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Lake Hope Lodge

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27331 State Route 278, McArthur, OH 45651-8220
+1 740-596-0601
Sun 22:00 - 14:00
Thu 11:00 - 20:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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4 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I read an article about this place and decided to visit it. It was about 60 miles from home so we were hoping it would be a good place to eat. We sat on the outdoor veranda to eat. I had a cup of the chili to begin the meal which was very good. I had the lunch sandwich meal... More 

Thank 729stevenm
Wheelersburg, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had dinner and the Sunday brunch, while we stayed at a nearby cabin. The food here is excellent!!! First we had the wood fire pizza, which was very good. The Sunday brunch may be Southeastern Ohio's best! Turkey, brisket, pulled pork highlight the buffet, with potato sides, mac and cheese, pizza and great desserts! We live around 90 minutes... More 

Thank 86MissyJ
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

My husband and I decided on a whim we would go to Lake Hope Lodge for dinner. What a great choice. As a special they were having Prime Rib, so my husband and I smiled at each other as we knew what we were having. My prime rib was perfect only wish they had raw horseradish instead of creamy however... More 

Thank Nancy S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2017 via mobile

Never can decide to go for brunch or dinner. Sometimes dinner then brunch Sunday. Ribs or briskets. I usually get ribs and take home brisket. I smoke alot but Chef Eric has it mastered. My wife is a steak lover and she says it is great. Get a side of the au gratin potatoes. Dessert, the s'mores is to die... More 

Thank danberg
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

First- the food was excellent. All four of us ordered something different and each meal was perfectly prepared. The chef made a round through the dining room and stopped at each table to inquire as to the food. You may expect that from a high end restaurant, so we were pleasantly surprised by this service. Now, the setting- the lodge... More 

Thank Travelwithourkids
Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

This is our second trip to Lake Hope lodge for dinner. What a surprise to have a 5 star restaurant in the middle of the woods at a state park no less. Our family had the pulled pork dinner, Ribeye steak dinner and a medium pizza. Our waitress "Kendra" was exceptional fast and polite. Making sure our order was correct... More 

Thank Jeremy E
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017

I can't say enough about this place. In a part of Ohio with signs of civilization few and far between, the Lake Hope Lodge serves up quality which would thrive anywhere! The BBQ is as good as any. They make great wood-fire pizzas. They have a nice beer and wine selection. The lodge itself is magnificent with a lone poplar... More 

Thank Thom W
Wapakoneta, Ohio, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

Was told by a local that we shouldn't miss the Sunday brunch. It has the typical breakfast foods the sausage gravy is homemade and delicious but the real draw is the smoked brisket pulled pork and smoked turkey. The Wood Fired Pizza is so yummy but make sure you save room for the Triple Berry cobbler or you'll be mad.... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

four different meals, brisket salad, smoked turkey, Reuben, turkey Reuben. all delicious. the smoked meats, brisket and turkey, were nicely smoked, tender and moist. our waitress was very nice. she walked over to ask us something, heard that one of our party was talking and walked on by, coming back a few minutes later. it was not about her, she... More 

Thank O_H_I_O_traveler494
Bonifay, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

Known for their smoked Turkey and hickory smoked pork and beef! Yum and moist, great smoked flavor! All great sides. The views of deep valley toward the lake are spectacular! An open atmosphere, warmth and coziness at the same time! A great place for a large group with reservations of separate dining space. Great service and good prices!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Barbecue
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
22:00 - 14:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 27331 State Route 278, McArthur, OH 45651-8220
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  McArthur
  • Phone Number: +1 740-596-0601
Casual Dining at it's finest. Relax while you take in the beautiful views of Lake Hope as you sip on a glass of wine or enjoy a craft brew. Everything is made from scratch utilizing as many locally sourced products as we can get our hands on. Enjoy the full flavor of our all-hickory smoked real pit BBQ, wood fried pizza, hand cut steaks and burgers made of only the freshest beef ground in-house daily! Come out for our famous Sunday Brunch. Every Sunday from 10 am - 2 pm you can enjoy a little bit of all that good here at Lake Hope. Everything from scrambled eggs, buttermilk biscuits and Lodge sausage gravy to three cheese au gratin potatoes, smoked brisket, pulled pork and so much more! You don't know what your missing until you try it.

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