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Gary's Restaurant

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6367 Lakeshore Rd S, Canastota, NY 13032-3444
+1 315-762-5516
Today
16:00 - 21:00
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 - 20:00
Mon - Wed 16:00 - 21:00
Thu - Fri 11:00 - 21:00
Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Canastota, New York
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

My wife and I have tried this restaurant twice, and both times we were disappointed. The salad bar had water based cheese product and Baco's fake bacon chips rather than real cheese and bacon bits. My wife had steamers that were so loaded with sand, they were inedible. When we brought this to the waitresses attention, she snapped back that... More 

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Thank Howard J
Cicero, NY
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Went to Gary's with friends last week. Truly enjoyed ourselves. Quiet with a beautiful view of Oneida Lake. We all had the Greek shrimp. Shrimp, feta, spinach over angel hair. Menu said it was over rice but our server was glad to change it to angel hair. It was delicious! Salad bar is nice-fresh lettuce, macaroni salad, potato salad, beets.... More 

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Thank TandD99
North Syracuse, New York
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51 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

DO NOT GO THERE !!! We went there for the "cans and clams" special. The waitress - after giving us Merlot in a dirty glass - told us that they only have 7 dozen. The table next to us apparently order their entire supply - REALLY !!!! Whatever, the view is awesome but that's about it. Don't go there and... More 

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Syracuse, New York
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19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

Gary's is a modest little restaurant on the shore of Oneida Lake which has been in business forever. My wife and I visited Gary's recently for the first time in several years. We both ordered one of the evening specials, Chicken Oscar. We were served a small half chicken breast with blue cheese and asparagus-- no crabmeat, a baked potato... More 

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Thank dlh52
New Hartford, New York
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67 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016 via mobile

One dinner, the clams and pasta was good, but the chicken and biscuits was not good. The mashed potato was terrible, biscuits not good and the chicken was bland. The salat bar was good and the service was excellent

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Thank BSolli
ny
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41 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

I had Joes chicken sandwich and it was delicious!! My husband ordered a steak medium and it came out mooing!! He won't ever send food back so he ate part of it but left quiet a bit. The prices are reasonable but our waitress was a bit rough. We were seated by Jess who was great but our waitress told... More 

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Thank ssreca
Breesport, New York
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016

So the view was spectacular at the east end of the lake. The staff was very friendly. The steak and crab was terrific. Very down-home atmosphere.

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Havre de Grace, Maryland, United States
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26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2016 via mobile

Amazing seafood. Melt in your mouth scallops and fish with an amazing macaroni salad on the salad bar. Very deceiving from the roadway. Super friendly waitstaff offering family service.

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1 Thank Christina K
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136 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2015

This was our first visit on a very hot Sunday night. Entering the restaurant was an experience. It was old, dirty, and smelled musty. We arrived at 4 P.M. and we were the only ones in the dining area. Everyone else was sitting at the bar. We were a little skeptical that this was going to be a bad omen.... More 

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Thank cguillau
Utica, New York
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96 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2015

The frogs legs were huge, everything was fresh and tasted great. they have a 2 for $30 menu that is bountiful and even comes with a dessert to share. Highly recommend waitress Cathy.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 20:00
Monday
16:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
16:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
16:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:00 - 21:00
Saturday
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6367 Lakeshore Rd S, Canastota, NY 13032-3444
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Canastota
  • Phone Number: +1 315-762-5516

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