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“Always nice to sit Waterside in Mn”
Review of Lola's Lakehouse

Lola's Lakehouse
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Ranked #3 of 24 Restaurants in Waconia
Price range: US$30 - US$30
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Good for: Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Dining options: Lunch, After-hours, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Chaska, Minnesota
Level 6 Contributor
190 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
“Always nice to sit Waterside in Mn”
Reviewed 23 June 2014

While we love sitting outside and on a deck waterside. They need to get some umbrellas. They used to have sun shade sails. It was almost unbearable. Made it hard to enjoy the food. That said we had amazing flatbread pizza's and a very good walleyecakes.

  • Visited June 2014
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Red Wing, MN
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Pleased and will go back :)”
Reviewed 19 June 2014

Several of us made a trip to Lola's Lakehouse on June 13th - we have a friend who lives nearby and invited us up to spend some time at Lola's. Prior to going I read the reviews, they were not so good - overall the view was great but the food not so much. Lola's is tucked in and on the Lake, the restaurant is very nice bar to the left and restaurant to the right (within same building) - we had cocktails first at the bar on the patio - fabulous drinks and view. We moved to the restaurant side and out to the patio (right across from the bar on the lake) - our server, Clay was wonderful - there were 6 of us and we are not easy (I am sure a six pack of women anywhere are not) we had drinks, apps, and dinners. Our food was fabulous and our drinks good - the margaritas in the bar are much better than the restaurant (not sure why) - regardless we were all VERY pleased and will ALL go back again. I am so happy we didn't let some of the reviews didn't deter us. A great time was had by all. Oh, PS. we were also celebrating TWO bdays for the month of June - they both recieved free turtle sundaes. Delicious!!!

  • Visited June 2014
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Thank LMS1969
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Wichita, Kansas
Level 5 Contributor
45 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Nice view!”
Reviewed 14 June 2014

Went for supper. Everyone's meal was very good and staff were courteous. Sat inside and looked out on the beautiful lake. Fun times.

Visited June 2014
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Thank Sunnysideup987
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Level 4 Contributor
46 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Gluten Free Yuck”
Reviewed 10 June 2014 via mobile

I've always enjoyed Lola's but the last few times I've been there have been unpleasant. You cannot call a sandwich gf and just remove the bun! It will not kill you to have some gf bread on hand if you are going to boast gf options!!! Also thanks for charging extra for the gf pizza crust (not great) but not taking off any money when you remove the bun. Do better.

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Thank Jama03
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Rockford, Minnesota
Level 6 Contributor
137 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Very disappointing”
Reviewed 8 June 2014 via mobile

It was my husband's 65th birthday. We wanted something nice. I made reservations at Lola's and emphatically said it was his birthday. The minute we walked in we knew it may have been a mistake. The noise was as bad as a college football game and we were seated one table away from the bar area - extraordinarily noisy. When two people left we asked if we could be moved so the wine rack would block some noise. "Oh, we have to ask the hostess and Steve." Whoever Steve was. They never responded to us and seated others in the empty tables. Then we ordered the second round of drinks. Mine was wrong. As we waited for the second drink they opened up garage door-like door in the bar and cigarette smoke blew right at us. We again asked to be moved. Same answer except the waitress said they'd shut the door. But then bar patrons kept opening and shitting the door so we were bombarded with cigarette smoke over and over. I finally got up to seek out Steve. Told him we had to move or could not eat here. I said that this was the third time we were asking to be move. He said he would find us another table. It took about 10 minutes before a very grumpy hostess showed us to a new table. Understand there were quite a few open tables. Anyhow, the hostess slammed down new silverware and stomped off. Now, my husband said his scallops were "OK." My shrimp and lobster pie was no better than a Swanson's pot pie, but at least Swanson's comes with vegetables, fewer potatoes and a tastier sauce. The attitude and service was no better than any fast food place. We'd say worse, but it is quieter at a fast food restaurant. For a $100 meal, we expected better all the way around. By the way, my husband didn't even get a "happy birthday."

  • Visited June 2014
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