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$8 - $90
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American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
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Vegetarian Friendly
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

1st we waited 1 hour fir food. Scallops 5 small no taste , small 1/3 cup of Cole slaw, . Baled pototoe,, husband had rack of barbecue ribs, only 11, a rack has 13, not browned, just catsup spread on, no barbecue taste, little meat...on. 1 side $27. Sorry not hood for $58.00. Will not return.More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed April 27, 2021 via mobile

We recently visited Damiens on the lake. The atmosphere was amazing, we had a terrific time, until we got the bill. We ordered a burger, Mac and cheese, fish and chips, and libations, the total...$120. We had an issue with our bill, about a $3...up charge for bacon and cheese on a bacon cheeseburger. It was only until we noticed this that we had a problem. We understand this is a respected establishment, however it was until we were discussing the bill at our table that the bartender overheard us. She bombarded us with harsh questions from behind the bar about our bill and asked why we were upset. We divulged the fact that every time we go there the bill is wrong and we understood, but she kept going on the fact that we were wrong and they always correct their mistakes. Not to mention, the waitress gave subtle attitude all night. We love this restaurant and frequent it for the atmosphere. Living at Harvey’s lake, we have limited choices and want to give local restaurants business. How many other individuals have been up charged and it has gone unnoticed? I would just like to inform restaurant goers to be aware of this. If you plan to dine at Damiens, take notice of your bill..you may be at a disadvantage without noticing. We would like this restaurant to stay afloat, however we would just like to open the eyes of the customers and owner to this situation. I would plead for the owner to please correct the issue so yet another restaurant at Harvey’s Lake does not close due to negligence on the owner.More

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed April 25, 2021

This was our first visit and we loved it! Will definitely be going again! The atmosphere was relaxed. Like we could sit down and just be us in this tipsy turvy world. The staff was friendly, attentive, and hard working. The food was delicious! Also...well displayed on our plates. I had lobster and it was so divine! Their Godfather pasta sauce is probably near, if not, the best I have ever had! Just be sure to call ahead to ensure a saved table. I am glad we did!More

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed September 14, 2020

Terrible customer service, I am shocked that anyone would eat here. The food was mediocre and our server was down right rude.

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed August 15, 2020

So disappointed in this restaurant, given the dirth of dining opportunities at Harveys Lake, PA. First, the wait staff was totally incompetent and visually perturbed with simple requests. Left us waiting for 17 minutes for a drink refill. Ordered lobster & shrimp bisque - no...lobster present, but filled with frozen mini-cocktail shrimp. Manager wanted to argue with me about the presence of lobster and I told him it must have swum away. All meats were overcooked, including the filet, which was burnt to a crisp. The baked potato needed a chisel to crack open and the marinara was so sweet it tasted like applesauce. In summary, the food was two stars, but the wait staff and Manger deliver the coup de'grais with junior high level reactions to adversity. Highly recommend anything else on the lake. Cheers!More

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed April 3, 2020

Food wasn't too bad but a little pricy. The deck was nice, overlooking the lake except the flooring seems to always be wet and a little moldy smelling. The owner isn't very polite and changed his rewards policy out of the blue. I go there...frequently and spend alot of money, especially during the summer. They started a rewards program including an app and then when trying to redeem a reward stated that it was changed and would not honor what I earned. Bartenders are friendly and they support live music. Too bad the owner has no personality to deal with customers.More

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed November 10, 2019

Two of us sat at the bar at 4 pm on a Saturday for drinks and food to watch football. Bar is nice and comfortable. Happy hour was from 4 - 6 PM which was a nice surprise on a weekend. Randy was a pleasant...good bartender. The crabmeat stuffed mushrooms were better than average, but the vegetable beef stew/soup was "runny"...basically 90% liquid. The soup did become useful however as the warm bread was very good when dipped into the soup. The pork chops for $29 were not good. Large portion but were so overcooked and tough. I ate them because I was starving but was disappointed. The asparagus and mixed vegetable were good. The side of angel hair pasta with Godfathers sauce had an unusual "skunky" after taste. The company at the bar was pleasant and the staff was nice. I think next time I will just sit at the bar, have a drink and pass on the food, but I will come back.More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed October 12, 2019

Went to this restaurant twice, and both times dinner was outstanding! Rockefeller oysters and scallops were perfect. Delmonico steak was one of the best I've ever had: Perfectly cooked (medium), with no sauce: just unmistakable steak flavor and taste! You really can't fake steak!! Waiters...were super-nice and friendly!More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed October 9, 2019

As has been reported in other reviews, the views, particularly on the upper floor and deck, are great! Food is good, not excellent, but good. Weekends that typically have great groups to entertain! Worth a visit for sure!!

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed September 10, 2019

The view over the lake from the outside dining area is beautiful. The food is good, I wouldn't go as far as saying excellent. The server was very attentive a pleasant. We will probably go back in the future.

Date of visit: August 2019
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Damien's On The Lake is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 3.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 3.5