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“good food...fun atmosphere” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Gordy's Boat House Bar & Restaurant

Gordy's Boat House Bar & Restaurant
Ranked #1 of 9 Restaurants in Fontana
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $25
Cuisines: American, Bar
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Families with children, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Scenic view
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Drinks, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, 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.
Lake Geneva, Wisconsin
2 reviews
“good food...fun atmosphere”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

this restaurant has GREAT service everytime...
food is above average for a bar/restaurant.
Great view.
We eat here all the time and it is always consistant in
service and food.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Value
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Service
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Food
Helpful?
Thank Debbie F
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Gordy's M, Owner at Gordy's Boat House Bar & Restaurant, responded to this review, May 29, 2014
Thank you for your review, we are happy to hear you had a 5-star experience. We look forward to serving you again!
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English first
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Great food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013

This bar and grill is right on the water. It is a fun atmosphere and has a nice little night life crowd. Great food and service too.

Visited July 2013
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Thank Kbernasek
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Gordy's M, Owner at Gordy's Boat House Bar & Restaurant, responded to this review, May 29, 2014
Thank you for your review, we are happy to hear you had a 5-star experience. We look forward to serving you again!
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Chicago, Illinois
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64 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Ok food -great beer selection”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013

My ribs were a bit dry, food with our group looked ok. Chicken Marsala was fab. Server was very nice, I liked the atmosphere

Visited September 2013
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Thank Jackson1812
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Gordy's M, Owner at Gordy's Boat House Bar & Restaurant, responded to this review, May 29, 2014
Thank you for your review, we are happy to hear you had great experience. We look forward to serving you again!
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Chicago, Illinois
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Bring your coat”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

As another reviewer stated, the AC is turned up so high in this place, you literally need a coat. It's freezing. This is one of those places that looks like it will be great when you walk in, but the experience is just so-so. I ordered a Bloody Mary, which they promote as being their own mix, and was disappointed. Way too much Worcestershire sauce, IMO, but I guess everyone likes theirs a little different. The beer chaser is always a welcome Bloody addition. We ordered the cheese curds, which were fine, but not memorable, and split a salad, which was ok. We ordered the pasta and the fish tacos for entrees. The fish tacos were very dry, and the fish tasted like perhaps it was yesterday's re-purposed special. We had to order more sauce for the pasta because it was also very dry. I'm giving Gordy's three stars because when it comes to restaurants in Midwest lake or river towns, we have yet to find any really good ones. Gordy's is pretty much the same as all the others we've encountered. Just make sure to bring your coat to this one.

Visited September 2013
Helpful?
Thank tcdman
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Illinois City, Illinois
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106 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“Great view, mediocre food”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

Went here with a friend while staying at the Abbey Resort. The salad was essentially iceberg lettuce. Chicken quesadilla was okay. Cheese tasted like velveeta instead of a nice cheddar. Atmosphere is fun and the view is great, but would probably skip it next time I'm in town.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
      Food
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1 Thank Illinois1
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