Pizza King is proof that waterfront dining can be an affordable experience for your family

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By: Tom Westerhof

Tom Westerhof/Bites and Bitters

As someone who blogs a lot about beach bars, frequenting establishments that offer waterfront dining is a priority.

It’s a pleasant and welcome surprise when I stumble upon a lakefront restaurant that not only offers a waterfront experience (in this case, you’re actually out over the water), but also includes one of my favorite phrases in the English language – Pizza King.

Beyond serving my favorite pizza, the Pizza King in North Webster also includes a full menu of items from the Lakeview Restaurant, the previous occupant of the building.

Available from 6:30 a.m. until 7 p.m., the Lakeview menu includes standard breakfast fare at reasonable prices (only one dish is over $6) and typical fried food such as breaded vegetables, homemade soups and chili and sandwiches for lunch and dinner. For late risers, breakfast is served until 1 p.m. with the lunch and dinner menu available from 11 a.m. to close.

And then there’s the pizza.

Available for lunch and dinner, the Pizza King menu is the same as its other locations and features subs, wrap-ups and, of course, the pizza. You can dine inside if you wish, but if you prefer to be as close to the water as possible, you can head outside to the deck which sits over the waters of Lake Webster, offering lake-lovers the opportunity to be as close to the water as possible without actually being on a boat.

If you’re lucky enough to find yourself on a boat, you don’t need to worry about hopping in your car to get some pizza. The North Webster Pizza King offers space to dock your boat and you can either stay for dinner or take your order to go.

Service was excellent on both days we visited. Everything was quick, from seating to the order being taken to the delivery of the food. Seth, who waited on us both days, was even able to recall my abhorrence for mushrooms from our first visit, and on our return visit, he offered to make one side of our Royal Feast pizza free of the funky fungus — I gladly accepted.

The Pizza King’s location at North Webster’s public park also affords families the chance for a cheap, fun-filled day. The Dixie sternwheel tour boat docks 20 feet away and for $7 a person, you can enjoy a ride around the lake. A public beach and playground area is just on the other side of the Dixie from the Pizza King along with a small bait and tackle shop offering boat rentals.

Waterfront dining can be an affordable affair and for those of you seeking a great meal with a view to match or want to include a day at the beach or a boat ride around the lake, an afternoon at the North Webster Pizza King might just be what you’re looking for.

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