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Cottage Cafe

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77 Mirror Lake Drive, Lake Placid, NY 12946
+1 518-302-3045
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11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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  • 152
    Excellent
  • 125
    Very good
  • 44
    Average
  • 19
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Interesting Surprise!

The first night of our stay at Mirror Lake Inn we dined at the Cottages. It was pouring rain and we did not want to go far. We walked down to the restaurant. It was packed but we were seated immediately at a lovely table right on the water. They have a huge outdoor deck so I am sure when... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
granof5
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Pittsford, New York
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  • Local cuisine
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Pittsford, New York
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26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

The first night of our stay at Mirror Lake Inn we dined at the Cottages. It was pouring rain and we did not want to go far. We walked down to the restaurant. It was packed but we were seated immediately at a lovely table right on the water. They have a huge outdoor deck so I am sure when... More 

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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

This place has quick meals, bar food, good drinks. Prices are fair for the area. View is great. Not a lot of seating, but OK.

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Cooperstown, New York
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Great food, loved being out on the deck, didn't mind the leaves and sticks. The flies got to be a bit much toward the end but eating outdoors always has its share of bugs.

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Burlington, Vermont
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

When we want to hang outside, enjoy a fun cocktail, great local beer on tap or have lunch or lite bite - this is my go to spot. When visiting this area, I would come to the Cottage because I like the energy. Now that I live locally, it's where I meet friends and take friends who are visiting... especially... More 

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Trenton, New Jersey
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105 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

We only shared a tuna sandwich as we wanted to get some ice cream after lunch. It was tasty and the service was good and the prices a bit high. It is worth a try because of the lovely lake setting. Free parking along the road.

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MLI, Manager at Cottage Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for being our guest at The Cottage! We’re glad you enjoyed the lovely setting and spectacular views. The outside lakeside seating is very popular year round and yes even in the winter with a wood burning stove. Many of our guests love the Honey Sriracha Grilled Chicken, Slow Roasted Top Round and Apricot Chicken Salad sandwich items on... More 

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24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

This is the perfect place to sit down, relax and admire the incredible view of Mirror Lake while enjoying a nice meal with friends on the outdoor deck.

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Melbourne Beach, Florida
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82 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Lunch: $60 gets you 2 sandwiches, one soup, and 3 beers. Montréal sandwich was a bastardized ruben with tiny salad. Ok. Fish tacos were Mahi Mahi with little toppings. Pea soup was good. Black hog beers from Vermont were great but there is a brewery in town. The view is fantastic. The staff were very pleasant. Come here for the... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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42 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

A wonderful lunch, great chili and an interesting Rubien sandwich. Good wait staff and excellent view and ambience.

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Winnetka, Illinois
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015 via mobile

You'll have outstanding views of Mirror Lake both inside and out. Friendly staff, very good local craft beer and pretty fair pub type menu (short of really good) with decent prices. I'd go there again.

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JEFFERSON
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

On a quick get away to Lake Placid, found this small pub/cafe, beautiful views of Mirror Lake, good atmosphere, good service, must try , build your bloody mary, awsome, with melted brei, good drinks good food.

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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: Cafe, Sandwiches, Pub

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 15
  • Cuisine: Cafe, Sandwiches, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: 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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?