In May of 2008 Lola’s Lakehouse opened its doors after undergoing a remodel that took well over a year to complete. While Lola’s was new to Waconia, the site Lola’s sits on has over 100 years of history dating back to the late 19th century. A gathering place for not only locals but for city folk who would come by train to the beautiful shores of Clearwater Lake (Lake Waconia), the property has been enjoyed by many for quite a long time.

Lola’s is owned by the Berger family. Kyle grew up on Lake Waconia and has called Waconia home for over 40 years. He recognized when the previous restaurant was up for sale that he might only get one chance at purchasing a property this unique, and decided to go all in. Kyle and his wife Amy can be regularly found onsite and enjoy being involved with various aspects of the day-to-day operations.

It’s widely known that Lola’s views of Lake Waconia are unparalleled, but Lola’s is much more than a view. Our goal is to provide a total experience that melds unbelievable food and drinks with excellent service, and of course, sitting lakeside with the sun on your shoulders doesn’t hurt.


Lola’s design cues are inspired by the look and feel of New England Boat houses. Bright white wooden plank walls are offset with heavy, dark beams, flooring and furniture. Various nautical inspired lamps and ship decor can be found throughout the restaurant and bar.



The menu is seafood inspired with traditional American fare. From fresh oysters, mussels and scallops to fish and chips, our options will please anyone looking to satisfy their seafood craving. If that isn’t your thing, our flatbreads, salads and sandwiches are constantly getting rave reviews.

Looking to quench your thirst? Lola’s drink menu is carefully crafted with our visitors in mind. Yes, we offer a standard assortment of beers and liquors, but we also carry especially sought out beers, wines, and spritzers you won’t find locally. Take note that our bartenders specialize in creating handmade Craft cocktails that are perfect for sipping lakeside. Be sure to inquire about them at your next visit with us!

See you at Lola’s!

“Everything was top notch. The service, the timing, the food, the sincerity, the compassion…EVERYTHING!! I got so many compliments across the board. From my grateful heart – THANKS to you, the chef, the servers, and everyone else that supported our group!!”

– Shelly T.

“Great spot for celebrating a special occasion. Fantastic staff, view & food.”

– Dawn Walrath

“Darling restaurant on Lake Waconia. The service is excellent. Wonderful food with great presentation. Stylish interior.”

– Deb Cook

“We keep going back! The ambiance lakeside is wonderful but it’s the very refined food that has really made us fans. The lobster bisque is simply the best I have had in Minnesota. We are fans! And the service is top notch.”

– Pauline C. Speranza

“We have been coming to Lola’s for years and I have never thought to write a review. In the summer we love Lolas on the deck because it is so relaxing. It is much nicer than other lake restaurants-where the tables are squished and you get plastic silver and glasses…at Lola’s, it is the same as dining inside. The happy hour is fun and a great value.”

– Karen Kaufenberg-Gibney

“Wonderful staff. The to go special of cod was delicious and we will definitely order again.”

– Marie Koenig-Kerber

“Delicious! The Family Dinner deal is a great value with tons of food! Makes it easy to not cook every day and support local thru all of this! We will be ordering a Family Dinner deal again.”

– Jennifer Hartmann