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Tradition of Family Hospitality

1934
Our Story

It all started in 1934 with a hot dog stand and Eddie Stewart Sr.’s desire to take in the sunshine and be close to the water. Together with his wife and Eddie’s Restaurant co-founder, Florence (Fifi), they chose a location dear to their hearts, on the shore of beautiful Oneida Lake.

1934
Sunset Cottages Begins

Sunset Cottages Begins

Featuring modern rentals and vintage beach cottages, Sunset Cottages offers old-time family hospitality, comfortable accommodations and a host of amenities. Just a quick stroll from Eddie’s, Harpoon Eddie's, the Sylvan Beach Amusement Park, the playground, and a public swimming area.
1937
Louis Prima

Louis Prima

Lou Prima was funny. He came into our kitchen and put his arms around Fifi. He sang ‘Angelina, My Angelina’ to her. Fifi shook her head and corrected him. She said, ‘My name is Florence, not Angelina.’ He just laughed.
1952
The Ink Spots

The Ink Spots

One night Eddie Jr. came running back from Russel's into the restaurant and yelled to me, ‘Hey Dad, I brought the singers back from Russell’s!’ In came the ‘Ink Spots.’ Eddie ran behind the counter, grabbed a handful of cigars, and gave one to each singer. We gladly fed them.
1984
Harpoon Eddie's Opens

Harpoon Eddie's Opens

Grab a bite and listen to live entertainment or enjoy one of our seafood entrees as you watch a spectacular sunset over the Lake! Harpoon Eddie’s features indoor seating and an outdoor patio for lunch, dinner and drinks and offers catering and take-out, perfect for large or small gatherings.
2011
Boating on the Hudson and Beyond Article Excerpt

Boating on the Hudson and Beyond Article Excerpt

We visited Harpoon Eddie’s Restaurant & Bar for lunch on Wednesday afternoon and had such a wonderful time… we returned for dinner. The food service was outstanding… we experienced vibes that without a doubt… Lady Leslie (Stewart) had a hand in all of this!
1935
Frank Sinatra

Frank Sinatra

Frank was a skinny kid then, just starting out. While the rest of the band came in and ate, Sinatra sat on the old wooden curb, our railroad tie curb, just looking at traffic along Main Street. I could have invited him to eat with the rest of us, but the idea never occurred to me.
1946
The Original Hot Ham

The Original Hot Ham

I ran out of hot dogs one day. Imagine-running out of hot dogs at Sylvan Beach! I had some capicola, Italian hot ham, in the cooler. I heated it on the grill, got it sizzling hot, put it on a bun and offered it as an alternative. The people loved it! They ordered more-and more.
1968
Liza Minnelli

Liza Minnelli

Liza Minnelli made a movie called ‘The Sterile Cuckoo,’ back in 1968 and they shot scenes in Union Chapel and Oudin’s Court (now called Sunset Cottages). She came by several times while she was here.
2003
George Foreman

George Foreman

George was being inducted into the boxing hall of fame in Canastota and came down with his whole crew for dinner. Lord, he was big! My son’s big. My grandson Rick lifts weights and he’s even bigger. George was larger than the two of them combined!
2013
Wall Street Journal Excerpt

Wall Street Journal Excerpt

"The newer 'old' restaurants “don’t have the nostalgia and the feel of stepping back a bit,” says Leslie Stewart, whose family has run Eddie’s Restaurant, a diner in the resort community if Sylvan Beach, N.Y., since its opening in 1934.