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2143 Rt 9, Lake George, NY 12845
518-668-5418
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Description: Grand Re-opening of your old family favorite! Now open, just as you...
Grand Re-opening of your old family favorite! Now open, just as you remember it. Largest salad bar in Lake George, soda fountain, ice cream sundaes, Fish Fry Friday's, open year round for breakfast, lunch, and dinner!
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Not so Nostalgic

I was hoping to have a nostalgic HOJO’s experience but unfortunately it was very disappointing. It was cold and dark inside. The menu is trimmed down a lot from the originals. I saw some familiar items like clam strips but they were out. So we ordered some bacon cheeseburgers and a grilled... read more

2 of 5 starsReviewed April 27, 2015
Larry H
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Haverhill, Massachusetts
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Haverhill, Massachusetts
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

I was hoping to have a nostalgic HOJO’s experience but unfortunately it was very disappointing. It was cold and dark inside. The menu is trimmed down a lot from the originals. I saw some familiar items like clam strips but they were out. So we ordered some bacon cheeseburgers and a grilled cheese sandwich. When the order came out, one... More 

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Corinth, New York
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

My mom, brother and I stopped by to check this place out in Lake George, NY. We were the only people there besides a baby shower that was going on in back. We ordered a sampler appetizer, hot turkey sandwich, cheeseburger and fish fry.... 25 minutes later, we still didn't have our food. Just as we were leaving, a lady... More 

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North River, New York
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

We where in the area and saw that it had reopened, so we decided to try it. They offered a special of meatloaf and mashed potatoes. It started bad when the waitress came back and sail that they did not have mashed potatoes. This seemed odd since it was 4:30 and the restaurant was not busy and it was their... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Ordered a hot roast beef sandwich/fries, coffee, a turkey club/fries, soda and a kids cheeseburger/fries, soda. 5 minutes after ordering the waitress comes out to say they are out of roast beef (it's 6pm on a Friday!)..so it's changed to a hot turkey... Well the coffee was warm not hot. The turkey was cheap processed deli meat like they opened... More 

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Lake George, New York
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

When the waitress comes out with a winter coat on you know you are in trouble. She was great but we had to eat fast as there did not seem to be any heat. We'll try again cause a great locations!

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Queensbury, New York
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

We have been waiting for Howard Johnson's to re-open for awhile. We went there on Fri. Mar 6 and it was awful. It was cold in there, We felt bad for the server. She was alone trying to take care of a full house. Lots of people walked out or left because they couldn't get seated. Salad bar had lettuce,... More 

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Queensbury, New York
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

went for dinner with my family was not what i expected; very cold in the building, food was not really even okay.waitress was very friendly.,but she was the only one, understaffed,not prepared for being open! salad bar needed more items, not impressed! was really wondering if the other reviews were made by friends or family.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

Eating here left me in awe, in fact I created an account here just to rave about this restaurant. It is a nostalgia lovers delight, but also entertaining to new generations like the kids I went there with who loved the place as well. The fish and clam fry is heavenly, I normally do not enjoy fish, but Howard Johnson's... More 

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Gansevoort, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

Stopped by recently with my son, wife and granddaughter. Service was great, wonderful server. The food was good. Prices are in line with most similar diners and restaurants. Will definitely visit again. For those reading reviews, this Howard Johnson's was closed for a couple of years, so only read the reviews for the current owner. It has only been open... More 

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Clifton Park, New York
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

I was here over the weekend and was impressed! I was visiting the area and decided to stop for a bite with my family. The food was delicious! I ordered a cheeseburger, fries and a chocolate milkshake (which my nephew kept trying to steal after he finished his!). Waitress was super friendly and overall just enjoyed ourselves. Will definitely plan... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2143 Rt 9, Lake George, NY 12845
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Lake George
  • Phone Number: 518-668-5418

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 10
  • Cuisine: American

Description

Grand Re-opening of your old family favorite! Now open, just as you remember it. Largest salad bar in Lake George, soda fountain, ice cream sundaes, Fish Fry Friday's, open year round for breakfast, lunch, and dinner!

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