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Blue Water Grill

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11 W Genesee St, Skaneateles, NY 13152-1004
315-685-6600
Today
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 141
    Excellent
  • 131
    Very good
  • 43
    Average
  • 13
    Poor
  • 15
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good food, nice people, great location

We ate there while in town on business. We actually tried several other places first - but on a Tuesday night in March a lot was closed or closing early. Having said that, we weren't disappointed in this restaurant. It's a nice place with a "down home" feel - I guess that means casual. The staff... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 23, 2015
Al-Sue-Maine
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York, ME
via mobile
Good for:
  • Families with children
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Camillus, New York
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015 NEW

Recently had dinner with friends at the Blue Water Grill. Pear and gargonzola Salad with salmon was very good as was the bacon cheeseburger deluxe burger and Maryland lump crab cake. I had sweet potato crusted white fish on a bed of salad with a raspberry vinaigrette dressing. The salad and dressing were very good as was the sweet potato... More 

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Syracuse, New York
Top Contributor
140 reviews 140 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Just had lunch here yesterday. I was rather disappointed in the food. Service was fine, quick and server friendly. I ordered a fish sandwich with soup-aFriday special. Soup was ok -a fish corn chowder but not homemade, but the fish was not fresh and looked like a big fish stick-fried, heavily breaded and tasteless . I have eaten here many... More 

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Auburn, New York
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Had reservations for 1 pm and arrived and seated in no time even as busy as it was. Ordered off the special menu "Polish Breakfast" consisting of 2 eggs - 4 stuffed progies - and a link of kabasia. Very good. Waitress name was Jeniffer I believe was very attentive thru out the meal. Sat in the back section with... More 

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Clayton, New York
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22 reviews 22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

My friends and I went to dinner for a girls night out. The food was good. We had sushi which was excellent and Martinis were good and strong. I give this an average rating due to the service. Our server was mediocre and waitress had zero personality. We felt like we were an imposition to her. If not for the... More 

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Saffron Walden, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

We came to have breakfast as a group of 9 and the Blue Water Grill was very accommodating. We wanted to sit in the conservatory (as it has good views of the lake) and the staff quickly put some tables together. The breakfast was very good and we all enjoyed the fresh food, especially the children who loved the french... More 

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Rochester, New York
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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

I ordered the Salmon and it was so delicious and since I couldn't have gluten or dairy from a cow in my diet, the waitress was very accommodating and knowledgeable on how to handle this request. My friend got the steak with mashed potatoes and it was as delicious if not more so. The view of the frozen lake was... More 

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Mapleton, Oregon
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

the best part was the micro-brew beer "Flower Power" from Ithaca. The corn/scallop chowder was old and probably sat all day cooking. My oyster shooter did not taste fresh (from VA so I should have expected not local/not fresh) and was a big slimy odd tasting oyster. Only had one of the four I ordered. Server was not interested in... More 

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York, ME
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208 reviews 208 reviews
156 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 via mobile

We ate there while in town on business. We actually tried several other places first - but on a Tuesday night in March a lot was closed or closing early. Having said that, we weren't disappointed in this restaurant. It's a nice place with a "down home" feel - I guess that means casual. The staff was very friendly, answered... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

We come here once a year and are never disappointed. The lobster napoleon is phenomenal! Our waitress Jen suggested the salmon over the crab cakes that I was going to order. It was amazing,salmon was cooked perfectly and the flavor profile was awesome. My husband had the Mist marinated Sea Bass which never having eaten sea bass before I tried... More 

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Cranston, Rhode Island
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

I always drop my line in any sea/lake/other restaurant that looks promising. Promises came true at the Blue Water Grill. Thinking back, neither the Maine Lobster nor the Grilled Salmon Siracusa were local, but they tasted as if! Lots to choose from in the appetizers and for varying budgets. Love this place.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 11 W Genesee St, Skaneateles, NY 13152-1004
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Skaneateles
  • Phone Number: 315-685-6600

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 17
  • Cuisine: American, Steakhouse, Seafood, Barbecue

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm

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