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The Shore at The Inn on the Lake

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770 S Main St, Canandaigua, NY 14424-2215 (Formerly Canandaigua Inn On The Lake)
+1 585-394-1480
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Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: The Shore is our featured restaurant for fine dining in a classic setting...
The Shore is our featured restaurant for fine dining in a classic setting with a view of Canandaigua Lake. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, you will enjoy delightful cuisine all year round.
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  • 27
    Excellent
  • 39
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 16
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  • 20
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good food. Great service.

The Shore is one of the (maybe only) place in Canandaigua right on the water. We ate inside and the view was OK. They have outdoor seating and a bar that blocks part of the view. I started with the short rib ravioli. They were excellent. I have a pretty good palette, but I wasn't sure if I was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 19, 2015
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Syracuse,NY
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

The Shore is one of the (maybe only) place in Canandaigua right on the water. We ate inside and the view was OK. They have outdoor seating and a bar that blocks part of the view. I started with the short rib ravioli. They were excellent. I have a pretty good palette, but I wasn't sure if I was eating... More 

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Oswego, New York
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13 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

We decided to try the outside seating under the awning for our first dinner in Canandaigua. The tables were substantial (unlike plastic seating at many other resorts...these were wrought iron!). The food was well thought out (interesting choices), and the wine pairings were perfect (you could select quite a few choices as should be the case in the middle of... More 

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Syracuse, New York
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Nice spot for dinner. We were seated on the outdoor patio which was a great spot to watch the boats right on the lake. That's where our enjoyable evening ended. We ordered appetizers and dinner. We sat for nearly 35 mins waiting for our appetizers. During that time, several parties were seated and some were served their entrees. Our appetizers... More 

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Albany, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015 via mobile

We were looking to dine with a water view. Oddly, The Shore is now one of the few spots on Canandaigua Lake where you can do that. Our meals were very good. The linguine with clams was flavorful but soupy. The seafood penne was very good with a nice bite to the sauce. Portions were moderate but filling. Our server... More 

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Boston
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

We had dinner at the restaurant associated with the Inn on the Lake called the Shore. The food was fine and the portions too big as usual. Don't expect anything special.

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Rochester, New York
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51 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

The Shore is a nice place to eat with multiple seating options overlooking Canandaigua Lake, both in and outside. We ate outside next to the bar area in a relaxed atmosphere. The service was attentive, but not overly so. The appetizers enjoyed by our party included shrimp cocktail, fried calamari, and crab cakes (all were very good to excellent). Our... More 

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Chester Springs, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Superb seafood. Stopped in for a quick bite but the menu was great so we enjoyed a lovely meal with great service.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

Great view, good service, somewhat over priced, but we had an enjoyable evening. Our entries we good but over salted. We didn't order soup or salad, since ten dollars is too much to pay for a cup of soup. We told the restaurant manager that our food was over salted but he didn't apologize- just said he appreciated the feedback.... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

The most bizarre experience ever. I had out of town guests in for a birthday celebration and thought it would be great to spend a Sunday evening (July 26) having dinner on the patio overlooking the lake. So we made reservations at the Shore at the Inn On the Lake for 9 people. Our party arrived at our prescribed time... More 

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Hanover, PA
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Too mujch money, to "fancy " foor for the surroundings. Beautiful view Would have eaten most meals there rather than leave the hotel, but not with the prices and selections . Restaurants town offered better selections and prices.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 770 S Main St, Canandaigua, NY 14424-2215 (Formerly Canandaigua Inn On The Lake)
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Canandaigua
  • Phone Number: +1 585-394-1480

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 to 40
  • Cuisine: American

Description

The Shore is our featured restaurant for fine dining in a classic setting with a view of Canandaigua Lake. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, you will enjoy delightful cuisine all year round.

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