THE THING we learned most growing up in restaurants: it was a ton of hard work and that there just weren’t any shortcuts when it came to quality, freshness, and local.
OUR PLACE of refuge from all this work. was a lake up in Michigan for a few weeks each summer. There, our parents and kids and friends would enjoy lakelife – boating, swimming, beach time, bonfires, and perhaps most memorable, family prepared and superbly cooked meals at a long farm table on the porch.
THE FOOD was always hyper-fresh purchased daily from local farms. It was farm to-table, fresh eating long before it ever became a movement or marketing strategy.
THE KIDS would boat down to the Village General Store to get fresh corn from Johnecheck Farm; fresh vegetables and tomatoes usually came from Bill’s Farmers Market outside of town, a local family farm in business since 1888. Flowers, preserves, and other organic wares came from Coveyou Farmers Market, a 5th generation family farming this land since 1874. We really got to know and enjoy these folks.
SO WITH THIS SPIRIT we bring you Lindey’s Lake House, a casual, fun, social place where our commitment to fresh, farm-to-table and local is our way of life, all year long. Enjoy.
Rick, Trish, Chris, Beth and our late Mom Sue
Rob Records, Executive Chef
Phil Yandolino, Chef
Tim Davin, Managing Partner
OUR INSPIRATION Sue Doody, Mom, operated a catering business in her home before opening Lindey’s in 1981 in Columbus’s historic German Village. Sue’s passion for people, genuine hospitality, and world class food created an unmatched restaurant experience in Ohio. Today, Lindey’s is better than ever, and is consistently ranked as a top restaurant. The Lake House farmhouse design was created by Sue’s daughter-in-law Wendy Berry of W Design.
“The restaurant has the easy-going elegance of a well-appointed summer home, with white-washed clapboard, comfortable wicker chairs, and scores of real family photos. Guests are welcomed by a wood-burning fireplace. Hand-lettered chalkboard signs herald fresh-baked pies. There are two bars, one separated from the main room and another that faces the open kitchen, warmed by a wood-burning pizza oven.”Douglas TrattnerCleveland Scene
“Shareable plates will feature eclectic offerings like crab cakes, Korean barbecue wings and skillet-roasted shrimp. Bar bites also include options like iron skillet cheddar corn biscuits and Moroccan carrots and shishito peppers. Burgers, ribeye, lamb chops and salmon will come straight from the wood-fired grill.”Nikki Delamotte♡Cleveland.com
“Great atmosphere, so upbeat, awesome food, bartenders very informative and engaging. Highly recommend. Lamb chops were the best ever!”FacebookReview
“At Lindey's Lake House, a Family History of Food in a Lovely Setting. Lindey's thin, crisp-crusted pizzas are so good that we actually bookended a meal with them one evening. We started out with cocktails, wine and a pepperoni pizza , but ended up hanging out with friends for so long that we tossed in an order for margarita pizza hours later.”Douglas TrattnerCleveland Scene
“The vibe strikes the right note between casual and formal, and the food hit on all cylinders. Throw in competitive price points and Lindey's is worth the trip like a stroll to a seaside eatery on vacation.”Mark BonaCleveland.com
“The transformation from Coastal Taco to Lindey's Lake House is nearly complete in the Flats. Come Monday April 8, diners can observe the changes. Starters include guac and chips, skillet cornbread, spicy calamari and hot crab dip. Taco platters and thin-crusted brick oven pizzas share top billing with popular Lake House items, as well as some plucked from Cedar Creek Grille. On offer will be fried chicken, fish and chips, lobster rolls, cedar-planked salmon and steak frites.”Douglas TrattnerCleveland Scene