The Great Adirondack Steak and Seafood Co. has been a restaurant staple in Lake Placid since ’87, and for good reason. They have a genuine homey vibe (think your living room, but more upscale), a very cozy attitude and some serious steaks, along with modernized comfort food and classic beer brewed right on premises.
This place boasts a robust menu of specialty items like Lobster Mac n Cheese and Wild Game ‘catch of the day’, in addition to your traditional T-bone or Porterhouse. (We were lucky enough to catch the decadent Bison Steak as the wild game special—ridiculously tender). The cheese platter is the perfect way to start a meal, with locally made NY cheeses and a heaping of locally buzzed honey. The portions are plentiful, so come hungry.
Welcome to the ‘Daks. Have a pint and a steak, on us.
They have a few prize ales on draft here, including the dessert-like Whiteface Stout, named for the mountain that the town and restaurant overlooks. Intoxicating, comforting and heavy, this roast stout is absolutely amazing after a day snow shoeing or cross country skiing. Have a sip of the John Brown Ale too, a classic west coast pale ale loaded with Cascade hops for a citrusy, sharp flavor. Good thing the High Peaks Resort is a short walk away…these beers are no joke, with alcohol contents between 4.8% and 11.6%, it’s going to be one crazy night after a few pints at the Great Adirondack Steak and Seafood Co. Their 7 barrel stainless-steel brew system is right around back, so you know you’re getting the real deal.
Our favorite part of the restaurant was their genuine attitude and eagerness to make your visit the best it could be. It’s actually a family run business, with the restaurant opening in ’87 and the brewery started in ’96. Joan and Ed founded the business, and now run it along with their son Rob and his son Robbie, who happens to be the brewmeister extraordinaire. They cook and serve like their catering to their own family, and it shows. A rustic little spot where the steaks are rare and the beer fantastic…what more could you ask for?