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The Shore at The Inn on the Lake

American, Bar, Pub
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770 S Main St, Canandaigua, NY 14424-2215 (Formerly Canandaigua Inn On The Lake)
+1 585-394-1480
6:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 6:30 am - 8:30 pm
Fri - Sat 6:30 am - 9:00 pm
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upstate new york
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33 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The filet mignon was the best, so tender and flavorful. The scallops were melt-in-your-mouth. Can't beat the location.

Thank TakeFive0
Rochester, New York
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have gone here several times, and we especially enjoy having breakfast out on the patio. It is such a treat to sit outside, watch the lake, and enjoy a great breakfast. I love coffee and the coffee is superb, and I don't say that often. When the omlet station is included in a buffet it is wonderful. The omelet... More 

Thank Needleart
Charlottesville, Virginia
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29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had to look hard to find a place to tie up our boat. Then folks in Adirondack chairs by the dock got up to help us tie up. We sat outside in plain view of the lake. The grassy area directly in front of us was filled with young people holding drinks and conversations, a few dogs, and little... More 

Calistoga, California
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23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We are traveling across the US. I lived in Canandaigua, NY for about 11 years while growing up. We decided to pass through on one of our days heading north and west. We stopped at the Shores at the Lake Inn for lunch. Food was delicious, service was terrible. We were there almost three hours and two without food!!!

Thank Judy C
Buffalo, New York
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We frequently visit Canandaigua and during our summer visits we usually end up at Inn On The Lake but no more. We called Saturday morning for an evening reservation outside but no tables were available. No big deal but we decided to have a few drinks at their outside bar and noticed several patio tables were open so we decided... More 

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Sodus, New York
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had an early dinner on the veranda overlooking Canandaigua Lake. Our meal was superb and the service, impeccable. It was quiet and peaceful at the early hour; I imagine that it's not so later on. It was a great choice for dining before a concert at CMAC!

Thank Catherine J
Canandaigua, New York
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75 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2016

Recently dined at the shore at Inn on the lake. Originally stopped at the sand bar but all the tables were taken. We opted for the patio to enjoy the view and live band playing. The staff was attentive but we sensed they were at capacity (no steak knife with the ribeye, long waits between water refills and no bread... More 

Thank Dave D
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016 via mobile

My wife and I spent the weekend at the Inn at Canadiagua. I purchased the wine and dine for $390 which included a King or Queen sized lake side suite room and our dinne at The Shore. The dinner package included any bottle of NY wine. We had a salad, arancini stuffed with lobster and crab which my wife and... More 

Thank Dhbanker
Albany, New York
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589 reviews
372 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 174 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016 via mobile

I was not a big fan of the breakfast buffet, found it lacking in quality and substance. My husband dined for lunch and very much enjoyed it. Thought the salads and sandwiches were delicious. Hence the split review. No matter what though it has a spectacular views and s really great patio to dine on so this makes up for... More 

Thank mcdedrick
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301 reviews
294 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016 via mobile

This place is better than average, but not quite "very good". The prices and the limited menu are the biggest downfall. The "summer menu" is very limited. The lobster/ crab ball app was just fair, pretty expensive for just two pieces. The Caesar salad was good, the pear salad not so good. Kind of bland, and mixed greens that didn't... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$8 - $40
American, Bar, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Special occasions, Romantic, Scenic view
Open Hours
6:30 am - 8:30 pm
6:30 am - 8:30 pm
6:30 am - 8:30 pm
6:30 am - 8:30 pm
6:30 am - 8:30 pm
6:30 am - 9:00 pm
6:30 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 770 S Main St, Canandaigua, NY 14424-2215 (Formerly Canandaigua Inn On The Lake)
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Canandaigua
  • Phone Number: +1 585-394-1480
  • This restaurant is at The Inn on the Lake
The Shore is our featured restaurant for fine dining in a classic setting with a view of Canandaigua Lake. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, you will enjoy delightful cuisine all year round.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?