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DJ's Rustic Restaurant

American, Diner
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151 Broadway Ste 1, Saranac Lake, NY 12983-1494
+1 518-891-9735
6:30 am - 12:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 6:30 am - 1:15 pm
Sat - Sun 6:30 am - 12:00 pm
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
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
Ithaca, New York
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55 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
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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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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 

3 Thank liketotravel850
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301 reviews
162 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
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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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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
Parishville, New York
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109 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed October 5, 2014 via mobile

Stopped in on our way home from Lake Placid. Perfect Sunday breakfast. French toast with cream cheese and strawberries were yummy. Came with perfect diner homefries. Friend had eggs and biscuits with sausage gravy. Great little diner.

Thank clarkfourfan
Blakeslee, Pennsylvania
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed August 17, 2014

had an unusual "spicy toast and eggs". Never had it before, enjoyed it. Place hasn't changed in 45 years. Just as I remembered it.

Thank Rocky356
Baldwinsville, New York
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed May 30, 2014

Cool little place in town with good food. I went for breakfast a few times and the was good. I love that it's not a huge place just small and the same local were there every time I went in. Great place.

Thank Dragonblood
Mohawk, NY
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed October 15, 2013

We ate breakfast here after hearing about it from several others in the area,. It is inexpensive an breakfasts are massive! Typical small hometown local family owned restaurant. Small, not extremely glistening, but clean enough to be comfortable. Pleasant staff. Looking forward to eating there again in a few weeks!

Thank TJSMohawk_NY
Saranac Lake, New York
2 reviews
Reviewed August 11, 2013

Unassuming, but the people lining up outside to wait for a table or spot at the counter should tell you all you need to know. The food is good old fashioned diner food, always cooked to perfection. The pancakes are to die for. prices cant be beat and if you leave hungry it's your own sweet fault.

Thank Bgoudreau

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
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: +1 518-891-9735

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