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Lake Hope Lodge

27331 State Route 278, McArthur, OH 45651-8220
+1 740-596-0601
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good24%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“brunch” (20 reviews)
“berry cobbler” (15 reviews)
“smoked turkey” (10 reviews)
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American, Barbecue, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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27331 State Route 278, McArthur, OH 45651-8220
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great venue with a friendly staff and amazing smoked food. A wood fired pizza oven for those who want pizza. We sat by the rear of the restaurant overlooking Lake Hope. Outside seating on the deck was also available. We visited twice during our stay...More

Thank R4246TQjamesc
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent service, delicious food, beautiful view of the lake. The prices are so reasonable for the quantity and quality of food!

Thank lls805
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The lodge is beautiful, and we were able to sit outside over looking the lake and trees. There were numerous items on the menu that I thought sounded great to order (and I'm a picky eater), however I selected the brisket, which I never do....More

Thank Vblakey
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Gotta admit. As far as good restaurants, slim pickings for the area. I had the smoked turkey and grilled veggies. Spouse has brisket and turkey. The meats were tender and full of flavor. Coleslaw comes with the meal. I like that the cabbage was finely...More

Thank luvsummers
Reviewed 4 September 2018

Great food, great view, great service, great berry cobbler...great pizza, Nice waitress. Everything was perfect. Will be going back SOON.

Thank Braden_Israel
Reviewed 30 August 2018

We decided to stop here for lunch after exiting the jungle. The buffet was incredible. We got there for brunch and absolutely everything was delicious. The breakfast was awesome, they have excellent smoked brisket and incredible wood fired pizza. It's a very cool lodge and...More

Thank Eric T
Reviewed 19 August 2018

The food here is so good that we are glad that we live in there area. We recently went to the Sunday Brunch which has one of the best buffets we have ever had. And they will make an omelet to order, too. They also...More

Thank KathyLivesInOhio
Reviewed 11 August 2018 via mobile

Such a beautiful place and scenery. We took a lot of pics. The day we were there a ranger was there with a bunch of different animal skins. She was very nice and talked to us and the kids for a while. I took this...More

Thank andreafout
Reviewed 31 July 2018 via mobile

This was the third time I’ve been to the Lake Hope Lodge, and I’ve been impressed every time. The lodge and location are beautiful and the food is great. The smoked meats are definitely the best. The catfish and hamburger were fine, but nothing special....More

Thank Shannon T
Reviewed 3 May 2018 via mobile

We ate there several times while camping at state park. Food is excellent! Service was great. We tried the berry cobbler and it was so very good. We will go back!

Thank Kristi2296
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6 July 2015|
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Response from GraceAnnLakeHope | Property representative |
Yes! Well behaved dogs are always welcome on the patio! We look forward to seeing you!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
View, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 27331 State Route 278, McArthur, OH 45651-8220
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  McArthur
  • Phone Number: +1 740-596-0601
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Casual Dining at it's finest. Relax while you take in the beautiful views of Lake Hope as you sip on a glass of wine or enjoy a craft brew. Everything is made from scratch utilizing as many locally sourced products as we can get our hands on. Enjoy the full flavor of our all-hickory smoked real pit BBQ, wood fried pizza, hand cut steaks and burgers made of only the freshest beef ground in-house daily! Come out for our famous Sunday Brunch. Every Sunday from 10 am - 2 pm you can enjoy a little bit of all that's good here at Lake Hope. Everything from scrambled eggs, buttermilk biscuits and Lodge sausage gravy to three cheese au gratin potatoes, smoked brisket, pulled pork and so much more! You don't know what you're missing until you try it.
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