Best Fine Dining

Lighthouse Restaurant

Tony V. Martin, The Times

Lighthouse Restaurant

Location: 7501 Constitution Ave., Cedar Lake

Phone: 219-374-9283

A beautiful view of Cedar Lake. A large selection of fresh seafood. Premium steaks served on a sizzling plate. A growing wine and cocktail menu. An elegant, but friendly venue. All of these factors helped to earn Lighthouse Restaurant a win in the category of “Best Fine Dining.”

“It’s a great award to get,” says general manager Shane Keeton. “It has a lot do with our great food and great service. A lot of our staff has been here since we opened. They’re a great group. They’re professional, but fun and friendly, as well, and they make it feel relaxing, not stiff.”

In the next year, Keeton says that they’ll be focusing on expanding the wine options and craft beer and cocktail program. “We’re trying to make it more of a desirable destination for those who like fine wines. We’re working on that and hope it will be one of the best wine lists in the area.”

Keeton is also pleased that so many in the region have made Lighthouse Restaurant their go-to place for celebrating special occasions. “That’s an honor for us,” says Keeton. “To be able to keep up the level of service we have, it is a testament to our staff. They’re phenomenal and care about the people who come in here.”


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