One of Benjamin Franklin’s last theories was that taking in a good view while eating aids both in digestion and in the ability to squeeze milk out of coal. Prove him half right with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of casual dining at The Oaks Lakeside, located in Chippewa Lake.
Neatly nestled on the edge of Chippewa Lake, The Oaks Lakeside crafts casual dinner fare with its menu of seafood, pasta, desserts, and more, all within the confines of a charming cottage. Soak up picturesque sunsets between sups of shrimp bisque, which mingles sautéed jumbo shrimp in the gregarious waters of a creamed sherry shrimp stock ($13), or sink main-course molars into the chicken cordon bleu ($19) or the almond-crusted awnings of the baked tilapia ($18). Meat-seeking maws can find solace in the egg-battered arms of the veal piccatta ($19), and restless sweet teeth can stretch out nighttime noshing with a selection from the dessert menu. Dinner bells ring at 5 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday and at 1 p.m. on Sundays. Reservations are recommended.
- The menu is diverse and classic, filled with American favorites that feature exotic twists. From casual eats to gourmet dinner entrees, The Oaks Lakeside has its patrons tastes covered to completion. – LeeAnn Mullen, Hello Cleveland
- The menu changes for the season, the atmosphere is unlike anywhere else, the wait staff is oustanding and the food has always been wonderful. – luv2eat20, TripAdvisor
The Oaks Lakeside
Nearly 12,000 years ago, a glacier hungered for a bite of wilderness. The gratuity it left behind isn’t a shiny Loonie but a 385-acre waterway known as Chippewa Lake. In the late 1800s, trains began hauling blocks of ice from its chilly recesses, where vacationers swam and canoed during the summer. One of the railroad’s most prominent families built an estate beside the water, adorning the wilderness with a carriage house, formal gardens, and a portico lined with ornate columns. Inside the mansion, two fireplaces welcomed the rich and famous with stones collected from faraway lands. The same fireplaces warm patrons today, inside a restaurant known as The Oaks Lakeside. In addition to feeding guests at the resort’s wedding receptions, the eatery serves upscale fare in six different dining areas flanked by covered terraces and a shoreside pagoda. During the summer months, visitors can dine al fresco by the lake, where sunsets paint the sky with art as bold and colorful as coffee brewed from ground-up rainbows. The kitchen creates masterpieces as well, loading plates with sculptural configurations of king crab ravioli or bread pudding. Dishes such as veal piccatta and chicken cacciatore lend Italian flavors to the dinner menu, while dry-aged rib-eyes conjure the charm of a classic American steakhouse.
5878 Longacre Ln.
Chippewa-on-the-Lake, Ohio 44215Get Directions