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Lake Hope Lodge

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27331 State Route 278, McArthur, OH 45651-8220
+1 740-596-0601
10:00 - 20:00
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Sun 10:00 - 20:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 20:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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Carlisle, Pennsylvania
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95 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Great place - not what you expect with a state park and captive audience. The BBQ was great as noted by others. My wife has many allergies and they handled them with no issues. Be warned though - the Sunday Brunch was PACKED. Not that many people in the park cottages so it must have been locals. We had a... More 

Thank BES09
Nelsonville, Ohio
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73 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

Other than the long drive out there: this is a fantastic place to get local, fresh, immaculate meals with reasonable prices and beautiful ambiance! Go early to request a seat by the window. Gorgeous scenery, great service! Could make slightly stronger alcoholic drinks but all in all, absolutely worth the drive out!

Thank Amber M
Cincinnati, Ohio
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2 reviews
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

After hiking all day we came across lake hope lodge. Beautiful lodge overlooking lake hope and the food was excellent. We had ham and bean soup along with the prime rib sandwich, slaw and hand cut fries. SO GOOD!!!

Thank conbon70
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257 reviews
174 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 187 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 March 2017

Lake Hope Lodge smokes its own meat on site so, if you are in the mood for great smoked and barbecue, the lodge will not disappoint. They vegetables were exceptionally fresh as well and, thought we didn't order anything cooked in it, they do have a woodfired stove there in the dining room as well. Can recommend the "Pride of... More 

Thank TomGrandy
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36 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 March 2017

Sunday brunch was delicious! Excellent brisket, pulled pork, smoked turkey, wood fired pizza, salad and vegetables as well as typical breakfast fare. Loved the berry cobbler! The lodge restaurant has a few outside tables with an excellent view of Lake Hope. Inside, is very nice and offers both booths and tables. Stop in the gift shop for a trail map... More 

Thank USParkLover
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2017

I read an article about this place and decided to visit it. It was about 60 miles from home so we were hoping it would be a good place to eat. We sat on the outdoor veranda to eat. I had a cup of the chili to begin the meal which was very good. I had the lunch sandwich meal... More 

Thank 729stevenm
Wheelersburg, Ohio
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351 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 140 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2017

We had dinner and the Sunday brunch, while we stayed at a nearby cabin. The food here is excellent!!! First we had the wood fire pizza, which was very good. The Sunday brunch may be Southeastern Ohio's best! Turkey, brisket, pulled pork highlight the buffet, with potato sides, mac and cheese, pizza and great desserts! We live around 90 minutes... More 

Thank 86MissyJ
2 reviews
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

My husband and I decided on a whim we would go to Lake Hope Lodge for dinner. What a great choice. As a special they were having Prime Rib, so my husband and I smiled at each other as we knew what we were having. My prime rib was perfect only wish they had raw horseradish instead of creamy however... More 

Thank Nancy S
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 February 2017 via mobile

Never can decide to go for brunch or dinner. Sometimes dinner then brunch Sunday. Ribs or briskets. I usually get ribs and take home brisket. I smoke alot but Chef Eric has it mastered. My wife is a steak lover and she says it is great. Get a side of the au gratin potatoes. Dessert, the s'mores is to die... More 

Thank danberg
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52 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

First- the food was excellent. All four of us ordered something different and each meal was perfectly prepared. The chef made a round through the dining room and stopped at each table to inquire as to the food. You may expect that from a high end restaurant, so we were pleasantly surprised by this service. Now, the setting- the lodge... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Barbecue
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Romantic
Open Hours
10:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 27331 State Route 278, McArthur, OH 45651-8220
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  McArthur
  • Phone Number: +1 740-596-0601
Casual Dining at it's finest. Relax while you take in the beautiful views of Lake Hope as you sip on a glass of wine or enjoy a craft brew. Everything is made from scratch utilizing as many locally sourced products as we can get our hands on. Enjoy the full flavor of our all-hickory smoked real pit BBQ, wood fried pizza, hand cut steaks and burgers made of only the freshest beef ground in-house daily! Come out for our famous Sunday Brunch. Every Sunday from 10 am - 2 pm you can enjoy a little bit of all that's good here at Lake Hope. Everything from scrambled eggs, buttermilk biscuits and Lodge sausage gravy to three cheese au gratin potatoes, smoked brisket, pulled pork and so much more! You don't know what you're missing until you try it.

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Fort Wayne, Indiana
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