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Vacation Rentals Finger Lakes Restaurants Summary

Hey Sodus/Finger Lakes area vacation cottage guests! So we’ve covered a lot of notable restaurants in the area in the past few months. But let’s say you’re staying at one of our cottages in the Sodus area right now, and it’s already dinnertime, and you need to decide on a restaurant soon. You probably don’t have the time to go back and read all of those individual reviews; so we’re using this blog as your abridged restaurant guide. We’ve condensed each restaurant review into a short synopsis, designed to give you an overview and help with quick decision-making!


1.Orbakers 4793 NY-104, Williamson, NY 14589

Open since 1932, this drive-in restaurant has a distinct ‘60’s diner feel - complete with tons of burger options and malts to die for. Orbaker’s is the perfect stop for a quick lunch or dinner if you’re in a hurry. While known for their all-American grill options like burgers, hot dogs and fries, the restaurant also serves a nice variety of sandwiches, wraps, salads, and even steak. Or, Orbaker’s is a great stop if you’re craving an ice cream cone – they offer soft-serve as well as dozens of Perry’s hard ice cream flavors to choose from – perfect for a hot summer day! Seating available at the bar and outside, as well as their semi-new air-conditioned dining hall addition.

2.El Rincon 6974 Ridge Rd, Sodus NY 14551

If you like Mexican food, El Rincon is the place for you. This restaurant serves the most authentic and delicious Mexican cuisine we have ever had – and for an affordable price, too. The influx of migrant workers in the Sodus area due to the seasonal fruit farming industry allowed for the inception of this delicious eatery. And the inside is filled with festive decorations – bright colors and cultural ornaments that, when paired with the authentic dishes, will make you feel like you stepped right into Mexico.

3.Bad to the Bone BBQ 5120 NY-104, Williamson, NY

If you’re planning a party or get together with friends, and need a catered meal – look no further than Bad to the Bone Barbeque. Known for their authentic, down-home barbecue cooking, the restaurant has won trophies for the best barbeque food in Rochester on multiple occasions. Barbecue chicken, pulled pork, ribs, corn on the cob, potatoes, corn bread…all staple entrees and sides available for catering or eating in. Bad to the Bone also offers other options like fried chicken, fish, and even sandwiches or burgers.

4.Steger Haus7171 N Geneva Rd, Sodus, NY

Looking for a nice sit-down restaurant, and in the mood for something a little different? Steger Haus is a great option, specializing in both German and American cuisine. They have the seating to accommodate both large banquets and intimate family dinners, and every entrée comes with access to the salad bar. Steger Haus is open Tuesday to Sunday year-round, and also full-bar service – so stop by for a few drinks with some friends, or order a few glasses of wine at dinner! Keep an eye out also for their ongoing specials: $13.95 prime-rib Wednesdays, or stuffed pork chops for $17.95 on the first Saturday of every month. A great lunch or dinner option for the whole family.

5.Burnap’s(7277 Maple Ave. Exd, Sodus NY)

Burnap’s Farm Market and Garden Cafe is typically known best for the “farm market” part of their title over the “garden café” part. They sell delicious fresh fruit, baked goods and ice cream, and their playground, goats to feed and seasonal corn maze make them a perfect place to let kids run around while enjoying a treat. But Burnap’s has recently expanded both seating and full-meal menu options, making it a great place to stop not only for a quick treat - but for lunch or dinner, too. They offer a number of different salads, wraps, sandwiches and pizza, as well as a kids’ menu. And don’t forget to take some of their famous farm-grown fruit for the road!

6.Nick’s Family Restaurant7934 Ridge Rd E, Sodus NY

Nick’s Family Restaurant is a classic in Sodus, and as the name suggests, great for the whole family. They offer all sorts of dishes, and are especially known for their affordability. An extensive breakfast (and breakfast for dinner) menu, sandwiches, salads and wraps, burgers, seafood, chicken, steak, Italian…the list goes on an on. Go for a late breakfast or brunch here with the kids, or stop by for dinner when your group can’t decide on what they’re in the mood for. Nick’s specialty is variety.


7.Captain Jack’s Good Time Tavern (8505 Greig St, Sodus Point, NY)

Probably the most well-known restaurant in Sodus Point, Captain Jack’s is open year-round and not only offers prime seating next to the lake – but even several private docks to park customer boats while they eat! The restaurant’s popularity stems not only from their great location, but also from the number and variety of dishes offered on their menu. Salad, sandwiches, burgers and steak, chicken, ribs, pizza, seafood…there’s something for everyone. Kids’ menus are also available. Captain Jack’s offers a great example of Sodus Point nightlife: they’re open until 2am on the weekends, with live music (and often lots of dancing) throughout the summer, as well as fourteen screens of sports to choose from.

8.Bay Street (8427 Bay St. Sodus Pont, NY 14555)

Another Sodus Point restaurant, Bay Street stands out not only for its rustic décor (both outside and inside), but also for its Caribbean cuisine and almost two-hundred-drink long martini menu. That’s right, you read correctly – two hundred different kinds of martinis to choose from. This Key-West-inspired restaurant offers delicious seafood and Caribbean-esque dishes, as well as a full bar and pool table to keep you and your friends occupied. Trying one of their many martinis is a must. But this restaurant isn’t only for adults; it has the casual charm and ambiance perfect for a relaxed family dinner by the lake.

9.Hots Point (8482 Greig St, Sodus Point, NY 14555)

Hot’s Point offers options similar to Orbaker’s, but they’re located right on the Sodus Point beach. Only open during the summer season, the restaurant has indoor and outdoor seating and serves classic summer favorites like burgers, hot dogs, chicken and ice cream. Hot’s Point is a great spot for parents to relax and sit with a cup of coffee or treat for a few hours while kids play on the nearby (visible) playground and beach.

10.Marlin’s (8527 Greig St. Sodus Point, NY 14555)

Lookout for Marlin’s Restaurant this year: newcomer to the Sodus Point restaurant scene. Located near Captain Jack’s directly on the water, Marlin’s serves American dishes and specializes in seafood. The restaurant has two large beautiful decks upstairs and down, for outdoor seating on the water, and two menus – one casual, one more upscale. Check ‘em out while you’re in Sodus if you get the chance!

11.Six50 (8489 Greig St, Sodus Point, NY 14555)

Six50 is a new restaurant on the point, taking the place of the former Coop Deck restaurant with a beautiful location on the water. They’re known for their “black oven cooking” and variety of pizza options, but also offer pasta and other meat and vegetarian entrees and several delicious desserts. They have their own lunch menu, containing some delicious appetizers, salads and sandwiches to choose from. Stop by on an evening (or afternoon) with some friends, to enjoy their delicious entrees, have a few drinks and appreciate the beautiful view!


CJs will Deliver to Sprongs Bluff and Sodus Point & Marks will deliver to Sodus Shores and sometimes other places call to check.
CJ’s Pizza in the Village of Sodus (not Sodus Point) 315-553-2286 14 W Main St, Sodus, NY 14551
Marks Pizza in the Village of Williamson 315-589-5140 3906 NY-104, Williamson, NY 14589