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The Lighthouse Restaurant & Event Center

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1290 Doug Hollow Rd, Seneca, SC 29672
+1 864-888-4446
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11:00 am - 2:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Fri 4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Sat 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
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Calgary, Canada
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed February 16, 2017 via mobile

Situated on a hill above Lake Keowee, The Lighthouse is great for lunch or dinner. Entrees are above average, and service is very good. In good weather, opt to sit outside for a beautiful view of the lake. For those arriving by boat, get there off peak times as boat slips are limited. They also have an lakeside bar and... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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103 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed February 8, 2017

The Lighthouse is a restaurant on Lake Keowee in Seneca, SC. The food and the service are very good. Chef Mark is always introducing new dishes and desserts. The also have a event center which is host to many events and wine tasting dinners and club events. The lunch and dinner menu is good and the have a full bar... More 

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Seneca, South Carolina
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125 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed January 19, 2017 via mobile

Normally one of the last things I'd think about ordering in a sit down restaurant is fish tacos. But the Mahi-Mahi tacos of Chef Walters are one of the best combination of tastes I've ever enjoyed.

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Thank Ingo46
Columbia, South Carolina
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30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed January 17, 2017

Never had green tomatoes served with pimento cheese and sweet balsamic drizzle but it is now my favorite! A real treat. Also enjoy the fried shrimp--something hard to find (believe it or not) in the Lake Keowee area. So cool to take our boat and dock in front of the restaurant!

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Thank WeAreRusso
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Reviewed January 15, 2017 via mobile

Stopped by today and tried the chicken ranchero salad. It was great and will stop again when in the area.

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Thank M E
Wilmington, North Carolina
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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed January 14, 2017 via mobile

Yet another good meal... although just a sandwich and a burger this time, it did not disappoint! The chicken salad was just perfect with the seasonal fruit. The burger and havarti mac n cheese was creamy smooth. Nice atmosphere and service.

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Thank Lisa W
Seneca, South Carolina
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145 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed January 4, 2017 via mobile

The service is good, the wait staff is outstanding and it has a wonderful view no matter where you sit. We look forward to returning soon.

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Thank Cathy H
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed January 4, 2017 via mobile

There's not many options near by, this is one of the few good bets. The menu is good for the area. Pretty safe for grandma, not very progressive. The food is consistently well prepared and good quality. There is always a fish option, and the almond chicken is a sure bet. The atmosphere is pleasant and the staff friendly. Drinks... More 

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Thank John W
Seneca, South Carolina
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34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed December 13, 2016 via mobile

I like the lighthouse -have been here a number of times. The food is very good but a little more expensive by seneca standards. They have some good specials and the wait staff are very nice as well. A little more high end than most restaurants in the seneca area....

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Thank Julie B
Madison, Mississippi
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42 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed December 13, 2016 via mobile

I read all the reviews. I had high hopes. But after snaking through the neighborhood to get there, I found a lackluster staff. A McMansion type building. And a less than Outback steak. My only good thing was the baked potato. Maybe the view cures this place's service and food issues, but it was dark when I was there.

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Thank Will M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$8 - $25
Cuisine
American, Bar, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Private Dining
Good for
Bar scene, Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Scenic view, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1290 Doug Hollow Rd, Seneca, SC 29672
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Seneca
  • Phone Number: +1 864-888-4446

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