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The Sand Bar

$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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At the Inn on the Lake, 770 South Main St, Canandaigua, NY 14424
00:00 - 23:59
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Sun - Sat 00:00 - 23:59
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Canandaigua, New York
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Like the atmosphere, the lake, the outdoor seating. Bartenders are friendly . Great place to have a drink in a tiki bar atmosphere on the water.

Thank vivianbradish
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58 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

I stole that from someone else but it's true: Eating here felt like dining amid a fraternity party. The food was standard bar food and the drinks were overly sweet and in plastic cups. It may be true this is the only restaurant in town with a lake view, but I wouldn't say this experience was worth the view (which... More 

Thank More-Smiths
Holley, New York
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

Food is always delicious but you have to keep at the waitresses as some do forget about you and dot check back.

Thank Rocco G
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

After waiting 15 minutes for drinks the server started off by giving us the wrong drinks. Not a big deal. Although after waiting 50 minutes for our server to come back for our food order we left. They had 4 or 5 servers on and they were not busy. We ended up closing with the bartender who then had the... More 

2 Thank Ryan D
Fort Lauderdale, United States
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28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016

Best Restaurant on the Lake. This facility is on the north end of the lake. It is both land and water accessible, We arrived on our boat and there was plenty of moorings available. This venue offers every thing from casual outside come as you are to Fine dining in the Hotel. We had lunch the food and service was... More 

Thank Ronald S
Rochester, New York
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132 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016

We were tipped off that there was an nice, informal dining spot right on Lake Canandaigua by the nice folk at the NY Wine and Culinary Center and we worked our way through the cozy lobby of the Inn on the Lake out onto the lawn leading down to the lake. Sure enough, we spotted the Sandbar, with it's festive... More 

Thank TomX
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29 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016

If you like loud lousy music,expensive watery drinks in plastic cups,and loutish patrons,this place is for you.

1 Thank Michael L
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

Great place to have a drink or light meal (burgers and such). The food is OK but the view of the lake is beautiful.

Thank Cathy S
Canandaigua, New York
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3 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016

Beautiful view.After having a boat nearby for many years it seems they have jacked their prices up beyond reason.Many of my fellow boaters will not go their any more because of their outlandish pricing.Sad to say,been going their since they opened the Sandbar.

Thank smalanga
Erin, Canada
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2016

First - this is the only restaurant we could find that was actually on the waterfront. That's the main reason we chose to eat here. We ordered a gin & tonic with lime, 2 draught beers, a buffalo chicken wrap with fries, and a turkey club wrap with onion rings ($2 more for the onion rings). Our bill was $60,... More 

1 Thank cdnfemme21

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: At the Inn on the Lake, 770 South Main St, Canandaigua, NY 14424
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Canandaigua
  • This restaurant is at The Inn on the Lake

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