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All 85 Lake Placid Restaurants

Cottage Cafe

77 Mirror Lake Drive, Lake Placid, NY 12946
+1 518-302-3045
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Ranked #21 of 85 Restaurants in Lake Placid
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $15
Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Café
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Good for: Local cuisine, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Ottawa
Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014 NEW

Outdoor heaters. Pizzas, and the usual things - but very well done. For a beer and lunch at an outdoor fire in the middle of winter - cannot be beat.

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014 NEW

We popped in for lunch on Christmas Day and received a wonderful warm welcome. The log burner & beautiful decorations framed stunning icy panoramic views of Mirror Lake. Warm spiced cider and a delicious menu put smiles on our faces. Perfect.

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Gananoque, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

A great spot for lunch or a light dinner with a good selection of craft beers. Overlooks Mirror Lake.

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Loudonville, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

Every time we go to LP we have to stop at the Cottage for na drink and lunch. Sitting by the wood stove overlooking Mirror Lake is a sight that we never get tired off. Drinks are great! Food is good with several different options. If you are adventurous, you can have a drink at the outside patio by the... More 

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Somersworth, New Hampshire, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

This place is right on Mirror Lake and offers great food and atmosphere. It's just across the street from the Mirror Lake Inn.

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Troy, New York
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52 reviews 52 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

We go every year & it never disappoints! Great bisque & nachos plus delicious sandwiches. Perfect location -- do not miss !!

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Saratoga Springs, New York, United States
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37 reviews 37 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

We have been going to The Cottage for lunch for years. Noticed this year a new wood-burning fireplace, nice touch but blocks that stellar view of Mirror Lake and the beautiful mountains. The dining room seems more cramped than it was before too. At any rate, we had a nice lunch. The bloody marys are served in mason jars and... More 

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Buffalo, New York, United States
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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Sit outside on the patio and just enjoy the view of the lake. Casual food in a small space. Food is good and portions are large. Prices are decent. This place has the smallest ladies room I have ever seen, so be prepared. The staff here knows what they are doing and are helpful and friendly

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MLI, General Manager at Cottage Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for being our guest at The Cottage! We’re glad that you love the food, service and the views from our deck! Stop in again soon! Sincerely, Carl Gronlund General Manager Mirror Lake Inn Resort & Spa More 

Boonton, New Jersey, United States
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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Beautiful, cozy atmosphere right on Mirror Lake. Linda, our server (both times) is so friendly and naturally sweet. The chili verde was to die for...we had it the first time and told her we loved it and when we came back two days later, she remembered us and said that they still had a little of the chili left that... More 

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MLI, General Manager at Cottage Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for being our guest at The Cottage twice! We’re happy that you enjoyed the cozy atmosphere, service and food and that you’ll recommend us! We look forward to your return! Sincerely, Carl Gronlund General Manager Mirror Lake Inn Resort & Spa More 

Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

One of the best patios in Lake Placid. Great view, good choice of food and drink with a friendly staff. Not considered family friendly.

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MLI, General Manager at Cottage Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for being our guest at The Cottage Café! We’re happy you enjoyed the deck, views, food and drinks and service. I was surprised to read your comment of not family friendly. We are popular and very busy, but we welcome families anytime! Come in again! Sincerely, Carl Gronlund General Manager Mirror Lake Inn Resort & Spa More 

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Additional Information about Cottage Cafe

Address: 77 Mirror Lake Drive, Lake Placid, NY 12946
Phone Number: +1 518-302-3045
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Lake Placid
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: Café

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