Where to Eat in Finger Lakes

The Finger Lakes region has become a premier culinary destination, as visitors and residents alike have become more involved in the growing Finger Lakes food revolution. In Finger Lakes Central, deciding where to eat in the Finger Lakes can often become a difficult decision because there are seemingly endless options around every corner…or lake. From artisan bakeries to award-winning restaurants to winery bistros and old-time diners – you’re sure to fall in love with our Finger Lakes Cuisine.

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Finger Lakes Dining Experiences

Part of any memorable stay is the dining experience and the Finger Lakes are full of unique and memorable restaurants waiting for your reservation. Suzanne Fine Regional Cuisine is among the most elegant culinary experiences in the region – as renown chef Suzanne Stack uses fresh, locally grown ingredients to create simply awe-inspiring meals. The Kitchen at Hotel Clarence features a mouth-watering menu that gives new meaning to the term “dinner and a movie,” since the restaurant is housed in a building inspired from the movie “It’s a Wonderful Life.” Dano’s Heuriger on Seneca is modeled on a Viennese Winery Restaurant concept and features breath-taking views and decidedly delicious food.

Regional Favorites

The Central Finger Lakes has long been known for its outstanding wines and grape products such as Finger Lakes Grapeseed Oil, but there are many other appetizing favorites here as well, such as: apples, juices, jams, jellies, country-fresh pies and cheese – locally produced on the Finger Lakes Cheese Trail. You can find these products in many of our restaurants, grilles, cafes and diners.

Finger Lakes Specialties and Comfort Food

There’s so much to see and do in the Finger Lakes, oftentimes visitors need a quick bite to eat — but that doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice taste or memorable experiences. In the central Finger Lakes, there are some exciting options to choose from, like the Cayuga Lake Creamery and their selection of handmade ice-cream – voted one of America’s top ice cream parlors. Of course, you may wish to step back in time at Mac’s Drive In, a 50’s-style diner that is sure to serve up some memorable food – and root beer floats!