Location, location, location. Sure, you might hear that common phrase when it refers to real estate. But think about it. Location also plays a pretty significant role when it comes to choosing a restaurant too, wouldn’t you say? After all, a prime location adds to an unforgettable culinary experience. These 10 lakeside restaurants in Pennsylvania are all about location, but you’ll also enjoy a scrumptious meal. What could be better?
1. Silver Shores Restaurant
Drink in sweeping views of Conneaut Lake from your table at Silver Shores Restaurant. A popular eatery since 1930, the restaurant is the third oldest business in Conneaut Lake. The expansive menu promises something for everyone, featuring such entrees as cod, New York strip steak, fried clams, and chicken Marsala.
Silver Shores Restaurant is located at 11934 Conneaut Lake Rd., Conneaut Lake, PA 16316.
2. Nick’s Lake House
Snag an outside seat at Nick's Lake House, nestled against Lake Harmony. Enjoy the views and live entertainment, which is regularly scheduled, as you dine on such dishes as braised short ribs, roasted chicken, fish and chips, and linguine. Or visit for taco night on Monday or pizza night on Tuesday.
Nick’s Lake House is located at 20 Lake Dr., Lake Harmony, PA 18624.
3. The Lakeside
What's better than swaying along to live entertainment as you enjoy a delicious meal? How about sitting on the edge of the lake at the Lakeside? The Saylorsburg restaurant boasts an eclectic menu. Choose from such entrees as pot pie, meatloaf, and crab cakes. Or, opt for a burger, a sandwich, or a fresh salad.
The Lakeside is located at 5154 S Hamilton Blvd., Saylorsburg, PA 18353.
4. The Boathouse
Diners of all tastes - including carnivores, vegetarians, and those who adhere to a gluten-free diet - will find a meal that hits the spot at the picturesque Boathouse. Kick off your meal with an appetizer, such as calamari, the eggplant tower, or the Bavarian pretzel sticks. Then, jump into an entree - grill salmon, country fried shrimp, and eggplant parmesan are among your choices. The Boathouse also hosts special events, such as Trivia Night each Wednesday starting at 8 p.m.
The Boathouse is located at 141 PA-507, Hawley, PA 18428.
5. Sunset Grill
Spend a few hours exploring the lake on a kayak before sitting down to a casual dinner at the Sunset Grill. Dig into such popular meals as a juicy burger, craft tacos, or a hearty sandwich. A kids' menu is also available and features grilled cheese, hot dogs, corn dogs, and chicken fingers.
Sunset Grill is located at 508 Erie St., Edinboro, PA 16412 .
6. The Cove Restaurant
Celebrate any day of the week at the Cove Restaurant, which features a tiki bar. The lively lakeside restaurant boasts a generous menu of all of the favorites - from chili cheese dogs and burgers to wraps. Or opt for an entree such as the filet mignon, prime rib, shrimp skewers, or pulled pork.
The Cove Restaurant is located at 2 State St., Erie, PA 16507.
7. The Dock on Wallenpaupack
Pull up at chair at the Dock on Wallenpaupack for breathtaking views and an unforgettable meal. How about dining on a "Vintage Entree?" Choose from the roasted turkey breast dinner, old-fashioned Yankee pot roast, or grilled chicken breast. Or, go for something more modern, such as the lobster tails, brick oven pizza, or steak.
The Dock on Wallenpaupack is located at 201 PA-507, Hawley, PA 18428.
8. Bayfront Grille
Sweeping views of Lake Erie await at Bayfront Grille. Start your meal with such shareable appetizers as shrimp cocktail, shredded pork nachos, or flash fried calamari. Or, just dig right in to one of the hearty entrees. What'll it be? Filet mignon, grilled ribeye, grilled salmon, or crab cakes?
Bayfront Grille is located at 55 W Bay Rd., Erie, PA.
9. Smuggler’s Wharf
Sit indoors or out at Smuggler's Wharf, another Erie spot that promises lake views. Raise your glass in a toast as you await the arrival of your entree. Popular dishes at the Erie eatery include pecan chicken, ahi tuna, seared sea scallops, and coconut shrimp.
Smuggler’s Wharf is located at 3 State St., Erie, PA 16507.
10. Boulder View Tavern
Whether you sit indoors or out, you're pretty much guaranteed spectacular views of Lake Harmony at Boulder View Tavern, where it's all about the view (and the food, of course). In the mood for traditional tavern fare? Order a burger or pasta. Or opt for such entrees as the salmon, fish and chips, or ahi tuna.
Boulder View Tavern is located at 123 Lake Harmony Rd., Lake Harmony, PA 18624.