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Backwater Grille

42 Queechy Lake Dr, Canaan, NY 12029-3301
+1 518-781-0199
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Overview
  • Excellent19%
  • Very good38%
  • Average20%
  • Poor13%
  • Terrible10%
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CUISINES
American, Bar
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
42 Queechy Lake Dr, Canaan, NY 12029-3301
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1 - 10 of 73 reviews

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our waitress was pleasant and took our order without a notepad. Not bad for a family of 4. Beers are good. If you are interested in wine, really don’t go here. The food was atrocious. Truth be told, my haddock piccata, a special, was good....More

1  Thank eustist
Reviewed 25 November 2017

The view from the restaurant is nice on Queechy Lake and the food not bad. The restaurant is outdated, but my biggest concerne is how clean can be the kitchen, hopefully not like the ladies restroom that needs a solid cleaning.

Thank Barbara-van-B
Reviewed 24 September 2017 via mobile

... then eat here. Food is marginal but probably the better 'Choke n Puke' in the area. We had an alfredo dish which was doused in this heavy sauce, best to stay with the fried food. The only positive remark I can make is the...More

Thank Stuart G
Reviewed 2 September 2017

We were travelling and the reviews seemed ok, and a lake view sounded nice, so we decided to head there. As we pulled up, I wanted to turn around and go elsewhere, my husband thought it looked quaint and wanted to stay. We walked in...More

1  Thank D G
Reviewed 3 August 2017

The Backwater is right on the lake, with a "dock deck" for outdoor dining. That's really pleasant. But that's the end of the good news. The food is mediocre and the service is beyond ridiculously bad. It shouldn't take more than an hour to bring...More

Thank Welt_Bummler25
Reviewed 29 June 2017

We always try to time our ride home from our cottage in the Berkshires to Philly with either an early dinner or late lunch at the Backwater Grill on Queechy Lake. We love sitting on the deck, watching the fish, and Franklin the turtle! The...More

1  Thank Peggie W
Reviewed 23 May 2017

Food is good but building could use an upgrade. Still, enjoyable! I like that it is located right on the lake.

Thank Claire D
Reviewed 15 May 2017

Went here for mother's day with a group of 6 because we heard so many good things about the place. There was a buffet style service, with an omelette station in the middle. Seating was by reservation with specific seating times. The first thing I...More

Thank HistoryBuff13
Reviewed 10 April 2017

We have been here three times now with wonderful food and service. Once was for the Thanksgiving buffet which was wonderful. Last week we went and I had a corned beef reuben. It was loaded with meat and instead of sauerkraut they put a homemade...More

Thank massm
Reviewed 22 February 2017

I like to sit outside by the water in the summer but inside is always nice too. Lots of delicious menu items to choose from. I like the Stromboli quite a bit. Good portion size.

Thank TheDonWill M
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$2 - US$23
Cuisine
American, Bar
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Monday
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Tuesday
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Wednesday
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Thursday
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Friday
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Saturday
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 42 Queechy Lake Dr, Canaan, NY 12029-3301
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Canaan
  • Phone Number: +1 518-781-0199
  • E-mail
Description
Our restaurant sits along beautiful Queechy Lake, you can enjoy a refreshing cocktail or craft beer from our extensive selection and a delicious lunch or dinner entree while dinning on our docks. Our cozy tavern and quaint dinning room is always welcoming and during cooler months we always have our fireplaces glowing! On weekends we offer live music in our tavern.
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