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Local cuisine, American, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
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The Lakeshore House is a must stop for anyone traveling through to the Moosehead Lake region or Piscataquis County in general. We are open everyday except Monday for Lunch and Dinner. We offer an eclectic menu with something for everyone and, of course, a full bar. Our outdoor seating in the summer, close proximity to the Appalachian Trail, and ITS access in the winter make it even easier to stop by. We also have reasonably priced lodging upstairs if you're hiking through, in the area for a visit, or you're tired after your meal. Bring your kids as we are very family friendly and have lots for them to do whilst you enjoy an adult beverage!
PRICE RANGE
$2 - $33
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
CUISINES
American, Bar, Pub
FEATURES
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Table Service, Takeout, Reservations, Street Parking, Free off-street parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards, Live Music, Waterfront, Dog Friendly, Family style, Non-smoking restaurants, Gift Cards Available
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Reviewed August 21, 2023

This place is a fun atmosphere, love being able to sit outside and eat..very friendly people and good food!

Date of visit: August 2023
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Nicholas Fusco, Owner at The Lakeshore House - Lodge & Pub, responded to this reviewResponded August 22, 2023

We are so happy you enjoyed your time with us, and the weather cooperated!

Reviewed July 8, 2023 via mobile

An impromptu lunch along the road was an unexpected delight. We opted to sit inside although seating outside afford a beautiful view of Lake Hebron. The menu was varied, food we selected delicious.

Date of visit: July 2023
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Nicholas Fusco, Owner at The Lakeshore House - Lodge & Pub, responded to this reviewResponded July 8, 2023

You make us blush! Glad you tried Monson and the Lakeshore House. We aspire to be less hidden over time! Come back soon!

Reviewed July 4, 2023

My family love this restaurant. Usually go after a hike in Monson. This time it was for takeout. My husband and son got the mushroom ravioli. Excellent. I got the pot roast. Delicious!! Best I ever had. Only probem was I forgot to remind them...to get me a side of french fries. Love those fries!. Be prepared to wait for the food. Believe me it's worth it.More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Nicholas Fusco, Owner at The Lakeshore House - Lodge & Pub, responded to this reviewResponded July 8, 2023

Glad you were happy about the food. . . And it is hard to beat fresh cut potatoes for French Fries! Thank you for thinking we are worth the wait. It is not like there isn't a great view and atmosphere. Hope to see you...More

Reviewed June 14, 2023 via mobile

We were in town for camp, and wanted to grab a bite to eat. This place was fantastic. The server was a great help, and very accommodating. Our camp is off grid, so we loved the fact we could pay $5 for a fully stocked...shower with warm water! The apps and beer were great, and atmosphere fantastic. We did a Gyro and wrap for dinner and both were exceptional. So glad to have found a place like this when we are in the area. Well worth the stop, and fantastic views of the lake!More

Date of visit: June 2023
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Nicholas Fusco, Owner at The Lakeshore House - Lodge & Pub, responded to this reviewResponded June 18, 2023

You guys were so great too! We were so busy, but you were able to break up the wait with hot showers. We are so happy to serve the community beyond hikers and off grid locals. We hope to see you all back soon!

Reviewed March 9, 2022

This is a small restaurant with a cozy atmosphere and full bar, pleasant service, but be prepared to spend some time as the food preparation takes a fair amount of time.

Date of visit: March 2022
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Nicholas Fusco, Owner at The Lakeshore House - Lodge & Pub, responded to this reviewResponded June 8, 2023

Hopefully the meal was worth the wait. . . like my response 15 months later! Did you sled down or come by car? Things can get a little crazy during snowmobile season.

Reviewed October 10, 2021

Excellent food. The kind of place where they know the "regulars", but welcome travelers. A frequent spot for Appalachian trail hikers to relax. Easy to strike up a conversation, if you choose to sit at the outside tables, with someone hiking from Georgia to Maine.

Date of visit: October 2021
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ErinMillerNickFusco, Owner at The Lakeshore House - Lodge & Pub, responded to this reviewResponded October 11, 2021

What a wonderful review. Thank you for your thoughts and taking the time to share them. I'm glad you had a great experience. Take care and we hope you stop in again soon.

Reviewed September 19, 2021 via mobile

Wonderful little place in a beautiful setting. Great friendly service. Lobster roll and quesadilla were excellent. Nice outside seating right on the lake with great views!

Date of visit: September 2021
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ErinMillerNickFusco, Owner at The Lakeshore House - Lodge & Pub, responded to this reviewResponded October 11, 2021

Thank you for such a positive review! We're glad you had a great experience. We hope to see you back again.

Reviewed August 18, 2021 via mobile

Stopped for a late lunch after touring around the area. Outdoor seating near the lake. Also plenty of indoor seating. Wait staff were at hand when needed. I had the fried haddock and it was plentiful and with fries. Did not leave there hungry. They...do have some lodging for those trekking the Appalachian Trail.More

Date of visit: August 2021
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ErinMillerNickFusco, Owner at The Lakeshore House - Lodge & Pub, responded to this reviewResponded October 11, 2021

Thanks so much for leaving a positive review. We appreciate it as do others who check out the page. I'm glad you had a nice experience, and a lot of people like our Friday-start weekend fish fry - I'm happy that you did too. Hope...More

Reviewed July 13, 2021

I spent 6 days vacationing in Monson, ME. I lunched here the second day then returned again twice to enjoy myself again. Patrons can eat inside the building, but I ate outside on the patio between the building and the lake. Locals arrive at the...restaurant by boat and tie up at the dock. Staff was pleasant and meals were delicious. Kid friendly, dog friendly. I had the smoked trout appetizer -twice!More

Date of visit: July 2021
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ErinMillerNickFusco, Owner at The Lakeshore House - Lodge & Pub, responded to this reviewResponded July 16, 2021

Thank you for such a nice review. We love the smoked trout plate as well and are happy you had a great time. Thank you for sharing your kind words online.

Reviewed April 21, 2021

Great atmosphere, staff and new owners!, Have been visiting the Lakeshore House for years and have never had bad service or a bad meal. The new owners are carrying on the tradition and look to only improve on an already great experience.

Date of visit: February 2021
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ErinMillerNickFusco, Owner at The Lakeshore House - Lodge & Pub, responded to this reviewResponded April 22, 2021

Thank you so much! We're very excited to take on the legacy that is The Lakeshore House and want to preserve its heritage while continuing great service and fabulous food. Thanks again.

Reviewed September 30, 2020

I've had several dinners here and they were all wonderful. Their handcut fries are the best ever. We've only sat outside by the lake, so can't speak to interior seating.

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed September 16, 2020

Great wait staff, bar tender and Great Owner. Food was outstanding. We both couldn't eat it all plenty of home cooking.

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed August 7, 2020

We had heard so much about this place and were excited to eat there. But we weren't impressed at all. I got a chicken salad and it wasn't great, the chicken was funny tasting. They seem to pride themselves in being slow just for the...sake of being slow. It wasn't crowded at all, and it took 90 minutes for our party of three to get our food - chicken salad, chicken sandwhich, an appetizer, and soup.More

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed December 30, 2019

The beer, sandwich, and interaction with the staff and customers was great. I would recommend the restaurant for a meal and/or beer.

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed October 28, 2019 via mobile

Redoing the 100-Mile Wilderness of the Appalachian Trail, I returned 7 years later to the Lakeshore House. It seemed comfortably the same and welcoming to a wet hiker. I got a solo room to be able to spread out my stuff, did laundry, and enjoyed...a drink at the popular bar. What more does a tired hiker need?More

Date of visit: October 2019
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We allow dogs and we will give them a bowl of water on the house. We ask that they be leashed and under control. Thanks for your question from my home state!
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The Lakeshore House - Lodge & Pub is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5