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Crystal Lake Cafe at Americana

4367 E Covert Rd, Interlaken, NY 14847-9720
+1 607-387-6804
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good30%
  • Average5%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“lamb burger” (19 reviews)
“salad” (12 reviews)
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12:00 PM - 8:00 PM Hours
American, Cafe, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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4367 E Covert Rd, Interlaken, NY 14847-9720
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My family rents a lake house on Seneca Lake every year and we always make sure to stop here for the five-cheese grilled cheese- it is really good! They also always have a couple of decent vegetarian options. The service is sometimes a bit slow,...More

Thank Lydia M
Reviewed 15 August 2018 via mobile

The view was second to none. The food was delicious but the music was HORRIBLE. Classic Rock on Satellite Radio could not have been more inappropriate for the idyllic setting.

Thank Beth C
Reviewed 8 August 2018

A pet friendly patio provides beautiful views with a nice cross breeze. Enjoyed caesar salads with the winery's Chablis.

Thank littlerocky5
Reviewed 8 August 2018 via mobile

I don’t know how the cafe keeps coming up with new salads.......I just had the most wonderfull tasty salad consisting of mixed greens, mango, hard boiled eggs, red onions and grilled chicken with a cilantro lime glaze. Where else can you listen to a great...More

Thank bdbuell1313
Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

We have had meals at Crystal Lake Cafe 4 times and have been impressed by the quality of the dishes as well as the friendly staff and rural setting. They frequently have live music, outdoor seating, and a wonderful winery and tasting room right next...More

Thank John M
Joseph G, Owner at Crystal Lake Cafe at Americana, responded to this reviewResponded 7 August 2018

Thanks for such a nice review and the recommendation to your guests! Hope to see you here again soon! Again, thank you so much, we really appreciate the kind words!

Reviewed 1 August 2018 via mobile

Me and a few girlfriends found this place on the way back from Taughannock Falls State Park this last weekend on 7/28/18. At first we were a little put off by the hostess who seemed annoyed that we were asking for a table. She stood...More

Thank Annajo86
Reviewed 27 June 2018 via mobile

Stopped at the winery on the way home from a visit to Ithaca and was pleasantly surprised by this great little cafe. Thought it was a snack bar at first but was blown away by the high end menu choices. Kim Chi Fries were the...More

1  Thank Steven G
Reviewed 17 March 2018 via mobile

I’d never eaten here before, but I dare say this is one of the weirdest places I’ve ever eaten. The servers were confused about who was responsible for our table. One brought water, other came for beverage order. Water waitress returns for drink order. Told...More

Thank Greg S
Reviewed 21 October 2017

We sat outside on the patio which was festively decorated for Fall. Nice vibes. Service was good. We got the kimchi fries which were heavy but very tasty. We also got the mac n cheese special that had jalapeno and pork belly-- it was good,...More

1  Thank Christina L
Reviewed 17 October 2017

We were surprised to have such a wonderful lunch at this little café at the Americana Winery. The décor is sort of retro with fifties style kitchen tables and chairs. Staff was really nice and helpful with the menu. The food was fabulous - try...More

1  Thank nancynj
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 7 - US$ 20
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
View, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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
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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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