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Cottage Cafe

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77 Mirror Lake Dr, Lake Placid, NY 12946-3802
+1 518-302-3045
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I had read they get crowded, and I knew I wanted to have lunch outside overlooking mirror lake, so I arrived about 10 minutes before opening. Glad I did. had the perfect table on a perfect day. Food is good, not great, it's simple lunch fare, but the view is to die for. We had a wonderful relaxing lunch there.

Thank mittmott
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38 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My sister and I came here for a quick bite before a lake boat trip - our server knew this and put a rush on our food so we wouldn't be late. The atmosphere is perfection - we had a beautiful view of Mirror Lake- and the place is quaintness inside and out - true Adirondack style .The service was... More 

Thank Margimm
Mount Vernon Ny
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I went to The Cottage Cafe with my family, husband and two college age children. It was a rainy evening, but we were seated at a table by the window. Even with the rain the view was beautiful. This is a very cozy restaurant and you really feel like you're in a quaint cottage in the woods. We ate basic... More 

Thank 50Beanie
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The cafe is located on the lake with a beautiful view. The service and food were wonderful. Portions were nice size for the price. A plus was no cell phone use allowed so you could enjoy the ambiance of the location. Conveniently located to other shops in the area.

Thank LoveTheBeach04
Upstate, NY
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We always visit the Cottage Café when in Lake Placid because it provides a dependably good offering that pleases the whole family - great soup, a light hummus plate, a hefty caprese salad with a very good balsamic vinaigrette, and a couple of substantial sandwiches. The view is wonderful, the staff are very friendly, service is quick, but it is... More 

Thank Srchn4Sun
Fairport, New York
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped her for a quick glass of wine and appetizer and didn't want to leave! Friendly staff and great food but the view from the deck is amazing!

Thank melbel9767
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a perfect spot on the lake for drinks and a bite to eat. We had appetizers and they were great. I would definitely recommend it.

Thank ktown_den
Toronto, Canada
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99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food is always prepared well and tastes good. The view from the patio is one of the best on the lake and the beer is always cold and fresh. I have eaten here several times, and have enjoyed it every time.

Thank EasyRider54
New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We've eaten here numerous times, we head directly there when we arrive in town. Just love to start with a cocktail (many to choose from) and an appetizer and see where it leads to. Have started there in the mid afternoon and stayed through dinner. The staff is a delight. There is a large enough menu to choose from Again,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Amazing food to go along with the food. It was worth the ride up to Lake Placid. What a beautiful scenic place. We walk and enjoy the shops and scenery. We finally came upon the Cottage Café and decided to go in. The service and food was amazing, bit pricy, but the service and food is well worth it.

Thank fernandez97

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $15
American, Bar, Cafe, Soups, Gluten Free Options, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Television, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Parking Available, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Dining on a budget, Scenic view, Families with children, Local cuisine, Bar scene
Open Hours
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 77 Mirror Lake Dr, Lake Placid, NY 12946-3802
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Lake Placid
  • Phone Number: +1 518-302-3045

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?