This restaurant is still in business because they have great food. People come from 50 miles or more to dine there. You would want to call ahead to make a reservation just to make sure you don't drive those miles for nothing. We've been 3 times. My husband's walleye fish was delicious. We feel the Lighthouse fish dishes are FAR better than The Frontier restaurant in Devon 10 miles east of Shelby, though the prime rib and chicken fried steak is better at the Frontier. The Frontier serves similar food for a similar price. The steak imperial at The Lighthouse is delicious and very rich with the lobster and sauce over the top. I also had a Mahi Mahi fish dish with an orange sauce which I loved, though I felt it could have used a bit more salt (and I'm not huge on salt! But still, not a deal-breaker). The rib-eye steak was cooked perfectly - flavor was kept very natural and I did really like it, though again it could have used a touch of salt. I feel their bread is good, but not a highlight on the meal. Their soups have been tasty, their homemade balsamic dressing is delicious! And the desserts are also good if you still have room! This is a nicer (for the middle of nowhere) sit-down, call for reservations on the weekends type of place. That said you will see people show up in anything from blue jeans and a plaid button-down shirt to a black dress/black pants and white shirt. I usually go in my nicer jeans and a blouse, but would be comfortable in something nicer as well. The location is rustic-type and hasn't changed much in 15 years I've been told. It is small and doesn't seat much more than 30 in the restaurant section. The bar section is separate and does seat more. It looks over Lake Frances and would be nice to eat on the deck in the summer. Plan on $20-$30 per plate depending on the dish.
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