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Finger Lakes

Keuka Lake

Culinary experiences always pair well with the wine region. When it comes to vacations, or even day trips, we all love to take a step back and enjoy a great meal. Keuka Lake has a little bit of everything from fine dining, lakeside restaurants, casual pubs, unique cafes, farms stands and plenty of farmers markets.

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When in the Finger Lakes and you want to enjoy a meal by the water with a fantastic sunset, The Switzerland Inn on Keuka Lake never disappoints. In Penn Yan, the Keuka Breeze Restaurant & Bar overlooks the East fork of Keuka lake where it only seems natural to sit and enjoy Finger Lakes wine.

If ice cream and fried chicken are more your style, Seneca Farms in Penn Yan is always hopping on a summer night! Chicken not your thing? Looking for a good pizza to share at the lake? Cam’s Pizzeria of Penn Yan will be your new favorite pizzeria with lots of options, sides and even desserts.

Drive to the south end of the lake to Hammondsport and grab a burger between wineries at Burgers & Beer.

Seneca Lake

Every vacation includes a culinary experience and Seneca Lake will not disappoint.  From locally sourced produce, meats and cheeses, your pallet is sure to be satisfied no matter where you choose. Seneca Lake has unique experiences, delicious pairings and great vineyard and lake views. 

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On the Northern end of the lake is Geneva, NY, a destination that hosts many restaurants that offer farm to table dishes  ranging from fine dining or a casual burger.  Belhurst Castle has both dining styles on their property, Edgar’s Steakhouse and Stonecutters Casual Dining so it will tickle the taste buds of anyone you dine with.  There are plenty of different places to eat within walking distance of the lake.

Sapalta at Plum Point in Himrod on the west shoreline of Seneca Lake is a dining experience that represents the excellence of the region.

Keep heading south and don’t forget to stop at Verasion’s at Glenora Wine Cellars in Dundee. They offer seasonal menus that take advantage of the local farms that they have partnered with to give their customers fresh Finger Lakes flavor.

Cayuga Lake

Dine your way, in one-of-a kind settings that can only be found on Cayuga Lake. In the bustle of downtown Ithaca, or a little more off the beaten path, culinary worlds collide here, where elegant, simple, comfortable, old-world and contemporary options co-exist to tell the beautiful story of the past, present and future of destination dining in the Finger Lakes.

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The beautiful shores of Cayuga lake offer all sorts of culinary delights. Cayuga Lake Creamery is the sweetest stop on the Cayuga Lake Wine Trail that scoops up mouthwatering homepage ice cream recipes, traditional flavors, as well as wine sorbets. 

Looking for more than ice cream, Inn at Taughannock Falls has a casual fine dining experience that overlooks the shore of Cayuga Lake. The menu with Mediterranean inspired dishes that appeal to all palates, and that cater to specialty diets as well.

Go into Ithaca on the south end of Cayuga for downtown location Coltivare that is a culinary center and farm to table experience.

Canandaigua Lake

Every trip requires your body to be refueled.  Canandaigua Lake features Nolan's on Canandaigua Lake, voted the "Best Fine Dining, Best Steak, Best Caterer in the Finger Lakes" in 2017.  Located at the Northern end of the lake featuring certified angus beef, seafood and pasta.