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Cottage Cafe

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Cafe, Sandwiches, Delicatessen, Pub
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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: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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  • 166
    Excellent
  • 137
    Very good
  • 46
    Average
  • 20
    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
Delightful food and views.

Delightful on the patio. Best flavors of our entire 10 day trip. Interesting menu. Very reasonable prices for the quality. Definitely recommend.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
mamasama
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Houston, Tx
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
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Houston, Tx
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Delightful on the patio. Best flavors of our entire 10 day trip. Interesting menu. Very reasonable prices for the quality. Definitely recommend.

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Fingerlakes Region- NY
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30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

We stopped for dinner after a visit to Whiteface Mtn. Famished as we were, we couldn't let the stale bread from my sandwich go unnoticed. The pizza was bit heavy on the balsamic, but a bit of added sugar sweetened it up! It's a nice restaurant on the lake with great views. The servers were pleasant and attentive. Restrooms could... More 

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

Thank you for being our guest at The Cottage. We are pleased that you felt the food was good and that our servers were pleasant and attentive. The bathrooms are not dirty they are old. It’s harder to make an older bathroom appear to meet the squeaky clean standards that we are known for. You raise a good point and... More 

West Chester, Pennsylvania
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50 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

We came here for dinner and eate outside. There was a band playing inside and it was very loud. The service was great, we had a young college student wait on us. The food was very good and we did not have to wait to long for a table.

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Jay, New York
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Had the best table on the deck overlooking Mirror Lake! Totally enjoyed the atmosphere and breeze with fantastic company. Service seemed rather slow and our waiter failed to refill our drinks besides that the food was very good. Nice variety for lunch on the menu. A very popular hang out for the locals once tourism slows down. The view of... More 

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Miami, Florida
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015 via mobile

We arrived for lunch just after the rush but the staff still acted like there were tons of people. They are not equipped to handle the rush hour. The food was completely disappointing whereby the description did not fit what was in front of you. I ordered coffee. No danger of getting burned with this cup. It was barely lukewarm.... More 

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MLI, Manager at Cottage Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for being our guest at The Cottage. I am sorry that the food didn’t meet your expectations. Most people love us and if you had let us know while you were here I am sure we would have fixed it to your satisfaction. Some favorites that many guests love are the House Smoked Pork Tacos, Apricot Chicken Salad... More 

Manasquan, New Jersey
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Beautiful view, great food, excellent craft beers and the most gracious service - what more could you ask for?

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Earlysville
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56 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

This cozy & quaint restaurant on Lake Placid has a wonderful view & cozy atmosphere. Be it Summer, Fall, Winter or Spring the view is fantastic. Great drinks but the food is not what it used to be & service is ok if they are not busy...which is not often.

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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 that you enjoyed the atmosphere and views. I am sorry that the food didn’t meet your expectations. Most love it. If you had let us know while you were here we would have fixed it to your satisfaction. We do change our menu a couple times a year with... More 

Danbury, Connecticut
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158 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Was hungry for lunch while we were paddle boarding on Mirror Lake, so we tied up on their dock and went in for a quick bite. Incredibly busy place, so we sat at the bar and had some craft brews and ordered some food too. Got the TOMATO AVOCADO CAPRESE Vine Ripe tomato, sliced avocado, fresh mozzarella, whole basil, and... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

I had the pizzas twice. Very nice. Sat outside on the deck, which is the best option in good weather.

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Plattsburgh, New York
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107 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

The views from dining inside or out on the deck are absolutely stunning! I've always gone to this restaurant when visiting Lake Placid - the only negative is the new menu since there last! I was highly disappointed with the usual offerings on the new menu and wish the past menu were served. Unfortunately, our service was horrible and somehow... More 

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MLI, Manager at Cottage Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for being our guest at The Cottage! We’re happy that you enjoyed the deck and the views. We do change our menu a couple times a year with the seasons. I am very sorry that the service didn’t meet your expectations. If you had let us know while you were here we would have fixed it to your... More 

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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, Delicatessen, 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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?