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All 15 Sylvan Beach Restaurants

Canal View Cafe

9 Canal St, Sylvan Beach, NY 13157
+1 315-762-5623
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Ranked #1 of 15 Restaurants in Sylvan Beach
Price range: $9 - $20
Wed - Sun 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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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.
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Central New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

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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39 reviews 39 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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
11 reviews 11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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
102 reviews 102 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 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
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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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11 restaurant reviews
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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33 reviews 33 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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Norwich, New York
17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

The place was awesome...Great food and value and very good service....Must try the Reuben...big enough for 2!!!

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Utica, New York, United States
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

This Café may be small in size but makes up for it , with great food ,service, and great value. Not only do you walk away full, you also receive and Education on the history of Sylvan Beach as well as a fantastic view of the Lake. This Café is always busy with repeat customers as well as new customers.

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Additional Information about Canal View Cafe

Address: 9 Canal St, Sylvan Beach, NY 13157
Phone Number: +1 315-762-5623
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Sylvan Beach
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 9 - 20

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