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Howard Johnson Restaurant

98 Saranac Ave, Lake Placid, NY 12946-1013
(518) 523-2241
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Ranked #75 of 97 Restaurants in Lake Placid
Price range: $10 - $15
Cuisines: American
Good for: Large groups, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Buffet, Dessert
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Good for: Large groups, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Buffet, Dessert
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Morrisonville, New York
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Went here for the breakfast buffet. Numerous foods included. For the price, this place is a great deal. Waitresses are very attentive. Definitely would say this is the place to stop for a good/cheap meal.

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Montreal, Canada
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82 reviews 82 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

My husband wanted to stop at Howard Johnson's for breakfast. The place looks a bit dingy from the outside and the inside could really use an overhaul. Old and dated, and. Not super clean looking. But our waitress was terrific and the food was very good! My husband had the "big breakfast" and I had the red-neck eggs Benedict with... More

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Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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108 reviews 108 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

I so disliked my meal that I cannot recommend this location to anyone! How can any restaurant destroy "fish and chips?" This location did! 4 pieces of fish apparently cooked from frozen, with no taste, for $13.95? http://lakeplacidhojos.com/menu The soup appetizer was not available (no deduction on the bill). No dinner roll, as was advertised (no deduction on the bill).... More

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Alexandria Bay, New York, United States
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

My now husband and I started going to HOJO's in Lake Placid when we were college students on a budget, we loved it then. So on a recent trip through the are we stoped as a family on a budget, its nice to know somethings stay the same.....the food was good, comfortable restaurant, very kid friendly and they still give... More

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Mechanicsburg, PA
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

First things first -- this is not the Howard Johnson's you remember. Yes, they have the orange roof and the classic sign and the old Chevy out front, but once you are inside, you quickly realize that's where the nostalgia ends. The chain has pretty much wound up at this point, and inside you won't find a Howard Johnson's menu... More

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Feasterville, Pennsylvania
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Restaurant needs complete overhaul. Service was Ok waitress didn't know the menu order Salmon was burnt and loaded with bones Ordered 2 Steak dinners med-well They didn't even touch the Grill They were so bloody and they were expensive. We left 3 meals and had to go to a supermarket to buy microwave food to use at the North Pole... More

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Malone, New York
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20 reviews 20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

The food was average and priced a bit higher than it probably should be. I waited a long time for a refill before I could finish my food.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Arrived at about 7pm went in and waited to be seated.. A couple standing in front of us waiting to be seated had been standing there for a little over 5 minutes when they finally saw an employee (waitress) they asked if they could be seated the waitress then proceeded to say "when I have a minute to clean a... More

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Upstate NY
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29 reviews 29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

If you're looking for high class or concerned about the aesthetics of your dining establishment, don't turn off Saranac Ave. If you're looking for nostalgia, a piece of Americana, and a good breakfast -- take the time to stop at one of the last Howard Johnson's in the country. Visually you walk into the 1970's. The wait staff, though friendly,... More

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Lorain, Ohio
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56 reviews 56 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

Had breakfast there which was very good. Wanted an omelet but they charged for anything you wanted in it (No Western etc.). Price was fairly reasonable for the area. Service was fast and waitress was very nice. Would go again if in area. The outside appearance was not that great but that is not really important so you should not... More

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