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Demetris on the Lake

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68 Lake Shore Dr W, Dunkirk, NY 14048
+1 716-366-4187
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 16 November 2016

Quiet and clean, food was very good, waitress very efficient, rest room was clean. Definitely a nice place for breakfast. Have also gone there for lunch and dinner. Pleased with my meal and service every time.

Thank Jules B
Westfield, New York
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95 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 September 2016

I have eaten here several times and the food is good, though not outstanding. The Greek dishes are their specialties though there are other things on the menu. This restaurant is beautifully located on the shores of Lake Erie and the Dunkirk Harbor, however the restaurant itself needs a face lift and update. It feels very 1970's decor-wise. There are... More 

Thank Rick M
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3 reviews
Reviewed 17 August 2016

good food. good prices and waitress helpful. There is a nice view of Lake Erie outside good location

Thank Thomas W
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88 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

Had a bacon, ham, and mushroom omelette. It was pretty good. The restaurant has good views of Lake Erie outside. In Dunkirk you won't have to many options so Demetris is a good choice.

Thank Ed R
Long Island
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6 reviews
Reviewed 6 August 2016

In town for one night and tried this restaurant that the hotel recommended. Décor was a bit outdated and the food was fair.

Thank noimpact
Newport, Rhode Island
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64 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 August 2016

We were seated by the hostess and we overheard a wait staff saying they were short handed for waitresses. The hostess didn't say anything. We sat for 15 minutes watching the harried wait staff handle the Friday night crowd - indoors and out on the patio. No one even glanced our way. After 15 minutes, we left. And no one... More 

1 Thank Daphnepf
Buffalo, New York
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1,056 reviews
457 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 482 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

Food is served hot. Clean plates filled to the edges. Coffee is hot filled to the top. Waitstaff is mostly prompt. Definitely caters to the "locals" who sit and nurse coffee for hours. Probably best to eat breakfast here. Try the western omelette with cheese and rye toast. Not gourmet or romantic place. Upstairs is closed.

Thank Jonmun
Naples, Florida
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32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 July 2016 via mobile

Had dinner with high school class of "61". Had dinner upstairs over looking lake Erie. Dinner was very good and staff friendly and helpful. Drinks very reasonable.

Thank gene s
Louisville, Kentucky
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28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 7 July 2016

Food was great. Visited in 2004 on the fourth of july. afterwards we gathered together closer to the water and watched fireworks. it was a night ill never forget.

Thank courtneytheminim2016
Sharon, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 May 2016

While travelling through the area, we decided to get off of the Interstate and get some lunch. I have been here before but the other had not. We were immediately seated and had our drink orders taken. We then ordered our lunch and when it was served it looked appetizing and it was delicious.

1 Thank 267josephk

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 68 Lake Shore Dr W, Dunkirk, NY 14048
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Chautauqua County  >  Dunkirk
  • Phone Number: +1 716-366-4187

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