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Gus's Restaurant

2 Cumberland Head Rd., Plattsburgh, NY - (518) 561-3711
A Michigan is a small, juicy frank in a trough-shaped, soft bun and topped with mustard, onions and a vivid fine-grind beef sauce. Gus's is a good place to try them. The heft of the sauce contrasts with the fluffy bun and fatty frank, and while each separate ingredient is inarguably ignominious, the combo is taste-buds magic.
100% Approval Rating (7 votes)

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4 - Overall: One of the Best - Worth a Trip
Overall: One of the Best - Worth a Trip
Michigan

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Michael Stern - Photos (2)
Roadfood.com Editor
"A Michigan is a small, juicy frank bedded in a trough-shaped, cream-soft bun and topped with mustard, onions and a vivid fine-grind beef sauce. Where do you find one? Only in New York: upstate in the North Country between the Adirondacks and Lake Champlain, primarily ..."   [Read More]
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Beth Morgan
February 20, 2010
"The Michigan is definitely the way to go: the meat sauce is delicious, and piled so high you think there's no way you can possibly eat the thing with your hands. Pay the extra fifty cents to get the Glazier Redskin in place of the standard wiener, though; as our ..."   [Read More]
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Dave Mullins
March 26, 2007
"Gus's has always been a favorite stop of mine on the road to Montreal. Gus' is located on the edge of Cumberland Bay State Park on the Plattsburgh, NY side of Lake Champlain, off Interstate 87. The 24-hour, year-round ferry across the lake from Grand Isle, VT to ..."   [Read More]

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Map & Web Site

2 Cumberland Head Rd., Plattsburgh, NY
(518) 561-3711

Hours & Policies

Seasons:Open Year Round
Meals Served:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Operational Hours:Always Call Ahead!
Credit Cards Accepted:Yes
Alcohol Served:No
Outdoor Seating:No
Reservations Accepted:No
Delivery Available:No
Takeout Counters:Yes
A pair of Michigans served the traditional way, with sauce and onions on top. It is possible to ask for your onions 'buried,' meaning underneath the wiener, thus alleviating the problem of the onions tumbling off the top when you hoist the Michigan from its cardboard boat.
"A pair of Michigans served the traditional way, with sauce and onions on top. It is possible to ask for your onions 'buried,' meaning underneath the wiener, thus alleviating the problem of the onions tumbling off the top when you hoist the Michigan from its cardboard boat."
Michael Stern





Originally an informal hot dog stand, Gus's is now a three-meal-a-day diner with a full menu. But it's the local specialty, Michigans, for which it is still best known.
"Originally an informal hot dog stand, Gus's is now a three-meal-a-day diner with a full menu. But it's the local specialty, Michigans, for which it is still best known."
Michael Stern



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