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The Lighthouse Restaurant & Event Center

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1290 Doug Hollow Rd, Seneca, SC 29672
+1 864-888-4446
11:00 - 21:30
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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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Seneca, SC
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97 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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28 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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100 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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
Chicago, Illinois
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99 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2017

The Lighthouse is a restaurant on Lake Keowee in Seneca, SC. The food and the service are very good. Chef Mark is always introducing new dishes and desserts. The also have a event center which is host to many events and wine tasting dinners and club events. The lunch and dinner menu is good and the have a full bar... More 

Thank alchemy00
Seneca, South Carolina
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125 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

Normally one of the last things I'd think about ordering in a sit down restaurant is fish tacos. But the Mahi-Mahi tacos of Chef Walters are one of the best combination of tastes I've ever enjoyed.

Thank Ingo46
Columbia, South Carolina
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30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

Never had green tomatoes served with pimento cheese and sweet balsamic drizzle but it is now my favorite! A real treat. Also enjoy the fried shrimp--something hard to find (believe it or not) in the Lake Keowee area. So cool to take our boat and dock in front of the restaurant!

Thank WeAreRusso
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

Stopped by today and tried the chicken ranchero salad. It was great and will stop again when in the area.

Thank M E
Wilmington, North Carolina
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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

Yet another good meal... although just a sandwich and a burger this time, it did not disappoint! The chicken salad was just perfect with the seasonal fruit. The burger and havarti mac n cheese was creamy smooth. Nice atmosphere and service.

Thank Lisa W
Seneca, South Carolina
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138 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

The service is good, the wait staff is outstanding and it has a wonderful view no matter where you sit. We look forward to returning soon.

Thank Cathy H

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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
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, View, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, 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?