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Cove Lakeside Bistro

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Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Seafood, Contemporary, American
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Table Service, Waterfront
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I went to this restaurant with a large group of friends on a Monday night which is 30% off night at Millenium restaurants. That coupled with the fact that it was a gorgeous summer night and the restaurant has a lovely view...More

Date of visit: August 2019
Thank joloa
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The parking lot of the Cove is always full, so we decided to try the restaurant for the first time on a weekday evening. My husband and I were seated inside with a nice view of the lake. The decor of the restaurant is up...More

Date of visit: August 2019
Thank Cynbuy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food is great but limited prior to 4 PM. The menu is primarily seafood but does have steaks. The lunch menu has only 1 steak offered. Seating is indoors or on the deck just a few feet from the water. Brandon was our server...More

Date of visit: August 2019
Thank Jack S
Reviewed June 13, 2019 via mobile

The best restaurant with a view in town Good hit or miss , good but not excellent Service is reasonably ok.

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank ahedz2018
Reviewed May 31, 2019

Our first time here at the Cove. So glad we came. Weather was teriffic, beautiful sun was near setting & glistening on the water, temp. of 82 and we dined outside at water's edge. Enjoyed Happy Hour martinis (decent price) and wife & I each...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank Kal-Traveler
Reviewed May 31, 2019 via mobile

Met my friend here for an early dinner. We had a window seat (even though I don’t believe there is a bad seat). It was just a tad bit chilly to sit out on the patio. I had a cup of onion soup gratinee which...More

Date of visit: May 2019
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Reviewed May 26, 2019 via mobile

My husband and I were celebrating our wedding anniversary and chose this bistro. I'm glad we did. We had a beautiful view of West Lake. We ordered crab cakes, house salads. Both were very good. My husband ordered catch of the day, which was Swordfish...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank tartegirl50
Reviewed April 27, 2019

My wife and went on a weekday and had a great experience. I had the Hampton clam chowder and muscles while my wife had the shrimp and watermelon. All were excellent.Our server, Champagne, was very attentive and helpful. Great job! The view on the water...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank atcrich
Reviewed April 20, 2019

We were deeply disappointed in the food. All three meals at our table were bad, just bad. The combinations of ingredients were head scratchers. Who uses coconut breading on fish and chips! We will never go back to the Cove and we will discourage friends...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank AJosephD
Reviewed April 13, 2019 via mobile

New menu and the shrimp and grits are terrific. The scallops were well prepared and tasty too. The Brussels sprouts were nice for sharing. And above all the view of the lake, especially at sunset, are first class. Outdoor eating in warm weather is very...More

Date of visit: April 2019
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