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June 25th, 2018

Lake Hope Lodge! A Hidden Restaurant Gem

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LAKE HOPE LODGE RESTAURANT

I’m not certain which was better. The wood-fired pizza or our incredible view. They were both impressive.

Recently, my family and I went to Hocking Hills for a few days of hiking and reconnecting. We had read online about the great food at Lake Hope Lodge Restaurant and wanted to give it a try it for ourselves.

After a meandering drive, we came upon the dining lodge. It’s quietly tucked away in beautiful Lake Hope State Park which is surrounded by the Zaleski State Forest. While it may be off the beaten path, it’s well worth the time in visiting.

Soon after sitting down at our table, a brief but mighty storm passed through the area. It was beautiful to see through the floor-to-ceiling windows. We watched as the rain hit the lake and the fog rose through the hills of towering trees. It was a magical scene.

Alas, after watching intently for a more than a few moments, we returned our attention to the task at hand. The difficult decision as to exactly what we would order.
I was surprised by the extensive list of wood fired pizza choices. We also learned that the meats are hickory smoked in-house and even the salad dressings are crafted by the culinary team. They take their commitment to freshly prepared food very seriously. The menu offers a variety of choices from steak to pasta to a decadent array of desserts. There is also a variety of craft beers and fine wines to choose from.

By the time we finished dinner, the rain had stopped and we took the time to wander outside and enjoy the fresh scent of freshly-washed forest.

Lake Hope Lodge Restaurant is definitely worth the time and if you’re planning a special event or reception, I would highly encourage you to check out their beautiful meeting space. It’s quite a unique venue.

We look forward to visiting the restaurant and park again!

Lake Hope Lodge is open Monday – Thursday from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. and on Friday – Saturday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. The lodge is also open for a brunch buffet on Sundays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Lake Hope Lodge
27331 State Route 278
McArthur, OH 45651
lakehopelodge.com
740-596-06010


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