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Emile's Restaurant

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369 Waterloo Geneva Rd, Waterloo, NY 13165-1243
+1 315-789-2775
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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All hours
Sun 4:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Tue - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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116 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016 via mobile

We popped in here for dinner after reading the reviews on trip advisor. Unlimited Salad and bread comes with the meal. Haddock and chips was the special so my husband and I both got it and what a pleasant surprise. It was delicious. Service was friendly and fast and there seemed to be a lot of locals there which is... More 

Thank MaryCairn
Geneva, New York
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24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

great place to dine for dinner and local, have a great menu and a salad bar if you want a light meal. service is good.

Thank DarlaMae_12
Geneva, New York
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55 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

This is where the locals go. The food is always consistent. Steak and seafood are excellent. Salad is in a big bowl and fresh bread is served to table. The owners are very nice. Full bar with crakers and cheese that is to die for! Love dining here!!

Thank David B
Charlotte, North Carolina
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26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2016

An alright place to eat, apparently popular with the locals but nothing to get excited about. Food was so-so - average.

1 Thank Carl_and_Cathy
Stewartstown, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2016

The food is still the quality it has always been. However, I am disappointed they did away with their great salad bar. I have been eating there on and off for 20 years, and always loved the salad bar. Now you get a Family Salad, basically, a bowl of greens with some tomatoes and onion. Two types of dressing.

Thank koolbreeze3646
Seneca Falls, New York
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6 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 19, 2016

I like to sit in the bar for dinner. It is all booths and knotty pine walls. Everything on the menu is great. The staff have been there a long time and are wonderful, especially JoAnne.

Thank lakedude3794
Fairfield, Ohio
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 19, 2016

Walked into this establishment at 8 PM on Friday to the sound of families eating and have a good time. We were seated quickly and both ordered different daily specials. The bone in Prime Rib was served rare, cooked to perfection. The Sea Scallops and pasta were an appropriate portion, pasta al dente with a nice sear on the scallops.... More 

2 Thank tom b
Trumansburg, New York
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37 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 31, 2016

For us, the salad bar was the main reason to go to Emile's and sometimes we just had the salad bar for dinner. Now that it's gone, so are we. We wish we would have know that before we drove for an hour to get here to celebrate our Wedding Anniversary. The chicken teriyaki was good, but my husband said... More 

Thank Linda C
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26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 27, 2016 via mobile

The decor is dated but do not let that detour you from stopping in and enjoying the food and friendly service. CON: Could use remodeling. Wish they had more local wines. PRO: Friendly service, large portions, and excellent food. Calamari was excellent.

1 Thank caylas24
Finger Lakes, New York
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154 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 14, 2016 via mobile

The food is just mediocre. They give you a lot for your money. Although I hear they took the salad bar down down now so with that being gone, that was about the best thing they had going. They place looks like it hasn't been cleaned in twenty years. You get no refills on soda. And the waitresses act like... More 

Thank Angelize1999

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Italian
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
4:30 pm - 8:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 369 Waterloo Geneva Rd, Waterloo, NY 13165-1243
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Waterloo
  • Phone Number: +1 315-789-2775

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?