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Nolan's on Canandaigua Lake

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726 South Main St, Canandaigua, NY 14424-2310
+1 585-905-0201
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Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
Description: Located on the northern shores of Canandaigua Lake, we proudly offer a...
Located on the northern shores of Canandaigua Lake, we proudly offer a menu that features Certified Angus Beef, Seafood, and Pasta. Drink selections include Finger Lakes wines, locally brewed beer and locally roasted coffee. At Nolan’s, you will enjoy dining on fine food in a relaxed atmosphere at an affordable price. Voted 2011 “Best New Restaurant” in Ontario County.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good food and service

We went without a reservation after driving all day. The only table available was in the bar but we took it. It was one of those high round tables so a bit crowded and of course bars are noisy. Regardless, we had an excellent meal and great service. It was a good start to our vacation in... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

We went without a reservation after driving all day. The only table available was in the bar but we took it. It was one of those high round tables so a bit crowded and of course bars are noisy. Regardless, we had an excellent meal and great service. It was a good start to our vacation in Canandaigua.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Had an excellent Fillet Oscar that was featured a couple of weeks ago, it was tender and melt in your mouth. Service was excellent, though to be honest we went ate a little early for us as we missed lunch (4:00) it was nice to find a nice sit down restaurant open at this hour. Not to say that the... More 

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Fairport, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Met friends for lunch on the deck. Nice but wish there was a view. Ordered steak, rare, but it was unevenly cooked. Very done on bottom and medium rare on top. Will go again but not order steak. The peanut butter pie was divine and made Nya local bakery.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

You can sit outside in a covered area on benches that are not extremely comfortable, but functional. Have eaten here a cpl times in the last few weeks, was served once by Rayna, once by Katie- both servers were excellent. Bussers are vigilant and take plates as appropriate. The scallop rockefeller was an interesting variation on a theme. The Ahi... More 

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Erie, PA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

We were here a few years ago on the recommendation of some of the locals. The service and food were so good we returned this past weekend. The wait was typical for a Friday night and it was worth it. My filet was delicious, as were the sides. My husband ordered chicken parmesan and enjoyed that as well. Service was... More 

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Southport, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015 via mobile

Went there w/o a res. on a Monday and it was packed. Opted for a bar table. Bartender was chatty and served us quickly considering how busy she was. Good breadth of menu and food was quite good. I had chicken francaise which thought was tasty. Good portions. Likely to be busy in summer months so think about a res.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Went here on a date with my husband and it was very good. We sat near the bar, but it was still a really nice atmosphere (plenty of non-bar type seating!) I had filet, which was very very tender, and my husband had some sort of seafood and lobster which he really liked, but he LOVED the crabcakes.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

We enjoyed our dinner, but I'm not sure I'd return. I had lobster tails, which were overcooked (as they are most places). My husband's scallops were quite good, but it was a pretty small portion. It's a very old fashioned restaurant, and kind of what we expected. I don't think you can go wrong here, but it won't blow you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Good food, good service, warm atmosphere. Consistent & reliable in my mind - you always know what to expect. We really enjoy sitting at the bar when Dana's working. Professional, friendly and makes a terrific margarita. Try the pork chop, it's really good. Pathetic salmon is a favorite as well.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

The staff couldn't have been more helpful in accommodating our (nearly) 3-year-old, from giving him crayons when we were seated, to setting up a high chair, to putting his order in ahead of ours because he was really hungry after a long day of sightseeing. Thanks to the attentiveness of our server, our family's experience was truly pleasurable. The food... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 726 South Main St, Canandaigua, NY 14424-2310
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Canandaigua
  • Phone Number: +1 585-905-0201

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 - 34
  • Cuisine: Steakhouse, Seafood, Pasta

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions

Description

Located on the northern shores of Canandaigua Lake, we proudly offer a menu that features Certified Angus Beef, Seafood, and Pasta. Drink selections include Finger Lakes wines, locally brewed beer and locally roasted coffee. At Nolan’s, you will enjoy dining on fine food in a relaxed atmosphere at an affordable price. Voted 2011 “Best New Restaurant” in Ontario County.

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