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Canal View Cafe

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9 Canal St, Sylvan Beach, NY 13157
+1 315-762-5623
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11:30 am - 8:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:30 am - 8:00 pm
Wed - Thu 11:30 am - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
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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  • 6
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  • 3
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Good service and bar food

We came to this restaurant from our boat and had our 2 very well behaved labs with us. The staff was great about letting them be with us in the outdoor seating area. Even brought them water. We only ordered bar food so not sure about how the actual meals are but we were pleased!

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 24, 2015
Snuzan
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Oneida, New York
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Palmetto, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

We arrived without reservations and had 10 in our party. The staff was great and got us a table in a short amount of time. Accommodating with separate checks and all the requests. Food was great and we had a big variety.

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Oneida, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

We came to this restaurant from our boat and had our 2 very well behaved labs with us. The staff was great about letting them be with us in the outdoor seating area. Even brought them water. We only ordered bar food so not sure about how the actual meals are but we were pleased!

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Sebring, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

I had the fish sandwich. It was very good. We sat outside and the view of Lake Oneida is amazing. The staff was very nice.

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Syracuse, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

I am a second generation of patron to this fine restaurant. The food is great tasting and fairly priced. Today we both had the Chicken Parmesan. It is one of our favorites. The bench mark of a truly great restaurant is that the quality of the food is the excellent year after year. Tonight...just awesome....again. The Rockwell's

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Verona, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

We have been regular patrons of the Canal View Restaurant in Sylvan Beach, ny for at least 30 years. It's owner and her staff create a warm and inviting atmosphere and the food speaks for itself; nothing short of exceptional. It continues to be one of our most favorite and recommended eateries. We will continue to look forward to many... More 

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The Villages, Florida
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Placed our orders and after waiting over 30 mins, my husband asked what was taking so long. Finally was told that there was a party of 33 women eating upstairs and they were overwhelmed in the kitchen. Should have told us that to begin with and allowed us to decide if we wanted to stay. When we finally got our... More 

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

WOW, what a hurtful review! After 37 years I'm well aware that I can't please everyone but I do try. We served over 2200 meals last week with few issues. if you had asked to have your wings replaced we would have happily done that for you. We're in the business of making people happy! We have served a breaded... More 

Syracuse, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

There were 9 of us for lunch ~ Server friendly, attentive and willing to help however she could ~ Soup, salads, and sandwiches ordered ~ After 15 min. of waiting for soup and salads, finally asked if they would be coming out before or with our sandwiches ~ Another 5 min. they were delivered and the soup though tasty was... More 

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oneida NY
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

We went there around 4:45 yesterday for an early dinner. The car show is on Thursdays, so we wanted to be out before they got really busy. First disappointment for my husband.... wine and beer only. He missed his pre-dinner rum & coke. Second disappointment .... while the service was very friendly, it took 45 minutes for the apps to... More 

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Syracuse, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

It's nice to eat outside during the summer in CNY and the Canal View has nice outside seating along the canal and on the shore of Oneida Lake. Food is solid service is at time a bit slow. Overall it's a good place to have lunch, you wont be disappointed.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

This is the type of diner you forgot you ate at the next day. There was nothing wrong with the food or service, it just that nothing stands out. The food is the same type of pub food you would get anywhere else. The view is only OK considering the name of the place, you really need to be out... 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?