Bolton Landing Food Guide: 10 Must-Eat Restaurants & Street Food Stalls in Bolton Landing

April 14, 2018 Jasper Kershner

Bolton Landing is a hamlet in the town of Bolton in Warren County, New York, United States. It is located on Lake George in the Adirondack Mountains. It is a common tourist destination and the closest town to the State Park lands and islands of the Lake George Narrows. The hamlet's most notable structure is The Sagamore Hotel, a renovated Victorian-era hotel.
Things to do in Bolton Landing

1. The Pavilion

110 Sagamore Rd, Bolton Landing, NY 12814-7735 Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner +1 866-385-6221
Excellent
67%
Good
21%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 252 reviews

The Pavilion

Reviewed By MaggsMNewJersey - New Jersey

We had a $70 lunch overlooking the deck and the views were outstanding. I ordered ice tea and it arrived quickly but with no lemon. My husband's beer arrived about 10 minutes later. The lobster bisque had a good taste but was lukewarm. My salad was basically lettuce and also lukewarm. My husband ordered the fried oyster appetizer for his lunch and was dismayed to see the over-fried oysters (lukewarm) tasteless and without a speck of moisture. I had the grilled mahi mahi sandwich. The fish which was either precooked and kept under a warming light or overcooked and left to sit before pickup. I'm expecting the former since the French Fries were hot and quite tasty. I'm expecting the dinner staff to be more attentive to the food, but would not try a second meal.

2. Bob's Homemade Ice Cream

4973 Lake Shore Dr, Bolton Landing, NY 12814-7761 Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible +1 518-668-2720
Excellent
48%
Good
35%
Satisfactory
17%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 17 reviews

Bob's Homemade Ice Cream

Reviewed By Andrew A

Very simple items sold here. Ice cream was ehhh caramel corn smelled phenomenal and Bob was a very very nice guy. There's nothing special about this place but it was friendly and had a great assortment of desserts.

3. Bolton Beans

4967 Lake Shore Dr, Bolton Landing, NY 12814-7761 Parking Available, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards American, Cafe, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch SGD 10 - SGD 16 +1 518-644-3313
Excellent
53%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
2%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 286 reviews

Bolton Beans

We are a 1946 Service Diner originally from Wooster, MA. This dinner was moved to Bolton Landing in 1989 to replace the old 1904 Bill Gates Dinner which was placed in the Adirondack Museum. We take pride in keeping our dinner in its early native state, and love to see people excited about our little treasure. It is a quaint, buzzing atmosphere in the summer and houses many of the locals in the winter. November thru Mid May hours are: Friday thru Monday 7am-2pm, closed Tuesday's and Wednesday's. Mid May thru the summer we are open Every Day 7am-2pm.

Reviewed By Melanie O - Red Bank, New Jersey

Excellent coffee, delicious, fresh and creative food options, and warm and friendly service: a trifecta! There is something for everyone on the menu: vegetarian and gluten free options! The spinach-quinoa cakes are fantastic! We look forward to stopping here every time we are in Bolton! Don’t miss it!

4. Ben & Jerry's

Route 9 North, Bolton Landing, NY 12814 Takeout, Seating, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible American +1 518-644-2926
Excellent
30%
Good
37%
Satisfactory
19%
Poor
7%
Terrible
7%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 26 reviews

Ben & Jerry's

Want to have your Ben & Jerry's ice cream the way it was originally intended? Head into one of our locally owned and operated ice cream shops and dig into any of our euphoric ice cream flavors in the way the first scoops were served up by Ben and Jerry themselves. We even offer catering and will deliver our ice cream right to your next party or event!

Reviewed By Nancy B - Massena, New York

We walked in just to get out of the rain, yet the smell of freshly baked waffle cones had us ordering a treat. The college age server was helpful in letting us try a few flavors before we make our selections. Coconut Seven Layer and Coffee Buzz Buzz made the cut.

5. La Bella Vita Ristorante

110 Sagamore Rd, Sagamore Resort, Bolton Landing, NY 12814-7735 Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi Italian, American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night +1 518-644-9400
Excellent
56%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
15%
Poor
4%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 399 reviews

La Bella Vita Ristorante

Reviewed By Ron D - Rochester, United States

We enjoyed each meal... from the Roasted Vegetable Sandwich, to the Eggs Benedict, to the tasty specialty Pizzas, etc., etc. There are many good choices on the Menu.
The Ambiance is very nice, whether seated inside near the Fireplace, or in the fine Dining Room, or outside on the Veranda overlooking the beautiful Lake George Views, from Morning to Sunset.

6. Cate's Italian Garden

4952 Lake Shore Dr, Bolton Landing, NY 12814-7758 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Dinner, Lunch, Late Night SGD 18 - SGD 37 +1 518-644-2041
Excellent
54%
Good
24%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
7%
Terrible
6%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 506 reviews

Cate's Italian Garden

Cate's is located in the quaint town of Bolton Landing summer months are bustling with tourists from all over. Reserve your table early we only take reservations up till 6:00pm & we do fill our tables quick . We have our Cafe' next door offers pizza,calzones & salads only.

Reviewed By MrDavid14 - Hawthorne, New Jersey

There is no doubt Cate's is the place for Pizza as well as other great Italian food. Peak season you may have to wait but it is worth every bite. So go eat and enjoy.

7. Club Grille Steak House

110 Sagamore Rd, Bolton Landing, NY 12814-7735 Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar American, Steakhouse Dinner +1 518-644-9400
Excellent
71%
Good
18%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 119 reviews

Club Grille Steak House

Reviewed By JoanBarbara - NJ

A great meal in a charming setting a few minutes from downtown....Top-notch steak and seafood for dinner, fun sides with amazing chocolate cake and fresh-made beignets for dessert. Service was superb and Sarah Joy made this dinner a true highlight of our trip. A sure-bet when in the area for families and couples. We look forward to an encore visit!

8. Chateau On the Lake

15 Allens Alley, Bolton Landing, NY 12814 Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining American, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly Dinner +1 518-644-7094
Excellent
69%
Good
16%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
6%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 148 reviews

Chateau On the Lake

Chateau on the Lake is located in upstate New York on Lake George, and is more than a dining establishment -- it's an experience. Our clients visit our property for at least 3 hours, select from our wine list, sit by the fire pit, savor a three to four course meal, and end their evening with coffee/after dinner drinks by the fire pit while roasting s'mores. Chateau on the Lake has been open since 2013, and we have quickly became a popular establishment, sold to capacity night after night. We are a great place to book your wedding. A memorable time is assured when you visit Chateau on the Lake. We hope to see you soon. We also now offer rooms that can be rented nightly. The rooms are located above the restaurant. They are luxury rooms. $500 - $1,200 per night.

Reviewed By gojushiho - Chappaqua, New York

There is little question that the setting is idyllic and that it would be hard to find a prettier setting in which to dine. That said, the food was passable yet was not nearly as special as the hype would suggest it be. It seems like they are striving to be something they simply are not.

Instead what we found is that the food was okay but the service was lacking. The waitress seemed almost annoyed that we were there & I even asked her if she was having a bad day. anyway, perhaps it was an off day for the place (toward the end of the season when much of the help may have gone back to college) but honestly....that's not my problem.

In the end, a bit of a disappointment apart from the view....which we could have gotten from our cabin while BBQing.

9. Tavern on the Lake

4436 Lake Shore Drive, Blue Water Manor, Bolton Landing, NY 12814 Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available American, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night +1 518-644-5400
Excellent
61%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
3%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 113 reviews

Tavern on the Lake

Whether you are vacationing at the Blue Water Manor resort or exploring the Lake George region by land or boat, Tavern on the Lake is the place for dining on the lake. Come and enjoy the casual dining atmosphere or get a drink at our bar while being surrounded by exceptional views of Lake George and the Adirondack Mountains. Tavern on the Lake is now offering breakfast in addition to lunch and dinner and our new menu is filled with great appetizers and delicious entrees!

Reviewed By ritabee27 - Flagler Beach, Florida, United States

the restaurant is part of blue manor grove. there's a fabulous fireplace in the great room, but we sat at a table practically hanging over lake george -- beautiful. the service wasn't great, but the food was excellent. i had a reuben sandwich, overflowing and delicious. my husband enjoyed his pulled pork and the french fries were wonderful. next trip, i'd like to have dinner here - the menu looked awesome.

10. Pumpernickel's Restaurant

4571 Lake Shore Dr, Bolton Landing, NY 12814-3001 Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout German, European Dinner +1 518-644-2106
Excellent
64%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
3%
Terrible
6%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 167 reviews

Pumpernickel's Restaurant

Reviewed By VTBuddy - Bennington, VT

Wonderful German food with great service. So glad we discovered Pumpernickel's to end our day trip! Online reviews were high and our high rating joins so many others.

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