Did You Know?
You are floating on 600,000 pounds of concrete!
The concrete pods encase an inner core of Styrofoam.
The entire restaurant weighs 1.2 million pounds.
The Cedars Flooding
In March 2017, our iconic Floating Restaurant was forced to close due to abnormally high spring floodwaters. In just one day, rising lake water covered the entire parking lot and rose to an incredible four and a half feet! Luckily, the restaurant itself rises and falls with the water and we enlisted the help of a local tug boat to ensure the restaurant didn’t float away.
After 11 days, the floodwaters receded and we were quickly able to reopen our doors to the public. We are happy to report that there was little no damage and with three floods under our belt over the past 30 years, our team knows exactly what to do next time Mother Nature decides to throw us a spring curveball!