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“Spectacular in Speculator” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Melody Lodge/Restaurant

Melody Lodge/Restaurant
Route 30, PO Box 368, Speculator, NY 12164
518-548-6562
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Ranked #2 of 13 Restaurants in Speculator
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Good for: Romance, Special occasions
Dining options: Reservations
Troy, New York
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“Spectacular in Speculator”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2012

I have been going to Melody Lodge for eight years. During the Last four I have chosen the restaurant as m Valentine destination. The food is always spot on and the service is accommodating and never overwhelming. We also stay over night in the Violin room which offers such a great view and is spacious and well decorated as all the rooms are. Melody Lodge is one of favorite restaurants in the Adirondacks!!

  • Visited February 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Top Contributor
63 reviews 63 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
“Great Atmosphere, Great Service, Great Food, Great View!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2011

We vacation in Speculator, NY several times a year, and often times our visit will include a dinner out at Melody Lodge (sans kids!). We love going here, the atmosphere is fantastic with lots of warm woodwork, fireplaces, and rustic adirondack decor, while still maintaining a classy feel. The service is generally superb, as is the food. Our personal favorite meal is the "steak by george" which is a strip steak covered in onion strings, mushrooms, and blue cheese crumbles. The view from the restaurant which sits high on a hilltop, includes several lakes and gorgeous mountain views. The front porch is a great place to enjoy a cocktail on a summer night! I haven't personally stayed overnight here, but they also have several rooms above the restaurant if you are looking for a place to stay for a night or two! Reservations are recommended, and in the summer or on a holiday weekend, often need to be made a week or more in advance for a weekend evening. Prices are moderate, averaging $20-$25 per meal (includes a salad). We always feel our meals and experience were worth the price. We highly recommend an evening out at Melody!

  • Visited August 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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North Carolina
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63 reviews 63 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“Great meal in a spectacular setting”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2011

We ate in the Melody Lodge Restaurant two nights and it is was very good both nights. The service was excellent and the view from our table lovely. The menu is good and our meals were very good. We also enjoyed sitting on the porch before dinner. I highly recommend this restaurant. Make reservations as it fills up fast!

  • Visited August 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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New Hartford, NY
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Consistent excellent food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2011

Our family and friends have frequented Melody Lodge several times this summer. The food has always been excellent, both in the dining room and the tap room. The vistas are amazing and the atmosphere couldn't be nicer. We always look forward to returning to Melody Lodge and it remains one of our favorite restaurants anywhere.

  • Visited July 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Atlanta, Georgia
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7 restaurant reviews
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“Excellent restaurant with perfect Adirondack atmosphere”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2011

I went to Melody Lodge for my birthday with my family and had as usual a fantastic time. My family has had a lake house on Lake Pleasant for years and every time we have a group for dinner, Melody is where we go. From the great view on the porch and Adirondack chairs outside, to the cozy bar and dining area with homey fireplace and dark wood, Melody has the all the best of the Adirondacks. I've never gone wrong with the steak or seafood at Melody and enjoy trying new things on the menu. If you have a group for an event like a birthday or some type of celebration, Melody is excellent. The family that owns it is from the area and the staff are all excellent. Definitely the best restaurant in the area.

  • Visited September 2010
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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