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Howard Johnson's Restaurant

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2143 Rt 9, Lake George, NY 12845-6117
+1 518-668-5418
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Exeter, New Hampshire
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37 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Growing up in the 60s and having been taken on many long car trips this was like time travel for me, and yet the breakfast was excellent and well priced none the less. This should be put on the registry of historic places.

1 Thank StevefromExeter
Saratoga Springs, New York
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago

went on Mother's day, smell was mold, damp, outhouse; salad bar had lettuce & 3 items; no prime rib, no sour cream for baked potatoes; steak was thin and had a funny taste, I 'm not sure if it was even beef AAAND....it cost $40.00!!!! which is a good price for a decent meal but this was anything but

Thank jtucker8
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed April 13, 2017 via mobile

Mildew and mold smell is overpowering. Can't imagine this passes any health inspection. We took a look at the menu and the staff and walked out.

1 Thank Tina B
Level Contributor
24 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed March 9, 2017

Enjoyed eating at Howard Johnson's Restaurant Took me back to when we used to eat their as a child. The item selection changed. I remember having to select from different kids stories. The food is still great, took very little time to prepare and served with a smile.

Thank Barbara R
Hartford, Connecticut
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23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed September 24, 2016 via mobile

This last Howard Johnson's IS still open but off season hours appear to vary according to whether the owner judges there to be enough business to stay open. My spouse and I made a trip from Connecticut specifically to visit the last Hojo's in the US. When we arrived in Lake George on Wed. Sept. 21st at about 3:30, we... More 

1 Thank OFWa
Binghamton, New York
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34 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed September 15, 2016

We stopped at the world's last Hojo's primarily because we were in a traffic jam and only saw tail lights all the way down into Lake George. So we gave up on LG and decided to have lunch. Can't say that I would recommend it so much for eating as for saying that you went to the last Hojo's on... More 

2 Thank Tinfoil130
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed September 11, 2016 via mobile

Upon entering the building there is a strong smell of mold and mildew odor. After seating ourselves the waitress came over and took our whole order after waiting for ten minutes . Drinks was not ordered first and brought then dinner ordered, was not asked if we wanted appetizers first. The salad bar is very sparse and food is dried... More 

1 Thank Charmane F
Howard Beach
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28 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed September 7, 2016

Terribly understaffed. Workers clearly frustrated and disgruntled. Took about 20 minutes for someone to take our order and then about 45 minutes to get simple breakfast. Food was average at best, although the coffee was very good. Unfortunately, had to wait forever to get a refill. So understaffed that manager had to step in and help with cooking.

1 Thank Sue M
Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed September 7, 2016

Salad bar only had scary looking warm watermelon, bottled water, stale doughnuts, melted butter and yogurt because at 5:45 pm they hadn't had a chance to get the salad stuff out (according to our waitress). We were the only people there for dinner. The owner was rude and nasty.

2 Thank Ron R
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed August 31, 2016

Lousy Food, Insanely High Prices Whoever owns this place is a greedy, pathetic human being. Anyone that has the nerve to charge such insane prices should be put in jail. Let's start with my experience.First of all the buffet is absolutely lousy, and they have the nerve to charge $14.95. Unbelievable. There are better free buffets at Holiday Inns then... More 

4 Thank Thomas_Ptk

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$5 - $10
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2143 Rt 9, Lake George, NY 12845-6117
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Lake George
  • Phone Number: +1 518-668-5418
Grand Re-opening of your old family favorite! Now open, just as you remember it. Largest salad bar in Lake George, soda fountain, ice cream sundaes, Fish Fry Friday's, open year round for breakfast, lunch, and dinner!

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