About Us

Lake House Restaurant is a charming destination spot with a storied past. Come be a part of our small slice of history and enjoy our spectacular service.

A Haunted History

Nestled on the shore of the Iona Lake in Franklinville, NJ, Lake House Restaurant is rich with history. Originally built in the early half of the 1900’s by Polish immigrants, the Inn was as impressive as it was popular. Dances and parties were common occurrences, and the Inn maintained a respectable business. As the century wore on, so did the rumors of rooms rented by the hour, an illegal brothel, and a basement-located speakeasy during The Prohibition.

Likewise, while there are no official records of gangster Al Capone having frequented the popular Inn, and even eventually playing hand in the landmark’s Prohibition-era underground bar, the colorful stories abound. Listed as a “haunt” on Strange USA and other such paranormal resources, the Inn is perhaps best known for its bountiful supply of ghosts, spirits, and paranormal activity. There are endless rumors surrounding the building being haunted by the original owners, a “lady in black”, and even a ghost aptly named Victor.

Now the popular Lake House Restaurant, we can’t guarantee that you’ll experience any paranormal activity when you visit us, but we can guarantee a dining experience you won’t soon forget, unbelievable scenery, and an altogether pleasant – if not spirit-laden – atmosphere.


What We Offer

Your Events & Ours

Lake House offers a unique space to host your next celebration, luncheon, or party. You can also join us for live entertainment in our lounge, bar, or on our covered patio!

Fresh Ingredients

Our menu features elevated comfort foods, American cuisine, and fresh twists on familiar favorites. Join us for lunch, dinner, or happy hour.

A Stunning Destination

From lakeside dining to our casual all-season deck, nothing beats the stunning views and unique atmosphere we offer at Lake House Restaurant.

Creative Drinks

Our bar boasts creative, seasonal cocktails, an extensive wine list, and flights of your favorite craft beers. No matter your drink of choice, we have you covered.

5 Star Service

Our restaurant is family-run, and we pride ourselves in treating our guests like family too. Our staff is ready to exceed your expectations!

An Atmosphere for Every Mood

Our front bar and lounge, main dining area, all-season deck bar, and covered patio with California bar make Lake House your go-to destination no matter what mood you’re in.

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611 Taylor Road (on Iona Lake)

Newfield, NJ 08344