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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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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Drinks, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Good for: Large groups, Scenic view, Families with children
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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    Very good
  • 78
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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
Best Hot Chocolate!

We stopped in to Generations after a morning hike. I was chilled so I ordered a hot chocolate, it was probably the best I ever had. Our lunch was very good and our waitress could not be friendlier.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
GreenMtVT
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Lincoln, VT
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158 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Went to Generations for dinner and a local trivia night earlier this month with a group of 6 people total. We started out with the Generations coffee, which was delicious, and had a good amount of Kahula/Baileys/Frangelico in it! We later progressed to beer, because they run an awesome special on Wednesday nights when they have trivia - which was... More 

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Thank xglamourkillsx
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visit the Golden Arrow every year and enjoy many meals at this restaurant. The food is great, as are the libations and service! The staff are all friendly, responsive and professional. We always enjoy ourselves and feel right at home. Great place! See you soon!

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Thank cynthia r
Natasha H, Manager at Generations, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your wonderful review of Generations Tap & Grill. We very much appreciate your time and look forward to seeing you again soon! Natasha Holderied General Manager Generations Tap & Grill More 

Lincoln, VT
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93 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped in to Generations after a morning hike. I was chilled so I ordered a hot chocolate, it was probably the best I ever had. Our lunch was very good and our waitress could not be friendlier.

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Thank GreenMtVT
Natasha H, Manager at Generations, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review Generations Tap & Grill. We very much appreciate your time and feedback. We hope to see you again soon! Natasha Holderied General Manager Generations Tap & Grill More 

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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Read good review on Trip Advisor so gave it a try. We arrived to a completely empty restaurant on a Sunday evening. A family of 4 was just finishing when we were seated and they left within 5 minutes. At that time we were the only customers in the restaurant. From drinks to appetizer to meal all was extremely long... More 

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Thank Christopher F
Natasha H, Manager at Generations, responded to this review

I am very sorry to hear about your poor experience at our restaurant. I am puzzled to hear of the long wait as there is no excuse for this, especially in an empty restaurant. With that said, I wish you would have spoken with a supervisor so we could have remedied this issue at that time. Since you did not,... More 

Waterford, NY
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104 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were staying at the hotel and ordered takeout takeout for dinner to eat in our room. If only one thing had been wrong, I would have thought it a fluke and worth bringing up, but we ordered two dinners, two apps, and a kid's meal. Both meals had at least a few things wrong, the steak was an awful,... More 

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Thank TiffNLuke
Natasha H, Manager at Generations, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant. I am sorry to hear of your experience with your take out dinner. I am extremely surprised to hear that your steak seemed “cheap” as we buy our products local and it is the best quality in the area. I do wish you would have contacted a supervisor so we... More 

New York City, New York
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96 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Ate at Generations for the second time in one year. The atmosphere was very comfortable and inviting with cabin feel to it. There was a group of locals playing a nice game of trivia at the bar section. It was hour before closing time, so our food came out fast, well prepared and still delicious. The only thing I wished... More 

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Thank Ezra B
Natasha H, Manager at Generations, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you for taking the time to write such a nice review. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your time with us. I will be sure to let our chef know how you felt about your salmon dish. Happy New Year! Natasha Holderied General Manager Generations Tap & Grill More 

Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We all had a great meal at Generations. Only complaint was it seemed dead (unpopular) in the dining area unlike other restaurants.

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Thank ergpa
Natasha H, Manager at Generations, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review; it really means so much! We are pleased to hear that you and your loved ones enjoyed your meal with us. Unfortunately for us, many people are not too keen on eating in hotel restaurants as they like to get out and explore the town. We do,... More 

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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nice place, family friendly. The staff is really nice and the food is alright. They definitely make the best sandwiches!

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Thank Тамара Г
Natasha H, Manager at Generations, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you for your review! We really appreciate it! Natasha Holderied General Manager Generations Tap & Grill More 

New City, New York
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

Came here for dinner since most other restaurants in the area had waiting time of over an hour since there were 9 of us. Seated quickly but once seated took awhile to get our drinks. Had to ask server a few times to follow up,on our drink order. Told bar was busy, but most places have priority for table service.

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Thank Paul A
Natasha H, Manager at Generations, responded to this review

Hello, I would like to start off by thanking you for taking the time to write a review on our restaurant. As it was a busy day in Lake Placid, I do apologize that your drink order took longer than normal. Our tables do have priority and although it may seem like we are not that busy, our restaurant is... More 

Hillsdale, New Jersey
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015 via mobile

This restaurant has a warm, welcoming ambiance and the staff is friendly. We began our meal with nachos, which were mostly dry chips. Small portions of salsa, sour creme, and guacamole were provided on the side. A Cowboy Steak ordered "medium well" was served quite rare. Upon exiting, other patrons were overheard discussing similar complaints regarding their steak orders as... More 

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Thank hills136
Natasha H, Manager at Generations, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you so much for your review! I am sorry to hear that your steak was not cooked to your liking! I wish I knew exactly which night you were dining with us so I look back and see who was working in the kitchen that evening. I will be sure to let our chef know and hopefully we... More 

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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, Scenic view, Families with children

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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?