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Things to do in Lakeside

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.

Restaurant
“Another excellent choice for breakfast and brunch, maybe less waiting than Luisa’s”
  • 14 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
“Located in Lakeside along Red Arrow, Flagship offers a great selection of fresh seafood. The selection changes but they do offer both local freshwater fish as well as more exotic offerings. They also offer catering for larger meals – 5 day advance notice required.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Home Goods Store
“There are numerous shops, galleries, and antique stores spread out along Red Arrow Highway from Union Pier to Sawyer. This is one of our favorites for interesting finds.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Store
“AP Lakeside carries a variety of exquisitely edited European clothing lines as well as her pieces from her furniture collaboration with Chicago’s swoon-worthy Jayson Home & Garden. As well as pieces from her. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Café
  • 1 local recommends
Route
“Follow this road to the lake and you'll find our small, charming public street-end beach. Parallel parking is allowed here along the road, just be respectful of the neighbor's driveways and other beach-goers. Lately, the beach has been quite shallow but it changes every year. If you go on the early side, you'll get good shade from the trees.”
  • 1 local recommends
Establishment
“Boutique shop offering unusual decorative items for the home. I always find something here that I have to have. Beautifully displayed art and artifacts.”
  • 1 local recommends
Furniture Store
  • 1 local recommends
Furniture Store
“Interior decorators with select items for sale. Small store with mouthwatering art, furniture, artifacts, lamps beautifully displayed.”
  • 1 local recommends