Heirloom is a full-service restaurant that is available to hotel guests, Chautauqua visitors and guests coming from off the grounds for a great dining experience. Heirloom is open 7 days a week and 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 – 4:30-6 p.m., varies Tapas Menu(PDF)
All outside dining guests 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.
Afterwords Café Located on Bestor Plaza, above the bookstore. Show More
The Afterwords Café offers fine private roast coffee, pastries, bagels, fresh fruit and paninis 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, quiche, numerous soup choices and desserts.
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.
Blue Star Gourmet Located at St. Elmo Hotel on 1 Pratt Avenue Phone: 716.969.5638 Show More
Blue Star Gourmet offers a variety of delicious wholesome sushi and seafood takeaway options including made to order sushi, lobster rolls, crab cakes, stuffed clams, kobe beef slides, lobster bisque, seafood chowder and a lobster bake.
We offer customized party platters, private dinner parties and have the facility to cater events up to 100 guests.
Tuesday–Sunday 11:30 a.m.–7 p.m. Closed Monday
Bellinger Hall Located on Hedding Phone: 716.357.6241 Show More
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.
Café At Fowler-Kellogg Art Center Located within the Fowler-Kellogg art complex. Show More
Artistic contemporary. Salad, sandwiches and soup. Outdoor porch dining.
Monday–Friday 8:30 a.m.–3 p.m.
Closed Saturday and Sunday
Chautauqua Farmers Market Located next to the Main Gate Welcome Center Show More
This market features vendors displaying farm fresh fruits and vegetables, baked goods, fresh gladiolas and more!
Monday–Saturday 7 a.m. –11 p.m.
Fireman’s Chicken BBQ Opening Sunday: Located in Bestor Plaza All other weeks located in the fire hall Show More
“A Chautauqua Sunday Tradition” ½ roasted chicken, coleslaw and country-style roll
Sunday 11:30 a.m. until sold out(except for final Sunday)
Food For Thought Located in the St. Elmo Phone: 716.357.2100 Show More
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.
Hurlbut Church Located on corner of Pratt & Scott Phone: 716.357.4045 Show More
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.
Serves coffee, sweet rolls, hot dogs, hamburgers, sausage, drinks and pastries from Mayville. Stop by and be delighted!
Sunday 9:30 a.m.–2 p.m.
Tally Ho Located on Morris Phone: 716.357.3325 Show More
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.
Stedman Corner at the Literary Arts Center Show More
"Brown Bag" upscale sandwiches
Weekdays noon - 2 p.m. (or until sold out)
Tasty Acre *Bring Gate Pass Located on Route 394 (Located outside the market gate) Phone: 716.357.2232 Show More
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.
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.
Monday-Thursday 11 a.m.–10 p.m.
Friday-Saturday 11 a.m.–11 p.m.
Sunday 11 a.m.–9 p.m.
The Double Eagle at the Chautauqua Golf Club Show More
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.
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.
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 is located at the Red Brick Marketplace and 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 a comprehensive wine list are available. Reservations requested.
Monday–Saturday 11:30 a.m.–2 p.m
Lighthouse Point Grocery— butcher shop and deli 5262 W. Lake Road Show More
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.
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.
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.
Bellini Lounge Daily Opens at 3 p.m. Dinner served at 4 p.m.
Delivery to Chautauqua Institution: June 21–August 24,2014 Order online or by telephone Lunch: Boxed Sandwiches and Salads. Nosh, Cheese and Charcuterie: Bell Tower Boards, Pints and Quarts. Meals at Home: Porch Platters. Sweets. Event Catering, Canapés and Crostini
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 Phone: 716-224-1021 Show More
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.
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.
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.
Sunday–Thursday 11:30 a.m.–10 p.m. (Drinks served until 12 a.m.) Friday–Saturday 11:30 a.m.–11 p.m. (Drinks served until 1 a.m.)
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