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Crystal Lake Cafe at Americana

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4367 E Covert Rd, Interlaken, NY 14847-9720
+1 607-387-6804
12:00 - 20:00
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Sun 11:00 - 15:00
16:00 - 20:00
Mon 12:00 - 18:00
Wed 12:00 - 18:00
Thu - Sat 12:00 - 20:00
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100 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great wine. Great people. Great food. Enjoyed a meal and a bottle of wine on a Friday night while listening to live music. Friendly and attentive service. Variety of wines paired with delicious food. The bread bowl appetizer is a must try.

Thank Kelly H
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37 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great food choices and good flavor. Everything is homemade, too. However, the prices are kind of high and adds up quick for a family of 4. Additionally, this place would probably be better in warmer weather since seating is limited and you feel the cold right away.

Thank Caitlin C
Bethel, New York
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52 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

While visiting Ithaca, we took a drive on a beautiful day of President's Day Weekend. Brunch was offered at the Crystal Lake Cafe , situated alongside the Americana Winery in Interlaken. Perfect destination that offered a variety of menu items for the four of us. The Chowder soup was good and tasty. For diner that doesn't usually order fried foods,... More 

Thank S w
Freeville, New York
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Loved this place! Good food presented appealingly. Service was great and waitress was very efficient and friendly. Simple decor. I will definitely go back in the summer where I would imagine there is outdoor seating to take advantage of the on site winery.

Thank chrizinnia
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64 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

We froze while trying to eat dinner in the cafe tonight. There was a Saturday event going on in the other building and since there is only one kitchen, there was a constant stream in and out of the Cafe of wait staff carrying food and glasswaare, and of customers needing to use the bathrooms. We even sat next to... More 

Thank grammygail
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39 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

Ate dinner there. The atmosphere is simple but the food was delicious and the prices fair. Service was friendly, too!

Thank skrose21
La Grange KY
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29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

Stopped for a late lunch. Had the Shepard's Pie and Brooklyn Lager. So good. The wife had the fish sandwich and squash soup. She says it was delicious. Inside is rather small but the staff is very attentive and ensures little wait. The plus is the American Winery there. Wine and Beer tasting and for sale. Great gift shop. Just... More 

Thank Brewdog82
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132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 211 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

Chicken and biscuits stew was a paste. A big glob. the Cuban was passable, that is all. We had to flag down help after two sets of people seated after us were served. Hard to tell who works there with grubby sweatshirts and ball caps on the wait staff. $33.50 for lunch for two. Go somewhere else.

Thank sbj04769
Boston, Massachusetts
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

We stopped here for lunch and a wine tasting - the lunch was great (the wine tasting was also great)! The food was amazing, very high quality and a nice variety. We loved it!

Thank mojo_92
Ithaca, New York
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

The service has improved significantly since last year. The food is always homemade and delicious. Two things I would change are putting more meals without meat and chicken on the menu, and chilling the wine more. It is always too warm.

Thank TomPop

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$7 - US$20
American, Cafe, International, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 15:00
16:00 - 20:00
12:00 - 18:00
12:00 - 18:00
12:00 - 20:00
12:00 - 20:00
12:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4367 E Covert Rd, Interlaken, NY 14847-9720
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Interlaken
  • Phone Number: +1 607-387-6804
The Crystal Lake Cafe at Americana Vineyards represents our continuous effort to give customers a unique Finger Lakes Experience. As a proud member of the Finger Lakes Culinary Bounty, we work everyday to create dishes made with fresh local products such as meats, cheeses, produce - even hand-crafted ice cream.Interesting, full-flavored American fare is our hallmark, from homemade salsa and sauces to soups and bread; house roasted turkey to hand packed burgers; cheese cake with Baco Noir ganache to Sweet Rosie Brownies.Established in 2007 Celebrating its 5th anniversary on May 7th of 2012, the Crystal Lake Cafe began in 2007 as a 50's-style roadside diner. Over its 5 years of existence, the cafe has become an outlet for local foods and a fun atmosphere. With the recent inclusion of Friday and Sunday concerts throughout the year, the Crystal Lake cafe has become a hotspot destination for locals and tourists alike.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?