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The Channel Marker

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$$ - $$$
American, Bar
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5793 E Pickwick Rd, Syracuse, IN 46567-9713
+1 574-457-5900
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11:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:30
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Wakarusa, Indiana
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a great place to pull up in your boat, or by your Harley, grab a drink and relax outside. You don't have to know a sole and yet by the time you leave you feel like family. The food is great the atmosphere is excellent and the channel is hopping with all kinds of things going on from... More 

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Thank micheleloveshorses
West Lafayette, Indiana
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

We liked the atmosphere of the restaurant. It was clean, reasonably quiet, and the view of the channel was relaxing and enjoyable. Most importantly, the food was great. I had the broiled white fish and highly recommend it.

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Thank Tim L
Indiana
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32 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

Got there at 5:30, had to knock on kitchen door to get seated. Friendly staff, good food, good prices, off season things very relaxed.

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Thank stoopswatson
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

We were able to walk to this restaurant on a beautiful day. Come here to enjoy good food & the nice view!

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Thank Celeste R
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

We opted for a late lunch at The Channel Marker while in the area. The restaurant is decorated in nautical decor...appropriate for its location. We were seated promptly and our waitress was attentive. I ordered the crab cake sliders....yum! My husband enjoyed his breaded lake perch basket as well. Definitely a good choice on our part!

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Thank Gail S
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

We found this place while staying @ the Oakwood Resort. Recommend the Crab Cakes and the Key Lime Pie is the best ever! Great service :-)

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Thank Lu W
Anderson, South Carolina
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

We have been to the Channel Marker a few times. Loved the clam chowder, sandwiches are good, but meals and salads could be better, especially for the prices they charge ($23 for ribeye or strip). Really a good local favorite that could be an outstanding place if they emphasized more fresh foods and not bagged or preserved lettuces, sides, Etc...... More 

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Thank MCsquared2014
Westmont, Illinois
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30 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

Great place for food, great drinks of all types, great service ( personable) on the channel so nice water views.

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Thank cubswin1
Summit, New Jersey
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170 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

Took the whole family to this delightful spot right on the, you guessed it, channel out of Wawasee. Particularly nice when you can comfortably eat outdoors. Service was great this time; by an enthusiastic college student. Food is above average for the most part. The perch got the highest rating. The kids liked their burgers, especially the fries. Good selection... More 

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Syracuse, Indiana
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016

Reminds me so much of some of the venues in FL. Nice setting. Service was average and food was a little above average. Menue was of the ordinary fare...nothing spectacular, but tasty.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Bar
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:30
Saturday
11:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5793 E Pickwick Rd, Syracuse, IN 46567-9713
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Syracuse
  • Phone Number: +1 574-457-5900
Description
The Channel Marker is located on the boat channel between Lake Wawasee and Syracuse Lake in Syracuse, IN.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?