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Pete's Simonton Lake Tavern

American, Bar, Pub
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51426 State Road 19, Elkhart, IN 46514-6101
+1 574-264-9033
10:00 - 00:00
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Sun 10:00 - 10:15
Mon - Thu 09:00 - 00:00
Fri 09:00 - 01:00
Sat 10:00 - 00:00
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Grand Isle, Vermont
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2017

They offer broasted chicken which I order and found it to be a good choice. Crisp on the outside and juicy on the inside. The staff is very friendly and treat you like you go there every day. The place fills up fast and unfortunately they do not take reservations. Go early. Take outs are available. Good beer on tap.

Thank Michael B
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28 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2016

5 guys for lunch on a Saturday so we all ate and had many beers. The waitress was excellent. Food was very good for typical bar food

Thank Timothy F
Goshen, In
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120 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2016

On the surface you'll expect this to be just another bar/restaurant serving the usual fare. Well, maybe it is. But the service is superb and the food is terrific. Usually not a one-two punch most similar establish have. In the past few weeks, we ate inside and outside on the patio. The wait staff was very attentive and be sure... More 

Thank Marty J
Elkhart, Indiana
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2016

pretty nice local pub. I cant say anything bad about it, just different.....a little slower pace, which is not bad sometimes. When they have live music, its usually good.

Thank doctordigital
elkhart indiana
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2016 via mobile

Unreal jerk. I refuse to go in this place anymore because if I bring a date he is always stalking her or hitting on her and I find that absolutely repulsive for a restaurant owner

Thank rdmgjr
Montclair, New Jersey
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34 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2016

Seeking to avoid the usual fast food fare, we stopped into Pete's Simonton Lake Tavern based on some TripAdvisor reviews and it's relative proximity to the highway. Fried Lake Perch was excellent, the fried Blue Gill not quite as great but still good. Fries were crispy, service was pretty quick. Definitely a locals type of place... informal tavern.

Thank WahooHoward
Lincoln, NE
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264 reviews
232 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2015

Although this tavern is not right on the lake, it's within 100 feet or so and has a patio from which you can see the lake. However, I visited after dark on a fall Monday and sat inside. I wasn't sure if I should seat myself so I walked to the bar (which was not occupied) where a woman saw... More 

1 Thank Paul K
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114 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2015 via mobile

We found this with TripAdvisor and the reviews were right on. This is a place the locals hang out. Go in, find a seat and get ready for great pub grub. Don't expect high class dining, this is good home town dining with nice people enjoying their favorite watering hole. Service is good and friendly. We had a burger and... More 

1 Thank Irishrover1019
Middlebury, Indiana
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25 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2015

I recently visited on a Friday night for the first time. The place was packed. In spite of that the service was quick and the food was very good and made to order. I would not hesitate eating here again.

Thank AJ8675309
Deerfield Beach, Florida
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2015 via mobile

Great burger! Great service! Passing through on vacation and we will definitely be back on our next adventure!

1 Thank Katy B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$20
American, Bar, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Cheap Eats, Bar Scene
Open Hours
10:00 - 10:15
09:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 01:00
10:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 51426 State Road 19, Elkhart, IN 46514-6101
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Elkhart
  • Phone Number: +1 574-264-9033
Beer, Wine and Liquor, Live Music, Karaoke, Lunch, Dinner, Daily Specials. Located (0.8) mile North of Indiana Toll Road I-80/90, Exit #92 Pete's Simonton Lake Tavern is one of the Oldest family-owned Restaurants in Elkhart, Indiana!

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?