Where to Eat Before & After the Adirondack Wine & Food Festival

Consider yourself a “Foodie”?

Following are our Recommendations for the Best Restaurants to Visit when you’re in Town for the Festival! From casual to fine dining and lakeside views to eating where you shop, there’s plenty of options!

3178 Lake Shore Drive, Lake George | (518) 668-5928 | WEBSITE

The Inn at Erlowest boasts a long legacy of culinary excellence. Savor this outstanding tradition for yourself at their intimate 4-Diamond restaurant.

The Inn at Erlowest offers a fine dining experience that combines mouthwatering, creative & beautiful cuisine; paired with an impressive wine list that is taken to the next level by the ambiance of the historic stone mansion and its gorgeous elevated lakeside view.

Executive Chef, Adam Padilla, features an array of local farm-fresh ingredients prepared in a contemporary manner. Erlowest’s menu follows the seasons with weekly specials that make each visit to Erlowest a new experience. Check out their menu page to see what they’re up to now>>


The Inn at Erlowest Fine Dining

1133 Route 9 | Queensbury, NY 12804 |  (518) 793-0372 | WEBSITE

Known to locals and tourists alike, Martha’s offers its visitors an atmosphere described to be that of an old fashioned ice cream parlor with a fun friendly vibe.

As a local it is the place to stop after a meal or special occasion.  For the tourist it has been said to be their first stop when they come in to town and their last stop before they leave. Martha’s is a must stop if you are in the area!

Ice Cream: Sun – Thurs 11 – 9 and Fri – Sat 11 – 10

Grill: (Closes 1 Hour Earlier) Sun – Thurs 11 – 8 and Fri – Sat 11-9

Log Jam Restaurant Lake George1484 State Rt 9, Lake George, New York 12845 | (518) 798-1155 | WEBSITE

The Log Jam Restaurant takes pride both in the beauty of the Adirondacks and in providing you with superb food and accommodating hospitality in an authentic log cabin.

If it weren’t for the aromas of sizzling steaks, you just might think you walked into an Adirondack logging camp of 100 years ago. A pot-belly stove warmly greets you at the front door, wood plank floors stretch beneath your feet, pine logs cut from the mountains above Lake George surround you, and three massive stone fireplaces provide the perfect romantic setting.

The Log Jam Restaurant is open daily, 363 days a year, for lunch and dinner. The mood is perfect for “Casual Adirondack Dining.” The dinner menu features expertly prepared seafood, prime rib, lamb chops, charbroiled steaks, fresh lobster, plus original chicken and pork entrees, and of course, the area’s most satisfying salad bar, featuring homemade salads, dressings and an array of fresh vegetables and our ever popular cinnamon raisin bread.
For lunch – the restaurant is the perfect oasis during a day of shopping at 60 nearby factory outlets – you’ll find both traditional favorites and tasty innovations. Vegetarian? Special dietary needs? If the ingredients are available, the chef will be happy to accommodate your special requests. Locally owned and operated, we have been a part of the community for over 35 years.

Easy access location next to the Factory Outlets of Lake George with plenty parking and located right on the trolley line!

365 Canada Street | Lake George, New York 12845 | (518) 761-1150 | WEBSITE

If you’re looking for your Starbucks fix while in Lake George for the Festival, look no further than The Bistro at our Platinum Sponsor Hotel, The Marriott!

Your food and beverage destination for refreshing breakfast choices in the morning, and a variety of dinner and cocktail options in the evening. Open daily to the Public.

Adirondack Brewery - Silver Sponsor of the Adirondack Wine and Food Festival33 Canada Street
  | Lake George, NY 12845 |  (518) 668-0002 | WEBSITE

You’ll have plenty of opportunities to sample Adirondack Breweries beers and food when you come to the Adirondack Wine & Food Festival. They’ll be AT the festival with their Beer Truck AND Food Truck; but we also recommend you see their home, The Pub & Brewery facility, located right across the street from the Festival grounds!

From mouthwatering burgers and healthy salads to char-grilled steaks followed by S’mores as dessert, we have a plate to satisfy every craving!

Their rustic cabin-inspired restaurant is open for lunch and dinner and offers a menu of delectable bites in a warm and friendly atmosphere. In warmer months there’s dining outside on the covered deck or patio in front of one of our many fire pits. The Adirondack Pub is family friendly ~ bring the entire pack.

Lake George steamboat company 200th anniversary logo57 Beach Road, Lake George | (800) 553-2628 | WEBSITE

2017 Marks the Lake George Steamboat Company’s 200th Anniversary!

At Sunset the “Saint’s” Dinner Cruise offers a hearty dinner in a climate-controlled dining room & entertainment while viewing the beauty of Lake George and her surrounding mountains in the evening light.

The Saint also offers bars on each level of the boat, complete with offerings from local craft beverage makers, including Adirondack Winery! Their 3rd deck bar also offers healthy lighter-fare food options if you’re just on board for sight-seeing.

The Steamboat Company’s Pier is located right across the way from the Festival grounds, within easy walking distance and offering a large parking lot.


5 Mill Road, Lake George | (518) 685-3445 | WEBSITE

From famous Baby Back- and St. Louis-style ribs — cooked outdoors on a custom-made, double-sided smoker — to steaks, burgers, sandwiches and other fare, the menu offers something to everyone’s liking.

Enjoy lunch or dinner in an Old West-style dining room or on the giant outdoor patio during warm-weather months. The Adirondack fire pit adds a nice touch at the end of a fun-filled day, with live music a special feature throughout the year. You do not have to participate in other Ranch activities to eat here.


48 Canada Street  | Lake George, NY 12845 |  (518) 668-5471 | WEBSITE

Enjoy multiple dining options inside the historic Fort William Henry Hotel

The White Lion- Located inside the Fort William Henry Hotel, The White Lion Dining Room provides a perfect beautiful view of Lake George as it lies before you while you enjoy a hearty Adirondack Breakfast. Dine in the elegance of the dining room (the original ballroom of this historic hotel) or in the fresh mountain air on our outdoor tree deck. You don’t have to be a guest at the hotel to experience this lake view breakfast as it is also open to the public. Free patron parking is available at the Fort William Henry Hotel.

The Tankard Tavern- Have a relaxing drink and meal at the Tankard Tavern. We feature a full bar and a selective Tavern Fare menu that is sure to please. Stop in whether you are a guest at the Fort William Henry or just in the area, we invite you cozy up to our fire place and enjoy.

48 Canada Street  | Lake George, NY 12845 |  (518) 668-3081 | WEBSITE

Lookout Cafe- Looking for a Lake George restaurant where you can relax in a fun and casual atmosphere?The Lookout Cafe at Fort William Henry Hotel  & Conference Center is the very best spot to have a relaxing lunch or dinner before heading out to explore the Fort William Henry Museum or attend your Lake George meetings or conferences. We are located on a bluff overlooking beautiful Lake George with 360 degree panoramic view of sparkling water and the surrounding Adirondack mountains. You can order one of our famous cheeseburgers or have a frozen drink and dream the day away.

48 Canada Street  | Lake George, NY 12845 |  (800) 234-0267 | WEBSITE

Adirondack Sandwich Works- On the run? Want to grab something quick yet healthy before heading off to play at our Adirondack hotel? Adirondack Sandwich Works is yet another of our great Lake George restaurants, and we will “wow” you with our homemade soups, freshly made salads, deli sandwiches and hot Paninis. Fast, delicious and nutritious, perfect for on-the-go families enjoying their Lake George vacations!

10 Beach RdLake George, NY 12845 |  (518) 668-5471 | WEBSITE

Candy Apple– Homemade fudge, milkshakes, soft ice cream and of course, candy apples! So come on in and fix that sweet tooth.

Sticky Buns– Sip specialty coffees or cool off with an iced beverage, while you enjoy jumbo, fresh baked goodies.

Frosty Creations– Frozen yogurt, soft-serve and premium hard ice cream, so if you are looking for a certain flavor, we are sure to have it! We also have ice cream cakes that can be personalized upon request for that special someone, or just have one for that picnic by the lake.  Open May – October.

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