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2126 Saranac Ave, Lake Placid, NY 12946-1019
(518) 523-4897
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Takeout
Good for:
Families with children
Local cuisine
Dining on a budget

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  • 62
    Excellent
  • 40
    Very good
  • 19
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Really good food a bit dated

Asked at counter for suggestions as to what to eat. They said signature dishes were Ruben and Cuban sandwiches. We ordered both, melt in your mouth corned beef; apparently they make their own corned beef. Tasted the Cuban also, well made. Floor could be a bit cleaner, decor dated, space a bit... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 31, 2015
patalm
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altamont, New York, USA
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
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132 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
New York, NY
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

We found the service friendly and the menu choices very accommodating. But the dining area is a little gross. The tables & chairs SERIOUSLY need a good cleaning. And as another reviewer pointed out, the baskets (which are lined with a fresh piece of waxed paper) are pretty nasty. Also--the value wasn't so great. I'd expect $8 sandwiches to be... More 

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Putnam Valley, New York
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

We stopped at the Saranac Sourdough for lunch one day when we weren't skiing. It is a small, quaint place that specializes in a wide variety of soups, breads, and sandwiches at reasonable prices. Unfortunately they close at 2pm. I wish they would open for dinner! If you stay at the Comfort Inn, the restaurant is right across the street.

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Corinth, New York, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

Not only was this "bakery" out of just about every kind of bread on a Saturday afternoon, the woman at the counter was extremely rude to just about every customer in person and on the phone. She was arguing with the staff. Our orders came out in wicker baskets that were caked with old food and crumbs. One waiting customer... More 

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Endicott, New York
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20 reviews 20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

This is an absolute gem just outside of town. All breads are baked fresh daily which leads to excellent and inventive breakfasts every time we're in town. This little place doesn't look like much from the outside, but take a chance; you'll thank me for it!

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altamont, New York, USA
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

Asked at counter for suggestions as to what to eat. They said signature dishes were Ruben and Cuban sandwiches. We ordered both, melt in your mouth corned beef; apparently they make their own corned beef. Tasted the Cuban also, well made. Floor could be a bit cleaner, decor dated, space a bit dark, cheesy pictures for sale on wall. Go... More 

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Purling, New York, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Enjoyed the sandwiches a lot, the attitude of the waitstaff much less. The place was dingy and could have used a heavy cleaning (floors, walls, ceiling, bath). That being said, the line was out the door for the fresh bread. It totally lived up to the rep in town "best bread in town". Service could have been better. The waitress... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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28 reviews 28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

FRESH Artisan breads & meats! Awesome Sourdough Pancakes! REAL Maple Syrup! Quirky and very Homey decor! Best breakfast in the area... Wish I was wise enough to grab one of their Artisan Sandwiches for the long drive back to Rochester!!!

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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

Cute little place that makes an amazing breakfast. Great country homey atmosphere-but you come for the food, not the decorations. Great home made bread, French toast and pancakes. Every year for the past 5 years we come here for breakfast every morning. It feels like home to us now and we hope it never changes! Come with an open mind... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
Top Contributor
161 reviews 161 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

I can't remember if we ate here last time, but they have super fresh food and excellent breads. The homemade soup, sourdough breads and salads are perfect for a lite meal.

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toronto
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49 reviews 49 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Dropped by for a take-out lunch. The place was empty, dark and filthy. The food was unappetizingly displayed in the refrigerated cases. Service unfriendly and slow (and we were the only ones there). The corn chowder was completely flavourless with the odd kernel and carrot slice floating around in it. The ham and brie sandwich was tasty but unexceptional. It... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2126 Saranac Ave, Lake Placid, NY 12946-1019
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Lake Placid
  • Phone Number: (518) 523-4897

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Delicatessen

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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