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Main Deck Dining Room – Penn Yan, NY - Main Deck, Penn Yan, NY

Main Deck

4.6
4.6
299 Reviews
$30 and under
American
A lakeside eatery located in the historic and scenic enclave of Penn Yan Village. Bringing contemporary farm-to-table fare to the Finger Lakes. Serving lunch, dinner, brunch and happy hour.

Happy Hour (In the Tunnel Bar)
Friday & Saturday 3-6PM

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 2 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    American, Bistro, Contemporary American
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Sat 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm Lunch Wed–Fri 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Happy Hour Thu–Sat 3:00 pm–6:00 pm Dinner Wed, Thu 4:00 pm–8:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Sun 5:00 pm–8:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (315) 694-7536
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Neighborhood
    Penn Yan
  • Parking details
    Private Lot
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Dancing, Delivery, Dog Friendly, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Firepit, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Mother's Day Brunch Buffet

    $45.00 per person

    May 12, 2024 only
    Treat mom to a brunch buffet at the Main Deck for $45 per person drinks not included. We are offering three separate seating times at 10a, 12p and 2p, with a wide selection of food including a make your own omelette station, pastry display and carving station!

What 299 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Upstate New York

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Finger Lakes

    Best Ambiance

  • Finger Lakes

    Best Value

  • Finger Lakes

    Great for brunch

  • Finger Lakes

    Good for business meals

  • Finger Lakes

    Great for fine wines

  • Finger Lakes

    American

299 Reviews
  1. DocMo

    New York City

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic BBQ for the Solar Eclipse. Nicholas at the bar is extremely well-versed and talented ( and makes a wonderful Old Fashioned). The staff was friendly and attentive.

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  2. Roge2867

    New York City

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This place is very nice. We started here for our brunch before wine tasting. Servers were very personable and the food was great. Really nice views of the lake. I would definitely go back.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We loved our time at main deck. The restaurant sits right on the water so the view was beautiful. The service was excellent. The food and drink were great. Highly recommend if you’re in the area and don’t forget to make a reservation!

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  4. Linda

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Great dinner on a very busy night. Staff was friendly and seemed to take the crowd in stride. Food was delicious, and the view is beautiful. Fantastic live entertainment on 4/6/2024!!

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  5. JulieK

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a great time at the Easter brunch. It was our first time there and we thoroughly enjoyed it. The food and service was excellent. Thanks so much for making our holiday memorable!

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  6. DavidH

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We always enjoy our visit to Main Deck! The food is always good but the staff has become like family! Highest recommendation!!!

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing view of the lake! 2nd year for Easter Brunch there and did not disappoint.

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  8. LauraM

    Singapore

    15 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was top notch. Everyone was very friendly and efficient. Easter Buffett was plentiful. The view and ambience wonderful

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Our Easter brunch was amazing. We had time to sit and relax while enjoying good conversation and the scenery. We never felt rushed.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It’s very good. I love the lake views more than the food. Buffet brunch is great. Cant wait to come back.

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I was very impressed with everything they had to offer

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  12. BeckieM

    Upstate NY

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Got roasted chicken butter beans were cold took 45 minutes to get our food another table came in after and got food first. Skirt steak was tough. Didn’t wanna complain wife was ill and had had a seizure few hours prior This was our anniversary $85 and wasn’t exactly what we hope for

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  13. DanielleB

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The best meal I've ever had on Keuka Lake! Keuka Lake is such a beautiful region but the food always came up short until we ate a Main Deck. The food is 5 stars but the atmosphere is casual and welcoming.
    Main DeckResponded on February 26, 2024
    Hi Danielle, We are so happy to hear it! Thank you for coming in and also for taking the time to share your feedback. Reading reviews like this make our day. Hope to see you again soon! Erin

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  14. CFisher

    New York City

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    Great view. Food was too spicy. Lobster fritters were poor. Shrimp tacos had more onions than shrimp.

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Naples

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Friends told us about this place and we were not disappointed! Great food and great service— waitress very attentive and eager to please. A very nice lakeside place for a good meal. Atmosphere has special touches related to the Penn Yan Boat Company . We will definitely go again.

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  16. Robb

    New York City

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Portions were ample, well presented and tasty . The salmon delicious, the rabbit ravioli was okay , with the sauce overtaking the meal with no real sense of being able to enjoy the protein for which the meal was named after

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  17. BenitaN

    New York City

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Disappointed with the ribeye steak served with the New Year's special.

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  18. RobertC

    Las Vegas

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The New Year's menu was superb, they have a very creative kitchen. And the service was just the very best. A "first-choice" for us, in the future.

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  19. Dave

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Overall perfect. It also worked out that is was not a busy night and everything happened just as it should. If I could change one thing...after an excellent appetizer and an excellent meal we got dessert to go and they were like 75% quality of the rest of the meal...absolutely will return!
    Main DeckResponded on January 3, 2024
    Hi Dave, thank you for your 5 star review! We are so glad you enjoyed your experience with us and can not wait till you come visit again.

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  20. Pigboys

    Exclusive

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service & food! Wonderful Sunday Brunch! WILL do again. Thanks!
    Main DeckResponded on December 20, 2023
    Thank you for your 5 star review nothing makes us happier than a satisfied guest we can not wait till you visit again!

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  21. CT5193

    New York City

    35 reviews

    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on November 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Hands down the nicest place in Penn Yan. Very appealing, modern, boat-themed decor; beautiful views and food delicious. Staff are friendly.
    Main DeckResponded on November 13, 2023
    Thank you so much for taking the time to leave such a thoughtful review :). We can’t wait to host you again soon!

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  22. jlk815

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was a pleasant surprise. The restaurant is right on the lake and has a gorgeous view of it. The food was fabulous and the staff was very helpful and friendly. I noticed they had a particular mixer that's uncommon, but is needed for my favorite cocktail. They didn't know how to make it, but the bartender was totally open to learning and he made me an excellent paper plane. I had the salmon with coconut rice. The fish was perfectly cooked and the rice was fabulous! We visit the Finger Lakes a lot and love bringing guests to our favorite spots. Main Deck will definitely be added to the rotation!
    Main DeckResponded on November 13, 2023
    Thank you so much for your kind words! Nothing makes us happier than reading about an experience like yours, thanks for sharing it with us :). We look forward to welcoming you back on your next visit to the Finger Lakes, and hope you can bring your friends too ;).

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  23. CindyN

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 3, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, great location! Vanessa and Ace took very good care of us.
    Main DeckResponded on November 13, 2023
    Thank you so much for your fantastic feedback, Cindy! We're thrilled you enjoyed our food and location. We'll make sure to share your sentiments with Vanessa and Ace :). We hope you can join us again soon!

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  24. fortheloveofbuffalo

    New York City

    64 reviews

    4.0

    64 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Such a cute spot for drinks and dinner. The bar area seating is the best. Our server , Tory - was awesome. Drinks were good, stuffed mushrooms were yummy, burrata was just okay- live music was a bonus.
    Main DeckResponded on November 13, 2023
    Thank you so much for sharing your experience with us. We love reading about what dishes and drinks our guests enjoy the most! So happy to hear you enjoyed our service and live music :). We hope you can join us again soon!

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  25. HeatherJ

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 28, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was delicious. The prices were high for the amount of food received.
    Main DeckResponded on November 2, 2023
    Thank you so much for taking the time to rate your experience with us. We appreciate your feedback regarding pricing and will share with the appropriate teams. We are so glad to hear you enjoyed your meal and do hope you'll join us again soon.

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  26. PamelaL

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 25, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful spot overlooking the lake. We were able to sit outside even though it was a little chilly. Food was very good as well as the service. Really nice spot for a nice dinner.
    Main DeckResponded on November 13, 2023
    Hi Pamela! Nothing makes us happier than reading about an experience like yours, thanks for sharing it with us :). We can’t wait to welcome you back soon!

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  27. CarolynKB

    Louisville

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 25, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    We were terribly disappointed. After our order, the bottle of wine we selected from the menu was not available; two entrees were sold out; the smash burgers were tiny, dry, and served on stale buns; and the chicken was dried out and the accompanying pancetta and artichokes unrecognizable and flavourless.

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  28. Steve

    Toronto

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 21, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Great location and good decor inside, however parking lot is in rough shape and exterior isn’t very welcoming. Perhaps new the owner ran out of cash?? We were staying at the Hampton Inn and only went because Main Deck was a 5 minute walk. Very poor service…waited a while for drinks and food was way overpriced with a very limited menu. Not busy for a Saturday night, but waitress claimed to be swamped and spent all night apologising to every table….for everything and pretty sure this happens nightly. Table beside us had asked to speak to the manager, but the manager wasn’t available and was obviously hiding ‘below deck’. I think that sums it up and have honestly never experienced anything as bad as this. Staff didn’t appear to be interested in working there and just going through the motions….badly. Owner might want to check things out one evening before this place goes under. If you are looking for a great restaurant, then check out the Keuka Restaurant in Penn Yan. Great food with extensive menu, outstanding service and great atmosphere. Wish we’d returned to that one!

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  29. Matt

    Philadelphia

    13 reviews

    2.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    Great atmosphere and an amazying view of the lake Friendly and informative bartender Had an uncomfortable issue with the waitress due a miscommunication on their part I didn't address it even though I didn't get what I ordered When the steak entree came out I ordered wine and it just never came Seemed like a staffing shortage and this was the end of the season so anyways. We drove 5 hours for a 16th wedding anniversary and this was the "nice" dinner of the weekend and it ended badly

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  30. PopPop

    San Francisco

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on October 19, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Eating excellent food on the patio while watching the sunset over Keuka Lake is hard to top.
    Main DeckResponded on November 2, 2023
    Thank you so much for taking the time to rate your experience with us! We hope to see you soon.

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 18, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Beautiful modern space. Best mashed potatoes I’ve ever had at a restaurant. The spitzel and spaetzel dish was fantastic.
    Main DeckResponded on November 2, 2023
    Thank you so much for taking the time to rate your experience with us! We are glad you enjoyed your meal and hope to see you again soon.

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  32. GeorgineR

    New York City

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 13, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Server was great. Attentive and helpful as well as very pleasant and accommodating. Food was very disappointing. Two fish sandwiches. One had a tiny cold piece and the other was small with mostly the coating and not fish. Two chopped ham sandwiches that didn’t even look like they were the same sandwich. We were not looking for huge portions but just equal to what other local restaurants would serve. We all left a little hungry .

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  33. JamesB

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 12, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    The food was quite good, and we enjoyed our dinner. However, I was disappointed and a bit surprised that our waitress seemed rushed at the end--almost like she wanted to get rid of us. After we finished our main course and wine, we got the bill. The waitress never bothered to ask if we wanted dessert or even coffee.

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  34. RichardS

    New York City

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 11, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    While it may have just been an off night, I fear the issues are bigger than that. I ordered the “catch of the day” fish which proved to be one very sad piece of catfish, accompanied by a few lonely pieces of cauliflower. Price was $33! My wife, who is a vegetarian, ordered the vegetables and grits, which were not very tasty and a bit oily. So, all in all, a disappointing meal.

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  35. LarryB

    Cleveland

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 11, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    The menu is very limited, prices were higher than the food quality.

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  36. CorpTool

    New York City

    26 reviews

    4.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on October 5, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great lake views, good food, and matching service. There was also a live trivia game going on in the bar area, although we were seated in a quieter area - on our own request. I enjoyed my meal, as did my dinner companions. I recommend this restaurant. Full bar.
    Main DeckResponded on November 2, 2023
    Thank you so much for taking the time to rate your experience with us! We look forward to seeing you again soon.

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  37. DannyE

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 30, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Our sever didn’t know what she was doing and it was very apparent.

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  38. Ggmaio

    Atlantic City

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 30, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was ok. Definitely known for scenery than their menu. Steak had a lot of fat on it, but salmon was good. Prices are a little high but again, paying for the scenery/location. Good place to grab a drink and sit on the lake. There are better restaurants in the area are for food and portion size / reasonable pricing. Staff were friendly but seems like they need more help / extra staff. Would come back for a drink but not dinner.

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  39. MJB937

    New York City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 30, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing to be in the water. But if I am paying $$ for a steak I expect it to be good. And that wasn’t even close to being the case. Both meals were average.
    Main DeckResponded on October 3, 2023
    Thank you for sharing your experience with us. We're delighted you enjoyed the waterfront setting. However, we're truly sorry to hear that we short of your expectations with our dishes during your visit. We hope to have the opportunity to serve you a more satisfying meal in the future.

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  40. Colin

    New York City

    47 reviews

    5.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on September 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Main Deck was gorgeous. Brandon took care of us at the bar below and we lounged in the sun, played games, and relaxed. We'll be back. Thanks Brandon!
    Main DeckResponded on October 3, 2023
    Thank you for taking the time to leave such a lovely review, Colin! We're thrilled to hear that you had a fantastic time, and that Brandon provided you with excellent service at the bar. It sounds like you had a perfect day of relaxation and fun. We can't wait to welcome you back. :)

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FAQs

Main Deck offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (315) 694-7536.

Main Deck is rated 4.6 stars by 299 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 2 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Main Deck

301 Lake St, Penn Yan, NY 14527-1806

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Penn Yan
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Sat 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm Lunch Wed–Fri 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Happy Hour Thu–Sat 3:00 pm–6:00 pm Dinner Wed, Thu 4:00 pm–8:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Sun 5:00 pm–8:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    American, Bistro, Contemporary American
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    Private Lot
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Dancing, Delivery, Dog Friendly, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Firepit, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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