In May my husband and I stayed at the lodge so we ate at the restaurant there within the lodge. They automatically seat you at the window if a table is available. the view is gorgeous. The waitresses we had were very friendly and made us feel very welcomed. The food was good, not excellent (the reason for the 4 star). We never had to wait long to be seated even when half the restaurant was full. You can order off the menu or the buffet. They were several choices on the buffet for each meal (we ate their for each meal: late lunch, dinner, breakfast). Salad bar was nice with fresh fruit. Once in the state park there are really only two places to eat, here and the restaurant at State Dock Marina. When staying in the lodge, it's nice to have a good place to go eat.