Local Cuisine in the North Country

July 26, 2023

Enjoying all that there is to do and see in the North Country of New York this summer? Don’t miss out on the many down-to-earth culinary delights throughout the Adirondacks Region! Tucked away amidst mountains and lakes, many Adirondack communities offer a hearty array of dishes that embody the area’s history, local ingredients, and vibrant culture. From cozy mountain retreats to quaint lakeside eateries, enjoy the hidden gems and relish the flavors that make Adirondack cuisine an unforgettable experience for every food lover and nature enthusiast.

Ask any local, and they will have their favorite diner, brewery, or dinner spot. One local who knows a thing or two about food – Rachael Ray – has her favorites as well! On her website, she calls out The Algonquin, a Lake George eatery that allows for boaters to pull up and dock for a meal. Enjoy gorgeous lake and mountain views in a family-friendly town at The Algonquin, whether you arrive by lake or by land!

Another fan favorite, rated among the top restaurants in the Adirondacks on Trip Advisor, is Sticks & Stones Woodfired Bistro and Bar. With wood-fired pizzas and delicious drink options, it is easy to see why this Schroon Lake location is enjoyed by locals and visitors alike.

While you are in Schroon Lake, don’t miss the newest culinary experience on the scene! The Brown Swan, a farm-to-table restaurant in the newly-opened Lodge at Schroon Lake, offers dishes influenced by the Adirondacks and uses locally-sourced ingredients.

A diner table with a plate of food and a carafe of coffee being poured into a cup

If diners are more your speed, try the Lone Bull Pancake & Steak House in Lake George. This classic diner boasts of being the home of the “big breakfast” and is sure to deliver mouth-watering breakfast options for everyone!

Further north, another excellent diner, popular with hikers and campers, is the Noon Mark Diner in Keene Valley. Named after a nearby mountain, Noon Mark has typical diner fair and anything-but-typical house-made pies. Purchase by the slice or take a whole pie home and try it for yourself!

For a High Peaks Region restaurant that’s a bit more upscale, don’t miss the Lake Placid Lodge’s Artisans Restaurant. The perfect place to experience fine dining in the mountains, this restaurant has beautiful views from their terrace, which is open for three seasons of the year.

No food list about the North Country would be complete without mentioning ice cream! After dinner – or before, we won’t judge!- make a pitstop at one of the many delicious ice cream places in the area, like Martha’s Dandee Crème in Queensbury, Main Street Ice Cream Parlor in Chestertown, or Stone Bridge Ice Cream in Pottersville.

No matter where you are in the Adirondack Region, delicious food awaits! From upscale lakeside dining to comfort food diners, there is a bit of something for everyone’s taste buds in the North Country. What eateries are you most looking forward to trying this summer?

Two rows of various ice cream flavors in tubs, each with its own spoon

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By: Rachel Valerio
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