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The Barnsider Smokehouse Restaurant

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2112 State Route 9, Lake George, NY 12845
(518) 668-5268
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Today
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations, Takeout

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  • 101
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  • 77
    Very good
  • 51
    Average
  • 37
    Poor
  • 22
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Just OK

Was surprised that the best thing we had at a smokehouse was fish. The ribs and chicken were dry, the sauce had an "off" flavor I couldn't identify. The fish was however, very good, Service was just ok as well. I could review the ribs as dry because the waiter got my order wrong. .

3 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
vginia82
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Lafayette, Indiana
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
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English first
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

We stumbled upon this place with our two boys. The food was amazing! Please, please try the fries as an appetizer, they were soooooo good! Overall fun place and good food.

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Aurora, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

The Barnsider was recommended by many to be "THE" - BBQ restaurant. The restaurant has nice surroundings and a great "country / BBQ feel". We were a group of 15 that dined at the restaurant. Nice outdoor seating, and had a guy playing Jazz guitar. Overall nice ambiance. Picture of draft beer = $20. The service very slow. It took... More 

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Lafayette, Indiana
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Was surprised that the best thing we had at a smokehouse was fish. The ribs and chicken were dry, the sauce had an "off" flavor I couldn't identify. The fish was however, very good, Service was just ok as well. I could review the ribs as dry because the waiter got my order wrong. .

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Litchfield,CT.
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

Went there last week as a party of 6. When we were seated their was 5 or 6 other tables occupied.We placed our order and then a party of 55 arrived.The food took about 30 minutes to come out.One of our meals was supposed to be a steakhouse cheese burger on paninni without peppers and onions,instead the waitress brings out... More 

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Maryland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Very nice indoor and outdoor seating on the deck outback in a wood surroundings or in front by the highway. Small parking lot in front of the restaurant but bigger parking lot in back. We arrived and were immediately seated on the outside deck. Waitresses came and went and pretty much we were ignored until the hostess: Hannah took our... More 

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Nashua, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

After not a single good experience at any meal during Americade weekend, we stopped here for dinner on our last night in the area. The smell is what lured us in. Our waitress was happily accommodating when we asked to move inside (as the sun was setting it got a bit chilly), she recommended a great local beer and the... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015 via mobile

dunno about you, but when three out of four of us get our drinks right away and I don't get mine till the apps arrive and I've had to ask twice, that's lame service. And when I asked, the server said, "sure, I can get that for you as soon as I finish doing this thing for that other table".....hunh???... More 

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New Cumberland, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

As the title of our review indicates both the food and the service were average. The waitress was slow to check on us and the manager finally was the one to get our bill for us. Even when she did, she did not ask us about our meal or offer to refill our long empty glasses.

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Albany, New York
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

While in Lake George for Americade our group of 8 was looking for a place to have dinner. BBQ sounded good so we choose the Barnsider. It was of course packed due to Americade, but we were not in a rush so we waited. When seated we waited 20 minutes before even being getting drink orders in. But again, we... More 

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barnsider, Owner at The Barnsider Smokehouse Restaurant, responded to this review

Sorry your experience was a negative one. Americade is a very busy time as you noticed we were very busy. I wish the server could have rectified the problem and we would of gladly sent you another entree or tried to figure out what was wrong with the other meals you alluded to. We are open year round and don't... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Food was good and service was great! Homemade applesauce was amazing! They do BBQ well and uad some good microbrews on tap!

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Additional Information about The Barnsider Smokehouse Restaurant

Address: 2112 State Route 9, Lake George, NY 12845
Phone Number: (518) 668-5268
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Lake George
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 10 - 15
Cuisine: Barbecue

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2112 State Route 9, Lake George, NY 12845
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Lake George
  • Phone Number: (518) 668-5268

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 15
  • Cuisine: Barbecue

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?