We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Lakeshore Grillworks

Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
436 Lake Shore Dr E, Dunkirk, NY 14048-1361
+1 716-366-6600
Website
Today
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
Mon - Wed 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thu - Fri 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat - Sun 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

9 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
Showing 9: English reviews
New York
Level Contributor
95 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed September 21, 2016

Seriously, though, why aren't you at Lakeshore Grillworks right now? Every last thing I've eaten here is delicious. The smoked meats have wonderful flavor, their barbecue sauce is excellent, and their fries are fresh and out of this world. I don't every know where to start for recommendations, other than just to say, "GO." The staff is so friendly, and... More 

Helpful?
Thank Saoirse084
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed September 10, 2016 via mobile

Wonderful food & terrific caring staff. Today hubby had BBQ burnt ends brisket with sautéed greens & I had a smoked chicken cranberry sandwich. Such gourmet & custom food for this little roadside establishment on the shoreline of Lake Erie.

Helpful?
1 Thank wdunc
Ronald A, Owner at Lakeshore Grillworks, responded to this review

We thank you and agree :-) Our staff is terrific More 

Western New York
Level Contributor
44 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed August 22, 2016

This is hands down the best local seasonal restaurant. Everything we've had here is great. Burgers, pork sandwich, dogs,curly fries, brisket and my favorite Parm fries! Not to mention the pineapple Dole Whip, which I've only been able to get at Disney World previously. Everything is fresh and the barbecue sauce and smoke flavor are great. The everyday prices are... More 

Helpful?
Thank Jazzslayer
Ronald A, Owner at Lakeshore Grillworks, responded to this review

Thank you, We are all happy that you enjoy. More 

Mercer, Pennsylvania
Level Contributor
76 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed August 7, 2016

We went looking on Trip Advisor for a place to take a drive to and have lunch. Read all there was about this place and drove the 2 1/2 hr's into New York State and it was well worth the Trip. Nothing fancy, out door seating and only open during the warn months, but do they have the lock on... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank WILLIAM R
Ronald A, Owner at Lakeshore Grillworks, responded to this review

Thanks for coming so far and for the great review. More 

Jacksonville, Florida
Level Contributor
107 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed July 30, 2016

We heard about this place and we jumped off of the NY Thruway to give it a try. My wife had the Monday burger special and she really enjoyed it along with her favorite sweet potato fries. I had the BBQ pork sandwich and I think this might have been one of the best sandwiches I've had in a long... More 

Helpful?
Thank Mark W
Ronald A, Owner at Lakeshore Grillworks, responded to this review

Thank you Mark, we are all happy you enjoyed. More 

Port Elgin, Canada
Level Contributor
13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed June 28, 2016

We stumbled across this gem when we asked someone on the street in Dunkirk where to find a good place for lunch. By the time he finished telling us about "the best food he's ever eaten" he was almost drooling! He was so pumped about this place we thought we'd better give it a try. It did not disappoint. It... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank rick i
Ronald A, Owner at Lakeshore Grillworks, responded to this review

Thanks Rick, I am so proud of our staff, we love to cook, and it shows in the food. More 

KW
Level Contributor
26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed September 15, 2014

Had lunch at the Lakeshore Grillworks two weeks back on our way to Erie Pa. Fantastic Burgers and home cut Fries cooked to perfection. The Ice Cream Cones are not too Shabby. Make sure you give it a try. Great value and great FOOD............

Helpful?
3 Thank savard
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed August 2, 2014

Imaginative and original. Fresh. Smothered fries to die for, ribs and the grilled vegetable and pork wrap were out of this world. Very friendly and reasonably priced.

Helpful?
1 Thank Marcelle104
Dunkirk, New York
Level Contributor
189 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
Reviewed June 22, 2014

Grillworks is under new management and the extent of the menu is much improved as is the quality. I had one of the BEST bacon cheeseburgers I have ever had today. The pulled pork sandwich that my wife had was likewise very tasty, but had just a tad too much heat in the BBQ sauce for me. All meats are... More 

Helpful?
4 Thank WesternNYTravelFrog

Travelers who viewed Lakeshore Grillworks also viewed

Dunkirk, Chautauqua County
Dunkirk, Chautauqua County
 
Dunkirk, Chautauqua County
Dunkirk, Chautauqua County
 
Dunkirk, Chautauqua County
 

Been to Lakeshore Grillworks? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$5 - $10
Cuisine
Barbecue
Meals
Lunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 436 Lake Shore Dr E, Dunkirk, NY 14048-1361
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Chautauqua County  >  Dunkirk
  • Phone Number: +1 716-366-6600
Description
Casual Dining featuring authentically prepared barbecue dishes using fresh high quality ingredients. We also offer kids menu and a variety of vegetarian dishes.

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Lakeshore Grillworks and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
Warsaw, New York
1 month ago

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from Lakeshore Grillworks staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?