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LAKESIDE RESTAURANT & CANTINA

$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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16802 E Apache Trl, Canyon Lake, Apache Junction, AZ 85119-9808
+1 480-288-8290
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08:00 - 18:00
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Sun 08:00 - 18:00
Mon - Thu 10:30 - 17:00
Fri 10:30 - 20:00
Sat 08:00 - 20:00
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Mesa Arizona, United States
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3 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Subject: LAKESIDE RESTAURANT & CANTINA Location: Apache Junction, Arizona, United States, North America Title: Resident ID#: 460776520 Ten of us entered restaurant at approximately 12:50 and there were only two other tables occupied inside where we ate. Food took 45 minutes to arrive after order was placed with kitchen. Of the ten orders 5 were for soup and one was... More 

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Thank Stephen Paul B
Exton, Pennsylvania, USA
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36 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and another couple had lunch prior to taking the Dolly Steamboat tour of Canyon Lake. The food was pretty inexpensive, freshly made and tasty. There is a small bar in the Cantina as well as an outdoor seating area. The waitress attended to our needs and we finished our lunch in time for the boat tour.

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Thank Dale M
Just_A_Proud_Veteran, Owner at LAKESIDE RESTAURANT & CANTINA, responded to this review

Hi Dale. Thank You for joining us and for taking a few moments to leave a review of your visit with us. We appreciate both, for sure. We hope to see you all again sometime. Have a great weekend! Ken More 

Ocean Park, Washington
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23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

13 of us hiked the Boulder Canyon Trail which starts just across the parking lot from the Lakeside Restaurant and Canyon Lake Marina. We put in a tough 7 miles and were all hungry for lunch upon our return. We called the restaurant when we were about 30 minutes out and reserved a place for our group. It was a... More 

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Thank KJthe10snut
Just_A_Proud_Veteran, Owner at LAKESIDE RESTAURANT & CANTINA, responded to this review

Hi KJ. We Thank You and your hiking group for joining us and for you taking a few moments to leave a review of your visit. We appreciate both. Could you reply with the date that you joined us? I would like to see why your service to the second table was behind yours. Thank You again. Happy hiking! :) More 

Grand Rapids, Michigan
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27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had lunch after a cruise on the Dolly. Food was ok, service was better. Price a little high but fair/normal for a "capture" place where you must be there for the view. It is not like you have lots of choices.

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Thank 630bedman
Sioux City, Iowa
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91 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

Waiting for the Dolly Steamboat excursion we went into the cafe and ordered a cop of their ham and bean soup. Wish I would have ordered the bowl. Really hit the spot.

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Thank UncleRex
Just_A_Proud_Veteran, Owner at LAKESIDE RESTAURANT & CANTINA, responded to this review

Thanks for joining us, Rex. And thank you for taking a moment to write a review of your visit. We appreciate both, very much. We hope to see you again. More 

Richfield, Minnesota
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

Ate lunch here after the boat cruise on the Dolly. Nice view of the lake and food was reasonable and good tasting.

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Thank pjsinminnesota
Just_A_Proud_Veteran, Owner at LAKESIDE RESTAURANT & CANTINA, responded to this review

Thank You for visiting Lakeside Restaurant and for taking a few moments to leave a review about your visit with us. We appreciate both! If you are visiting our area again, we hope that you will again join us. Have a great weekend... Ken, Debi, and Staff More 

Gallup
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

Food was OK. Nothing to speak highly about, waitress menu knowledge lacking, may have been her first day!!!

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Thank David H
Just_A_Proud_Veteran, Owner at LAKESIDE RESTAURANT & CANTINA, responded to this review

Thank You for joining us and for taking a moment to leave a review. Thru this avenue of feedback, we always try to address our customer's concerns. We again Thank You and hope to see you again. Ken, Debi & Staff More 

Lakeland
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40 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

We enjoyed a great lunch after our boat trip. The food was great, super service, fair pricesand wonderful view of the canyon and lake.

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Thank Nancy N
Scottsdale, Arizona
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

We arrived early for Dolly Steamboat, wanted to get a snack prior to our trip. Homemade soup, Sandwich and pie , all very good . Place was very clean, we sat in side but patio looked great , next time.

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Thank Barrykaz1
Just_A_Proud_Veteran, Owner at LAKESIDE RESTAURANT & CANTINA, responded to this review

Thank You for joining us and for taking a few moments to leave a review of your visit. We certainly appreciate both. We look forward to serving you on your next visit to Canyon Lake... where you could you enjoy eating on our patio. ;) Ken, Debi, and Staff More 

Marana, Arizona
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54 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Unfortunately this was not a thumbs up for us. The service was slow. We had a great table on the deck to enjoy the boats, kayaks and jet skiers pass by from. When taking our order, the waitress asked us if we had reservations for the Dolly Steamboat tour and we said yes. She seemed frazzled and spaced out during... More 

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Thank Pizazzle
Just_A_Proud_Veteran, Owner at LAKESIDE RESTAURANT & CANTINA, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting us and for taking a moment to leave a review. I'm sorry to hear that your visit didn't go as I expect visits to go...or as you had expected. If you would be so kind as to email me details of your Sunday visit, at ken.canyonlakerestaurant@gmail.com. Please include your name, the time of your visit, what... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$20
Cuisine
American, Bar, Pub
Meals
Drinks, Breakfast, 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
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 18:00
Monday
10:30 - 17:00
Tuesday
10:30 - 17:00
Wednesday
10:30 - 17:00
Thursday
10:30 - 17:00
Friday
10:30 - 20:00
Saturday
08:00 - 20:00
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
Description
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, 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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?