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Lake House Restaurant

2521 County Highway 22, Richfield Springs, NY 13439-2723
+1 315-858-2058
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good17%
  • Average8%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible18%
Travellers talk about
“prime rib” (7 reviews)
“frog legs” (2 reviews)
“strip steak” (4 reviews)
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American, Bar, Pub
$$ - $$$
2521 County Highway 22, Richfield Springs, NY 13439-2723
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very quaint stop during the day. I am certain the night life is livelier. Interesting history and a nice use of the property. We ate lunch there and the food was decent, I wish we would have gotten the burgers, I bet they are probably...More

Thank czezawa
Reviewed 17 May 2017 via mobile

The rooms are slanted in that batman villain kind of way. They also smell of a can't even explain what. But they are above the kitchen so they are also hot. My hubby and I both had the strip steaks for dinner. The only nice...More

Thank patriciafurlan
Christine C, Owner at Lake House Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 18 May 2017

Thank you for writing your review of our business. We are very concerned with the experience you describe. Rest assured that all reviews, especially critical ones, are treated as top priority by me and our staff. We owe our very existence to how our clientele...More

Reviewed 6 May 2017

Just ate there tonight. The service was fantastic. Restaurant was very clean. Fantastic view of the lake and sunset. The orange glazed duck we ate was fantastic - crispy, tender and the glaze was great!More

1  Thank hanes b
Christine C, Owner at Lake House Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 7 May 2017

The first thing we do each morning as a service team is check out and review our reviews. What a way for us to start the day....that is by reading what you wrote about what we offer the public and the manner in which we...More

Reviewed 22 March 2017

Straight from Hell's Kitchen is the new Chef from Philadelphia. Our steaks were amazing and we got the best seat next to the fireplace we requested. Our dinner was a step above what we are used to and the ambiance was just wonderful. The chef...More

1  Thank jill p
Christine C, Owner at Lake House Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 24 March 2017

We are honored by the review you posted about your experience with us. While we are constantly told face to face how much customers enjoy our service, it takes a very special person to proclaim to the online world that they should check us out....More

Reviewed 20 December 2016

We'd been meaning to try the Lake House for some time, having seen the ads on TV. I'd been there years ago and wanted to give it another try and see what the (new) Executive Chef had to offer. We were there on a beautiful...More

2  Thank Michael B
Christine C, Owner at Lake House Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 22 December 2016

Thank you for choosing us. We appreciate that there are many competitive businesses to ours and therefore we are delighted that you visited us. This is all the more reason why we are very saddened that you did not have the positive experience that you...More

Reviewed 28 November 2016

When we moved our lodging to the Lake House we ate at the restaurant and could not believe they had my husbands favorite, frog legs. This was the first time in a while since they are so hard to find. Food was great and we...More

1  Thank cassandra p
Christine C, Owner at Lake House Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 30 November 2016

Every day we count our blessings that our business attracts such nice and kind hearted patrons like you. That you would take your time to so generously honor our staff is totally appreciated. We are believers that within each review one gets a glimpse of...More

Reviewed 9 November 2016

We were in Cooperstown mostly and ate some great meals, but the few times we ate here were very good. The dishes were more than comparable to any of the big restaurants in Cooperstown.

1  Thank andrew h
Christine C, Owner at Lake House Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 13 November 2016

Thanks for sharing your comments with us. If there is anything we can do to make sure your next visit is worthy of 5-stars, please let us know.

Reviewed 26 October 2016

The owner greeted us from behind the bar enthusiastically, she offered beer samples and being more than accommodating. After getting our drafts, we sat for lunch and decided we couldn't go wrong with whatever we ordered. And we were right! Whether quesadia or wrap or...More

2  Thank kareem a
Christine C, Owner at Lake House Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 13 November 2016

Thanks for the kind words regarding our hotel, and specifically, thank you for praising our bar. We’re pleased that you could sample some of our signature cocktails and that you had a good time. Thanks for staying with us, and we’ll look forward to welcoming...More

Reviewed 16 October 2016

Amazing view and great restaurant. Beautiful spot with really good food. The cocktails are really good and I will return for those and also for the view.

2  Thank alexander l
Christine C, Owner at Lake House Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 18 October 2016

Thank you for your kind words about Lake House Restaurant. It is always a great pleasure to hear that we are serving our customers well. We look forward to serving you again soon. Gratefully,Lake House Restaurant

Reviewed 10 October 2016

"Food was excellent, they are trying to be a little upscale with the food and service." The best dining area is outside and they have a spectacular view of Lake Canadarago. One of the best meals we have had in Cooperstown so far. Awesome view,...More

1  Thank aromae b
Christine C, Owner at Lake House Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 11 October 2016

We appreciate all our customers...and it is comments like yours, from people that keep coming back, that keep us going. We strive to provide special tastes that will stand out and hopefully make Lake House Restaurant one of your favorites. Thank you for your remarks....More

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Barbara L
Who is the cheif now
17 February 2017|
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Response from Michael B | Reviewed this property |
Yes, I believe that it is still Chef Michael Gregory.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Parking Available, Television, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Romantic, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2521 County Highway 22, Richfield Springs, NY 13439-2723
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Richfield Springs
  • Phone Number: +1 315-858-2058
  • E-mail
Lake House Restaurant and Lodge was built in 1843 and rests on the shores of Canadarago. The lodge and restaurant are a secluded haven for those looking for a place to relax, fish, hunt, and simply get away from city life.

Lake House Restaurant and Lodge is host to our ever popular sulfur baths, which is great for your skin and has even proven to heal skin disorders and help relieve arthritis.

There is plenty to do out here Richfield Springs, including a short drive to the Baseball Hall of Fame, Cooperstown, or rent out a jet ski and explore Canadarago Lake. We also boast large out seating area, which is perfect for outdoor wedding or concerts.

Hurry out to Lake House Restaurant and Lodge and stay awhile.
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