Lakeside Bar & Grill, dubbed ‘The Northwest Valley’s neighborhood anchor’ has been a staple in the North Peoria dining scene for more than ten years and has recently undergone renovations to make it better than ever with modern interior, an upgraded friendly patio and improved menu.

However, the fun, lake-themed restaurant has a lot more to offer than just its delicious food, which is crafted with high-quality, local ingredients. With wall to wall TVs for sports viewing, Thursday night Texas Hold’Em, Friday night karaoke and Saturday night live music, just to name a few, there’s always something happening at Lakeside Bar & Grill. Plus, with a family-friendly atmosphere, dog-friendly patio, dog-friendly menu items and a great kid’s menu full of childhood favorites, it’s a great place to take the whole family.

The menu features a little of everything from American food favorites to Mexican specialties. Shareable plates include several bar favorites like quesadillas, nachos, fried zucchini, chicken tenders, wings and buffalo shrimp.

Lakeside Bar & Grill also specializes in burgers, with eight different options, all made with a half-pound angus beef patty. One-of-a-kind options include the PB & J Burger with peanut butter, house-made jalapeno jam, bacon and cheddar cheese as well as The Hipster with ham, bacon, caramelized onions, a fried egg, cheddar and garlic aioli. Diners can also customize their burger with a veggie burger or pretzel bun.

Sandwich options include all the classic favorites, like the Philly Cheesesteak, Lakeside Club, Homestyle Fried Chicken, Tuna Melt and Hot Pastrami — to name a few. On the lighter side is a selection of salads including classics like the cobb salad, Caesar salad and taco salad.

The main plates have a Mexican flair, with options like fajitas, street tacos, coconut shrimp and burritos as well as simple, healthy options like the skinny chicken and grilled salmon.

To pair with the food, the grill offers more than two dozen beer options including local favorites from San Tan Brewery and Four Peaks as well as beer flights. There are also several wines and more than 10 craft cocktails, ranging from the traditional Lakeside margarita to the unique White Gummy Bear with raspberry vodka, peach schnapps, sweet and sour and Sprite.

For dessert, diners can choose between the homemade bread pudding, Lakeside brownie sundae and cookie monster, a warm chocolate chip cookie with vanilla ice cream, chocolate sauce and whipped cream.

Diners can enjoy great happy hour specials daily from 3 to 7 p.m. and from 9 p.m. to close, such as $3 domestic and classic drafts, $3.25 wine drinks and $1.50 off shared plates. Plus, you can make it a full meal with the Beef & Brew which features the Lakeside burger, french fries and a domestic or classic pint for just $10.29.

The deals continue with lunch where customers can enjoy a soup or salad paired with a wrap or half sandwich and fries for just $8.99 on weekdays from 10:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Lakeside Bar & Grill also offers daily specials including ‘Meltdown Monday’ with an $8.99 patty melt, grilled cheese or tuna melt as well as $3.25 mimosas or Bloody Mary’s on Sundays.

Lakeside Bar & Grill is located at 9980 W. Happy Valley Pkwy. #1101. To learn more, visit or call 623-566-1470.