The Finger Lakes Restaurants

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  • 1. Aurora Inn

    $$ | American

    Well appointed but not overdone, the Aurora Inn is the spot for fine dining in town. The food is mostly classic American and the seasonal menu...Read More

  • 2. Balloons

    $ | Italian

    Since 1934, Balloons has been a local favorite for its prompt service, uncomplicated menu, and warm welcome. The concrete wall of the Auburn...Read More

  • 3. Bully Hill Restaurant

    $ | American

    A spectacular view of Keuka Lake awaits you at this breezy patio café, part of the Bully Hill Vineyards. The food is eclectic: Maryland crab...Read More

  • 4. Casa de Pasta

    $$ | Italian

    Tucked away on a side street in downtown Canandaigua, this Italian restaurant offers an intimate setting with burgundy linens and candles on...Read More

  • 5. Castel Grisch

    $ | European

    Strudel, Swiss fondue, sauerbraten, and schnitzels highlight the largely German and Hungarian menu at this restaurant, part of Castel Grisch...Read More

  • 6. Clam Bar

    $ | Seafood

    More clams are sold here than anywhere else in the region, according to the Clam Bar, which also serves lobster, haddock, steaks, and chicken...Read More

  • 7. Coleman's

    $ | Irish

    Crawl through the little front door built for the "wee people" and you'll understand why this restaurant is the center of Tipperary Hill, Syracuse...Read More

  • 8. Connie's Diner

    $ | American

    The chrome-trimmed diner, run by the Caratozzolo family, serves nothing except tasty comfort food. Eggplant Parmesan, linguine with clam sauce...Read More

  • 9. Dinosaur Bar-B-Que

    $ | American

    What started as a darling of the biker crowd has evolved into a regional hot spot for pork sandwiches, barbecued ribs, and, on most nights,...Read More

  • 10. Doug's Fish Fry

    $$ | Seafood

    Go for the fried-fish sandwich and clam chowder, stay for the down-home atmosphere at this Skaneateles institution. The menu, posted over the...Read More

  • 11. Eric's Office

    $$ | American

    Vintage signs and photos and tablecloths printed with Victorian-era newsprint add interest to this casual place on the north end of town. The...Read More

  • 12. Fargo Bar & Grill

    $ | American

    A brick building across the street from the Aurora Inn houses this tavern, a once-crusty bar now outfitted with dark-wood paneling, rough-hewn...Read More

  • 13. Hazelnut Kitchen

    $ | American

    A cozy spot with checkered-tile flooring, mismatched silverware, and an open kitchen, this restaurant serves up rustic-elegant meals without...Read More

  • 14. Hill Top Inn

    $ | American

    A giant wreath with a shamrock beckons from a hill, making this family-owned restaurant, in operation since 1933, hard to miss. The menu has...Read More

  • 15. John Thomas Steakhouse

    $$$ | Steakhouse

    A two-story 1848 farmhouse on the grounds of La Tourelle Country Inn is home to this restaurant that specializes in grilled meats but also serves...Read More

  • 16. Just a Taste

    $ | European

    On the Commons, this tapas place is a bistro-style storefront that manages to be romantic despite the fact that you're sitting elbow to elbow...Read More

  • 17. Knapp Winery Restaurant

    $ | Seafood

    Part of a winery 11 mi south of Seneca Falls, this eatery uses fresh produce grown in its own gardens. The food is contemporary, and the menu...Read More

  • 18. Lakeside Restaurant

    $ | American

    This casual spot—one of the best choices in the area for lake views—occupies an 1880s cottage on the west side of Keuka Lake. The food is American...Read More

  • 19. Market Street Brewing Co.

    $$ | Eclectic

    Five beers—two lagers, and a red, pale, and dark ale—are brewed on-site throughout the year. Each season brings one or two specialty brews....Read More

  • 20. Moosewood

    $ | Vegetarian

    Since its founding in 1973, this downtown restaurant has been at the forefront in the field of creative vegetarian cooking, and its cookbooks...Read More

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