The Lake House at Sylvan Beach

4.5
107 Reviews
$30 and under
American
In season (June-Sept) we do not accept reservations. Restaurant seating is first come first serve.
Guests must be 18 YEARS OLD to Dine at the Restaurant.

The Lake House at Sylvan Beach, where the drinks are cool, the slots are hot and there’s always fun on the menu.

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
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 107 people are saying
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4.4
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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RobH
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Place is nice but they brought the appetizers out the the main course 3 minutes later felt like we were being rushed had burgers asked for well got medium

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Ithacafriends
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very enjoyable! The food was superb and staff very cordial and accommodating. At first our table and those around us found the air to be blowing too hard and very cold but after requesting a more moderate temp the adjustment was made. Definitely will visit again. Casino was not too crowded and very entertaining.

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SusanV
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been to the The Light House a few times. All my experiences with the food and the service was excellent. The servers and the kitchen staff are very obliging with special requests.
This is a very good place to have either lunch or dinner. I highly recommend eating here.

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Felecia
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious, drinks were delicious and staff was friendly :)

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AnthonyM
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So much fun. Amazing food. The waitress was so much fun

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CuseCuisine
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My wife and I enjoyed a wonderful Sunday Brunch at the Lake House. Unfortunately, the weather was not cooperative for our time on the deck overlooking Oneida Lake. But, the food and the service were excellent! We split a fruit plate to start which was presented with yogurt and quite plentiful. She then moved on to a loaded omelette with toast and potatoes and I feasted on chicken and waffles. The Bloody Mary was quite good and the coffee served hot. We loved the attention from multiple service staff. We highly recommend this new Sunday Brunch option in Sylvan Beach!

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MarkD
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience3

Slow to bring drinks ( about 20 min). Brunch was delicious. We had a party of 7 and everyone was happy 😃. Slight mixup with reservations but they recovered strong with the food and follow-up. We will be back!

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DavidC
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience5

Service was slow, took 30 minutes to get our first drink. It’s possible they may be having difficulty getting people to work as that is a problem most restaurants face at this time. Food was very good, presented well and at the proper temperature. Dinner menu should be expanded, not enough options.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Lake House is a beautiful place to experience dinner on the lake. Food was outstanding we ended dinner with an strawberry shortcake that was amazing!!! Our server was very attentive and sweet. Can’t wait to visit again this summer.

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RamonB
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Everything was good except for the bugs outside but will come again

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PatrickS
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice place to eat. The prices are a little higher than other places but the food is worth it a very generous meal and 1 desert can be split by 2.

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KimberlyK
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Fish fry ever, melt in your money. Honey glazed chicken with amazing mashed potatoes and fresh picked carrots! Top it off with Coconut Mojito drink!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience2

It was raining and windy out. We were inside yet the air was blasting on us and it was freezing

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SheilaF
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

The Lakehouse is perfect for outside waterfront dining. It is a bit noisy inside of the restaurant , as it is adjacent to the casino. The place was spotless, and I observed constant sanitizing of tables and common high touch areas.

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Debra
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We made reservations and our reservation time was honored.
Our servers were very personable and thorough. Food (especially steak) was cooked to perfection. We had a 6 person party and all of our food was brought out at the same time. The view to the beach and water was exceptional. 5 stars from me

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Yorkiemomma
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience5

This visit wasn't as well as the last. The items we liked last week were no longer on the menu. Our waitress was never around and we were never able to get a second drink with our meal. Had to wait awhile after eating just to get the check.

The Lake House at Sylvan Beach
Responded on May 24, 2021

We’re sorry to hear that your dining experience at The Lake House was anything less than exceptional. We pride ourselves on guest service and feedback like yours helps make us better. We hope you give us another try soon!

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LGG1
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great. The view was great. Probably nicest restrooms in all of Sylvan Beach.

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MarkF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice place and great food, just a little pricy.

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Lydia
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great view of the lake. Good food. Friendly and attentive staff. First time there and plan to go back soon.

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AnnP
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

I had my heart set on a daily special that had been stopped. It was most difficult getting bread and then they charged one dollar for a side which was one piece. Other pieces were brought out and it appeared they has plastic melted on to them.

The Lake House at Sylvan Beach
Responded on May 24, 2021

Hi Ann- We’re sorry to hear that your dining experience at The Lake House was anything less than exceptional. We pride ourselves on guest service and feedback like yours helps make us better. We hope you give us another try soon!

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MariaB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love The Lake House!!! The food is delicious, service is excellent, staff is always friendly and more than willing to go above and beyond to make your dining experience pleasant.

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MichelleS
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very nice brunch, food was delicious. Would have loved to sit outside however patio wasn’t open.

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dottiew
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Excellent service all around.
Food was delicious. Great combination and definitely will go back.

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Yorkiemomma
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Very nice scenery. Boyfriend loved the food. My appetizers were great but didn't care for the sauces on my food. Great waitress.

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Donnalr
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Food was excellent. We had the fish and chips and jumbo shrimp dinner. Fish was huge and so were the shrimp. Food was temperature hot! Would definitely eat there again.

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SaraD
Caribbean
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A total surprise!!! Staying at Turning Stone and decided to check out Sylvan Beach. Very cute and old timey place. Lake House was a great place to have dinner. The prime rib was delicious and churros for dessert a huge amount but we soldiered through. Parking is a problem but worth the walk. Then I won $30 at the casino and that made me even happier

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great prices were very reasonable for the food we ordered. Very good apps.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was absolutely excellent. The food was outstanding.

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MothersDayDinner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was outstanding and service was excellent. Bar service was not too good. Ordered the Basil Rathbone drink. It was perfect but then put in second order and it was terrible, something was definitely missing or different. Waitress took both 2nd drinks away and got new drinks but again they were not right. we then ordered different drinks. They took the "bad" drinks off our bill and waitress explained the bartender said they ran out of one of the ingredients? Seemed like a good bartender should have explained he issue and suggested alternatives instead of wasting time and ingredients on making bad drinks. Despite the drink problem we will definitely go back! Great food and service!

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Agdold
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was a very nice experience. Everyone was hospitable.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Mother’s Day lunch. Very well done

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Not the best food or service at all . Save your money!. Keep your expectations very low!

The Lake House at Sylvan Beach
Responded on May 10, 2021

Hello, We’re sorry to hear that your dining experience at The Lake House was anything less than exceptional. We pride ourselves on guest service and feedback like yours helps make us better. We hope you give us another try soon!

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KenA
Columbus
13 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant is very well run. The food is delicious and the service is on point. We will definitely return.

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vipBeaniecol
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Spouse had lobster pot pie--Saturday special; she thought it was OK, but probably would not do it again. (The base was just like for the scallops, a bit "one note". I gave her some of the carrots from my steak meal to add to the base and she said they added an important dimension - a little sweetness. Most pot pies she has had, have had carrots in their base, as well as corn.) I had the steak, not my usual cut, but very good -- tender, well-prepared. GENEROUS serving of mashed potatoes!!!

This is a WONDERFUL place to eat.

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FrankL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience4

This was the second time we ate here, the first was really good not so much this time. I almost never write a review but I feel I need to this time.
1. First they could not fine the bottle for my drink, not a big deal by it’s self .
2. We ordered our food and the appetizers came.
3. Not long after they got to our table they tried to bring out our main meal when we were not even half way through our appetizers. Just prior to this the waitress checked our table and must have seen we were not ready for our meal yet.
4. They then brought out the main meal and I told them we were not yet ready, I was very polite. He then just acted like he didn’t know what to do.
5. When we were ready for the main meal they brought it back out, there were no dishes or empty glasses cleared at all until the check was brought to the table.
6. The dinner tasted like it was setting under a heat lamp and the top of our dishes were like rubber. My fault I should have said something then and there but I was with my wife and chose not to say anything at that point.
7. When I booked this dinner I was asked is this a special occasion, I told them It was a date night but more importantly an early Mother’s Day gift/dinner. I was asked something like…Instructions? I replied yes your choice something nice. Nothing was ever said or done?
AND all the above only cost me $125?? I don’t care about cost if you get your money’s worth, this time we did not.
I’m very sorry I even had to write…..
FSL

The Lake House at Sylvan Beach
Responded on May 10, 2021

Hello, We’re sorry to hear that your dining experience at The Lake House was anything less than exceptional. We pride ourselves on guest service and feedback like yours helps make us better. We hope you give us another try soon!

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vipdrkimmie
Atlantic City
74 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Because of renovations there are limited tables with a view, but because we had reserved through Open Table, we had the best table in the house! We were very pleased! The service was a little slow, but we were there early and by the time we left more staff had arrived. The menu is very eclectic and the food is always good. We will definitely be back.

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Lins
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall4food5service1ambience4

Waitress forgot half of our drink order, and was very very slow. She also disappeared for 20 minutes at a time. We had to ask the bartender for our drinks and check. Food was amazing as always!

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Fred
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Loved the look of the interior. The food was good, but not worth the price. It was also very chilly in there which took away from the experience.

The Lake House at Sylvan Beach
Responded on May 10, 2021

Hi Fred, We’re sorry to hear that your dining experience at The Lake House was anything less than exceptional. We pride ourselves on guest service and feedback like yours helps make us better. We hope you give us another try soon!

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ErinB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall2food1service1ambience3

There was only one bartender who had to cover the bar, as well as wait tables. Our wait for drinks, to order and our food were all too long. When the food finally came the portions were small and the food bland...very, very bland. We were extremely disappointed. We will never go there again and wouldn’t recommend it to anyone else. Go to Harpoon Eddies instead..you’ll be glad you did!

The Lake House at Sylvan Beach
Responded on May 10, 2021

Hello, We’re sorry to hear that your dining experience at The Lake House was anything less than exceptional. We pride ourselves on guest service and feedback like yours helps make us better. We hope you give us another try soon!

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Babym99
Orlando
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience1

We had the haddock dinners and they were good. First time here and thinking it would be a very pretty restaurant being called the lake house but not pretty at all kinda and it was freezing in there Friday night.

FAQs

The Lake House at Sylvan Beach offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (315) 356-1838.

The Lake House at Sylvan Beach is rated 4.5 stars by 107 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.