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2543 Main Street, Lake Placid, NY 12946
+1 518-837-5052
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Ranked #41 of 85 Restaurants in Lake Placid
Price range: $6 - $29
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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.
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Waltham, Massachusetts
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

We were in Lake Placid to cheer on our daughter and her team for the 2015 Eastern Sectional Synchronized Skating Championships. Since she's a senior level skater, it was just the two of us and we knew it would be hard to find a table in the midst of all the teams trying to squeeze in dinner for 12 -... More 

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Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

Stopped into the bar section on 2 consecutive nights for a nightcap before heading to our room. The first night, Colin was the bartender and he was great. Said if we wanted coffee drinks, he's get us coffee. He was very pleasant and got us decaf to make one of their specialty coffee drinks. It was delicious so we returned... More 

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GenerationsLP, Manager at Generations, responded to this review

No question you should not have to negotiate coffee!! I appreciate you letting us know, and I will address the issue with our staff. Hope you will stop by and see us again. Thank you, Sara Tagliarino Restaurant Manager More 

Pennington, New Jersey
12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Lake Placid in the Winter is all about hockey tournaments, skiing Whiteface, skating on the lake, dog sleds, skating on the oval and enjoying the Olympics The people who run this town, the coffee shops, skate stores, restaurants are down to earth and genuinely friendly. Generations being no exception. They managed a large posse of hockey folks for a tournament... More 

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Malta, NY
14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Stopped in for a quick lunch and were pleasantly surprised by how good the food was. My son had a limited palate and he raved about his hot dog. The burger, wings, and BLT were great! The interior of the restaurant has been renovated and is nicely decorated. The view of the lake is an added bonus.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Service was horrible, manager was rude and was inconvenienced that we were even there.they will not get our service again.

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GenerationsLP, Manager at Generations, responded to this review

I'm sorry that your experience was "horrible". If I am correct you are the table that move from one table to another and added on about 15 more people over a 2 hour period of time. The very rude and overly critical hockey mom wasn't exactly a joy to deal with ( aren't you on vacation?). Unfortunately a party of... More 

Hopewell Junction, New York
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45 reviews 45 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Stayed in Lake Placid at affiliated (and attached by internal walkway) golden Arrow resort. This restaurant had a great all you can eat breakfast buffet for $11 and nice dinners. I had Veal Parm Special, they modified it and made it Chicken Parm for my son. My daughter had lettuce wraps with tofu and vegetables and my wife had quesadilla's.... More 

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Stratford, Canada
19 reviews 19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Generations has undergone renovations recently. Location is overlooking beautiful Mirror Lake. Excellent breakfasts and service. Beautiful natural wood finish and stone fireplace.

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Wayne, PA
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

I went on a Friday, andthe breakfast buffet was nice. Not a whole lot of options, but the food was very good.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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178 reviews 178 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

There is a tiny bar attached to this gorgeous restaurant, definitely worth a stop. Cheap drink specials (think 1 pint and 10 wings) during NFL games and Happy Hour. Beautiful bathroom, good service. Loved it!

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Toronto, Canada
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49 reviews 49 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

They have a buffet or menu meals. Location is end of the Main Street. Great for large groups, service is friendly with good size food portions. Menu is varied from common fare to expensive so enjoy.

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Additional Information about Generations

Address: 2543 Main Street, Lake Placid, NY 12946
Phone Number: +1 518-837-5052
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Lake Placid
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
Average Prices: USD 6 - 29
Cuisine: American

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