Breakfast, it’s the most important meal of the day right? It is if you’ve got a chalked full day of actives in Lake Placid, NY!  Whether you’re touring the Olympic Venues, hiking a high peak, or spending a day on the slopes at Whiteface Mountain, starting your day with a good meal is essential. Here are 10 great places to grab a bite in Lake Placid – five places to sit down for breakfast, plus five great grab-and-go options if you want to bring your meal with you.

Sit & Eat

2431 Main Street

The Breakfast Club, etc. is a full service restaurant and bar with a beautiful lakeside location. They serve delicious and creative items that expand the expectations of what breakfast can be. They also have 10 varieties of Bloody Marys – all hand shaken and made from scratch!

When to go:
Daily 7am – 3pm

What you should eat:
Stuffed French Toast – two pieces of cinnamon nutmeg french toast stuffed with your choice of:
Mixed berry compote and mascarpone or banana and Nutella
Big Bacon – four strips of crispy bacon baked right into the big BC waffle
Bacon & Swiss BC Röstisa bed of seasoned home-fried potatoes served on a cast iron skillet with sour cream and chives on the side and topped with two eggs to order, melted Swiss and bacon

French Toast

2726 Main Street

The Farmhouse Café offers delicious homemade breakfast in a warm and friendly atmosphere. Featuring real Adirondack maple syrup and genuine Hollandaise sauce, you can’t go wrong with any menu items. Plus, all you can eat flapjacks on Wednesdays!

When to go:
Daily 7am – 3pm
Closed Tuesdays

What you should eat:
The Bark Eater– farmhouse french toast stuffed with a blueberry & vanilla cream cheese filling
Classic Eggs Benedict
– two poached eggs atop Canadian bacon on a english muffin, finished with house-made hollandaise sauce.
Adirondack Flapjacks – a stack of fluffy buttermilk flapjacks (add blueberries or chocolate chips!)

pancakes, homefries, and eggs Benedict. Photo by @foodmoodzz on Instagram

2543 Main Street

Generations is a family-friendly restaurant that sits directly on Mirror Lake. In keeping with the sustainable philosophy of the connected Golden Arrow Lakeside Resort, the menu features many foods that are grown and raised locally. Generation’s goal is to keep it as local and fresh as possible, showcasing the many wonderful farms and products that are grown, raised, and cultivated in New York’s Adirondack region.

When to go:
Daily 7am-11am

What you should eat:
The Hasselhoff – a Generation’s infamous giant hand crafted Bavarian pretzel stuffed with scrambled eggs, home fries & your choice of meat
Redfield – Red velvet pancakes stuffed with white chocolate chips & topped with homemade blackberry jam -served with your choice of meat
The Olympian – Fresh basil pesto infused egg white omelet stuffed with roasted red pepper & goat cheese

Giant pretzel with scrambled eggs, homefries, and bacon

2404 Main Street

Dancing Bears is a family-friendly restaurant with a modern atmosphere. They’ve been charming visitors since opening over 35 years ago, just before the 1980 Olympics, with their convenient location and great views of Mirror Lake.

When to go:
Daily 7am – 11am

What you should eat:
Egg White Frittata – with spinach, tomato and mushrooms – served with your choice of 2 sides
French Toast – battered in egg, cream, honey and orange zest  – served with your choice of 2 sides
Smoked Salmon Benedict – poached eggs over smoked salmon on English muffin topped with hollandaise –  served with tater tots or home fries

various plates with quiche, fruit, oatmeal, and salmon

2520 Main Street

The Cabin Grill is located in Hotel North Woods, a modern Adirondack hotel conveniently located on Main Street. Their menu is full of classic Adirondack breakfast options to get your day started right!

When to go:
7am – 12pm daily

What you should eat:
Hearty Mountain Breakfast – two eggs, home fries, choice of pancakes or french toast, choice of bacon, sausage, or ham
The Iron Man – half dozen egg white omelette loaded with your choice of three fillings – served with home fries and toast
Stuffed French Toast – loaded with sweet mascarpone cheese, dusted with cinnamon and powdered sugar

scrambled eggs, pancakes, and bacon on plate

Grab & Go

When to go:
Daily 7am – 2pm

What they have:
Bagels, sandwiches, eggs

2488 Main Street

hot drink topped with whipped cream in Base Camp Cafe mug

When to go:
Daily 8am – 3pm

What they have:
breakfast sandwiches, burritos, and crepes.

2475 Main Street

crepe covered in chocolate and marshmallows

When to go:
Thursday – Sunday 7am – 3pm
Monday – Wednesday 7am – 2pm

What they have:
bagels and breakfast sandwiches

2526 Main Street

rainbow swirled bagels

When to go:
6am – 2pm *seasonally

What they have:
Breakfast sandwiches, bagels, baked goods

2567 Main Street

close-up of a cinnamon bun

When to go:
Sunday – Thursday 5:30am – 10pm
Friday & Saturday 5;30am – 11pm

What they have:
Breakfast sandwiches and baked goods

188 Newman Road

sausage, egg and cheese on an English muffin and Starbucks frappachino drinks
The Wolfjaw Burger with crispy onions, bacon and cheese and side of steak fries

Looking for lunch and dinner options? Check out our Top 10 Place to eat in Lake Placid blog!