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Blue Water Grill

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11 W Genesee St, Skaneateles, NY 13152-1004
315-685-6600
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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, Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 176
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  • 168
    Very good
  • 66
    Average
  • 23
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  • 16
    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 dinner spot

Great location on the water. Had scallops and wife had steak and we shared and made a bit of surf and turf. Left very full and thought the prices very reasonable. Would recommend to other visitors. It was busy, so one might want to think about reservations.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Syracuse, New York
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75 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My friend and I go here for birthday and holiday celebrations and are never disappointed. The food is excellent, the views of Skaneateles lake are breathtaking and the service is always good.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great location on the water. Had scallops and wife had steak and we shared and made a bit of surf and turf. Left very full and thought the prices very reasonable. Would recommend to other visitors. It was busy, so one might want to think about reservations.

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East Coast
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The tenderloin flatbread appetizer and the fried chimichanga on the dessert menu give me reason to zip in if I want a delicious bite that tastes just right. They often have entree specials that are nice but the first items I mentioned have made me a return customer ~ if I start and end with those I am a happy... More 

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Thank ShellsEastCoast
Leesburg, IN
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31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This restaurant is very scenic and right on a huge lake. The menu is just perfect for our tastes. They even had an entertainer on Sunday afternoon. Very good servers and bartender. We liked it so well we were back the next day.

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Thank dmanleyLeesburg_IN
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21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

They had my favorite beer so I was happy! It's right on the water and would be lovely in the summer time, I'd love to go back

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Thank Denise K
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015 via mobile

Blue water has a great view! Food was above average. He shrimp and roasted corn chowder was awesome! I had the crab cakes and my husband had the Big Bang scallops. My crab cakes were good but the scallops were great!

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Thank Jennifer A
Rochester, New York
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2,171 reviews
1,455 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 696 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

We love to eat here for lunch, especially during the winter Dickens Festival in town. They almost always have tables available, and the scenery (through the windows) of the lake is spectacular. The food is very good, and they often have their famous Bloody Mary bar set up in back. It's a very diverse menu, from their salads to sandwiches... More 

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Thank Larry W
Grand Island, New York
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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015 via mobile

Fairly typical restaurant. Nice place. Average prices. Overall what you should expect from a pub/eatery

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Thank djmssro
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015 via mobile

We stopped here after a trip to Niagara Falls, food and service were great. Appetizer was quite large, we shared the Nachos and this could have been our main entrée. For dinner we had a crab tower and the fish tacos. Both were delicious! This is right on the lake so views are beautiful!

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Buffalo, New York
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170 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015 via mobile

Stopped for an early lunch on our way home. Nice selection of large salads. Very fresh ingredients and generous portions. Service was attentive. Perhaps a little to attentive as plates were cleared before everyone was finished.

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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: Scenic view, Families with children, Bar scene
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?