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Cottage Cafe

77 Mirror Lake Drive, Lake Placid, NY 12946
518-302-3045
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Ranked #23 of 95 restaurants in Lake Placid
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $15
Cuisines: Café
Good for: Local cuisine, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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  • English first
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English first
Wilton, Connecticut
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

My boyfriend and I spent the weekend in June at the Mirror Lake Inn for our birthdays. We arrived on Friday and our first stop was lunch at The Cottage Cafe. It was great! We had a table outside right next to the lake on a perfect summer day. I had the Cobble Hill sammie and my boyfriend had the... More

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Khon Kaen, Thailand
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

We have been coming to the cottage for years. This is the first time I was there in the summer, and I was beautiful to sit right by the lake. They had a good selection of beers. Their food is good. (I guess it's a little pricey for what you get, but it's good and in a lovely location.) The... More

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New York City, New York
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49 reviews 49 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We came here for dinner one night expecting to be dispirited as we had enjoyed dinner at The View the night before but were very pleasantly surprised. We sat outside and enjoyed watching the serene lake. For appetizers, my wife and I shared the cheese plate, which included three wonderful cheeses -- a mild cheddar, a semi-soft "red" cheese and... More

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newton, NJ
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23 reviews 23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Although you are right on Mirror Lake with fabulous views, the food is just average offering sandwiches and salads.

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Albany, New York
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Loved the location...right on the waterfront across from The Mirror Lake Inn. Great drinks...good "bar" food...and beautiful view from inside or outside The Cottage

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Red Lion, Pennsylvania
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

If you want a pleasant spot to sit by the lake, this is it. We visited for lunch and have to say the food was average but not great, perhaps the dinners are better. I probably would not come again for the food.

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Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

I visited Lake Placid this week and my family and I went to the Cottage Cafe for lunch. The food was delicious (I got their veggie burger--one of the better veggie burgers I've ever had!) and the staff was very friendly--great customer service. We had such a great experience that we returned a few nights later for dinner for some... More

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Ottawa, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

This is a very beautiful location. Lovely view of Lake Mirror seating inside or outside. Friendly servers. I ordered the Jerk Chicken my husband ordered pulled Pork which was a large portion and very tasty. The Chicken was very dissopointing. Chicken breast very tough could hardly get the knife and fork to cut no taste of seasoning very flat. Served... More

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Saranac Lake, New York
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

I went for lunch with my mom and sister after a wonderful morning at the Mirror Lake Inn spa across the street. The food was delicious (especially the baked brie!! Best appetizer I've had in a long time) and the view of the lake and mountains is beautiful from both inside and the outdoor deck. Thank you to the Cottage... More

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Delmar, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Whenever I am in Lake Placid I like to go to,the Cottage inn no matter what time of year ! Nice food and beautiful view! I was there about two weeks ago and the weather was beautiful so I sat outside! Service was great and had a wonderful salad with a glass of wine and it was very relaxing! I... More

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