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The Windlass

45 Nolans Point Park Rd, Lake Hopatcong, NJ 07849-1902
+1 973-663-3190
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  • Excellent32%
  • Very good36%
  • Average20%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible6%
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“sushi” (10 reviews)
“salad” (19 reviews)
“pretzels” (3 reviews)
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American, Sushi, Italian, Bar, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
45 Nolans Point Park Rd, Lake Hopatcong, NJ 07849-1902
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I enjoyed a late December evening with good drinks and great food. The staff was attentive and we ran into old friend Edward Kelly who is the Director of Catering. We let him know that we were enjoying the work of the...More

Thank jotief
Reviewed 16 November 2017

The planning and organizing of our daughter's bridal shower was professional and a pleasant experience. Kimberly was helpful in selecting the function room/party room layout, tailoring a menu for the event, the timing of event, assisting us with pre-positioning all the decorations, access to the...More

Thank Lee M
Alice S, Owner at The Windlass, responded to this reviewResponded 17 November 2017

I cannot express how happy we are all to read this review. We are actively building a private event client base and your review is very helpful to others who may consider a private event at the Windlass. I will be sure to pass this...More

Reviewed 13 November 2017

Enjoyed this gem on Lake Hopatcong for the first time on a Friday night dinner with a good friend. The bar was so crowded at 6 pm for happy hour that we couldn't nudge our way in, so we grabbed a table. The service was...More

Thank SueMY
Alice S, Owner at The Windlass, responded to this reviewResponded 14 November 2017

Thank you for trying us out and for posting a review. We hope to serve you again!

Reviewed 8 November 2017

I have been here for lunch a few times, and it's been great every time. The service is wonderful. The drinks are really good. I have ordered a salad every time and it is always fresh and delicious. I've gone with a group of people,...More

Thank harlady
Alice S, Owner at The Windlass, responded to this reviewResponded 9 November 2017

Thank you for being a return customer and for sharing your experiences with everyone. Please come by for dinner, or breakfast - we are here and look forward to serving you!

Reviewed 24 October 2017

On a beautiful October Sunday, we decided to ride up to Hopatcong for lunch. Ended up at the Windlass, and even amazingly, found a parking spot in the lot The wait for an outside table was at least an hour, no surprise, it's in a...More

Thank pmrshll
Alice S, Owner at The Windlass, responded to this reviewResponded 25 October 2017

we are 'delighted' to hear about your delightful brunch. Thank you for your feedback and observations. When you come back to the Lake - we will be here to serve you!

Reviewed 21 October 2017

Enjoyed dinner at the Windlass during after sunset. We were able to get a seat outside where they had cool heating lamps set up. The view of the Lake is lovely. My wife ordered a burger and I had a unique salad with chicken. Both...More

Thank SB5248
Alice S, Owner at The Windlass, responded to this reviewResponded 22 October 2017

Thank you so much for taking the time to document your experience with us. We hope to serve you again.

Reviewed 20 October 2017

Had dinner there a few nights ago. Our server was very pleasant, efficient and didn't rush us. All our meals were tasty, nicely presented.and a good quantity. We all enjoyed a pleasant evening. The only downside of our evening was the noise. They have done...More

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Alice S, Owner at The Windlass, responded to this reviewResponded 22 October 2017

Thanks for the review. Sound continues to be an issue with the The Windlass. With small tasks to help combat it. That being said we have massive sound panels for the ceiling waiting in a storage locker since spring - the installation hardware has been...More

Reviewed 16 October 2017 via mobile

Great atmosphere on the lake. Delicious burgers! Reservations accepted for inside only! Outside seating is nice but metal chairs are a bit uncomfortable! All tables have pretty umbrellas. The dockside ‘rocking table’ is for cocktails only and is so cool!!More

Thank SummerGal14
Alice S, Owner at The Windlass, responded to this reviewResponded 17 October 2017

thank you for taking the time to register your observations. We hope to serve you again soon. Just as a FYI - we do recommend reservations inside for larger parties (8 or more) as our dining room tables would need to be arranged special for...More

Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

We decided to have lunch at the Windlass Restaurant at Lake Hopatcong. The service was the best and attentive without being obtrusive. I had the sauerbraten with sweet and sour red cabbage, mashed potatoes and green beans with yellow and green squash. The sides were...More

1  Thank Elizabeth B
Alice S, Owner at The Windlass, responded to this reviewResponded 16 October 2017

Thank you for leaving your impression of the Windlass. We are very proud of our Oktoberfest menu - which you had tried. We are so happy to know you enjoyed it. We hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

We had a wonderful time in the Windlass. Food was excellent, the waiter was awesome. Just the lava cake wasn't that good. Sitting outside and enjoying probably one of the last warm days this year was very nice and relaxing.

Thank Bernd K
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Questions & Answers
Carrie H
23 July 2017|
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Response from Alice S | Property representative |
Hello: We do not have REGULAR musical appearances - however we often do have musical guests. I would suggest that you either Like us on Facebook or check our website - both of which are updated with special events. Or... More
Dianne L
7 May 2017|
Response from Alice S | Property representative |
Hi: Sunday Mornings from 9 am - 11:30 am May 1 - Oct 31st Thanks
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 15 - USD 40
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Bar Scene, View, Kids
Open Hours
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 45 Nolans Point Park Rd, Lake Hopatcong, NJ 07849-1902
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Lake Hopatcong
  • Phone Number: +1 973-663-3190
  • E-mail
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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