After you’ve spent a whole day on the lake, enjoying hours of fun in the sun and water without a care in the world, you need only one thing to make your day better: a food break!
Check out some of the enchanting eats you can discover along the coasts of Chain O’ Lakes and Lake Michigan. There are plenty of dock-and-dine restaurants in Lake County for you and the family to enjoy during a day out on the water.
Dock & Dine Restaurants in Lake County
Lindy’s Landing, Wauconda
This place is likely older than you and your kids, being a staple on Bangs Lang for over 50 years. This family-owned sports bar is fully equipped with two outdoor decks and a beach area. The cuisine is renowned, featuring a full American menu including salads, burgers, sandwiches, and entrees. Enjoy your dinner on a Saturday, and you’ll be rewarded with live entertainment in the evening.
El Puerto Mexican Restaurant, Fox Lake
What a scenic view this eatery features! El Puerto Mexican Restaurant in Fox Lake is known for having one of the best Margaritas in Lake County. The restaurant sits on Nippersink Lake and connects to the Chain O’ Lakes. The menu includes enchiladas, chimichangas, sizzling fajitas, tacos, steak, seafood burritos, and so much more.
Port of Blarney Antioch
Like Lindy’s Landing, Port of Blarney has had a long history of being a favorite. The island hosts an array of live entertainment with shuttle rides going to and from the island multiple times per day. The menu is complete with appetizers, mouth-watering sandwiches, and refreshing salads. And the view isn’t too shabby either; this restaurant overlooks the Fox River and Grass Lake.
Broken Oar, Port Barrington
The Broken Oar is situated on 7 riverfront acres of the lower Fox River. For over 30 years guests have enjoyed the scenic views while dining on elevated favorites.
Famous Freddie’s Roadhouse, Fox Lake
On Pistakee Lake on Illinois’ Chain o’ Lakes, Famous Freddie’s Roadhouse is a giant, two-story venue, with tons of outdoor and lakeside seating. Offering a delicious array of “just off the grill” specialties, Freddie’s is the perfect place for an alfresco get together for drinks, lunch, snacks, or light dinner!
The Tropics, Winthrop Harbor
Located on North Point Marina – the largest marina on the Great Lakes. When you visit the restaurant you’ll be able to sit back, relax, and enjoy great food while overlooking the Marina and Lake Michigan.
Sunset Pavilion at Breezewald Park, Lake Zurich
Located on Lake Zurich the serve Craft Beers, Ciders, Wine, Small Bites, Gelato and beautiful sunsets!
Where is your favorite place to dock & dine? Tell us in the comments!