We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Colonial Lodge

Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
2630 Rt 41 A, Bear Swamp, Moravia, NY 13118
+1 315-496-9401
11:00 - 21:30
Open now
See all hours
Sun 12:00 - 20:00
Wed 11:00 - 21:30
Thu 11:00 - 09:30
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 21:30
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

8 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Showing 8: English reviews
Skaneateles, New York
Level Contributor
191 reviews
153 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2017

We usually either have the fried perch or the Murray Salad, which is topped with sliced beef. The food isn't fancy but, if you stick with something simple (I'd suggest avoiding the steak), you'll enjoy your meal in this cozy spot with VERY friendly owners. Shelley's homemade desserts are amazing (usually cakes) but we rarely have room. This is off... More 

Thank SkanLaker
Level Contributor
24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 February 2016 via mobile

Super friendly owners and patrons. Ask them about the Lodge's unseen resident Frank the friendly ghost. Their food is very good. I'd like stronger drinks but considering the rural location I'm better of with the drinks as served so my ride home is safe. I'll return many times.

Thank Steve L
Moravia, New York
Level Contributor
14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2016

They serve a good fried Perch if you are into that. Overall the food is just average but the atmosphere is very friendly. It's more of a local hangout. I would say that quantity over quality is the typical fare.

Thank Tonyruff
Cortland, New York
Level Contributor
202 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 September 2015

They're famous for their perch so I asked for it when I sat down. It came right from Skaneateles Lake and was as good as advertised. I had the sandwich and it came with hand cut fries, a large portion, and all for only $9.00!

2 Thank Bob_Haight
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Level Contributor
41 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 May 2015

I have stopped here a few times after X country skiing and/or hiking in bear swamp What a great place to visit Owner's are top notch and treat you well Excellent chicken wings I don't live in Upstate anymore, so I appreciate the simple things a place like the Colonial provides, like incredible wings and good conversation Great place to... More 

Thank CCR1975
Marcellus, New York, United States
Level Contributor
145 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 June 2014

After a Mother's Day hike at Carpenter's Falls the family and I decided to stop in to the Colonial Lodge. I have been by there a few times but have never stopped. My brother-in-law suggested it because he has been there during snow mobile season. The place doesn't look like much and is old, however I think it adds to... More 

3 Thank Marty T
Skaneateles, New York
Level Contributor
35 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 June 2014

Skaneatles is very busy on summer nights so we drove down the lake to the Colonial Lodge. We were a bit nervous because the restaurant was not crowded on a Friday night. We had three teens with us and the owner waited on us. The restaurant needs to be updated. It does have an older feel and needs to be... More 

2 Thank Ccpayne
Aurora, Colorado
Level Contributor
37 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 August 2012

The historical building was amazing just to walk through. The staff were so nice and willing to tell us about the hotel. We decided to eat outside on the patio. It was a great opportunity to watch the locals and try out the food. We were not disappointed. Great food and conversation. I would highly recommend the fried corn nuggets...OMG...to... More 

Thank BrandonWT747

Travellers who viewed Colonial Lodge also viewed

Moravia, Finger Lakes
Moravia, Finger Lakes

Been to Colonial Lodge? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$22
Lunch, Drinks, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover
Open Hours
12:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 09:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2630 Rt 41 A, Bear Swamp, Moravia, NY 13118
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Moravia
  • Phone Number: +1 315-496-9401
We server local Perch from the Finger Lakes and we are in the HEART of Bear Swamp. Come out to hike, bike or even horseback ride!

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Colonial Lodge staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?