Hotel Lakeside Dining Room

Managed by Ward Catering

Starting May 27, 2022 Hotel Lakeside Dining Room will open for the season a bringing new experience for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and beyond.

Since 1875, Hotel Lakeside Dining Room has been serving Lakeside families and guests. Built on the Lake Erie shoreline, the dining room offers breakfast, lunch and dinner along with stunning waterfront views and both indoor and outdoor seating. Inspired by the view and fresh, colorful flavors of summer, our menu offers a wide selection of amazing dishes to satisfy everyone’s appetite.

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Breakfast inside HLDR

Monday through Saturday the Dining Room offers a delicious breakfast buffet from 7-10 a.m. Adult Breakfast Buffet: $18, Children 10 and under: $10. At check-in, Hotel Lakeside and Fountain Inn guests receive vouchers for a complimentary breakfast (during the summer season). Click here to view the menu

Lunch inside HLDR

Lunch is served daily in the dining room from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Need to relax and get out of the sun? Stop in for a great sandwich or salad made with the freshest ingredients. Click here to view the menu.

Afternoon Tea

For a unique experience, make reservations for a traditional Afternoon Tea. Afternoon Tea is served in the HLDR with seating from 2-4 p.m. on Wednesday and Friday during the summer season. Adult Tea: $28, includes a tier of sweet & savory tastings. Petite Tea: $15. Reservations required for Afternoon Tea.


Watch the sun go down over Lake Erie during dinner at the HLDR. If you are looking for a three course meal or just appetizers, no problem we have it. Choose from our extensive dinner menu or pick one of our delectable weekly specials, both include a mix of classic and innovative meal choices. Dinner is served Sunday-Thursday from 4-8 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 4-9 p.m. during the summer season. Reservations are suggested for dinner. Click here to view the dinner menu.

Sunday Brunch

End your week with an amazing Sunday Brunch that will definitely have you wanting to come back again. Our Sunday Brunch includes a prime rib carving station, traditional breakfast fare, chicken, seafood, pasta, an array of sides, salads, desserts and more. Sunday Brunch is served from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Reservations are suggested. Adult Brunch: $32 Children (10 & under): $15

Reservations can be made by calling the dining room directly at 419-798-4461, ext. 257 or through the OPEN TABLE app on your smartphone.

The Hotel Lakeside Dining Room is under the management of Ward Catering.

Hotel Lakeside Dining Room New Features

Hotel Lakeside Courtyard 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Daily

HLDR Courtyard has been reimagined into an outdoor dining destination. The courtyard will be open for dining daily from 9 a.m.-8 p.m. (weather permitting). Stop at the hostess stand for a seat, scan a QR code and order from one of our amazing courtyard menus. The courtyard will offer breakfast from 9-11 a.m., and then offer a lunch/dinner menu until 8 p.m. Don’t forget about the entertainment on the weekends (a list of event dates and times coming soon!). Click to view the Courtyard Lunch & Dinner Menu or the Courtyard Breakfast Menu.

Front Porch Service: 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Daily 

Just waking up or needing to relax after a long day at the beach? Enjoy a cold drink, snack or sharable plate while relaxing on the iconic front porch of the Hotel Lakeside. The views are amazing! Beverage and food options are available from 9 a.m.-8 p.m. It is as simple as scanning the numbered QR code by your seat and ordering from the menu that pops up. No worries if you are not a fan of technology. You can order from the hostess stand or a porch attendant will be happy to take your order. Click to view the Porch Lunch & Dinner Menu or the Porch Breakfast Menu. 

To-Go Service available 9 a.m.-8 p.m. daily 

Don’t want to stop in for a meal, but still looking for great food? No problem, HLDR offers a To-Go menu for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Visit the hostess stand, call 419-798-4461, ext. 257, snap a picture of one of our QR codes around Lakeside or visit us online to order. All meals can be picked up at the hostess stand in the lobby. If you are ordering from your room inside the hotel, we can bring your order to you. Other delivery options are coming soon. Click here to view the menu or to order.

Lakeside Lunch, on the lawn 11 a.m.-8 p.m., daily

Enjoy a casual lunch along the waterfront located on the front lawn at the historic Hotel Lakeside. We offer a variety of salads, sandwiches, tacos and more. Just like the porch, it is as simple as scanning the numbered QR code at your table and ordering from the menu that pops up. No worries if you are not a fan of technology. You can order from the hostess stand or a porch attendant will be happy to take your order. Click to view the Lunch & Dinner Menu.