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elaine Posted: 8/8/2007 6:18:52 PM
Subject:Lake Murray Restaurants

We will be vacationing on the lake and would like info on restaurants with access by boat or car.

lakejake Posted: 9/29/2007 2:14:58 PM
Subject:Lake Murray Restaurants

On the Lexington (South)side of the lake:
Charlies Fishermans Warf is on US 378 and has a dock on the water.

ON the Chapin(North) side:

Bufilow Creek at Hollands Marina

Big Birds Landing has a resturant

Rusty Anchor at Lighthouse Marina

Dockside at Lake Murray Marina

Most other marinas have sanwiches, snacks, hot dogs ect.

tadpole Posted: 1/24/2008 12:49:32 PM
Subject:Lake Murray Restaurants

dont forget marks behind buffolo creek  has dance floor also nice hosts too..

BeenHereLonger Posted: 6/6/2008 9:22:55 AM
Subject:Lake Murray Restaurants

I really wish whoever is in control of the lake would loosen up restrictions a bit on developing the lake.  A new marina ( a nice one unlike all the other crap ones on the lake ).  On the lexington side of the lake near the dam would take off like crazy.  For years I always thought Jake's landing would be perfect.  Tear it all down and build a new state of the art facility and it would sell out slips and be the place to be.  It's close to town if you wanted to drive their, and its also close to main area of the lake.  Lets face it, all the marinas are terrible and look shotty, but with the amount of money on lake murray its about time we reflect that by allowing newer upscale resturants and marinas to have a chance.  There is a ton of money in the lake community to tap into.  Most of your wealthy people will not go to any of those places listed to enjoy a nice meal on the lake, it's nicer at their homes.  I've lived here my whole life on the lake and I have been waiting for places like Lighthouse, and Lake murray marina to step it up.  They havn't and still suck!  those are some of the trashiest places on the lake.  Lake murray business restrictions are alsmost as bad as the restrictions USC politics has on Columbia, which is why Columbia will always be behind every city in this state and country.  Greenville has skyrocketed past columbia in classiness and size because they allow new business to come in.  Lake murray will follow suit unless we harness the potential.  Build nicer things and the money will come out and the whole area will benefit.

uscboy Posted: 7/3/2008 10:02:04 PM
Subject:Lake Murray Restaurants

While I agree that Lake Murray could use another marina or two and definitely use some more good on-the-water restaurants, I have to disagree with you lumping Litehouse in with Lake Murray and other marinas on the lake. 

Litehouse is very well run and professional.  They offer wet and dry indoor storage, the manager Stan and all the deck hands are all great, and Quarterdeck is decent with good service (esp. compared with Dockside which traditionally has horrible service).  They also have cleaning racks, water, recycling, trailer storage, nice clean bathrooms, and quick service getting boats in and out of the water.   You can tell they work hard to make sure people are happy, everything from the big things to little things like always greeting customers quickly and friendly.  They're really the only large, full service, serious, and professional marina on the lake though. 

Lake Murray Marina has opportunity with their location, but since they don't even know what's going on with their property, it's hard to have much hope for them.  Plus, with the historically awful service at Dockside, they have a lot stacked against them.  If they ever get that restaurant rid of it's "Redneck Riviera" reputation and get good service there and get their land situation figured out and get dry storage back, they could do well.  Best thing they have going for them is Tammy who is great - very friendly and great to deal with there!

The lake could use more 7-day-a-week type full restaurants though, that I agree with.  Just wonder if there would be enough traffic to support a restaurant like that with how much it would cost to build and keep with the tax rates.

Only other note is I think you're wrong about USC standing in the way of the city - that's completely ridiculous and the exact opposite is true.  City council and government stand in the way of the best thing the city has going for it time and time again.

I think I understand though - I smell a Clemson fan... bashing USC and calling things in the Columbia area trash compared to elsewhere in the state (esp. Greenville).  If it's so great elsewhere, why are you here? :-)

Gad Posted: 7/7/2008 6:32:11 PM
Subject:Lake Murray Restaurants

I'm with BeenHereLonger on this.  Growing up on Lake Washington near Seattle I have a hard time believing how poorly developed Lake Murray is.  Most large lakes near medium to large cities have roads along the water, free beaches, and classy joints.  So far I've yet to find a place worthy of taking the wife to.  Charlie's Fishermans Warf is a joke.  I mean the place is a real dive.

Went to one marina this weekend and couldn't even buy a bag of ice with a debit card.  Inbread backwoods folk in my book.

Welcome Posted: 9/18/2008 12:17:36 PM
Subject:Lake Murray Restaurants

We are the new Lake Murray Chamber of Commerce! We want any & all input from anyone who wants to see our beautiful Lake Murray become a national showcase & tourist destination. We want to see all the small lake restaurants & businesses blossom & grow to be the best in the region.
Wouldn't it be nice to have folks talking about the fantastic restaurants, wondeful boat day trips & the great vacation they had at our Lake Murray!!??
Please write us or call us with all your input or events or ideas you would like to see & put into motion!
Debra Lauer ~ President & CEO
Lake Murray Chamber of Commerce
"doing business one wave at a time"

MommaD Posted: 3/12/2012 5:20:55 PM
Subject:Lake Murray Restaurants

Does anyone know if Dockside will reopen?