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Address: 39128 Dexter Rd, Dexter, OR 97431-9759
Phone Number:
+1 541-937-4050
11:00 - 22:00
Closed now
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Sun 09:00 - 23:00
Tue - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri 11:00 - 01:00
Sat 09:00 - 01:00

The Dexter Lake Club first opened its doors in 1949. It established itself...

The Dexter Lake Club first opened its doors in 1949. It established itself and as a popular cafe, bar and live music venue over the next decades. The large, bright neon sign that sits atop the high roof line is an iconic symbol along highway 58. In fact, the “roadhouse” persona of the Dexter Lake Club is so present, that it was used for filming in scenes of the popular movie Animal House in 1977. Weekly you'll find dedicated Animal House movie fans seeking out this famous landmark to take pictures and remember the movie.The atmosphere is warm and inviting throughout and the staff is friendly and attentive. The cooks prepare hearty meals made from scratch. We have excellent live music at least four nights a week. Visit our events page on our website for details.Come visit us, we'll be your new favorite place!

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Went here for lunch. Great burgers and fries for $10 a person pretty much. The lake is in view and the outdoor area is nice to eat and enjoy the view

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 24 July 2016
Eugene, Oregon
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Eugene, OR
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277 reviews
45 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016

Went there out of Nostalgia for the "Animal House" road trip. There were a few nice photos. Liked the pulled pork and flank steak. Give the chicken a miss. bare tables and chairs. OK beer selection.

Eugene, Oregon
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40 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

Went here for lunch. Great burgers and fries for $10 a person pretty much. The lake is in view and the outdoor area is nice to eat and enjoy the view

Thank MrandMrsGoodtimes
Springfield, Oregon, United States
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2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2014

I stopped in there with my two sons and their friend, whom were very hungry. One of which is a cook, the other is in the military and I am professional cook with a culinary degree. Hence, the boys were so hungry that they did not want to wait for me to cook at home. We had been out playing... More 

Thank Morgan214
Gregg S, Owner at Dexter Lake Club, responded to this review

We are sorry that your experience with us was not in line with the majority. I am the owner who came to your table and was genuinely concerned about the food quality. I would never just automatically assume that a customer's concerns are bogus, with or without a chef's card. I was thinking out loud when I stated that our... More 

Dexter, Oregon
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2014

They have recently changed their menu, and NOT for the better. They messed up on four of our orders. The so called Strawberry Lemonade had no strawberries. They refilled our drinks without asking then charged for every refill. The employees were very rude. I'm very disappointed. This used to be one of my favorite restaurants.

2 Thank lmishler
Eugene, Oregon
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 March 2014

Our breakfast was cold when served, but that was the least of the problems. The pancakes were burnt and we had to remind the waitress twice for butter and syrup; when it finally came, even the syrup was cold, and the butter sat on top of the pancakes like a lump of fat. The kitchen staff was arguing in the... More 

Thank Tammy G
Wilsonville, Oregon
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158 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 May 2013

I've eaten at the Dexter Lake Cafe a number of times over the past xx years (I don't want to give away my age) and lunch today was the best yet. New owners, a large menu of favorites, genial service and a great cook. Mom had a blueberry pancake full of large blueberries inside and out; very fluffy. Dad and... More 

Thank col2or
Coburg, Oregon
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25 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 April 2013

We stopped in to the Club on the way up the mountain, just for a drink and a snack. We enjoyed talking to the owners and suggested the fish tacos when we were talking about getting something to eat. They were excellent! I can't wait to go back to try some of their other items and hear some music. Why... More 

1 Thank Momarx
Soldotna, Alaska
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2012

My first visit to the DLC was in the 70'S and then again in the 80'S, 90'S. I stopped by,I believe in 2006 and it was closed. I couldn't believe it! The food has alway's been great and the memories, more precious now than ever before. I live in Soldotna, Alaska and I plan to visit the club one more... More 

Thank David R
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2012

What a great live band, you guys rock! The food is awesome (love the sweet potato fries) with generous proportions and the staff is very friendly. Can't beat a place that treats you like family. You guys have done a great job renovating the place.

1 Thank SpringfieldKMyers
Eugene, Oregon, United States
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2012

A pleasant bartender, hot barmaids GREAT MUSIC, a nice place to go, even when it"s raining buckets. Mens room needs a urinal, I"m sure it"s on their list.

2 Thank ZaneHeifner

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