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 Plattsburgh, NY is a 20-minute trip and docks right down the street.
Gus' is a great place to grab a couple of Michigans and a drink for well under ten bucks, and jump right onto I-87 north, and within 20 minutes you are at the Canadian border. This establishment is a true Roadfood gem, and has been serving their version of Michigan Red Hots since the late 50's.
"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."
"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."