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2728 Main St, Lake Placid, NY 12946
(518) 523-3709
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Good for:
Families with children
Local cuisine
Dining on a budget
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch
Dinner

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Visitor rating
  • 36
    Excellent
  • 41
    Very good
  • 21
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Best Omlette Ever!

Have eaten at this diner on most trips to Placid and have always found their breakfast to be stellar and at good value. However, this is the first time I ordered an omlette and it was like no other I've encountered at any restaurant - it was extremely fluffy, tasty and cooked to perfection!!! Only... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 21, 2015
Kelly Y
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Rochester, New York
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
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112 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Rochester, New York
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Have eaten at this diner on most trips to Placid and have always found their breakfast to be stellar and at good value. However, this is the first time I ordered an omlette and it was like no other I've encountered at any restaurant - it was extremely fluffy, tasty and cooked to perfection!!! Only my sister could make something... More 

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Northville, New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

The food here is wonderful! If there is a line when you get here, it is worth the wait! Breakfast offerings range from traditional to house favorites. The portions are very generous and their biscuits are the biggest I've ever seen! Plan on staying full for hours after you eat. I have not yet eaten here for lunch but am... More 

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Saratoga Springs, New York
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

The coffee here is phenomenal! I have been coming to Lake Placid for over a decade now and I have ever eaten here. I can;t believe what I have been missing! The building is very basic on the outside, but once inside, the decor is eye popping. My husband and I ordered breakfast and it was very good, if a... More 

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Saratoga Springs, New York
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

This place was fantastic. We loved the old-school feel when you walked in the door. Yes, some of the seats were taped, and yes, the chandeliers were nothing short of gaudy (I mean, if you could get a chandelier out of a gashapon, this is where you'd find it), but the atmosphere was fun, the service was impeccable (our waitress... More 

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RI
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

There are a million great places in Lake placid. Some of them are expensive and some are not. This is not expensive but great. Imaginative diner food like an omelet with real apples, sausage and cheddar, and the best homemade cinnamon raisin bread ever. An order of this bread is a meal in itself! Great décor right down to the... More 

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Marcy
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66 reviews 66 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

This was my first time here and my husband's second time, I enjoyed my breakfast very much here. The home fries were very tasty and my breakfast sandwich was equally good. I would return here for a second time.

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Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Typical diner food: greasy and delicious! The have a great menu and the staff is very friendly. If you're looking for quick, low prices food then go here. No thrills but it's good

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1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

I have never loved a restaurant, but this place makes me laugh every time I'm here. Maybe as a local I'm biased, but their delightfully duct taped booths, kitchy gem chandeliers, and kind, quick service always make me happy. It's a mish mosh of random fun artwork and comics that make it feel homey and comfortable. It's my favorite place... More 

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Holland Patent, New York
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

This was my second visit here. My first was was about 5 years ago. It was in handy walking distance from my motor inn. Both times I had delicious breakfasts with friendly service. The customers were a mix of local people and tourists, and all received friendly service.

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Prince Edward County
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

Walked to the diner from our hotel as it was only a minute or two to get there. Was quite busy as it was a Sat morning. Felt like we were imposing - not a lot of interaction from the servers. Food was ok, nothing wonderful for breakfast. Prices average for breakfast.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2728 Main St, Lake Placid, NY 12946
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Lake Placid
  • Phone Number: (518) 523-3709

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget

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