Ge-Jo’s By the Lake Italian is a great place in downtown Clear Lake, Iowa. It’s my favorite place to eat in Clear Lake. They have a wonderful patio area to enjoy the Clear Lake breeze. The inside is too dark for me. I enjoy being outdoors. Their specialty is pizza. If you’re an adventurous eater, try the Italian Hot Dog. I ordered that tonight. It was outstanding!! It was a large Nathan’s Hot Dog with hot Italian peppers, mozzarella, and red sauce and then lightly baked to give the cheese a golden, bubbly, top. This dog is not one to pick up with your hands. It requires knife and fork. It was very spicy, too. The dog came with a side of fries.
I must note about our service. It was very busy tonight and we weren’t in a rush at all. Our waitress was doing the best she could to keep up with her area. She never messed up our order and we never demanded anything from her. We were just enjoying ourselves and not concerned with the time. At the end of our eating, she felt really bad that she didn’t provide us with adequate service and was apologetic that we had to wait for our food for so long, which wasn’t long at all. It’s a fresh pizza place so it takes time. In the end, she took three items off our ticket and we only had to pay for a pizza. That, to me, is too much ‘free’ food.
FYI: Be prepared for a wait to get a seat on the weekend, but don’t let that scare you away. They are very efficient getting people in and out, plus it’s worth the wait. A little tip for you, go after 7:15.
One of the best places in Clear Lake and Ge’Jo’s is stated in Cosmo’s Sexiest Outdoor Date Spots in America.