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Beach House

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2301 E Lake Shore Dr, On Lake Decatur, Decatur, IL 62521
+1 217-422-7202
11:00 - 21:30
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Rockford, Illinois
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We picked the Beach House for out of town relatives as you can't beat the view. The food was also wonderful!! The salmon was declared the best ever eaten. This from a Wisconsin citizen whose husband takes fishing trips to Canada! He had Shrimp Risotto. He thought the shrimp on top looked fabulous but was amazed at how much shrimp... More 

Thank Deb T
Level Contributor
16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

The food was very good. This is not the place to go for a business lunch. If you are on a time constraint, you migjt want to choose another restaurant. There were 8 of us. We made a reservation a few days in advance. It took over 2 hours from seating to receiveing the bill.

Thank Denise S
Big Canoe, Georgia
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2017 via mobile

I have never been to Decatur Illinois in the past. This restaurant was recommended to me as a wonderful meal. It more than met my expectations. Our server Bridget was delightful and very competent. The menu was varied with a seafood influence. The gumbo was outstanding. The mac & cheese with shrimp was to die for. It was a wonderful... More 

Thank loureiter
Decatur, Illinois
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84 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017

My hubby and I just celebrated our 31st Wedding Anniversary. He wanted a good filet, I wanted scallops. Well, Beach House has ALWAYS had the best of both, so that's where we went. We don't get to go to a "nice" place very often, and we have always had a good experience at the Beach House. I had the calamari,... More 

Thank Brenda W
Decatur, Illinois
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

This place has a solid mix of service, atmosphere, and food. Call a few days in advance for reservations and they will place your request on the menu (happy birthday or anniversary). Call a week in advance and ask for Alaskan king crab legs. They are the best around.

Thank York42
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 January 2017

Usually love going to the Beach house but this time I was disappointed. I orderd Pan Seared Chilean Seabass and it was obvious that it had been dipped into the deep fryer instead of pan seared. Any novice can tell the difference in the look, taste and texture. Disappointed in the chef for this. Very Greasy! :( Yes it was... More 

1 Thank itcbtcscuba
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71 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

We were a party of seven that had a bad experience for their New Years Eve dinner at The Beach House Restaurant at Nelson Park. We arrived about 15 minutes prior to our reservation time and were seated quickly in their annex room. It took about 15 minutes for someone to take our drink order and another 15 minutes to... More 

Thank ITravel286
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142 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

Very disappointing NewYears Eve dinner. We've been here many times over the years and used to be our favorite. Came w my wife a few months ago; food was poor as was service. Tonight was the same. Food came out in 4 waves for our group of ten. People had finished their meals by the time I got mine. Pork... More 

1 Thank Deggto
Madison, Wisconsin
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141 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 December 2016

Hard to find, but worth the search. I have been traveling to Decatur for the last three years and this is the first time I have been there. I had the fillet with a side of scallops. Both were perfectly done.....and scallop lovers can attest, scallops are best when they are perfectly done...these were. The wine list is a little... More 

1 Thank josh t
Decatur, Illinois
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84 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 October 2016

My hubby and I had our friends in from California, but only for a couple of days. Evening meals needed to count! We chose the Beach House on a Monday evening. We were given GREAT service! We had asked ahead of time that our friends be personally "named and greeted" on their menu. We were disappointed that the names were... More 

1 Thank Brenda W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining, Parking Available
Good for
View, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2301 E Lake Shore Dr, On Lake Decatur, Decatur, IL 62521
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Decatur
  • Phone Number: +1 217-422-7202
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?