Nolan's on Canandaigua Lake

4.6
1082 Reviews
$30 and under
Steak
Nolans on Canandaigua Lake is located at the Northern end of Canandaigua Lake, we proudly offer a menu that features Certified Angus Beef, Seafood and Pasta.
Drink selections include Finger Lakes wines, locally brewed beer and locally roasted coffee.
Enjoy dining on fine food in a relaxed atmosphere at an affordable price.
Canandaigua’s Choice For Steak and Seafood

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1082 people are saying
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Miguel
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall2food2service2ambience2

We got forgotten at our table multiple times. We also got a dessert that was stale and hard. Their raspberry chocolate cake is not good. Their fish and chips were okay but not crispy. The hamburger was average.

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HungryFoodie
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Service was great! But both of our grilled meats weren’t cooked perfectly and the lamb was a lot smaller than in the past.

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TomP
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and great service. Better than Black & Blue for half the price.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place was great for lunch! Great service and lovely atmosphere.

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MichaelC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food1service4ambience4

Overpriced. The chef is not that good. Chicken French was too sweet and the color was a little too brown. The calamari was rubbery and drenched with sauce and and soggy breading. Lobster and chicken were both undercooked. The seasoning on the lobster was terrible. The filet mignon was cooked right; however, there was no seasoning.
It was my birthday, so we grabbed a couple of deserts to go. Carrot cake had no sweetness to it whatsoever. The raspberry chocolate cake was dry and both desserts were stale.

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ArtJ
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great meal but had to share it with flies, knats and bees with outdoor seating.

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nolan’s is the best! The food is high quality, consistent, great variety. Love the owner. He’s always there and checks on the tables. The captains platter is a must have!

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KarenS
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Service was fantastic, food was awesome, A great experience. Highly recommended!

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LaurenC
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always love coming here! Food and service are great! Also glad the rolls have changed. Our favorite was the bread with the parm butter on it when the restaurant first opened. Least favorite was the rolls after the fire- they were fried and reminded us of fried dough- not what you wanted during dinner. The rolls now are much better.

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Lori
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a wonderful place. I was very impressed by the service and the food it’s absolutely perfect! I have never ever had a Fillet more delicious than this one!!!Kudos

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vipMargareteC
Charleston
38 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was a lovely evening.

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TimB
Miami
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time here...checked out other restaurants around Canandaigua and this had the best food!
Had filet mignon...cooked to perfection and melted in my mouth.
Very clean and newer restaurant. Great environment! Service was excellent and quick. Can't wait to go back!

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Tess
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious fish dishes especially the Mixed Broil.
Good service and good value too.

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ScottW
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Though understaff the service was excellent as was the food.

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Franki
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Debbie was a phenomenal waitress. Actually, everyone was wonderful right from the hostess table to our waitress. Food was amazing. Atmosphere was great. We will definitely be back. Thank you for a delicious anniversary lunch.

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AnneC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

6 women enjoyed a wonderful dinner on the porch. The service was superior ( Heather) the steaks the best they ever had, Salmon a non salmon lover would eat and a pork chop done to perfection. This has become an annual tradition for girls week. Thank you for continuous superior food and service.

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DebbieK
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time here. We were very impressed. The place is beautiful, service was excellent and the food was absolutely delicious. We will definitely be returning.

JY
JamesY
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very enjoyable and delicious. We will be back for sure

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KathyB
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely lunch on the porch, food was delicious , the room was very comfortable and the service was efficient. The only negative, pricey.

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RachelleJ
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It was our anniversary, good food, good service. I guess the nicest restaurant in town? It’s like a casual fancy.

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Tracey
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We stopped in for lunch while running errands. We know the food will be delicious and service will be excellent. Just as expected, everything was perfect. We were even happier to be seated in Dawn’s section. She is so happy all the time and provides top not service.

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paulaR
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was friendly and knowledgeable! Food was great. Nice outdoor seating space! Excellent value for the money!

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Kaitlyn
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were great!! It was the perfect place for a date!

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ChuckB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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BobA
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We were greeted immediately and our reservations were honored promptly. Our server, Marshall, was personable and relaxed, informed us of the specials, and took our drink order. We both chose the Captains Platter which is a filet and lobster. When you consider it includes shrimp cocktail (large 2 pieces), salad, and entree, the price is justified and fair. Everything was prepared perfectly and service was outstanding. A big plus for Nolans is that they are open Mondays for dinner; not too many Canandaigua restaurants can do this as they are struggling to get enough help.

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Cheryl
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you're a lobster fan.... found out their lobster rolls are outstanding and filled with CLAW meat. Their prime rib was more than generous and delicious.

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Mill
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Took early, great service and food was yummy

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AnetD
Poconos
2 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food was excellent but I made reservations a month ago and still had to wait 40 minutes for the table !

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JoeL
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Pretty restaurant. Good food. They are way under staffed but the staff they had were pleasant and accomodating. Very noisy place. Felt like every booth was in a shouting match with each other.
Average entree starts $25 and up!

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Kiera317
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Restaurant is a step above…. Service was excellent. Had lobster roll ..absolutely delicious.

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GinaT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Hostess seemed a bit overwhelmed but bartenders and waitstaff were on the ball. Food was good and surprisingly affordable. However, the restaurant is not actually on the water so that was a bit disappointing.

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JenniferS
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience1

The ambience is lacking.
Server was not accommodating or nice.
If you are celebrating a special occasion… go somewhere else.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

On vacation in the Finger Lakes. Excellent choice

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mary
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

My husband and I were first time customers at Nolans and have to say that the food was excellent as well as the atmosphere and service. We would definitely go back again.

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LoriW
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were there to celebrate friends anniversary! Food was delicious and service impeccable! I’m keto and the server knew what I can and cannot eat! We’ll be back!

SM
vipSueM
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent first experience at Nolan's. Outdoor seating was lovely, service & food were top notch!

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic! Food and service was excellent! We can’t wait to return.

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PatW
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Was a nice place for dinner. Make sure to have a reservation.

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AnnetteL
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5