We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Book a Stay + Win a Getaway Book your hotel on TripAdvisor and you could win a great trip!

The Shore at The Inn on the Lake

$$ - $$$
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
770 S Main St, Canandaigua, NY 14424-2215 (Formerly Canandaigua Inn On The Lake)
+1 585-394-1480
6:30 am - 8:30 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun - Thu 6:30 am - 8:30 pm
Fri - Sat 6:30 am - 9:00 pm
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

161 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Showing 160: English reviews
Level Contributor
15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We came here for a rehearsal dinner for a wedding. The food was absolutely delicious. The view was great, and the lighting outside made it so special. My only downfall is the bartender was cursing at a waitress as I was waiting order a soda, and even after waiting 15 minutes we never did get a soda from the bar.... More 

Thank Nicole A
Dallas, Georgia
Level Contributor
55 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

sat on the patio overlooking the lake while dining for dinner. Had the salmon and it was exquisite, if a bit pricey. Eaten here many times and the food/service is always good.

Thank marydashlee
Canandaigua, New York
Level Contributor
13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

I attended a wedding reception here. What a great place by the lake. Room outside for gatherings, the banquet rooms and hotel rooms are clean and pretty. The outside tiki bar is great.

Thank vivianbradish
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Level Contributor
33 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

We ate outside with a gorgeous view of the lake on a lovely late summer evening. The place was nearly empty - maybe 5 tables total the whole time we were there - with 2 servers on duty. It took our server 30 minutes to tell me the bar was out of compari and an additional 15 minutes after that... More 

Thank travelinggal1951
Little Neck, New York
Level Contributor
15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016

WE had a lovely meal outdoors. Service, food and drinks were really good! Very enjoyable meal that we would recommend!

Thank JoyAB
Victor, New York
Level Contributor
190 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2016

Well, it was a disappointment. I have dined here several times in the past 4 years. Today it took over 90 minutes for a simple lunch for 3. The server, although very nice, kept forgetting our orders, sides, drinks. It took so long for her to pick up the check, we had to ask another server to call her. Each... More 

Thank chopin1981
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Level Contributor
17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2016 via mobile

We hosted a group of 8 here for my mother-in-law's birthday, and it was a disappointment to all of us from beginning to end. First, my husband made the reservation 2 weeks in advance for lunch on a Sunday afternoon. I asked him to call the day before to ask for a table with a view of the lake because... More 

Thank Travelteam14
Buffalo, NY
Level Contributor
13 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2016

We made reservations months in advance for a large party for breakfast on a Sunday morning, and requested the patio. We specified that this was for a group attending a wedding the night before in the area and staying at the hotel. When we arrived for breakfast, they brought us out to the patio as requested and began seating us... More 

Thank nkereina1
upstate new york
Level Contributor
33 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2016

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
Level Contributor
20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 8, 2016

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

Travelers who viewed The Shore at The Inn on the Lake also viewed

Canandaigua, Finger Lakes
Canandaigua, Finger Lakes
Canandaigua, Finger Lakes

Been to The Shore at The Inn on the Lake? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$8 - $40
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions, Scenic view, Families with children
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.

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from The Shore at The Inn on the Lake staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?