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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
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 21:30
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Usually love going to the Beach house but this time I was disappointed. I orderd Pan Seared Chilean Seabass and it was obvious that it had been dipped into the deep fryer instead of pan seared. Any novice can tell the difference in the look, taste and texture. Disappointed in the chef for this. Very Greasy! :( Yes it was... More 

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68 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were a party of seven that had a bad experience for their New Years Eve dinner at The Beach House Restaurant at Nelson Park. We arrived about 15 minutes prior to our reservation time and were seated quickly in their annex room. It took about 15 minutes for someone to take our drink order and another 15 minutes to... More 

Thank ITravel286
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76 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very disappointing NewYears Eve dinner. We've been here many times over the years and used to be our favorite. Came w my wife a few months ago; food was poor as was service. Tonight was the same. Food came out in 4 waves for our group of ten. People had finished their meals by the time I got mine. Pork... More 

1 Thank Deggto
Madison, Wisconsin
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135 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

Hard to find, but worth the search. I have been traveling to Decatur for the last three years and this is the first time I have been there. I had the fillet with a side of scallops. Both were perfectly done.....and scallop lovers can attest, scallops are best when they are perfectly done...these were. The wine list is a little... More 

1 Thank josh t
Decatur, Illinois
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77 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 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 

1 Thank Brenda W
Washington, Missouri
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194 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 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
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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 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 12 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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108 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
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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

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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, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining
Good for
Business meetings, View, Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups
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?