Multi-Sensory Dining – The Lakehouse at Deer Creek

By Brandi Christoffersen

When you enter The Lakehouse at Deer Creek you will immediately be struck by the jaw-dropping view of the lake. With floor-to-ceiling windows and a large open dining area, the water seems to surround you in all directions.

With its large open dining area, the restaurant’s atmosphere is warm and relaxed. The customer service is at a 5-Star Level but without the white-cloth pretention. According to General Manager JD McLelland, this is all part of The Lakeside’s vision.

Not surprisingly however, the cuisine is the main part of the restaurant’s mission—to create a menu that weaves Utah’s expansive heritage with locally sourced and home-made dishes. Head Chef Tamara Stanger is a Utah native and loves everything about the state’s rich history: from the indigenous culture, to the mountain men and trappers, to the Mormon pioneers. Each item on the menu is lovingly created and prepared.

From foraging local herbs and ingredients, to partnering with local farmers, you can taste the commitment and effort that goes into each meal. As McLelland explains, “We want our patrons to experience the difference between value verses price.” Many items are already becoming local favorites, such as warm apple butter cornbread, lamb taquitos, rabbit lasagna and bison Salisbury steak. They also feature a kids menu that includes chicken bites and a 4 cheese quesadilla. You can also select from a wine, beer and cocktail menu, personally created to complement the menu’s flavors.

The Lakehouse at Deer Creek is open all year long for dinner and for weekend brunch during the spring and fall. You can make reservations and check out the full menu online. We also recommend learning more about Chef Stanger and her culinary journey at


5317 US-189 S, HEBER CITY
435. 210.7474