Where to Eat in Saranac Lake

Posted on: August 21st, 2013 by Erin Weir No Comments

Saranac Lake is full of great places to eat.  From fine dining to hole in the wall diners, you’ll find whatever you’re craving here.

Eat ‘ Meet Grill and Larder – Using ingredients and products from local farms Chef Vargo creates a unique, eclectic menu that will wow and inspire you.  Come here expecting to sit and relax a while or call in your order ahead of time – everything is made to order so things can take awhile… but it’s well worth the wait.

Donnelly’s Ice Cream – Only open for the summer, Donnelly’s offers one different flavor of soft ice cream everyday.  It’s undoubtedly the best ice cream in the Adirondacks, and well worth the short detour out of town!

Lakeview Deli – If you’re craving a sandwich the best place it go is Lakeview Deli.  It’s a great place to stop and stock up for sandwiches and potato salad to take out to the beach or on the boat before a long day of fun, or just to take and enjoy on the porch while you take in the view.

Red Fox Restaurant – Located just outside of Saranac Lake, toward Tupper Lake, this is Saranac Lake’s fine dining experience.  Enjoy lovingly prepared scallops, lobster, or fillet of sole stuffed with crab meat, perfectly paired with fine wines.  Finish your meal with with a chocolate connoli or some ice cream.

DJ’s Rustic Restaurant – Everything about DJ’s Rustic Restaurant, from the food to the atmosphere, says “good, old fashioned diner.” It’s the place to go for home cooking and great prices.

Left Bank Cafe – Offering authentic French cafe-style food, this adorable restaurant sits on the riverside on Broadway and offers everything from crepes to tartines, as well as coffee, wine, and beer.

Blue Moon Cafe – Located on Main St., the Blue Moon Cafe is a great place to stop and enjoy a meal and people watch.  They have a great selection of wines and craft beers, and are open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner when everything is made 100% from scratch.

Nonna Fina – Saranac Lake’s premier Italian restaurant serves delicious Italian dishes with wine by the glass.   It is a favorite of locals and tourists alike.

McKenzie’s Grille – A great place to stop for breakfast, brunch, or lunch when you’re looking for common fare.  It’s a comfy, homey place with tasty food and friendly service.


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