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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Ice Cream Shop
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“Seneca Farms is a local favorite. The ice cream here is all home made using locally sourced cream. It is family owned and operated and also offers fried chicken and corn fritters. They are only open seasonally, so be sure to check their hours. But this one is a must see. Most nights, the line is out the door (even if it rains). They do have a drive thru - the first one in the area, but it is only for the ice cream. No stay at the lake is complete without a stop at Seneca Farms!”
  • 17 locals recommend
Place to eat
“What the Finger Lakes is famous for - beautiful vista's while following the wine, beer, spirits, cider, mead, cheese and food trails. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Wine Bar
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“Cute little place on the Outlet trail with outdoor seating. Small plates and wines from all over not just Finger Lakes.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
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“Hard to find little hole in the wall restaurant that serves Mexican cuisine. Beloved by the locals with its free refills on freshly made corn chips and homemade salsa. Try the Premium Margarita, straight up with salt and the guacamole dip.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Good food, friendly service. The Keuka is open 7 days a week, year round and is located in down town Penn Yan.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
“Small local grocery store with a great meat selection, fresh subs and refills for the gas grill. ”
  • 7 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Wonderful views of Keuka Lake from the dining and bar areas. Very close to Crows Nest and the food is very good!”
  • 4 locals recommend
Bookstore
“Jim & Gloria Long will help you find anything you might need. Books, cards, souvenirs and more. Stop in and say hello. Within walking distance. ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
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“Good prices if they have what you are looking for. They purchase in bulk. Obtaining a cart requires a quarter, which is returned to you when the cart is returned.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Cafe
“Saturday mornings you will not want to miss their fresh baked cinnamon rolls! Different flavors every week Examples: maple bacon, Strawberry, blueberry, peach, etc. This place is known primarily for its eclectic offerings of baked goods. Coffee/espresso based drinks also offered.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Wood Fired Pizza, Small town feel but lots of seating, open deck or covered outdoor seating, eclectic menu”
  • 5 locals recommend
Route
“A maintained trail from Penn Yan, NY to Dresden, NY with a visitors center is about 6 miles in length. ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Point of Interest
  • 3 locals recommend
Park
“In the heart of New York State’s Finger Lakes you can Fish, Hike, Bike, Horseback Ride, Snowmobile, or Cross-Country Ski Seven Miles of wooded trail bordering the outlet created nearly 10,000 years ago between Keuka and Seneca Lakes from Penn Yan to Dresden, NY.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Movie Theater
  • 1 local recommends
Art Gallery
“Art Gallery featuring local artists. Located on the quaint main street of downtown Penn Yan.”
  • 3 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Ice Cream Shop
“Seneca Farms is a local favorite. The ice cream here is all home made using locally sourced cream. It is family owned and operated and also offers fried chicken and corn fritters. They are only open seasonally, so be sure to check their hours. But this one is a must see. Most nights, the line is out the door (even if it rains). They do have a drive thru - the first one in the area, but it is only for the ice cream. No stay at the lake is complete without a stop at Seneca Farms!”
  • 17 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
“Hard to find little hole in the wall restaurant that serves Mexican cuisine. Beloved by the locals with its free refills on freshly made corn chips and homemade salsa. Try the Premium Margarita, straight up with salt and the guacamole dip.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Good food, friendly service. The Keuka is open 7 days a week, year round and is located in down town Penn Yan.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Wonderful views of Keuka Lake from the dining and bar areas. Very close to Crows Nest and the food is very good!”
  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Wood Fired Pizza, Small town feel but lots of seating, open deck or covered outdoor seating, eclectic menu”
  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Food is very good and so is the service. Prices are very reasonable. Great place for a quiet meal with friends :) Parking lot is close.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
“"Everything from Scratch", "Best Diner in Upstate NY" 2017 award winner! You will not be disappointed! Recommend for breakfast!”
  • 2 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
“Breakfast is their specialty! Popular diner with good service and nearby parking lot. ”
  • 2 locals recommend

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