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The Windlass

45 Nolans Point Park Rd, Lake Hopatcong, NJ 07849-1902
+1 973-663-3190
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Overview
  • Excellent30%
  • Very good35%
  • Average20%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible7%
Travellers talk about
“sushi” (10 reviews)
“burger” (15 reviews)
“pasta” (9 reviews)
Open Now
All hours
CUISINES
American, Sushi, Italian, Bar, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
45 Nolans Point Park Rd, Lake Hopatcong, NJ 07849-1902
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1 - 10 of 159 reviews

Reviewed yesterday

Enjoyed the Windlass for lunch on a Sunday. It was very crowded but we were seated after a short wait. The bar in the shape of a boat was really nice and the section with a wood fired pizza oven was nice. Outside, the covered...More

Thank Patty J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

June, 2017, Sat. 2pm A 45 min wait for outside table, not under the gliders nor wooden cabana. But the sun did hide every once in awhile. Great pizza, thin crust-ish, standard beer and wine choices at good prices ! They have specials at times,...More

Thank Michael B
Alice S, Owner at The Windlass, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you Michael for your review. We look forward to serving you again.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Enjoyed dining at the Windlass tonight, they had done a renovation and the place was spotless. Dined with 5 others, 6 total, had a bit of await for outside dining 35 minutes but that was our choice. Our dining needs were met nicely. Food arrived...More

Thank Mike F
Alice S, Owner at The Windlass, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time for this review. We look forward to seeing you again!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

To say this place was a disappointment would be putting it mildly. My wife got a salad that was suppose to be fresh mozzarella, roasted peppers and assorted greens. what came out was a sliced tomato with a shred of roasted peppers and some old...More

Thank Robert M
Alice S, Owner at The Windlass, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Sorry to learn of your disappointing experience.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Like gliding while sipping your drink on a beautiful summer day? Try this restaurant for a break from boating or just to enjoy their Fort Lauderdale gliders. There are several gliders, fitting about 6 people. Eat, drink, and be merry!

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Alice S, Owner at The Windlass, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your review. Those gliders are a great way to enjoy Lake Hopatcong.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had another very good experience at the Windlass. Family and Friends made up a table of 12 where we indulged into the entire menu. Food was good and Service was solid. There was a difference of 45 minutes if you wanted to dine outside. We...More

Thank Lou F
Alice S, Owner at The Windlass, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for visiting us again.

Reviewed 19 May 2017

The waitresses were wonderful and did a fantastic job with serving our party. The food was good and so were the drinks. What I did not like was the manager of the restaurant. She was not accommodating for a larger party of people even after...More

Thank JKozak
Alice S, Owner at The Windlass, responded to this reviewResponded 21 May 2017

Sorry to hear of your bad experience.

Reviewed 16 May 2017

After much remodeling, the Windlass is a wonderful place to eat, offering lake views and sunsets. Perfect for cocktails and appies.

Thank pattie s
Alice S, Owner at The Windlass, responded to this reviewResponded 21 May 2017

Thank you!

Reviewed 2 May 2017

Went with a large group and all were pleased with the Windlass experience. Service and staff were great. Meals were excellent. Atmosphere and location superb.

Thank Steve H
Alice S, Owner at The Windlass, responded to this reviewResponded 3 May 2017

Thank you very much! We hope to see you again.

Reviewed 13 April 2017

We had our wedding at the Windlass this month. Every day someone who attended tells me it was the best wedding they have ever been too. From the setting, the food, to the layout, to the bartenders and all of the staff, it was everything...More

4  Thank jenjohnson805
Alice S, Owner at The Windlass, responded to this reviewResponded 4 May 2017

We are so incredibly happy to have been trusted with your wedding celebration. Even more happy to have met you and your guests expectations! We are delighted to know that we have pleased you not only on the party date but days later. Thank you...More

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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Dianne L
What time is your brunch on Sunday? what is the cost?
6 May 2017|
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Response from Alice S | Property representative |
Hi: Sunday Mornings from 9 am - 11:30 am May 1 - Oct 31st Thanks
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JOYNJ04
Hi, do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?
17 October 2016|
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Response from Alice S | Property representative |
I know that many people who come by boat have their dogs remain on board. We have had service dogs in our dining area - but i am pretty confident that we are not allowed to have dogs or pets at any seatongnarea inside or... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$15 - US$40
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, 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, Takeout
Good for
View, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:30 - 10:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 10:00
Thursday
11:30 - 10:00
Friday
11:30 - 23:00
Saturday
11:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 45 Nolans Point Park Rd, Lake Hopatcong, NJ 07849-1902
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Lake Hopatcong
  • Phone Number: +1 973-663-3190
  • E-mail
Description
The Windlass is a new and true lake experience. Brand new facility sporting a state of the art kitchen, unique antique boat bar, sunny dining room and ample outdoor dining. Our friendly waitstaff professionally delivers some of the finest prepared meals made to order with the best ingredients. Our bar and wine list offer today's trends in mixology as well as classic favorites. Children's menu and vegetarian meals are on the menu featuring American Classics and Traditional Italian as well as a raw bar/sushi. Wood burning pizza oven. The Windlass offers guests spectacular views of Lake Hopatcong. We currently serve Lunch and Dinner. Breakfast is served Sundays from 9 am to 11:30 pm. Private parties and off site catering are also available.
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