These Lake Ontario Restaurants Mean Great Food and ‘Wow’ Sunsets
Upstate New York is blessed to have hundreds of miles of our own private "ocean" at our back door. Lake Ontario stretches all the way from Niagara County up through Cape Vincent, where it joins the St. Lawrence River. This beautiful watery backdrop affords residents everything from lakeside homes and camping areas to marinas with boats coming and going off the lake, and to some wonderful restaurants that take full advantage of the Lake Ontario waterfront.
The restaurants on this list stretch all the way from Western New York up to Sackets Harbor. They are an eclectic group of eateries ranging from fine dining, to lakefront drive-ins, and to some great places for the "dock and dine" experience.
Each entry has a link to the restaurant. As you will see, despite the fantastic array of food selections that each offers (including some out-of-this-world seafood), as well as great wine lists and bars, one thing is constant among all of the restaurants in this gallery.
At a certain point in the late afternoon, everything stops and the focus of the crowd, both inside and outside, is the water. Each place boasts some of the best sunsets you can find in the Empire State, and at these restaurants they are met with awe, wide-eyes, cell phones up, and even a few cheers!
If you can't get to the ocean to enjoy a seaside meal, come to the shore of Lake Ontario in Upstate New York. It does not disappoint!
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