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Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed October 15, 2023

We went on a Saturday night and the restaurant was full. Even with that, service was excellent - pleasant, attentive and timely. The food is very nicely done, with everything including the pasta being home made. My son and I had the tequila chicken and...the pasta of the day. All the ingredients are fresh. Just know that reservations book up weeks in advance (sometimes even further out if there is a college event coming up).More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed August 17, 2023 via mobile

Nice spot on the water, close to schools. Kung pao cauliflower was yummy but really sweet. Beet salad was good, but like the Cesar, had too much cheese. Salmon was fine but should’ve gotten something else. Family liked the bolognaise & chic parm. Hard working...staff.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed July 27, 2023

Fantastic experience! Restaurant is clean, staff friendly and food fantastic! We have never been disappointed.

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed July 23, 2023

Loved the water view, friendly staff, and fantastic food. Went with friends for lunch, and had the beet salad with grilled chicken. It was delish! I needed a few dietary changes, which they easily accommodated. Next time I’ll sit out on their deck and take...in the water view in all its beauty. Can’t wait!More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed March 24, 2023

This restaurant is a treat! Everything they make is fresh and delicious!. We had crab cakes, beet salad, roasted brussel sprouts and kung po cauliflower. Everything was excellent!

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed December 8, 2022

Dropped on for lunch while randomly driving thru Potsdam. Restaurant was empty and I immediately had a sinking feeling that I was not going to have a good dining experience. Luckily I WAS WRONG! Everything from the entrees to the mains were absolutely delicious, well...presented and cooked to perfection. We were full but because food was so good we asked to see the dessert menu. Got the skillet cookie and died and went to heaven. Haha. We were sat by the big windows looking out over the water. Service was tops and friendly. Loved everything about this place. If I moved to the area I would want to eat here all the time.More

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed October 10, 2022

we heard from people in canton this was a great place lots of choices . well we made our reservations and upon arrival was told our table was upstairs. not know- ing there would be stairs to climb we didnt request a ground floor table....we asked if there was an available table as i just had a knee replacement and stairs are very very difficult. there was a table for 7 on the first floor that never was occupied the entire time we were there. but we were told nothing was available so i struggled up and later back down the stairs. so this is not handicapped accessible the menu was very limited to a handful of entrees and nothing that was really teen - child friendly - we had a variety of dinners from the half rack ribs to a pizza the pasta dish and the chicken cordon blue and a steak. the asparagus was under cooked and barely warm - the steak was very rare but was to be medium - the chicken was over powered by excessive ham - we tried waiting for our waitress to return to correct these issues but she was busy elseware . it seemed as if the upstairs was a forgotten area as she barely checked on us. will not recommend or returnMore

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed September 12, 2022

Jake’s came recommended by friends when we were searching for good food near Canton, NY. We couldn’t have been happier! The Sweet Heat Pizza was just amazing, and we complimented the pizza maker, Phil on a perfect pie! Wish we could come back and try...EVERY one, but, alas, we live 4 hours away! Then we had the fish and chips which were the best we’ve had anywhere! Our server, Danielle was so sweet and eager to please and it was just her first day! She told us she’s a sixth grade teacher and I’m sure she’s an awesome teacher too! Can’t recommend Jake’s highly enough!More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed August 30, 2022

Excellent Food, great desserts. Restaurant sits right on the water just a short drive from downtown Potsdam.

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed August 21, 2022

Dined at Jake’s mid July 2022. The menu offered many choices, our food was delicious and the service was excellent! AND - how can you beat outside dining on a pretty lake?

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed June 26, 2022

About the staff! The staff is the best! We are frequent guests and the staff makes us feel so welcome and remembers our names! ThankYou Lexi, Erin, Greg and Stephanie!

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed May 31, 2022

I stopped for lunch and was able to sit outside on a sunny, breezy day and enjoy the views. I also enjoyed my lunch; a well-prepared and tasty salmon BLT. Server was friendly and attentive.

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed May 3, 2022 via mobile

Ten minutes from Potsdam, very nice location with a romantic beach-side deck. Renovated, modern yet cozy interior with great ambience. Friendly, efficient, non-pushy accurate service. Cocktails were good, wine list is short and lacks any detail, but what they brought was enjoyable and not expensive....The food is excellent, not cheap but well worth the quality and overall experience. Some great appetizers, good options for main dishes, great pizza, good desserts. So good we went back the next day and it was good all over again.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Marc C, Owner at Jake's on the Water, responded to this reviewResponded May 8, 2022

Thanks so much for taking the time to share your experience!

Reviewed November 13, 2021 via mobile

Great wait staff. Beautiful place, not too crowded. Creative and mainstream menu options. Good food and drink! Quick kitchen, but we’ll timed.

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed August 12, 2021 via mobile

We were taking to Jake’s by a family member during a visit to the area. This was one of his favorite restaurants due to the food and the view. It was a very good suggestion. The food and service was very good. As was the...waterfront views. No complaints here at all. Definitely worth a visit for an very good meal.More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Jake's on the Water is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 5