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16802 E Apache Trl, Canyon Lake, Apache Junction, AZ 85119-9808
+1 480-288-8290
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  • Excellent13%
  • Very good37%
  • Average28%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible11%
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Seafood, American, Bar, Cafe, Soups
$$ - $$$
16802 E Apache Trl, Canyon Lake, Apache Junction, AZ 85119-9808
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Reviewed April 12, 2018 via mobile

Had lunch before going on the Dolly. Not much to say. The view was great. Service, food, price pretty average. I would eat here again if at the lake.

Thank Shimmer1176
Reviewed February 7, 2018

Arrived today planning to meet friends for lunch. Even though their website stated they would be open, they were closed, with the following sign posted: “CLOSED TODAY DUE TO NO KITCHEN STAFF” Given the remoteness of this establishment and the tedious trip to get there,...More

Thank Gwm3
Reviewed February 4, 2018

After being seated at the nice outdoor tables, we were informed that two thirds of the printed menu were not available due to lack of staffing. Unfortunately it took several attempts and questions with conflicting reports from wait staff, to determine what was actually available....More

Thank Paulinejhd
Reviewed December 21, 2017

After our 1 1/2 scenic Steamboat Cruise on Canyon Lake after disembarking we walked a few steps and had a tasty lunch with incredible view, the service and food were very good. Highly recommend it.

Thank Carol C
Reviewed November 23, 2017

Great location - with outdoor seating to enjoy scenery & weather. Waitress was very friendly & it was a great experience overall.

Thank Arvella U
Reviewed October 27, 2017

The restaurant is being totally redone inside, so we ate on the porch overlooking the lake. They still serve on the porch, but expect to be open inside again totally by Thanksgiving . We were there just as they were closing, but they were kind...More

Thank Marty C
Reviewed October 20, 2017

we go there usually every Friday night for fish fry yes sometimes it takes a while to get a table because the Manager or host has to seat your party and I know it gets most people upset for waiting but the wait is worth...More

Thank Bonnie R
Reviewed October 18, 2017

staff was slow taking order, not many people dining yet it took us so long to get the food you would think the place was hoppin. The food was cold by the time we got it. Water tasted like crap and the cost was not...More

Thank kingyendor
Reviewed October 15, 2017

Watch the boats, feed the ducks & enjoy the relaxing atmosphere from the deck. Reasonable prices & good food.

Thank Gene M
Reviewed October 10, 2017

We ate here after our cruise on the Dolly 10/7/17) There were plenty of empty tables and not that many people eating and we (party of four) told that we couldn't be seated because the kitchen was overwhelmed. Decided to sit at the bar and...More

Thank captjrk
Ken J, Owner at LAKESIDE RESTAURANT & CANTINA, responded to this reviewResponded October 11, 2017

Hi Capt. Thank you for visiting Canyon Lake & for leaving a review of your visit with us. We appreciate both. I'm sorry if the service wasn't up to par. From 12pm thru 4pm we served over 300 guests. The patio was full during most...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$20
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, View, Kids
Open Hours
8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
10:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
10:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
10:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
10:30 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
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
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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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