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9 Canal St, Sylvan Beach, NY 13157
+1 315-762-5623
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Sun 11:30 am - 8:00 pm
Wed - Thu 11:30 am - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Description: Casual Waterfront Dining overlooking Oneida Lake and the Historic Erie...
Casual Waterfront Dining overlooking Oneida Lake and the Historic Erie Barge Canal. Classic Oak Beer and Wine Bar with the largest selection of Craft Beers in the Beach. Opening January 22nd for the 2014 Season.
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  • 15
    Excellent
  • 17
    Very good
  • 2
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  • 2
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  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Nice place for lunch

Had a nice meal at the cafe I order the fish taco that was the special of the day it was very good and a lot of it my son had the kids hot dog meal that he enjoyed with his chocolate milk I would surge stoping here for lunch or dinner the dinner meals looked very good as well... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 3, 2015
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English first
Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Had a nice meal at the cafe I order the fish taco that was the special of the day it was very good and a lot of it my son had the kids hot dog meal that he enjoyed with his chocolate milk I would surge stoping here for lunch or dinner the dinner meals looked very good as well... More 

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Kirkville, New York
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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Great restaurant that has been around forever it seems like. Seafood and Italian are the specialties of the house including some of the Beach's best Fish Fry. Atmosphere is the same as a small cafe with big flavor and filled with historical pieces on the walls.

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Central New York
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014 via mobile

spent many evenings there outside viewing the lake and activity.have always been very satisfied with the quality of the food and the service

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new york
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43 reviews 43 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

been there several times over the summer and place going down hill fast you can not make good food if you make potato's from a box waitress has i don't give a sh** attitude overall just give you the feeling that you are bothering them while your there

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jeannie13157, Owner at Canal View Cafe, responded to this review

We were disappointed to read your review and wonder what went wrong with your meal. We would be interested in hearing the specifics of your meal so we can make it right. Our staff peels between 150 and 200 lbs of potatoes a week for mashed potatoes so I'm sorry that the batch you tasted didn't seem homemade. Our apologies... More 

New Hartford, New York
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14 reviews 14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

On 09/22/2014 I took my wife to this restaurant located on the East shore of Oneida Lake, Sylvan Beach, Central New York, to celebrate her 73rd birthday. This is the second time that we visit this wonderful old restaurant and we were not disappointed. I made advance reservation and we got the best table in the restaurant, in a corner... More 

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jeannie13157, Owner at Canal View Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write such a nice review. It's very rewarding to know that people appreciate the Canal View! More 

New York
Top Contributor
105 reviews 105 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

There isn't a lot of choices for lunch in this area after Labor Day. Have been coming to this Café for years. Recently it has been remodeled but always nicely kept and the view of Oneida Lake and the canal is great. The wait staff is pleasant and attentive. Actually receiving your food takes a little time though. IMHO the... More 

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jeannie13157, Owner at Canal View Cafe, responded to this review

Our apologies that you didn't enjoy your burger. We'd love to buy you another one the next time you're in! We take pride in serving a 1/3 pound burger that comes from locally raised grain & grass fed black angus beef. The Italian Burger is by far our best seller so something must have been amiss with yours! More 

Verona, New York
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Was my third dining experience at the Canal View this year and I have not been disappointed! My husband and I had the Friday night fish fries. Food was plentiful, delicious chowder . Went on a beautiful warm night and had a window seat with a great view. Waitress was fantastic, even though it was a buzy time she took... More 

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Utica, New York
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 via mobile

The Canal View is a local institution, a great place to view the canal and lake, take in some Sylvan Beach history and have a pleasant meal. Four of us had lunch here recently - the wait was a bit long - but the food was worth it. Good lunch salads, pasta, and crab cakes with leftovers to take home.... More 

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New Hartford, New York
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14 reviews 14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

My wife Edith took me one evening for dinner at this old restaurant located where the Erie Canal meets Oneida Lake. Needles to say, the view of the Lake from the main dining room is magnificent, especially when the Sun goes down. From the moment we set foot inside, the hostess was very attentive and, recognizing my handicapped condition, ushered... More 

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Madrid, Spain
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52 reviews 52 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 via mobile

I had heard very good reviews of this restaurant's food and the beautiful views of Oneida Lake, and I wasn't disappointed. We were lucky enough to get a table out on the deck for dinner at about 7:00pm. Unfortunately, at first the service was a bit slow because there was just one waitress working the deck. However, we were able... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 9 Canal St, Sylvan Beach, NY 13157
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Sylvan Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 315-762-5623

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 9 - 20

Description

Casual Waterfront Dining overlooking Oneida Lake and the Historic Erie Barge Canal. Classic Oak Beer and Wine Bar with the largest selection of Craft Beers in the Beach. Opening January 22nd for the 2014 Season.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm

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