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Lake Hope Lodge

27331 State Route 278, McArthur, OH 45651-8220
+1 740-596-0601
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good24%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (18 reviews)
“berry cobbler” (13 reviews)
“smoked turkey” (10 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM Hours
American, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
27331 State Route 278, McArthur, OH 45651-8220
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1 - 10 of 112 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We ate there several times while camping at state park. Food is excellent! Service was great. We tried the berry cobbler and it was so very good. We will go back!

Thank Kristi2296
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I ventured here on a Tuesday, early evening. After reading many reviews and checking out the menu online, we were excited to try this place we had just heard of. We were not let down. Let me tell you. We arrived at...More

Thank Brenda G
Reviewed 9 April 2018

Lake Hope Lodge was a very pleasant surprise to us. Everything about it will make us go back again. The restaurant offers a full menu of steaks, burgers, ribs, salads, pizza, appetizers, and a wide selection of beer and wines. My standard burger and fries...More

Thank Jennyk325
Reviewed 25 March 2018

After a six mile hike in the surrounding Ohio Trail and a visit to the Hope Furnace to see the iron making of 150 years ago, we came to this recent vintage state lodge for Saturday lunch. It is a splendid lodge with numerous surrounding...More

Thank LongTimeResident43
Reviewed 9 March 2018 via mobile

When I husband and I spent some time in Hocking Hills in March 2018, we chose to drive to the lake hope dining lodge for dinner on the second night. My husband ordered. My husband ordered a Reuben; we discovered that they smoke their own...More

Thank Marti P
Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

All the food here is amazing! Trust me, you want to get the brisket! Also try the fire brick pizza! You won’t be disappointed in either one!

Thank 506denisee
Reviewed 25 February 2018 via mobile

My wife and I visited the Lake Hope Lodge for the first time on a rainy Thursday for a late lunch. We weren’t surprised to find the restaurant half lit and virtually empty, given the flooded roads on the way to the park. However, a...More

Thank apassen
Reviewed 15 January 2018 via mobile

Thia was our 2nd year in a row for this weekend trip. The buffet is a must do...eggs brisket hash bacon sausage bisquits gravey veggies augratin taters mac and cheese smoke brisket smoked turkey smoked pulled pork. Berry cobbler...definitely worth the money. Reason it gets...More

Thank Amy C
Reviewed 17 December 2017

What a lovely location overlooking the lake, and a real large lodge like feeling to the restaurant. Good, attentive service throughout. Had the 3 meat platter of brisket, pulled pork and smoked turkey. What can I say. Delicious every mouthful, including excellent fries and sides....More

Thank cff2013
Reviewed 25 November 2017

We were favorably impressed by the lodge restaurant. The view was outstanding. The service was friendly and attentive while the food was really good. I recommend the Rueben. Might be the best I've ever had.

Thank Sam V
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7 July 2015|
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Response from GraceAnnLakeHope | Property representative |
Yes! Well behaved dogs are always welcome on the patio! We look forward to seeing you!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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
  • E-mail
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's 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 you're missing until you try it.
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