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The Channel Marker

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American, Bar, Pub
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5793 E Pickwick Rd, Syracuse, IN 46567-9713
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
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Syracuse, Indiana
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Reminds me so much of some of the venues in FL. Nice setting. Service was average and food was a little above average. Menue was of the ordinary fare...nothing spectacular, but tasty.

Thank saaden2014
Syracuse, Indiana
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28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My family and I eat here multiple times during the year. We always enjoy boating to The Channel Marker. During the winter my wife and I reserve this place for date nights. Pros + Wife loves the Fish Tacos + I love the seafood pasta + You can boat to The Channel Marker Cons - Outside menu is different than... More 

Thank Ben P
Oak Forest, Illinois
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good spot on a busy channel leading to Lake Wawasee. Not too busy on a Thursday afternoon I bet it's packed on weekends. Good food, great service.

Thank Irishmyst49
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113 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food was fantastic! :) The bread was delicious! :) Really nice setting that we boated up to. We went as a group one night & as a couple another night. Service was wonderful on both occasions. And, they have the cutest tank! :)

Thank Amber0106
Battle Creek, Michigan
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149 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped here for lunch after long drive. We arrived on the hottest day of the year. Would liked to have sat outside but way too hot. Wished I'd toughed it out. The inside was so dark and cold I had to go get my jacket. All while the gentleman who sat us told us not to open curtains as his... More 

Thank Mary Z
Osprey, Florida
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59 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016 via mobile

Neat outdoor seating overlooking the channel between Wawasee and Syracuse Lakes. Very lakey looking place. Food is good and they have a couple of frozen "sig" drinks that are tasty. Service is good. 4 rating that it averages is correct. Can go by boat from either lake.

Thank spikenails
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24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016 via mobile

We stopped in on our way out of town. The good: Server helpful with a pleasant attitude. The seafood fondue was tasty but Naan bread cold. The broiled whitefish was cooked perfect but lacked salt. The smashed red potatoes are delicious. It was the best thing we ate! The mango salsa that came with the fish tacos is spicy, sweet... More 

Thank kerryandsuzie
Las Vegas, Nevada
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116 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016

Within reasonable walking distance from the resort in which we were staying, this seemed like a good eating option. The seating was somewhat uncomfortable and the al fesco area was a bit warm for comfort. When unsure of the cuisine, I order something on the menu that I really have enjoyed in other restaurants, and I did so here. It... More 

Thank petetom
Ann Arbor, Michigan
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24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016

We had four of us and the deck was utilized for a private party so we sat inside. The inside was nice but crowded. Food for three of us was good.

Thank Kari D
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86 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

I read the reviews and told my wife we need to make this a stop while we were staying on Lake Wawasee. We went and the food was pricey and just OK. Nothing spectacular here. It has boat dock access from the lake side as well. No return visit needed next time we are in town.

Thank handyrandy6201

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Takeout, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar scene, Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5793 E Pickwick Rd, Syracuse, IN 46567-9713
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Syracuse
  • Phone Number: 574-457-5900
The Channel Marker is located on the boat channel between Lake Wawasee and Syracuse Lake in Syracuse, IN.

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