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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: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Families with children

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Visitor rating
  • 137
    Excellent
  • 129
    Very good
  • 40
    Average
  • 13
    Poor
  • 14
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Repeat Visitor!

Staff is always so friendly, especially the bartenders! Food as well is always great! Large sushi rolls, Burgers cooked perfectly, fish tacos are tasty, and love their salads in the summer!

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
Kristen M
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Baltimore, Maryland, United States
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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333 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Baltimore, Maryland, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Staff is always so friendly, especially the bartenders! Food as well is always great! Large sushi rolls, Burgers cooked perfectly, fish tacos are tasty, and love their salads in the summer!

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Skaneateles, New York
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015 via mobile

We live locally. Bluewater is our first choice of all restaurants here. Great food, on the water, great service. We've never had a bad experience.

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Rochester, NY
Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

The food was great, but our service was even better. I recommend the stuffed jalapeño appetizer and twin tenderloins.

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Gulf Breeze, Florida
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

Thank you to the staff and especially Hunter for welcoming us for their super bowl party! It was great!

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Skaneateles, New York, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

Good food with great service. Comfortable atmosphere. Always bright interior. On the lake. Very nice selection of "seasonal" dishes like the Autumn Bisque.

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Liverpool, New York
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29 reviews 29 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

Great place, great food, excellent views, friendly staff (unlike the snooty Sherwood Inn), easy to get to, and did I mention, Great Food!!

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Jordan
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27 reviews 27 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

I didn't even realize they were open for breakfast, until friends suggested it for Sunday brunch/breakfast. It was a beautiful sunny day (a rarity in Syracuse!!) and our seats by the window provided a beautiful view of the lake. We had great service from a lovely waitress, we were never rushed, we were offered many refills on our coffee and... More 

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Rochester, New York
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

A good grill-style menu at lunch with all the expected standards plus a few innovative ideas. An all-inclusive Bloody Mary Bar is available for those so inclined along with a modest, but varied list of draft beers. Couple this with a view of the town's namesake lake and the Blue Water Grill is a good choice when visiting Skaneateles or... More 

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Liverpool, New York
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67 reviews 67 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

We've been here many times and enjoyed it but we visited last Sunday and had a disappointing experience. I ordered the French Onion Gratinee, the soup was not hot and therefore did not melt the cheese. I also ordered a side of fruit. I had to cut the rind off the most of the cantaloup since it was so poorly... More 

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Rochester, New York
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506 helpful votes 506 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

This restaurant is a wonderful combination of great food and great scenery, as it overlooks the northern shore of Skaneateles Lake. They have multiple dining rooms, including one (in which I have never been seated) that is a completely glass-in extension overlooking the lake. It's all very pretty, and a good atmosphere for the restaurant. For my lunch I had... More 

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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, Barbecue, Seafood, Steakhouse

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?