Top 10 restaurants in Wells, United States

April 14, 2018 Dorsey Hagwood

Wells is a town in Hamilton County, New York, United States. The population was 674 at the 2010 census. The town is named after Joshua Wells, a land agent, who built the first mills in the area. It is in the Adirondack Park and on the eastern border of the county. It is northwest of Schenectady.
Things to do in Wells

1. The Alpine Grille

920 NYS Route 30, Wells, NY 12190 Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible Bar, Pub, American Dinner +1 518-924-5655
Excellent
35%
Good
60%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 20 reviews

The Alpine Grille

Reviewed By Polly H - Gloversville, New York

We went here for dinner on a Saturday night. The restaurant was pretty busy. It's divided into 2 sections and it's a little confusing when you come in. We were seated promptly but sat for quite a while before our server came over. There was a problem with the only Pinot Grigio available by the bottle being out of stock but we settled for ordering by the glass. Our server, Jo, was very sweet and we were pleasantly surprised by the quality of the food. The prices are fair and portion size is good but not overwhelming. There was a side of vegetables with the entrees which is the way it should be, but frequently isn't at most restaurants. The only disappointment with the food was that the Manhattan clam chowder was thin and not flavorful.

2. Timberline Cafe and Bakery

2869 State Route 30, Speculator, NY Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch +1 518-548-3931
Excellent
67%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 97 reviews

Timberline Cafe and Bakery

Reviewed By Andrew K - Jersey City, New Jersey

Across the street from the Sunrise Diner, and its antithesis: blackboard fancy breakfast and lunch (only) options here, with sketchy notes taken by order takers obviously new to the job, but the food is very good -- no standards, really, but interesting takes on eggs and sandwiches. Cookies and baked goods tasty -- and they take credit cards. Tables outside, too.

3. Lakeside Licks

Route 30, Speculator, NY
Excellent
60%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
20%
Poor
0%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 5 reviews

Reviewed By Julie S - Albany, New York

They have over 30 flavors of soft serve! I am a huge soft serve ice cream fan and I never get tired of the different flavors they offer (you can even mix them together). Their menu is pretty big for a small ice cream stand like this.

My kids love the sundaes they offer, even the one served in a frisbee.

Definitely worth checking out if you're in the area.

4. The Well

1414 State Route 30, Wells, NY 12190-2803 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Street Parking, Digital Payments, Accepts Credit Cards Cafe, International, Fusion, Healthy Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch SGD 5 - SGD 12 +1 518-924-3807
Excellent
100%
Good
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Satisfactory
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Poor
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Terrible
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Overall Ratings

5 based on 3 reviews

The Well

Organic market, farm stand, and coffee shop specializing in homemade, grab and go food made from the local produce sold in the shop. Muffins, bagels and other baked classics available daily. Full coffee bar and organic grocery market featuring gluten-free, vegan, and natural foods. Locally made crafts and art work available.

Reviewed By Suzanne S - Brookhaven

If you are in Wells, or passing through on Route 30, you must stop here! It is a very quaint coffee shop that offers a unique and cozy atmosphere. You would never know that this place has only been open since July! The food is fabulous! They have a small handcrafted menu, and lots of special desserts to eat in or take out. The owners, Andrew and Dianne, do everything they do with your happiness in mind. You will instantly feel like an old friend, just like I did.

5. Melody Lodge Restaurant

111 Old Indian Lake Rd., Speculator, NY 12164 Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Takeout, Serves Alcohol American Drinks, Dinner SGD 26 - SGD 42 +1 518-548-6562
Excellent
56%
Good
24%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
7%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 106 reviews

Melody Lodge Restaurant

Located in the Southern Adirondacks, Melody Lodge offers fine dining with a panoramic mountain view. Our dining room is available by reservation. Our Tap Room offers a tapas menu accompanied by a full-service bar and lounge atmosphere. The Lodge is equipped with seven rooms available for booking.

Reviewed By William Howard P - Schenectady, New York

I've given the restaurant five stars. Now for the overnight room. Not as good, at all!

The Flute Room (#3) is very dark, and not well lighted. We were advised that we could make coffee in the room (the coffee maker was encrusted with old dust, as were several other items such as lamps). However, we were not adequately informed that the ONLY place we could get breakfast coffee was by making it in our room and taking it downstairs.

When we did take it downstairs, we found a totally inadequate selection of food items allegedly constituting a "continental breakfast: granola bars, fresh apples & oranges, a few muffins of various sizes and cold cereal. In our view, this doth not a continental breakfast make; nor is it proper to make you bring your own coffee (and pretty miserable coffee it is) downstairs from your room.

So: great restaurant, pretty inadequate room. If we go back for a meal, we'll stay somewhere else.

6. Over Rock Cafe

1529 New York 30, Wells, NY 12190
Excellent
50%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
25%
Poor
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Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 4 reviews

Over Rock Cafe

Reviewed By Karen C - Montclair, New Jersey

Stopped by for lunch after taking a short hike with our dog. They welcome dogs on the front porch. We ordered their fish sandwich special and buffalo chicken wrap. The fish was under seasoned & the french fries were a little limp. The wrap was tasty. Service was slow as there was a local power outage and they had a back-up generator so they were one of the few restaurants open in town. It is nice when a restaurant welcomes well behaved dogs. It worked for a quick bite.

7. The Inn at Speculator

Route 8, Speculator, NY 12164-0163 Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol American, Bar Lunch, Dinner SGD 13 - SGD 39 +1 518-548-3811
Excellent
19%
Good
60%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
1%
Terrible
8%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 56 reviews

The Inn at Speculator

Reviewed By Karen P - Columbus, Ohio

We had been traveling for hours on our way from Seneca Lake, NY to Friends Lake, NY. We went through many different small towns that were partially abandoned when we finally spotted a row of motorcycles at a red-brown building along the side of the road. We were very hungry and decided to go for it. We were extremely surprised to find a full dining room, three actually, a large bar area and a very big menu. When we are too hungry to think, we go for the good old hamburger. Our waiter was very busy and truly had too many tables and rooms to serve. He was exceptionally nice to two obvious outsiders. We received our meal in a timely fashion, whereas others did not. The hamburgers were huge, juicy and of exceptional quality. I had to remove most of the bun because there was too much meat. The restaurant does a large catering business for the local tourist groups who come seasonally. The prices are fair. We were happy to find such a treasure.

8. Lakeside General Store

1359 State Route 30, Wells, NY 12190-2805
Excellent
100%
Good
0%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

5 based on 1 reviews

Reviewed By Hudson_River_Foodie - SAUGERTIES

If you ever happen to be in the middle of Rt 30 between Northville and Speculator, you have to stop at the Lakeview General Store.
Due to their semi-remote location and proximity to popular campgrounds on the Sacandaga River, they developed as a truly "get-everything-here" general store.
You can get everything from plumbing supplies, camping repair stuff, bait, tackle, and frozen filet mignon (as well as reasonably priced gas, propane, etc).
The real reason you have to stop is their food.
Even if you are passing by, you have to stop and get one of their sub sandwiches. They obviously bake their own rolls. I worked in a deli that had fresh rolls delivered twice a day, but they didn't compare to the Lakeside's rolls. They have 2 sizes of subs, but the larger one will probably feed a family of four.
You can also get burgers, great chicken fingers, really good fries, and even fresh made pizza (including party sizes).
They also have a softserve ice-cream window too boot.
My wife and I occasionally stay on Lake Algonquin, and soon found out that rather than bring our own food, you can't beat the Lakeside Store..

9. Acorn Pub & Eatery

141 Novosel Way, Speculator, NY 12164 Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible American, Bar, Pub SGD 10 - SGD 29 +1 518-548-3606
Excellent
79%
Good
21%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 14 reviews

Acorn Pub & Eatery

Reviewed By CampGaruda - North Creek, New York

I read a few reviews and decided to take a summers evening drive over to Speculator. It's in the Oak mountan ski lodge. Not a place you'd expect to find decent food. We enjoyed good well prepared fresh food in very ample portions. The menu was a typical bar menu with some nice specials. We had a great fresh salad. Looking around at the other tables we realized we could easilly split an entree. We had the fried cod. It was a slab-o-fish nicely breaded and fried with fries and coleslaw. Quite good. Service was excellent and the price was great for the portions. They have a good beer selection and a variety if mediocre wines by the glass. The food was nice the wines could stand some improvement. All in all it was a nice dinner. If you want a nice meal give the Acorn pub a try.
Enjoy.

10. Torts Twist

State Rt 30, Wells, NY 12190 +1 518-924-2033
Excellent
0%
Good
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Satisfactory
100%
Poor
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Terrible
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Overall Ratings

3 based on 1 reviews

Reviewed By lupah99 - New York City, New York

Whenever you're in Wells, NY, make sure you stop at Torts for ice cream, because it's the thing to do, maybe the only thing........

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