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The Tailwater Bar and Restaurant, Altmar, NY

The Tailwater Bar and Restaurant

4.7
4.7
537 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
For the finest food on the river, look no further than The Tailwater Bar and Restaurant, where rustic charm meets metropolitan flair. Thoughtfully prepared seafood dishes and satisfying comfort-food favorites fill our menu, perfect for savoring after a day in the outdoors. Try a hearty sandwich or the catch of the day, and finish with a delectable dessert.

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2 people

10:30 PM


Booked 9 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Daily 6:00 am–10:30 am Lunch Daily 11:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (315) 298-0715

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Emma Van Derlike

  • Private party facilities

    If you are interested in hosting a private event please call Tailwater Lodge directly at 315-298-3434 to be connected with one of our Sales Managers.

  • Neighborhood

    Syracuse

  • Parking details

    Park on the right side of the hotel and enter through the main entrance.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. KB

    KarenB

    Tampa

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    An exceptional dining experience.

    The Tailwater Bar and RestaurantResponded 2 days agoThank you for your 5-star review!

  2. TR

    TracyR

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Delicious meal to celebrate a friend’s birthday celebration

    The Tailwater Bar and RestaurantResponded todayThank you for choosing Tailwater for your friend's birthday celebration! We're so glad you had a great time and we hope to see you again soon!

  3. MK

    MarlaK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My brother had the Utica greens and beans soup and he said it was really good. Maybe is should always be on the menu.

    The Tailwater Bar and RestaurantResponded on June 21, 2022Thank you for your 5-Star review! We will share your feedback with the kitchen staff on the soup - we're so glad he enjoyed it so much!

  4. MP

    MelissaP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful meal at Tailwater. The appetizers, drinks and meals were all delicious. I highly recommend dining at Tailwater! Wonderful food and atmosphere!

    The Tailwater Bar and RestaurantResponded on June 21, 2022Thank you for your 5-Star Review! We cannot wait to see you again!

  5. Z

    Zack

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food! Great service! This was one of the most beautiful restaurants I have been to.

    The Tailwater Bar and RestaurantResponded on June 21, 2022Thank you for your glowing 5-star review! We will be sure to share with the team!

  6. R

    Rece

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Waitress helped us when we were lost when trying to find the restaurant. Very pleasant and open to talk to. Took care of every need .

    The Tailwater Bar and RestaurantResponded on June 21, 2022Thank you for your review. We're glad you enjoyed your first visit and hope to see you again soon!

  7. KO

    KevinO

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The atmosphere at the Tailwater was quite nice, it was not too busy so it was very easy to have a relatively quiet conversation. Food was absolutely delicious and the waitress was fantastic. Took me three times to settle on an IPA that was in stock, she brought me one that was on draft and it was pretty tasty, so that was a bonus. Overall it was a very nice evening out and would definitely go back and try something different, because if they were 3 for 3 in delicious meals we must try more. Definitely a great place to try.

    The Tailwater Bar and RestaurantResponded on June 21, 2022Thank you for your 5 star review - We're lucky to be able to have so many craft beers sometimes it can be hard to keep up but we're glad to hear you found something tasty! We cannot wait to see you again!

  8. MD

    MikeD

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The special, Meatballs and pappardelle, was excellent and a large portion. My new favorite. The waite staff was friendly and informative. Great experience.

    The Tailwater Bar and RestaurantResponded on June 21, 2022Thank you for your 5-Star review and continued patronage! We look forward to seeing you soon!

  9. AB

    AndrewB

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall3food1service5ambience2
    Food made me sick. Did not like the flavor. Steak and garlic mashed potatoes were horrible

    The Tailwater Bar and RestaurantResponded on June 21, 2022We're sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your dinner with us. As you can see from our outstanding reviews we really do strive to provide excellent food and service to every one of our guests. We sincerely apologize for falling short of your expectations and our standards. We do hope you come back again and give us another try in the future.

  10. DM

    DarienM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience! Our waitress Nicole was amazing. Assistant manager Angela was awesome and very knowledgeable! Highly recommend.

    The Tailwater Bar and RestaurantResponded on June 9, 2022Thank you for your 5-Star Review! We're so glad you enjoyed your first visit with us - we will be sure to share with the team. See you soon!

  11. E

    Ethan

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I love the environment and the food is always delicious every time I go. My dads wedding was hosted here at tailwater last year and it was also beautiful and outstanding!! Definitely recommend.

    The Tailwater Bar and RestaurantResponded on June 6, 2022Thank you for your 5-star review and your continued patronage!

  12. G

    Grazingod

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was great and served quickly. The service and staff were excellent

    The Tailwater Bar and RestaurantResponded on June 6, 2022Thank you for your 5-star review! We will be sure to share your feedback with the team & we hope to see you again soon!

  13. KZ

    KellyZ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I has company in from Fl and wanted to have lunch someplace unique and good and we thoroughly enjoyed the atmosphere, food and service. We will be back!

    The Tailwater Bar and RestaurantResponded on May 25, 2022Thank you for choosing Tailwater Lodge Restaurant to bring your out of town family to lunch! We hope to see you again soon!

  14. WR

    WendiR

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My experience was incredible. The food was good, the service was very good. The manager with whom I'd spoken with on a previous occasion, remembered who I was and provided me with outstanding customer service and professionalism. That's what makes a business successful. It's not the food, of course that helps but more so it is the employees and management that makes someplace worth going back to. Reid, thank you!

    The Tailwater Bar and RestaurantResponded on May 25, 2022Wendi, thank you so much for your kind words and continued patronage. We're so thankful to have a team that truly does care about our guests experience. Thank you for choosing to dine with us and we hope to see you and your family again soon!

  15. LN

    LeoN

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    nice ride there, good menu, great service, price range ok, very clean and quiet.

    The Tailwater Bar and RestaurantResponded on May 17, 2022Thank you for your review - we hope to see you again!

  16. FC

    FoodieClub

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waitress was Gabbi. She was very attentive and friendly, sprinkled with the right amount of humor for our group.

    The Tailwater Bar and RestaurantResponded on May 17, 2022Thank you for your 5-star review! We will be sure to share with Gabbi and the rest of the team - we hope to see you again!

  17. J

    Jane

    New England

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
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  18. j

    jeffb

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    friendly attentive service, good menu to choose from, good food

    The Tailwater Bar and RestaurantResponded on May 16, 2022Thank you for your 5-Star review! We hope to see you again soon!

  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Mother’s Day for my mom, my sister and 5 of my girls.

    The Tailwater Bar and RestaurantResponded on May 4, 2022We're so glad to hear you enjoyed your early Mother's Day celebration with us! We hope to see you again soon!

  20. JM

    JoanneM

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Fantastic service - Gabby was great. Excellent drinks, very good food, accommodating hostess. Restaurant was very busy, so it was extremely difficult to hear, but better after it emptied out a bit later. Overall experience at the Tailwater for dining, lodging and spa is always top notch.

    The Tailwater Bar and RestaurantResponded on May 4, 2022Thank you for your wonderful review! We will be sure to share with Gabbi and the team!

  21. MD

    MikeD

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service were very good. We were served fast, too fast. Last few time there we just started our salads and the main course came out. Understand we like to eat early but felt like we were pushed out so they could have the table. Don’t worry we’ll give it another try.

    The Tailwater Bar and RestaurantResponded on April 26, 2022Thank you for your honest review, Mike. Please know it's never our intent to rush our guests. We will be sure to talk to our team about this moving forward to ensure that our guests who are looking for a relaxing night out get just that. We can't wait to see you again!

  22. CR

    CharlieR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wow the food at the Tailwater Lodge was really good! The menu was varied and had great options to choose from. The venison chops are not to be missed, they were delicious! Our server Kimberly was very knowledgeable and even offered some drink options that were fantastic. The quality of the food is really good and it was cooked to perfection. As it was our anniversary, we were given a free dessert to share. Overall a great place to eat!

    The Tailwater Bar and RestaurantResponded on April 26, 2022Thank you so much for your review, Charlie. We're so glad you enjoyed your anniversary celebration with us. We will be sure to share your feedback with Kimberly and our kitchen staff - they will be delighted to hear!

  23. PR

    PatriciaR

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went to the Easter brunch. Special menu had a variety of breakfast and lunch/dinner items. Food was excellent. Did not feel rushed and service was excellent.

    The Tailwater Bar and RestaurantResponded on April 20, 2022Thank you for joining us for our special Easter Brunch this year! We're so glad to hear you enjoyed yourselves. We hope to see you again soon!

  24. TH

    ToddH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great Food! Great Service! Just what we were looking for.

    The Tailwater Bar and RestaurantResponded on April 15, 2022Thank you for your review - We're so glad you enjoyed your time with us and hope you visit again soon!

  25. MJ

    MichelleJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We celebrated my husband's 60th birthday at the Tailwater and we were extremely pleased. There were 7 adults and 4 children under 7. The ladies were extremely friendly and accomodating. We had one glass of water spilled and again, the ladies were so patient had a go with the flow attitude. Definitely would come again.

    The Tailwater Bar and RestaurantResponded on April 15, 2022Thank you for your glowing review, Michelle. Thank you for choosing to spend such a special day with us, we're so glad you all enjoyed yourselves. We can't wait to see you next time!

  26. GD

    GeorgiaD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding food, very clean and hospitable staff!

    The Tailwater Bar and RestaurantResponded on April 9, 2022Thank you for joining us on Friday night and for your wonderful review - we will be sure to share with our team. We hope to see you again soon!

  27. DB

    DavidB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Food and service was good. It is a bit pricey but portions are large. I was very loud with a full restaurant. It was hard to hear our own party.

    The Tailwater Bar and RestaurantResponded on April 5, 2022Thank you for your review, David. We definitely pride ourselves on our large portions - you should never leave here hungry! We do get very busy on weekends and it can get quite loud in our dining room, week days tend to be a little bit more relaxed here.

  28. NJ

    NancyJ

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The server was friendly and attentive,the food was hot and delicious, and reasonably priced. What more can you ask for!

    The Tailwater Bar and RestaurantResponded on April 5, 2022Thank you, Nancy! We're so glad you enjoyed your time here - we hope to see you again soon!

  29. MS

    MandiS

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Reed and her staff are top notch. Menu has a great variety. Food is always outstanding. Service is prompt and friendly. We love the Tailwater!

    The Tailwater Bar and RestaurantResponded on April 5, 2022Thank you for your 5-star review and your continued patronage Mandi - it's always a pleasure!

  30. M

    Melissa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great local place to eat. Always enjoy the food, service, and ambience. It's a little on the pricey side but worth the convenience.

    The Tailwater Bar and RestaurantResponded on April 5, 2022Thank you for your 5-star review, Melissa. We hope to see you again soon!

  31. QW

    QWERTYyuiop

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Beautiful ambiance, a fun get-away, excellent service!

    The Tailwater Bar and RestaurantResponded on March 28, 2022Thank you for joining us - we're so glad to hear you enjoyed your time here!

  32. PD

    PatriciaD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service was amazing! What a great ambiance.

    The Tailwater Bar and RestaurantResponded on March 28, 2022Thank you for joining us on Saturday night. We're so glad you had a great time. Thank you for your 5-star review - we hope to see you again soon!

  33. SF

    SheilaF

    New York Area

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on March 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were seated upon arrival for our 5:30 reservations. Our server was awesome. The Friday Fish special was great!

    The Tailwater Bar and RestaurantResponded on March 28, 2022Thank you for your 5-star review! We hope to see you again soon!

  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good time with friends to celebrate a birthday.

    The Tailwater Bar and RestaurantResponded on March 22, 2022Thank you for your 5-star review and for choosing to celebrate here at Tailwater Lodge!

  35. CD

    CheyenneD

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is always amazing, prices are great for the food you get. Everyone you come in contact with who works there is extremely pleasant. Would highly recommend eating here

    The Tailwater Bar and RestaurantResponded on March 19, 2022Thank you for your glowing review! We hope to see you again soon!

  36. TE

    TErri

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, friendly staff and nice atmosphere. Chicken. Reggie’s and prime rib were amazing- portions vey large. Highly recommend.

    The Tailwater Bar and RestaurantResponded on March 19, 2022Thank you for your 5-star review. Our portions are quite large - you'll never leave here hungry! We hope to see you again soon.

  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Naples

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything at Tailwater was terrific! As always, the service was friendly and professional, the food was great and the atmosphere was wonderful. It was a return to pre-pandemic days! I highly recommend! Keep up the great work!

    The Tailwater Bar and RestaurantResponded on March 19, 2022Thank you for your 5-star review! We're so happy to be seeing our regulars!

  38. JR

    JoshuaR

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 8, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    The food was not great, I had broiled haddock. Flavor was good but the fish was very dry. My husband had chicken riggies & that was good.

    The Tailwater Bar and RestaurantResponded on March 11, 2022Thank you for your honest review - we are sorry to hear that your haddock was dry on your last visit. We will be sure to pass along your feedback to our kitchen. We do hope you come see us again.

  39. PD

    PrevoD

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful dinner. The food was outstanding! The service was outstanding and our server went above and beyond. Thank you for making this night special for me and my family.

    The Tailwater Bar and RestaurantResponded on March 8, 2022Thank you for your 5-star review! We're so glad to hear you had an enjoyable night out with your family and we're glad we could accommodate your requests for a corner table. We hope to see you again soon!

  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Awesome service and friendly.

    The Tailwater Bar and RestaurantResponded on March 8, 2022Thank you for your 5-star review!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff temperature check required

FAQs

The Tailwater Bar and Restaurant offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (315) 298-0715.

The Tailwater Bar and Restaurant is rated 4.7 stars by 537 OpenTable diners.

The Tailwater Bar and Restaurant does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

10:30 PM


Booked 9 times today
Google Map for The Tailwater Bar and Restaurant

52 Pulaski St Altmar, NY 13302

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Syracuse

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Daily 6:00 am–10:30 am Lunch Daily 11:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Park on the right side of the hotel and enter through the main entrance.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Emma Van Derlike

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (315) 298-0715

  • Private party facilities

    If you are interested in hosting a private event please call Tailwater Lodge directly at 315-298-3434 to be connected with one of our Sales Managers.

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