art • food • drink

Located on the lake in beautiful Cedar Lake, just 40 min from Chicago. Bugaboo’s is an amazing mixture of atmosphere, food and drinks that make for a great day on the lake or an evening with friends listening to some great local music and enjoying the best sunset view on Cedar Lake. The menu at Bugaboo’s is a blend of Americana comfort food and Pub Fare. Bugaboo’s has a strong commitment to serving traditional classics prepared with a light, modern approach.

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Our Story

bugaboo’s tap house

on the lake

With his love of all forms of art and expression Bugaboo’s Bar and Grill is the brain child of award winning artist Don Frey. Best know for his tattoo shops “Bugaboo Tattoo”, Don decided to carry his love for art over to a place where everyone can gather to eat, drink and enjoy friends and family. Boasting a beautiful 40 x 60 deck off of the main dining area with large glass windows and overhead garage doors, bugaboo’s is the premier place to spend some time on Cedar Lake with some great music and the best sunset view on the lake.



Hand cut fries smothered in brown gravy, topped with bacon and cheese curds.


italian beef

Sliced Italian beef served on garlic bread.


3b burger

Made with bacon, blue cheese, and BBQ sauce.


what people are saying

“nice location with a good view”

"Nice location with a good view of the lake and outdoor seating. The decorations were cool and the food was good. We will be back to try it out in warmer weather."

Clint Price

“can't beat $1 tacos on a tuesday”

"Tried this place out for the first time and you can't beat $1 tacos on a Tuesday! They were delicious and our server Erin (spelling?) was great as well"

Max Begovich

“great view of cedar lake”

"Been there twice and both times the food was great, choices of beer were good, the mixed age clientele were friendly, the bands were great. Has a great view of Cedar Lake. Added it to my favorite list of restaurants. Highly recommend it."

William Larson

"good food selection, wonderful patio"

"This is a great little bar nested right on the lake. Good food selection, wonderful patio, drinks are obviously good. Staff is friendly and they have pool tables."

Chris Bowen

hours of operation

11:00am – 12:00am

11:00am – 2:00am

14527 Lake Shore Drive
Cedar Lake, IN



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