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Old 06-02-2021, 08:03 AM
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Anyone aware of any recent changes to the Lighthouse Bar and Grill. Usually has full tables and people awaiting seating. Within last week seems like crowds have disappeared. Just an observation, as we walk past every evening.
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Old 06-02-2021, 08:48 AM
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Beginning of summer, most restaurants have more availability
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Old 06-02-2021, 09:06 AM
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Anyone aware of any recent changes to the Lighthouse Bar and Grill. Usually has full tables and people awaiting seating. Within last week seems like crowds have disappeared. Just an observation, as we walk past every evening.
My wife and I visited there a couple of weeks ago. We sat at the bar like usual but noticed that the restaurant was not busy like normal. I asked for menus and received what looked like lunch menus. I asked the bartender and was told they were new and that the dinner entrees were eliminated. Basically now mostly sandwiches, fried food and apps. Was told that they were streamlining things to be more efficient in the kitchen. We previously really liked the butterfish and the baked fish options but no longer available. Might make sense for cost efficiency but not customer friendly imo. Maybe opening the new restaurant in Spanish Springs has spread them too thin.
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Anyone aware of any recent changes to the Lighthouse Bar and Grill. Usually has full tables and people awaiting seating. Within last week seems like crowds have disappeared. Just an observation, as we walk past every evening.
We recently went there for dinner. Their menu has changed drastically. They are now a "seafood basket" only place. Seafood (fish, shrimp, scallops, etc) served with fries and a cup of coleslaw in a plastic basket and presented with the cheapest plastic silverware. I think they might have dropped their prices a tad also. But the restaurant is only a shell of its former self - it needs a complete overhaul inside and out, and the food is now only mediocre.
Such a shame - it used to be our favorite place to eat. What a waste of a great view.
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Old 06-02-2021, 09:15 AM
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Such a shame - it used to be our favorite place to eat.
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We went there for the first time a few weeks ago.

Food was good but served a large piece of fried halibut in very small cardboard basket making it hard to eat. Not to mention plastic utensils.
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Snowbirds are gone and prices/wages have increased...gotta trim costs somewhere?
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The venue deserves much better. If they're having trouble meeting expenses ( which I suspect), sell it to someone who can make it worth the visit.
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If the decibel level has dropped as well, can't be bad!
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I thought nobody went there anymore because it was so crowded.

Groan...
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I thought nobody went there anymore because it was so crowded.

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Used to be Yogi's favorite restaurant
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I dislike the new menu. We went last week. Good service, not so good food.
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When we bought in the Villages 6 years ago the Lighthouse was our go to place. It was where we brought all our visitors for a very good meal with a nice view. Over the years it has gone through several changes, the only thing that has been consistent is change. With each change, quality and value has progressively declined. Kind of sad : (
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