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“Our favorite local restaurant” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Baxter Mountain Tavern

Baxter Mountain Tavern
Ranked #3 of 3 Restaurants in Keene
Cuisines: American, Bar, Pub
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Families with children, Kids, Bar scene
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Rochester, New York
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47 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Our favorite local restaurant”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 6, 2014

We have a second home in Upper Jay and have been going to Baxter Mountain Tavern for years. It is our favorite local restaurant. It is at the top of a pass and the location and view is great. It is almost across the street from the shorter of the two Baxter Mountain trailheads. The food is generally very good to excellent. Because it is out of the hustle and bustle of Lake Placid, it gets more of a local crowd and far fewer tourists. And it just has a cozy friendly feel to it. My favorite dish has always been the pork chops.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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English first
Level Contributor
39 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Comfortable quiet restaurant”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2013

Simple well made food perfect for an after hike dinner. Quick pleasant service as well. Lovely views if dining before sunset.

Visited September 2013
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Upstate, NY
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47 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“What a fantastic gem!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2013

We hiked Baxter mountain for a fantastic sunset and were starving by the time we reached the car. Then we just stumbled upon the tavern. It doesn't look like much, but judging from the packed parking lot we figured we'd give it a try.

The service was warm, welcoming and overall excellent. The food just exceeded my expectations. I can't wait to go back and try some other dishes. I just wish they'd bottle their house made bacon dressing to me to take home!!

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank JessicaVivian8
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Cabot, Arkansas
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Delicious”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2013

We enjoyed the warm atmosphere and the delicious food. Also, it was delightful to see a deer eating under the apple tree just outside the window! Great memories!

Visited August 2013
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Orono, Canada
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38 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Good Food and Better Service”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2013

We visited after a day of hiking and thoroughly enjoyed our meals. Excellent pub fare, well prepared although I was not impressed with the carrots that arrived with my steak. Other folks in our party had fish and we shared some appetizers. Definitely would go back. Very friendly folks who seemed to enjoy their work. Much better for the tips, I'm sure, but also makes for a better dining experience.

Visited August 2013
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Thank OronoStewie
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