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Nolan's on Canandaigua Lake

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726 S Main St, Canandaigua, NY 14424-2215
+1 585-905-0201
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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New Smyrna Beach, Florida
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67 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2015

Our group of 8 dined at Nolan's this week. The dining room is very nice and the food was excellent. The menu featured a variety of choices, a good wine menu and very good service. We will definitely go back and we would recommend reservations especially if it is a group.

3 Thank Maurice B
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76 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2015 via mobile

We went without a reservation after driving all day. The only table available was in the bar but we took it. It was one of those high round tables so a bit crowded and of course bars are noisy. Regardless, we had an excellent meal and great service. It was a good start to our vacation in Canandaigua.

2 Thank Ladira
Phoenix, Arizona
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2015

We had a great dinner here with the family the steaks and seafood were just wonderful, melt in your mouth delicious. The service was excellent and we can't wait to come back again on our next visit.

1 Thank Rose K
Belmont, Massachusetts
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56 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2015

I visited Nolan's this past weekend and had some great burgers and salad. The place seems to have a lot of beef options and seafood, but we were all in the mood for some bar food - so the burgers were it. Perfectly cooked which I find increasingly difficult to find in restaurants these days.

Thank Vision101
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2015

Had an excellent Fillet Oscar that was featured a couple of weeks ago, it was tender and melt in your mouth. Service was excellent, though to be honest we went ate a little early for us as we missed lunch (4:00) it was nice to find a nice sit down restaurant open at this hour. Not to say that the... More 

2 Thank roswell s
Fairport, New York
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2015 via mobile

Met friends for lunch on the deck. Nice but wish there was a view. Ordered steak, rare, but it was unevenly cooked. Very done on bottom and medium rare on top. Will go again but not order steak. The peanut butter pie was divine and made Nya local bakery.

Thank Victoria J
Upstate N.Y.
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205 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 193 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2015

You can sit outside in a covered area on benches that are not extremely comfortable, but functional. Have eaten here a cpl times in the last few weeks, was served once by Rayna, once by Katie- both servers were excellent. Bussers are vigilant and take plates as appropriate. The scallop rockefeller was an interesting variation on a theme. The Ahi... More 

1 Thank swampknot
Erie, PA
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38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2015

We were here a few years ago on the recommendation of some of the locals. The service and food were so good we returned this past weekend. The wait was typical for a Friday night and it was worth it. My filet was delicious, as were the sides. My husband ordered chicken parmesan and enjoyed that as well. Service was... More 

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Southport, North Carolina
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46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2015 via mobile

Went there w/o a res. on a Monday and it was packed. Opted for a bar table. Bartender was chatty and served us quickly considering how busy she was. Good breadth of menu and food was quite good. I had chicken francaise which thought was tasty. Good portions. Likely to be busy in summer months so think about a res.

1 Thank MrBill2014
Elma, New York
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111 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2015

Went here on a date with my husband and it was very good. We sat near the bar, but it was still a really nice atmosphere (plenty of non-bar type seating!) I had filet, which was very very tender, and my husband had some sort of seafood and lobster which he really liked, but he LOVED the crabcakes.

2 Thank Lisa S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$8 - $34
American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Kids, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Special occasions
Open Hours
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 726 S Main St, Canandaigua, NY 14424-2215
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Canandaigua
  • Phone Number: +1 585-905-0201
Located on the northern shores of Canandaigua Lake, we proudly offer a menu that features Certified Angus Beef, Seafood, and Pasta. Drink selections include Finger Lakes wines, locally brewed beer and locally roasted coffee. At Nolan’s, you will enjoy dining on fine food in a relaxed atmosphere at an affordable price. Voted 2011 “Best New Restaurant” in Ontario County.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?