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Backwater Bar & Grille

42 Queechy Lake Dr
Canaan, NY 12029
Phone: (518) 781-0199
Cuisine: American
Price: $$
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  • Hours
    Monday| 6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
    Tuesday| 6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
    Wednesday| 6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
    Thursday| 6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
    Friday| 6:00 AM - 11:00 PM
    Saturday| 8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
    Sunday| 8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
    Bar is open until 1:00 am
  • Atmosphere NFL daily, Romantic, Live Music, Outdoor Dining, Fireplace, Scenic View, Family / Children, Bar Scene, Sports Bar
  • Meal Times Served Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
  • Amenities TV, Wi-fi, Dancing, Karaoke, Private Party Room
  • Parking Availability Parking on Site
  • Attire Casual
  • Bar Full Bar
  • Banquet Facilities 20 - 50 People, Off-Site Catering
  • Special Needs Booster/High Chairs, Wheelchair Access, Gluten-Free Items
  • Payment Methods Amex Discover Mastercard Visa


Welcome to the Backwater Bar & Grille, located on beautiful Queechy Lake, in Canaan, NY. For many years the restaurant has been a dining favorite of Capital Region as well as Berkshire County residents and visitors alike. The restaurant, under the guidance of its new owner, has undergone major renovations, while still maintaining its beauty, warmth and charm ...and has now reopened to the delight of many.

Relax and dine year round overlooking beautiful Queechy Lake and during the summer months, dock your boat while joining us for lunch or dinner. The Backwater Bar & Grille is truly a diner's paradise and just minutes from the Berkshires and a short scenic ride from New York's Capital Region. In fact, the ride from the Hancock Shaker Village in Pittsfield, MA to our restaurant is only 10 quick minutes and worth the trip. There are many fine area restaurants for you to choose from, but we hope your next dining experience will be at the Backwater.

Please Join Us On Mother's Day, May 8th ...Reservations Are Recommended.

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Backwater Bar & Grille is rated 4.2 out of 5 by 408.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A nice quiet place to dine and relax. Good food Good drinks(bar)and good service!
Date published: 2018-02-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The place has a great vibe, a real cozy hometown feel to it.
Date published: 2018-01-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Atmosphere at the Backwater Grille is really good...its so nice to enjoy a good meal, look at the lake, sit by the wood stove.. drinks are good, food is is a go to destination, not far from my home, friends and family enjoy this restaurant also. The owner is friendly, the servers are efficient and welcoming.. I'll be back..
Date published: 2017-11-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Building needs improvement inside and out. Especially the rest rooms, there not much better than outhouses.
Date published: 2017-11-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Beautiful location overlooking an inlet (or outlet?) to Queechy Lake in Upstate NY near the Massachusetts border. Good variety of tasty food in an old established restaurant. Reasonable prices.
Date published: 2017-10-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from This place is townie haven on the lake. Needs a little updating but, the food has always been good. Busy night so service was on the slow side
Date published: 2017-08-22
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Menu read fresh haddock it was frozen. Not the best.
Date published: 2017-08-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great to be outside and the weather was great..Food very good!!!
Date published: 2017-08-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Food was great, service attentive. Good vacation destination.
Date published: 2017-07-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Food was great. Waitress was very personable.
Date published: 2017-07-14
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