The sea has much to teach us: its tides foretell the lunar cycle, its salt treats us to delicious shark jerky, and its colorful creatures prove nature looks better in Blu-ray. Celebrate the big salty puddle's sagacity with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of surf 'n' turf fare at the Canoe Club in Lake Lotawana.
The Canoe Club hooks diners with a seasonal menu of fresh seafood and steaks served in a charming lake-house-themed dining room. Dive straight into the briny bounty by feasting upon a trio of the club's famous fish tacos featuring charbroiled tilapia flavorfully folded into fluffy flour tortillas stuffed with piquant pico de gallo, jack cheese, napa cabbage, and homemade jalapeño cream sauce ($8.99). Or invite taste buds to swim in the succulent flavors of the pan-roasted mahi-mahi, which arrives basted in garlic and herbaceous oil, encouraging tongue laps by partnering with fresh tomato salsa, avocado, vine-ripened tomato, and smoked applewood-bacon salsa ($15.99).
Gill-abstaining gastro hounds can opt to exercise incisors on tasty turf fare such as the gourmet steak burger ($7.99), and hand-cut steaks—such as the bacon-wrapped 8-ounce filet mignon ($21.99)—are served with a choice of sauce ($1.99–$4.99) or lobster tail ($9.99), sides, and affectionate nicknames. Augment your appetizing meal with a selection from the Canoe Club's full bar menu, which provides parched patrons with potent potions in the form of spirits, beers, and an extensive wine list.
The Canoe Club's nostalgic dining room warms heart cockles with its beautiful knotted-pine paneling, rough-cut timbers, and natural stone fireplace, and walls are graced with old photos, canoes, and sailing trophies that were either won in the 1940s or crafted from car parts during the great trophy rationing of '57. Check out the live music schedule that includes acoustic rock, bluegrass, folk, blues, and jazz acts as well as regular specials such as the $2 fish tacos and margaritas on Thursdays.
Canoe Club Restaurant
Old photos, canoes, and sailing trophies adorn the walls of Canoe Club Restaurant’s lake-house-themed dining room, where diners sit down to lobster bisque or tacos with grilled tilapia. Around them, rough-cut timbers, knotted-pine paneling, and a natural stone fireplace create a nostalgic air, which live musicians enhance with the sounds of bluegrass, folk, blues, and jazz every Friday and Saturday.
In the kitchens, chefs whip up homemade salsa to serve with corn chips and wrap eight-ounce filet mignons in bacon before sending them out to the dining room or an outdoor cedar deck. To help wash down feasts, Canoe Club bartenders craft specialty cocktails, pour craft beers, and supply domestic and imported red and white wines by the glass, bottle, or crystal bathtub.