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916 County Rte 37, Brewerton, NY 13029
(315) 668-3434
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11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am

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  • 2
    Excellent
  • 1
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    2 of 5 stars
    Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    2.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Good for a group meal

We had dinner on a Friday evening there with a group of 14. The menu is substantial, and the food was good. Plenty of seafood as well as steaks and other American fare. It was dark by the time we got there, so we did not get to enjoy the view, but it is right on Oneida Lake. We had... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 8, 2014
Tom G
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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Indianapolis, Indiana
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

We had dinner on a Friday evening there with a group of 14. The menu is substantial, and the food was good. Plenty of seafood as well as steaks and other American fare. It was dark by the time we got there, so we did not get to enjoy the view, but it is right on Oneida Lake. We had... More 

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Liverpool, New York
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

My friends and I went for the prime rib buffet they offer on Saturday nights. The restaurant was not busy at all. The buffets had soup, salad bar and about seven choices on the hot food bar. The hot food was good, but needed to be kept hot, its was only warm. They lacked hot veggies on the hot bar... More 

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Cicero, New York
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143 reviews 143 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
173 helpful votes 173 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

My title sums it up. The view of the water was very nice. There is an entire wall of windows facing the water which adds to the ambiance. The restaurant seems to be tired, worn, and in need of an update. I think if they painted a fresh light color throughout the interior, that would be a great new beginning!!... More 

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Kingston, ON
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5 reviews 5 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

We searched in the Syracuse area for good food - not fast food and not really fancy - just good home cooked food in a great setting and we struck gold! From the entrance we almost didn't go in but decided to give it a try. Once inside it opens up to floor to ceiling glass overlooking the Oneida River... More 

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Syracuse, New York
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113 reviews 113 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
198 helpful votes 198 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Avoid! This place deserves 0 stars. I wish I had seen these other TripAdvisor reviews. Only come here for a bottled beverage! We joked afterward that it's a great place for a beer and a home-made picnic as it has a decent water view. Don't eat the food! And don't expect average or even decent service. This restaurant is horrendous!... More 

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Syracuse, New York
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69 reviews 69 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

First tip: don't use mapquest for direction to the restaurant from city of syracuse. It was wrong at the end. When you hit route 11 N, go over the green bridge in brewerton, the next traffic light, turn right to route 37, next to the mirabito gas station. The sign on the street was not noticeable. The restaurant is on... More 

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Liverpool
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

Service was horrible. Bartender was rude and not very accommodating. Was disappointed we were staying for dinner. She was the only one there and was about to leave. By the way it was 4:50 when we arrived . She let it be known that she was done At 5:00. When does the chef and staff start? Certainly not like it... More 

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1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2013

Never again jerry has no clue closes the kitchen on a Friday night because its too busynever again being in the business over 30 years give it up

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Syracuse, New York
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2013

Went with my family on Easter for their buffet. The food was subpar. Noone ever waited on us, we got our own drinks and just went up to the buffet. We probably could have walked out of there without paying because they had no idea. They were more attentive to large parties, we only had 5. They were very unorganized.... More 

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Syracuse, New York, USA
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2012

Went to a 'sock hop' at castaways. Band was good Food was so-so The sink in the men's room did not have running water The bar service was confused-- they kept sending us from one bar to the other to get our drinks. Got 3 'Bailys on the rocks' for my wife, this was served in 3 differnet sized glasses.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 916 County Rte 37, Brewerton, NY 13029
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Brewerton
  • Phone Number: (315) 668-3434

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 0 - 20
  • Cuisine: American, Steakhouse, Seafood
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 12:00 am

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