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Howard Johnson's Restaurant

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2143 Rt 9, Lake George, NY 12845
+1 518-668-5418
07:00 - 16:00
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 16:00
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Hartford, Connecticut
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23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

This last Howard Johnson's IS still open but off season hours appear to vary according to whether the owner judges there to be enough business to stay open. My spouse and I made a trip from Connecticut specifically to visit the last Hojo's in the US. When we arrived in Lake George on Wed. Sept. 21st at about 3:30, we... More 

1 Thank OFWa
Binghamton, New York
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31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

We stopped at the world's last Hojo's primarily because we were in a traffic jam and only saw tail lights all the way down into Lake George. So we gave up on LG and decided to have lunch. Can't say that I would recommend it so much for eating as for saying that you went to the last Hojo's on... More 

1 Thank Tinfoil130
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

Upon entering the building there is a strong smell of mold and mildew odor. After seating ourselves the waitress came over and took our whole order after waiting for ten minutes . Drinks was not ordered first and brought then dinner ordered, was not asked if we wanted appetizers first. The salad bar is very sparse and food is dried... More 

1 Thank Charmane F
Howard Beach
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24 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

Terribly understaffed. Workers clearly frustrated and disgruntled. Took about 20 minutes for someone to take our order and then about 45 minutes to get simple breakfast. Food was average at best, although the coffee was very good. Unfortunately, had to wait forever to get a refill. So understaffed that manager had to step in and help with cooking.

1 Thank Sue M
Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

Salad bar only had scary looking warm watermelon, bottled water, stale doughnuts, melted butter and yogurt because at 5:45 pm they hadn't had a chance to get the salad stuff out (according to our waitress). We were the only people there for dinner. The owner was rude and nasty.

2 Thank Ron R
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

Lousy Food, Insanely High Prices Whoever owns this place is a greedy, pathetic human being. Anyone that has the nerve to charge such insane prices should be put in jail. Let's start with my experience.First of all the buffet is absolutely lousy, and they have the nerve to charge $14.95. Unbelievable. There are better free buffets at Holiday Inns then... More 

4 Thank Thomas_Ptk
Wynantskill, New York
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

My review is for the Lake George NY restaurant in July 2016. My disappointment (& sad waste of $$) was extremely high. I left my concerns & comments in the Howard Johnson's Lake George "Visitor's Posts" on Facebook because I did not know where else to find a comment area, then I found this. I do not have the energy,... More 

1 Thank roberta8398
Leominster, Massachusetts
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

First off sign on front of building says Breakfast Buffet Saturday and Sunday 7 am. Wrong! I was there on Saturday morning 27th Aug 7: 50 am. Asked about buffet and the look on the waitress face was the look of one ready to bite my head off. Said would be about 10 - 15 minutes before it was ready.... More 

1 Thank bbears45
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

Walked to restaurant to have breakfast as my wife had gone horseback riding. I fondly remembered eating at HoJos as a child and thought it would be like I remembered. The eggs were okay, the bacon uncrisp and soggy and the side of corned beef hash was almost oatmeal and inedible. Avoid this nostalgic place.

2 Thank Michael B
Franklin, New Jersey
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

Have to say the food was pretty good tasting. However, a breakfast sandwich was $10. Any place else would be $5,95 - $6.95 tops. My cheese omelet was huge, but $14.95?? Only one other table occupied in the place. Guess even the locals have figured out this place is WAY overpriced. So sad to see the writing on the wall.... More 

3 Thank Carol D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    2 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout
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Open Hours
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2143 Rt 9, Lake George, NY 12845
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Lake George
  • Phone Number: +1 518-668-5418
Grand Re-opening of your old family favorite! Now open, just as you remember it. Largest salad bar in Lake George, soda fountain, ice cream sundaes, Fish Fry Friday's, open year round for breakfast, lunch, and dinner!

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?