Decoy Dockside Dining

Dock Bar and Restaurant at Lake San Marcos Resort

Dock Bar and Restaurant

Freshwater fish and game cooked in a wood-burning oven

Peaceful Setting

Peaceful Lake San Marcos waterfront, near entertainment and shopping

Entertainment Galore

Golf courses, trails, water activities, and boat rides

San Marcos: The New Dining Hot Spot!

Decoy Dockside Dining is the new two-story, lake-view restaurant and bar in San Marcos; the restaurant is a stunning part of the rehab of the Lakehouse Hotel & Resort; the 1,000 square-foot, indoor-outdoor bottom floor is called Dock Bar, where patrons can drink some craft cocktails and beers, plus casual bites like burgers, duck meatball banh mis, and ostrich empanadas.

The 8,000 square-foot dining room upstairs offers freshwater fish and game, largely cooked in a wood-burning oven. There’s also a wood-and-bronze private dining room.

The upstairs has fireplaces, images of wildlife, lake-faring paraphernalia, green velvet booths, and large-scale landscapes of forests and California redwoods. Blue velvet chairs dot the dining room. Over 300 buoys hang overhead in an art installation by Hollis Brand Culture.

We designed Decoy to blend with the beautiful and relaxing environment; patrons can sit at the floating lakefront bar for a refreshing drink or sit down for a chef-made meal in the dining area. With two dynamic floors of distinct decor and accompanying menus, you’ll enjoy the cool transition from our casual dockside bar downstairs to the allure of the Regal-Lodge-inspired dining atmosphere upstairs. However you choose to experience Decoy Dockside Dining, you’ll have a great time!

Rick Somers

Director of Architecture and Design, Pacifica Enterprises

American Cuisine Inspired by the Great Outdoors

  • Decoy Bar Area; long bar with chairs on the left, blue armchairs, TV, and fireplace on the right, rows of buoys hanging from the ceiling.
    Decoy Bar Area
  • Decoy Waterfront. Tables on the balcony overlooking the lake and boats at the docks.
    Decoy Waterfront
  • Dockside Nachos on a round table at Dockside restaurant. Lake in the background.
    Docside Nachos
  • Duck Meatball Bahn on a plate with a fork and a beer.
    Duck Meatball Bahn
  • Filet Tenderloin on a plate with a hand pouring dressing on it.
    Filet Tenderloin
  • Hamachi Crudo on a plate.
    Hamachi Crudo
  • Salmon on a plate.
    Salmon
  • Smoky Mango; two glasses of a drink on a bar top with a faceless bartender behind them.
    Smoky Mango

Dynamic Floors

Year Opened

Dock Bar Square Footage

Dining Area Square Footage

Decoy Dockside Dining

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