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DJ's Rustic Restaurant

American, Diner
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151 Broadway Ste 1, Saranac Lake, NY 12983-1494
(518) 891-9735
6:30 am - 1:15 pm
Closed now
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Mon - Fri 6:30 am - 1:15 pm
Sat - Sun 6:30 am - 12:00 pm
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Schenectady, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2016

Went upstate on the coldest weekend on the coldest weekend of the year. High of maybe -14 degrees for the day. We planned on going to the Pancake breakfast as it was Winter Carnival weekend, but parking was rough, but spotted this restaurant advertising "Mama's" cooking. We really enjoyed it and it is usually a busy place, but the cold... More 

Thank Brian K
Baldwinsville, New York
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2015

This is the place you want to eat breakfast. On our previous visit to Saranac Lake, we went to a cute breakfast place and were disappointed. So on this trip I asked where the breakfast diner sort of place was and our motel hostess recommended DJ Rustic. We were delighted! Amazing bacon both thick and crispy, just right scrambled eggs,... More 

Thank Sylvia C
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

small hometown diner, people are friendly and very welcoming. Good simple menu that has something for everyone.

Thank JoAnn G
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8 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015 via mobile

We had breakfast at DJs. The eggs, ham, bacon and toast were all good. We asked for our home fries to be cooked well, but they weren't. They tasted good anyway. Very reasonable price.

Thank modtraveler9
New York City, New York
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417 reviews
299 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015

This is our standard stop in Saranac Lake for breakfast. Huge portions, low prices. Sausage biscuit with gravy is excellent, very filling, better than my husband's blueberry pancake ( he ate half of my biscuit). Seems as if this place has been couthed up since we were there several years ago. Still has a local feel.

Thank Trotpeg
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

DJ's is a favorite of the Saranac Lake locals, which speaks volumes about the food and prices. The food is excellent with ample portions, cooked up by the owner, and always yummy! For example, the blueberry pancake (notice it's singular!) is so large that you won't see the plate underneath! It's loaded with blueberries and will definitely fill you up!... More 

Thank Sally C
Saranac Lake, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Great staff and always good. The specials are great the staff is friendly just a great place to go esp. after Carnival

Thank K S
Altona, New York
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7 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

We ate at this restaurant a few times and the food was good. But the last time we went there the eggs seemed a little cool and my husband had chipped beef which was overly salted and bland. We didn't complain, but when we were talking to each other wondering what the 50cent charge on the bill was the waitress... More 

2 Thank liketotravel850
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

DJs atmosphere is right out of the no frills 1960's but the breakfasts are about as good as it gets. The pancakes are some of the best ever, anywhere. There is usually some kind of special French toast and omelets. Sausage gravy is particularly good. I never skip DJs when in the area.

1 Thank NKPBerkshire
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8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014 via mobile

We always have a great breakfast. Homemade food at its best. They make you feel right at home. It's a great value too.

Thank Len B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
American, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
6:30 am - 12:00 pm
6:30 am - 1:15 pm
6:30 am - 1:15 pm
6:30 am - 1:15 pm
6:30 am - 1:15 pm
6:30 am - 1:15 pm
6:30 am - 12:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 151 Broadway Ste 1, Saranac Lake, NY 12983-1494
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Saranac Lake
  • Phone Number: (518) 891-9735

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?