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Demetris on the Lake

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68 Lake Shore Dr W, Dunkirk, NY
+1 716-366-4187
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255 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2015

We visit Dunkirk every summer for a family reunion and have to eat fish fry at Demetris restaurant. The service is good and the food portions for the fish fry are large. We always enjoy the rice pudding for dessert.

Thank BaltimoreSkiBob
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304 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2015

Not my first time here as I am a regular visitor to Dunkirk. First the good things: plenty of free parking and menu has wide variety of items. Unfortunately this was overshadowed by an unfriendly reception and an untidy atmosphere. Feels like this is a place for locals and regulars, and new customers are not really wanted. The servers seem... More 

1 Thank Professor04
Lewiston, Maine
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116 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2015 via mobile

I was pleasantly surprised by and impressed with Demetris' breakfast. I had a fantastically deliciously vegetarian omelet with wheat toast and a bottomless cup of great tasting coffee. The other five members of my group ate every bite of their food--in my opinion, a clear indication of the high quality food. The service was acceptable and at a leisurely pace... More 

Thank Dan F
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34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2015

We really enjoy good Greek food. What we were served was below average. The gyro meat had little resemblance to true Greek. Perhaps it will pass in Dunkirk, however, not outside the city limits. Order a hamburger, you'll be happier.

1 Thank RICHARD B. S
Greenville, Pennsylvania
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20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2015

Loved their Greek food. Nice location by the water and friendly service. If you want to try Greek food, this is a good place to go. Chicken, flat bread, salads are excellent. Sauces and dressing are fresh and good.

Thank Mrs W
Odessa, Fl
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81 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2015 via mobile

Not far off I 90 & does have a water view. Not a great one however. Boardwalk market is across the street. Dock/pier is close by. Our gyros were good, not as good as we get in Tarpon Springs, Fl. but hey we were in NY. 😀. Didn't know it came with a side, would have preferred something other than... More 

1 Thank Donna C
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120 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2015 via mobile

10 of us biked chautauqua to Dunkirk just to eat here for lunch/brunch. Great bike trip (take webster, less traffic than 20 or 5) arrived 11:30 and staff helped arrange tables on the patio, and waitresses were attentive pleasant and coffee hot and bottomless (potty stop before you get back to the road!). Spanakopita loaded with flavor, pita with dips... More 

Thank buffalo8750
Youngstown, Ohio
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81 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2015

We were looking forward to a great Greek salad for lunch, but unfortunately, I make a much better one at home. The lettuce was iceberg (blah!) and they used the bitter inner parts also. there were three ultra thin slices of pale tomato, 3 kalamata olives, a few thin slices of purple onion, a lot of tasteless feta, BUT the... More 

1 Thank ellentd
Erie, Pennsylvania
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2015

You will be full when you leave. We will be returning there again. My parents go out to eat quite often, told them about the great food. They plan to go there next Sunday.

Thank Christine N
Modesto, California
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2015 via mobile

Really great wings!! So so Greek combo Fun place lots of activity with families, music, Service good

Thank margery n

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 68 Lake Shore Dr W, Dunkirk, NY
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Chautauqua County  >  Dunkirk
  • Phone Number: +1 716-366-4187

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?