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The Hungry Trout Restaurant

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5239 Nys Route 86, Wilmington, NY 12997
(518) 946-2217
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Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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    4.5 of 5 stars

We'll organized service. Food was good and plenty. People were nice. The warm fireplace and smell of birch made you feel cozy.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Marianna A
Mount Sinai, New York
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  • Scenic view
  • Romantic
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Business meetings
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Mount Sinai, New York
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We'll organized service. Food was good and plenty. People were nice. The warm fireplace and smell of birch made you feel cozy.

Thank Marianna A
Albany, NY
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184 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

My husband always had fond memories of this restaurant so, while in the area, he thought he might want to check it out and so we did. Although my meal was delicious (I had the wild mushroom ravioli) he thought his trout was made with too much butter and he really didn't get any "hit" off the trout at all.... More 

2 Thank sthomas0616
Saint Augustine, Florida
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015

Wonderful food, atmosphere&warm&friendly staff.would recommend to anyone. And the pub downstairs was wonderful too! ! Can't wait to come back

Thank Melodamnne
Atlanta, Georgia, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

Scenery from the restaurant is spectacular with gorgeous river views by the windows. Any of the rainbow trout entrees are spectacular. We ordered the grilled, French, and the bacon wrapped rainbow trout. Each was delicious. For dessert the maple crème brulee was excellent! The apple dessert sounded good also, but it had very few apples and was not as satisfying.

Thank Sandra K
Olathe, Kansas
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015

This place was fabulous!! Despite the trout being flown in from Idaho rather than caught from local river, it was delicious. Previous reviews talk about delayed service --- this is an upscale restaurant, not a fast-food joint. We had a 5:00 reservation, we were seated right away and left around 6:45. The trout was nicely presented, and the view is... More 

Thank lm_camp
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41 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

We ate here while staying at the Hungry Trout and we're not disappointed at all! My husband had the steak which was huge, I had the smoked trout appetizer and salmon entrees and both were fantastic! I highly recommend this over the restaurants in lake placid, the quality of food is very good here. If you like trout this is... More 

Thank 1Hairchick
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

We stopped in on 9/25 to check to see if we needed reservations for the following evening. They said we most definitely did. The location and decor was appealing. We arrived for our reservation on 9/26 45 minutes ahead of time and had some drinks and an appetizer in the lounge. Since there was no one in the lounge &... More 

2 Thank Winterblast
JerryBot, Owner at The Hungry Trout Restaurant, responded to this review

Ouch! I don't wish to make excuses for this person's poor experience with us but a few comments should be mentioned. We have two restaurants that are served from the same kitchen, the Hungry Trout Restaurant and R.F McDougall's Pub and Grill downstairs. Our entire area was jammed with tourists the weekend these TWO couples visited us and we were,... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

Our experience was not very good. Took a long time to get served. The food was room temp and was not cooked as requested. Vegetables were dry. Inside was nice though. Next time will go somewhere else.

1 Thank garymO3837XS
Ottawa, Canada
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19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015

Rustic riverside dining in the shadow of Whiteface Mt. Friendly staff, good menu choices, attentive service. I had a seafood au gratin, very good, and a Caesar salad with chef's secret dressing...fantastic.

Thank Marsha Z
Syracuse, New York
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015

Beautiful deck at the pub, out by the river. Delicious meal, wonderful service, fabulous views. A real mountain restaurant.

Thank Annette H

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5239 Nys Route 86, Wilmington, NY 12997
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Wilmington
  • Phone Number: (518) 946-2217

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Steakhouse, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Scenic view, Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings


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