Borio’s Restaurant is Oneida Lake’s premier dining location, a part of the area’s history and still family-owned and operated. For three generations, the Borio family has provided delicious food with beautiful views of the lake. Indoor and outdoor seating is available for you to enjoy menu items like chilled shrimp cocktail, fresh salmon, chicken Francaise, and more. Be sure to try their apple crisp alamode or warm brownie pie alamode as well. They are located at 8891 McDonnell’s Parkway in Cicero, about 20 minutes from Oneida Lake.
Barado’s on the Water offers indoor and outdoor seating overlooking the lake. They have locally sourced food, including seafood, burgers, and more. There is a full bar offering drink specials, including a blackberry mojito and more. Locals love their Maine Lobsta Roll, housemade Maryland crabcakes, grilled Mahi tacos, and more. Find them at 57 Bradbury Road in Central Square, about half an hour from Oneida Lake.
Grace Tyler Estate Winery opened in 2018 in a building created from upcycled wood from trees grown on the property. The bar was created from a neighbor’s maple tree, cut down because it was becoming a hazard to the home. The winery is accessible via the Vanderbilt Snowmobile Trail. They offer wine as well as hard cider and local craft beer along with cheese, popcorn, and dipping sauces. There is live music on Friday evenings in the summer and dogs are welcome on the property. Find them at 1180 State route 49 in Constantia, about a half hour drive from Oneida Lake.
If you are looking for a laid-back atmosphere, Fisher Bay is the perfect location. The restaurant overlooks the lake and has both indoor as well as outdoor seating. There is a pool table in the bar area. Fisher Bay offers lunch and dinner with menu items like homemade French onion soup, sandwiches, fried shrimp, scallops, and pasta. They also offer handmade desserts including double-layered cheesecake, carrot cake, hot fudge brownie sundae and chocolate éclair cake. There is a full bar serving beer, wine and cocktails as well. They are located at 303 Barrett Lane in Bridgeport, just 15 minutes from Oneida Lake.
Flo’s Diner, a landmark on Oneida Lake, was owned by Florence “Flo” Hoch until her death in 2019. It is now managed by her daughter, Sue Brown, and owned by Flo’s husband, Harold. The restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner, carrying on Flo’s tradition that no one should ever leave hungry. Another tradition still carried on at Flo’s is a 10-cent cup of coffee. Flo’s is located at 3206 State Route 31 near South Bay.
Annette’s Lakeside Country Kitchen is open for breakfast and lunch, offering delicious specials like biscuits with sausage gravy, cinnamon raisin French toast, and mushroom swiss burgers. Everything is made fresh, and their huge cookies are a big hit with the locals. They are located at 14 James Place in Bernhards Bay.