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... We are also a quick ride from Tanglewood and the Norman Rockwell Museum.
Backwater Bar & Grille is more than a great restaurant, we also have a quant cocktail lounge for your relaxation. Enjoy a cocktail while chatting with friends and family ...or bring along your laptop and surf the Internet with our Wi-Fi connection. We also offer NFL action during the football season ...and remember the Backwater Bar & Grille restaurant is just minutes from Pittsfield, Stockbridge and Great Barrington, MA in the Berkshires.
Plan your next Baby or Bridal Shower, Business Luncheon, Funeral or Memorial Gathering at the Backwater Bar & Grille and make it one to truly remember.
Looking for the perfect gift? Backwater Bar & Grille Gift Certificates make great gifts and are available in any amount you choose. The perfect gift for any occasion from Christmas to Birthdays, Anniversaries to "Thank You" ...and a great Stocking Stuffer too!
The Backwater Bar & Grille now has New York State Lottery Quick Draw.
The Backwater Bar & Grille is a restaurant rich in history and beauty. From its aged wooden beams, to the occasional "dip" in its old floor you will feel the warm, "welcome" feeling that surrounds you. Whether you're attending a special occasion in one of our private dining rooms, or out with family and friends, we want to make your dining experience a memorable one.
For years, diners from the Northern Berkshire, Southern Berkshire and Central Berkshire regions have made it a point to enjoy dining at its best, while overlooking the beauty that Queechy Lake is so well known for. From Steamed Littleneck Clams to Shrimp Cocktail, Clam Chowder to French Onion Soup ...Caesar Salad, Pasta, Sandwiches, Steak, Chicken, Pork, Surf and Turf, Salmon, Scallops, Shrimp Scampi, Fish & Chips and much more!
Be sure to add the Backwater Bar & Grille to your "must go" list
My husband and I had the soup of the day- chicken orzo. It was delicious; full of flavor with big chunks of chicken and fresh cut veggies- truly food for the soul! I also had the lunch special of stuffed peppers which was a generous-sized stuffed pepper with a side of garlic toast. Everything was homemade and so flavorful. Our server was pleasant and very attentive to our needs. A wonderful lunch indeed!
- Lois Y.
As always, the food was absolutely delicious! Generous portions. Wait staff is Excellent.
- Deborah J.
The ride there was gorgeous and not far from the hilltop orchards winery. The old fashioned antique atmosphere is very relaxing and it is right ON The edge of the lake.service was excellent and waitress was lovely to converse with.
- Victoria K.
We had a group of about 40 people. We had one waitress and she did a great job. We got all our food quickly and at the same time. I wish I remembered her name but we were all impressed. The food was great too!!
- Eileen C.
Great to be outside and the weather was great..Food very good!!!
- Mary W.
Food was great. Waitress was very personable.
- Michelle K.
My Shrimp Riccardo was fabulous!!
- Kellie M.
The view out the window is great and relaxing. The California pizza and hot wings were great.
- Lucio M.
Love the location- we sat outside. It's clean, comfortable and extremely peaceful and serene. The service was exceptional.
- Lauren F.