Lakeside is excited to announce that the Hotel Lakeside Dining Room is now under the management of Chef Stacy Maple, former Director of United Way Ottawa County and Executive Director of Bistro 163 in Port Clinton. She earned her culinary arts degree from the prestigious, Le Cordon Bleu, and is excited about re-imagining the Hotel Lakeside Dining Room this summer.

Hours of Operation

Due to the effects of COVID-19, the hours of operation have been adjusted. Starting Friday, June 26, the Hotel Lakeside Dining Room will offer indoor and outdoor dine-in service at the dining room and hotel's outdoor courtyard. Carryout is offered as needed.

Seasonal Hours (June 26-Sept. 6) - Outdoor/Indoor Dine-in Service

  • Friday & Saturday: 11 am-2 pm & 5-8 pm; Afternoon Tea: 2 pm & 3:15 pm by reservation, call (419) 798-4461, ext. 257 ($22/adult tea and $10/petite tea)
  • Sunday Brunch: 11 am-4 pm


The Hotel Lakeside Dining Room menu is inspired by the lake, and the dining experience is expected to be upscale but family-friendly.

Off-Season Hours (Sept. 12-27) - Outdoor/Indoor Dine-in Service

  • Saturday: 5-8 pm; Afternoon Tea: 2 pm & 3:15 pm by reservation, call (419) 798-4461, ext. 257 ($22/adult tea and $10/petite tea)
  • Sunday Brunch: 11 am-4 pm

The Dining Room closes for the season on Sunday, Sept. 27.

Afternoon Tea: Friday & Saturday

A delicious experience for the whole family, this proper Afternoon Tea is offered at two seating times at 2 p.m. or 3:15 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. Reservations required; contact (419) 798-4461, ext. 257.

A hot pot of your choice of tea is served alongside warm scones with Devonshire cream, lemon curd and house made preserves, followed by three tiers of savory morsels and delicious tea desserts.

Adult Tea ($22) includes nine different food items for each person. Petite Tea ($10) includes a warm scone, petite peanut butter & jelly sandwich and choice of tea desserts.

Brunch: Sunday

Wake up on Sunday morning to weekly brunch specials like Perch BLT or Wagyu Brunch Burger topped with Egg and Bacon from the Hotel Lakeside Dining Room.

HLDR serves Brunch every Sunday from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.

The brunch menu includes various brunch plates that feature a combination of popular breakfast and lunch items, a create-your-own-brunch plate option and weekly brunch specials. Reservations are suggested.

Welcome to the Hotel Lakeside Dining Room

It's the 145th season of the Hotel Lakeside Dining Room! In service since 1875, she has borne witness to two world wars, the Great Depression, multiple presidential assassinations, the Civil Rights Movement, 9/11 and now the COVID-19 pandemic. I am prouder than ever to be serving you and the Lakeside community during this historic time.

We are working with the guidelines set out by the State of Ohio and guidance from the Ohio Restaurant Association to ensure that both our staff and guests are as safe as possible.

Service in the Hotel Lakeside Dining Room is going to look a little different from what you are accustomed to. Be patient while we make the needed adjustments to welcome you back inside our beautiful waterfront dining room again. Please follow the social distancing and sanitary guidelines that have been put in place to protect you and ensure all guests and employees have a safe dining experience.

Thank you for being a part of our 145th season and a part of the rich legacy that is the Hotel Lakeside Dining Room. We appreciate the chance to serve you and sincerely value your support.

Bon Appetit, Lakeside!
Chef Stacy Maple