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Saranac Sourdough

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2126 Saranac Ave, Lake Placid, NY 12946-1150
+1 518-523-4897
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Wantagh, New York
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30 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2017

Just steps away from the Inn and you get fresh and delicious breakfast..all at a decent price !! Next time I'll try lunch !!

Thank ram9572017
Endicott, New York
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37 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

We found Saranac Sourdough six years ago and end up there multiple times every trip. With the number of great restaurants in the area, that says a lot! The food is stellar, atmosphere is comfortable, and the owner runs the show with her down to earth manner. Check it out, you will thank me!

Thank Anita4162
upstate NY
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56 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 January 2017

This is where the locals eat breakfast. Homestyle original meals freshly prepared by the owners. Specials are displayed on butcher paper taped to the deli counter. 17 different breads to choose from!!! Home made hash!! Self serve coffee/tea. Tip: you need to order at the counter ... but the dishes are brought out to your table. Not very large inside,... More 

Thank adkkev2
Palmer, Massachusetts
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50 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 January 2017

Was really excited to visit and get a great, fresh, locally baked sourdough. Service not all that personable. A couple of breads not available as advertised on their website. Purchased a loaf of multi-grain seeded sourdough - asked for it sliced, and it was cut by hand in front of me, in uneven slices and not fully through the entire... More 

Thank Kate F
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31 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

I visited with my mother over the holidays. Love their sandwiches (way better than the place across the street!), but breakfast very good too. My mother had sour dough pancakes and I had eggs, bacon and amazing olive oil bread. Coffee just ok but easy self serve refills. Rustic, cozy atmosphere. Note: if organic VIP on your list good place!

1 Thank maureen d
Saranac Lake, New York
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78 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 December 2016

I came in at 3 pm. about an hour before they closed. The lady behind the counter was not a pleasant person. She was very grumpy, short with answers to questions, and acted like I was bothering her by being there. Food wasn't all that great. I had gotten a sandwich and a New York Rye loaf. The sandwich was... More 

2 Thank Attila_The_Hutt
Maplewood, NJ
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21 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 December 2016 via mobile

We've been coming here for years. The breads, homemade soups and sandwiches are awesome. Breakfasts are great and hearty too. Just want to remind people that it's really difficult to be a sole proprietor of a food business business. It involves long hours and there are less and less of these types of establishments in the US. Let's try to... More 

Thank gogoloh
New York City, New York
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2016

I went here a few years back and the service was mouth droppingly horrible. The lady behind the counter was so unappetizingly grumpy that we just left with out bread, which was really just so mediocre. I came back again due to the rave reviews and with the thought that our last time was just unlucky... but the service was... More 

2 Thank jiy0ung2
Arvada, Colorado
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109 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 October 2016

We had breakfast here one morning and were the only customers. Small local place with rustic charm. Check to see when they are open as they have limited hours in the fall and winter.

Thank ROKColorado
Selbyville, Delaware
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85 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

Saranac Sourdough was suggested by the waitress at Farmhouse Cafe, so we thought we would try it. It is very rustic looking on the outside and shares a building with the Back Alley Bistro. Inside is what might be expected in an historic grocery/deli. There were four different soups available as well as different sandwich choices and bread options. There... More 

3 Thank sklovessummer

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Cafe, Delicatessen, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2126 Saranac Ave, Lake Placid, NY 12946-1150
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Lake Placid
  • Phone Number: +1 518-523-4897

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