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Old 05-08-2012, 07:16 PM   #1
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Favorite Eatery After Hiking

Our tradition after every high peak we climb is to reward ourselves with some grub and a beer. Getting a bit bored with the places we've eaten after 31 peaks so far. Any suggestions of good places to eat near the peaks?
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Old 05-08-2012, 08:48 PM   #2
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My favorite is The Lake Placid Pub & Brewery
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Old 05-08-2012, 11:43 PM   #3
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I suggest you try the Cascade Inn on a Saturday night. All you can eat prime rib for $22. This is a 4 course meal! When I went there, I enjoyed the atmosphere, loved the food, and had a great evening chit-chatting with the locals & bartender. I can't wait to make it back. (And of course, the LPPB is always a good option as well.)
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Old 05-09-2012, 08:19 AM   #4
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I don't actually know the name of the place but it's the italian restaurant that overloooks Mirror Lake in the village of Lake Placid. It is next to the town "square" directly across from EMS. Food has always been very good, prices are fair and they offer outside dining with great views. We eat there everytime we come out of the woods, or off the lakes, and we have never been disappointed.
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Old 05-09-2012, 10:03 AM   #5
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Lisa G's in Placid.
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Old 05-09-2012, 11:04 AM   #6
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Here are a few suggestions. I tried to group them by locale. Long Lake is where we stayed when climbing the Santanonis (and Seymour, too). Our tastes run toward traditional pub or family dining fare, not so much on fine dining, so that's what is reflected here.

Keene Valley

Ausable Inn - Keene Valley
Good food, reasonable prices, relaxing atmosphere. I prefer eating in the bar area...has more of a "local" feel to it.

Baxter Mountain Tavern - Rt. 9N, Keene
Nice place, good food (especially burgers and fried chicken), nice views of Hurricane from the dining room.

Lake Placid

Lake Placid Pub & Brewery
Excellent beer, good food, fun atmosphere, reasonable prices.

Great Adirondack Steak & Seafood
Busy place, good food, good beer brewed on premises. Kinda pricey.

Long Lake

The Cellar - Kickerville Lane
Fun place, good food - excellent pizza!

Adirondack Hotel - across from town beach
Good food and drink in the bar area. They have a more formal dining room, but I haven't tried it. Busy place.

Long Lake Diner - I know you asked about after hike eats, but I had to put this one in here for breakfast -- Outstanding!

Wilmington

Wilderness Inn - Wilmington
Nice family-style restaurant. Seems like a place the locals eat. Very good food and service.
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Old 05-13-2012, 08:50 PM   #7
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Chair 6 in LP. It's a little more upscale but not necessarily more expensive. Our favorite restaurant. Right now they're offering a delicious 10 mini-course meal for $10!
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Old 05-14-2012, 06:15 AM   #8
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I'll second PA Ridgerunner's suggestion of Baxter Mt Tavern - one of our favorites.

And I know he and I will disagree on this one, but I also like the Tale o' the Pup in Ray Brook

And one more, kinda new...The Cowboy in Lake Placid. Best restaurant made Bloody Marys ever, and they had live bluegrass last time we were there.
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Old 05-14-2012, 08:21 AM   #9
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You guys are too fancy for me... after a hike, I usually stop at the nearest Stewart's for a hot dog and/or ice cream cone!
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Old 05-14-2012, 09:19 AM   #10
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Flanagan's Pub & Grill in Schroon Lake is a long time favorite of mine.
...Dynamite burgers!
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Old 05-14-2012, 09:28 AM   #11
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My daughter and I were hiking the Northville Placid trail a few years ago and when we hit Perkins Clearing we were both dying for a greasy burger so we headed to Indian Lake and got one at what was then the Oak Barrell. It was the best burger I ever ate, though I believe it was more from being on the trail for a long stretch than anything else. I savored it so much I stopped in there a couple of months later and ordered the same thing and was very disappointed. I have eaten in the restaurant portion there and was not impressed--the barfare seems to be hit & miss. Most of the suggestions on this thread are for the high peaks region, how about elsewhere?
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Old 05-14-2012, 09:38 AM   #12
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Most of the suggestions on this thread are for the high peaks region, how about elsewhere?
I can make two -

In Inlet, the Screamin Eagle has excellent pizza and subs...highly recommended (they also always have very good homemade pies)

In Old Forge, Frankie's Taste of Italy is outstanding.
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Van's in Barneveld. Scary looking place, could use a major overhaul, but there're few places on Earth where you can get a positively, enormous burger and two sides for $6. I dare you to try to walk out of there hungry!

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Old 05-14-2012, 01:17 PM   #14
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Oh yea, I 2nd the Tale of the Pup. Food is pretty good but I really like the bbq / town picnic outdoor eating. Forgot about them.
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The Meet and Greet in Saranac!! Two guys working the entire place so you might have to wait a bit but menu changes often on what they have. One of my favorite little holes in the wall
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Oh yea, I 2nd the Tale of the Pup. Food is pretty good but I really like the bbq / town picnic outdoor eating. Forgot about them.
I hate that place. The food is fine but on three separate occasions(the last in 2010) it took 45 minutes to get someone to take a drink order. The meals arrived relatively promptly but another hour to get the bill..

Unless things have changed I hesitate to go back. And thats a shame since I will be right next door for six days this summer.
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I hate that place. The food is fine but on three separate occasions(the last in 2010) it took 45 minutes to get someone to take a drink order. The meals arrived relatively promptly but another hour to get the bill..

Unless things have changed I hesitate to go back. And thats a shame since I will be right next door for six days this summer.
It was not busy. There were about thirty diners overall.
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Old 05-14-2012, 05:22 PM   #18
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Davidson Brothers in Glens Falls! I will also second the Cascade Inn. I stay there sometimes if I don't feel like waking up really early and driving. Never had a bad meal there and the atmosphere is second to none.
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Old 05-14-2012, 05:38 PM   #19
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the mexican place owned by the Quinns--Desperado's I believe--is my go to for after hike dinner.

LP Brewery has awesome food--better than any other brewpub I have been too. It's usually packed though.

The cottage is great, and you can usually find parking.
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I'll +1 Buckshots suggestion of Desperados and The Cottage. MLI has a new bistro as well.

As for the comments about Tail of The Pup, well, BBQ is good and many of us like it, but most of us would be disgusted at thier sanitation record. Health inspections are available online if you want to look into your favorite eateries and thier track record for conforming to health laws. Information for infractions are given so you can make the call if its not up to your standards.
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