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Beach House

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2301 E Lake Shore Dr, On Lake Decatur, Decatur, IL 62521
+1 217-422-7202
11:00 - 21:30
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Mon - Sat 11:00 - 21:30
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Decatur, Illinois
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77 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

My hubby and I had our friends in from California, but only for a couple of days. Evening meals needed to count! We chose the Beach House on a Monday evening. We were given GREAT service! We had asked ahead of time that our friends be personally "named and greeted" on their menu. We were disappointed that the names were... More 

Thank Brenda W
Washington, Missouri
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185 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

I ate here with a group business dinner. The food was very good. The servers were attentive. The view of the lake was nice.

1 Thank KiteGirl78
San Antonio
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

Got together with friends for dinner here. The server was very nice, the area is also very pretty. If it had been cooler sitting outside would have been great. The food was OK. Had the Sea Bass which was not as good as I usually expect. Was nicely seared but just didn't have the right flavor. Another had the appetizer... More 

Thank clifton234
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3 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

This place has really gone down hill. Met friends, ordered the Calamari it was tough and very little breading, they used to have the best around! Had a Ribeye it was so full of fat and grissle that I left half of it. Think we are done with the Beach House. This was not our first time being very disappointed.

Thank Bethe L
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29 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

We celebrated my mother in laws 90th bday here and she still talks about how wonderful it was! The food was fabulous, the drinks wonderful and they let us bring our own cake in and they served it to us! They even had her name and what we were celebrating on the top of the daily menu! Would highly recommend... More 

1 Thank Cgrace48
Powder Springs, Georgia
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105 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

The food is excellent, the views of the lake are perfect and the service is perfect!! Try the mac and cheese or the Steak and Frites!!

1 Thank Lee N
Rapid City
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274 reviews
163 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016

We visited here with a group, so had a limited menu; fish or steak. I had the filet, which was really excellent. Nice flavor; grilled perfectly...just great, especially given we were over 30 folks there! For dessert they served us a key lime pie slice, that was also excellent! We were seated in a private dining room, that was quiet... More 

1 Thank Dr-Ing-Dchen
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

My wife and I were traveling through Decatur. We had heard about the Beach House from a friend. When about 45 minutes away I suggested we call to see if reservations were needed. She commented, I can't imagine we need reservations on a Thursday night! She called and was told we could get the last table available at 6:15. We... More 

2 Thank charlesfh2015
Chicago, Illinois
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32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016

Unfortunately we may have hit this restaurant on an off night. (I hope because if its always this bad it may not be around long) Our night started with a less than professional greeting. We were then seated in the outdoor seating which has a good view etc. but it is quite uncomfortable. Then after a relatively short wait to... More 

Thank mmull1947
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27 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016

This restaurant has a prime location on Lake Decatur, probably the only restaurant that overlooks the lake. They have outdoor seating as well! That's the good, now for the disappointing meal we had. Don't order the calamari appetizer, typically calamari is ring shaped, these looked like string cheese. Don't order the salmon, overcooked and extremely dry. Don't order the mahi... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining
Good for
Business meetings, View, Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups, Bar Scene
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
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?