The Windlass
The Windlass
Main Lake Market
Nolan's Point
Lake Hopatcong Adventure Company
Live the Lake NJ
Lake Hopatcong Cruises
Lake Hopatcong Golf Club
Big Fish Lounge
Lake Hopatcong Taxi

Delicious Dining. Incredible Views.

The exterior of The Windlass from Lake Hopatcong
The Windlass dining room

Seasonal Dining

The Windlass is a seasonal business closed these days:

New Year's Day
Tuesday after Labor Day
Thanksgiving Day and the Friday after Thanksgiving
Christmas Eve and Christmas Day

The Windlass has a seasonal reservation policy. Contact us to reserve a table.

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What to Expect at The Windlass

The Windlass, a historic Lake Hopatcong Restaurant, is a seasonal business that accepts reservations and walk-in guests. Parties of eight or more should always make reservations.

Timing Your Meal

During peak season we may ask guests who remain at their table for two hours or longer to leave their table to continue your experience at the bar, in our gliders, or at Big Fish Lounge.

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A group of women smiling at a bar
A small American flag on the bar in The Windlass

A Brief History 

The Windlass, one of the best restaurants on Lake Hopatcong, has a rich cultural history. Our restaurant sits on Nolan’s Point and was built in the 1800s as tourism to Lake Hopatcong was booming. The restaurant was once part of an amusement park, a roller rink, and finally renovated into a restaurant with lake history and culture in mind. Today, The Windlass honors the past throughout its decor and offers guests indoor seating, a waterfront patio, and outdoor gliders to enjoy the beauty of the lake and the surrounding region. 

Live the Lake NJ

Live the Lake NJ is a family of seven businesses located on Lake Hopatcong offering residents and visitors endless opportunities for fun. Live the Lake NJ includes: two restaurants, a bar, an adventure company, a mini-golf course, a cruise boat, a water taxi, and a market. These companies combine together to create the Nolan's Point Experience, offering fully customizable, multi-venue group events on Lake Hopatcong. 

white flowers in a vase on a fully set table