Lake George, a gem in the Adirondack Mountains, is not only known for its stunning natural beauty but also for its vibrant culinary scene. This charming town is home to a diverse array of restaurants, offering everything from gourmet cuisine to comfort food. Whether you're a foodie seeking innovative dishes, a family in search of kid-friendly menus, or a couple looking for a romantic dining experience, Lake George has something to satisfy every palate. In this article, we will guide you through some of the best restaurants in Lake George, each offering a unique dining experience that will make your visit to this beautiful lakeside town even more memorable.
My wife and I are up in Lake George this weekend for our honeymoon. We wanted a nice spot to grab a burger after our two hour drive up after work. We stopped by Blue Thirty Two for the Teriyaki Fire boneless wings and some burgers, and everything was nicely flavored and seasoned, with good portion sizes. The beer list was solid, and my wife and I both loved her cinnamon whiskey sours! Kevin was an excellent host, and made us feel welcome. We WILL be back! Thank you for a good first night of our trip! Cheers, Mark and Kelsey W.
5 / 5
Overall, a great spot. Waitstaff was attentive and quick (if not, perhaps new) and the food was quite good. However, when we ordered 'crispy strawberry shortcake' we thought we were in for a unique treat–perhaps a twist on the usual strawberry shortcake? However, what came out was a Rice Crispy Treat with frozen (sad) strawberries on top. Edible? Sure. Inspired and on par with the rest of the meal—no way.
4 / 5
Nice place. Was not sure seeing the outside of the place. Went in for breakfast and was very surprised how nice and clean it is inside. Waitress was very patient with us. 8 people with some quirky requests! She was great. Would highly recommend for breakfast and will definitely give it a shot for dinner!
5 / 5
First off, our waitress, Katie, was a GEM!!!!!!! I will return just for her!! (OH and the food is incredible) but her personality and genuine kindness... she's amazing!
5 / 5
Stopped for dinner while visiting family. Entered and was seated right away. Music was a nice volume, and it took a while to realize it was live music up in the bar area. The musician (on July 5th, 2023) was excellent and a perfect volume to still have conversation. I usually hate live music, but he was really great. For food, my family ordered 3 fish frys, a choose your own pasta dish (great idea!), a double burger, a single burger, and kids sliders. It was all great food. Hats off to the kitchen. The staff was very personable and interacted with the children wonderfully. Everything came out in good time. Prices were standard. Will recommend and will return. Thanks!
5 / 5
Comfortable brewpub offering craft beers & American comfort food amid rustic, lodge-style surrounds.
A little crowded on the patio but nice atmosphere. Service was nice. I wasn’t overly impressed with the eggplant fries like many of the reviews talk about. Next time I’d like to try the fried pickles instead. Ribs were cooked well but needed a side of sauce for some more flavor. Fish fry was delicious. I would recommend not getting the side salad as a side, it was about 10 pieces of lettuce 2 cucumbers and 1 tomato
5 / 5
Wow! I was blown away here. Aside from the food being absolutely amazing, the service was a 100 on a scale of 1 to 10.. They were very busy when we arrived, yet we were seated quickly, drink order taken fast. Server was very attentive, knew the items on the menu and was able to help my wife avoid any allergens. Food arrived hot and fresh and, quite frankly, faster than I thought it would. Truly and outstanding experience. Thank you
5 / 5
Food and beer was decent. Liked the fact that all beers on draft were from their own brewery. The service was a bit slow and seating slightly cramped. But if that's not a bother for you, this is a chill and relaxed place to be at.
4 / 5
Great restaurant and fantastic brewery. Was here for Americade. It was a little packed, but they made room. The food was amazing, and the beers were as well. Next time I'm up at the lake, I'll come back and write a more in-depth review. I did find it hysterical that the large flaming rock had to warn me of the open flame. 🤣
5 / 5
Very nice place and food. Unfortunately we got a very bad service from 3 different staff… look like a group of 8 is too difficult for them. Wish I could give 5 stars but smile was optional.
3 / 5
Busy for a Friday night. Had to wait over 30 minutes for an eat in pie.. no frills here. Order at the counter and then brought to table. Get your own silverware and plates. Parking can be an issue . Lot shared with a grocery store. Crust very thin. Center got soggy fast.
4 / 5
I was recommended this spot and I have to admit, it was better than Capri’s, which I have ALWAYS gone to for pizza. I found the pizza to taste like Papa Gino’s a bit and I was ok with that because I like PG’s pizza. I would definitely get my pizza from there. The employees were really friendly and I always give that a lot of weight.
4 / 5
I recently ordered delivery from Pizza Jerks and unfortunately, my experience fell far short of expectations. I ordered two large pizzas and was informed that the delivery would take approximately 45 minutes. However, upon calling back after the given time, I was informed that they couldn't locate my order. It was quite frustrating, but eventually, they managed to find my order, resulting in an additional 20-minute wait. When the pizzas finally arrived, I was disappointed by their quality. The crust was thin and lacked substance, leaving me craving a more substantial and satisfying bite. Additionally, the crispy chicken I ordered turned out to be anything but crispy. The texture was far from desirable, failing to deliver on the promised crunchiness. To add to the disappointment, the buffalo sauce tasted remarkably similar to Frank's hot sauce, lacking the distinct flavor profile that one would expect from a well-crafted buffalo sauce. It was a letdown, as I had hoped for a more nuanced and flavorful sauce to accompany the pizza. Overall, the pizza from Pizza Jerks was a major letdown. It failed to live up to the positive reviews I had read before placing my order. The lackluster crust, non-crispy chicken, and underwhelming buffalo sauce left me unsatisfied. I hope the restaurant takes these concerns into account and makes improvements to ensure a more enjoyable dining experience for its customers in the future
3 / 5
I don’t know what experience rest of you had, but for me it was great ! Everything from pizza to service ! We got custom pies and they were delicious. Great options to choose from as they also have vegan options available! You can select from a slice to whole pizza ! A small self service restaurant!
5 / 5
Shared a delicious pie with my friend who was a former employee when we were in college ages ago. We like having our pizza with a side of buffalo sauce. We got half Margherita and half tree hugger. Yum!
4 / 5
No-frills, down-home fixture offering BBQ meals, cocktails & draft brews, plus regular live music.
Omg!!! This is a MUST! Visited some great friends Jill Plude and Dave Arch #veteranowned business in beautiful #lakegeorge ny We indulged in their epic award winning dessert wings …chocolate Carmel salted smoked wings …. ❤️Omg!!!! 🤩🤩🤩🤩🤩 omg help!! I can N O T explain the taste explosion 💥 Heaven ?!?!?!?! Yes YES !!!! Do you love chocolate ??? Carmel? Salt ? Wings ??? Yes!!!!! Then let’s talk about smoked pulled pork Mac n cheese 🥺 Hellooooo????? Ooo my! The moral of this story ???? This is a MUST!!!! Veteran owned ! Amazing food! Yes yes yes ! Thank you Dave and Jill!!! A friggin mazing! We are headed back soon to enjoy their hot wings! Gottta get ready for that !!!
5 / 5
This is a great place to stop for food and drinks. Great atmosphere! Great food. Wonderful staff. They have a pool room which was a ton of fun.
5 / 5
I ordered the Smoked Brisket sandwich. It was a $15 menu item so I was expecting it to be good. The meat was tough and didn't taste like it was smoked. It was over soaked in hot sauce and the sides were equally as bad. It was a waste of $15.
1 / 5
I'm normally someone who looks at reviews, so I saw this and got kind of excited. The 4.2 star review felt very misleading. The only notably good thing I have to say is that the food only took about 20 min to bring out. I got the brisket sandwich and potato salad. The potato salad was fine, but the sandwich was another story. It was inedible. I had to pull the pieces of meat off the sandwich and rip away at it with my teeth, and I had to give up after a couple of minutes because it was no use. Basically, imagine the worst roast beef sandwich you've had. I can practically guarantee that this was worse. Also, the sauce tasted like vinegar with a tablespoon of mustard. The only reason that I'm giving it 2 stars instead of 1 is because the lady serving us was really nice.
2 / 5
Had their Desert wings an incredibly messy great way to have your wings. Off the beaten pass on a very crowded Memorial Day Opening of Lake George!
4 / 5
Very nice American food place right off the Lake George village main road. Pleasant waitresses and great food. Took a bit long to get our food but it was worth it in the end. I got a buffalo chicken salad with a side of fries and both were absolutely delicious. Fries could have been a little saltier and crispier but nothing that a little sprinkle of sauce and some Ketchup won’t fix.
4 / 5
On a family vacation we ate at many different places in Lake George. None were as good as Fire and Ice Bar and Grill. Crab cakes were on point and so was the tacos. Drinks were refreshing and the services was top notch. When we go back to Lake George next year this will be a place we revisit.
5 / 5
All food was amazing. Poutine was delicious and the penne ala vodka was one of the best I’ve had! The drink was really good too!
5 / 5
Food and drinks were very good! Love the vibe in the restaurant! Burgers were delicious!
5 / 5
Great food and drinks. 100 % recommend this place. New owner is taking it to the next level. Pics of food show it.
5 / 5
Down-to-earth saloon offering beer, bar fare, an upstairs deck, live music & lake views.
Went here to get some lunch. They have a really nice outside area on the second floor that lets you oversee the lake. They had some love music as well which was really entertaining. The food was good for what it was, although I find the prices a tad bit high for what I got but I guess that is because of the tourist area. They do allow dogs in their outside area. All in all I definitely recommend it!
4 / 5
Do NOT waste 10 minutes of your time at this place. Sat at the bar, waited as the bartender finished serving the folks next to me, for some acknowledgement. He went on to another person at the bar. Another guy and woman appeared behind the bar and stood around. After 10 minutes of waiting... I left. Walked down the street, to Christie's. Eight tables out on the porch, somewhat busy. Got seated, beer, ordered and got my cup of lobster bisque in less than 10 minutes. Thank you for ignoring me... I had a wonderful dinner at Christie's and the service was great. I would 5 star going there instead of Duffys!!
1 / 5
I fell upon this place many, many years ago during Americade bike week. I now make it a yearly pit stop on my motorcycle trips! Great vibe, great food, and great service!
5 / 5
Good "working class" place to get a bite and a beer. In town from New Hampshire for a "guys weekend." Stopped in our first night, and had a great time. Wings were really good. Good atmosphere, and friendly people, patrons and employees alike. Only criticism... could use some updating. Or maybe it's just character! I'd go back.
4 / 5
Had a few beverages and listened to music. Great place would recommend. Unfortunately didn't order anything to eat but what I seen in food being brought out all looked amazing.
5 / 5
Omelets, pancakes & other breakfast staples whipped up in a simple, 1940s-style space with a patio.
I went here for my birthday with three dear friends on a very busy Sunday this October, and I was blown away. Someone else had a birthday, and I heard them singing to them. Ok, so this is not that unusual. But when they found out that it was my birthday they brought out a sparkler-topped stacked pancake as a birthday treat, played a special song, and even gave me a birthday card signed by several of the staff w/a surprise inside, I was blown away! Now onto the food: The menu was outstanding and very creative: this is not your standard, cooking-cutter American diner, playing it safe with the same old boring fare. I had the Monte Cristo Eggs Benedict- and it was outstanding. Along with a celebratory Mimosa, the bursting with personality Brooklyn born waitress cracked us up and served us with flair. Everyone in our party of 4 was delighted! The menu was creatively displayed, and a variety of amazing antiques were carefully displayed through the restaurant. The staff even came out to bring more. Highly recommended.
5 / 5
Lively 1940s style breakfast spot. Very welcome, friendly crew. Spotless. Attentive service. Huge, endless menu. Food is very bland. Really nice, authentic 1940s decor, with accompanying music. Great for kids. Reasonably priced, with a discount for cash. Outdoor seating available. We really enjoyed it. Except the food is very bland.
3 / 5
Amazing place. Wait is a little long but so worth it. Food is outstanding and the atmosphere is great. Everyone around us enjoyed their meals. The manager was our waiter and he was awesome! Highly, highly recommend the Breakfast Spot when visiting Lake George. We WILL be back and will tell anyone we know heading to Lake George to make this their "Breakfast Spot".
5 / 5
A friend of mine recommended this spot, so I came here several times over this past Memorial Day weekend for breakfast. As soon as I walked in, I immediately fell in love with the old-fashioned 40s vibe that it has going on. I got there pretty early in the morning after reading several reviews that this place can get busy pretty fast. I was greeted very warmly by the hostess, and waitstaff is very friendly and attentive. The food tasted great and came out super fast. They also make a really good cup of coffee as well. Based on other reviews along with my own, I could see why this place is so popular with tourists. I will definitely come in again the next time I vacation in the area again.
5 / 5
What a great place. They greeted us very friendly and although it was busy, they allow you to reserve your spot and notify you by text once your table is available. The waitress Yana, was very friendly and provided an exceptional service. Being a business owner, I believe that people make a difference and she certainly made a difference to our experience. The food was also tasteful and cinnamon waffles were out of this world. Keep it up ! Highly recommend this place. Great job !
5 / 5