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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
Buffalo, NY
Top Contributor
77 reviews 77 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

A group of 6 had a reservation for 6:00, were running late, called and were accommodated no problem. We had been visiting local wineries and had run into a relative of one of the servers so asked for him specifically. Chris was professional, prompt, and a pleasure. It was very busy while we were there and his service was excellent.... More

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Albany, New York
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153 reviews 153 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

On a recent visit our party was seated immediately upon arrival – about 6:02. Good start. Our waitress buzzed by to tell us to disregard the menus because there were many specials. And then we waited. Finally, she arrived and proceeded to recite the specials menu (one soup, two appetizers, one special salad, and eleven mains – all recited with... More

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California, Maryland
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45 reviews 45 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

When I first saw the outside, I wasn't sure I had arrived at the right place. It is so small. However, our meal was delicious, and service was very attentive. They have a huge number of specials....it was hard to decide what to order. We were starving after traveling all day and ordered an appetizer, followed up with our orders.... More

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Toronto, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

I had a 8.30 pm dinner reservation for 4 . It was my wife's birthday and we arrived at 8.25pm only was asked to wait till a table became available. we were seated only at 9.15pm! We were all standing including my 85 yr old mom. If the manager had informed me it would take that long I would have... More

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Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

This is one of those places you could easily dismiss if you did not know in advance that it is a REAL GEM. My wife and I learned about it from a local resident who told us not to miss it during our stay in Geneva. She was right. The meal was superb in every way. To begin with, there... More

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Buffalo, New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

We decided to give ports a try based on trip advisor reviews despite the small menu listed online. We were happy to hear the specials menu from our waitress which was easily two times the size of the main menu and had many tempting choices. All the food is locally bought and was excellent. It is a bit pricey but... More

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Audubon, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Two of our pourers in a day of wine-tasting LIT UP when asked about dinner recommendations... they couldn't recommend Ports highly enough. They were both in their mid to late-20's, but sure knew their wine, & the timing worked beautifully for our tour of the Seneca Lake's west side. WHAT A TREAT!! Our server Eric was knowledgable, attentive, and delightful... More

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Spencer, Massachusetts, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Wow, wow, wow...Another great meal at Ports. We had been going to Geneva for 7 years before someone told us to try Ports. It's the kind of place, from the outside, you wouldn't think to stop at. Don't let the outside fool you. The food here is the best. You have to make reservations or you will not get in,... More

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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

After reading several reviews about Ports Cafe on Trip Advisor, we decided to give it a try, and we are certainly glad we did. Pulling up to the restaurant, first impressions, left us wondering if it was the right restaurant. We had a five o'clock reservation and we were first ones there (dinner is not served till 5:30). From the... More

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Rootstown, Ohio, United States
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Our party of four chose different selections from the "specials" menu, ranging from seafood to steak -- and even duck. All earned an A+ from the group. BTW, don't judge Ports by its online menu. Most patrons select from the daily specials. Turnaround may not be the speediest at Ports,but our server was attentive and knowledgeable. As we all know,... More

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