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The Lighthouse Restaurant & Event Center

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1290 Doug Hollow Rd, Seneca, SC 29672
+1 864-888-4446
16:30 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
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Sun 11:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 16:30 - 21:00
Mon - Fri 11:00 - 14:00
Fri 16:30 - 21:30
Sat 11:00 - 21:30
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Sunset, South Carolina
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62 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

A group of six had a casual dinner. All dishes were good: green salad with salmon; grilled chicken torpedo. Alcohol was priced pretty high. Great lakeside view; Glad they added sail shades to block the sun.

Thank Mary Ann P
Rehweiler, Germany
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62 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We ate at the Cabana outside and it was delicious and excellent service. The blue cheese Cole slaw was wonderful!

Thank guitartraveler60
Watkinsville, Georgia
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4 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped here for lunch on our way home from hiking at Table Rock State Park. The food was incredible. We had the Fried Green Tomatoes as an appetizer and the fried flounder sandwich for the entree. The fried green tomatoes were served on a bed of pimento cheese and was the best I've had. The flounder was very fresh... More 

Thank cyndipirkle
Anderson, South Carolina
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33 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a birthday dinner at The Lighthouse, and everything we ordered was good. To start, we had the fried green tomato appetizer and the tater tots from the bar menu. By the time we ate the appetizers and cornbread, we were getting full. At our table we tried the chicken and waffles, almond crusted chicken with the macaroni and... More 

Thank RJBD14
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228 reviews
158 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We keep going back to the Lighthouse because of the great food and the awesome view onto the water off Lake Keowee. We have never been dissaponted. My favorite is the fish tacos, wow! This is a neat place. Has a huge bar gazebo right on the water. Also has a huge conference center for weddings etc. You will not... More 

Thank Jim P
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25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I had the fish and chips. The fish was really greasy. The chips were just regular french fries, not thick like most fish and chips come with. I had the crab bisque, it tasted like a tomato paste with some crab meat. This seems like a higher end restaurant, so I expected more. I will not be back.

Thank joseph h
Seneca, SC
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104 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017

What a great addition to Seneca this restaurant is. Love the bar area with pub tables that look out on the lake and the mountains. Kevin the bartender is super. He knows a heck of a lot about craft brews and makes sure that the 12 rotating taps have plenty of delicious local IPA's among other offerings. On Tuesday night,... More 

Thank 227NancyS
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31 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017

This place was the bomb! Amazing views of Lake Keowee, great service, and food! We had the steak, shrimp, and salmon and all were very good!

Thank Penny D
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103 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2017

We've never been to the top restaurant. We've always come by boat to the waterfront location. On busy weekends, the restaurant usually has someone on the dock to help you park your boat, which is nice. We've always enjoyed the food, and the view of the lake is lovely, too. If the lake is busy, there may be a wait,... More 

Thank Neely L
Calgary, Canada
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

Situated on a hill above Lake Keowee, The Lighthouse is great for lunch or dinner. Entrees are above average, and service is very good. In good weather, opt to sit outside for a beautiful view of the lake. For those arriving by boat, get there off peak times as boat slips are limited. They also have an lakeside bar and... More 

Thank Jim Z

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$25
American, Bar, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Private Dining
Good for
Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, View, Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
16:30 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
16:30 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
16:30 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
16:30 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
16:30 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1290 Doug Hollow Rd, Seneca, SC 29672
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Seneca
  • Phone Number: +1 864-888-4446

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?