I decided to give the new Lighthouse Early Bird menu a try this weekend and I have to say I was impressed at the quality of food and service for the price. The wife and I showed up around 5:30 the Saturday before Easter to find that the nearby bar and patio were busy with Happy Folks enjoying a Happy Hour with a live husband and wife musical duo which really added to the ambiance of the Lodge upper floor. We were seated quickly at a nice table by the window overlooking the pool deck and lake with historic Canyon Lake lighthouse just beyond. Our waitress Rachel showed up soon and was very attentive and had some great suggestions regarding the menu.
We were pleasantly surprised at all the choices on the cocktail menu and the reasonable prices as well. I opted for a Rock n Roll margarita for under $5. Dinner rolls and water came out quickly.
The early bird 2 for $20 menu had 8 meal choices all which included a soup or salad and a dessert. There were a few pork dishes, 1 fish, burgers, steaks, and an eggplant parmesan to choose from. I picked the sirloin with baked potato and veggies and the wife tried the pork chop with mashed potatoes and veggies. The salads arrived right away and the main dishes were up within 10 minutes. At $10 a plate I wasn’t expecting anything extravagant, but the food was hot and taste was on par. The amount of food between the salad, main course, and dessert was certainly filling and worth the price. The sirloin and the pork chop were both cooked right on.
The staff bussed our empty plates quickly and Rachel was out just as fast with the dessert choices which included Bananas Foster, German Chocolate Cake, Sundae, or Carrot Cake. We opted for the German Chocolate and the Carrot Cake. These are not world class pastries by any means, but they were delicious and filling.
Overall, it was a great evening at a great price. There were about 8 other parties in the restaurant at the same time and the noise level was quiet and relaxing. And of course the view of Canyon Lake and activity by the pool made the atmosphere all the more enjoyable.
Nest time you’re looking for an affordable dinner option, be sure to check out the Lighthouse 2 for $20 from 5 to 7pm Wednesday through Saturday. Expect a pleasurable experience in a nice setting.