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“Consistently EXCELLENT!”
Review of Doug's Fish Fry

Doug's Fish Fry
Ranked #1 of 36 Restaurants in Skaneateles
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Seafood
Good for: Families with children
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Good for: Families with children
Reviewed August 12, 2014

Don't mind the line if it's out the door... this is GREAT, FAST, DELICIOUS food! The line moves so quickly that you may not even know what you want by the time it's your turn. Not to worry... the cashiers are ready to help. The fish is cooked perfectly. The cole slaw is quite good. Generous portions and really yummy sauces. And... you'll have to walk around the lake a little before you come back for ice cream. And you NEED to come back for ice cream.

Go to Doug's. :) Please and thank you!

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Reviewed August 12, 2014

My wife makes sure that a trip to Doug's is in order anytime we go through Skaneateles (just pronounce it "Skinny Atlas").

The line is often out the door, but this is some of the best fried fish I have ever had. Dont skip out on the blueberry sundae.

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Reviewed August 6, 2014

Not only is the fried fish here the best, they offer much more! During berry seasons they offer great blueberry or strawberry sundaes ... we go just for the sundaes! Also, don't be scared away by the "fried" seafood, they also offer shrimp cocktails for the calorie counters and chicken for the kids. Surprisingly they also have reasonably priced beer as well. On a nice day, enjoy the backyard picnic tables. A must visit for us when we are vacationing in this area! The only rason for my 4 stars, rather than a 5 (I would give a 4 1/2 if possible), is that the dining area is very casual and is sometimes a bit messy/dirty (i.e. the tables don't get cleaned often enough) so no need to dress up to come here ;)

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Thank EdsGirlBoston
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Reviewed August 5, 2014

Went to Doug's because of a recommendation by a local resident. We were told to go to dinner a little early because the lines tend to be long as well as the wait. We arrived approximately at 5:00PM and the line to get in was 20 deep it moved surprising fast (about 15 minutes to get in). What we found out was that they take your order and you wait to get your name called which only was about another 10 minutes and then you hunt for a table. Early dinners will do better than later ones because this place gets packed with both inside and outside dinning.
Overall the food is okay and mostly fried. You'll pay tourist prices for lobster rolls and the best deal on the menu and most popular is the fish dish which is rather good.
After dinner you can enjoy a ice cream on the premises but only after waiting on line again.
I would recommend Doug's more for lunch than dinner.

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Reviewed August 3, 2014

This is a happenin' and hoppin' place, with lines out the door waiting for their take-out, and lines inside, waiting to give and receive dine-in food. Nearly everything is deep fried, so put your cholesterol concerns aside, but portions can be large, chowders are thick, and the noise level is high and fun! By the way, if you are ever lost in town, the pervasive odor of fried food will help you find your way!

Thank Clubess1
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