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2543 Main Street, Lake Placid, NY 12946
+1 518-837-5052
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7:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dessert, Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Generations is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The menu feature many...
Generations is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The menu feature many foods that are grown and raised locally. Our goal is to keep it as local and fresh as possible, showcasing the many wonderful farms and products that are grown, raised and cultivated in New York's Adirondack region.
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Visitor rating
  • 77
    Excellent
  • 79
    Very good
  • 52
    Average
  • 13
    Poor
  • 25
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good breakfast

At 11am on a Wednesday morning, we went to three other restaurants before finding an open one. Generations was it. When first seated we were brought to the lower level, an area without a view. We found that a big mistake given the windows overlooking Mirror Lake. Why wouldn't you fill that area... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed May 1, 2015
SonjaV1
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Fredonia, New York
Good for:
  • Large groups
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Harwinton, CT
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

We have been through a lot of name changes of this restaurant through the years....but the food was always great. We used to order crepes there....but they took that off the menu so we switched to the restaurant just down the street....although the ambiance is not nearly as nice. We like to sit in the upper level...to see the lake...and... More 

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Fredonia, New York
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144 reviews 144 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

At 11am on a Wednesday morning, we went to three other restaurants before finding an open one. Generations was it. When first seated we were brought to the lower level, an area without a view. We found that a big mistake given the windows overlooking Mirror Lake. Why wouldn't you fill that area first? We asked to sit in the... More 

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GenerationsLP, Manager at Generations, responded to this review

It is great to hear that you enjoyed your breakfast here at Generations. I am sorry that you were not originally seated in our upper level, as you would have preferred; perhaps next time you could ask to be seated there and we would be more than happy to find you a table. I also apologize that our home fries... More 

Near Lake Placid NY
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

Yes, it was a busy weekend in lake Placid, but then again most weekends are. The food was fine, nothing stellar, nothing awful-- burgers and variation on sandwiches. We were seated by the fireplace with a promise that they would turn it down if it got too hot. Our order was taken, a busser brought our our food. . then... More 

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GenerationsLP, Manager at Generations, responded to this review

Dear Customer, I was absolutely horrified to read your review of your experience with us. I have sent you a private message to see if I can get more information about the visit. Obviously this is not even remotely acceptable behavior, and not an experience anyone would enjoy. This not the kind of regular treatment a guest at our restaurant... More 

River Edge, New Jersey
Top Contributor
133 reviews 133 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

We spent a few hours at the bar, having dinner and watching the ESPN screens. A great place for an 'older' crowd that does not need head banging music to have a good time.

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Toronto, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

We stopped for lunch but the food was good enough and satisfying that we did not need dinner. It is attached it seems to a hotel that gives 3 meals a day but I cannot remember the name of the hotel. The restaurant is spacious and has an excellent view of the lake

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Rome, New York
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

We had breakfast here, it was very good! I had the brioche French toast with orange butter( my new favorite thing) and fresh local maple syrup, and my husband had the meat lovers omelet. The only weird thing was the hostess was at the front door by the street entrance, and we entered towards the back from the hotel .... More 

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Top Contributor
326 reviews 326 reviews
153 restaurant reviews
180 helpful votes 180 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

Been here several times before. You think I would learn. This was the best experience thus far. I had the Thai Chicken Lettuce Wrap, and it was great. Others had crab cake sandwich and panini and we equally pleased.

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Holland Patent, New York
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

We stayed at the Golden Arrow resort so we received complimentary breakfast each morning we were there. We didn't make it to dinner but the breakfast was great. Service was very quick and helpful. The view was stunning, especially in the morning. I would love to try out their lunch or dinner some time. I personally love breakfast food, and... More 

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Short Hills, New Jersey
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Service for a large group was terrible. The food was cold when it came out and they forgot one meal.

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Hanover, Massachusetts
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27 reviews 27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

The food and beer on draft were exceptional. The prices were reasonable and the staff were great. I highly recommend a stop in!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2543 Main Street, Lake Placid, NY 12946
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Lake Placid
  • Phone Number: +1 518-837-5052

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 6 - 29
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups

Description

Generations is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The menu feature many foods that are grown and raised locally. Our goal is to keep it as local and fresh as possible, showcasing the many wonderful farms and products that are grown, raised and cultivated in New York's Adirondack region.
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm

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