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“Don't go for the food”
Review of The Sand Bar

The Sand Bar
Ranked #27 of 107 Restaurants in Canandaigua
Cuisines: American, Bar
Dining options: After-hours
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Dining options: After-hours
Reviewed 27 July 2014

The restaurant is right on Canandaigua Lake - so by default the restaurant has fantastic appeal. The view is spectacular. However the food was less than acceptable and the service was very slow. We ordered our lunch at noon, it finally arrived at 12:50. At no time did the waitress offer a - gee it will be right out, and never even came over to see if we wanted another beverage. The veggie burger was a frozen pressed pattie that tasted like cardboard with cheese on it. It came on a dry roll, I had to wait for our waitress to pass by to ask for mayonnaise. I could not eat it. The pasta twist salad was great until I noticed an eye lash on a piece of pasta. My friend ordered the fish taco. A frozen 1" x 2" piece of mahi mahi was in the taco shell. No seasoning or sauce. This place has the makings of being spectacular. How unfortunate that the food is frozen with no taste, and the service is inadequate.

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Thank lcharron2002
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Reviewed 25 July 2014

As an outdoor summertime bar, the Sandbar is a nice place for lunch with a wonderful view of Canandaigua Lake. Like many similar establishments, the food is average, the music loud in the evenings and the crowds big on the weekends! But if you like the view, this is the place for you!

Thank AR R
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Reviewed 24 July 2014

Good for a nice view and snacks. Also can sneak peek at the wedding and events going on in the tent right next door. Very fun for people watching.

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Thank MCF9011
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Reviewed 15 July 2014

Stopped in for lunch, right at 12 noon when it opened, while waiting to check-in to the Inn. It was a sunny day and sitting outside lakeside was wonderful and relaxing. The sandwich and fries were fine and the service was good. I really enjoyed it.

Thank Russell-UP
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Reviewed 8 July 2014

I agree with several of the other reviews. Fun place but be ready to fend for yourself. We ate there twice on the weekend before 4th of July 2014. You have to seat yourself, which means you have to watch for tables and beat other folks to the tables, then you have to find chairs for the table you were able to secure. Once seated though, the waitress was over and on top of things. The wait staff are EXCELLENT!! They work their butts off and got every request correct. They were friendly and efficient. The food was average, nothing great, but not bad either. The sandbar is located on the shore of Canandaigua Lake so the seating and views are great. It is a bar though and it's noisy and there's a lot of people moving around. Overall, I will go back because the location is outstanding. You can grab a drink and sit at one of the chairs that face the lake and enjoy a nice summer evening.

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Thank Michael W
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