Off Grounds Trolley service (Mayville)
A complimentary trolley service provided by Food is Good Corporation operates daily during the Chautauqua season and departs on the half-hour from the Chautauqua’s Main Gate Welcome Center parking lot beginning at 9:30 a.m. and running until 10:30 p.m.
Stops include –
La Fleur/Red Brick Farm, Chautauqua Suites/Olive’s Restaurant, Bellini Lounge, Watermark, and House on the Hill restaurants
5031 W. Lake Road / Red Brick Farm Marketplace
Discover western New York’s finest French cuisine, located minutes away from the Chautauqua Institution. La Fleur is the only restaurant in western New York to have received a Four Diamond Award by the AAA.
The restaurant located at the Red Brick Marketplace provides a unique romantic atmosphere in a historic Victorian home. Attention to detail is readily apparent in the pristine gardens overlooked by the restaurant and in its French countryside decor.
The carefully crafted menu, extensive wine selection, impeccable service, and elegant, yet cozy, atmosphere brings the best of France to the shores of Chautauqua Lake.
We base our menu on the freshest local ingredients available, and our weekly chef’s tasting menu utilizes the best seasonal ingredients sourced through a variety of local farms and suppliers or grown in our own garden! Full bar service and comprehensive wine list.
Daily 11:30 a.m.–2 p.m.
Daily 5–9 p.m.
Rudd Jutt Thai Cuisine
5021 W. Lake Road / Red Brick Farm Marketplace
Rudd Jutt Thai Cuisine is Chautauqua County’s newest and only Thai restaurant, serving authentic Thai specialties for lunch and dinner. House specialty, a made-to-order dish—Pad Thai noodles, with chicken, shrimp or combination of both. Try our Thai bento—a tasty Thai-marinated oven-baked chicken breast, or our Thai-spiced chicken wings. Eat in or takeout
Daily 11:30 a.m.–10 p.m.
Olive’s and Bellini Lounge
Located at Chautauqua Suites
Olive’s is an upscale Italian restaurant with an eclectic mix of entrées. Enjoy classic northern Italian cuisine served in an intimate setting. Our gourmet and traditional menu selections allow you to experience the most authentic and delicious Italian food around, with an inventive cuisine, attentive service, and serene atmosphere. Bellini Lounge is a great place to meet friends for cocktails and light appetizers. It also offers a casual menu featuring unique sandwiches, salads, and great pastas.
Daily 3 p.m. / Dinner served at 4 p.m.
Daily 5 p.m. – 9 p.m.
188 S. Erie Street
Chautauqua Lake provides the perfect setting for lunch and dinner at the Watermark Restaurant. Open since 2003, guests of all ages have enjoyed this popular dining destination. Pull up the boat up to our dock and enjoy our refreshing beverages and large selection of appetizers including the famous Overboard, fresh seafood for many to share. Our dinner menu offers something for everyone, from great steaks and fresh seafood to grilled lobster and crab legs. Don’t miss out on the homemade crab cakes, one of our delicious dinner salads, or our famous Watermark fish fry. Enjoy a bowl of our signature cream of crab soup and one of our homemade desserts.
Daily 11:30 a.m.–4 p.m. (lunch) / 5 p.m.-9:30 p.m. (dinner)
House on the Hill
186 S. Erie Street
House on the Hill offers an American tradition-style breakfast and lunch including pastries, waffles, light breakfast fare including egg dishes, creative salads, soups and sandwiches.
8 a.m.–2:30 p.m.
On The Grounds
Phone: 1.800.821.1881 / 716.357.4444
The Athenaeum Hotel dining room offers breakfast, lunch and dinner 7 days a week. Dining is available and open to the public from June 21 through August 24.
- Breakfast Buffet – 7:30-9:30 a.m., $12.95
- Grand Buffet Luncheon – Noon-1:30 p.m., $19.95
- Tapas and Wine – 4:30-5:30 p.m., varies
- Dinner – 5-8 p.m., varies
- Sunday Brunch – 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., $39.95
All dining guests of the hotel receive a complimentary gate pass and valet parking. A gate pass that has amphitheater access will have to be purchased if you plan on attending amphitheater entertainment. Call 800.821.1881 for more information or to make a reservation.
Located on Bestor Plaza, above the bookstore.
The Afterwords Café offers fine private roast coffee, pastries, bagels, fresh fruit and European style tartines made with hearty breads and ingredients including fresh eggs, smoked salmon and local produce. Midday gives way to an array of fresh salads, traditional and gourmet style sandwiches, paninis, quiche, numerous soup choices and desserts.
Saturday – Thursday
7:30 a.m.–7 p.m.
7:30 a.m.–8 p.m.
Brick Walk Cafe & Gazebo
Brick Walk Cafe Menu (PDF)
Proudly Brewing Starbucks Coffee
Fast casual dining that includes daily light breakfast items, a variety of panini sandwiches, black angus burgers, Hebrew National hot dogs, comfort food, artisan pizza, fresh salads, daily dinner entrées and vegetarian and organic offerings influenced by local and nutritional ingredients. Counter service or Grab & Go.
Deli & Grill: 11 a.m.–8 p.m.
Gazebo: 7 a.m.–10 p.m.
Ice-Cream: 11 a.m.–10 p.m.
Grab & Go: 8 a.m.–10 p.m.
Friday and Saturday
Gazebo: 7 a.m.–11 p.m.
Ice-Cream: 11 a.m.–11 p.m.
Grab & Go: 8 a.m.–11 p.m.
Located on Hedding
Food-court-style dining offers a variety of foods at a very reasonable price. Similar to college dining halls, Bellinger Hall’s meals are all-inclusive and all-you-can-eat. Bellinger is a good place to stop and eat after a workout.
Daily 7:30 a.m.–9:30 a.m.
Daily 11:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m.
Daily 5:30 p.m.–7:30 p.m.
Café At Fowler-Kellogg Art Center
Located within the Fowler-Kellogg art complex.
Artistic contemporary. Salad, sandwiches and soup. Outdoor porch dining.
8:30 a.m.–3 p.m.
Chautauqua Farmers Market
Located next to the Main Gate Welcome Center
This market features vendors displaying farm fresh fruits and vegetables, baked goods, fresh gladiolas and more!
7 a.m. –11 p.m.
Fireman’s Chicken BBQ
Opening Sunday: Located in Bestor Plaza
All other weeks located in the fire hall
“A Chautauqua Sunday Tradition” ½ roasted chicken, coleslaw and country-style roll
11:30 a.m. until sold out(except for final Sunday)
Food For Thought
Located in the St. Elmo
Food for Thought provides delicious, fresh-baked breads and pastries along with sandwiches and salads. Centrally located on Bestor Plaza, this air conditioned restaurant is a great place to grab ice cream, desserts, coffee, lattes, smoothies or iced beverages on your way to the lake or to a program. Food for Thought also has party trays available.
Daily 9 a.m.–8 p.m.
Located on corner of Pratt & Scott
Hurlbut features a sociable church fellowship atmosphere and can accommodate large groups. Lunches offer six selections: soup and sandwich, fruit platter, turkey salad, veggie wrap, soup and salad and the daily special. Thursday’s dinner is turkey with a wide variety of homemade desserts.
Mon.–Fri. 11:45 a.m.–1:15 p.m.
Thursday 5 p.m.–7 p.m.
Hurlbut Lemonade Stand
Serves coffee, sweet rolls, hot dogs, hamburgers, sausage, drinks and pastries from Mayville. Stop by and be delighted!
9:30 a.m.–2 p.m.
Located on Morris
Tally Ho offers breakfast and dinner daily, as well as brunch on Sundays. Centrally located at the Tally Ho Hotel, the restaurant is just a step away from Bestor Plaza. A great place to sit down and enjoy a meal or take advantage of their delicious breakfast and dinner buffet, or takeout buffet — pay by the pound — before heading off to the Amphitheater.
Daily 8 a.m.–10 a.m.
Daily 5 p.m.–7:30 p.m.
Sunday Noon–2 p.m.
Stedman Corner at the Literary Arts Center
"Brown Bag" upscale sandwiches
Weekdays noon - 2 p.m. (or until sold out)
*Bring Gate Pass
Located on Route 394
Through the market gate)
Tasty Acre dishes up traditional home cooking in a cozy setting. Breakfast fare includes omelets, pancakes, breakfast sandwiches and fresh-baked goods. A variety of soups, salads and sandwiches including fresh roasted turkey sandwiches as well as other lunch favorites are available at reasonable prices. Dinner specials include fish fry, veggie lasagna and smothered chicken.
Daily 6 a.m.–7 p.m.
Just outside the Chautauqua gates
Intersection of Routes 394 and 33
Family owned and operated for 25 years. Nick and Sally Andriaccio present a full selection of lunch and dinner entrées including appetizers, soups, salads, burgers, pizza, bombers, calzones, pastas, steak, prime rib and seafood. Takeout, dine-in or delivery to the Chautauqua grounds.
11 a.m.–10 p.m.
11 a.m.–11 p.m.
11 a.m.–9 p.m.
The Double Eagle
at the Chautauqua Golf Club
Operated by Andriaccio’s. Featuring breakfast items such as bagels, muffins and fresh fruit to lunch menu items such as grilled panini sandwiches, wraps and subs. The Double Eagle features daily specials and a wide variety of snacks and beverages.
Daily 8 a.m.–7 p.m.
Mayville area dining
7 W. Chautauqua Street
Bonar’s offers a family style atmosphere with friendly service. Full, hearty breakfast, salads, soups, sandwiches, comfort food, daily specials and desserts.
Daily 7 a.m.–2 p.m.
13 W. Lake Road
This classic American ice cream stand is located across from Mayville Park, just 2.5 miles from Chautauqua Institution. It offers soft serve and hard ice cream, frozen yogurt, sundaes and shakes.
Daily 11 a.m.–9 p.m.
Dick’s Harbor House
95 W. Lake Road
1950s-style family diner atmosphere serving breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Traditional American comfort food, salad bar, daily specials.
Daily 6:30 a.m.–7 p.m.
7 Water Street
The Docks is the premium steak and seafood restaurant of our area. Whether you’re embracing an old friend or entertaining family over a savory meal, we’re the place to go for an elegant, cozy setting. We have a full menu to sear even the most selective appetites and a bar that offers spirits and cheer. Matching the design of The Lakeview, you and your guests also have the option to enjoy your time together outdoors on our newly-remodeled wraparound deck.
The Docks is also home to an ornate banquet room, meeting the needs of any party or special dinner event. This room seats up to 80 people and offers an array of meal choices.
8 a.m.– 2 p.m.(Breakfast & Lunch)
5 p.m.–10 p.m. (Dinner)
The Lakeview Hotel & Restaurant
13 Water Street
The Lakeview Hotel & Restaurant offers a robust selection of delicious appetizers, meals, and desserts served in our dining area. Since our town hosts the extremes of all four seasons and a view of our beautiful lake, you and your family can opt to enjoy your family meal time on our patio and upper deck during the summer. Our bar serves domestic and imported beer, a large variety of wines, mixed drinks and specialty cocktails.
Daily 11 a.m.–2 a.m.
Lighthouse Point Grocery— butcher shop and deli
5262 W. Lake Road
Just 1 mile from Chautauqua traveling toward Mayville. The Lighthouse offers fresh-made subs, deli-style salads, soups and daily specials. A full line of grocery items, full-service butcher with fresh-cut meats, seafood, roasted chicken, turkey and beef are also available.
Daily 8 a.m.–8 p.m.
Olde Corner Deli
An old-fashioned rural corner store and deli offering cold and deli hot sandwiches and subs, snacks, desserts and beverages. Turn right at the light in the center of Mayville, continue 2 miles to Centralia-Hartfield Road, turn left and proceed just past the Dart Airport.
Daily 9 a.m.–6 p.m.
Located less than a mile from Chautauqua Institution traveling toward Mayville. The 1950s-style drive-in diner offers classic burgers, fries, hot dogs, sandwiches and shakes. Counter and picnic style seating available.
Daily 11 a.m.–9 p.m.
The Sweet Spot
4 N. Erie Street
Cafe, bakery, and gift shop located at 4 North Erie St. in Mayville, across from the Chautauqua County courthouse. Specializing in delicious sandwiches and homemade soups using fresh ingredients. Decadent desserts including gourmet cheesecakes, cupcakes, and cookies. Stop in for dessert or place an order for your special events.
9:30 a.m.–3 p.m.
(Kitchen: 11 a.m.-2 p.m.)
Webb’s Captain’s Table
115 W. Lake Road
Webb’s dining rooms offer a comfortable atmosphere appointed with rich wood paneling and solid oak booths. Both the main dining room and the Lookout room offer beautiful views of Chautauqua Lake. The main dining room boasts a cozy wood-burning fireplace—the only one in the area. Our menu features fresh seafood, steak, chicken, veal and vegetarian selections. Our weekly menu insert features our chef’s selection of appetizer, salad and entrée, as well as a wine selection accompanied with daily specials. The Deck at Webb’s is a second-story-open-air, 60-seat deck with a gorgeous view of Chautauqua Lake. Join us for lunch or dinner and relax with a cool drink from the Deck’s full service bar. Open from Memorial Day to Labor Day.
11:30 a.m.–9:30 p.m.
Sunday & Saturday
11:30 a.m.–10 p.m.