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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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  • 26
    Excellent
  • 35
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 14
    Poor
  • 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
Casual dining at the lake front

If you desire eating in a casual atmosphere at Canandaigua lake the Inn on the lake is a great choice. Met some friends and dined at the sand bar on a Sunday afternoon. Perfect time to go because Friday's and Saturdays can be crowded due to the weddings hosted through the summer. You feel at home... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 16, 2015
Dave D
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Pittsford, New York
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

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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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Went there with another couple last Friday. Great table outside. Nice view. Everything was very slow, from the drinks, to the food service. Wedding music was way too loud. I had one of the worst linguini and clam sauce I've ever had. Salty, rubber clams, melted cheese?! Waitress left us sitting there after dinner for a long period of time... More 

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Pittsford, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

If you desire eating in a casual atmosphere at Canandaigua lake the Inn on the lake is a great choice. Met some friends and dined at the sand bar on a Sunday afternoon. Perfect time to go because Friday's and Saturdays can be crowded due to the weddings hosted through the summer. You feel at home with shorts, t-shirts and... More 

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Bradenton, Florida
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

The view was great but the food and service was not worth the cost. The food and service was mediocre at best.

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Acton, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

While other family members golfed, went to the water park, we ladies decided that nice quiet lunch was in order to treat our 86-year old Aunt. Five of us plus our Aunt were treated to a beautiful setting at this Inn and Conference Center - bustling with weddings and showers - so it was a delight to sit in the... More 

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Fort Mill, South Carolina
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14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

My husband and I were happy with our dinners, I had the duck breast, it was nice and moist a little on the rare side I asked for a vegetable instead of grits, they offered asparagus which was done just right. I felt something else should have come with my dinner maybe a starch of some kind. My husband was... More 

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James M, Public Relations Manager at The Shore at The Inn on the Lake, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting us and I'm happy to hear you enjoyed everything. We look forward to serving you again soon. More 

Halifax, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

We were on our way to a well-reviewed restaurant in Canandaigua when the Chef at this property advised that we could have a better meal on-site so we stayed. The dining room is nice, the patio has a nice view, the server was very good, but the food was not. We were a little disappointed and voiced our concerns with... More 

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James M, Guest Relations Manager at The Shore at The Inn on the Lake, responded to this review

We apologize for your dissatisfaction with the Shore restaurant during your stay here at the Inn on the Lake. We will definitely look into these meal issues and how they were handled. We are thankful for all your feedback, thank you. More 

Niagara Falls, Canada
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74 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

I couldn`t find The Sand Bar to review it so I`m using this option. Just head straight through the lobby right to the water. An awesome little find with pub food and great prices. The view is spectacular with seating literally on the water. If you don`t mind your chair - you could fall in. Plenty of seating right along... More 

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James M, Director of Hotel Operations at The Shore at The Inn on the Lake, responded to this review

So happy to hear that you enjoyed the Sand Bar and the Adirondack chairs on Canandaigua Lake! These are both definitely gems of The Inn on the Lake! We look forward to seeing you again! More 

Canandaigua, New York
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

We went there with a group of 22 (family reunion), with a reservation. Found out after sitting down that we were not being offered the full menu, but a limited menu due to the size of the party! I wish we would have been told this at the time of the reservation. The service was average at best. The restaurant... More 

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James M, Director of Hotel Operations at The Shore at The Inn on the Lake, responded to this review

We know that it is often difficult to get 22 family members together for one dinner. We apologize for the dissatisfaction on such a special occasion. It is common for us to extend focused menus for larger parties. With that being said, you definitely should have been advised of this practice when the reservation was made. We will look into... More 

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Additional Information about The Shore at The Inn on the Lake

Address: 770 S Main St, Canandaigua, NY 14424-2215 (Formerly Canandaigua Inn On The Lake)
Phone Number: +1 585-394-1480
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Canandaigua
Average Prices: USD 8 to 40
Cuisine: American

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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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