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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/Brunch, Dinner, 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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Good for:
Outdoor seating

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Visitor rating
  • 23
    Excellent
  • 29
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 10
    Poor
  • 15
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Good food, great service

Ate there twice during the weekend. Dinner for a large group of 12 and breakfast for a group that grew and shrank over the course of the meal. Food was tasty, service was quite accommodating.

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 8, 2015
Keith H
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Germantown, Maryland
Good for:
  • Outdoor seating
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
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Germantown, Maryland
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Ate there twice during the weekend. Dinner for a large group of 12 and breakfast for a group that grew and shrank over the course of the meal. Food was tasty, service was quite accommodating.

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Pittsford, NY
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We had our extended family Thanksgiving dinner at The Shore at The Inn on the Lake. They had a wonderful buffet with turkey, prime rib, vegetables and sides, seafood, great salads, shrimp, and delicious desserts. They also had chicken fingers and other selections for the kids. The service was excellent, and we enjoyed the view of the lake. We're eaten... More 

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Rochester, New York
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Every Fall our group of 5 very good friends try to get away for a weekend to decompress, enjoy some shopping, dining and lots of laughs. We did just that in a trip to Auburn and Skaneateles on Sat. and Sunday 11/01/14 -11/02/14. After a great time, we decided to stop at The Shore at the Inn on Canandaigua Lake... More 

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20 reviews 20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

The restaurant was beautiful. Service was slow though there were only a few folks there. Food was good but not great. It was expensive for what we got.

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Mississauga
Top Contributor
197 reviews 197 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

We headed to the outdoor bar while waiting for a table to become available - it was nice to sit by the lake, people watch, and enjoy our drinks. We were seated at a nice table outdoors, which still have us a great view of the lake. Dinner was delicious - all of us ordering something different, and no complaints... More 

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New York City, New York
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48 reviews 48 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Our large family enjoyed our dinners. Each meal was delicious and enjoyed. The service seemed and bit rushed, but friendly and caring.

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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Had lunch on 8/22/14 if that's what you call it.Sat for 30 minutes before we had a drink order.After that it another 30 minutes to get our lunch and we got their at 1:30 not like it was prime time.I had a roast beast sandwich (beef) it was awful.It was deli meat,tasteless and the wheat bread stale dry and just... More 

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Mendon, New York
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

It had potential. A beautiful setting overlooking the lake on a Saturday afternoon,and a lunch that tells me to never go back, at least not any time soon. I brought a friend from Washington to show her our area, and we decided to have lunch here. I ordered a chicken salad sandwich on a croissant. The chicken salad was dry... More 

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New York State
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Our dinner at the shore bar/restaurant had an exceptional view ...but dismal food. Only 2/5 in our group rated their food as acceptable. This is the second try.....and our last visit. My chicken caesar salad had tough, dry chicken. Two other meals were were mediocre to poor. Service was excellent. My dinner was taken off the bill Been a customer... More 

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Buffalo, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Love to eat outside so the patio was a great spot for lunch. Dinner is also available. Staff was very friendly.

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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 - 40
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Outdoor seating

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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?