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Davidson's Restaurant

$$ - $$$
American, Diner
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398 E Fairmount Ave, near the Chautauqua Mall, Lakewood, Lakewood, NY 14750-2126
+1 716-763-9135
07:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Thu 07:00 - 21:00
Fri 07:00 - 22:00
Sat 07:00 - 21:00
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Cleveland, Ohio
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58 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017

Davidsons is a "through back" family style restaurant and has been a steady staple at Chautauqua Lake for over 50 years. Very good fish fry dinners at a reasonable cost. Service was a bit rushed but very kind. Only suggestion I have for management regards the cleanliness of the floors, especially under the tables in booths. Front entrance could use... More 

Thank jrsmall
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 23 February 2017 via mobile

Food was good and plentiful. Very tasty and service was quick. Waitress was nice and polite but a little slow at times.

Thank Paul A
2 reviews
Reviewed 23 December 2016 via mobile

This is a great and classic food spot. We always come eat here when we're in Jamestown. The food is plentiful and delicious. You can never go wrong with the fishfry.

Thank Hela D
Falconer, New York
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

This place has been a staple for local haddock fish fry for decades. Much of the decor will reflect that as well. Plenty of food, reasonably priced and the wait staff is fast and attentive. If you're food plan can afford it, get a milk shake, you won't regret it. Very kid friendly, it's just a homey place to eat... More 

Thank Tracy S
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109 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

Hadn't been in years (moved away). Tastes just like it did when I lived here. Will be back next time I'm in town.

Thank Jennifer V
Ashville, New York
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31 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 August 2016

About a month ago, the take out fish dinner was terrific! Saturday was a different story. Fish was small, and what was there was a lot of the flat, "tail" section. Not many fries and the applesauce was very watery and had leaked out of it's container. I ate what I could of it and even my cat wasn't too... More 

1 Thank Debbie F
Silver Creek, New York
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 August 2016

Silverware was dirty . It took 2 trys to get clean stuff. Bathrooms smell . Food was good I just wonder about how clean the kitchen is

Thank Cowboy2014
Ashville, New York
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31 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 June 2016

Had their Fried Fish dinners as a take out on Sunday, YUMMY!! HUGE portions, my fish was so large, it had been cut off in the take out container and my cats had a field day with that little snack! I had fries and apple sauce and hubby had mashed potatoes, gravy and applesauce. Fish was perfect, nice and hot... More 

Thank Debbie F
Stafford, Virginia
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84 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 June 2016

I'm from the dunkirk/Fredonia area and am ashamed to say I have never been here. I was i town the week of June 20th and my brother and his family took me and my husband here for dinner on a Tuesday night. The service was fast and efficient and we didn't have to wait long to be seated. We each... More 

Thank hokiesluv2travel
Orlando, Florida
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53 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 June 2016

I met a friend here for lunch just to reconnect. I ordered the patty melt which was incredible. I opted for the onion rings which were ok but just standard frozen rings that are fried. The service was good. The food came quickly and was hot. I'm not sure how this place has become so popular because there really isn't... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$15
American, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Parking Available
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 398 E Fairmount Ave, near the Chautauqua Mall, Lakewood, Lakewood, NY 14750-2126
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Chautauqua County  >  Lakewood
  • Phone Number: +1 716-763-9135
Independent Family run business for over 65 Years!! We are proud to have an amazing staff that serves amazing food to the best customers in the area!! Home of the Fish Fry but have everything from Burgers to Steaks! Come visit!

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