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The Windlass

45 Nolans Point Park Rd, Lake Hopatcong, NJ 07849-1902
+1 973-663-3190
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  • Excellent32%
  • Very good38%
  • Average19%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible5%
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“pizza” (21 reviews)
“salad” (19 reviews)
“pretzels” (3 reviews)
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American, Sushi, Italian, Bar, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
45 Nolans Point Park Rd, Lake Hopatcong, NJ 07849-1902
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Reviewed yesterday

Drove in on boat and parked out front. Lots of spaces even on a busy Father's Day. Wait was going to be about an hour and fifteen, but they said the high tops at the bar were first come first serve inside. Two were open...More

Thank Yukon2017
Reviewed 6 days ago

This is a great waterfront restaurant. Renovated recently. And clean well-lit bathrooms !. Great menu choices, and specials are interesting and tasty. The patio outdoors is large with a fixed cover over part for shade if wanted. Boat parking docks. Inside seating has good window...More

Thank Netmouse R
Reviewed 1 week ago

It was a beautiful day so my wife and I traveled to Lake Hopatcong in search of an outdoor setting for lunch. We found the Windlass restaurant located directly on the lake. They have a huge outdoor deck and boat slips for you to dock...More

Thank arubaphil
Alice S, Owner at The Windlass, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you so much for visiting the lake and the The Windlass. Wehope your next day trip will be soo.

Reviewed 1 week ago

Other than the lake side location, this restaurant has nothing special to offer. The menu is a mish mash of this and that. We opted for the burgers which were flavorless but the brioche buns were nice. The sides of potato salad and coleslaw were...More

Thank LetsGarden
Alice S, Owner at The Windlass, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for your feedback despite your dostaste for our establishment. As an assurance to those whomread your review - we do not have store-bought products on our menu.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Windlass has been renovated and updated from the old , dingy facility it had been for years. A group of 10 arrived for our reservation time and seated promptly. Everything we ordered was great- entrees were- Swordfish, Prime rib, hangar steak, Chicken Francis’s and...More

Thank Bharmon2013
Alice S, Owner at The Windlass, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you so much for the review and for visiting the new The Windlass. See you soon!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a beautiful restaurant with a lovely deck right in the lake. We had a great lunch outside and the views and service were excellent. They had a lobster BLT special that was fantastic and the rest of the menu was creative and tasty.

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

Thank you for visiting the Windlass and the kind review. Our lobster BLT is a hit!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped by the Windlass restaurant on 5/20/2018. There were four in our party, we were there for breakfast buffet on a Sunday morning. We walked in at 9:15, there was nothing ready. We had to wait for them to cook breakfast and make coffee....More

2  Thank Tom B
Alice S, Owner at The Windlass, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

We are sorry you had such a dissappointing time

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We went to the Windlass for lunch the place was really nice sat out by the water a nice sunny day. The food was very good but it took over 45 minutes to get our food people who were seated after us were served first...More

1  Thank SteveST1300
Alice S, Owner at The Windlass, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you Steve for your input. We are so sorry that service was that long. While we won’t be able to respond specifically to you what happened the day you dined at the The Windlass - we will look into the situation surrounding your service...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Wow, what else can I say about this restaurant. Went for Mother's Day dinner and we were blown away by the staff, service and food. Everything was perfect. Arrived at 4pm and our table was just turning over so we had some great drinks at...More

Thank richmilito
Alice S, Owner at The Windlass, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your enthusiast review of your Mother’s Day with us. We are glad to hear that you can see yourself as regulars! Thank you for mentioning your server’s name - we will be sure that Becky gets to see her mention!...More

Reviewed 9 May 2018 via mobile

Thank you to Google for suggesting this restaurant to me when I did a search on the map for somewhere to eat. I had not been to the location before and was concerned because the roads leading up to this picturesque location were narrow, hilly,...More

Thank jcp250
Alice S, Owner at The Windlass, responded to this reviewResponded 9 May 2018

I must say that this review is one of my most favorites - welcome to The Windlass. We are so glad that you took the chance to visit us and may come back to our location!

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Carrie H
22 July 2017|
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Response from Alice S | Property representative |
Hello: We do not have REGULAR musical appearances - however we often do have musical guests. I would suggest that you either Like us on Facebook or check our website - both of which are updated with special events. Or... More
Dianne L
7 May 2017|
Response from Alice S | Property representative |
Hi: Sunday Mornings from 9 am - 11:30 am May 1 - Oct 31st Thanks
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$40
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
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, Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, View, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
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
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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