by Arleigh Rodgers
On The Water Eateries
Enjoy some beautiful autumn weather and check out these culinary, winery and craft brewery delights that are conveniently located right on the water, or within easy walking distance of the dock.
SE1 Anchor Inn & Marina – Tiki Bar
3425 Salt Point Rd, Watkins Glen, NY 14891
Serves up great bar food with friendly service. Check out the lighted palm trees at night!
SE2 Belhurst Castle and Winery
4069 W Lake Rd, Geneva, NY 14456
Enjoy a laid-back atmosphere with a simple menu at the Stonecutters Tavern, or dine in a more formal space at Edgar’s.
SE3 Blue Pointe Grille
16 N Franklin St, Watkins Glen, NY 14891
Whether or not you’re lodging at Watkins Glen Harbor Hotel, take a trip to the Blue Pointe Grille, where classic American cuisine combines with local flavor and pride.
SE4 Cosentino’s Ristorante
1 Railroad Pl, Geneva, NY 14456
This family-owned Italian eatery has classic Italian dishes like cacciatore. The restaurant opened in 1996, and it has used fresh ingredients for its homemade dishes ever since
SE5 F2T Kitchen
41 Lake Front Dr, Geneva, NY 14456
Customers are served a surf-and-turf menu on a large patio fit for its lakeside view.
SE6 Ports Cafe
4432 W Lake Rd, Geneva, NY 14456
This small cafe opens its doors to tourists and locals alike with its all-season patio and oak bar. Customers love its delicious menu.
SE7 Seneca Harbor Station
N Franklin St, Watkins Glen, NY 14891
Foodies can find a full-service and seafood-inspired menu here, with a section dedicated to Lakeside Pastas and Harbor Seafood Classics.
SE8 Tiki Bar North
401 Boodys Hill Rd, Waterloo, NY 13165
Located on the north end of Seneca Lake and at Stivers Seneca Marina lies the Tiki Bar North, a casual stop for a drink with excellent views of the lake.
SE9 Village Marina
2 Seneca Harbor, Watkins Glen, NY 14891
The restaurant boasts a marina that hold over 150 boats and an extensive wine and beer selection, along with great food – a nice way to end a day out on the water.
SE10 Water Street Cafe
467 S Exchange St, Geneva, NY 14456
All day breakfast and brunch specials, including omelets and home fries, are boosted by the cafe’s house baked sourdough and raisin breads.
CY1 The Boatyard Grill
525 Old Taughannock Blvd, Ithaca, NY 14850
This waterfront restaurant in Ithaca draws the attention of locals, college students, and visitors alike. Enjoy its live wood grilled steaks, fresh seafood, burgers, sandwiches and more.
CY2 Lakeshore Winery
5132 NY-89, Romulus, NY 14541
This winery bottles all its wine on site using only Finger Lakes grapes, and the barn on the property offers a wide-ranging view of Cayuga Lake.
CY3 Sheldrake Point Winery
7448 County Rd 153, Ovid, NY 14521
Twice named Winery of the Year by Wine & Spirits magazine, the space is great for wine enthusiasts searching for an excellent view.
CY4 Wheelhouse Restaurant
Hibiscus Harbor Ln, Springport, NY 13034
This is a family-owned establishment that uses locally grown products. While dishes are mostly seafood-inspired, with items like blackened scallops, customers can also try out classic burgers with a bottle of local wine.
CY5 Wolffy’s Grill and Marina
2943 Lower Lake Rd, Seneca Falls, NY 13148
Wolffy’s deck seating showcases a decadent view of Cayuga Lake, according to reviewers on Tripadvisor, with a full-service bar and table service for locals or visitors.
CN1 The Lake House on Canandaigua
770 S Main St, Canandaigua, NY 14424
The Sandbar’s menu has been updated with an extensive beer and wine selection, fresh cocktails, and simple yet perfect bar staples like crisp golden fries.
CN2 Murphy’s Law Irish Pub
759 S Main St, Canandaigua, NY 14424
This Irish pub offers plates of good food and drinks full to the brim.
CN3 New York Kitchen
800 S Main St, Canandaigua, NY 14424
This restaurant sources approximately 80 percent of its ingredients from local farms, making it a great spot for foodies who want a taste of New York State agriculture.
CN4 Nolan’s on Canandaigua Lake
726 S Main St, Canandaigua, NY 14424
Steak and seafood are the lakeside restaurant’s specialties, and customers can enjoy Finger Lakes wines, beers, and coffee with their meals.
CN5 Sawmill Restaurant
7121-, 7201 State Rte 21, Naples, NY 14512
Dock your boat right next to this restaurant and enjoy a meal from a family restaurant that creates an atmosphere of comfort for customers.
OT1 Lakeside Vista Restaurant
2437 NY-174, Marietta, NY 13110
Enjoy a delicious menu along with featured wineries on its menu, including Americana Vineyards, Coyote Moon Vineyards, and Long Point Winery.
OW1 Drifters on Owasco
2846 Fire Lane 1, Moravia, NY 13118
Drifters is the perfect location for customers looking for a combination of scenic views and pub-style platters.
OW2 Oak & Vine At Springside
6141 W Lake Rd, Auburn, NY 13021
The restaurant brings the flavors of the region to its seasonally-rotating menu, which can includes organic pasta from Flour City Pasta and organic fruits and vegetables from Happy Bee Farms.
OW3 Seb’s Green Shutters
6933 Owasco Rd, Auburn, NY 13021
This historic American eatery brings comfort to the table – succulent seafood meets steaks and burgers cooked to excellence.
H1 Twisted Rail Brewing Company
Twisted Rail Lakeside Taphouse
5226 E Lake Road, Honeoye, NY 14471
A casual brewpub with 20 taps and daily food specials served up on the waterfront of scenic Honeoye Lake. Located on East Lake Road next to Trident Marina.
K1 Burgers & Beer
41 Shethar St, Hammondsport, NY 14840
This year-round, casual eatery is open for lunch and dinner, offering classic dishes like American-raised Angus beef burgers and gourmet sandwiches with local beers on tap.
K2 Lakeside Restaurant & Tavern
13780A W Lake Rd, Hammondsport, NY 14840
The restaurant has a dock and patio with an incredible view of Keuka Lake’s bluff, where customers can munch on lobster sandwiches salmon BLT’s, and cheese boards.
K3 The Switzerland Inn
14109 Keuka Village Rd, Hammondsport, NY 14840
Surveying Keuka Lake and offering daily specials is a restaurant that specializes in comfort food.
K4 Top of the Lake
301 Lake St, Penn Yan, NY 14527
Soul-satisfying flavors and the view of an open lake find their homes at this restaurant, which opens up sophisticated lunch and dinner menus to its customers.
K5 Union Block Italian Bistro
31 Shethar St, Hammondsport, NY 14840
This cozy bistro serves up homestyle Italian cuisine in a warm atmosphere.
K6 Village Tavern Restaurant & Inn
30 Mechanic St, Hammondsport, NY 14840
K7 The Waterfront
12664 W Lake Rd, Hammondsport, NY 14840
This restaurant looks directly out over Keuka Lake and plates up a wide selection of dishes.
CO1 Beachcomber of Conesus
5909 W Lake Rd, Conesus, NY 14435
The restaurant as a whole specializes in seafood dishes, along with vegetarian and vegan options.
CO2 Hook & Spoon
5870 Big Tree Rd, Lakeville, NY 14480
Explore the menu’s tacos and sandwiches or take a trip around the globe through the drink menu, which brings in beers from as far as Dublin, Ireland, as well as local cities like Rochester.
CO3 little Lake Brewing
5857 Big Tree Rd, Lakeville, NY 14480
Wake up for an early morning coffee and muffin or pastry at Little Lake. Here, micro beverages and artisan blends are brewed on site.
CO4 OSB Ciderworks/Original Stump Blower Ciderworks
5901 Big Tree Rd, Lakeville, NY 14480
A sibling-run business that offers delicious homemade ciders.
CO5 Tee & Gee
6028 Big Tree Rd, Lakeville, NY 14480
Search Tee Gee Bar and Grill on Facebook
Seafood meets home comfort food at this restaurant, which customers on Facebook have called their favorite bar with excellent service.
SK1 Blue Water Grill
11 W Genesee St, Skaneateles, NY 13152
20 beers on tap and a multicultural flair – this is what customers will find here. On the grill’s menu, you can see pizza margherita alongside a poke bowl, grilled swordfish tacos, and an ahi tuna sandwich.
SK2 Elephant and The Dove
9 E Genesee St, Skaneateles, NY 13152
This eatery offers a bounty of flavors and dishes, including classic, loaded burritos; fish, chicken, and Impossible Meat Tacos; and salads that mix sweet fruits with hearty vegetables.
SK3 The Krebs
53 W Genesee St, Skaneateles, NY 13152
It offers American cuisine that supports local farmers and wineries. All net profits are given as a donation to women and children’s charities in central New York.
SK4 LakeHouse Pub
6 W Genesee St, Skaneateles, NY 13152
The pub is “busy serving the thirsty and hungry patrons of Skaneateles,” according to its website. It also has weekly specials on its bar-style menu.
SK5 The Sherwood Inn
26 W Genesee St, Skaneateles, NY 13152
This lodging originated as a stagecoach stop before becoming the gathering and stopping place of travelers to Skaneateles. The Sherwood dining room gives customers the opportunity to enjoy a relaxed but stylish mealtime.
SK6 Valentine’s Delicatessen
18 W Genesee St, Skaneateles, NY 13152
The deli offers a quick bite for customers, offering hand-tossed and homemade pizza, subs and salads at an affordable range.