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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Restaurant
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“Simply the best fish fry in the world. Go early to avoid the line and eat outside in the back”
  • 16 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Great little seafood restaurant on the lakes edge. Also put out a kick ass breakfast”
  • 12 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Exquisite Historic stage Coach restaurant and bar. Dates back to the late 1800s historic stage Coach. I love to sit on the porch and have a drink in the summer”
  • 7 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“THE best Italian food in the Finger Lakes!! Worth the drive to Skaneateles. Plan some time to walk around the town and the pier.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Place to shop
“Though this is a winery in season it also hosts many festivals, and events.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Lodging
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“For a fancy lakeside splurge this is the place. Local celebs (the Baldwin, as in Mr. Bieber's in-laws) have a pad on the lake and yes, this is that kind of place: fancy-schmancy, but ultra delicious and spectacular views!”
  • 9 locals recommend
Bar
“Great little party pub but also good food. Monday’s is half-price unbelievable roast beef sandwiches”
  • 6 locals recommend
Resort
“The ultimate in Finger Lakes Spas. Every local knows this is the "it" place. You will need a reservation in this French Country Designed spa. They have some neat massages like: new mother's massage or a balancing "Nature's Healer Massage" using warm Himalayan Salt. 877-MIRABEAU”
  • 8 locals recommend
Bakery
“We like the trip into Skaneateles because it is close, different scene, good coffee and yummy breakfast goodies. My favorite are the hot breakfast dishes and scones. Quick service, local spot with lots of hub bub sometimes. Intimate and friendly. My husband has a frequent buyer card for coffee. ”
  • 10 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Small and intimate, their tapas-style plates are consistently good, and they have the best pizza in town.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
  • 2 locals recommend
Café
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“Small walk in bakery with unbelievable pastries. Beautiful place to sit outside”
  • 3 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“Less than 2 miles away, mature woods, gentle hills, several miles of well-marked trails.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“Take a relaxing boat cruise on the lake, or enjoy lunch or dinner on the cruise.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“Stunning lake, classy shops, grassy parks, great lake tour of historic and classic mansions. Great little cafes and restaurants, especially easy for a stroll.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“A smaller, more intimate, orchard. Just around the corner and down Route 20, from Beak and Skiff. Great apple fritters and pies! ”
  • 3 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Restaurant
“Simply the best fish fry in the world. Go early to avoid the line and eat outside in the back”
  • 16 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Great little seafood restaurant on the lakes edge. Also put out a kick ass breakfast”
  • 12 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Exquisite Historic stage Coach restaurant and bar. Dates back to the late 1800s historic stage Coach. I love to sit on the porch and have a drink in the summer”
  • 7 locals recommend
Restaurant
“THE best Italian food in the Finger Lakes!! Worth the drive to Skaneateles. Plan some time to walk around the town and the pier.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Lodging
“For a fancy lakeside splurge this is the place. Local celebs (the Baldwin, as in Mr. Bieber's in-laws) have a pad on the lake and yes, this is that kind of place: fancy-schmancy, but ultra delicious and spectacular views!”
  • 9 locals recommend
Bar
“Great little party pub but also good food. Monday’s is half-price unbelievable roast beef sandwiches”
  • 6 locals recommend
Resort
“The ultimate in Finger Lakes Spas. Every local knows this is the "it" place. You will need a reservation in this French Country Designed spa. They have some neat massages like: new mother's massage or a balancing "Nature's Healer Massage" using warm Himalayan Salt. 877-MIRABEAU”
  • 8 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Small and intimate, their tapas-style plates are consistently good, and they have the best pizza in town.”
  • 5 locals recommend

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