Business Overview

Lakeside Restaurant, Bar, and Banquet facility in Ashtabula county for sale with available building! Well known for serving great food and drink to tourists and locals alike, drawing considerable seasonal business from the lake and other local tourist attractions. Although the business has a full liquor license, including Sunday sales, the business is more of a family friendly restaurant serving sandwiches and salads to hungry boaters and campers during the day and comfort food such as pasta, prime rib, chicken, and fried fish diners in the evening. The business is located on a very heavily trafficked highway close to the nearby lake. During the off season, the business turns its attention to the locals, often cutting down on staffing, which at times has occurred naturally as the college aged help returns to school as tourism dwindles during the winter months. Because of its location & seasonality, the business is similar to many other classic American restaurants located in lake and beach communities, with locals and tourists creating a relaxed atmosphere that all agree is a great time! The building is available for an additional $250,000 through Beau Quest Realty.


  • Asking Price: $200,000
  • Cash Flow: $116,031
  • Gross Revenue: $1,121,960
  • FF&E: $80,000
  • Inventory: $15,000
  • Inventory Included: Yes
  • Established: 2009

Detailed Information

  • Property Owned or Leased:Own
  • Property Included:N/A
  • Building Square Footage:5,000
  • Lot Size:N/A
  • Total Number of Employees:7
  • Furniture, Fixtures and Equipment:N/A
About The Facility:

5000 SF plus basement, seating for up to 150 people. Property available through Beau Quest Realty for $250,000.

Is Support & Training Included:

Will train for 4 weeks @ $0 cost. Full D5 & D6 Liquor license with Sunday Sales.

Purpose For Selling:

Pre-Retirement Travel.

Pros and Cons:

Well established as one of the community's few quality restaurants.

Opportunities and Growth:

Location, atmosphere, and quality have made this business what it is. Growth is probable with proper staffing, special events, networking, as well as some additional marketing & advertising.

Additional Info

The company was founded in 2009, making the business 13 years old.
The deal does include inventory valued at $15,000, which is included in the asking price.

The business has 7 FT/11 PT employees and resides in a building with approx. square footage of 5,000 sq ft.

Why is the Current Owner Selling The Business?

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Existing Debts and Future Obligations

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Understanding the Customer Base, Competition and Area Demographics

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