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The Windlass

45 Nolans Point Park Rd, Lake Hopatcong, NJ 07849-1902
+1 973-663-3190
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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good37%
  • Average19%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible5%
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45 Nolans Point Park Rd, Lake Hopatcong, NJ 07849-1902
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We stopped by the Windlass restaurant on 5/20/2018. There were four in our party, we were there for breakfast buffet on a Sunday morning. We walked in at 9:15, there was nothing ready. We had to wait for them to cook breakfast and make coffee....More

Thank Tom B
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to the Windlass for lunch the place was really nice sat out by the water a nice sunny day. The food was very good but it took over 45 minutes to get our food people who were seated after us were served first...More

1  Thank SteveST1300
Alice S, Owner at The Windlass, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you Steve for your input. We are so sorry that service was that long. While we won’t be able to respond specifically to you what happened the day you dined at the The Windlass - we will look into the situation surrounding your service...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Wow, what else can I say about this restaurant. Went for Mother's Day dinner and we were blown away by the staff, service and food. Everything was perfect. Arrived at 4pm and our table was just turning over so we had some great drinks at...More

Thank richmilito
Alice S, Owner at The Windlass, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for your enthusiast review of your Mother’s Day with us. We are glad to hear that you can see yourself as regulars! Thank you for mentioning your server’s name - we will be sure that Becky gets to see her mention!...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Thank you to Google for suggesting this restaurant to me when I did a search on the map for somewhere to eat. I had not been to the location before and was concerned because the roads leading up to this picturesque location were narrow, hilly,...More

Thank jcp250
Alice S, Owner at The Windlass, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

I must say that this review is one of my most favorites - welcome to The Windlass. We are so glad that you took the chance to visit us and may come back to our location!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great views and nice outdoor area. We tie up at the dock and eat at the bar. Service is fast and food is top quality!

Thank David D
Alice S, Owner at The Windlass, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you David for the review. Summer is almost here. We hope to see you tying up soon.

Reviewed 20 April 2018 via mobile

Area it’s in must jam in summer on the water . Service was great as was the food quality.portions were substantial . The decor inside was very well executed maritime style. The double pork chop was cooked perfect only why stuffed with titi shrimp ?...More

Thank stevedolphin
Alice S, Owner at The Windlass, responded to this reviewResponded 20 April 2018

Thank you for the review. Yes we are very very very busy in the summer. It can get a bit crazy - which is why we love it when customers come in the off season to enjoy our services. I believe the pork stuffing changes...More

Reviewed 31 March 2018

Last minute dinner decision. Great acoustic music. Great service Nice soup choices. Excellent prime rib. My Cobb salad was so-so, the only disappointment. Really enjoyed the night out. Beautiful lake as background

Thank Renae J
Alice S, Owner at The Windlass, responded to this reviewResponded 1 April 2018

Thank you for your review. We hope that we have earned your business!

Reviewed 24 February 2018 via mobile

My husband and I wanted a new, to us, place. After reading the reviews on the windlass we were hopeful and we were happy we chose this restaurant. The atmosphere is fine dining but the prices and dress are middle of the road. Our waitress...More

Thank M G
Alice S, Owner at The Windlass, responded to this reviewResponded 26 February 2018

thank you for both trying the Windlass and for your thoughtful review. We try to offer great food in a generally casual environment. We are happy to learn that this worked for your dining experience. We hope to see you soon - maybe on a...More

Reviewed 27 January 2018

Three friends of mine and I went to the Happy Hour on Mon. Jan. 22. The food was Great! Happy Hour is half price appetizers and drinks. We shared 4 appetizers. All of them were delish!!!! Our server was Jake. What a nice guy! He...More

1  Thank 19Carole76
Alice S, Owner at The Windlass, responded to this reviewResponded 29 January 2018

Thank you for taking the time to write this review - and certainly for mentioning both Jake and RJ. We hope the service you received was enough to have you come back and visit us again.

Reviewed 24 January 2018

Four friends and I enjoyed a lovely Happy Hour recently at The Windlass! The appetizers were delicious, especially the amazing fried calamari and caprese salad! Adding to that was the young bartender, Jake, who was VERY pleasant, helpful, and attentive! Thank you, Windlass and manager,...More

Thank patz973
Alice S, Owner at The Windlass, responded to this reviewResponded 25 January 2018

Thank YOU for this lovely review - Jake is a great guy and RJ is too! So glad that you seem to be a frequent customer - we hope to keep it that way by providing you with great service.

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Carrie H
22 July 2017|
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Response from Alice S | Property representative |
Hello: We do not have REGULAR musical appearances - however we often do have musical guests. I would suggest that you either Like us on Facebook or check our website - both of which are updated with special events. Or... More
Dianne L
7 May 2017|
Response from Alice S | Property representative |
Hi: Sunday Mornings from 9 am - 11:30 am May 1 - Oct 31st Thanks
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 15 - US$ 40
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
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, Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, View, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 45 Nolans Point Park Rd, Lake Hopatcong, NJ 07849-1902
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Lake Hopatcong
  • Phone Number: +1 973-663-3190
  • E-mail
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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