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Lake House Restaurant

2521 County Highway 22, Richfield Springs, NY 13439-2723
+1 315-858-2058
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good16%
  • Average7%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible18%
Travelers talk about
“prime rib” (8 reviews)
“frog legs” (2 reviews)
“steak” (12 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 am - 10:00 pmAll hours
American, Bar
$$ - $$$
2521 County Highway 22, Richfield Springs, NY 13439-2723
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Reviewed yesterday

I think they have the employees park in front so it looks like they have customers. Upon entering during prime lunch time we were the only guests. Greeted by two sweet cats (appears the previous criticism about animals in the restaurant fell on deaf ears)...More

Thank Lorna D
Reviewed yesterday

I hope the owner Christine C. reads this. My wife and I stopped for a late lunch today after visiting the Fenimore Art Museum. We could have stayed in the village but decided to drive over to The Lake House. You should know our service...More

Thank BSpaMichael
Reviewed 1 week ago

My Class of '77 Booked up Our Class Reunion here, because we are very Familiar of How wonderful and Prestigious the Lake House has always been. I am quite certain the Experience this Saturday will be Most amazing, and that this 40 Year Reunion will...More

Thank Paris13_13
Christine C, Owner at Lake House Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

It was a pleasure to have you as one of our guests and hope to have the same opportunity often in the future. We appreciate your kind words about our staff and how you enjoyed your visit.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We originally chose the Lake House because it was central for the 4 of us to meet - a very good choice! The menu selection was good, lots to choose from. We each ordered different entrees, plus a couple of appetizers and salads, all of...More

Thank CollegeDadFor2
Christine C, Owner at Lake House Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for visiting with us. It is always pleasing when our customers elect to write a review so our future customers can see what we are all about… thank you. We appreciate your comments about our pricing, service and products.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We walk in the restaurant to find a dog in one of the rooms. I believe the office is the room you walk in to. It was a mess. We get seated on the deck, which is what we wanted. The view was beautiful. That...More

1  Thank I4traveling
Christine C, Owner at Lake House Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for bringing this issue to my attention. I will look into it to see if this is an ongoing issue or a unique unfortunate incident you experienced. Please accept my apology. If you decide to try us again, please ask for me so...More

Reviewed July 17, 2017

We called to see if we needed reservations. No, we did not need. We arrived about 4:30 pm on 07/16/17. No hostess, just signs telling us to seat ourselves. We approached the Bar area and there was a cat cleaning itself on the floor. I...More

Thank jguido2
Christine C, Owner at Lake House Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thank you for your review. As the owner of Lake House Restaurant it can be difficult to hear critical feedback, since we care so much about our customers and want to provide value and satisfaction for every one of them. However, I believe we can...More

Reviewed July 16, 2017

You know it is bad when the band gives you more attention then the wait staff. We waiting an hour for our meal and there were only 4-5 tables with people. When we got the bill we were overcharged $4 dollar a dinner and we...More

Thank czihi
Christine C, Owner at Lake House Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thank you for your recent visit. I read with both interest and concern your comments about your experience. We believe that all customers not only have the right to complain about all businesses but that such criticism is instrumental in helping all business to continue...More

Reviewed July 1, 2017 via mobile

We wanted to eat dinner at a lakeside restaurant while we were staying in Cooperstown NY. Previous reviews suggested it had potential. They did have a limited wine selection and at very good prices. We both ordered prime rib. Besides the fact that the food...More

Thank Chris H
Christine C, Owner at Lake House Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded July 2, 2017

Thank you for the feedback. Your remarks are quite concerning to me. I will share these issues with our staff and continue to insist that any lapse in our consumer covenant is completely unacceptable. Thank you for taking your valuable time to provide us with...More

Reviewed June 27, 2017

Celebrating our anniversary in Cooperstown. The Lake House Restaurant made for a wonderful experience and kept my wife and I coming back for more. The menu was comprehensive, the food was wonderful, the service was top-notch and the local craft beer selection rounded out the...More

Thank hp d
Christine C, Owner at Lake House Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded June 28, 2017

Thank you for recently recommending our business and for sharing with the online consumer community your positive experience. Please introduce yourself next time you visit as we would like to extend our appreciation in person.

Reviewed June 26, 2017

Unique old building, great space for a roomy cafe. Great food,, friendly service, reasonable prices. ALL GOOD!

Thank hughfarley49
Christine C, Owner at Lake House Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded June 27, 2017

Every review like yours helps us get the word out that we represent great value and caring service. Thank you

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Television, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Scenic view, Families with children, Kids, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2521 County Highway 22, Richfield Springs, NY 13439-2723
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Richfield Springs
  • Phone Number: +1 315-858-2058
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Lake House Restaurant and Lodge was built in 1843 and rests on the shores of Canadarago. The lodge and restaurant are a secluded haven for those looking for a place to relax, fish, hunt, and simply get away from city life. Lake House Restaurant and Lodge is host to our ever popular sulfur baths, which is great for your skin and has even proven to heal skin disorders and help relieve arthritis. There is plenty to do out here Richfield Springs, including a short drive to the Baseball Hall of Fame, Cooperstown, or rent out a jet ski and explore Canadarago Lake. We also boast large out seating area, which is perfect for outdoor wedding or concerts. Hurry out to Lake House Restaurant and Lodge and stay awhile.
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