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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
American Restaurant
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“Lisa G's offers a wide range of food for everyone. Great wings! Great atmosphere, especially in the summer when you can enjoy the deck next to the river. Separate bar area. Great for bigger parties”
  • 31 locals recommend
Bar
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“Brewpub with solid local craft brews and well-prepared pub food - ribs, BBQ chicken, burgers, etc.”
  • 28 locals recommend
Bar
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“Delicious BBQ. Fun atmosphere. Does not take reservation so get your name in early and then you have time to walk around”
  • 19 locals recommend
Tapas Restaurant
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“If you're looking for comfort food in an inviting atmosphere with a unique menu offering - this is gem! Their craft cocktails are delicious and they have a great beer menu as well. ”
  • 19 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“Great bar for any time of the day with a great view of Mirror Lake and Mount Marcy. Also a restaurant with great outdoor seating and will occasionally have live music.”
  • 17 locals recommend
Bar
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“My favorite spot for a romantic dinner. Sit outside at a table with your very own fireplace! Excellent food and drinks! ”
  • 14 locals recommend
Cinema
“Opened in 1926, a fixture of main street Lake Placid. Offers 4 quaint theaters. Cash only.”
  • 12 locals recommend
Performing Arts Venue
“Wonderful performances and art gallery & classes. Check their schedule for the full array of offerings.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Museum
“What's a trip to Lake Placid with out stopping in the Olympic Museum. It's right around the corner. Check out some of the Olympic cloths and medals that are available from local Olympic Athletes. ”
  • 11 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“There are two main lakes in Lake Placid. Mirror Lake is near the town. Lake Placid is north of town. A walk down main street for some shopping or eating is always worth the visit. There is a public beach for a summer swim, in the winter there is dog sleds, toboggan runs and ice skating. It's a great place to take the Kayaks.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
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“Unique small town feel. Follow the brick walkway for a 2.7 mile walk around Mirror Lake.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
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“For a more upscale breakfast with an entire bloody mary menu, a slew of mimosa's and an absolute awesome eclectic menu. This is a great spot even though it can be pricey after drinks and food, well worth it. The pancakes with the cinnamon butter is probably the best I've ever had. No Jokes.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Lodging
“Coziest hidden gem! Delicious comfort food, and traditional American style menu. I've had many things on this menu, you cannot go wrong. Reservations are required - however you might get lucky if you stop in! ”
  • 8 locals recommend
Entertainment
“Several ice skating rinks where Olympic hopefuls practice and hockey teams play. Used for 1932 and 1980 Winter Olympics. Next to Conference Center. I often wander in and sit and watch when there isn't an event requiring a ticket. The ice shavings from the Zamboni are placed outside the building for a photo opportunity to have a picture in front of "snow" in the summer.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Place to shop
“During the winter the Olympic speed skating rink is transformed to its glory and open to the public for leisure ice skating. Skates are available to rent or bring your own. ”
  • 9 locals recommend
Route
“A beautiful 2.6 mile brick paved walk completely around Mirror Lake. Great for dog walking, people walking, and jogging.”
  • 5 locals recommend

Top restaurants

American Restaurant
“Lisa G's offers a wide range of food for everyone. Great wings! Great atmosphere, especially in the summer when you can enjoy the deck next to the river. Separate bar area. Great for bigger parties”
  • 31 locals recommend
Bar
“Brewpub with solid local craft brews and well-prepared pub food - ribs, BBQ chicken, burgers, etc.”
  • 28 locals recommend
Bar
“Delicious BBQ. Fun atmosphere. Does not take reservation so get your name in early and then you have time to walk around”
  • 19 locals recommend
Tapas Restaurant
“If you're looking for comfort food in an inviting atmosphere with a unique menu offering - this is gem! Their craft cocktails are delicious and they have a great beer menu as well. ”
  • 19 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“Great bar for any time of the day with a great view of Mirror Lake and Mount Marcy. Also a restaurant with great outdoor seating and will occasionally have live music.”
  • 17 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
“For a more upscale breakfast with an entire bloody mary menu, a slew of mimosa's and an absolute awesome eclectic menu. This is a great spot even though it can be pricey after drinks and food, well worth it. The pancakes with the cinnamon butter is probably the best I've ever had. No Jokes.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Sports Bar
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
“This place is often packed - due to their delicious crepes, sandwiches and latte offerings! It is worth the wait. ”
  • 9 locals recommend

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