Nolan's on Canandaigua Lake

4.6
511 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 511 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.6
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4.6
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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chelsey
Louisville
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Regular menu and special items were delicious! Beautiful inside and nice and private for the seating areas

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ThomasL
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We were seated promptly. Our waiter was attentive and helpful. When he heard that it was our daughter’s birthday, her dessert came with a lighted candle and he sang Happy Birthday to her. It was a wonderful evening. We never felt rushed. The menu has many more options for us to try. We will definitely return.

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HeidiO
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent from the Food to the Service! Christmas Decorations were spectacular !! Covid safety was in place! Had a wonderful time!!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service!

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AnaR
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was delicious and our waitress was very nice and responsive

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kathyw
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

It was a lovely evening. The only
disappointing thing was the outside dining was closed . We had excellent service. The food was outstanding.
I saved room for my piece of Heaven. The carrot cake is to die for!!!!!

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StefanieB
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

The food was amazing. Our server was great but the two bus people were very unfriendly. Love the ambiance.

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Toma
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Our first time at Nolan's and it won't be our last; as a former waiter I appreciate good service and ours's was spot on. Portions were great and food was delicious.

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GabrielleB
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A bit pricey, but everything else was solid from service to check. Staff easy going, flexible & exercised the right amount of presence. A broad selection of food and drink. Volume was good for people with hearing issues. Lighting could’ve been slightly brighter, no big deal though. Easy to find location, good parking and entrance access. We went for a grown family birthday dinner(young adults/parents), all were pleased from drinks, to apps/entrees, & desserts.

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BrockportVisitors
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Menu was very good with many great things to choose from. We had the specialty burger with goat cheese and spicy roasted tomatoes and we also had the fish and chips which were perfect. Soups were fine and the cinnamon roll bread pudding was perfect. Our waitress was very attentive and fun. Highly recommend!

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TimothyL
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My first visit to Nolan’s after the rebuild. The food, top notch. The service, top notch. Even the timing of when to bring out the next course was perfect. The prices are right in line with the food, service and environment. I will be back for more.

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KarenB
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great place to go, never had a bad experience .

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall1food4service3ambience3

Hostess seated customers who pushed us out of the door first. She called them by name and took them to a table in the bar and talked with them while we were left standing there. So much for reservations.

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TerriL
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious lunch, comfortable outdoor seating (beautiful day) and great service. I had the Mediterranean salad with grilled shrimp and my husband had the burger. Both were delicious! Highly recommend!

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Pride
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience1

When reservation was made noted special occasion. We were sat in corner of bar. I asked for better sitting and was told we were full with attitude. When I made the res there were plenty of open slots. I guess my family was not important enough. Are bill was $250 before tip And the food was poor. Baked potatoes cold and hard. Lobster I could do better at home. Steak same not great or fresh. Shrimp cocktail was not fresh. Just overall disappointing. Walk into a place like that excited and come out feeling Robbed. Live local and will not be back

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saraA
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great, service was great!

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EvelynG
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was wonderful. The waiter, the drinks and food were all excellent.

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TheresaD
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

An amazing 39th anniversary dinner. We live an hour away from the restaurant decided to spend the night in Canandaigua do some shopping and sightseeing. Would of loved to leave NY for our anniversary but due to Covid we could not. But this was a perfect get away we needed. Will recommend and be back to Nolan’s

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vipGGGGio
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Food was excellent! The only minor issue is you should be able to get filet/meat cooked to temp customer requests (not be limited by buttons on a computer).

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JasonW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as usual!

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RuiF
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great experience. The food was excellent - actually the quantity was larger than expected.

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Nancy
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very nice experience, but then, when eating at Nolan's it usually is. The staff is polite and helpful, we had great food, and felt very comfortable with the accommodations.

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NancyG
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I made a mistake reading my bill. I thought it said $300 and left a tip based on that amount. Thought the bill was pretty high but left a tip on the 300 amount....realized later the bill was a little over$100 The tip was over $60 Any chance I could get some back?

Nancy Good

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MaryC
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a very enjoyable dinner! Our children gave us a gift certificate to Nolan"s Restaurant to celebrate our anniversary. We had an exceptional evening! Food was excellent and so was our waiter! We will absolutely go back again!!

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JessicaH
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was phenomenal and our server was attentive and friendly. Will definitely return.

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HeatherD
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We wanted warm lobster rolls with melted butter. They were delicious. I decided to have an amaretto sour and it was so good that I wouldn’t have minded another but for the price and desire to “be good”. Service was a little slow but we understood and were patient.

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LindaV
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and the outdoor space is beautiful.

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cherylM
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent. Definitely going there again. Service top notch

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StephanieD
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always an excellent experience and food is perfection!!

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Wendy
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience2

I made a reservation to take my husband to dinner for our anniversary and this was our first time at Nolan's. We arrived at 5:10 and I made the mistake with assuming they would seat us in the dining room. They seated us in the bar area where it had loud rock music, they were vacuuming the area we were sitting in and on the other side of the booth we listened to four men discuss loudly about the election. It was not the ambience we thought we would have. I guess we were expecting more of a nice and quiet dinner. The food was very good. Just disappointed in the loud area and it was not pleasant.

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CynthiaW
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

This was my first time at Nolan’s so I wasn’t sure what to expect. We were seated immediately upon arriving and was seated in an oversized very comfortable booth. It did take the waitress a long time to come to us so we had plenty of time to look over the menu. It took a longer than usual time to receive our drinks from the bar but the rest of the service was very quick. The prices were very reasonable and the food was out of this world. Even though we had to drive over an hour to get there we will be going back again soon.

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SteveS
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience3

About a month ago, I had the best Prime Rib ever at Nolans...this time, it was below average...my wife had a special of Sea Bass that was about 2" long by 1"wide with a small side...it cost more than my prime rib...
Has something happened with a new chef?...menu seemed smaller too...disappointing

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Brew
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Food was good but not overly hot when served.

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Kath
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience1

Great food and service but the outdoor venue left a lot to desire. Very noisy, hard to have conversation, and we felt we were more in an open garage than an outdoor seating area. It also didn’t help that there was an asphalt truck parked nearby and the odor permeated the eating area. We will come back, but will sit inside!

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Keo1432
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were outstanding. This was my first time here and I will definitely be returning. We sat in the porch area which was cozy and inviting. We especially loved the chandeliers made of corks! We also felt safe given the current situation. Looking forward to my next visit.

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AllanR
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great selection of entrees, generous portions at very fair prices coupled with excellent wait staff. Guaranteed positive dining experience.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were top level.

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CDGA14424
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Would not recommend the mushroom cap appetizer, very boring and no taste. Our meals were good, Asiago Scallops and 8 oz. Filet, but very pricey for just good.

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RayW
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The food and service could not have been better. My steak was cooked perfectly (rare) and the squash side was delicious. My only complaint is that it was a bit crowded for my comfort in these difficult times. Although the tables had barriers between them, I would've preferred more separation.
That small complaint aside, I would definitely recommend Nolan's and look forward to going there again.

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MikeF
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was excellent! The food from appetizer to main course to dessert was outstanding! One of the best meals I’ve ever had!

FAQs

Nolan's on Canandaigua Lake offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (585) 905-0201.

Nolan's on Canandaigua Lake is rated 4.6 stars by 511 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.