Lake Placid Food Guide: 10 Must-Eat Restaurants & Street Food Stalls in Lake Placid

April 14, 2018 Jeremy Dunfee

Maybe you're not an Olympian, but if you're looking for a top-notch winter sports destination, Lake Placid is the place for you. Try bobsledding, downhill skiing, ice climbing, speed skating or even ski jumping, or just enjoy shopping in the town's boutiques and warming up in one of the many restaurants. But Lake Placid isn't just a winter wonderland. Beautiful Adirondack State Park, which is larger than Yosemite or Yellowstone National Parks, offers year-round outdoor activities.
Things to do in Lake Placid

1. The Good Bite Kitchen

2501 Main St Ste 1, Lake Placid, NY 12946-4331 Seating, Takeout, Street Parking, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Accepts Discover, Free Wifi American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch SGD 7 - SGD 12 +1 518-637-2860
Excellent
76%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 168 reviews

The Good Bite Kitchen

Reviewed By justmealison - Rhode Island

DELICIOUS!!!!! We've been traveling for 13 days and this was my favorite place! Wholesome, super flavorful and fresh food!!

The Willie bowl with zucchini noodles was amazing. My husband loved his tomato sandwich. The blackberry tahini cake was yummy.

Loved it so much that I stopped by later and got the Dangerous Bowl to go for dinner. That was also great.

Yes, seating is limited. We ate at the inside table, but you could easily take out and go to the park a block away.

2. Emma's Lake Placid Creamery

2507 Main St, Lake Placid, NY 12946-3305 Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Seating, Accepts Credit Cards SGD 3 - SGD 25 +1 518-523-8201
Excellent
62%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 217 reviews

Emma's Lake Placid Creamery

Emma's is a 50's themed ice cream shop featuring creamy and delicious soft serve cones, sundaes, old fashion milkshakes, malts and speciality items. A must try is our famous Maple Creme Soft Serve! Five flavors are featured daily, including Dole Whip, a fat free, lactose free, dairy free frozen soft serve dessert (Pineapple, Raspberry and Strawberry are rotated each week). Retro gift items, cards, classic hooded sweatshirts and wood signs round out the fun selection of items found at Emma's!

Reviewed By Andy W - Ithaca, New York, United States

We visited here for dessert one evening. The hard ice cream is just Hershey's brand ice cream, which is nothing special. (We had hoped that with "creamery" in the name, the establishment would be serving their own "home-made" ice cream.) The store is very small, and there are only a couple of tables. When we visited there was one person taking orders at the register and selling items, and one person making the shakes and ice cream orders. So we wound up waiting a while for our ice cream. We ordered a sundae that was really nothing special. It wasn't bad. It just wasn't great.

We will not return.

3. Bluesberry Bakery

26 Main Street, Lake Placid, NY 12946 Takeout American Breakfast +1 518-523-4539
Excellent
64%
Good
24%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 181 reviews

Bluesberry Bakery

Reviewed By Donna M - Malta, NY

This is a gem of a little bakery-coffee stand. I recently bought some baked goods to share with company and highly recommend their goods.

They use fresh apples and blueberries to make their home made pastries. The fruit flavor really comes through because they are not too sugary or too rich.

I will definitely make this a regular haunt.

4. The View Restaurant at the Mirror Lake Inn

77 Mirror Lake Dr, Mirror Lake Inn Resort & Spa, Lake Placid, NY 12946-3802 Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Seating, Accepts Credit Cards American, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast SGD 39 - SGD 66 +1 518-302-3000
Excellent
75%
Good
16%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 486 reviews

The View Restaurant at the Mirror Lake Inn

The View is the only AAA four-diamond fine dining restaurant in Lake Placid, New York. Overlooking Mirror Lake and the Adirondack High Peaks, this restaurant is renown for its commitment to food and wine. The concept is elegant comfort foods with an extensive wine list that has been recognized for excellence by the Wine Spectator for the past Sixteen years. The menu changes three times each year. Prepared Dinner at The James Beard House November 2008. We are also new member to The Adirondack Harvest.Chef Jarrad utilizes local cheeses, meats and vegetables as the season permits.The View Restaurant is the perfect place for your "special occasion." Taste Bistro & Bar adjoins the View with Casual dinner fare, have drinks by the fire and relax. Live piano music Friday and Saturday nights.

Reviewed By Carolyn M

We ate at The View during our stay at he Mirror Lake Inn at the end of August 2016. The Food was amazing.

We went for dinner, you need a reservation. We ordered appetizers first. I had the Jumbo Shrimp Cocktail that consisted of wild caught white shrimp, Marie Rose sauce, fresh horseradish, chardonnay vinegar, gelée and mustard greens.

My husband had the Wheat & Greens Salad with Freekah green wheat, artisan greens, local fresh chevre and walnuts, shaved vegetables and raspberry-dijon vinaigrette. They were also doing tastings between courses.

One of our little guys had the Italian Boboli Crust Topped Pizza with house marinara, mozzarella, Parmesan cheese and topped with pepperoni.

Our other little guy had the 7 oz. Black Angus Strip Steak char-grilled and served with french fries and bordelaise sauce.

My husband and I had the Prime Beef Filet grilled and finished with Maldon sea salt, potato pavé, baby vegetables, glazed cipollini onions, tarragon butter and pinot noir reduction. The filet was exceptional, my husband said it was the best he has ever had and I have to agree.

We both had Cappuccino and Cheesecake for dessert and the kids had Ice Cream.

5. Green Goddess' Food

2051 Saranac Ave, Lake Placid, NY 12946-1176 Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Seating, Free Off-Street Parking, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards American, Cafe, Healthy, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch SGD 13 - SGD 20 +1 518-523-4676
Excellent
78%
Good
21%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 119 reviews

Green Goddess' Food

The Scape Cafe at Green Goddess Natural Market takes local and organic ingredients and turns them into delicious meals for you. We have a great selection of sandwiches, salads, fresh juices and smoothies and more!!We serve breakfast and lunch 7 days a week. The Scape also has a to go section for more delicious items. Great outdoor seating near a stream. The Cafe is located within Green Goddess Natural Market which boasts a huge selection of local, organic, and natural foods - highlights are the produce and bulk section and incredibly friendly staff!!

Reviewed By Attila_The_Hutt - Saranac Lake, New York

My wife and I had recently invited Green Goddess to cater our vegan wedding in Fall 2017 at the Wild Center in Tupper Lake, NY. Tammy is great to work with. All of the food that her and her staff prepared was absolutely amazing! They were professional, and were all very friendly.

We had family members (who are avid hunters and feel "duped" every time we make them eat vegetables) absolutely love her vegan shepherds pie. Her lemon-maple cupcakes were all the rage that evening.

Tammy and her staff are very professional and easy to work with. My wife and I can't say enough about the amazing job they did for us making our wedding perfect!

6. Cake Placid

2051 Saranac Ave, Lake Placid, NY 12946-1160 Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Accepts Credit Cards SGD 4 - SGD 13 +1 518-523-9866
Excellent
74%
Good
15%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
4%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 188 reviews

Cake Placid

Adirondack gourmet cupcakes and cakes. Bakery offering doughnuts, muffins, scones, cookies, coffee, etc.

Reviewed By MrsKnicki - Babylon, New York

Background: Only passing through on a hiking trip in the Daks, have been before and was very excited to come back!

Service: got to meet the newest member of the staff and though it took a little longer, she was very pleasant.

Food: hubby had an apple fritter and a peanut butter chocolate bar. I had two cupcakes- coconut and raspberry Zinger And a chocolate maple one, tipped with bacon! Both amazing! Was so tempted to pick up a few more, but I knew they wouldn't last in the temperature at the campsite. So sad!

Would I go back? Yes!! Yes!! Yes!! I hope they begin some relationships with restaurants in town to sell their cupcakes- they would make a killing. Though I live downstate, and the name wouldn't suit, I wish there was a location near home! (Guys? Maybe?)

7. Top of the Park

2407 Main St, Second Floor, Lake Placid, NY 12946-3897 Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar American, Mediterranean, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options Lunch, Dinner +1 518-523-3632
Excellent
71%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 215 reviews

Top of the Park

Reviewed By PoohNP - Syracuse, New York

Hubby and I visited here after dinner one night to get a drink and he wanted to sit by the fireside table. We had some wine and ended up getting the Confit wings which were very different but very good. Our waitress and the chef Bill were both very friendly.

8. Smoke Signals

2489 Main St, Lake Placid, NY 12946-3301 Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Accepts Credit Cards American, Bar, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner SGD 16 - SGD 34 +1 518-523-2271
Excellent
65%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 1 reviews

Smoke Signals

Reviewed By lulupearl - Chicago, Illinois

We were all set to enjoy this place, given all of the reviews. It always makes me wonder if restaurants just have their friends, their friends' friends, write reviews for them. Or, this may be the American population speaking...just look around! Just about everything we...MoreI would concur that the "American population" has spoken.

9. Taste Bistro and Bar

77 Mirror Lake Dr, at Mirror Lake Inn, Lake Placid, NY 12946-3802 Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards American Dinner SGD 12 - SGD 31 +1 518-302-3000
Excellent
69%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 176 reviews

Taste Bistro and Bar

Taste Bistro & Bar is recognized for its warm, friendly, and casual atmosphere where food and drink are the primary focus. With a panoramic view of Mirror Lake, this comfortable nook is a welcoming place for house guests, local residents and a haven for friends and family who simply want a great meal served with a glass of wine or a regional brew. Enjoy live music on Friday and Saturday nights.

Reviewed By ct535353 - Connecticut

Great view, yummy desserts, drinks just okay. We stayed at the Mirror Lake Inn where this Bitro is located, we like to try all the different food venues where we stay. This one was our least favorite. We only had drinks and dessert so not sure on the food.

10. Big Mountain Deli & Creperie

2475 Main St, Lake Placid, NY 12946-3880 Outdoor Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards American, Cafe, Delicatessen, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Drinks SGD 18 +1 518-523-3222
Excellent
67%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 814 reviews

Big Mountain Deli & Creperie

We take our homemade bread, Boar's Head Meats, fresh ingredients and a spark of creativity to make the 46 sandwiches named after the 46 High Peaks of the Adirondacks! We also specialize in sweet and savory crepes as the only creperie in town! Eat it here in our cozy restaurant or take it with you to explore the beautiful Adirondacks! Either way, we guarantee there is something for everyone in your group and that your biggest issue will be which sandwich to get next time! Hike up an appetite and let us feed your hunger!

Reviewed By Katie C - New York

My boyfriend and I were so excited when we found crepes in Lake Placid. We specifically planned our breakfast for this place. We ordered the strawberry short crepe and the John's Brook Burrito. The crepe consisted of the crepe dough and large pre-frozen strawberries that were still very frozen. The burrito made up for it, it was loaded with meat, cheese, egg, and potatoes. Although, we tried to put the salsa on top... you guessed it, it was still frozen in the plastic cup. We were very disappointed.

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