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Beach House

2301 E Lake Shore Dr, On Lake Decatur, Decatur, IL 62521
+1 217-422-7202
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good23%
  • Average11%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“calamari” (15 reviews)
“steak” (16 reviews)
All hours
American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
2301 E Lake Shore Dr, On Lake Decatur, Decatur, IL 62521
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1 - 10 of 127 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago

Nice variety and good quality food. Friendly staff fairly fast service even during busy hours. would definitely recommend.

Thank Nick V
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We stopped for lunch on Father's Day only to find the restaurant was randomly closed. No sign, no explanation, and based on their published hours, they should've been open. Several other families were in the same position.

Thank Gina G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wonderful dinner on the outside deck overlooking the lake tonight. Food was excellent, service also excellent, and a most pleasant view.

Thank Deggto
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We live in Texas but are from Decatur. We came home for a funeral and was visiting with family. My cousin and his wife love this place and took us to dinner here one evening. The food was delicious! We had the Mac n Cheese,...More

Thank Jill W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Beach House has very good food and fantastic service - ask for Jenny - she's the best. We always feel so welcome at the Beach House. Even though we aren't what would be considered frequent diners at the Beach House (due to the drive...More

Thank ttttia
Reviewed 5 May 2017 via mobile

The Bourbon Salmon and Rib-eye was made to perfection! Our service was terrific. First time visit. Spinach artichoke dip Was delicious. Oysters Rockefeller were fantastic! This is a must visit restaurant!

Thank Drblohm
Reviewed 2 May 2017 via mobile

This place has always been good but they must have a new chief. Entertained customers there and steaks were over done, gumbo was made with more of a broth not a roux, calamari not the same as last time. I hope they get their act...More

Thank DougCarlton
Reviewed 27 March 2017 via mobile

We picked the Beach House for out of town relatives as you can't beat the view. The food was also wonderful!! The salmon was declared the best ever eaten. This from a Wisconsin citizen whose husband takes fishing trips to Canada! He had Shrimp Risotto....More

Thank Deb T
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

The food was very good. This is not the place to go for a business lunch. If you are on a time constraint, you migjt want to choose another restaurant. There were 8 of us. We made a reservation a few days in advance. It...More

Thank Denise S
Reviewed 23 February 2017 via mobile

I have never been to Decatur Illinois in the past. This restaurant was recommended to me as a wonderful meal. It more than met my expectations. Our server Bridget was delightful and very competent. The menu was varied with a seafood influence. The gumbo was...More

Thank loureiter
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Does this restaurant have a private room for parties? and if so how many does it hold? are there banquet menus?
19 October 2016|
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Response from ps0wens | Reviewed this property |
There is a private room that will hold about 80 people, I am not sure about a banquet menu, thanks
Gregory S
Can i dress formal for this place? would i be out of place in a suit jacket and tie with my lady wearing a dress?
27 January 2015|
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Response from gramm2007 | Reviewed this property |
This great restaurant host many weddings... to people that have been out from a day at the lake. Sometimes its nice to dress up and go out. By all means feel free to dress as you want and be sure to enjoy the great food and... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Romantic, View, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2301 E Lake Shore Dr, On Lake Decatur, Decatur, IL 62521
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Decatur
  • Phone Number: +1 217-422-7202
  • E-mail
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