Decoy 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.

Decoy Upstairs

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