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45 Nolans Point Park Road, Lake Hopatcong, NJ 07849
+1 973-663-3190
11:30 - 22:00
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Sun 09:00 - 21:00
Mon - Tue 11:30 - 21:00
Thu 11:30 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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Parsippany, New Jersey
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had our wedding at the Windlass this month. Every day someone who attended tells me it was the best wedding they have ever been too. From the setting, the food, to the layout, to the bartenders and all of the staff, it was everything we wanted the day to be. Ed Kelly was great in helping us plan the... More 

4 Thank jenjohnson805
Stanhope, New Jersey
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56 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I wanted to try something different and I havent been to The Windlass since the early 1990's. We decided to check it out. The server and all employees we encountered were very friendly and helpful. The inside looks different then I remember, but it has been 20+ years, and it was clean and had a nice beach... More 

1 Thank Sunshine M
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I had their beef barley soup. It was very tasty and filling. He had chicken meatballs in a delicious sauce over linguini which he loved. I had the soup with half a sandwich, chicken with lettuce,avocado ranch dressing. The sandwich was very good also. Our waiter, Dean, was very nice and helpful.

Thank Michelle S
Jefferson, New Jersey
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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

Was there over the last summer. What an experience.food was sent back twice, got the drink order wrong,and the waiter in training on a Friday night dropped the entire tray of food at the table right next t to us. Food was a disaster but we had a few good drinks

2 Thank lensrhomas
Alice S, Owner at The Windlass, responded to this review

Poor waiter in training. What a humiliation to endure. And i cant imagine the fear they must have had that they might not get a job. Not to mention the impact their drop had on the entire timing of the kitchen and the customers still waiting on food or drinks. And the clean up must have sucked much needed resources... More 

Elizabeth, New Jersey
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172 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2017

We were meeting some family local to the lake, they told us about the renovations and new menu at the Windless. What a pleasant surprise. It has always and still is about the location, Beautiful lake views! Lunch was good and service acceptable, but that glass of wine and salad tasted so much better in this upscale and modern atmosphere... More 

1 Thank tangi1
Alice S, Owner at The Windlass, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting. And thank you for your review! More 

Lodi, New Jersey
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48 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017

We haven't been here since the late 80's. Heard they remodeled the place. Well I must say it is now beautiful. The food was fantastic. Friday and Saturday they have prime rib! OMG if you like prime rib, you have to try it. The serving size was hugh! Absolutely delicious and cooked perfectly. Can't wait for the weather to warm... More 

Thank attoni
Alice S, Owner at The Windlass, responded to this review

Welcome back to the windlass!!!! Thank you for trying us out and thank you for taking the time to write a review. We hope you find the opportunity to come back! More 

Lake Hopatcong, New Jersey
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3 reviews
Reviewed 13 February 2017

The Windlass has become the premier lakefront restaurant on Lake Hopatcong. The staff, food and management are second to none

Thank Jeff T
Alice S, Owner at The Windlass, responded to this review

Thank you very much, Jeff, for taking the time to share your thoughts. More 

Sparta, New Jersey
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3 reviews
Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

This is a great place, great food & people. It classy and has beautiful water views of the lake (can also pull your boat right up to their docks) and has a resort feel to it. My favorite entree is the " Carne with Garlic Shrimp (grilled Skirt Steak and sauteed Garlic Shrimp)

Thank mosey40
Alice S, Owner at The Windlass, responded to this review

Thank you so much for visiting the Windlass. We are all so happy that you enjoyed the food and service we provide. Also thank you for taking the time to let everyone know your impressions. More 

Lake Hopatcong, New Jersey
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2017

Our 1st visit since its renovation - its was one one the nicest times, the ambiance & the service was wonderf. Great menu & very nice waiters & servers. A really beautiful Ne w Years Eve We will definitely be back

Thank 63joan2015
Alice S, Owner at The Windlass, responded to this review

Thank you. We look forward to serving you again. More 

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47 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 December 2016

Our first visit to the refurbished Windlass was a very pleasant experience. The entrance is warm & welcoming, and the hostess was friendly. It bears no resemblance to the old place, but it is very bright, clean, and comfortable. We were glad to see tablecloths & good sized tables. Ed from the Ridgewood was in the kitchen, so we were... More 

Thank Diana T
Alice S, Owner at The Windlass, responded to this review

Diana - your review actually made me hungry!!! I am so glad that you came to try our new The Windlass. And yes, I am working very hard with management and staff to improve upon and create an experience which pretty mucbmatches up your experience. Which from our side would be classified as 'ideal'. That noise - a big and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 15 - US$ 40
American, Sushi, Italian, Bar, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Takeout
Good for
Business meetings, View, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
09:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 45 Nolans Point Park Road, Lake Hopatcong, NJ 07849
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Lake Hopatcong
  • Phone Number: +1 973-663-3190
The Windlass is a new and true lake experience. Brand new facility sporting a state of the art kitchen, unique antique boat bar, sunny dining room and ample outdoor dining. Our friendly waitstaff professionally delivers some of the finest prepared meals made to order with the best ingredients. Our bar and wine list offer today's trends in mixology as well as classic favorites. Children's menu and vegetarian meals are on the menu featuring American Classics and Traditional Italian as well as a raw bar/sushi. Wood burning pizza oven. The Windlass offers guests spectacular views of Lake Hopatcong. We currently serve Lunch and Dinner. Breakfast is served Sundays from 9 am to 11:30 pm. Private parties and off site catering are also available.

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?