Golf fans and local food lovers are sure to enjoy the setting and menu at The Restaurant at The Lost Marsh.
Located at Hammond's popular golf course The Lost Marsh, the restaurant sports a lunch and dinner menu starring a diverse selection of appetizers, salads, sandwiches, burgers, pasta dishes, seafood, steaks and more.
The eatery, which is owned by Daniel Urquiza, is in the regional group of restaurants operated by Urquiza's family. The group includes Rodizio's at Meyer's Castle in Dyer and South Shore Club Bar and Grill in East Chicago.
The menu at Restaurant at the Lost Marsh features contemporary American food.
Urquiza said it's important to keep the regional diner in mind when creating a menu and culinary experience.
"We want diners to be able to come to a beautiful location overlooking the golf course and the lakes and have a good meal for a reasonable price," he said.
"We also want people to know that we have food and drink specials every day," he said. "And they can come here and watch sports and enjoy their meal."
When we visited Restaurant at the Lost Marsh for lunch recently, the atmosphere was inviting and we were comfortable dining at a window table overlooking the snow-laden golf course.
Football games were broadcast on televisions situated above the bar and a party of diners seated at a large table in the middle of the room were enjoying a birthday celebration. It proved to be the perfect setting for a festive yet casual meal.
After surveying the menu, we decided on the Cobb Salad ($11) featuring chicken breast, avocado, bacon, tomato, hard-boiled eggs, and Maytag blue cheese. It was served with a house vinaigrette. We also ordered the Pulled Pork Sandwich ($7) and French Onion Soup ($6).
The salad received praise from our table for its ample serving size and flavorful vinaigrette with the Maytag blue cheese being an extra treat. The pork sandwich was also a hit with a sweet barbecue sauce.
Among other luncheon menu items at the eatery are Tilapia Sliders ($10); Caprese Tower ($8) Shrimp Crab Cake Sandwich ($13); Spicy Flatbread Chicken Sandwich ($10); Linguine Bolognese ($11); Lasagna ($16); Perch ($14) and Grilled Mahi Mahi ($16).
The Lost Marsh eatery also offers a full-service bar featuring microbrews, beers on draft, wine and more.
Urquiza said one of the popular features at the restaurant is a $12.99 Delivery Menu. Deliveries are made to surrounding businesses and residences in Hammond, Whiting and East Chicago.
On the lunch delivery menu are items such as Hot Italian Beef Sandwich; Sizzling Fajitas, Captain's Seafood Dinner, New Yankee Pot Roast, Rigatoni and Mesquite Grilled Flat Iron Steak Salad. (To order lunch for delivery, call (219) 228-2526 or email firstname.lastname@example.org).
In addition to serving lunch and dinner, the Lost Marsh also books weddings.
FYI: The Restaurant at the Lost Marsh is located at 1001 129th St. Hammond. Call (219) 228-2526 for hours and other information.