Canandaigua Restaurants: Best Dining Experiences

Locals in Canandaigua say it's best to experience the real charm of the town through the local cuisine. This is why many tourists make trips to this former Seneca village, specifically to dine at the charming Canandaigua restaurants. Also home to the biggest wine trail in New York, this little town offers more excitement to the taste buds than you can ever imagine. Here is a list of restaurants that BBonline recommends you should definitely visit when you get to Canandaigua. 

Eric's Office Restaurant & Taproom
2574 Macedon Road
Canandaigua, New York 14424
(585) 394-8787

This family-owned pub and restaurant is a favorite for both tourists and locals alike. If you're looking for good home-cooked Canandaigua cuisine, Eric's Office Restaurant and Taproom can give you an unforgettable experience. They offer good old-fashioned American fare, such as grilled sandwiches, fish and chicken wraps served with kettle chips, garlic mashed potatoes or French fries. The locals will tell you to try Office classics such as the seafood salad served on a ciabatta roll, crab cake sandwiches served with lettuce and tomato and char-grilled tenderloin slices with melted cheese.

Rheinblick German Restaurant
224 South Main Street
Canandaigua, New York 14424
(585) 905-0950

One of the most unique of all Canandaigua restaurants, Rheinblick is known to be a real taste of Germany right in the heart of Canandaigua. Rheinblick, which literally means "a view of the Rhine River," is open seven days a week until midnight. It offers authentic German food selected and prepared by German natives Gudrun and Gary Klemens, with German chef Fred Hennerley. The restaurant also boasts of a long list of German wines and beers that you can enjoy inside the restaurant or back in your cozy Canandaigua Inn.

The Inn on the Lake
770 South Main Street
Canandaigua, New York 14424
(585) 398-7800

Many tourists flock to the Inn on the Lake for the unique lakeside dining experience. Their dining room is famous among Canandaigua restaurants, because patrons can enjoy their meals while they take in the grand scenery of the setting sun generating yellow ripples across a placid blue lake. They serve gourmet food, such as Mediterranean pasta and Sicilian greens, as well as local favorites like the lobster pot pie, chicken ricotta and grilled lamb shanks. The Inn on the Lake is great for casual get-togethers and special occasions. 

Taste of New York Restaurant, New York Wine and Culinary Center
800 South Main Street
Canandaigua, New York 14424
(585) 394-7070

The Center's Taste of New York is the ideal venue for experiencing the best of New York's homegrown food and beverage products. If your Canandaigua Bed and Breakfast is around South Main Street and you love your food with some beer or wine, then Taste of New York is not to be missed. Lunch and dinner are served with recommendations of wine and beer pairings to enhance the taste of the dish. Try the Chilled Salmon and Scallop Terrine paired with Hazlit Pinot Gris or Canandaigua Lake Ale, Shellfish Stew paired with H.J. Wiemer Blanc de Noir or Brooklyn Lager, or Long Island Duck BLT paired with Swedish Hill Cabernet Franc or Empire Amber Ale. Dinner is usually complemented with live music by local and well-known musicians.