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American, Bar
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Reviewed June 23, 2022 via mobile

What a nice atmosphere! Our table was right on the lake. The food was excellent. We were there at a quieter time. Staff were wonderful. Food came out promptly. Could have waited a little longer between appetizers and meal, but we did order everything all...together. I did order a raspberry crisp, which when I asked the server she did say it was a beer when in fact it was a cider, found that out when I asked her who made it. It was lovely! But I do drink cider different than beer. We had the waffle with ice cream and maple syrup. Highly recommend, delicious!! You will certainly enjoy yourself here. They do have live music on some nights.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed September 9, 2021

It was a great location and wonderful food. Staff was helpful. Lovely meal. Go there. You will like it.

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed July 25, 2021 via mobile

We had a great time at the Lake House. Friendly, attentive service. Inventive, delicious cocktails. Extensive beer menu. Tasty food, good portions, and the view of the lake just can't be beat. Loved the live music -- solo guitarist who played the hits from Elton...John to Johnny Cash. Dog friendly, so bring your well-behaved pooch. I was completely satisfied with my dining and entertainment experience at the Lake House and I would not hesitate to recommend it to anyone in the area.More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Dorset I, Marketing at The Lake House Pub & Grille, responded to this reviewResponded July 30, 2021

Rob! You really are Magnificent! Thank you so much for this awesome review. It has been a wild summer and things like this mean the world! Sounds like we will see you another day!

Reviewed July 25, 2021

We are from Massachusetts and were visiting friends. We had Friday, 6:00 pm reservations for 6 people. We were seated outside on the deck promptly near the music and had a fire table to sit at. Even though the restaurant was full, our orders were...taken and meals came timely. I had the black & blue salad and it was delicious. Steak was cooked medium and tender. Waite staff was friendly and attentive. We will definitely return when we are in the area again.More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Dorset I, Marketing at The Lake House Pub & Grille, responded to this reviewResponded July 30, 2021

Thank You so much for the stellar review! It has been a WILD summer. Glad you enjoyed it!

Reviewed July 18, 2021 via mobile

What a shame that such a beautiful setting doesn’t have better food and service. We had a reservation. We were rushed from the moment that we were seated! . “You need to order now, our kitchen is closing soon” this was at 8:15 PM. Drinks,...appetizers and meals came with moments of ordering. We had not finished our appetizers and the meals were brought out. The menu is basically pub food, nothing special and very limited. We had to ask for silverware and appetizer plates. Once the food was served we were completely ignored. Our meals were ok, fried clams were over cooked, skimpy lobster rolls and a Philly cheesesteak with very little meat. Live music was great while it lasted! It stopped at 9. It was supposed to be a special birthday celebration and it turned out to be a very disappointing evening. I will not be returning.More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Dorset I, Marketing at The Lake House Pub & Grille, responded to this reviewResponded July 30, 2021

Hi F Patience, I am sorry to hear that your evening was less than perfect. I would like to invite you back to see what our normal is. Music does end at 9pm, so maybe we can get you in a touch earlier. Please reach...More

Reviewed May 30, 2021 via mobile

Even on a cold rainy night this was a great spot to stop for dinner! Our food - clam chowder, fish fry, and broiled fish were all excellent. Was a bit surprised when we were offered bread and then charged $3 for each individual sized...loaf. Great selection of beer and cocktails. There were some new servers being trained but all staff were welcoming and friendly. Hope to be back again on a sunny night to enjoy the deck and the view from outside.More

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed August 26, 2020 via mobile

We took a weekend getaway for 3 nights and had reservations for dinner here one night. It was just the two of us but we each ordered an appetizer since it was our last night, him the soft pretzels which were really good and me...the calimari which I was very pleased with. I had the tuna tacos which were excellent and filling and he had the flank steak that we both thought to be tender and tasty. We took a ice cream cookie sandwich to go and loved every second of it an hour or so later. Our reservation was a little later in the evening and we were 1 of only a couple tables left but our server was very kind, attentive, and she didn't rush us or make us feel pushed out. It was pretty neat inside with what I would bet is a beautiful view of the lake (it was dark by our reservation time) and the building is deceiving in size from the road, it's surprisingly large. The meal was great, I'd love to go back again, I highly recommend making a reservation, and it's definitely worth checking out!More

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed August 24, 2020

The Lake House had delicious food, a perfect setting, and is dog friendly. We were able to enjoy a meal with our whole family, pups included.

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed July 11, 2020

Three of us took a motorcycle ride up there from Mass. It took us over two hours to get there for lunch around 12:30. When we got there, they asked us if we had a reservation, we said not, and they said they were booked...up. We told them that we went there on our bikes from Mass. just for a quick lunch. Guess what, they found a nice table for us outside, and we did not have to wait. Thanks!!!! I had the clam strips which were excellent and lots of them. We also ordered the Pad Thai, and that was excellent as well, just a hint of spicy taste with a sweetness to it. Well done. It was worth the trip. They were very accommodating to us (especially since we did not reserve a table). Great view and atmosphere!!! We will go back. Nice job to all!More

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed September 6, 2019

Always a treat because of the view. You do have the option of eating at the top level if walking down stairs is an issue or you can navigate two flights of stairs and eat outside on the water and perhaps be close to musicians...if they are there that night. Keep it simple and enjoy the drinks. You can arrive by boat if that is an option for you. Catty was our wait server and provided good service and helpfulness.More

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed September 5, 2019

The view, the food, and the service are all very good. Besides the more traditional New England fish and burger options, they also offer some tasty vegan and vegetarian options. The “good” rating is because of the following: This is not a great place for...people with mobility issues-you need to walk down some steep stairways to get to the lakeside dining area. And if you need to use the restroom by the bar, be careful. There is a steep stairway you could fall down if you walk past the doorways to the restrooms. They need better lighting and signs, and possibly a gradual ramp to the lakeside area (although it would be expensive to build).More

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed September 3, 2019

This has always been a favorite local place to go to during the summer. The views can't be beat and the staff is always friendly and personable. No complaints there. But, the prices have gone up, I think--or at least it seems that way--and some...of the favorite items (think nachos here!--one place we could get Mexican) have been taken off the menu. You don't get a lot of food for the price. For my husband and I to each have something--he had a burger and I can't even remember what I had--some sandwich because they didn't have what I wanted. I had one beer; he drank water. Our bill was $53 including tip. I think that's quite expensive for the average Vermonter--especially a retired Vermonter. It'll probably be a "once a summer" place now. Sadly. No complaints with the food, the service or the view. It's just too darn expensive.More

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed August 22, 2019

The Lake House is a favorite of mine. Excellent food and service, served on the dock with the lake just a few feet away. It's a super-fun place to visit.

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed August 12, 2019

Stopped with two friends while on a motorcycle ride on a beautiful summer day. We sat lakeside. The staff was friendly and attentive. The selection of beers was excellent. The food was to die for (classic caesar salad, clam strips, 1931 burger). I asked for...extra anchovies with my caesar salad and got a LOT of anchovies. The burger was cooked exactly as requested. The coating on the clam strips was light, tasty, and totally free of grease Menu items are pricey, but worth it. They are also big enough to split with someone.More

Date of visit: August 2019
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Dorsetinnkeeper, General Manager at The Lake House Pub & Grille, responded to this reviewResponded August 20, 2019

Hi PSIAPAM! Thank you for the stellar review! I remember you well. We chatted on your way out the door. Thank you so much for the kind words, and next time you want to go for a ride on the bikes, head down our way....More

Reviewed August 11, 2019 via mobile

And good food, too, besides being one of the most picturesque spots for dining! We are locals, and food-fussy ones at that, but we always come away contented. Granted, as a vegetarian I do not have extensive choices from their pubby menu, but there are...salads, veggie burger, Pad Thai (which I haven’t had yet), and desserts. I opted for their delicious bean veggie burger, made unique with a dollop of guacamole and melted cheddar. My husband ordered the plain burger, which came cooked just as ordered. Generous portions of crispy French fries came with each. Service from the young, hard-working wait staff was efficient and very friendly. They have their work cut out for them with all those stairs! Yes, there are about 3 flights of outdoor stairs to climb down to get to the waterside tables, and to climb back up again to return to your car. I honestly don’t know if they have an elevator option for guests, but if stairs are a problem, you can opt to eat indoors in their street-level dining room, with huge windows and splendid views of the lake and boats. This is our favorite spot to enjoy a sunny summer or warm Fall day dining outdoors and maybe catch a sunset. You will certainly enjoy watching the boats come in and out, and you will forever remember this special location on the lake. I highly recommend!!More

Date of visit: August 2019
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Dorsetinnkeeper, General Manager at The Lake House Pub & Grille, responded to this reviewResponded August 20, 2019

HI Suzinvt, Thank you for the shout out to our staff. We have such a great little family over here. These kids have been with us since we opened! It's really a great team, and they will appreciate the acknowledgement. You definitely should try the...More

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The Lake House Pub & Grille is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4