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Sherwood Inn

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26 W Genesee St, Skaneateles, NY 13152-1020
+1 315-685-3405
11:30 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 11:30 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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Phoenix, Arizona
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124 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

if going through Skaneateles make a point to eat at the Sherwood Inn. Met some old friends for cocktails and dinner.Restaurant is good for having a conversation while looking out at the lake. Food and service very good! I was very happy with the pan seared duck best special.

Thank MarksTwoCents
East Aurora, NY
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44 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

Even though the noise level is high, the service, food, and general atmosphere makes this the place to be in this town. We ate in the bar area. There is a less noisy fine dining area. Had the trout. Good. Nice,reasonably priced house wines. Good selection of beer.

New York
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

We heard lots of good things about the food. We weren't sure what type of atmosphere it was before we arrived. We were seated within 10 mins but had we known there was a live singer right near the bar, we would have asked to sit in the other dining area. Great singer but it was very loud. My husband... More 

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Cambridge UK
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31 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

While visiting family, we were taken to Skaneateles for the day and had lunch at the Sherwood Inn. This had to be the high light of our stay as the meal was excellent and the staff very friendly and prompt with the service. Our table was situated so we had a lovely view over Skaneateles Lake.

Thank WayneCambridgeUK
Bedford, Pennsylvania
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

The Inn reminds me of some years back, 60's and 70's. Nice downtown location with a parking lot. Good basic food, some tables with a view of the lake. Spacious bar. Attentive service by young wait staff. You won't be disappointed.

Thank Judith J
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28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

It was a holiday weekend and without a reservation you will have a bit of a wait before being seated. The bar may not have space for you to have a cocktail while you wait either, so be patient if you did not make your reservation. If you do belly up to the small wood appointed bar you can enjoy... More 

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Englewood, Florida
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

What a great old wonderful place. We decided to have lunch on the screened porch that overlooks the water. Great lunch with nice atmosphere. The waiter was very nice

Thank deterrell
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

Food and service was very good. We had an excellent table . The hotel and restaurant were every thing that you would expect from a period property

Thank hd19741
New York
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147 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

Stopped by the sherwood for lunch recently. There was a noticable difference in staff with all waitstaff attentive and professional. The food was fresh and very well presented with complex flavors. All dishes were enjoyed. The seasonal selections were quite enjoyable. Overall improvement was aparent. Continue to be diligent and your efforts will bear fruit.

Thank nunya n
Annapolis, Maryland
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

The restaurant has a prime location overlooking the lake, heavy truck traffic takes some of the sheen off this gem of a spot, however. This was my first time here, with wife and other family, and I looked very forward to our dinner but was disappointed. With the price points for our entrees in the forty dollar range, I expected... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 20
American, Bar, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, View, Kids, Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 26 W Genesee St, Skaneateles, NY 13152-1020
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Skaneateles
  • Phone Number: +1 315-685-3405
The Sherwood Inn features seasonal menus rooted in Classic American fare. Sherwood Classic items such as the Yankee Pot Roast and Baked Scrod Christopher are available year round, while our chefs change other seasonal entree selections based on the market availability of the freshest seafood, finest steaks and chops, and freshest locally grown produce. The menu often showcases several food and beverage options which are produced in New York State. A wide selection of Finger Lakes wine appear on our Wine Spectator Magazine award winning wine list.

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