Waterfront Restaurants On Our List


Make your next dinner even better by heading to any of these incredible waterfront restaurants with breathtaking views. Whether you are in the mood for a lake view or a river view, we’ve got options for you!

Chicago Cut Steakhouse 

Come with an empty belly and get ready to feast! This steakhouse is very traditional with a modern twist, and the dining area, as well as the outside area, are both dazzling. On the dinner menu, you can find filet mignons, seafood, prime beef, and more. 

Smith & Wollensky

Dinner with a beautiful river view, does it get any better than that? At Smith and Wollensky’s it does! The meal itself is enough to whisk you away into a blissful food coma. Here’s some of what they have to offer at this white tablecloth restaurant: lobster, oysters, salads, chicken, burgers, steak, and a lot more!

River Roast

If you’re a fan of roasted meats, then River Roast is all you need. Not only do they have an assortment of roasts such as  whole roasted chicken, whole roasted fish, and slow roasted beef, but they also have a breathtaking view of the river as well. Come on in, you won’t be disappointed!

City Winery 

Listen to some sweet music of all different genres as you enjoy your glass of wine by the river. Now doesn’t that sound relaxing? The hardest part will be choosing which wine you want to sip on for your night out. 

Shore Club

With summer coming soon, who doesn’t want to be on a beach? This dining experience will make you feel like you’re on a wonderful vacation as you watch the waves and munch on some delicious dishes. They even have piña coladas and frozé.

The Lakefront Restaurant 

Dinner with a lake view? I think yes! Maybe you can even stop by for brunch on the weekends. No matter what time of day it is, the food will always be fresh and flavorsome. Try the chicken fried chicken or seared salmon, you can’t go wrong with either. 


Need somewhere to go after a beach day? Stop by Castaways for a quick bite to eat and maybe even a little cocktail to match the view. Their salads and wraps are the perfect meal post beach or maybe even before you head closer to the water. 

We recommend checking for reservations before your visit, and we hope you enjoy your fantastic meals!

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