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“What a disappointment!” 2 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Lakeside Restaurant & Tavern

The Lakeside Restaurant & Tavern
Ranked #10 of 24 Restaurants in Hammondsport
Price range: $10 - $30
Cuisines: Seafood, American, Bar
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Good for: Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Bar scene, Scenic view, Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Casual eatery located on the west shore of Keuka Lake. Featuring two full bars & two restaurants serving everything from shrimp tacos to filet mignon.
Mississauga, Canada
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68 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“What a disappointment!”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2012

Lets start with the positive.....the view is fantastic with views across the lake to the bluff.

And that's all there is to say! The server was pleasant enough, but it could have been her first day - maybe I'm old fashioned but I would normally expect to be given bread, before we had half finished the main course, and traditionally, I would expect plates to be cleared from the table when we had finished a course. But as i say maybe I expect to much.

The service could have been redeemed by the food, but sadly it was bland, poorly presented and generally unappetizing. It felt like canteen food (and indeed was served on cheap plates and matching cutlery!)

So if we return, it will just be for a drink to see the view!

Visited September 2012
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Canandaigua, New York
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15 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Fabulous View; very good lunch”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2012

This is my third visit to the Lakeside. I bring out of town folks there to appreciate the beautiful Finger Lakes. The lunch there is very good and the location and view are tremendous. Can't wait to go there on a fall day.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Scottsville, New York
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84 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Great view, good food!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2012

The night we went, it started to pour, so I was very grateful that we had reserved seats on the covered porch. What a wonderful option in addition to the patio seating! It was really busy even on a weeknight, so I highly recommend reservations. Service was a bit slow, but that was complicated to the mad rush of people off the patio to other seating when the skies opened up, so it was not a fair assessment that night. The food was good, but not excellent. I would still recommend this place due to the combination of view and food.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Irving, Texas
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Worth a drive from Hammondsport”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2012

Not more than 7 minutes up the road from Hammondsport is this lovely restaurant well positioned on Keuka Lake. Food was outstanding and the view was to die for. Greatly recommended for dinner.

Visited August 2012
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Westerville, Ohio
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Views and Food!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2012

While in Hammondsport we ate here both nights. The first night it was raining and we ate in the bar. Everyone was friendly and we had a wonderful meal, beef tenderloin and a chicken pasta with all sorts of veggies in. Both were delicious. We had such a nice meal that we decided to come back the next night and made a reservation to sit outside. We had a wonderful table overlooking the lake. Again the food was great and the ambience was so lovely. There is lots of outside seating which of course everyone wanted. The manager was there both nights working to ensure that everyone was comfortable and having a great experience. it's hard to find places to eat on the water that have good food and a caring staff...this is that place!

Visited July 2012
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