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7 Restaurants With a View That's Worth The Drive to Lake George & The Adirondacks

If you can't get enough of lakeside views and delicious food, check out these restaurants that are worth the drive to the Lake George region whether you're coming from the Capital Region or elsewhere in the Adirondacks. Speaking of the Adirondacks, we couldn't help adding two Lake Placid restaurants to the list! What restaurant is "worth the drive" for the view for you?

1. The Boathouse Restaurant - Lake George, NY

Enjoy a casual, fine dining experience at The Boathouse Restaurant, beautifully located on Lake George's waterfront. Private docking is available for those who wish to arrive by boat, and the seasonal menu offers a new twist on comfort food.

2. Lake George Beach Club - Lake George, NY

Look out from the expansive deck of the Lake George Beach Club and you'll see Shepard's Park Beach and get a birds-eye view of pedestrians admiring the lake and making their way to one of the many Village restaurants. Enjoy classic American dishes at this two-story waterfront eatery.

3. The Docksider Restaurant - Lake George, NY

Located on the shores of Glen Lake is The Docksider, a restaurant that offers brilliant views all year long. The casual dining menu features burgers, sandwiches, pizzas, and entrees, and children are always welcome.

4. Tavern on the Lake Blue Water Manor - Bolton Landing, NY

A castle-like stone manor house overlooking Lake George? Yes please! Most of the seating is elevated well above the docks (you can arrive by boat!) so your view is not obstructed by the boats. The food and service elevate this view to the ultimate waterside dining experience at The Tavern on the Lake.

5. The Algonquin Restaurant - Bolton Landing, NY

Lake George's picturesque Huddle Bay is home to The Algonquin Restaurant. The American menu includes salads, burgers, pasta, seafood, and steak, and the beautiful views are hard to beat.

6. The Moose Lodge Boathouse Restaurant - Lake Placid, NY

Located at The Whiteface Club & Resort overlooking Mirror Lake, The Moose Lodge Boathouse Restaurant offers panoramic views of Whiteface Mountain and the surrounding scenery. The menu includes a wide array of grilled items and salads, and docks are available for those arriving by boat.

7. The View Restaurant - Lake Placid, NY

Picturesque view of the Adirondacks from a table in front of a window at The View at Mirror Lake

Photo Credit: Jim Westphalen

The View at Mirror Lake Inn Resort and Spa is highly regarded as the only AAA Four-Diamond "Exceptional" rated restaurant in Lake Placid, and is the perfect spot for a memorable evening out. The fine dining menu features seafood, chicken, and pasta, among other specialties.

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