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All 69 Geneva Restaurants

Ports Cafe

4432 West Lake Rd, Route 14, Geneva, NY 14456
+1 315-789-2020
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Ranked #1 of 69 Restaurants in Geneva
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $15 - $28
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Description: Reservations Recommended. Maximum group is 8.
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English first
Rome
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014 NEW

The Ports Cafe looks very plain on the outside and other than a full parking lot, you could easily drive right past it. It was highly recommended from multiple sources, so we definitely had to check it out. The inside is also nothing special. It's like the kind of seafood restaurant with wooden booths and no table cloths that you've... More

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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

Looking at their menu, I didn't really understand the draw for this restaurant. After going through trip advisor and reading about all their specials, I was convinced to give it a try. I am very glad I did. The specials are where this restaurant shines. Don't judge the restaurant by its menu online. I would recommend making reservations. If the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 via mobile

Easily one of my all time favorite restaurants. Most all of their produce and meats are locally sourced. Don't be fooled by the modest exterior....you'll be pleasantly surprised by the awesome interior. All of the standard menu items are great and worth trying, but this place is all about the special which change daily/weekly. This guy knows his sauces. I... More

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Stafford, NJ
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5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

We read the reviews on TA about the restaurant and how not to judge by appearance. I thought the overall ambience was kind of appropriate for the Finger lakes. The food and service was amazing. Erin our server had a passion for the cuisine coming out of the kitchen and she was not wrong. The menu is interesting but the... More

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Farmington, New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Last year we dined here for a wedding rehearsal and were so impressed with the food and service we wanted to go back. We were not disappointed. Crisp, friendly service. Fantastic food choices well prepared. Great ambiance and earlier in the day, not too bad a view of the lake. We just love this place and have agreed we will... More

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Allentown PA
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22 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

My husband and I had delicious appetizers, salads and entrees. Our entrees were mesquite smoked duck breast, which was very tasty and succulent , and veal short ribs, also very tasty and succulent. They have a huge number of tantalizing specials which are not on the everyday menu. The wines are pricey, and the noise level is extreme but bring... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

My husband and I have been here many times. We go there for any special event that we might be celebrating (birthday's, anniversaries, etc.) Each time we have gone, we have always ordered off of their "special list" of which always have 10-15 items. We order a bottle of wine, appetizer, meal, and dessert and all of it is original... More

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New York City, New York
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

just left Ports and it was a delish meal! We live around the NYC area so food is good there and Ports holds its own! Melissa our server was a doll and super helpful! If you are visiting Seneca Lake you MUST go here!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014 via mobile

We managed to get reservations early, and it was a good thing because within 30 minutes of our arrival the place was packed. We found out why - some of the best food available in the finger lakes is here! The extensive list of specials is unusual, but it speaks to the freshness of every item. Of course we had... More

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Oceanside, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

When we pulled up to the restaurant (which we found in the yellow pages at our hotel) we almost pulled away as it did not look like much from the outside. So glad we didn't leave. Easily the best meal I had in the 5 days I vacationed in he finger lakes. Extensive menu and everything looked wonderful. I know... More

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