10 Kid-Friendly Lake George Restaurants Your Whole Family Will Love
Visiting Lake George with the entire family in tow? The area has an overwhelming array of local restaurants, but it can sometimes be hard to tell which are kid-friendly. We've rounded up some of the region's best restaurants with children's menus, family-friendly fare, and fun Adirondack style.
Beat the crowds of Lake George Village and head out to Dunham's Bay. The View Restaurant at Dunham's Bay Resort is a small, casual restaurant that offers inventive fare and a peaceful environment. They're open for limited indoor dining and takeout year-round.
Their kids' menu includes chicken fingers, mac & cheese, grilled cheese, and mozzarella sticks. They're also known for their delicious Family Style Dinners on select Sundays.
For a quintessential Adirondack dining experience that's also kid-friendly, The Log Jam is one of your best bets. The restaurant is a housed in a log cabin with authentic and rustic decor in their several dining rooms (and they also offer takeout). Their all-day kids' menu includes staples like cheeseburgers, mozzarella sticks, and mac & cheese, with kid-sized servings of char-broiled steak or chicken, BBQ baby back ribs, and prime rib also served in the evenings.
Best of all? All adult and kid entrees come with their large signature salad bar, which is enough for a meal in its own right. The kids' menu also includes the option to just order a cup of the soup of the day and the salad bar.
Frederick's Restaurant & Lounge in Bolton Landing serves up creative twists on burgers, sandwiches, and entrees in an Adirondack atmosphere. You can dine on their patio in the summer and watch all of the activity on Bolton Landing's main thoroughfare, cozy up by a warm fireplace in the winter, or opt to take the meals to go.
Their kids' menu includes sliders, grilled cheese, chicken fingers, and grilled chicken, all served with curly fries.
Planning a special dinner out, but need to bring the kids along? If you're looking for international cuisine in a casual environment, Bistro LeRoux is a great choice. Their seasonal menus include everything from burgers to risotto, scallops, and osso buco. They also serve up amazing desserts you won't want to pass up.
Their kids' menu includes filet mignon, macaroni & cheese, chicken tenders, and cheese burgers, and each meal is served with a side (garlic bread, carrots, or fries) and ice cream.
Note, Bistro LeRoux is open for outdoor seating by reservation only and curbside pickup at this time. Due to the high volume between 5pm and 7pm they are asking patrons to please be patient. You can preorder ahead of time Wednesday through Sunday, 12pm to 4pm, to avoid the wait.
A casual dining spot known for its BBQ, The Barnsider Smokehouse Restaurant offers tons of Adirondack appeal, as well as amazing food everyone can enjoy. Burgers, steaks, ribs, pulled pork, and potato skins are the highlights of the main menu.
For the kids, they can order their own appropriately-sized pulled pork sandwiches, ribs, and BBQ potato skins, or go for traditional kids' menu fare like chicken tenders and grilled cheese.
Reservation seating is available - please call to confirm, even if you reserve online. They have two large outside heated decks and are offering their regular menu, family-style trays, and daily specials. Takeout is also available.
Mario's Restaurant, established in 1954, is a family-owned venue that serves up traditional pasta dishes and Italian entrees like seafood fra diavolo, veal & eggplant parmagiana, and fettuccine al fredo.
Kids can choose from a 5" personal pizza, spaghetti or ziti with meatballs and marinara, chicken or veal parmigiana with spaghetti, or deep fried chicken fingers with fries. Call for a reservation or order your meals to go.
A casual pizza joint located in the heart of Lake George Village, Giuseppe's Pizzeria & Restaurant makes delicious hand-tossed and gourmet pies, as well as pasta dishes, salads, calzones, and desserts.
While you could certainly split a pizza or two among the entire family, Giuseppe's also boasts a kids menu, which includes spaghetti (in either marinara or butter), grilled cheese, chicken fingers, and hot dogs. They're open for dine-in, takeout, and delivery.
For all-day breakfast or traditional diner fare, stop by Prospect Mountain Diner on Route 9 in Lake George Village. The restaurant was first established in 1950 and continues to serve delicious pancakes, Belgian waffles, burgers, sandwiches, entrees, and desserts that the whole family can enjoy. Check them out for dine-in, patio seating, and takeout.
For family-friendly lakefront dining in the heart of the Village, try Lake George Beach Club. Guests can enjoy delicious burgers, sandwiches, and quesadillas while enjoying the views from either inside the dining room or outside on the deck. Their children's fare includes cheese quesadillas, grilled chicken, chicken tenders, hot dogs, hamburgers, grilled cheese, and mac & cheese.
The Lake George Beach Club is closed for the remainder of 2020. They plan on an "epic return" for the Winter Carnival of 2021 (details and regulations for Winter Carnival are still to be announced).
Visiting Bolton Landing? The Algonquin Restaurant boasts stunning views of Huddle Bay and kid-friendly dining options. Although children under 10 aren't allowed at The Topside Grille (the second story), the first floor welcomes guests of all ages to enjoy their amazing burgers, seafood, and pasta dishes.
The Algonquin's kids' menu features rotini with sauce and meatballs, macaroni and cheese, hot dogs, chicken fingers, and grilled cheese. Their drinks menu also offers a selection of special non-alcholic drinks, including smoothies, vanilla coladas, and root beer floats.
The Algonguin is closed as of October 12, 2020, and will reopen in April, 2021.