In downtown Montreal go to Schwartz’s (sp?) for a smoked meat sandwich (cash only). Very, very good stuff.
On the Cheaper end of places to eat St. Hebert’s Chicken is like
a Boston Market but better in Quebec been there many times.[8D]
You might also find some worthy recommendations in this thread:
There is a very good little family restaurant in Schroon Lake. About 50 minutes North of Lake George. Get off the Northway at exit 27 and go east to rt 9. Go North on 9 and you will find "Pitkins" restaurant on the west side of the road in Schroon Lake. If you do make the stop just head north on 9 after eating and get back on 87 at exit 28.
thanks for the info Wally. Im hoping to get something on the closer side to Montreal I know Lake George really well… Keep em coming guys!!!!
I sort of forgot about Rulf’s Orchard. Yeah, it is about 500 feet from exit # 35 to the right. Their dognnuts are very tasty if not a bit greasy. They run a great roadside stand with all sorts of seasonal fruits and veggies, mostly all grown in their own gardens, in addition to apples. We had sweet corn from Rulf’s for dinner earlier tonite!
Green Acres is as good as ever, but he seesm to have started closing earlier in the eveneng than what used to be the case..BTW ocnorth_western, when and where did you live in Peru out of curiousity?
FWIW, I live on Route 9 near Clinton Community College.
You’re right. There are few places north of Lake George, before you get to Montreal. As a New Jersey native, I’m somewhat of a pizza snob. I think the pizza in that area is mediocre.
But some of the small restaurants in the Plattsburgh area bake their own goodies. I’ve had really good home made pie at several. Try the Homestead in Plattsburgh.
Also, we used to live in Peru, just south of Plattsburgh. The Green Acres in Peru baked their own bread and desserts. Good for any meal. They made their own burger patties.
Finally, even if you wait until Montreal to eat, stop at Rulf’s in Peru for doughnuts and cider. It’s right off the Northway. The cider press is in the back of the store. Rulf’s presses the cider from their large apple orchard out back of the farm buildings. The doughnut machine is off to the side.
I think that Ho Jo’s in Lake Goerge has already closed for the season.
There are lots of eating places in Lake George. Some of them actually do not close after Labor Day.
North of Lake George places to eat in near-proximity to I-87 are scarce indeed. There is a Mickey D’s in Warrensburg. The Black Bear in Pottersville is sort of a diner/bar and is ok for breakfast or a snack. About 1/2 mile west of exit # 32, near Lewis, NY, is (don’t laugh) Betty Beaver’s Truck Stop. It is a diner sort of place and really isn’t bad at all. Just to the right of the end of the off-ramp stop sign at exit # 34 in Keeseville, NY is the Pleasant Corner Restaurant, also a sort of diner-style place. There is a Mickey D’s at exit # 35 in Peru, NY. There is NOTHING near exit # 36 (except me!) Exit # 37 for Plattsburgh has all the fast food chains (except Lum’s which just shut down for good). Exit # 37 also has the Butcher Block which is a steak/salad bar place and is also open for lunch. If you are willing-or have the time- follow NY Route 3 the 2 miles into downtown Plattsburgh and find Arnie’s on Margaret St. Arnie’s (open for lunch and until 10 PM) has GREAT Italian-style food. North of Plattsburgh there isn’t much execpt for more exits with Mickey D’s until you arrive at the Champlain Port of Entry. And then, as best I can tell, there isn’t much till you get into the Montreal Area (eh?) which really isn’t far.
Hope this helps a little.
As I recall, Lake George has one of the last Howard Johnson’s restaurants in the nation.
I do not know if it is good or bad, but at last reports it was still there. Patronize it and at least you can say, you ate one of the very last Howard Johnson’s in existence.
Plenty of other restaurants abound in Lake George and they are not bad. It is hard to go wrong. If I was making the trip, I would stock up on provisions in Lake George since it is a long lonely highway into Canada.
hey all congratulations on a great hot dog tour it sounds like you all had a great time!! I really hope I can make it next time.
Im traveling with the in-laws from Lake George to Montreal the weekend of Oct 13 and need some road food EXPERTISE as to a cuople of stops along the route. Maybe a good burger joint or even some top notch pizza???? How about in and around Montreal??? Any and all suggestions appreciated even some nicer places as well!! I’ll be taking plenty of pics and logging it hopefully!!
Lake George N.Y. to Montreal!!!! HELP
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