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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
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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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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Utica, New York
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW 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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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 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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17 reviews 17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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
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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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Manlius, NY
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48 reviews 48 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

Not only does this place serve up the best food on the beach, they also have the best views AND a fantastic museum of Sylvan Beach memorabilia. It just does not get any better. Don't be fooled by the exterior--this place is a hidden gem and a must for anyone curious about the history of the Beach. We have NEVER... More

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Johnstown New York
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35 reviews 35 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

We went to the Canal View for a family Easter dinner. The restaurant was very busy but the waitress was very attentive. We had several diet restrictions: gluten free and vegetarian and the restaurant was able to accommodate all. Two fish fries were order and were delicious. I had the roast pork special with real mashed potatoes, very good, all... More

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White Plains, New York
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11 reviews 11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

Came up to the area to see family & friends for the holidays. Based on TA reviews, decided to give CanalView a try. I saw they had an Italian Sandwich – meatballs, sausage, mushrooms and peppers on the menu. I wanted chicken instead of sausage and no mushrooms. The owner came to the table to confirm my order and gladly... More

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Sylvan Beach, New York
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57 reviews 57 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Great selection of menu items, which includes, pasta, steaks, chicken and fish. Reasonable priced and good. Service is very friendly. The Italian wedding soup is homemade and so good. On weekends can be very busy and might experience a wait.

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Camden, New York
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10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

The Canal View is located just off the lake and along side the barge canal. It sits next to a quaint, old time amusement park and has plenty of old and odd bits of local history for decoration. I have never had a bad meal and the help is always friendly and professional. The prices are very reasonable and I... More

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