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Old 09-16-2015, 09:11 PM   #1
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Placid area restaurants for hungry hikers

In search of a good place to eat a lot after a long hike. Looking on the web, it seems most places are either lunch-oriented or of the fried American food persuasion, which we'd prefer to avoid.
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Old 09-17-2015, 07:06 AM   #2
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Post hike - you might want to try Cascade Inn. Near the Loj Road, reasonable prices and some good fill you up choices. In town, Smoke Signals has good barbeque and Lisa G's has a good menu.
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Old 09-17-2015, 09:23 AM   #3
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Second Lisa G's.. menu changes often but categories stay the same.. Lisa prefers to buy local
http://www.lisags.com/images/lisagsdinner.pdf
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Old 09-17-2015, 03:59 PM   #4
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Add a question - does anyone know of places that are good for breakfast and can accommodate a larger (say 15 +/-) person group easily?

The one obvious one had to go and close up this year, so looking towards future years and not having looked for any since there was always a spot to go to...
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Old 09-17-2015, 05:03 PM   #5
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Thanks for the ideas, keep them coming! Will be in the area a bunch this fall and beyond, would love to keep trying new stuff!
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Old 09-17-2015, 06:00 PM   #6
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Post hike - you might want to try Cascade Inn. Near the Loj Road, reasonable prices and some good fill you up choices. In town, Smoke Signals has good barbeque and Lisa G's has a good menu.
I have eaten at Cascade Inn twice. The first time that I have eaten at Cascade Inn was great, but on the second time it was terrible.
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Old 09-18-2015, 08:16 AM   #7
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Placid area restaurants for hungry hikers

Redneck Bistro, BBQ and Grill on corner of Saranac Ave and Wesvalley rd. Run by a nice Polish-American couple. No alcohol but great food and large portions.
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Old 09-23-2015, 12:47 AM   #8
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Tail O' The Pup

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In search of a good place to eat a lot after a long hike. Looking on the web, it seems most places are either lunch-oriented or of the fried American food persuasion, which we'd prefer to avoid.
Whatever you do - steer VERY VERY clear of The Tail O' The Pup. This place is best described as a "tourist trap". A few amigos and I fell victim to marketing, bright signage, atmosphere and the sound of live music.

We quickly learned that the circus distractions abound are a necessity to cover up horrid wait times, puny food portions that were served cold, waitresses who could care less, and overpriced everything. Total dive.
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Old 09-23-2015, 09:06 AM   #9
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I love Delta Blues, down below the hotel on Main St. If you like cajun food and barbecue, it's great - and they usually have really good blues playing in the background.
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Old 09-29-2015, 03:49 PM   #10
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If you're looking for good Italian food or a good steak, Jimmy's 21 would be my recommendation.
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Old 09-30-2015, 11:47 AM   #11
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I realize Saranac lake might be a little out of your way but The Downhill Grill on Main St has always been a spot for a great lunch or dinner.
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Old 09-20-2016, 07:02 PM   #12
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Post hike - ... In town, Smoke Signals has good barbeque ...
I generally avoid LP due to pricey food, but this summer I agreed to meet friends at Smoke Signals. I braced myself for LP prices before opening the menu, and was somewhat relieved. I just had the half-chicken [at $17.] Considering it was LP,and there's a great view of the Sentinels(iirc) over Mirror Lake, it was reasonable.
A hungry hiker might have to order more than just a dinner though. I ate there immediately after returning from Street and Nye, and could have eaten more. If you did something more challenging, you may need an appetizer/extra sides.

[ Hmmm, I just looked up their menu and it does seem a bit pricey. Maybe it was the company I was with that night that made it seem reasonable.]
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Old 09-22-2016, 09:28 PM   #13
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Lake Placid Brewery has a great menu. Even if you don't drink beer it's worth checking out. Desperado's (a half mile outside of main st.) has consistently good Mexican food. Those are my two standbys.

I eat at Smoke Signals (and drink $1 beers!) when I feel the need to go into town. The Cottage has great food too, and the prices are reasonable compared to the main restaurant.

I usually get breakfast at the diner. They could accommodate 15 people, but you would be split up.
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Old 09-22-2016, 09:42 PM   #14
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After a recent canoe trip we tried the Pickled Pig in LP. It's near the Olympic Skating Oval. Good menu and excellent food. Prices are reasonable too. I'll go back.
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Old 10-01-2016, 08:00 AM   #15
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Oooh theres some good choices on here. Id also reccomend Lisa G's!!
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Old 10-06-2016, 03:43 PM   #16
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I realize Saranac lake might be a little out of your way but The Downhill Grill on Main St has always been a spot for a great lunch or dinner.
Is the DH Grill in Saranac Lake now? We used to go there when it was in Placid. Decent Mexican food. We liked Casa del Sol in Saranac Lake too. 'Not sure its even open. We had some fun in that place!
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Old 10-06-2016, 07:41 PM   #17
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Placid area restaurants for hungry hikers

Redneck Bistro & Barbeque in the Pines Hotel. Good and plenty!


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Old 10-10-2016, 09:57 PM   #18
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What about the Adirondack Steak and Seafood ,downtown LP. Havent been there in a few years but their Salmon on a plank and steak dinners were very good. Along with a few pints of their own brewed beer makes for a great dinner.
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Old 11-03-2016, 08:39 AM   #19
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I ate at the Cascade Inn on Columbus Day Sunday and, although not terrible, not great either.
I like the Adirondack Steak and Seafood.
In Saranac Lake, I like the Downhill Grill and the Mexican restaurant on the way in (I can't think of its name). For breakfast, McKenzie Grill is good and has plenty of room (but can be crowded on weekends).
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Old 11-04-2016, 07:25 AM   #20
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Is there another Swiss Kitchen in Saranac Lake? There's one in Tupper. Haven't been there in a while, but I remember that it was good.
oops, my mistake. Let's go to the Blue Moon in SL instead for a good breakfast.
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