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369 Waterloo-Geneva Rd., Waterloo, NY 14456
315-789-2775
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5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 4:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Tue - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Reservations

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  • 23
    Excellent
  • 20
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
1st visit

Food was great, large portions. Excellent service. We were camping at Sampson State park and decided to go into town and have dinner. It was suggested to try Emile's which we did. The food was really good and would go back.

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 11, 2014
papaJoe57
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Cheektowaga, New York
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57 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Clifton Park
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20 reviews 20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

We were a party of six, arriving without reservations, on a Friday evening. After a 5 minute wait, we were seated promptly. Apparently they have Prime Rib only on Friday & Saturday nights. The Filet special was sold out when we arrived. The locals are on to something, because the place was packed. The only disappointing thing for me, was... More 

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Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania
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148 reviews 148 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

We were staying at a nearby hotel and saw an advertisement for this restaurant. It indicated that they had great prime rib (which is my favorite) so I called for a reservation and was accommodated within 30 minutes of my call. The place doesn't look "all that." But don't let looks discourage you--the food is delicious. We ordered calamari for... More 

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Waterloo, New York
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Emile's has wonderful and a salad bar. Nice selection of many types of food. The waitresses are very efficient and the wait time for food is small. The restaurant also has a full bar.

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Cheektowaga, New York
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8 reviews 8 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Food was great, large portions. Excellent service. We were camping at Sampson State park and decided to go into town and have dinner. It was suggested to try Emile's which we did. The food was really good and would go back.

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NEWCASTLE
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

We started coming to Emile's one day, when we are traveling around the Finger Lakes and we looking for a dinner place. Walked in and we fell in love. Great family feel. Lovely salad bar. Wonderful prime rib dinner, generous cut! Since that visit we have returned every year at least once. Some years, we have decided to take the... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Emile's is tucked away, but a must find for people traveling through the Finger Lakes Region. Friendly service from a long-time family owned business is top notch. The food is great - probably the best prime rib I've had anywhere. Perfectly seasoned and cooked. Bar has cracker barrel wine cheese and crackers - you don't see this anywhere else! Good... More 

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Damascus, Maryland
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

A very varied menu, nice atmosphere, friendly service. I got Salmon and it was very good. The salad bar was good - but there were not very many choices. I would definitely come back here.

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Lyons, New York
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27 reviews 27 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Very clean and friendly restaurant, food is always excellent and the salad bar is great. Lots of fresh items to choose from on the salad bar, and have never had a bad meal or dessert. Do not leave without trying a dessert!

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Waterloo, New York
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Tonight was my birthday and my girlfriend wanted to take me out for a birthday dinner. My girlfriend ordered the Scallops a la Newburg. She told me the scallops had great flavor and were very tender. I had the prime rib, I am a big man so I had the Emiles cut. This rib was very impressive, cooked to perfection... More 

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White Haven
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36 reviews 36 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

always stop here when in the area and over 15+ years, we have never been disappointed. excellent service, nice atmosphere, large portions and most importantly, good food. our dinner companion ordered one of the house specialties, prime rib. it was huge! must have been a dinosaur rib! he loved it, complemented the waitress and she said that he got the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 369 Waterloo-Geneva Rd., Waterloo, NY 14456
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Waterloo
  • Phone Number: 315-789-2775

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, American
Open Hours
Sunday
4:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?