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Cottage Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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77 Mirror Lake Dr, Lake Placid, NY 12946-3802
+1 518-302-3045
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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108 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

A great place to eat and enjoy the views of Mirror Lake at the same time. Staff were friendly and the food was great.

Thank FrequentTraveler501
Williston, Vermont
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Really nice for lunch. All outside seats full... but water and mountain views from inside. Good lunch selections. Separate little kitchen as the Mirror lake Inn's pub.

Thank pjreiss
Princeton, New Jersey
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Lunch on a sunny autumn day. Arrived at noon and waited 10 minutes; well worth it. Greater was very agreeable to our table preference and to his credit, pitched in as extra buser to accommodate waiting diners. No job too small! Great! Later arrivals waiting much longer. Menu "tweaks" made for a very special lunch. For example, chicken salad on... More 

Thank owengleach
Tyler, Texas
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6 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The location of this restaurant gives a great view of the lake, especially at sunset on the patio. The wait person was friendly, and menu had some unique items which we thoroughly enjoyed. It was part of our 35th anniversary celebration, and was an experience that kept our romance going!

Thank Alan M
Old Bridge, New Jersey
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21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Thoroughly enjoyed our evening at this restaurant. We were lucky enough to get a window seat and enjoyed the beautiful view of the lake as daylight changed to darkness. The waiter, although very busy, was great, attentive and knowledgeable in both the food and the area and didn't mind sharing his recommendations with us. The food was very good and... More 

Thank Chea628
New York City, New York
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great atmosphere. First time in the Lake Placid area and came in for a light-late supper. Good food and very nice staff. Awesome view of Mirror Lake. And we even got to play trivia. Really great night! Wonderful place!

Thank Lauren D
Los Angeles, California
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433 reviews
273 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I ate at The Cottage during our trip to the area. We visited during several times for lunch. The staff is friendly, the food is excellent, and the outdoor views are wonderful! I had the chicken salad, my husband had the chicken with srircha sauce, and a turkey sandwich. The beer and wine are good too! Must... More 

Thank Misty K
Wayland, Massachusetts
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped for an early dinner on our way through town - what a find! Beautiful location, wonderful service and terrific food! It's tiny, so I imagine it could get crowded, but we lucked out and got a table right away around 5 p.m. on Columbus Day when the town was hopping. The location right on Mirror Lake allows for great... More 

Thank goirish89
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24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

what an adorable little place! Was so quaint and right on the water and the food was delicious. the menu was minimal and mostly sandwich type food so may be better for lunch but certainly enjoyed!

Thank Alyssablei
Amherst, New York
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I plan a stop here everytime we visit Lake Placid. We had a table by the window overlooking Mirror Lake. Food was great, I had the Cobb Hill came with some greens along side. Very nice. My wife had s huge salad. We only waited about 10 minutes. It's busy, so go at an off time, or... More 

Thank Russ S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$10 - $15
American, Bar, Cafe, Soups
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Television, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Families with children, Special occasions, Scenic view, Bar scene, Kids, Local cuisine, Romantic, Dining on a budget
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?