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The Sand Bar

At the Inn on the Lake, 770 South Main St, Canandaigua, NY 14424
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  • Excellent29%
  • Very good32%
  • Average27%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible6%
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American, Bar, Pub
$$ - $$$
At the Inn on the Lake, 770 South Main St, Canandaigua, NY 14424
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Reviewed April 10, 2017

Nice atmosphere outside, under a tent or umbrella by the lake; always find good food, drinks and someone to spend time talking with since this is one of the best hot spots in Canandaigua for the summer and into the fall.

Thank mondorep
Reviewed February 18, 2017

This was a great place to have are 10 year reuion this past aug. I would for sure come back to this place but maybe next time with my husband.

Thank Tiffany M
Reviewed December 23, 2016

Fun and energetic. Lakeside and lots of people - great place to hangout - to meet people - poossibbly or hang with your friends

Thank N G
Reviewed September 13, 2016

Like the atmosphere, the lake, the outdoor seating. Bartenders are friendly . Great place to have a drink in a tiki bar atmosphere on the water.

Thank vivianbradish
Reviewed August 31, 2016

I stole that from someone else but it's true: Eating here felt like dining amid a fraternity party. The food was standard bar food and the drinks were overly sweet and in plastic cups. It may be true this is the only restaurant in town...More

Thank More-Smiths
Reviewed August 29, 2016 via mobile

Food is always delicious but you have to keep at the waitresses as some do forget about you and dot check back.

Thank Rocco G
Reviewed August 25, 2016 via mobile

After waiting 15 minutes for drinks the server started off by giving us the wrong drinks. Not a big deal. Although after waiting 50 minutes for our server to come back for our food order we left. They had 4 or 5 servers on and...More

2  Thank Ryan D
Reviewed August 19, 2016

Best Restaurant on the Lake. This facility is on the north end of the lake. It is both land and water accessible, We arrived on our boat and there was plenty of moorings available. This venue offers every thing from casual outside come as you...More

Thank Ronald S
Reviewed August 5, 2016

We were tipped off that there was an nice, informal dining spot right on Lake Canandaigua by the nice folk at the NY Wine and Culinary Center and we worked our way through the cozy lobby of the Inn on the Lake out onto the...More

Thank TomX
Reviewed July 27, 2016

If you like loud lousy music,expensive watery drinks in plastic cups,and loutish patrons,this place is for you.

1  Thank Michael L
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What are your hrs for Happy hr.and what are the specials.
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David C
You have Music in April and May 2016? Dave C
April 12, 2016|
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Allow dogs on patio?
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar scene
Open Hours
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: At the Inn on the Lake, 770 South Main St, Canandaigua, NY 14424
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Canandaigua
  • This restaurant is at The Inn on the Lake