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The Pier & Back Porch

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Grill
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702 E Lake View Rd, Oakwood Resort, Syracuse, IN 46567-8414
+1 574-457-8700
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
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Sun 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tue - Wed 3:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Thu 11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Sat 8:00 am - 9:30 pm
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24 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Great staff, personable, great food, and live entertainment. Reasonable prices. We had drinks, salads, and dessert. Perfect evening!

Thank CbrandOhio
2 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place is very clean and has excellent service. They have delicious food and lots of great drink choices. There is also a good view of Lake wawasee.

Thank Scott K
2 reviews
Reviewed March 18, 2017 via mobile

Had lunch with a young friend and her littles. Food was good and our server - Brianna - really made us feel comfortable & welcome! I will definitely be back!

Thank Pam R
Winona Lake, Indiana
1 review
Reviewed March 1, 2017

We loved having a date night at The Pier & Back Porch. The food was incredible and the service by Brianna was stellar. We will certainly be back!

Thank lantzdj67
Goshen, Indiana
1 review
Reviewed February 17, 2017

A good friend and former manager gave us a gift to "The Pier & Back Porch" restaurant at Oakwood Resort in Syracuse, IN as a gift for our 50th wedding anniversary. We had delicious steak dinners with all the trimmings and dessert. The service was excellent and the view of the lake great. We will be back!!!

Thank JYandSY
Decatur, Indiana
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501 reviews
323 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
Reviewed February 12, 2017

Just to get away, friends made a trip to Syracuse to stay at the Oakwood Resort. That evening, entertainment was available to The Pier & Back Porch. So we decided to head in after dinner. We have been to this venue a number of times in the past. They are a bit pricey but still fun. The service is always... More 

Thank ChiefGuru
Fort Wayne, Indiana
Level Contributor
3 reviews
Reviewed November 27, 2016

The chef has done an amazing job of injecting the menu with new and interesting selections each season while retaining the "tried and true" so as not to disappoint us regulars :) We have loved it every year and cannot wait for 2017!

Thank debmcnag
Warsaw, Indiana
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259 reviews
167 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed November 25, 2016 via mobile

We stayed home for thanksgiving and no family came over. So we started looking for plans to spend our time - not really wanted to cook for my wife and two young daughters. Oakwood and The Pier were perfect. We come here all the time but this was the first time for this holiday. Great buffet at a great price.... More 

Thank Juancho D
Indianapolis, Indiana
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed October 22, 2016

Fun, great food, excellent service. Go Saturday nights when they have entertainment. Alone or with a group, you will have a good time!

Thank Celeste R
CP Indiana
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12 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed October 18, 2016

Very clean. Staff very friendly. We only ate there one time as they were closed the rest of the time.

Thank debwo

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$10 - $30
American, Grill
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Large groups, Special occasions, Business meetings, Scenic view, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
3:00 pm - 8:30 pm
3:00 pm - 8:30 pm
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
8:00 am - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 702 E Lake View Rd, Oakwood Resort, Syracuse, IN 46567-8414
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Syracuse
  • Phone Number: +1 574-457-8700
Mirroring the Oakwood Resort's relaxing, lake-life ambiance with a casual-elegance, The Pier is a stylish choice for a business breakfast or lunch, a romantic dinner or an evening of out with friends. The Pier is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, with creative daily specialties offered to compliment the full menu. Private parties are welcome, although some restrictions may apply based on party size.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?