Where to Eat in Waterloo: The Best Restaurants and Bars

April 14, 2018 Enriqueta Cusson

Discover the best restaurant in Waterloo, United States including Connie's Diner, Sauders Country Store, Finger Lakes Tea Garden, Love's Italian Ice & Custard, Magee Country Diner, Parkers Grille & Tap house, Halsey's, Farmers Market Buffet, 84 Fall, Mac's Drive-In
Things to do in Waterloo

1. Connie's Diner

205 E Main St, Waterloo, NY 13165-1508 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available American, Diner Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch +1 315-539-9556
Excellent
56%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 243 reviews

Connie's Diner

Phone: (315) 539-9556

Reviewed By Pemichongan - Palmyra, Pennsylvania

We have eaten at Connie's many times. The atmosphere is right out of the 50's and we love that. Recently we had breakfast there mid-morning on Sunday, and were not overly impressed. Not the broadest selection of breakfast items, and it took 20 minutes to get eggs! We'll go there for other meals in the future.

2. Sauders Country Store

2146 River Rd, Seneca Falls, NY 13148-8717 Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch +1 315-568-2673
Excellent
78%
Good
18%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 211 reviews

Sauders Country Store

Reviewed By 447charlenes

Every time we go to Sauders I see more and more. Vegetables are always fresh, baked goods delicious, and the varieties of so many different items is amazing. Spices, baking supplies, cheeses, meats, and grocery shopping heaven. Beautiful building too, and there is a separate section with the outdoor furniture and sheds. Quite the place to shop and eat. The deli is a great lunch stop. We love it there.

3. Finger Lakes Tea Garden

678 New York 318, NY 13165, United States, Waterloo, NY Seating, Waitstaff Chinese Lunch +1 315-856-8031
Excellent
76%
Good
18%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
6%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 16 reviews

Finger Lakes Tea Garden

Reviewed By CSLUI - Natick, Massachusetts

Just wanted to add some photos and review from my other review page to here so travelers here know more about it before their visit:

It's a nice place to stop by for tea tasting and/or lunch/dinner on my way to and from Massachusetts and Toronto. There actual business name should be Finger Lakes Tea Company (FLTC). FLTC brochure shows they close at 7pm everyday but FLTC web site show they close at 8pm (Monday - Saturday). We were on our way back from Toronto to Massachusetts. It was around 7:10pm and found they were still open. My advise is if you think you will arrive between 7 - 8pm, call them to ensure they are open during that time frame.

Their dim sum is not superior but not bad either in central NY suburban area. I think their business is balanced with tea, tea sets, and Chinese food (mainly dim sum). They have tea tasting ($2 each set) which comes with 3 cups of your choice of tea from 40+ tea combinations from the menu. We ordered vegetable roll, pork roll, mini pork bun, pork steak with pickled sauce lo mein and 2 sets of tea tasting.

The showroom is decorated nicely and neat with big area showing different types of tea, teapot sets and other Chinese decorating stuff. We end up bought home with a bag of tea, a teapot set, a keychain with horse figurine and a vehicle charm with Buddha figurine.

Certainly, we will come back for more tea tasting and/or dim sum whenever we pass around the area.

4. Love's Italian Ice & Custard

59 State St, Seneca Falls, NY 13148-1419 Takeout, Seating Gluten Free Options +1 315-712-4383
Excellent
88%
Good
8%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 23 reviews

Reviewed By UncMB7337 - Albany, New York

Love's offers fantastic homemade ice cream. As someone who simply enjoys traditional soft ice cream, this place is perfect. The twist of chocolate and vanilla is spot on. The owner and workers are very nice and this is definitely a local business that should be supported by the members of the community.

5. Magee Country Diner

1303 State Route 414, Waterloo, NY 13165-9432 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible American, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch +1 315-539-0214
Excellent
45%
Good
37%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
5%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 218 reviews

Magee Country Diner

Magee Country Diner is now accepting Del Lago Casino players club rewards cards in place of payment. Please not to be used with any other discounts or coupons. Thank You, Managment

Reviewed By Larry W - Rochester, New York

I stopped in for my second visit to this little local diner, and had another really good breakfast. They had my sugar-free pancake syrup, which is always nice, and both the pancakes and the sausage patties were very good. Service was fast and friendly as well. This place is not fancy, but it does hit the spot.

6. Parkers Grille & Tap house

86 Fall Street, Seneca Falls, NY 13148 Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi American, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night SGD 13 - SGD 33 +1 315-712-4152
Excellent
50%
Good
37%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 432 reviews

Parkers Grille & Tap house

We are a fun pub, many draft beers, a great wine list, and a large menu. We feature daily specials and home made soups every day. We also have live local entertainment every Thursday night 8-11, with a Saturday thrown in there once in awhile. Large parties are not a problem. We have a private dining room for your special occasions that will seat up to 60 people.

Reviewed By sox1fan - Weare, New Hampshire

First and foremost, our waitress (Eve) was exceptional. After seven hours in a car, I was parched... needed water like a camel needs water... and she kept my glass full on a continuing basis. She was attentive... friendly without being intrusive... everything you want in a waitress!

The food was pretty good.

The smoky chicken wings were a bit over-cooked but tasty... the cup of BBQ sauce provided on the side was much too small.

The Bavarian pretzels were fresh and soft, and the cheese dip and mustard were very tasty. There was a little too much salt on the pretzels, but that was easily resolved by a swipe of the thumb!

My tenderloin medallion sandwich was okay, but disappointing. I ordered the medallions "very well done, just this side of burnt"... they were somewhere between medium and medium well. The peppers and onions were far too reliant on the onions... the peppers were MIA. And the cheese atop the plate overwhelmed the dish... no doubt to hide the relatively small portion of tenderloin medallions on the plate. The roll was very tasty and fresh!

My wife enjoyed her wrap (a bacon blue cheeseburger) tremendously... and thought the steak fries were excellent.

All in all, this is a "recommend" for me. I'd dial back a little on the cooking of the smoky wings and add some bbq sauce... add a tenderloin medallion and some peppers, and cut the cheese in half, on my dish... and this review would approach a "5". I would definitely visit again if I return to the area..m and I'd ask for any table assigned to Eve...

7. Halsey's

106 Seneca St, Geneva, NY 14456-3506 Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar American, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night SGD 33 - SGD 66 +1 315-789-4070
Excellent
57%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
5%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 362 reviews

Halsey's

Reviewed By Summersnuggles - Greenwich, Connecticut

Came to halseys after Andrews came against
U mass He lost 4-3 in o t
Got outshot 53-46 crazy game
Anyway the restaurant was as good as ever.
I had the Caesar salad which is excellent all the time.
Andrew had the meatballs which are famous on the menu and rightfully so.
Absolutely great. We spilt a pizza which was very good.
I had the scallops and Andrew had a burger
Great dinner.
Service was wonderful
Best in Geneva by far

8. Farmers Market Buffet

1133 State Route 414, Del Lago Resort & Casino, Waterloo, NY 13165-9647 Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch SGD 13 - SGD 28 +1 315-946-1777
Excellent
60%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
1%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 72 reviews

Farmers Market Buffet

Picture a crisp morning on a Finger Lakes farm. The morning dew evaporating off crisp, delicious produce. Succulent fruit begging to be hand picked. The Farmers Market Buffet harvests the freshest locally-sourced produce, fruits, dairy products, meats and more from the most reputable growers in the region to create an unforgettable dining experience. Sample the best that New York farmers have to offer, which is truly a cornucopia that appeals to everyone’s taste buds.

Reviewed By EarthHeals - Fredericton, Canada

OK, the only bad thing about this place is that you have to walk through the casino to get to it. They should have an entrance directly from the outside. I get too tempted to play slots or table games, which is a disaster for your pocketbook.

That being said, the food here is the best buffet I have ever been to. They have oysters on the half shell! How many buffets have that? Great cocktail shrimp with cocktail sauce. I love the collard greens, the potstickers, the pan-fried fish. Sooo many great choices that it is hard to decide what to eat. The gelato is also a treat.

9. 84 Fall

84 Fall Street, Seneca Falls, NY Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout American, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Dinner +1 315-828-6300
Excellent
78%
Good
18%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 50 reviews

84 Fall

Reviewed By 251ceh - Port Dover, Canada

What a superb addition to the dining scene in Seneca Falls! Four of us dined here: two younger folks loved the small plates: mussels, lettuce wraps, dumplings, etc., while the older folks liked the homey chicken pot pie. Top quality food and very professional waiter. He made our night with his humour and subtle attempts to get us to try something new! Can't wait to come back.

10. Mac's Drive-In

1166 Waterloo Geneva Rd, Waterloo, NY 13165-1255 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible American, Fast Food Lunch, Dinner +1 315-539-3064
Excellent
48%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
6%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 111 reviews

Mac's Drive-In

Reviewed By BigDawgMAF - ROCHESTER

Finally made it here. Place is a very cute little old school drive-in. Servers were friendly & patient.
Ordered the fried chicken basket dinner (with fries & honey buns).
Chicken was deep fried nicely but had ZERO seasoning which ruined it for me. Fries are those little fries which weren't too bad and they give you plenty. Honey buns are the old school small ones with fresh honey on the bottom of the plate. They were just great! Had a banana split for dessert. It was very small but pretty good. My brother-in-law ordered the burger and it was nothing special. Overall this is a cool little joint to visit but not a go more than once a season place for me.

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