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74 Main St, Saranac Lake, NY 12983-1708
518-891-3663
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Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 27
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  • 11
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  • 4
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good stand-by restaurant

This is a decent restaurant for informal, pub-like meals. Last night my wife had a salad with a grilled chicken breast on top; the chicken was nicely cooked and succulent, and the salad was good. I had the crab cake, with shrimp on top, which were also cooked properly -- not over-done as is done in... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
Chuck518
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Ray Brook, New York
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Aurora, Ontario
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41 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Conveniently located in "downtown" Saranac Lake, this place was hopping the Friday night we were there. Perhaps it was because it was so busy, the welcome from the hostess wasn't as warm and friendly as a tourist might expect but once seated, our server was very nice. We enjoyed our meals. Burgers were very good, Chipotle chicken sandwich was good... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

We went to this restaurant for dinner based on the reviews through tripadvisor. When we got there, we were advised to sit wherever we wanted. Once seated the same girl that told us to sit wherever came and took drink orders, she was unsure of what the bar served for beers. The food was below average. I asked for my... More 

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Ray Brook, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

This is a decent restaurant for informal, pub-like meals. Last night my wife had a salad with a grilled chicken breast on top; the chicken was nicely cooked and succulent, and the salad was good. I had the crab cake, with shrimp on top, which were also cooked properly -- not over-done as is done in many restaurants. Along with... More 

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Catskill, New York, United States
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Came here on recommendation of hotel desk clerk. Glad he sent us here Very good sandwiches, soupd especially cheddar jalopeno were outstanding. Local beers on tap. What else could you ask for in a lunch place !! I hear they serve an awesome breakfast too.

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Saranac Lake, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

If you like food right off the Sysco truck, it's the place for you. It's good in a pinch for the basic burger and fries.

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Seekonk, Massachusetts
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19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

The restaurant was recommended by the desk clerk at our hotel. It was typical pub, but nice friendly staff. We got there at 3:40, and there was a sign on the door that the kitchen was closed from 3:30 to 4:30. We sat at the bar, had a beer, and talked to the bartender, who was very friendly. We ordered... More 

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Clarence Center, New York
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29 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

We stopped in for a quick lunch before boarding the Adirondack Scenic Railway a few blocks away. I was a little nervous about not having enough time but the wait staff did a fantastic job with suggestions for a quick lunch and did not disappoint by serving us within minutes of taking our order. The food selections were varied and... More 

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Asheville, North Carolina
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15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

I crabcake dinner, and my mom had fish & chips. Her breading wasn't quite crispy all the way through - doughy partially. She said it was just ok. My meal was the crabcake dish, which was awesome! I would highly recommend it. Good ambience. Good service. My only complaint is that the place was freezing on a summer day, and... More 

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Bristol Connecticut USA
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29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

We had a nice dinner here, nice waitress, food served in a reasonable time even though there was a line out the door and a fair price.

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Miami, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Food was good. Recommended by Resort where we stayed. Service not the greatest. A bit slow.But overall worth it.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 74 Main St, Saranac Lake, NY 12983-1708
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Saranac Lake
  • Phone Number: 518-891-3663

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

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