I'll give everyone a hint of all applicable restaurants in Skaneateles, for such a great little town, there isn't much great about the restaurants.
Sherwood Inn- overpriced for what you get, excellent atmosphere, but the food is pedestrian at best.
Bluewater- again excellent atmosphere, but TGI Fridays has better food, Applebees quality food at an inflated Skaneateles price.
Dougs- what can I say a Skaneateles favorite, perfection. However fish fry is actually cod not haddock.
Johnny Angels- nothing special. great soups.
Joes Pasta- awful service, awful food.
Rosalies- developed by the owner of Romanos Macaroni Grill. Food is good, atmosphere is different, however food is priced way too high and is an overpriced macaroni grill
Hilltop- great local diner type
Cam's- great local diner type, second to hilltop though
Skaneateles Bakery- was redone into a boutique eatery a couple years ago. Thats too bad, this boutique town really needs a greasy spoon that it used to be. Now it is an overpriced starbucks'ish (starbucks is better hands down) with small overpriced sandwiches and desserts......none are bad but.........overpriced.
Joelles- excellent is the only word.
Red Rooster- outside of town, great food.
The Krebs opened in 1899 & originally seated 25, has been added to until the dining room seats 150. The restaurant is furnished throughout with antiques, the tables covered with linen table cloths, adorned with fresh flowers from the Krebs' own formal English garden, the windows covered with lace curtains. In 1946, the upstairs, where Mr. and Mrs. Krebs had their living quarters, was converted into a cocktail lounge and sitting rooms. In keeping with the decor, the cocktail lounge is furnished with Early American Tavern Furniture. Every effort has been made to keep the restaurant the way you would have found it in the early 1900's.
We enjoyed looking at all of the Memorabilia. There were dozens of letters & post cards from Presidents & dignitaries.
There are no menus used at The Krebs instead the first course is fresh fruit cup, tomato juice, shrimp cocktail, melon. We enjoyed salads & appetizers. Then a clear broth or creamed soup is offered; I loved the lobster a la Newburg. Huge platters of English sliced roast prime rib, pan fried half broilers of chicken, white potatoes, candied sweet potatoes, fresh seasonal vegetable, beef gravy, creamed mushrooms were passed through the dining room. I don't know how we had room for the exceptional homemade desserts and ice creams.
I understand the Brunch is increible; the Krebs in truly a special place!
Favorite Dish: Everything was memorable & special
Beautiful Inn & restaurant on the Lake. I enjoyed dining on the Lakeside Porch it was scenic & a bit less formal. Service was impeccable, wine list incredible, food memorable, no complaints here ...
Favorite Dish: Wonderful a la carte menu with fresh & wonderful seafood, salads, deserts, wines - everything was just incredible!