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Canal Side Inn

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  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Socially distanced dining tables
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Tables disinfected between guests
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About
The Canal Side Inn is located in Little Falls New York – serving traditional French & American Cuisine with gracious overnight guest suites. The Inn is located a short walk from the scenic Erie Canal in Historic Canal Place.
PRICE RANGE
$18 - $45
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner
CUISINES
French, American
FEATURES
Reservations, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

While out with family on this beautiful afternoon, we were personally welcomed into Canalside by Chef John. It was an unexpected late afternoon feast, which transitioned into the best day ever! The food was absolutely fantastic , and the atmosphere is sleek and modern. What...a perfect hidden gem in a wonderful setting by the water. Chef John truly went above and beyond to create a memorable experience for our entire family. We were blown away by the top notch hospitality!More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My girlfriend and I were not from the area but heard some great things about the restaurant. We were seated very promptly after walking in. Once our drinks were delivered we were greeted by Chef John who made us instantly feel like part of his...family. The courses were comfortably paced and service was fantastic. Normally a dinner crescendos at the entree, however with our experience, every plate was crafted so well from the appetizer, to the soup/salad, to the entree, to the dessert. You can tell every ingredient Served a specific purpose and was handcrafted with passion for the art of cooking/baking. We had an amazing experience and we can not wait to go again.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

When it comes to dining we all consider the Food, Service & overall Experience in determining whether you will return. A year ago on a 6,000 mile boat trip around the eastern United States called the Great Loop we happened to dine here. The trip...was so great we decided to do the trip again. One of the highlights of the first loop was dining here and meeting Chef John. On our 2nd Loop stopping and dining here was a must do! Tonight’s dinner started out with a rum drink at the bar followed up with an app of shrimp frizze their version of bang bang shrimp except the shrimp were much larger than what’s usually found and perfectly cooked and clean followed by one of the best new england clam chowders I’ve ever had along with an excellent Caesar salad. The Chef special for me consisted of a perfectly done beef wellington with a blue crab stuffed lobster tail and a hop-n-John version of couscous My wife’s coq au vin was scrumptious. We finished with a cheese cake which just one of 4 in-house made desserts. Throughout dinner Chef John and his staff stopped by the table to assure everything was prefect and everything was! One of my favorites and worth a trip down the Erie Canal just to dine here.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Last year we wandered into this restaurant after walking from our boat at the marina 15 minutes away. The ac was broken but they had fans set up to cool us down. Super friendly, great food. Fast forward a year and we came in again....AC working but still super friendly and great food-so much so we are going back tomorrow night! You must try it if you are in the area! Ask for Chef John and if you’re lucky he may even give you a ride in his car! The best!More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My girlfriend and I were traveling on motorcycles. We stopped in Little Falls NY. Monday and Tuesday everything in Little Falls is closed. We were looking for water and coffee. When a Chief John comes out of Canal Side Inn. We ask is he is...open and he said "no" But come in and I'll give you a drink. We did just that. He even offered to feed us. What a nice guy and beautiful place. I highly recommend you go there if you have a chance. Thanks john, Hope to see you again. Elaine and KathyMore

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The menu is amazing and so well written. Selections are awesome, could eat here over and over. The chef and staff are so pleasant and knowledgeable. Great night and look forward to arranging a repeat

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went kayaking for the day on the canal and after, took a stroll around town. Walking by Canal Side Inn, the chef was walking in at the same time and asked if I was coming in. I said “sure!” There was a private party going...on so I grabbed a drink at the bar and sat on the patio. He brought me, free of charge, some of the charcuterie from the private party. Long story short, we chatted, he was very friendly, gave me his card and I will absolutely be coming back to enjoy food and drinks. Gorgeous place, nice atmosphere, fresh delicious food. AND he gave me a card for 2 free drinks when I come back with my boyfriend! Get here ASAP. You won’t regret it!More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Food was fabulous. We had both specials; Fruit de mer, and grilled Red Snapper. Chef John was very personable. Staff were friendly and attentive. This was a welcome end to a long day on the canal.

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Chef and staff, Thank you so much for an amazing evening. We brought dear friends and they were amazed as we are at the phenomenal service and world class food. Thank you so much Chef John and team! Looking forward to our next visit, Best...always, Dr. Tina Bode, LMFT, PLLCMore

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

One of the best dinners I’ve had in a long long long time. Highly suggested it’s almost an hour from home and we will make this trip again and again. Wait staff is friendly and attentive. The chef/owner visits the table, interactive and courteous. What...a great experience. I can’t wait to come back again. Don’t hesitate to take the drive.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I'm from Boston traveling through with my wife had an amazing dining experience. Staff was professional and friendly and Chef John came and asked how our meals were. Will definitely return .

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed May 4, 2022 via mobile

A gem of a restaurant. Fine dining in the waterfront area of Little Falls. Great food, great staff and a great chef.

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed April 29, 2022

Chef John’s food was amazing. The lobster ravioli special had huge chunks of lobster and The chicken sandwich on the bar menu was delicious! A great weeknight treat!

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed April 24, 2022

I felt like I was in a movie! The food and dessert were delicious and the staff were so pleasant. Chef John is very talented, kind, and positive. I can’t wait to return and book dinner for two nights in a row!

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed April 24, 2022

Charming restaurant, delicious food, wonderful ambience and a very attentive and friendly wait staff. It was a lovely dining experience. Meeting chef Luciano was the highlight of the evening. Chef is outstanding in talent and persona, kind and generous with a great sense of humor....We had a delightful evening. Thanks Canal Side!More

Date of visit: April 2022
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I agree with James above, the facility is big enough, but are they willing to devote the place to a large party? Is it even available on the date in question? Those questions can only be answered by the proprietor, so why... More
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Yes, Canal Side Inn is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

Canal Side Inn is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4