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LAKESIDE RESTAURANT & CANTINA

16802 E Apache Trl, Canyon Lake, Apache Junction, AZ 85119-9808
+1 480-288-8290
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Overview
  • Excellent11%
  • Very good39%
  • Average29%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible11%
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American, Bar
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16802 E Apache Trl, Canyon Lake, Apache Junction, AZ 85119-9808
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have been going there for at least 15 years! What a change there has been. The service and food quality is on a steady decline. The ice cream machine has been down for years. How hard can it be to purchase on a new...More

Thank sasi5701
Reviewed 3 May 2017 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...More

Thank PR T
Ken J, Owner at LAKESIDE RESTAURANT & CANTINA, responded to this reviewResponded 5 May 2017

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...More

Reviewed 24 April 2017

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...More

Thank HikingSunshine
Reviewed 17 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...More

Thank barjah
Ken J, Owner at LAKESIDE RESTAURANT & CANTINA, responded to this reviewResponded 20 April 2017

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...More

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...More

Thank Miranda G
Ken J, Owner at LAKESIDE RESTAURANT & CANTINA, responded to this reviewResponded 16 April 2017

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...More

Reviewed 8 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...More

Thank funsandiego
Ken J, Manager at LAKESIDE RESTAURANT & CANTINA, responded to this reviewResponded 16 April 2017

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,...More

Reviewed 5 April 2017

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

Thank whitedogsmom
Ken J, Owner at LAKESIDE RESTAURANT & CANTINA, responded to this reviewResponded 16 April 2017

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...More

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...More

Thank bernardje
Just_A_Proud_Veteran, Owner at LAKESIDE RESTAURANT & CANTINA, responded to this reviewResponded 31 March 2017

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...More

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...More

Thank tibber55
Ken J, Owner at LAKESIDE RESTAURANT & CANTINA, responded to this reviewResponded 16 April 2017

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...More

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...More

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Just_A_Proud_Veteran, Owner at LAKESIDE RESTAURANT & CANTINA, responded to this reviewResponded 31 March 2017

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,...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
View, Child-friendly
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
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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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