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Canal View Cafe

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9 Canal St, Sylvan Beach, NY 13157
+1 315-762-5623
Sun 11:30 am - 8:00 pm
Wed - Thu 11:30 am - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Manlius, New York
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42 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This place has a great view of the canal and the lake. Menu items are hearty and well prepaired. Always a relaxing time and great way to enjoy a spectacular sunset.

Thank framemanusa
Latham, New York
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61 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

If you are planing a trip to turning stone you must stop in the Canal View Cafe the food is excellent the staff are very friendly my wife and I stop in for lunch the owner of the restaurant who was very friendly and bought us to a nice table looking out at the lake we had a very nice... More 

Thank JPB195528
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Ok food was decent prices were moderate location makes it nice and you can eat outside. The chicken pitcher of wine is definitely worth the money. Service was good. The side of greens not a good choice just cooked escarole not it a greens at all, but that was just the side. The full order hopefully would have cherry peppers... More 

Thank Capp6598
upstate NY
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37 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016 via mobile

Great place. Lots of locals but felt welcomed. Bam Bam shrimp were great. Wine list could use some help. But cute place. Definitely coming back.

Thank achnyer01
Scranton, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

Windy, blustery evening so we got gypped on the outdoor seating, but my coworker and I strode the beach anyway. Would love to be here on a warm sunny day. The servers were very nice and the food was excellent. The bam-bam shrimp was delish and my first-time-ever Utica chicken riggies (spicy version) dish was great. Nice place.

Naples, Florida
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016

Came there for the view and left as friends. Service was wonderful, food was perfect, owner sat and talked with us for 10 minutes as we left. This is a great choice for couples, families, and friends. Huge menu selection.

Thank Donna-Dale H
Binghamton, NY
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95 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016 via mobile

I'm not sure how they get so many good reviews. Hubby had chicken parmesan, which was probably half or less of the serving size he's used to getting in our hometown. Also, side of spaghetti didn't have much sauce on it....just okay. I ordered the Utica Greens and Potatoes. I was looking forward to something different but was very disappointed... More 

Thank cgbingo
Brewerton, New York
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280 reviews
207 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016

Looked at menu online, confirmed full menu available for late afternoon brunch. Hostess offered us seating outside on a warm, beautiful day-we opted for inside with A/C. Started with a good glass of Malbec for each of us. Good selection of beers, I had a Dog Head hopsy ale with dinner. Wife had the broiled seafood platter, haddock was a... More 

Thank Willisdds
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108 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016 via mobile

Met up with good friends and decided to get a quick bite. My wife and I split a Blue Burger with onion rings our friends ordered a salad with cottage cheese and a club sandwich with fries. Service was good and prompt. The food was good. Really no complaints.

Thank ATMGUY63
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54 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2016 via mobile

Sweet little spot off the beach and main road with a view of the canal which connects to the lake. Prices are decent and there is outside seating!

Thank Amber D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$9 - $20
Italian, American, Seafood, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Good for
Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
11:30 am - 8:00 pm
11:30 am - 8:00 pm
11:30 am - 8:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9 Canal St, Sylvan Beach, NY 13157
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Sylvan Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 315-762-5623
Casual Waterfront Dining overlooking Oneida Lake and the Historic Erie Barge Canal. Classic Oak Beer and Wine Bar with the largest selection of Craft Beers in the Beach. Reopening January 13th, 2016. Closed Mon & Tues during Jan, Feb & March.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?