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Crystal Lake Cafe at Americana

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4367 E Covert Rd, Interlaken, NY 14847-9720
+1 607-387-6804
Sun 11:00 - 15:00
16:00 - 20:00
Mon 12:00 - 18:00
Wed 12:00 - 18:00
Thu - Sat 12:00 - 20:00
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64 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We froze while trying to eat dinner in the cafe tonight. There was a Saturday event going on in the other building and since there is only one kitchen, there was a constant stream in and out of the Cafe of wait staff carrying food and glasswaare, and of customers needing to use the bathrooms. We even sat next to... More 

Thank grammygail
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37 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

Ate dinner there. The atmosphere is simple but the food was delicious and the prices fair. Service was friendly, too!

Thank skrose21
La Grange KY
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29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

Stopped for a late lunch. Had the Shepard's Pie and Brooklyn Lager. So good. The wife had the fish sandwich and squash soup. She says it was delicious. Inside is rather small but the staff is very attentive and ensures little wait. The plus is the American Winery there. Wine and Beer tasting and for sale. Great gift shop. Just... More 

Thank Brewdog82
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212 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 211 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

Chicken and biscuits stew was a paste. A big glob. the Cuban was passable, that is all. We had to flag down help after two sets of people seated after us were served. Hard to tell who works there with grubby sweatshirts and ball caps on the wait staff. $33.50 for lunch for two. Go somewhere else.

Thank sbj04769
Boston, Massachusetts
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

We stopped here for lunch and a wine tasting - the lunch was great (the wine tasting was also great)! The food was amazing, very high quality and a nice variety. We loved it!

Thank mojo_92
Ithaca, New York
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

The service has improved significantly since last year. The food is always homemade and delicious. Two things I would change are putting more meals without meat and chicken on the menu, and chilling the wine more. It is always too warm.

Thank TomPop
Binghamton, New York
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34 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

Wanted to find a local winery cafe for lunch prior to our planned hike at Taughannock Falls State Park. Cayuga Lake Wine Trail website showed the Cafe at Americana, short drive from Taughannock. Glad we stopped! Grace, our waitress was very helpful in explaining everything on the menu. She also explained that everything(bread, sausage even the ketchup and mustard!) was... More 

Thank buddy13905
Margaretville, New York
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

When we arrived shortly after noon, the place was bustling with several buses. We were told the kitchen was overwhelmed and perhaps we wanted to go somewhere else -- we should have listened. Instead we went ahead to taste wine and beer before returning to the cafe. When seated, there was bus remaining and the people were beginning to board... More 

Thank dew12455
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319 reviews
268 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 960 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

Two tour buses were parked in the lot when we arrived for lunch. The staff was bustling about. When I approached one of the staff and asked to be seated, he took my name and told me there would be a 20 minute wait. He was most gracious when I followed up and asked if we could sit at an... More 

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75 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

After reading reviews for this restaurant we were not sure what we'd find. The restaurant is quaint and quirky and the food is the same. We both had eggs benedict. They used focaccia bread instead of English muffins thinly sliced ham (almost shredded), and a scrumptious hollandaise sauce. The combination was exquisite. I had a glass of the local winery's... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$7 - US$20
American, Cafe, International
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, View, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 15:00
16:00 - 20:00
12:00 - 18:00
12:00 - 18:00
12:00 - 20:00
12:00 - 20:00
12:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4367 E Covert Rd, Interlaken, NY 14847-9720
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Interlaken
  • Phone Number: +1 607-387-6804
The Crystal Lake Cafe at Americana Vineyards represents our continuous effort to give customers a unique Finger Lakes Experience. As a proud member of the Finger Lakes Culinary Bounty, we work everyday to create dishes made with fresh local products such as meats, cheeses, produce - even hand-crafted ice cream.Interesting, full-flavored American fare is our hallmark, from homemade salsa and sauces to soups and bread; house roasted turkey to hand packed burgers; cheese cake with Baco Noir ganache to Sweet Rosie Brownies.Established in 2007 Celebrating its 5th anniversary on May 7th of 2012, the Crystal Lake Cafe began in 2007 as a 50's-style roadside diner. Over its 5 years of existence, the cafe has become an outlet for local foods and a fun atmosphere. With the recent inclusion of Friday and Sunday concerts throughout the year, the Crystal Lake cafe has become a hotspot destination for locals and tourists alike.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?