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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
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Good for:
Families with children

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  • 139
    Excellent
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    Very good
  • 40
    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

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4 of 5 starsReviewed March 23, 2015
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York, ME
via mobile
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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338 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Rochester, New York
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

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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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

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
Top Contributor
206 reviews 206 reviews
154 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 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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Baltimore, Maryland, United States
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7 reviews 7 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
69 reviews 69 reviews
59 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
10 helpful votes 10 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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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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?