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LAKESIDE RESTAURANT & CANTINA

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American, Bar
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16802 E Apache Trl, Canyon Lake, Apache Junction, AZ 85119-9808
+1 480-288-8290
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10:30 - 20:00
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Sun 10:30 - 18:00
Mon - Thu 10:30 - 17:00
Fri - Sat 10:30 - 20:00
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Greeley, Colorado
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Have. Even there before and same issue. Sign says wait to be seated. 2 waitresses by the sign talking about what happened on an order from the other day. I said hi and let them know there were 5 of us. They looked at me and went into the kitchen and keep talking. Many seats available and cleaned but no... More 

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Thank PR T
Ken J, Owner at LAKESIDE RESTAURANT & CANTINA, responded to this review

Hi there. I'm sorry to hear of this, as it doesn't sound like our staff. Would you mind sharing what day you were in and at what time of day? I would greatly appreciate it. I don't know if something is wrong unless I have details of the visit so that I can review video, talk to staff and if... More 

Mesa, Arizona
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3 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Someone was trying to cut in line in front of me and I appreciated that when the lady came back to seat the next group, she asked who was next instead of taking the next person standing in the front. I quickly said me! We got the outside seating for 12 people. Our waitress was super nice. The food was... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 16 April 2017

We decided to eat here after our cruise of Canyon Lake. While the food is pretty good, the service was terrible. We had to go inside more than once to find someone - once for refills on our drinks, again to ask if we could get a menu to order dessert, then one additional time to actually place the order... More 

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Thank barjah
Ken J, Owner at LAKESIDE RESTAURANT & CANTINA, responded to this review

Thank You for visiting us and for taking a moment to leave a review. We appreciate both. I'm sorry that you did not receive the type of service that you expected or that I expect from our TEAM. This is not our "norm". It is a real challenge sometimes, to staff our restaurant with quality employees, that don't drink on... More 

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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

We love the lake and will continue to visit but we will probably never go into the Marina Restaurant again. I'm honestly not sure what the heck was going on in there. Their reason for the chaos was that they were short waitresses but we counted at least 5 walking around. They were shoving people in this section to wait... More 

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Thank Miranda G
Ken J, Owner at LAKESIDE RESTAURANT & CANTINA, responded to this review

Hi Miranda. Thank you for visiting us and for taking a moment to write a review. I am so sorry that you had an unacceptable experience at our restaurant. That is not why we are in business for. You didn't mention what day you were came in, but I am going to go "out on a limb" and say that... More 

san diego
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164 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 236 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 April 2017

We happened to be there on a Friday which was an all you can eat fish fry. The fish was moist and flaky and was served with a side of coleslaw, fries and bread. Finished off with a slice of cherry pie. The food and service were very good.

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Thank funsandiego
Ken J, Manager at LAKESIDE RESTAURANT & CANTINA, responded to this review

Thank You for joining us and for taking a moment to leave a kind review of your visit with us. We appreciate both!!! By your screen name, maybe you live in San Diego. If so, we hope that when you visit the Phoenix area again, that you will join us again for our Friday Fish Fry! If you live in... More 

new jersey
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88 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 April 2017

Ate lunch here before our Dolly River Cruise. Service and food ok. Very convenient stop enroute to boarding Dolly!

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Thank whitedogsmom
Ken J, Owner at LAKESIDE RESTAURANT & CANTINA, responded to this review

Thank you for joining us and for taking a moment to leave your review of your visit. We appreciate both. We hope that you will stop in again sometime, whether it's to take the ride on the Dolly Tour Boat (I know that they appreciate your business) or if you just drop by to enjoy our food and view, on... More 

Gilbert Az
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50 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 March 2017

My husband and I both ordered Seafood Combo for $11.99 each. Combo of fried Alaskan white pollock, fried clams & shrimp, coleslaw and fries. When it came to our table it was COLD and horribly soggy. WOW! Long drive for this disappointment. The scenery is fantastic though.

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Thank bernardje
Just_A_Proud_Veteran, Owner at LAKESIDE RESTAURANT & CANTINA, responded to this review

Thanks for visiting us and for taking a moment to leave a review. I'm disappointed to hear that about our seafood combo, for that is NOT normal. Did you notify your server or our manager on duty? We can not fix something if we're not aware of an issue. If you would email me at ken.canyonlakerestaurant@gmail.com. with details of your... More 

Phoenix, Arizona
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105 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2017

I've eaten here a few times and the food is always good it seems and I like our servers but the wait time for our food is so long! Sunday we wanted to have some breakfast before heading out on a friend's boat. We waited to be seated in a "not busy" restaurant outside. We got our order in rather... More 

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Thank tibber55
Ken J, Owner at LAKESIDE RESTAURANT & CANTINA, responded to this review

Thank You for joining us and for taking a moment to leave a review. We appreciate both! I apologize for your breakfast taking a bit longer than usual. I don't understand why it would have. Our breakfast cook usually does a good job. But I will add, since I am writing this on April 15th, as of last Sunday about... More 

Mesa, Arizona
1 review
Reviewed 21 March 2017

We tried to have lunch here twice in past 10 days but couldn't get seated. Both times was same experience. Waited in line for at least 20 minutes, never was acknowledged by any staff. The patio did have people but those of us waiting would have taken any of the many empty tables inside. We have eaten here in past... More 

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Thank eieio61356
Just_A_Proud_Veteran, Owner at LAKESIDE RESTAURANT & CANTINA, responded to this review

Thank You for stopping in, we appreciate it. I am truly sorry that we couldn't seat you quick enough. Since the middle of February, we have had a jammed packed patio from open to close (10:30 am to 5pm), Monday -Thursday, open til about 5pm, on Friday thru Sunday. You are correct that the inside seating may have empty tables,... More 

Bemidji, Minnesota
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109 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017

Well the view is good and the drive to Canyon Lake is a must. The few staff present were nice, but way too harried and grossly understaffed. The food is very blah and you have to wait forever to get the stuff. Toilets are filthy, the drinking water is terrible and they use it to destroy the soda and ice... More 

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Thank 400Jay
Ken J, Owner at LAKESIDE RESTAURANT & CANTINA, responded to this review

Jay, we appreciate you joining us and for taking a moment to leave a review. We appreciate both. I am not going to make any excuses but I would like to state a few facts reviewers don't always know or take into account. March is our single busiest month of the year with Spring Training, Snowbirds, hikers, horseback riders, boaters,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$5 - US$20
Cuisine
American, Bar
Meals
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Wine and Beer, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, View
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 - 18:00
Monday
10:30 - 17:00
Tuesday
10:30 - 17:00
Wednesday
10:30 - 17:00
Thursday
10:30 - 17:00
Friday
10:30 - 20:00
Saturday
10:30 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 16802 E Apache Trl, Canyon Lake, Apache Junction, AZ 85119-9808
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Central Arizona  >  Apache Junction
  • Phone Number: +1 480-288-8290
Description
Are you looking for a place to take visiting friends or family? How about a place to go on a leisurely drive or a motorcycle ride? A place that's just a little different than most. A place with wonderful desert scenery and beautiful lake views. A place you can sit and enjoy a meal while taking in all the wonderful Arizona scenery.

"Casual Dining with an Elegant View"
That's what is offered, so don't wear a suit and tie. Put on your shorts, sandals and favorite Hawaiian shirt and stop in for one of our great Margaritas or Pina Coladas. Sit on the patio and feed the many fish and waterfowl that beg for food. If you like it cooler, get a table inside the dining room or just sit at the bar and relax. All tables offer a beautiful view of Canyon Lake. If you love fish, come on Fridays and order the Best All-You-Can-Eat Fish Fry around.

Lakeside Restaurant & Cantina at Canyon Lake Arizona is the ultimate destination for everyone. Serving lunch 7 days a week, (breakfast on Saturday and Sundays is Temporarily Suspended as of 4/12/2017), and dinner on Friday, Saturday and Sunday; Lakeside Restaurant has it all. From great Daily Specials to fantastic burgers, salads, sandwiches, and dinners featuring steaks and seafood, there is an entree that will please your palette.

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