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As the summer sun warms the shores of Lake McConaughy, a familiar scent wafts through the air, signaling the return of summer. Lakefront Express, the cherished eatery renowned for its high-quality Asian cuisine, is preparing to open their doors again for the 2024 summer season.

For the family behind Lakefront Express, the Cheng/Kuoch family, their love for Lake McConaughy is deeply rooted in their history and love for Keith County. From childhood camping trips to fishing expeditions, the picturesque beauty and warm community of Ogallala captured their hearts. Inspired by their fond memories and a desire to share their culture with the community, they embarked on a mission to bring a taste of Asia to the shores of Lake McConaughy.

Founded on the principle of providing not just great food, but also a memorable experience for families, Lakefront Express has become a beloved fixture in the Ogallala area. Their commitment to quality, fun, and creating lasting memories shines through in every dish they serve.

What sets Lakefront Express apart isn’t just their flavorful cuisine, but also the warmth and hospitality of the family behind the business. Hailing from Denver, Rid and Sophie initially had reservations about Ogallala. However, from the moment they set foot in the community, they were embraced with open arms. The kindness, generosity, and support they received from the people of Ogallala reaffirmed their decision to make Lake McConaughy their home away from home.

Now, six years later, Lakefront Express continues to thrive, thanks to the unwavering support of the Ogallala community.

As Lakefront Express prepares to kick off another summer season, the family behind the restaurant is filled with gratitude for the opportunity to share their passion for food and culture with the community they love. With their doors set to open once again on May 11, 2024, Lakefront Express invites everyone to come together, indulge in delectable Asian cuisine, and bask in the beauty of Lake McConaughy.

But Lakefront Express offers more than just a culinary experience. In addition to their renowned restaurant, they also provide accommodations for those seeking to extend their stay at the lake. Lakefront Express currently offers 1 guest house, 2 tiny houses, and 8 fifth wheel campers available for rent. All are stationary and tied to full-service electric, water, and sewer, ensuring guests enjoy comfort and convenience during their lakeside retreat.

For families with children, Lakefront Express boasts a Kids Playground and Arcade Games, providing entertainment for guests of all ages.

Whether you’re a local looking for a delicious meal, or a traveler seeking a memorable lakeside getaway, Lakefront Express welcomes you with open arms. Come join the Cheng/Kuoch family in celebrating the flavors of Asia and the beauty of Lake McConaughy this summer season!


Bryce Harvey

Bryce Harvey is Owner and lead creative at Avid Media. Bryce advises businesses, and brands on digital content strategies, marketing materials and website design.