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45 Nolans Point Park Road, Lake Hopatcong, NJ 07849
+1 973-663-3190
11:30 - 22:00
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Sun 09:00 - 21:00
Mon - Tue 11:30 - 21:00
Thu 11:30 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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Jefferson, New Jersey
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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Was there over the last summer. What an experience.food was sent back twice, got the drink order wrong,and the waiter in training on a Friday night dropped the entire tray of food at the table right next t to us. Food was a disaster but we had a few good drinks

1 Thank lensrhomas
Alice S, Owner at The Windlass, responded to this review

Poor waiter in training. What a humiliation to endure. And i cant imagine the fear they must have had that they might not get a job. Not to mention the impact their drop had on the entire timing of the kitchen and the customers still waiting on food or drinks. And the clean up must have sucked much needed resources... More 

Elizabeth, New Jersey
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159 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were meeting some family local to the lake, they told us about the renovations and new menu at the Windless. What a pleasant surprise. It has always and still is about the location, Beautiful lake views! Lunch was good and service acceptable, but that glass of wine and salad tasted so much better in this upscale and modern atmosphere... More 

1 Thank tangi1
Alice S, Owner at The Windlass, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting. And thank you for your review! More 

Lodi, New Jersey
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48 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We haven't been here since the late 80's. Heard they remodeled the place. Well I must say it is now beautiful. The food was fantastic. Friday and Saturday they have prime rib! OMG if you like prime rib, you have to try it. The serving size was hugh! Absolutely delicious and cooked perfectly. Can't wait for the weather to warm... More 

Thank attoni
Alice S, Owner at The Windlass, responded to this review

Welcome back to the windlass!!!! Thank you for trying us out and thank you for taking the time to write a review. We hope you find the opportunity to come back! More 

Lake Hopatcong, New Jersey
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

The Windlass has become the premier lakefront restaurant on Lake Hopatcong. The staff, food and management are second to none

Thank Jeff T
Alice S, Owner at The Windlass, responded to this review

Thank you very much, Jeff, for taking the time to share your thoughts. More 

Sparta, New Jersey
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

This is a great place, great food & people. It classy and has beautiful water views of the lake (can also pull your boat right up to their docks) and has a resort feel to it. My favorite entree is the " Carne with Garlic Shrimp (grilled Skirt Steak and sauteed Garlic Shrimp)

Thank mosey40
Alice S, Owner at The Windlass, responded to this review

Thank you so much for visiting the Windlass. We are all so happy that you enjoyed the food and service we provide. Also thank you for taking the time to let everyone know your impressions. More 

Lake Hopatcong, New Jersey
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

Our 1st visit since its renovation - its was one one the nicest times, the ambiance & the service was wonderf. Great menu & very nice waiters & servers. A really beautiful Ne w Years Eve We will definitely be back

Thank 63joan2015
Alice S, Owner at The Windlass, responded to this review

Thank you. We look forward to serving you again. More 

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46 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

Our first visit to the refurbished Windlass was a very pleasant experience. The entrance is warm & welcoming, and the hostess was friendly. It bears no resemblance to the old place, but it is very bright, clean, and comfortable. We were glad to see tablecloths & good sized tables. Ed from the Ridgewood was in the kitchen, so we were... More 

Thank Diana T
Alice S, Owner at The Windlass, responded to this review

Diana - your review actually made me hungry!!! I am so glad that you came to try our new The Windlass. And yes, I am working very hard with management and staff to improve upon and create an experience which pretty mucbmatches up your experience. Which from our side would be classified as 'ideal'. That noise - a big and... More 

Jersey City, New Jersey
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016

Food at the Windlass has always been top notch! We usually go often in summer, as it's so nice to sit out on the deck and watch the lake, but we went recently on a dismal rainy evening and sat inside. The homemade pizza is excellent, and the atmosphere was nice and cozy inside, considering the day. The decor is... More 

Thank dianekamikaze
Alice S, Owner at The Windlass, responded to this review

Thank you for not being a fair-weather-friend and eating with us in the off season - and in the rain too!!! Your revoew made us all smile. We hope to see you again - dark and stormy, snow or shine. More 

Mount Arlington, New Jersey
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Went and had lunch with a group. We ate outside and it was very nice. Inside was not to our liking. It looked like a huge New York cafeteria. Not a warm atmosphere. Too cold and modern for me. Food was good. The outside is lovely on the lake and their swing benches are awesome.

Thank Magnolia777
Alice S, Owner at The Windlass, responded to this review

Well, at least we hit 50% of our space that you liked. Clearly we are not trying to be cold, or modern...but a lot of people have reacted to such - so we are continuing to work on in. Coming soon (no joke) carpeting on the walls. More 

High Bridge, New Jersey
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

We visited The Windlass for dinner after a cruise on Lake Hopatcong. We had a good time, and great food, but it was somewhat less fancy than I assumed from looking at the picture of the deck. The deck, as others have said in their reviews, was delightful, but cool for a mid October evening. (They do have heaters going,... More 

Thank lynnieb338
Alice S, Owner at The Windlass, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We look forward to seeing you again. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 15 - USD 40
American, Sushi, Italian, Bar, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Takeout
Good for
View, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
09:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 45 Nolans Point Park Road, Lake Hopatcong, NJ 07849
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Lake Hopatcong
  • Phone Number: +1 973-663-3190
The Windlass is a new and true lake experience. Brand new facility sporting a state of the art kitchen, unique antique boat bar, sunny dining room and ample outdoor dining. Our friendly waitstaff professionally delivers some of the finest prepared meals made to order with the best ingredients. Our bar and wine list offer today's trends in mixology as well as classic favorites. Children's menu and vegetarian meals are on the menu featuring American Classics and Traditional Italian as well as a raw bar/sushi. Wood burning pizza oven. The Windlass offers guests spectacular views of Lake Hopatcong. We currently serve Lunch and Dinner. Breakfast is served Sundays from 9 am to 11:30 pm. Private parties and off site catering are also available.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?