What our guests have to say.
October 19, 2015
"Excellent lobster rolll! Appreciated the choices of available sides since I was able to order fresh asparagus in place of chips or fries. Service was friendly and efficient without being disruptive."
October 15, 2015
"Did not eat at the Lake House but stopped at the waterfront bar while on the bike trail. Cozy, friendly and warm with well placed gas heaters. If you are passing thru Muskegon, don't miss this."
October 13, 2015
"Everything from the cocktails to the bread to the entrees was delish! Everything was so good, it was worth the short wait to be seated. I do plan to stop if I'm ever up that way again."
October 4, 2015
"Spent two nights next door at the Shoreline Hotel. Had both dinner and lunch at Lake House Waterfront Grille. Great experiences both times. Large selection of beers on tap. Both the crab stuffed jumbo shrimp and the pan seared sesame chicken were absolutely outstanding for dinner. At lunch Caesar salad and soup filled the bill. Great wait staff. Highly recommend this restaurant and would definitely return."
October 1, 2015
"We had lunch here while waiting for our room to be ready at the hotel. It was a beautiful day and we were seated at the outside patio. There is a great view of the harbor and the lake. The food was good and well priced.
There was an extensive choice of cocktails and beer. Probably one of Muskegons best restaurants."
September 28, 2015
"I am very impressed with the Lake House. I dined here 6+ times during my month-long stay in the area. The wonderful food, service, and atmosphere kept me coming back for more.
The menu has a good selection of appetizers, salads, sandwiches, and entrees. My favorite starter (especially to be shared among friends) is the 'Duo Dip'. The mango-watermelon salsa is awesome and the guacamole is very good. The crab cake and lake perch entrees are excellent. The burgers are HUGE (& incredibly good)! I love their homemade potato chips...they really are far better than their fries. The sea bass sandwich (minus the bun) is a great small meal. In fact, this is the only menu item (other than the Duo Dip) that I had twice -- maybe because I wanted the mango-watermelon salsa. I didn't have the pasta, but several dining companions raved about it. The specials always seem to be good. The desserts look and sound yummy; but unfortunately, I am always too full to indulge. Maybe next year..."
September 26, 2015
"This restaurant is in such a lovely setting and often has great outdoor live music but the real reason to go is the tremendous food! I am a food snob as well as Gluten Free and there were so many great choices it was difficult to decide what to order. Our server was terrific. I had the Heirloom Beet salad with the added Seared Ahi Tuna option and it was truly divine! My husband had a Grilled Sea Bass sandwich and truffle fries and was very pleased. This place is a must-stop for anyone wanting guaranteed tasty and beautifully presented meals."
September 26, 2015
"Seriously, this place just keeps getting better! We've been coming here every year after Labor Day, to stay at the Shoreline Inn and eat at the Lake House. For 3 years now we have had a lovely dinner punctuated by a beautiful sunset. On Thursday we were back and it was the best ever. Our server was so nice (I wish I remembered her name!) We started with the Caesar salad (delicious) and got the sirloin and the crab stuffed shrimp with extra plates to share. Everything was delicious! In the beginning it didn't look like there was going to be much of a sunset but then the sun came out right before it set!"
September 24, 2015
"A coworker and I were in the area on business and we stayed at the Shoreline Inn hotel. This place is absolutely amazing. We stayed in Muskegon for 3 nights. We are here for dinner every night, each time getting something new, and each time we both left extremely full and happy! I tried the Baka burger, salmon, and the ribeye. All were very delicious and I would highly recommend each and every one. PS- pay the upcharge to get the French fries. They are worth it. My boss had the Sea bass sandwich, tuna, and the scallops. Every time we left his plate was completely clean so I think that speaks for itself. The freshly made, different every day, soups were also always good. The views you get while at this place are an added benefit along with the top notch service of all the waitresses. I will be returning here."
September 15, 2015
"I love everything about The Lake House. From the views, the decor, the employees, and the food..you can't go wrong at this place. Their drink selection is spectacular and I love their deep fried asparagus. From salads, the salads, to entrees like their crab cakes..it is all so delicious."
September 9, 2015
"Hands down my favorite dining experience in the late spring, summer, early fall in Muskegon. Food is on par with what one would expect in a much larger city and the outdoor eating area with heated lamps is excellent. I can't wait to take the girlfriend there when I am back home visiting family."
September 3, 2015
"Great relaxing environment and friendly staff. We loved the Tuscan white bean and goat cheese app. It's served with wonderful seasoned chips. They have a great selection of local beers. Varied menu with salads, sandwiches, pasta, and traditional entrees."
August 29, 2015
"This restaurant is just as good as reviewers say it is. We stopped in at about 4:50 on a Friday afternoon. We had planned to have coffee at a coffee shop in downtown Muskegon, but it was connected with a brewery that had already begun to play very loud music in honor of TGIF. We wanted good coffee in a peaceful setting, so we went to the Lake House, where we had already planned to have supper. I'm glad we asked for indoor seating, because the wind outside got a little too strong and the August sun was pretty intense. Indoor decor is very nice, in an understated modern style. Coffee was fresh and very good. We got a bottomless cup for $2.50, a good value in a restaurant of this stature. Our waitress was wonderfully helpful, and did not hurry us up as we lingered over coffee. It was a pleasure to tip her generously. We had to travel onward to our final destination after supper, and had no way to deal with leftovers. With the advice of our waitress, we decided to split one order of shrimp stuffed with crabmeat. That came with garlic smashed potatoes and fresh asparagus, and we added an order of spinach cooked with garlic. The food was excellent and the amount was just right. I had worried that the servings might be tiny, something that you can find in upscale restaurants. These servings were of an excellent size. We had enough room left to split the intensely chocolate brownie for dessert, the finale to an excellent meal. We will return to the Lake House every time we are in the area."
"Found on Trip Advisor list when in Muskegon to catch ferry. Fabulous late summer evening. Went without reservation and got seated within 15 min. Live band was great. Mussel appetizer was tasty and could suffice as a meal in itself. Perch appeared fresh and made on site. Crab cakes were amazingly plated. Sunset amazing. Service seemed efficient, despite crowd that was there. Would still return happily."
August 21, 2015
"Sat by the docks in the evening. Wonderful atmosphere and setting. Our server and the staff were kind and very prompt in service. Excellent plating and taste made for a first-in-a-lifetime experience for me in quality dining. I recommend 100%."
August 19, 2015
"This was my 3rd visit to The Lake House. The atmosphere is second to none. Right on the pier and the best dining place to watch that beautiful Michigan sunset. There is a good variety of drinks, the staff is helpful and friendly. The Seafood is wonderful. The salads are plentiful and the variety of options are wonderful. There is indoor and the most coveted outdoor dining area. Some nights there is live music and always very good. Keep in mind to arrive early if you want an outdoor seat for the sunset. This is more of an upscale restaurant, however not stuffy at all. Great place to have drinks and dessert as well!"
August 14, 2015
"We stayed at the hotel next door and dined at this restauran. The chef is very creative! It is definitely a dining experience because the food has such great flavor. I would recommend this place to everyone."
August 13, 2015
"Lucky enough to eat during a storm and it was pretty cool to see the rain, boats, lightning and then eventually the sun again so if you can time that it's a great view. Otherwise the view is still really nice with the boats and water nearby. The food was spectacular with the calamari being combined with capers for a nice change from a normal appetizer. My wife ordered the Hawaiian swordfish special and it was phenomenal - the fish wasn't frozen so we were told and it was very good. I ordered the lobster roll and it was very good also - very minimalist and not over-dressed to let the lobster be the star. The salted caramel cookie dessert was also fantastic to end the meal. A nice beer list and overall the price was very good for what we ordered."
August 11, 2015
"We were able to walk to this place from our hotel on 3rd Street. I had read about the view and how it was situated at the marina so we were interested in checking it out. I think the food should get more praise than it does. We tried the marlin special and it was really good. I doubt that any other restaurant in town serves a dish better than that. They have a nice selection of craft beer as well as many great wine choices. Ask to sit on the marina side if you are there on a warm night and then sit back and enjoy the surroundings. Don't miss this place!"
"Arrived LATE- 10:30pm with three tired kids-ages 10, 12 and 14. Very pleasant staff but the best meal ever!! Unique selections -yet even the picky one found something to eat. Interesting use of seasonal items ie watermelon and having worked at a fancy french restaurant in my past- the food was outstanding!! The setting was beautiful. I wish we could go back!"
August 6, 2015
"The craft beer and wine selection at the Lake House was very good an our server was extremely friendly, helpful and somewhat adorable. We sat outside and had a wonderful view of the lake and the boats. So glad to have enjoyed the beautiful summer evening here."
"Its right on Muskegon lake. beautiful Marina right outside. dockside seating lets you enjoy the boats.The bar staff was terrific. The bar extendes thru to the outside patio with comfortable table and chairs. Inside it was very charming. The food was fabulous and very nicely decorated. This is a wonderful place to just have a dinner or a drink but to have a reception here is magical."
July 28, 2015
"We had a wonderful experience here - the food was delicious, the view and atmosphere were amazing. We were able to get an outside seat near the docks almost immediately, but when the wind kicked up, the staff were able to get us seated quickly inside. Also, there was live music on the patio that we were able to enjoy the following night from outside the hotel.We were also blown away by the wait staff. Please thank them for us - you should be proud to have them work for you."
July 25, 2015
"My parents and I stopped here for lunch, and everything was SO. GOOD. I am gluten free and got the veggie sandwich on a gluten free roll, and it was amazing!!! Every plate was presentationally beautiful, and every single person on staff was pleasant and cheerful - especially our server Sydney, and the gal who brought lemons for our water, Alyssa! We sat outside, and the view was gorgeous by the water! I would recommend this place to anyone; friendly, beautiful, delicious, and accommodating ! :)"
July 18, 2015
"We made two visits, the first we diverted out trip farther North to try the restaurant since it was so highly rated on Tripadvisor and we came back on our way back out of Michigan since our first visit was so good:
Visit #1: one of the best meal experiences we've ever had. We went appetizers to dessert, and whew! incredible. The lobster roll was terrific, sweet, great portions, the lobster was not too heavy, either. The fries are incredible and so are the desserts. Oh, and the $3 mimosas aren't too bad either. Also, unlike other top-rated Muskegon restaurants, they are open on Sunday. Great views inside or outside and we had terrific service
Visit #2: we sat outside this time and, once again, great lake views. I got the Chilean salmon, and, once again, incredible! Oh, and $3 mimosas on Sunday again. Hey-yo!
So, yes, go here. Make it a point to go here even if you are not traveling to Muskegon."
July 15, 2015
"We stumbled across this gem after a long day of touring the area. The service is impeccable and the suggestions were pleasing. The calamari is the best I've ever had. We had a perch dinner and it was tasty and light. Highly recommend. The patio is great. The inside relaxing too."
July 12, 2015
"This smart casual restaurant caters to the boating/marina crowd but welcomes everyone, dressy or casual. The service is great and the food was SUPERIOR! We had a wonderful dinner there overlooking the water. Our server was great - fun, friendly, attentive and provided us with excellent suggestions for first time visitors. The Mahi Mahi was outstanding. Loved the atmosphere, the location and the food. If we lived close by we'd be regulars."
July 7, 2015
"We dined at the Lake House restaurant one night with 13 people in our party. We were seated outside where we can enjoy watching the sun set while listening to live music. Our waitress was terrific. She was attentive and friendly. The food was delicious. My husband and I ordered filet mignon and salmon - both meals were fantastic. We will return again the next time we are in town."
July 3, 2015
"My husband & I stayed at the Shoreline Inn. We were drawn to the Lake House Waterfront Grille by the great live music & outdoor patio. We chose to sit outdoors & were warmed by the heaters, as it was a cool evening. Both our meals were delicious & great portions size. We ordered one piece of key lime pie & it was very large & yummy!!! If you are anywhere near here, be sure & eat at the Lake House. Awesome views of the lake, marina & beautiful sunsets."
July 3, 2015
"Amazing, excellent food. Great dining indoors or out - and right on the marina. The wait staff was exceptional. It was a little chilly the first night we were there and they turned on some outdoor heaters which warmed us up . I also saw two little girls with blankets around them that the restaurant provided. I would definitely return when I am in the area."
June 29, 2015
"We went on a Saturday afternoon. I called to confirm there was outside sitting available (didn't have to reserve). BEAUTIFUL view! Waiter told me they have the greatest sunset, about which I won't doubt! I loved the music played over there, as well as the food. Decent price too. People work there were very friendly and professional. Best experience in my 1st Muskegon trip. Would definitely recommend to my friends."
June 27, 2015
"We waited 25 minutes to be seated because we didn't have reservations but it was well worth the wait. The food was amazing and the service was excellent.The price was not unreasonable for the location and the high quality of food. We ended up going again for lunch the next day. Our waitress worked with my wife because of her gluten allergy and had one of the best gluten free meals. Thank you!"
June 15, 2015
"Excellent food, service, ambiance! It is directly on the side of the marina and they offer entertainment! The calamari is out of this world!"
June 13, 2015
"Excellent! We have not ate here for several years since it was Rafferty's and the Lake House Waterfront Grille has only improved on offering the best dining experience in Muskegon (well worth the effort to go the lakefront downtown). Nice atmosphere located next to a marina on the lake.
The presentation of the tortellini with garlic chicken and summer greens salad we ordered were very attractive. Portion sizes were generous . The tortellini was served with tasty basil Parmesan cream . The summer greens salad had mixed greens accompanied with fresh strawberries and wonderful sugar spiced almonds, served with a balsamic glaze vinaigrette which was excellent (the best salad we have had in a long time). The side salad which we ordered with the tortellini also was made with mixed greens and is a very good value for $3, the blue cheese dressing was also very good. Service was friendly and attentive. Can't wait to return."
June 10, 2015
"You will not be disappointed at the Lake House. There is something on the menu for everyone and the chef's specials are always amazing. The service is great here and the staff is very knowledgable. It is fun to sit on the patio on the nights when they have live music. I cannot think of a single thing they could do to make the place more welcoming! Great job and keep up the good work!!"
May 23, 2015
"The Lake House was a perfect dinner choice. The atmosphere was very nice, and is on the water looking out over a marina. Most people were dressed nicely, but you can get away with wearing casual clothes as we did. The outdoor patio is well appointed with comfortable chairs and nice tables. The food is just as incredible as the view! The portions are substantial and the food looks elegant. Everything was perfectly flavored and cooked just right. I cannot wait to come back!"
May 20, 2015
"We had a group of 8 and stopped in without reservations to see if they could accomodate us - which they did! Service and food were great! They even had some really fun and unique drinks. The staff was very friendly! Can't wait to come back!!"
April 30, 2015
"This was one of the best meals we've had in Michigan, without a doubt! Finding this restaurant was the star of our visit to the area!! It's a nice, smaller restaurant situated next to a high-rise hotel on the lake. And the food was just excellent! I had the best prime rib of my life! The service was very good as well. This restuarant is a must-visit if you are in the area!"
April 17, 2015
"Thank you, Lake House - you have the whole package...the food...the views...the service...the atmosphere. This is by far the best restaurant in Muskegon!"
April 12, 2015
"Our first visit to The Lake House was for the Easter Buffet. This was a last minute decision on our party and I am surprised that they had room for us. I'm very glad they did though! This is truly one of those brunch menu's that was so good you have to tell your friends about it. The lake view is beautiful. The servers were swamped but were still very excited about the menu and suggested things to try. What a deal too! We will return for Mother's Day if not sooner! The Lake House deserves 5 stars!"
April 5, 2015
"We were in Muskegon for one night in March. We looked on TripAdvisor to see where we should go eat. And thank you TripAdvisor reviewers!! The Lake House's food was delicious. Their selection of wines is great. Service was prompt and pleasant. And there are just no words for the sunset on Muskegon Lake. We didn't have reservations and only had to wait a short time to be seated. We will definitely stop here again when we're in the area."
March 19, 2015
"This has to be one of the finest places to dine in Muskegon. I love this place all year - but when boating season comes around, the atmosphere and scenery make the dining experience even better. The food is amazing - I try something new every time I go and have yet to be disappointed. The drinks are great too! I highly recommend this restaurant if you are in Muskegon."
March 17, 2015
"Don't miss out on the Lake House if you find yourself in Muskegon. Whether you're heading here by car, boat, bicycle or foot, the Lake House has a spot for you to park. Try the "Dark and Stormy" beverage or any of their other fun cocktails. And the deck and outside bar in the summer offer wonderful views and wonderful times for all crowds."
March 11, 2015
"The food was very good. Our party ordered a variety of foods and each was extremely tasty. The presentation was very impressive and each dish had a unique look! The service was very good even though the restaurant was busy while we were there. Will be back!"
January 29, 2015
"The Lake House's food is oh so good. Views are awesome - in the summer or winter. My favorite place when going out to lunch or dinner. Servers are friendly and knowledgeable."
January 6, 2015
"My husband and I came here on Valentine's Day last year. We came again during the summer for our anniversary. We came yet again the other night and were able to watch the sunset while we ate our dinner. I can't stop thinking about the amazing food and service. Every time we go back, the menu has new items for us to try! One of my favorite resturants of all time!"
December 20, 2014
"The lunch buffet was outstanding. The food was delicious and the display was excellent. Our server took very good care of us and we will certainly be back to eat there again. The lunch buffet price was very reasonable and the view of the lake is fantastic. The next time we come we will bring more friends."
December 1, 2014
"We went to the Lake House for my mother-in-law's retirement lunch and we could not have been happier. The setting is just gorgeous with a terrific view of Muskegon Lake. Our server was very sweet and attentive. The food was absolutely delicious! We will definitely be eating here again soon!"
November 28, 2014
"We had an amazing Thanksgiving dinner at The Lake House. Everything was decorated for the day and the selection of food items was unbelievable. Everything was beautiful and delicious. Our server was very attentive which is not common these days. Such a perfect holiday meal. Watching the storm come over the lake was an added bonus."
November 20, 2014
"By far the best restaurant I have been to in my life. The ambiance was perfect, the service was amazing, the food was out of this world. The selection of craft beers was also unbeatable! Keep up the great work!"
October 29, 2014
"I have been here several times when I lived in Michigan and the Lake House never disapoints on food, atmosphere or spirits. The view of the lake is just beautiful and even in the winter it is very peaceful looking out across the icy lake. The small plates are fun, if you want to try a variety of different types of food. I have never gotten anything i didn't enjoy. They have a very unique and elevated menu here compared to most restaurants in the area."
October 16, 2014
"On a weekend away, as a couple wanting to get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday living, we headed to Michigan with no real destination in mind. Turned to tripadvisor for a restaurant rating and we were not let down by this one. Service was spot on, drinks were definitely worth the price. Foo dwas well portioned and delicious."
October 8, 2014
"We walked to this restaurant from the Shoreline Inn. We were warmly greeted and got a table with an excellent view. We had the special and enjoyed it! Our service was excellent. I would go there again and again!"
September 19, 2014
"The setting is amazing along the water front of Muskegon Lake. Very good appetizer and beverage to start out our dining experience. Our server recommended the special - a fresh fish dish. The meal had excellent presentation, was rich with flavor and a good value. Excellent dining experience - you can tell they want you to leave happy."
September 12, 2014
"We had a really great time at The Lake House Waterfront Grille. The service was excellent; they were particularly attentive to a food allergy issue in our group. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone who wants to soak up the ambiance of the Great Lakes."
September 2, 2014
"It is difficult to find a restaurant that has the combination of food and ambiance that the Lake House has. I've been pleased with everything I've ordered here and the view from the patio cannot be put into words."
August 23, 2014
"We really enjoyed our visit to the Lake House. Our server was very friendly and knowledgeable about the menu. We sat outside on their deck which is a great place to visit on a nice summer evening."
August 16, 2014
"The Lake House offers a wide selection of meal choices; beef, chicken, pasta, fresh local fish, soup and salads, just to name a few. We have visited this establishment three times this summer and can't get enough. They seem to always be busy, yet you arealways treated with great service. Both inside and outside seating has great views of the marina and Muskegon Lake. Easily one of the best restaurants in Muskegon."
August 3, 2014
"The Lake House is a long time Muskegon treat. Sitting next to the Shoreline Inn and Muskegon Lake you can enjoy the sights of the marina in a casual deck atmosphere. Especially appealing is the abudance of shade trees around the patio. The food is amazing. Between teh food and the atmosphere, this is the best place in Muskegon to entertain or bring your date."
August 1, 2014
"Wow, what a fabulous place! Great food, great prices and what a view! Our server made our visit special. He was professional and knowledgeable and so kind. He made us feel at home and did not rush us. We had a lovely bottle of recommended wine and a great lunch. We can't wait to return for dinner!"
July 23, 2014
"The food is to die for! It is definitely worth the upscale price. I spent my anniversary dinner there with my wife; the atmosphere was casual and the food was fantastic! We can't recommend them enough!"
July 13, 2014
"We had a Sunday evening dinner in Lake House and really enjoyed it! The restaurant is facing the harbour with a large patio facing Lake Michigan. They have a large choice of meat and fish, and a large choice of beers. Service is very friendly. I greatly recommend this place if you are in the area!"
July 1, 2014
"The patio seating offered excellent views of the marina and lake. The server was great at providing insight as to dinner options according to various preferences and appeared knowledgeable of menu choices. She suggested the Lake House Salad, which was outstanding! The clam chowder soup was also delicious. The salad portion was large enough for 2 meals, so that added to the value of the dish. I would certainly recommend this to others travelling near this area!"
June 25, 2014
"If you want fantastic ambiance then definitely head to the Lake House and sit outside (in the summer of course). Probably not a better place for this in all of Muskegon."
June 18, 2014
"We (ages 6 to 67) stopped in on a whim because we wanted a nice early dinner with a nice water view. Food was flavorful and tasty. Our server, Glen, was friendly and attentive without being over-bearing. Overall great find and we will return!"
June 6, 2014
“What a location! Outside and near the water. It was a perfect night. Service was good and the menu was excellent. I had the yellow perch and it was perfect. I would recommend this spot very highly. The hotel next to the eatery looks great.”
May 30, 2014
“My husband and I enjoyed a beautiful evening on the patio at the Lake House during sunset. There was live music and the view was wonderful. The drinks were good (try the chillaxer!), but the food was even better. There was such a wide variety of options, we didn't even make it past the appetizer and small plate page! We ordered 3 appetizers and shared, all of which were phenomenal. I would recommend the BBQ pulled pork tacos, tuna wontons, and edamamme. We will definitely be back next time we are in the area!”
May 28, 2014
“I have enjoyed lunch outside on the patio in the summer. Food was good. Very reasonably priced. I opted for the all inclusive lunch which included a drink, sandwich, salad, soup and pizza. I paid $9.99 for the lunch special. Well worth the price.”
May 7, 2014
“Wow! We dined at Lake House last night with a group of five. My entre was the jumbo crab stuffed shrimp with an oil and vinegar salad. And it was just outstanding. My wife had the filet upon recommendation of the staff. She was equally pleased. We enjoyed three different appetizers and each was better than the next. I happened to order a diet drink with a little cherry juice and it was served with a bunch of cherries and a side liqueur glass with juice. But the entre was out of this world, drizzled with an enhancing sauce I did not recognize. The service was just superior. Good job, Lake House. We will be back.”
May 4, 2014
“Came here with 4 kids. The dinner was amazing for the adults and accommodating for the children. The server was very kind putting up with a lot from one of our kids. Overall wonderful experience!!”
April 30, 2014
“Great place to dine, overlooking a marina and beautiful Muskegon Lake. Marvelous sunsets. Enjoy the comfortable outdoor dining, but bring your sunglasses on the sunny days. Service is always spot on, whether dining inside or out! Many menu choices and a good reputation of consistency in their culinary creations.”
April 15, 2014
Been twice last summer and enjoyed both visits, Can be casual or elegant as you wish. Great Burgers and fish etc.. Nice folk and enjoyable. Highly recommend to couples families and special occasions.
April 4, 2014
Great food, service, value AND VIEW. We enjoyed excellent mixed drink and wine with our great appetizers(calamari) and wagyu sliders. Taylor was attentive yet respectful of our romantic evening. Dinner was also great as the fish specials are always splendid. We will definitely be back. The view of the marina and lake was great.
March 29, 2014
Excellent service, food and incredible dockside view! Server extremely friendly and helpful. Perch and Wall Eye - excellently prepared! Great dessert options. Portions were appropriately sized. Prices were very reasonable. Highly recommend this restaurant if you are visiting Muskegon!
March 27, 2014
I was in town for the weekend with a group of 30+ staying at the hotel right next door. The happy hour drink and food prices were fantastic. I walked in expecting to pay $7 for a drink and it was only $2! And it wasn't a short pour for the price. The food was great. Throughout the weekend, I tried all of the appetizers and pizzas. This isn't just bar food, it's high quality. I will be planning my next trip to Muskegon around the happy hour at the Lake House! The staff was very friendly and quite tolerable when we came in for late night snacks!
March 16, 2014
My wife and I dined recently at The Lake House and received excellent service and great food. Jilleen was our waitress and she did an exceptional job. We enjoyed the visit so much we went back a few days later. Being St. Patrick's Day weekend and a Friday night, the restaurant was busy but Sarah the hostess was very attentive to make sure we got a place at the bar. There was only one seat at the bar but Sarah and several other of the staff made it a point to get another seat. We appreciated the time and attention we received and they were so accommodating we ended up eating at the bar! The food was awesome! Their perch is always very good!! The Lake House is a cozy and inviting place in the winter and you can't beat this place when the weather warms up and there is an opportunity to sit outside!! Highly recommend you check this place out!!!
March 10, 2014
“My girlfriends and I meet at your restaurant for Happy Hour...Best deals in town! The Baked Bree' was delicious and our server Angela very helpful with menu. A place I will tell my friends about.”
February 27, 2014
“My husband and I went to the Lakehouse for Valentines Weekend. The atmosphere was wonderful, the food was AMAZING, and our server, Kayleen, made us feel very special. What a fantastic place. The view is amazing even in the dead of winter!!”
February 22, 2014
“Two thumbs up and recommend this place for anyone... if you visiting Muskegon or live here you must experience the lake house at least once.”
February 9, 2014
“A friend and I went to dinner last night and absolutely loved our visit! Our server was amazing and very understanding that my friend and I really like to take our time eating and catching up. She approached the table with the biggest smile ever and never did it leave her face once. She was personal but very much professional.”
February 7, 2014
“Our food was wonderful but our server made the evening.. She was Knowledgeable and fun. The atmosphere is great too. Love the beer choices as well!!!”
January 29, 2014
“Food was great. Service was great. We had a pretty large group and everything was really good.”
December 24, 2013
“Great place overall, and we will return! Atmosphere and view are top notch, and service was excellent. Menu had great variety, and whether you just need a burger or want filet mignon, it's here. Dishes are very attractive, and desserts are well done. Coffee was oh-so-fine.”
December 22, 2013
The Lake House is amazing every time. The service is top notch. The food has never disappointed us. The drinks are stiff and served cold. The patio in the summer has one of the best seats in the area for watching the sun set. We took our boat on several occasions and the dock hands are great.
December 13, 2013
Food and service were both great. Was in town for 3 days and had dinner here the first night. It was so good I had to return on the 3rd night! Although a large group was in town and the place got crowded pretty quickly, the food and service did NOT sacrifice. Great place to dine and the view is the cherry on top!
December 8, 2013
This place has the best food I have ever tasted. We met friends there as we were traveling on business and they recommended it. The service staff is wonderful - not intrusive, just right. It smelled wonderful the minute you walked in. I had the chicken pomodoro (could have licked the plate), others had perch, salmon and their Lake House burger. I never order dessert, but am sure glad that I did this time - the chocolate s'more torte was sinfully good. We live about 3 hours away and my husband and I can't wait to eat there again and would gladly make the drive. Can't wait to see it in the summer. The BEST!!!
November 29, 2013
We have used The Lake House for business meals on a number of occasions and each time the experience has been very good. The service is top quality, helpful but not overbearing. The food is also good, especially the fish which is their specialty. When we ate there earlier this week, there were 15 of us and everything went smoothly which is not always easy with a relatively large party. The setting is also excellent and the views across the water make it a very enjoyable place to be.
October 3, 2013
Whenever I am in Muskegon, I try my hardest to make room for a visit to The Lake House. The food is always fresh, the staff is friendly and efficient and the setting is wonderful.
September 7, 2013
While in Muskegon, I wanted to dine by the shore. Drove downtown and saw The Lake House Waterfront Grille. It is right next to the Shoreline Inn and it overlooks the Terrace Point Marina. Walked up to the hostess, was warmly welcomed, and asked if we would like to dine inside or outside. Asked for a table overlooking the marina. In minutes we were led to a table right next to the marina. The service from ALL personnel rivaled the best service I have experienced anywhere in Troy, Bloomfield Hills or West Bloomfield, MI - my normal stomping grounds. Everything was excellent. Not once did I have to look around and try to catch a server's attention. A great place to watch the sun set.
August 30, 2013
We wanted a nice restaurant for a birthday dinner. Not being from the area, we had to rely on reviews and we were not disappointed. Our meal started with the bruchetta and then we each chose the filet mignon. We have travelled a lot and have eaten out in many cities all over the country. I have to say this was one of the best meals we have ever enjoyed. The meat was so tender you could cut it with a fork. We ate inside with a view of the marina. Out waiter was exceptional and attentive without being hovering.
August 30, 2013
I have been staying with friends for the last week and as a special last meal it was suggested that we try this restaurant. It is one of their favorite places and having been there myself I can see why. There were five of us and as they knew the place well I left them to order the starters. We then all ordered our main courses. I chose the scallops and they were huge and perfectly cooked. Fantastic meal, great company and a beautiful sunset, just to top it off. The bill was also very reasonable! It will be a place that on future visits I will head straight to!
August 22, 2013
Visited on business and was able to share the evening with many of my work partners. This was a highly recommended by the hotel I was staying at and I was not disappointed. We were able to sit out on the patio and they had a singer throughout our dinner and she was pretty good. The weather was beautiful with a cool breeze. The waitress was prompt and always asked if we needed anything. The food was priced fairly and it tasted great. I had a local favorite, perch. The special that day was walleye which a friend tried and said was incredible! Great place all around!
August 21, 2013
We found this gem because we had arrived early for the Lake Express Ferry. A great find! We had a beautiful day and sat outside overlooking the docked boats and water. A cooling breeze made for a most comfortable sitting. Excellent service and very broad menu selections. We hope to return and try more from their menu and drink list!
July 22, 2013
The food was delicious and priced decently. My wife is on a gluten free diet and there were many options for her to choose from. The wait staff is very friendly and will strike up a conversation in no time. The atmosphere is very modern but cozy with great views from just about anywhere you sit.
July 11, 2013
We were part of a rather large party for dinner and were given a lovely table on the patio, near the musicians. Our waitress was extremely cheerful and attentive, and very knowledgeable as to portions and ingredients, answering our questions with a smile. We ordered mussels and thai shrimp skewers for appetizers...both were absolutely wonderful. Main dish items were the seared scallops, crab cakes, roasted beet and fennel salad and fresh market salad. Everyone was impressed with the high quality and wonderful flavors of each dish. Presentation is also obviously important at this restaurant, and the efforts of the chefs did not go unnoticed. We finished the meal with delicious butter pecan gelato which was to die for! One of our group memebers ordered the key lime pie and claimed it was the BEST! Add to that the gorgeous evening weather, beautiful sunset and delightful music and banter with the very talented entertainers, and we couldn't have asked for a better experience!
July 8, 2013
We came for breakfast and the service was excellent and the wait staff was quite attentive. Even the manager came by and helped clear some of our dishes. We ate around 9AM so the service was leisurely, which was what we wanted. We lingered with family members at several tables and were invited to stay as long as we liked. I also thought the prices on the breakfast menu were quite reasonable and the food was delicious.
July 8, 2013
The Lake House Waterfront Grille has some great food and a great location, with views of the marina and Muskegon Lake. We were pleasantly surprised by the quality of the food. Both our meals were great!
June 11, 2013
I visited here from a recommendation by the Shoreline Inn. I must say they were right! The food here is incredible and the prices are great. Our server was incredibly friendly and told us all about the local area. We ended up coming back later for cocktails. They were delicious, fairly inexpensive and the bartender was very kind and great to chat with. I'll definitely be back on my next visit to Muskegon!
May 28, 2013
My wife and I had a Saturday lunch at the Lake House. All the tables were taken, but the hostess recommended we sit at the bar. The bar tender recommended the special of the day and it was wonderful. The view looking out on the water was great. They have an excellent selection of beer from the local breweries. I would highly recommend this restaurant!
May 9, 2013
This is a trendier, slightly upscale yet casual restaurant sitting on a marina overlooking Muskegon Lake with a great menu. We went there starving late on a Sunday night and we were not disappointed! Since it was our first time, we ordered two appetizers: ahi tuna wontons and also the fig jam and goat cheese crostini, pronounced A-MA-ZING! We also had a carrot ginger soup which was awesome. For the main dishes, we had the cajun seafood pasta and butternut squash ravioli. The food was awesome, good portions and I didn't mind paying for great quality! The ambiance and location are great, tucked away off the main drag on the water. The inside is sort of trendy decor, window and bar seating. They have a great wine selection as well as a constantly changing selection of local brews on tap. I will definietly be back and look forward to trying the rest of the menu!
April 17, 2013
Great food, great view! I have been here several times for dinner, lunch, weddings and work parties. It has always been great food and great service.
March 14, 2013
I had the pleasure of dining at The Lake House Waterfront Grille of Muskegon, Michigan. What a truly beautiful restaurant! The restaurant is simply awesome. The most outstanding aspects of the Lake House are the breathtaking views (it is located right on Muskegon Lake next to a marina), awesome food and outstanding service! The restaurant has a huge and surprising menu and all of the food here is simply mouthwatering. The restaurant also offers a large full service bar. The next time you visit Muskegon, dine at the Lake House and you will be amazed by the treat!
March 14, 2013
We stayed at Shoreline Inn next door over last weekend and after reading reviews thought we would try the Lake House for dinner...we ate here Friday AND Saturday! Both evenings our waitresses (Sherri and Vanessa) were friendly and accommodating and the food was just wonderful. Both the scallop appetizer and dinner were both divine, the risotto was amazing, the salmon cooked perfectly and the pulled pork tacos delicious! We have no complaints about food or staff.
February 22, 2013
I have eaten at this restaurant on many occasions from romantic dinners to business lunches to large gatherings with friends and family. I have also attended two wedding receptions and numerous social events there. The staff is great and the food never disappoints. The outdoor seating in the summer is second to none in West Michigan, and enjoying a good meal and a glass of wine while looking at the frozen lake is also a great experience.
January 25, 2013
We went here to check it out for a place for our kids to go to prom. They have a great menu and it is all windows so you have a great view of big Muskegon Lake. Nice Marina here also. It is a small restaurant but great food and service and you can't beat the view.
December 10, 2012
Great ambiance in this cozy yet modern establishment. Menu selection is fine and food great. Service wonderful. A place to take your special friends. A touch of elegance without being stuffy. Warm welcoming fireplace sets it all off in winter.