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“Wonderful atmosphere, reliable food”
Review of Sherwood Inn

Sherwood Inn
Ranked #2 of 36 Restaurants in Skaneateles
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$0 - US$20
Cuisines: American, Bar
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Good for: Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Groups, Romantic, View
Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Lunch, Brunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: 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.
Skaneateles, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“Wonderful atmosphere, reliable food”
Reviewed 22 July 2014

We prefer to eat in the tavern or on the porch. Our favorite is the pecan salmon in summer and the Yankee pot roast in cooler months. A meal at the Sherwood won't be the best meal you've ever had but the kitchen performs well consistently and the atmosphere and view of the lake are worth it. Also nice in the winter with a roaring fire in one of the fireplaces.

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“great staff, charming lunch spot”
Reviewed 18 July 2014

We had two lunches at the Sherwood, sitting in the front rooms with a great view of the lake. The crab stuffed sole special was very good, and the small spinach salad with salmon makes a very nice, filling meal. The staff were friendly, courteous, professional and attentive - we both remarked on the quality of the wait staff. The Inn has a warm, comfortable, casually elegant feel. Tour bus groups show up, but they are nicely handled in separate dining rooms.
You can make lunch reservations for a table by the windows with a view of the lake.

  • Visited July 2014
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East Amherst, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 150 helpful votes
“Simple Elegance”
Reviewed 17 July 2014

Our experience at this restaurant has always been very good. This trip was no different. The extensive menu offers apps, salads, seafood, steaks, and many other options. If you are not sure about an entree, ask your wait staff. My wife wanted a seafood dish but did not want one of the included items. The chef had no problem meeting her wishes. Our meals came out looking extraordinary and tasted great as well. Desserts are also verity good and reasonably priced. Portion sizes are good and flavors are great. Service was very good and did not rush our meal.

  • Visited July 2014
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“Third time not such a charm”
Reviewed 13 July 2014 via mobile

Once a year for the past three we are in Skaneatles and have visited The Sherwood for lunch. This year wasn't as nice as first two. My asparagus quiche was one of the specials. Their quiche is large have to give them that but the asparagus was very woody and I found it inedible. There were three of us who met to shop in the village. We shared two desserts. Their Hummingbird cake was just excellent. Yum! We will meet to shop again next summer and I'm hoping all three meals will be as good as I know they can be.

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New York, NY
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
“Needs a Refresh”
Reviewed 13 July 2014

The food was fairly average and less inspiring for the high price point. The fish tasted a little off - if I'm being honest I think they could do with a menu refresh and edit it down significantly. I love the ambiance - dark and cozy tavern - but the food needs a bit of TLC. We went with a group of 6 and I think we all left a bit disappointed.

Visited July 2014
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