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The Lakeside Restaurant & Tavern

13780A West lake road, Hammondsport, NY 14840
607-868-3636
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Ranked #10 of 21 restaurants in Hammondsport
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Malta, New York
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Took our crew of 8 here for dinner. After clearing up the confusion regarding our reservation, we were seated inside and began a terrific evening of really good food and fun drinks (gotta love "Sand in your Pants" - delish!) The calamari appetizer was soooo different and delectable - asiago and jalapeños with a tasty dipping sauce. Everyone's dinner was... More

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Orchard Park, New York
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35 reviews 35 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

We visited the Lakeside on a cloudy day in July. The restaurant was pretty empty so we got excellent service. Even though the weather was not totally cooperative for our visit, you could see the potential of this place with loads of seating and it looks like it could be a really fun place at night. Food was universally good... More

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Smethport, Pennsylvania, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

I've been coming to Keuka every weekend for 8 summers now. The Lakeside IS the premier restaurant on the water! Rich and his staff especially Mike the new Executive Chef have done a superb job with this summers menu! Always great food, great drinks and overly accommodating wait staff! Plus check out the live music on the lower deck!

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Greensburg, Pennsylvania
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23 reviews 23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

We visited the Lakeside Restaurant and Tavern on June 22nd and were greeted immediately with a smile. We requested outdoor seating and got a great table overlooking Keuka Lake. All four of us enjoyed our meals, two had stuffed scrod and two had burgers but everything was very tasty and nothing remained on the plates when we were done. The... More

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Prattsburgh, NY
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

Lakeside has been a favorite for years. We love the staff and the owner is a man who cares about his patrons. The food while not exciting was always good. NOW it is fantastic. The new chef has a way with food prep unknown to Keuka Lake. His expertise on sauce preparation (pesto for caprese salad, lemon butter sauce for... More

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Hammondsport, New York
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

I recently went to Lakeside with two friends. Their new chef, Mike had been working on the new menu and we were anxious to taste some of his ideas. We had the most amazing meal. We started with the Caprese Panini, Crab Fritters and the PEI Mussels. The Crab Fritters were excellent. The crab meat was fresh, tender and mouth... More

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Hammondsport, New York
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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

We went to Lakeside numerous times over the years. One of our favorite boating destinations. They have an excellent dock, easy for any size boat to get in and out. The tiki bar down by the water this past year was a nice touch, it's very relaxing to sit down by the water and have a cocktail - sometime to... More

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Frederick MD
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

My husband and I took a quick, beautiful drive down the lake to The Lakeside on Valentines Weekend. Our dinner was FANTASTIC! My husband had a Fish Fry which FRESH, golden brown, flaky and pefectly cooked. I had the SURF (crab cake) and Turf (Filet). There was ZERO shell in the crab cake and the filet was very tender. Service... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

Visited on Friday evening 7PM moderately busy. Clam chowder served lukewarm. Broiled fish dinner overcooked and side mashed and beans cold my wife returned dinner uneaten. Special of ribeye was served lukewarm with cold beans and a good and hot twice baked. Over half of this meal was not consumed. Server was fine. Kitchen was allowing all food to die... More

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Rich R, Owner at The Lakeside Restaurant & Tavern, responded to this review

Sorry for your dissatifaction. We did remove your wife's meal from the bill as well as gave the table a desert to try and make up for any problems you had. I am sorry that wasn't enough. I wish we could have done better for your party . More

Atlanta, Georgia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

Our family stopped in for dinner. It was extremely busy. I first took notice in the compassion of the staff. We were acknowledged immediately, and although it was extremely busy, it seemed everyone cared about our experience. We enjoyed the most amazing smoked trout appetizer followed by the best prime rib I have ever had. We will definitely be back... More

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