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Canal View Cafe

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9 Canal St, Sylvan Beach, NY 13157-7760
+1 315-762-5623
Sun - Mon 11:30 am - 8:30 pm
Wed - Thu 11:30 am - 8:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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49 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped here on a Saturday night looking to grab a bite to eat,and then take the kids to ride the rides. We had about a 5 min wait,and then were seated in the busy restaurant. The greens were on special,and were outstanding! We had a fish platter,steak sandwich,chicken parm,and two kids meals. All were huge and delicious! They have... More 

Thank marcpa74
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Canal View Cafe is a lovely restaurant!! The food is outstanding! Staff is wonderful. And I believe I met the owner and she is a doll!! Every aspect of our experience here was beyond expectations. Please visit you won't be disappointed!

Thank Lindsey L
North Syracuse, New York
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51 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We go to lots of places and this one is really good. The service is excellent, the view excellent, and the prices are very good. Food was served hot and with a smile. Drinks are par for the area - $8 wine, $5 beer, etc. Go, you won't be disappointed.

Thank margarethH7949HE
Kirkville, New York
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I would say the food was great and so was the wait staff because they were friendly and full of passion for the customers and the price was reasonable. thank you. (written by a 10 year old who loved his visit)

Thank theoviedos
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016 via mobile

We imagined great views of the canal and lake based on the reviews here. But don't be fooled people, there are only fantastic views of the parking lot. What a let down! There was no drink list presented to us nor did we see a list of specials. The server was super pleasant though. The food was certainly poor. Each... More 

Thank Rashmi G
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 July 20, 2016

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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62 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016 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
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2016 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
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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.


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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
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, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
11:30 am - 8:30 pm
11:30 am - 8:30 pm
11:30 am - 8:30 pm
11:30 am - 8:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9 Canal St, Sylvan Beach, NY 13157-7760
  • 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. Closed Tuesdays starting August 23rd. Closing for the 2016 Season on November 20th.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?