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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 - 8:30 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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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW 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
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13 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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 

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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 2 weeks 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 3 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 3 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 July 25, 2016

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 July 24, 2016 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 

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