A number of people had recommended Eaton's Beach to us and we were happy to finally have had the opportunity to have a meal there. It became a series of bad news - good news issues. The first bad news was all the hostile signs posted by the neighbors as we drove up to the restaurant which contained a series of negative comments. Once actually inside (we sat outside on the deck), everything was wonderful with a lovely setting on the beach looking out on the lake. Service seemed to be a bit slow but not too bad but our meals were disappointing. We had shrimp & grits as well as a a creole flavored dish and found both to be okay but not very good. Undeterred, we both ordered desserts from a nice menu. Each of these was truly excellent. After our meal we stopped in on the lower deck at the bar. It was a very friendly place that seemed to be the true heart of the restaurant. Go for the bar or to have a great dessert. The meals are not up to the same level.