What to Expect at Alice’s

Alice’s is a casual lake-view property which offers guests made-to-order New American fare.  Our seasonal menu lists entrees which features beef, pork, chicken, seafood, fish as well as vegetarian/vegan options.  The menu is complimented by daily specials.  Alice’s serves lunch, dinner, brunch (Sat & Sun) as well as selections on the bar menu.  Alice’s full bar serves an array of cocktails, wine, cordials, draft and bottled beers.   Alice’s has a children’s menu.  Our main dining room is ADA compliant.  Alice’s has a separate lounge downstairs, the Big Fish Lounge which features a full sized bar, shuffle board, 7 televisions and two regulation dart boards.  Big Fish Lounge has a outdoor deck which is open when weather permits all year long.  The deck has bumper pool, tv and corn hole.

Alice’s is a Seasonal Business

Reservations may be made by booking online on Rezy or calling our dining room directly.  We always leave a portion of our tables open for walk-ins and last minute reservations – it is always a good practice to call when in doubt.

Alice’s operating hours vary according to the time of year.  Hours are listed on this page. Alice’s dining room is closed:

  • Monday during the off season only
  • New Years Day
  • Tuesday after Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving Day, the Friday after Thanksgiving
  • Christmas Eve and Christmas Day
  • During the month of January the main dining room is closed, but the Big Fish Lounge remains open

NOTE: Alice’s is is open Monday Labor Day and Monday Memorial Day on an Sunday Schedule.

Alice’s has a seasonal reservation policy (see below)

Big Fish Lounge Open All Year Long

Alice’s downstairs bar “Big Fish Lounge” has slightly different operational hours than the dining room.  Most importantly Big Fish Lounge is open during the month of January when the main dining room is closed.  (Please see Lounge hours).  A full bar menu is available in the Big Fish Lounge when the main dining room is closed.

Reservation & Walk-in Policy

Alice’s has a season-driven reservation policy which varies depending on time of year:

PEAK SEASON (May 1st through Oct 31) – Alice’s does not accept reservations. With the exception of the following:
  • Parties of 5 or more
  • Special Holiday Events or Promotions – which will be marked to encourage reservations.
  • Note: CC deposits may be required to secure your reservation. 
OFF-PEAK SEASON (November 1st – April 30th) – though not required, Alice’s accepts reservations for all size parties.  We strongly suggest reservations for:
  • Parties of 5 or more
  • Special Holiday Events or Promotions – which will be marked to encourage reservations.
  • Note: CC deposits may be required to secure your reservation. 

Best Reservation Practices:

  1. confirm your reservation – unconfirmed reservations are honored for 15 minutes.  After 15 minutes the table is given away;
  2. notify us if your party is running late or if you need to cancel;
  3. let us know if there is an increase or decrease in your party size;
  4. we cannot GUARANTEE a reservation for a particular portion of our dining room or table.

Timing your Meal

Alice’s is not a ‘food factory’ – we want guests to enjoy each other’s company and the kitchen’s made-to-order creations.  Most guests enjoy a relaxing three course meal in less than 1.5 hours.  During the peak season, we may ask guests who stay at their table beyond the 1.5 hour mark OR longer than 15 minutes after their server presents a check (whichever comes first) to kindly let other guests have an opportunity to have use of the table.   Our beautiful Big Fish Lounge is a great after-dinner spot as is our boardwalk overlooking the lake.

Hosting Private Parties

Alice’s is a great venue for smaller scaled private gatherings and corporate function.  Our Private Party Staff work closely with hosts to ensure each event is seamless and the food fits the occasion perfectly.  Alice’s has hosted hundreds of showers, birthdays, retirements, business functions and fundraisers.  We also specialize in organizing multiple venue events which incorporate use of Lake Hopatcong Cruises, Lake Hopatcong Golf Course and the Windlass.  Call 973.663.9600 or email Alice@AlicesRestaurantNJ.com to start planning an event with Alice’s.