Our family-friendly business district offers opportunities to shop and dine in downtown Lakeside. Browse our unique storefronts or dine at one of our casual restaurants throughout your stay. For your convenience, an ATM is located in the Fountain Inn hotel lobby in the vestibule of the Third Street entrance.

With waterfront dining and a relaxing atmosphere, Lakeside offers memorable dining experiences. From fresh donuts, coffee & tea, award-winning pizza, sandwiches and salads, coastal cuisine, gourmet dining and all-American meals, there is something to tempt any palette. Choose from a variety of ice cream treats at a number of locations to end a perfect day on the lake.

Lakeside Coffee & Cream sells gourmet coffees, teas and baked goods, as well as premium hard ice cream and delicious soft serve ice cream. Relax on the outdoor patio with rocking chairs or in the cozy indoor seating area with access to Wi-Fi for patrons. Online orders available

This summer, the Hotel Lakeside Dining Room will be operated by Eric Foltz, who brings 40 years of restaurant experience to Lakeside. There’s a wide selection of delicious dishes to satisfy everyone’s appetite. The breakfast buffet includes biscuits & gravy, corned beef hash, eggs, sausage, bacon, French toast sticks, mini pancakes and oatmeal. Dinner features fettucine alfredo with chicken or shrimp, prime rib, perch, walleye, citrus salmon, baked cod, baked chicken, salads, angus beef burgers, appetizers and homestyle specials. The kids' menu includes burgers, chicken fingers and macaroni & cheese. Old fashioned candies are also available. This restaurant offers amazing waterfront views.

Ooh La La! offers a fresh perspective with unique salads, sandwiches and baked treats. The menu includes frosty or steaming specialty beverages and authentic Italian Gelato. Original Lakeside artwork is for sale. Boxed lunch picnics are available or dine in.

Enjoy a wide range of smoothies and smoothie bowls made with quality ingredients.

Taste a variety of gourmet and traditional pizzas, as well as salads, sandwiches and pasta with signature Sloopy’s Red Sauce.

Poolside Hot Dogs and Treats is located on Sixth Street across from the Grindley Aquatics & Wellness Campus, selling hot dogs along with various cold drinks and treats, including Hawaiian Ice!

The Patio Restaurant is a casual family restaurant serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. Best known for their famous donuts that are made fresh daily, they also have delicious burgers, fried chicken, perch, daily dinner specials and Toft’s ice cream. Dine in or carryout.

An old-fashioned ice cream parlor featuring Toft’s hand-dipped ice cream and other sweet treats. Popcorn made fresh daily.

The Bluebird is a sandwich shop & eatery located on the shores of Lake Erie, right next to the dock. They sell hand-crafted paninis, old fashioned bottled drinks, fresh salads, dairy-free frozen yogurt, and other delicious treats. Relax by the lake on the outdoor patio. Online ordering is available for pickup or delivery.

La Dolce Galleria is where you can get popular gelato and homemade desserts. Artwork is also available to purchase.

Take the time to explore Lakeside’s unique shops, featuring gifts, mementos and souvenirs ranging from clothing, clocks, antiques, artwork, charming gifts and fair-trade items from around the world. WIth local art, beautiful jewelry and one-of-a-kind craft work, you’re sure to find something for any special occasion.

Artists-N-Cahoots is the place to find original artwork and high-quality, handcrafted items produced by artists who volunteer to teach classes at the C. Kirk Rhein, Jr., Center for the Living Arts.

The Fine Print bookstore offers a wide range of books for both adults and youth. It features books chosen by several Lakeside book clubs and book review groups, as well as books related to the Chautauqua Lecture Series. A section of children’s toys is also available.

Heritage Hall Museum & Gift Shop includes displays about Lakeside's history. Children of all ages enjoy treasure hunts and earn prizes. The Gift Shop sells books, maps, posters, Abigail Tea Room wallpaper, note cards, historic postcards, bookmarks, toys, historic district markers and memorial brick pavers.

The Lakeside Heritage Society (LHS) is a private, non-profit organization organized in the state of Ohio, dedicated to preserving and interpreting the history of Lakeside, Danbury Township, the Village of Marblehead and the Historic Chautauqua Movement in Ohio and all of North America. Founded in 1968 as the Lakeside Heritage Club, LHS operates the Heritage Hall Museum and Archives and provides various educational programs to the surrounding community.

Marilyn’s features T-shirts, sweatshirts, Reef and Sanuk sandals and Oakley sunglasses. The store also includes Klutz books, Groovy Girls, Papo toys, Schleich animals, rock paints for kids and a great candy wall.

Marilyn’s Two features nautical décor, resort clothing, greeting cards and books. The store also includes gourmet foods, mugs, jewelry and the largest selection of Ohio State merchandise in the area.

Miss Mercedes offers a fun filled shopping experience of goodies for the home and body while delivering exceptional customer service. Whimsy you didn’t even know you needed. We pride ourselves on constantly striving to exceed our shopper’s expectations. From curating a shop of treats and treasures, to hand delivering your packages to your cottage, we’re always striving to improve upon the Miss Mercedes experience.

North Coast Kite Co. offers fun, high-quality Lakeside wear, including T-shirts, sweatshirts, hats and totes, as well as whimsical kites.

Lakeside’s Fair Trade store carries unique, beautiful, handcrafted clothing and goods from around the world while giving the maker a fair wage.

Wise Woman Boutique offers all things to clothe a woman from head to toe. From hats and sunglasses to jewelry and clothing, you’re sure to find something to make you look fabulous. This store is your local retailer of Life is Good, Spartina, Fresh Produce and Scout Bags.

With bicycle and golf cart rentals, take a family ride together through the streets of Lakeside. Pre-order linens for your cottage rental and have them conveniently delivered upon your arrival. Visit the beauty salon to pamper yourself while on vacation. Check out our full list of services.

The Lakeside Laundromat features Maytag equipment, air conditioning, access to Wi-Fi for patrons, complimentary Laundry Pass (available in summer) and free parking in the back. The Laundromat offers drop-off wash and fold service (Monday-Friday), dry cleaning services, commercial laundry services and large capacity washers and dryers.

Lakeside Linen Supply delivers fresh, hotel-quality rental linens directly to your vacation home or cottage. Soft 300-thread count cotton blend sheets, luxurious 100% cotton towels, bathmats, crib sheets, colorful beach towels and kitchen towels – waiting for you when you arrive. When it’s time to go, simply pack everything into the provided laundry bag and leave outside the door. Easy, convenient, online ordering. Lakeside Linen Supply has expanded rental offerings to accommodate safety measures, featuring a bed-in-a-bag, which includes a comforter, sheet set and mattress pad. These items can also be rented individually. Items are commercially laundered after each use. Lakeside Linen Supply also carries an “Owner’s Kit,” which includes a pillow protector, mattress pad and blanket.

A full-service salon offering a personalized touch for the entire family’s hair and nail needs, including cuts, color, perms, manicures, pedicures, waxing, aestatician & massages. Also skilled in the newest coloring techniques, including highlights and balayage and will work with you to create the look you desire. Professional products available for purchase. Open year-round

Sypherd Cycles offers golf cart rentals, repairs and sales, as well as rentals, repairs and parts for bikes. There are also rentals for ADA scooters, wheelchairs, household items, baby needs and more. Fishing tackle and worms for sale.

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