger
The best burger on the lake, starts with marbleized asian beef, ground, seasoned and seared to perfection. Served on a cornmeal dusted kaiser roll.
$9.99
Beachcomber
Broiled wahoo on swirled rye bread, topped with swiss cheese, slaw and thousand island dressing
$13.29
Crab Cake Sliders
Our hand-made crab cakes with lettuce and chiptole ranch
$10.29
Shrimp Poboy
tender, breaded shrimp served on Italian bread with our special sauce
$10.29
Soft Shelled Crab Poboy
two​ lightly dusted and deep fried crab served on Italian bread with our special sauce
$9.99
The Buoy
Broiled catch with island spices, lettuce, tomato and onion
$6.99
The Laker
Hand breaded tilapia fried to a golden brown, topped with cheese
$8.29
Black Bean Veggie Burger
Topped with a three cheese pepperoncini spread
$9.29
Sicilian Melt
hot capicolla, pepperoni, ham and mozzarella cheese, served on Italian bread with lettuce and tomato
$5.99
The Helm
Tender char-broiled chicken breast, served with lettuce and tomato
TASTE OF ITALY​
$7.29
Traditional - sausage, mushroom and pepperoni
BBQ chicken - chicken, BBQ sauce and cheddar cheese
Garden tomato - roma tomatoes, fresh basil with marinara
Naan Pizza
Your choice
$7.99
Spaghetti
Served with tossed salad or soup and garlic bread
$12.49
Chicken Parmesan
Hand breaded chicken smothered in our spaghetti sauce, topped with mozzarella cheese. Served with spaghetti and soup or salad
SEA CRITTERS​
$20.99
Pan Fried Lake Perch
Lightly​ dusted, pan fried lake perch, finished with white wine and lemon
$Market
Alaskan King Crab Legs
1 1/2 pounds
$Market
Char Crusted Sea Bass
Light, tender and sweet chilean sea bass. Your choice of char crusted or broiled.
$25.99
Cajun Red Snapper
Grilled or blackened, topped with shrimp pieces in a cajun cream sauce
$16.99
Boca Grande Seafood and Pasta
Shrimp, scallops, crab meat and mushrooms sautéed in sweet butter and spices, tossed with pasta and finished with three wines, peppers and onions
$16.99
Shrimp Dinner
Succulent shrimp, butterflied and hand-breaded, deep fried to a golden brown
$19.99
Coconut Shrimp
Colossal shrimp, hand breaded in coconut and spices, served with orange marmalade
$19.99
Broiled Salmon
broiled norwegian salmon finished with sweet Thai chili sauce
$19.99
Broiled Orange Roughy
Sensational whole filet, broiled to perfection and topped with melted butter and garlic.
$Market
Cold Water Lobster Tail
1 pound
LAND LOVERS​
$13.99
Island Chicken
Two tender chicken breasts char-broiled with island spices
$16.99
Chicken Alaska
Two chicken breasts grilled to perfection, smothered with crab meat and topped with hollandaise sauce
$13.99
Chicken Fettuccine
Strips of chicken breast and garden vegetables tossed in our homemade alfredo sauce
$17.49
Porterhouse Pork Chop
One pound pork chop grilled and finished with island spices
Shrimp $+4.00
Add chicken $+3.00
Stir-Fry8.99
Sautéed garden vegetables in our own teriyaki sauce, served over a bed of rice
$22.99
BBQ Ribs
Tender pork ribs boiled in our secret marinade, then covered with BBQ sauce and broiled
$22.99
Ribeye
USDA choice ribeye char-broiled to your liking
$25.99
Steak Alaska
USDA choice strip steak stuffed with crab meat, topped with hollandaise sauce
$22.99
New York Strip
USDA choice strip steak char-broiled to your liking
$Market
Filet
Choice center cut beef tenderloin char-broiled to your liking, served with a whiskey-peppercorn sauce
DESSERTS​
$3.99
Homemade Carrot Cake
$3.99
Homemade Chocolate Cake
$3.99
Homemade Key Lime Pie
$3.99
Homemade Pecan Pie
$3.99
Cheesecake with Cherry Topping
About
The Channel Marker is located on the boat channel between Lake Wawasee and Syracuse Lake in Syracuse, IN.
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
CUISINES
American, Bar
FEATURES
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went here for supper with my in-laws. The menu had great options with a good selection of fish, chicken and seafood, with reasonable prices. They have a bar inside for those who like drinks. The tables were nice wood but the chairs were basic...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank ColtsFan888
Reviewed December 11, 2018

We read some of the reviews and decided to give it a try, should have turned around and walked out.We started with the crab cakes, overcooked and slightly charred on the outside and raw on the inside. We ordered 2 Gin and tonic's with limes...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank gregmY8011IH
Reviewed November 19, 2018

Not being much of a fish eater, I decided to try a fish taco and it was wonderful! Not too ‘fishy’ but full of flavor! And a lot of food for the price! Staff was attentive and right on target! Definitely on my re-visit list!

Date of visit: December 2017
Thank hischild1090
Reviewed August 11, 2018

I'd blame the pretty much utterly uninformed young server, but management hired her and obviously didn't train. From giving bad information about how many perch were in a basket (she said 6, turned out to be 3), to not asking about the choice between sauvignons...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank JEP1066
Reviewed July 21, 2018 via mobile

We enjoyed our sandwiches and fries, but the true insiders know to get a frozen adult beverage called "Swamp Water." Another variation is a 50/50 of Swamp Water and another local favorite, the Wawasee Sunset. It may be too fruity for some, but it packs...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank HoosierWisdom
Reviewed July 16, 2018

Went there for dinner July 4th week. It was over 80 degrees in the dining room, not comfortable. Service was average and prices are fairly high for what you get. It will be a while before I go back.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank AnnaTucson
Reviewed July 15, 2018 via mobile

The outstanding feature of the Channel Marker is it’s location right on the channel between Lake Wawasee and Syracuse Lake. The second feature was the excellent service from our server, Courtney. The food was good to excellent. Only problem is when asking for a glass...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank HarryDresden
Reviewed July 9, 2018

Always loved the Channel Marker. A bit pricey but love the lake atmosphere during the summer and the quaint quietness during the winter. Service has always been very good and the staff is friendly. The outdoor dining is a great casual lake atmosphere with an...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank CindyP2706
Reviewed July 6, 2018

My husband and I (late 60s) went to the Channel twice for lunch. There is an outside bar and umbrellas for shade if dining al fresco. It's a fun place and not far from the Oakwood Resort, where we were staying.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank susiedawson
Reviewed July 4, 2018

I remember the good old days boating over to their dock and having dinner.... Now the food is decent but way overpriced. The service was good, But this place definitely needs some TLC.....

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank StevefromForWayne
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