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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
    Salt of the Earth Bistro
    #1 of 86 Places to Eat in Lake Placid
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 136 reviewsTripAdvisor (136)
    $ - $$ | American, International, Contemporary
    5956 Sentinel Rd, Lake Placid, NY 12946-3549
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  • #2
    The View Restaurant
    #2 of 86 Places to Eat in Lake Placid
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 568 reviewsTripAdvisor (568)
    $$ | American
    77 Mirror Lake Dr Mirror Lake Inn Resort & Spa, Lake Placid, NY 12946-3802
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  • #3
    Smoke Signals
    #3 of 86 Places to Eat in Lake Placid
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1630 reviewsTripAdvisor (1630)
    $ - $$ | American, Bar, Barbecue
    2489 Main St, Lake Placid, NY 12946-3301
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  • #4
    Taste Bistro and Bar
    #4 of 86 Places to Eat in Lake Placid
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 209 reviewsTripAdvisor (209)
    $ - $$ | American
    77 Mirror Lake Dr at Mirror Lake Inn, Lake Placid, NY 12946-3802
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  • #5
    Emma's Lake Placid Creamery
    #5 of 86 Places to Eat in Lake Placid
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 300 reviewsTripAdvisor (300)
    $ | American
    2507 Main St, Lake Placid, NY 12946-3305
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  • #6
    Big Mountain Deli & Creperie
    #6 of 86 Places to Eat in Lake Placid
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 921 reviewsTripAdvisor (921)
    $ | American, Cafe, Deli
    2475 Main St, Lake Placid, NY 12946-3880
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  • #7
    Wyatt's
    #7 of 86 Places to Eat in Lake Placid
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 264 reviewsTripAdvisor (264)
    $ | Mexican, Southwestern, Fast Food
    2527 Main St, Lake Placid, NY 12946-3355
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  • #8
    Top of the Park
    #8 of 86 Places to Eat in Lake Placid
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 341 reviewsTripAdvisor (341)
    $ - $$ | American, Mediterranean, Bar
    2407 Main St Second Floor, Lake Placid, NY 12946-3897
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  • #9
    Lisa G's
    #9 of 86 Places to Eat in Lake Placid
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1011 reviewsTripAdvisor (1011)
    $ - $$ | American, Bar
    6125 Sentinel Rd, Lake Placid, NY 12946-3508
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  • #10
    Redneck Bistro, BBQ & Grill
    #10 of 86 Places to Eat in Lake Placid
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 205 reviewsTripAdvisor (205)
    $ - $$ | American, Bar, Barbecue, Grill
    2302 Saranac Ave The Pines Inn, Lake Placid, NY 12946-3378
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  • #11
    Caffe Rustica
    #11 of 86 Places to Eat in Lake Placid
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 491 reviewsTripAdvisor (491)
    $ - $$ | Italian, Pizza
    1936 Saranac Ave, Lake Placid, NY 12946-1114
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  • #12
    The Good Bite Kitchen
    #12 of 86 Places to Eat in Lake Placid
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 186 reviewsTripAdvisor (186)
    $ | American, Asian
    2501 Main St Ste 1, Lake Placid, NY 12946-4331
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  • #13
    Big Slide Brewery & Public House
    #13 of 86 Places to Eat in Lake Placid
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 305 reviewsTripAdvisor (305)
    $ - $$ | American, Bar, Pub, Brew Pub, Gastropub
    5686 Cascade Rd, Lake Placid, NY 12946-4139
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  • #14
    Liquids and Solids at the handlebar
    #14 of 86 Places to Eat in Lake Placid
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 447 reviewsTripAdvisor (447)
    $ - $$ | American
    6115 Sentinel Rd, Lake Placid, NY 12946-3599
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  • #15
    Cottage Cafe
    #15 of 86 Places to Eat in Lake Placid
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 885 reviewsTripAdvisor (885)
    $ - $$ | American, Bar, Soups
    77 Mirror Lake Dr, Lake Placid, NY 12946-3802
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  • #16
    the breakfast club, etc
    #16 of 86 Places to Eat in Lake Placid
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 1090 reviewsTripAdvisor (1090)
    $ - $$ | American, Cafe
    2431 Main St, Lake Placid, NY 12946-3370
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  • #17
    Jimmy's 21
    #17 of 86 Places to Eat in Lake Placid
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 823 reviewsTripAdvisor (823)
    $ - $$ | Italian
    2425 Main St, Lake Placid, NY 12946-3301
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  • #18
    Green Goddess' Food
    #18 of 86 Places to Eat in Lake Placid
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 133 reviewsTripAdvisor (133)
    $ | Cafe, Healthy, Soups, American
    2051 Saranac Ave, Lake Placid, NY 12946-1176
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  • #19
    Bluesberry Bakery
    #19 of 86 Places to Eat in Lake Placid
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 206 reviewsTripAdvisor (206)
    $ | American, Cafe
    26 Main Street, Lake Placid, NY 12946
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  • #20
    Black Bear Restaurant
    #20 of 86 Places to Eat in Lake Placid
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 601 reviewsTripAdvisor (601)
    $ - $$ | Italian, American, Bar
    2409 Main St Corner of Saranac Ave, Lake Placid, NY 12946-3896
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