One thing I love about writing for Haute Happenings is that it gives me the chance introduce you to random places in the area that may be new to you and your friends.
This week, I thought I’d tell you a bit about a secluded and unique restaurant that’s near Brazil: Big Willy’s Lake House. If you’ve been in Terre Haute awhile, you may remember that this was once just “The Lake House.”
This restaurant has changed owners, but we’re glad to hear that this local gem has recently reopened.
If you decide to visit The Lake House and feel like you’ve gotten lost in the middle of nowhere, you’re probably close. 😉 The Lake House is on a secluded road off of US-40E. Here’s a map if you’d like more specific directions.
Part of the appeal of The Lake House is definitely its isolation. Few restaurants in the area are so secluded and peaceful.
We’ve visited The Lake House for date night (it’s a steak house with a bar that offers a variety of drink selections) and for family dinners with the kids.
I LOVE visiting when it’s warm enough to eat outside on the deck. The deck area will give you a great view of the lake (thus the restaurant’s name!) and possibly a visit from the restaurant’s resident golden retriever.
Also, the outside area gives kids a chance to explore and burn off energy while they wait for their food.
For larger parties and events, there is also a banquet area.
I’m no food critic, so feel free to leave the name of your favorite meal from The Lake House is the comment section!
For more kid-friendly restaurants in the Terre Haute area, check out our “restaurant” section!