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“Quaint, Rustic, Warm Athmosphere with Breathtaking Views”

The Lookout Roadhouse
Ranked #5 of 139 Restaurants in Lake Elsinore
Cuisines: American
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44 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Quaint, Rustic, Warm Athmosphere with Breathtaking Views”
Reviewed October 26, 2013

Built in 1945 the current owner has run the establishment since 1968! A pleasant courteous service of delicious good-sized portioned meals begins the outstanding experience of the wooden structure with oak walls, seats, and tables beckoning you to relax, especially with the gorgeous views of Lake Elsinore 2000 feet below froma window seat inside or the outside patio seats. Though a bit pricey ($11 BLT sandwich), the atmosphere and view are worth it all!!

  • Visited October 2013
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Christina Lake
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11 reviews
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“great surprise”
Reviewed February 17, 2013

We were driving hwy. 74 for the first time from Hemet to Newport Beach, and came to the Lookout Roadhouse. Stopped for lunch, great food, great staff, great view, very busy on a beautiful Sunday. A fun friendly place to stop to enjoy the food and view and other guests. We wish we could have places like that in BC Canada

  • Visited February 2013
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Lake Elsinore, California, United States
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28 reviews
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“A great little place...”
Reviewed July 27, 2012

The food isn't gourmet, but it's very good...and what you're really paying for is the fantastic view and atmosphere of a real 'down home' little cafe....very friendly, efficient staff.

Visited June 2012
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Lake Elsinore, California
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“Great food with a Fantastic View”
Reviewed July 25, 2012

If you looking for a place to kick back and relax, grab something to eat with a spectacular view....
This is the place to be. The Lookout sits at the top of Ortega Highway with a breathtaking view of Lake Elsinore and the valley.

  • Visited July 2012
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1 Thank Kim C
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San Diego
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“Getting there is half the fun”
Reviewed June 2, 2012

Winding up the mountain to the Lookout is an adventure and a treat, so you feel like you have earned the beer and the good food when you get there. Perch out on the ledge and let the friendly staff bring you big servings of great food. Don't miss the ribs.

And the pie! As already stated, the pie is home-made and delicious. Coffe is good, too.

And the people watching! This place is a favorite stop for those passing through and a few regulars. Don't miss this local treasure!

  • Visited March 2012
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