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11 W Genesee St, Skaneateles, NY 13152-1004
315-685-6600
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Ranked #12 of 32 Restaurants in Skaneateles
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $17
Hours:
Sun - Thu 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Jordan
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26 reviews 26 reviews
22 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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1,586 reviews 1,586 reviews
1,043 restaurant reviews
489 helpful votes 489 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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Upstate NY
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

We recently visited Skaneateles for their annual Dickens Christmas celebration. We had a great time! However, it was a wet and cold day, and we were eager to get inside and have a bite to eat. A friend had suggested the Blue Water Grill. It's an attractive bar and restaurant right on the lake, next to the park and close... More 

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Williamsport, Pennsylvania
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

We had a great lunch at the Blue Water Grill. My Cajun Blue burger was seasoned perfectly. But my favorite was the Bloody Mary. On Sundays, they soup them up even more with about 10 different options. Good service, food and view. A good experience at a very central location in Skaneatelas.

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Bangor
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Friday night dinner was very good. The dinning room was really noisy, loud guests next to us! Music was also playing that added to the noise!!

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Florida
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141 reviews 141 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

Great location, good service and a very nicely done chicken Caesar salad. Chicken still warm and dressing just perfect and the right amount of Parmesan. My husband also enjoyed his corn and clam chowder. We've eaten here before and it's always reliable.

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Syracuse, New York
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30 reviews 30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

Wonderful view of Skaneateles Lake and the village Gazebo on a Sunday evening. The porch was warm (almost too warm) and inviting. There was a saxophone and piano duet playing in the bar. The lobster bisque soup was delicious and the lobster/crab roll was a great sandwich. Quiet and romantic. The food was surprisingly good and better than we remember... More 

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Torquay, United Kingdom
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92 reviews 92 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 via mobile

A great location, the service was fine, the menu rather wide, can,t all be fresh! Everything was acceptable but most food seemed to be coated in a spicy shake, which meant everything left the same taste in your mouth. Not worth a second visit.

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Additional Information about Blue Water Grill

Address: 11 W Genesee St, Skaneateles, NY 13152-1004
Phone Number: 315-685-6600
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Skaneateles
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
Average Prices: USD 10 - 17
Cuisine: American, Barbecue, Seafood, Steakhouse

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