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Harpoon Eddie’s

Summer is here and the best way to make the most of it is to take a trip to the beach. What beach, you ask. Well, Sylvan Beach of course! And no trip to Sylvan Beach is complete without a stop at Harpoon Eddie’s! Whether you spent the day on the boat, sunbathing at the beach, or you just feel taking a ride along Oneida Lake on wheels, you just can’t beat a stop at Harpoon Eddie’s. They are centrally located right on the beach at 901 Main Street in Sylvan Beach. They are open daily from noon and you won’t want to miss Harpoon Hour from 4 to 7 with fantastic deals on drinks and snacks!

The saying “life is a beach” is certainly true at Harpoon Eddie’s! For over 35 years Harpoon Eddies has been home of great food, ice cold drinks, and the best view of the sunset that Sylvan Beach has to offer! Even though things are a little different this summer, some great things still stay the same, and Harpoon Eddie’s is absolutely one of those things! Even though travel restrictions and health concerns may have derailed your summer plans, a trip to Harpoon Eddie’s always makes you feel like you are on a vacation! There is just nothing better than enjoying a great meal, and ice cold drink, while watching the waves crash on the beach and the seagulls calling out to each other. And there is just no better place to find these things than Harpoon Eddie’s!

Kyle and I arrived at Harpoon Eddie’s on a warm and bright Tuesday. We were happy to see that the little town of Sylvan Beach seems to be abuzz, especially on a Tuesday. We are immediately greeted by the friendly hostess and seated at a lovely table on the deck with a great view of the beach! We immediately began discussing how this table reminded us of or last vacation, a trip to Cancun, where we spent most of the time on the beach enjoying the fantastic cocktails and scrumptious cuisine. It was easy to get lost in that daydream in a location like our table at Harpoon Eddie’s! We were greeted by our friendly server Madelyn, who did an absolutely stellar job taking care of us all night long! She was a pro at making sure our drinks were topped off and that we had plenty of icy cold water! There were so many outstanding menu options that we had a hard time choosing what to have! We also couldn’t help but to notice the outstanding drink menu and (although we didn’t order it) a Harpoon Fishbowl sounded like a ton of fun! For appetizers we decided on the all new and perfectly spicy Wendy’s Jacked Up Calamari, with calamari, banana peppers, lemon, Kalamata olives, celery, pickled onions, and served with marinara)- if you like calamari slightly spicy and interesting texture mixing this dish it for you! I loved it and would definitely order again! We also ordered an all-time crowd pleaser, the Shareable Platter, with huge mozzarella sticks, golden chicken tenders, lager battered onion rings, cheddar & broccoli bites and avocado bites. This app was a great mix of deep fried perfection! For our entrees Kyle decided on the Surf & Turf, with Harpoon Sirloin Steak topped with shrimp and scallops and house made cream sauce, he had it served with crinkle cut fries and a side of perfectly cooked broccoli! This was a great lakeside entrée!

I decided on the Butter Seared Scallops, a generous 8 oz. serving of sea scallops perfectly seared and sautéed in a garlic butter sauce. I had a side of scrumptious mashed potatoes and broccoli. Both entrees were cooked to perfection and were only made more enjoyable by the view. After dinner we sat an enjoyed watching the sun slowly set over the lake. It was a great meal with an even better view. I also have to admit that before we left town, we stopped across the street at Eddies for two slices of banana cream pie to go! This was one of the best Tuesday’s we’d had in a while!

Harpoon Eddies is not just a bar or a restaurant, it is truly a destination where folks (both locals and tourists) continue to return year after year for an unbeatable atmosphere! Check out their website at www.harpooneddies.com to keep up with news and events. Also be sure to like them on Facebook and follow them on Instagram. Call them for reservations or to go orders at 315-762-5238 or better yet, head to the beach and Harpoon Eddie’s today!

Kerilyn Micale
Kerilyn E. Micale is a Cicero native.