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Top 10 Restaurants in Canandaigua, NY to Satisfy Your Palate

July 23
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    Even if you’re not a foodie or a food critic, you still want to enjoy your food while on your vacation. You deserve the best and should get the best. As an honorary Canandaigua local, I’ve had the opportunity to try many restaurants while hanging out with friends. After much time, I’ve narrowed it down to these top 10 restaurants in Canandaigua:

    KiX on Main

    Located right in downtown, this is one of the go-to spots for locals and tourists due to the location, delicious food, and roof-top seating. It’s not New York City, but you still get a great view of the city.

    Rose Tavern

    Inside the Lake House on Canandaigua, this elegant restaurant has great food to match the beautiful view of the lake. This restaurant is popular, so make sure to make reservations in advance on their website.

    Rheinblick German Restaurant

    Craving German food? Look no further, Rheinblick is the match for you. This restaurant is in downtown Canandaigua with indoor and outdoor seating. The original owners of the restaurant came over to the United States and established this restaurant before they retired. It is now operated by their sons, maintaining their family’s traditional food and recipes.

    Simply Crepes

    If you read my Top 5 Cafes for Coffee and Breakfast in Canandaigua, NY, then you may recognize this place. Not only does it serve delicious coffee and breakfast, but it also serves lunch-inspired crepes and dessert crepes. This location fills up fast year-round. Be sure to make reservations in advance if possible.

    Casa de Pasta

    Enjoy yummy Italian food with good-sized portions. Located near Peacemaker Brewery and Canandaigua Lake, this restaurant is perfect for refueling after a long day at the lake.

    New York Kitchen

    Also in the plaza of The Lake House on Canandaigua is this elegant restaurant serving American cuisine with a great view of the lake. Similar to the Rose tavern, be sure to make reservations in advance.


    One of my personal favorites is Sakura, a Japanese hibachi restaurant. Dine either with the hibachi dinner show or in their general dining room. Their service is extremely efficient with friendly staff.

    Nolan’s on Canandaigua Lake

    In a newly renovated building, this restaurant is a local go-to spot and is often crowded. Their cuisines is focused on American and Seafood dishes.


    Ok, it’s not a formal restaurant but if you didn’t visit Wegmans then did you even visit Upstate New York? Every tourist and local will rave about Wegman’s food and products. Depending on which location you visit, there may be a formal restaurant placed inside. If not, then be sure to visit one of their food bars to grab a dish to enjoy in their dining room or to go.

    Cheshire Farms Creamery

    Not quite a restaurant, but a local favorite for dessert. This is voted by locals as the best ice cream in Canandaigua. Choose from their large selection of hand-made ice creams and many toppings.

    Canandaigua, NY is a culinary gem, and these top 10 restaurants have showcased its vibrant and diverse food scene. From casual to upscale dining, there’s something to satisfy every palate. Whether you’re a local looking for a new favorite spot or a visitor eager to explore the town’s gastronomic offerings, you’re sure to leave with a satisfied appetite and a deep appreciation for Canandaigua’s culinary excellence. Don’t miss the chance to indulge in these remarkable dining experiences and savor the flavors that make Canandaigua a must-visit destination for food enthusiasts.

    Continue exploring the flavors of Canandaigua at these wineries and breweries!

    Planning on visiting Canandaigua, New York? Visit my complete travel guide or my other food-inspired guides to Canandaigua:

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