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16802 E Apache Trl, Canyon Lake, Apache Junction, AZ 85119-9808
+1 480-288-8290
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  • Excellent13%
  • Very good37%
  • Average28%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible11%
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“fries” (11 reviews)
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Seafood, American, Bar, Cafe, Soups
$$ - $$$
16802 E Apache Trl, Canyon Lake, Apache Junction, AZ 85119-9808
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After our 1 1/2 scenic Steamboat Cruise on Canyon Lake after disembarking we walked a few steps and had a tasty lunch with incredible view, the service and food were very good. Highly recommend it.

Thank Carol C
Reviewed 24 November 2017

Great location - with outdoor seating to enjoy scenery & weather. Waitress was very friendly & it was a great experience overall.

Thank Arvella U
Reviewed 28 October 2017

The restaurant is being totally redone inside, so we ate on the porch overlooking the lake. They still serve on the porch, but expect to be open inside again totally by Thanksgiving . We were there just as they were closing, but they were kind...More

Thank Marty C
Reviewed 21 October 2017

we go there usually every Friday night for fish fry yes sometimes it takes a while to get a table because the Manager or host has to seat your party and I know it gets most people upset for waiting but the wait is worth...More

Thank Bonnie R
Reviewed 19 October 2017

staff was slow taking order, not many people dining yet it took us so long to get the food you would think the place was hoppin. The food was cold by the time we got it. Water tasted like crap and the cost was not...More

Thank kingyendor
Reviewed 16 October 2017

Watch the boats, feed the ducks & enjoy the relaxing atmosphere from the deck. Reasonable prices & good food.

Thank Gene M
Reviewed 10 October 2017

We ate here after our cruise on the Dolly 10/7/17) There were plenty of empty tables and not that many people eating and we (party of four) told that we couldn't be seated because the kitchen was overwhelmed. Decided to sit at the bar and...More

Thank captjrk
Ken J, Owner at LAKESIDE RESTAURANT & CANTINA, responded to this reviewResponded 11 October 2017

Hi Capt. Thank you for visiting Canyon Lake & for leaving a review of your visit with us. We appreciate both. I'm sorry if the service wasn't up to par. From 12pm thru 4pm we served over 300 guests. The patio was full during most...More

Reviewed 8 July 2017

We have been going there for at least 15 years! What a change there has been. The service and food quality is on a steady decline. The ice cream machine has been down for years. How hard can it be to purchase on a new...More

Thank sasi5701
Ken J, Owner at LAKESIDE RESTAURANT & CANTINA, responded to this reviewResponded 11 October 2017

We thank you for your patronage and we are sorry to hear that you won't be back. As for the ice cream machine, we've been waiting on a "special order" part for 14+ months from the manufacturer of our machine. A new machine is well...More

Reviewed 3 May 2017 via mobile

Have. Even there before and same issue. Sign says wait to be seated. 2 waitresses by the sign talking about what happened on an order from the other day. I said hi and let them know there were 5 of us. They looked at me...More

Thank PR T
Ken J, Owner at LAKESIDE RESTAURANT & CANTINA, responded to this reviewResponded 5 May 2017

Hi there. I'm sorry to hear of this, as it doesn't sound like our staff. Would you mind sharing what day you were in and at what time of day? I would greatly appreciate it. I don't know if something is wrong unless I have...More

Reviewed 24 April 2017

Someone was trying to cut in line in front of me and I appreciated that when the lady came back to seat the next group, she asked who was next instead of taking the next person standing in the front. I quickly said me! We...More

Thank HikingSunshine
Ken J, Owner at LAKESIDE RESTAURANT & CANTINA, responded to this reviewResponded 11 October 2017

Hello Hiking Sunshine! I apologize for this late reply. I've been hospitalized with a heart issue and am recovering. But I wanted to say "Thank You" for your patronage & kind words you left in your review. We really appreciate both. Sadly we usually only...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$20
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Wine and Beer, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, View, Kids
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
10:30 AM - 5:00 PM
10:30 AM - 5:00 PM
10:30 AM - 5:00 PM
10:30 AM - 8:00 PM
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 16802 E Apache Trl, Canyon Lake, Apache Junction, AZ 85119-9808
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Central Arizona  >  Apache Junction
  • Phone Number: +1 480-288-8290
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Are you looking for a place to take visiting friends or family? How about a place to go on a leisurely drive or a motorcycle ride? A place that's just a little different than most. A place with wonderful desert scenery and beautiful lake views. A place you can sit and enjoy a meal while taking in all the wonderful Arizona scenery. "Casual Dining with an Elegant View" That's what is offered, so don't wear a suit and tie. Put on your shorts, sandals and favorite Hawaiian shirt and stop in for one of our great Margaritas or Pina Coladas. Sit on the patio and feed the many fish and waterfowl that beg for food. If you like it cooler, get a table inside the dining room or just sit at the bar and relax. All tables offer a beautiful view of Canyon Lake. If you love fish, come on Fridays and order the Best All-You-Can-Eat Fish Fry around. Lakeside Restaurant & Cantina at Canyon Lake Arizona is the ultimate destination for everyone. Serving lunch 7 days a week, (breakfast on Saturday and Sundays is Temporarily Suspended as of 4/12/2017), and dinner on Friday, Saturday and Sunday; Lakeside Restaurant has it all. From great Daily Specials to fantastic burgers, salads, sandwiches, and dinners featuring steaks and seafood, there is an entree that will please your palette.
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