Bemus Point is an easy boat ride or a quick car ride away from the Maple Springs Lake Side Inn. Visitors will quickly see why it is one of the most popular places on the lake. If you’re wondering where to eat in Bemus Point, you really can just pick a place and enjoy. You can’t go wrong.
Where to Eat On the Water
Several places in Bemus provide lakeside dining, and some will even serve you in your boat. If you’re looking for a good meal with a spectacular view, try these Bemus eateries. All of the restaurants listed are open for takeout, outside dining, and/or inside dining.
The Village Casino is located on the waters’ edge right on the point of Bemus Point. Featuring an expansive menu, full bar and regular entertainment, The Casino, as it’s known, is famous for its wings. And its famous for all the famous people who have entertained visitors and residents on the lake since the 1930s. Ten Thousand Maniacs and Rusted Root played the Casino before making the big time, but the stars of yesteryear have left a big mark, too. When you can, take a tour inside to see the pictures, playbills and advertisements of Cab Calloway, Frank Sinatra, and countless others. Dine on the deck overlooking the water or stay in your boat. No gambling, though! The Casino was named long ago, when the term also meant something more like “summerhouse.”
The Fish is located on the water, too, and you can’t miss its deep blue and orange façade whether you’re in your car or your boat. Serving outdoors on a wide lawn, and on multiple decks, The Fish offers take-out service curbside or dockside. The menu is broad and varied, with an emphasis on fish a seafood. Specialty cocktails, too. Music happens here.
Ellicottville Brewing Company (EBC) is across the street from the lakefront, but the views are unsurpassed nonetheless. Their specialty is their own craft beers; quite a selection and it’s good! They also have a full bar. The menu is designed to pair well with the beer and, although the menu is not overly extensive, it is different and delicious. Don’t miss this place.
Where to Eat Down the Street
The See-Zurh House is located on the main drag of Bemus, across the street from Skillman’s. Open year round, you can’t beat it for good food at a good price. This is where the locals go, so expect to be entertained as well. There is a large bar with seating as well as an even larger dining room. Upstairs is a separate place called Shaggy’s that is generally open only for special events. Menu items are plentiful but don’t forget to check out the specials board to find excellent dishes like seared tuna or prime rib. Specials include a large list of homemade desserts, too. Try the peanut butter pie but ask for extra forks — you’ll want to share it.
Keep walking down the street and you will run into Coppola’s Pizza. Right now, they are doing takeout, and they deliver. A few tables will be available for inside dining soon. Wired on Main is next. They serve an eclectic breakfast and lunch, great coffee and have some very interesting retail goods and gifts.
The Bemus Point Golf Course and Tap House offers a great menu, local beers and handcrafted cocktails in a beautiful setting on a golf course. Yes, you can golf! There is plenty of outside seating, and live music some nights. Come in to see your friends, or to make new ones. Bryce, Rachel and their staff will make you feel like family.
The Bemus Point Inn is a favorite of locals and visitors for breakfast and lunch. Famous for the world’s biggest sweet roll, and other items are good, too. Watch the board for daily specials, and don’t resist the hashbrown casserole if it’s up there. Salt rising bread, too. Yummy.