Adirondacks Travel Guide

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What to Eat in Adirondacks

The region's stunning scenery and agricultural traditions are at the forefront of Adirondack cuisine. Whether you're looking to pack a picnic for a hike, enjoy local brews and seasonal flavors at a gastropub or savor fine dining bites in an upscale or family-friendly setting, you'll have plenty to choose from to satiate your appetite.

For some of the best seasonal fare offered in the Adirondacks, former diners say a visit to Five Corners Cafe is a must. Although small, this eatery leaves a big impression with its menu, which includes fan favorites like the rack of lamb and ricotta gnudi. Another budget-friendly option that receives traveler praise is Lisa G's. Known for putting a modern spin on classic comfort foods, Lisa G's is a hit with locals and tourists alike, thanks in part to  dishes like meatloaf, beet risotto and chicken parmesan.

If you're willing to spend a bit more coin, travelers recommend treating yourself to a meal at The View. Set within a wood dining room that overlooks the mountains and includes a stone fireplace and antler chandeliers and light fixtures, The View features a seasonal, locally sourced menu, with offerings like foie gras, braised pork cheeks and house smoked trout. Keep in mind, though, that all of the area's fine dining establishments fill up fast, so make your reservations well in advance.

Find the Best Restaurants in Adirondacks

  • #1
    The Good Bite Kitchen
    #1 of 111 Places to Eat in Lake Placid
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 184 reviewsTripAdvisor (184)
    $ | American, Asian
    2501 Main St Ste 1, Lake Placid, NY 12946-4331
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  • #2
    The View Restaurant
    #2 of 111 Places to Eat in Lake Placid
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 534 reviewsTripAdvisor (534)
    $$ | American
    77 Mirror Lake Dr Mirror Lake Inn Resort & Spa, Lake Placid, NY 12946-3802
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  • #3
    Salt of the Earth Bistro
    #3 of 111 Places to Eat in Lake Placid
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 94 reviewsTripAdvisor (94)
    $ - $$ | American, International, Contemporary
    5956 Sentinel Rd, Lake Placid, NY 12946-3549
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  • #4
    Smoke Signals
    #4 of 111 Places to Eat in Lake Placid
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1471 reviewsTripAdvisor (1471)
    $ - $$ | American, Bar, Barbecue
    2489 Main St, Lake Placid, NY 12946-3301
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  • #5
    Taste Bistro and Bar
    #5 of 111 Places to Eat in Lake Placid
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 198 reviewsTripAdvisor (198)
    $ - $$ | American
    77 Mirror Lake Dr at Mirror Lake Inn, Lake Placid, NY 12946-3802
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  • #6
    Emma's Lake Placid Creamery
    #6 of 111 Places to Eat in Lake Placid
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 261 reviewsTripAdvisor (261)
    $ |
    2507 Main St, Lake Placid, NY 12946-3305
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  • #7
    Top of the Park
    #7 of 111 Places to Eat in Lake Placid
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 295 reviewsTripAdvisor (295)
    $ - $$ | American, Mediterranean, Bar
    2407 Main St Second Floor, Lake Placid, NY 12946-3897
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  • #8
    Wyatt's
    #8 of 111 Places to Eat in Lake Placid
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 248 reviewsTripAdvisor (248)
    $ | Mexican, Southwestern, Fast Food
    2527 Main St, Lake Placid, NY 12946-3355
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  • #9
    Big Mountain Deli & Creperie
    #9 of 111 Places to Eat in Lake Placid
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 882 reviewsTripAdvisor (882)
    $ | American, Cafe, Deli
    2475 Main St, Lake Placid, NY 12946-3880
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  • #10
    Caffe Rustica
    #10 of 111 Places to Eat in Lake Placid
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 462 reviewsTripAdvisor (462)
    $ - $$ | Italian, Pizza
    1936 Saranac Ave, Lake Placid, NY 12946-1114
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  • #11
    Cottage Cafe
    #11 of 111 Places to Eat in Lake Placid
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 821 reviewsTripAdvisor (821)
    $ - $$ | American, Bar, Cafe, Soups
    77 Mirror Lake Dr, Lake Placid, NY 12946-3802
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  • #12
    Lisa G's
    #12 of 111 Places to Eat in Lake Placid
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 941 reviewsTripAdvisor (941)
    $ - $$ | American, Bar
    6125 Sentinel Rd, Lake Placid, NY 12946-3508
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  • #13
    Redneck Bistro, BBQ & Grill
    #13 of 111 Places to Eat in Lake Placid
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 167 reviewsTripAdvisor (167)
    $ - $$ | American, Bar, Barbecue, Grill
    2302 Saranac Ave The Pines Inn, Lake Placid, NY 12946-3378
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  • #14
    Big Slide Brewery & Public House
    #14 of 111 Places to Eat in Lake Placid
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 255 reviewsTripAdvisor (255)
    $ - $$ | American, Bar, Pub, Brew Pub, Gastropub
    5686 Cascade Rd, Lake Placid, NY 12946-4139
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  • #15
    Liquids and Solids at the handlebar
    #15 of 111 Places to Eat in Lake Placid
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 432 reviewsTripAdvisor (432)
    $ - $$ | American
    6115 Sentinel Rd, Lake Placid, NY 12946-3599
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  • #16
    The Farmhouse Cafe
    #16 of 111 Places to Eat in Lake Placid
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 133 reviewsTripAdvisor (133)
    $ - $$ | American, Cafe
    2726 Main St, Lake Placid, NY 12946-3314
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  • #17
    Jimmy's 21
    #17 of 111 Places to Eat in Lake Placid
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 770 reviewsTripAdvisor (770)
    $ - $$ | Italian
    2425 Main St, Lake Placid, NY 12946-3301
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  • #18
    the breakfast club, etc
    #18 of 111 Places to Eat in Lake Placid
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 1014 reviewsTripAdvisor (1014)
    $ - $$ | American
    2431 Main St, Lake Placid, NY 12946-3370
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  • #19
    Lake Placid Pub & Brewery
    #19 of 111 Places to Eat in Lake Placid
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 1839 reviewsTripAdvisor (1839)
    $ - $$ | American, Bar, Pub, Soups, Brew Pub, Grill
    813 Mirror Lake Dr, Lake Placid, NY 12946-3829
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  • #20
    Bluesberry Bakery
    #20 of 111 Places to Eat in Lake Placid
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 194 reviewsTripAdvisor (194)
    $ |
    26 Main Street, Lake Placid, NY 12946
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