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Windows on the Water at the Lake Barkley Lodge
Ranked #6 of 32 Restaurants in Cadiz
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Clarksville, Tennessee
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed April 21, 2013

On a Sunday around noon time we arrived to eat at this restaurant. The hostess had her back turned to us fiddling with the computer for seven minutes, then finally noticed us. She ran off to clean a table, the restaurant was only half full. She waived her arms in the air as if to guide an airplane onto a runway, calling out across the whole dining room " I got one!!!" Instead of taking the menus and leading us to the table, not very professional! We got our drinks quickly- the hostess had taken the drink order, a cranky depressed waitress was totally thrown off guard when I asked for a menu. Apparently people had given up on menus and were eating from the buffet which was just as appealing as hospital food. It took our cheerless unfriendly waitress another 20 minutes to take an order, only after my husband waived the menu in the air for five minutes. I mention again, not even half the tables of the huge dining room were occupied.The aforementioned hostess came running and informed us she would get us a waitress...really? After another 5 minutes the server could finally be bothered to ask what we would like to order. By that time I had enough and we asked for the check for the tea we had consumed. Ms Sourpuss had the nerve to tell me in a half empty restaurant that they were "busy". I had watched her for twenty minutes, all she had managed was to deliver drinks to another table and mostly hiding behind a pillar. I cannot abide people not doing their job!This was our first and certainly last time in this restaurant, which had all the appeal of an old folks home cafeteria, with dirty windows and no service to speak of. That place is in serious need of new management or some hospitality classes for the waitstaff.

  • Visited April 2013
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Pleasant View, Tennessee
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Expensive and food is so so”
Reviewed January 23, 2013

The cost for a buffet meals has risen to over $14/ person for a buffet that is not that great.The food is often bland and has a canned taste. Service is always great and the view and ambiance of the place is a postive.

Visited November 2012
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57 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Lunch with beautiful view”
Reviewed October 29, 2012 via mobile

We did the buffet. Great bean soup, could have made a meal on that alone. There was a very nice selection of meats and vegetables all very tasty. Good enough to find yourself going back for seconds some of the party for thirds. Don't those skinny guys just drive you crazy! Dessert good, prices fairly reasonable view gorgeous.

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Trenton, New Jersey
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37 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Great lake view”
Reviewed October 29, 2012

We had a group dinner and breakfast with extended family. Meal was good and the view of the lake is beautiful.

Visited October 2012
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Redondo Beach, California
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72 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Good Breakfast But Slow”
Reviewed October 25, 2012

Great breakfast and dinner is pretty good too. However, service is very, very, very slooooooooooow which made it rather irritating. We should have been enjoying the good food and beautiful view but the very bad service was a big distraction.
So food and ambiance I would grade as B+ but service a F.

Visited July 2012
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