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1820 House

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1715 E Lake Rd, Skaneateles, NY 13152-8966
+1 315-673-2778
17:30 - 20:00
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Sun - Thu 17:30 - 20:00
Fri - Sat 17:30 - 21:00
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32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The time changed, the sun was shining and we decided we'd like a delicious meal with a fantastic view so we made a reservation at 1820 house. Everything was delicious from the bread and butter through desert. It was a true culinary experience. The staff was warm and friendly and our water glasses were filled routinely. We started with Caesar... More 

Thank Gmswrist
Auburn, NY
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87 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

They should close in the winter months or better heat the place. There is a coal/wood stove that blows warm air but if you are not directly in front of it forget it. The bathrooms had NO heat and it felt like you were outside in the 20 degree weather (January). The food was excellent though but hard to enjoy... More 

Thank lovethecaribbean23
Skaneateles, New York
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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2016

My wife and I have gone to the 1820 house several times and the food has always been great. Sometimes there could be a wait for the food but keep in mind this place has a very small kitchen and all the food is prepared especially for you. Another plus is that the place is never crowed because they need... More 

Thank Pearmartini
Stoneham, Massachusetts
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70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

I read that they have a fantastic view. Wanted to go for just cocktails on the deck, but they are only open certain days and limited to dinner only. Definitely need a reservation for dinner- make sure to call a day or two in advance, but you may get lucky on the day of. Made reservations for four- it was... More 

Thank luv2winedine
San Diego, California
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142 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

Amazing view from outside deck, fantastic food of highest quality. Next time I'm visiting friends in Skaneateles, I'm heading back here for a great meal. Scallops and shrimp also amazing, by the way.

1 Thank Scott S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

My favorite restaurant in Skaneateles. The food is the always excellent. It is always made to order and fresh. The sunsets are spectacular. If you want great food, great service, in a relaxing environment the 1820 house is the place to go.

1 Thank Rhonda F
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

Great food. Great atmosphere. Nice owners!!! Really beautiful sunset too. I had lobster and loved it. Clean. Fabulous.

1 Thank Cindy H
New York City, New York
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124 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

The food at the 1820 house was very good and enjoyable, and the service was excellent, with our waitress reciting the many specials from memory. She was also more than happy to help us figure out what dishes to select, and her recommendations were right on. My husband had the duck dish (might have been the evening's special, I don't... More 

1 Thank AMAigner
Yankee in the South
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213 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016

Six of us enjoyed a fantastic dinner on the back porch while enjoying some nice wine and watching a beautiful sunset. Lovely countryside and two great waitresses who kept the wine glasses full and the breads and honey butter coming while we waited for our meals. Everyone had different dinners but all raved about their choices. It's a casual place... More 

Thank divezuzu
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

The 1820 House has the most amazingly delicious food....really. I had not been there for over five years since my in-laws left the area and we returned for a lovely family dinner. It has continued to provide not just dinner, but a true culinary experience. The restaurant is situated in a breathtaking spot with gorgeous views of the lake. I... More 

1 Thank AlisonBaran

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Local cuisine, Business meetings, View
Open Hours
17:30 - 20:00
17:30 - 20:00
17:30 - 20:00
17:30 - 20:00
17:30 - 20:00
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1715 E Lake Rd, Skaneateles, NY 13152-8966
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Skaneateles
  • Phone Number: +1 315-673-2778

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?