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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 good22%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (7 reviews)
“berry cobbler” (10 reviews)
“smoked meat” (12 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 21:00All hours
American, Barbecue, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
27331 State Route 278, McArthur, OH 45651-8220
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I was pleasantly surprised to find that the restaurant has several gluten free options! I ordered the gluten free pizza and it was delicious. They also have gluten free bread available for sandwiches. The waitress was super knowledgable on avoiding cross contamination with allergens. I...More

Thank ainsleyk13
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Atmosphere and food. Delightful service. Everyone is friendly. Food is A+. You can tell it is prepared with purpose. We visited for lunch. I highly recommend.

Thank DrSandyD
Reviewed 14 July 2017

Love the Lake Hope Lodge! The food is amazing and the view of the Lake is breathtaking. Do not forget to enjoy the berry cobbler when visiting there. It is the best desert I have ever had!

Thank mrslljp
Reviewed 11 July 2017

We go at least once a month. The food is very good and the setting is so pretty. There is a good selection whether you want lunch or breakfast food. My favorite is the cheesy potatoes and the berry cobbler.

Thank Sharon B
Reviewed 18 June 2017

High on a ridge in rural southeast Ohio is nestled this beautiful lodge. After parking our car, the smell of the smoker pierced our nostrils and drew us inside! The lodge is recently built and beautiful. After being seated quickly, we took our selection of...More

Thank johnsC1927DK
Reviewed 11 June 2017

My husband and I went here for dinner as it was close to our cabin. It was a great experience! They had friendly, helpful staff who looked happy to be there. I asked to move as we were seated near the air vent, and they...More

Thank jlb12014
Reviewed 24 May 2017

Great place - not what you expect with a state park and captive audience. The BBQ was great as noted by others. My wife has many allergies and they handled them with no issues. Be warned though - the Sunday Brunch was PACKED. Not that...More

Thank BES09
Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

Other than the long drive out there: this is a fantastic place to get local, fresh, immaculate meals with reasonable prices and beautiful ambiance! Go early to request a seat by the window. Gorgeous scenery, great service! Could make slightly stronger alcoholic drinks but all...More

Thank Amber M
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

After hiking all day we came across lake hope lodge. Beautiful lodge overlooking lake hope and the food was excellent. We had ham and bean soup along with the prime rib sandwich, slaw and hand cut fries. SO GOOD!!!

Thank conbon70
Reviewed 28 March 2017

Lake Hope Lodge smokes its own meat on site so, if you are in the mood for great smoked and barbecue, the lodge will not disappoint. They vegetables were exceptionally fresh as well and, thought we didn't order anything cooked in it, they do have...More

Thank TomGrandy
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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
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic
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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