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“4 Days in Lake Genenva” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Gordy's Boat House Bar & Restaurant

Gordy's Boat House Bar & Restaurant
Ranked #2 of 9 Restaurants in Fontana
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $25
Cuisines: American, Bar
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Good for: Families with children, Scenic view, Kids, Large groups, Local cuisine, Bar scene
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Whether you are looking for a light afternoon snack, a delicious entree, or just a few well poured boat drinks Gordy's has got you covered. Located in Fontana on the west end of lake our waterfront restaurants offer a stunning view of Lake Geneva while you dine. We offer a few different dining options to meet your every taste. Gordy's Boat House bar/restaurant is our signature restaurant serving lunch and dinner daily, a wide selection of beer, wine, and cocktails, including our local favorite - margaritas, and in season on weekends we also offer late night dj and dancing. Gordy's Surf Shack is open seasonally June, July, and August and serves fresh deli sandwiches, salads, smoothies, French fries, ice cream, and more. Gordy's Cobalt Lounge (upstairs Boat House) can be reserved for private parties and has an absolutely spectacular view of Geneva Lake. All are located in the Heart of Fontana's Lakefront, so come by boat and dock on one of Gordy's 3 available piers or enjoy our boat valet service during Marina business hours. Located on the waterfront in Fontana you will enjoy some of the best views of Geneva Lake while you dine.
Houston, Texas
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124 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
“4 Days in Lake Genenva”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2013

This restaurant is excellent. Both the teens decided this was their favorite. We ate here 2 nights. I Had fish tacos and fish and chips, both were wonderful. I would recommend eating here, at least once, to anyone going to Lake Geneva.

Visited July 2013
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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Awesome time”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2013

Stayed at THe Abbey Reost on 07/27 - 07/29 and stopped by Gordy's on Saturday night... The food was great, we had some wings and cheese curds and the beer prices are pretty decent. Gordy’s turns into a little night club at night which was so much fun… Definitely check this place out…

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Wisconsin
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108 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Great burgers at Gordy's”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2013

Good service, great burgers and salads, always a jumping place. The view of the lake is nice and you can do a bit of walking around, not a lot. There is a very nice park next door to Gordy's for the kiddies and fireworks.

Visited May 2013
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“Nothing Special, but the View”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 23, 2013 via mobile

Here with a large group, something they struggled with that evening. Cocktail service took forever, the wrong wine was served, and there were fruit flies in the liquor. Even after pointing that out, a second drink was served, with a heaping helping of fruit fly cadavers. After pointing that out again, a new drink was served 10 minutes later from a fresh bottle. C'mon! Use screened pour spouts, people...and check your liquor bottles. There is no excuse but inexperience to blame here.

As for the food, it was very tasty, well balanced, flavorful, and very, very good. The Caesar was done the way it should be, served with no doubt, prime WI cheese. Scallops were very nicely finished in garlic, pancetta, and roasted asparagus. Unfortunately, half the diners were finished eating when the other half was served. There was also good, attentive bus service, but the tables and chairs were dirty.

Ranked on food only, it would be excellent, but bugs in the liquor: twice, slow food service, and dirty tables pulls the restaurant down to another unremarkable, poorly supervised, average restaurant ranking.

Visited July 2013
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“Beautiful restaurant on the lake”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 22, 2013 via mobile

Can get very busy so be prepared to wait on the weekends. Atmosphere is very nice keeping with the lake theme. Has a very nice upstairs with a view of the lake. Service was average & food was good. Beware that parking comes at a premium down here so keep your eye out for a spot.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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