Gordy's Boat House
Features: This relaxed American eatery is the top Fontana pick! Located across from the lake there is both indoor and outdoor seating, live music and you can even arrive by boat and dock for lunch. The cocktails are tasty and they have a several gluten free and kids menu options. They don’t take reservations so come early during peak season! **This restaurant is only open from May-end of October.
Chuck's Lakeshore Inn
Features: This casual bar/restaurant is a Fontana institution….everyone knows Chucks! It has great lakeviews, a bar that gets packed on nights and weekends and delicious food. From burgers to salads, blackened mahi mahi or even pizza’s there is something for everyone. I love their veggie burger!
240 West (in the Abbey Resort and Spa)
Features: Located in the Abbey Hotel the atmosphere is rustic elegance with lots of wood beams and a fireplace which make this a cozy restaurant that overlooks the harbor. The menu reminds me of a steakhouse but has gluten free and vegetarian options. They also offer a brunch buffet on the weekends/holidays.
Features: Since 2019 this small space has been known for their delicious pizza, beer, wine and craft cocktails (and even have a delicious califlour crust pizza!). While they only offer pizza, they do it well and the staff and atmosphere keep the locals and visitors coming back!
The outdoor patio is a great spot during the warmer months to have a drink and take in the beautiful sunset.