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45 Nolans Point Park Road, Lake Hopatcong, NJ 07849
+1 973-663-3190
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11:30 - 22:00
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Sun 09:00 - 21:00
Mon - Tue 11:30 - 21:00
Thu 11:30 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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Lake Hopatcong, New Jersey
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Windlass has become the premier lakefront restaurant on Lake Hopatcong. The staff, food and management are second to none

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Thank Jeff T
Alice S, Owner at The Windlass, responded to this review

Thank you very much, Jeff, for taking the time to share your thoughts. More 

Sparta, New Jersey
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

This is a great place, great food & people. It classy and has beautiful water views of the lake (can also pull your boat right up to their docks) and has a resort feel to it. My favorite entree is the " Carne with Garlic Shrimp (grilled Skirt Steak and sauteed Garlic Shrimp)

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Thank mosey40
Alice S, Owner at The Windlass, responded to this review

Thank you so much for visiting the Windlass. We are all so happy that you enjoyed the food and service we provide. Also thank you for taking the time to let everyone know your impressions. More 

Lake Hopatcong, New Jersey
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

Our 1st visit since its renovation - its was one one the nicest times, the ambiance & the service was wonderf. Great menu & very nice waiters & servers. A really beautiful Ne w Years Eve We will definitely be back

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Thank 63joan2015
Alice S, Owner at The Windlass, responded to this review

Thank you. We look forward to serving you again. More 

Stanhope
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46 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

Our first visit to the refurbished Windlass was a very pleasant experience. The entrance is warm & welcoming, and the hostess was friendly. It bears no resemblance to the old place, but it is very bright, clean, and comfortable. We were glad to see tablecloths & good sized tables. Ed from the Ridgewood was in the kitchen, so we were... More 

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Thank Diana T
Alice S, Owner at The Windlass, responded to this review

Diana - your review actually made me hungry!!! I am so glad that you came to try our new The Windlass. And yes, I am working very hard with management and staff to improve upon and create an experience which pretty mucbmatches up your experience. Which from our side would be classified as 'ideal'. That noise - a big and... More 

Jersey City, New Jersey
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016

Food at the Windlass has always been top notch! We usually go often in summer, as it's so nice to sit out on the deck and watch the lake, but we went recently on a dismal rainy evening and sat inside. The homemade pizza is excellent, and the atmosphere was nice and cozy inside, considering the day. The decor is... More 

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Thank dianekamikaze
Alice S, Owner at The Windlass, responded to this review

Thank you for not being a fair-weather-friend and eating with us in the off season - and in the rain too!!! Your revoew made us all smile. We hope to see you again - dark and stormy, snow or shine. More 

Mount Arlington, New Jersey
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Went and had lunch with a group. We ate outside and it was very nice. Inside was not to our liking. It looked like a huge New York cafeteria. Not a warm atmosphere. Too cold and modern for me. Food was good. The outside is lovely on the lake and their swing benches are awesome.

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Thank Magnolia777
Alice S, Owner at The Windlass, responded to this review

Well, at least we hit 50% of our space that you liked. Clearly we are not trying to be cold, or modern...but a lot of people have reacted to such - so we are continuing to work on in. Coming soon (no joke) carpeting on the walls. More 

High Bridge, New Jersey
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

We visited The Windlass for dinner after a cruise on Lake Hopatcong. We had a good time, and great food, but it was somewhat less fancy than I assumed from looking at the picture of the deck. The deck, as others have said in their reviews, was delightful, but cool for a mid October evening. (They do have heaters going,... More 

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Thank lynnieb338
Alice S, Owner at The Windlass, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We look forward to seeing you again. More 

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132 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

Beautiful update, great location,on the lake! Great bar, nicely appointed,good service, food needs work! Over priced for what it was, lacking flavor, sorry to say. Otherwise really nice! Salads were good but expensive. Me saying this is big because we live in Boston and travel a lot!

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Thank xray1313
Alice S, Owner at The Windlass, responded to this review

Thanks for the review. More 

Hunterdon Cty
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119 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

An unusual place, right on the lake. As other reviewers stated, the ownership changed over the summer of 2016. This is right next to the boat ride, so consider it if you go for that trip. There is an inside, outside covered, and outside. As my son said when walking inside, "oh, this is a diner". There is a noisy... More 

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Thank Michael B
Alice S, Owner at The Windlass, responded to this review

Thank you for trying us out. Our diner decor harkens back to the original windlass which was a diner. During the summer months we let the tables remain plain - the winter we have cloths. Yes we can be loud and bustly. Thank you for trying us. We look forward to serving you again. More 

Lake Hopatcong, New Jersey
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

This summer we visited the Winlass many times. When ever we had company we had to bring them to the Windlass. The food is delicious ! Great job Alice.

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Thank Ann M
Alice S, Owner at The Windlass, responded to this review

The thanks beling to YOU for being a loyal customer. Without customers we are just a box that not only remains stagnant but deines. We will keep working on earning your patronage. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$40
Cuisine
American, Sushi, Italian, Bar, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
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, Reservations, Takeout
Good for
Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly, View, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:30 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 21:00
Thursday
11:30 - 21:00
Friday
11:30 - 22:00
Saturday
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 45 Nolans Point Park Road, Lake Hopatcong, NJ 07849
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Lake Hopatcong
  • Phone Number: +1 973-663-3190
Description
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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