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Smoke Signals

2489 Main St, Lake Placid, NY 12946-3301
+1 518-523-2271
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good27%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brisket” (177 reviews)
“burnt ends” (50 reviews)
“wings” (107 reviews)
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American, Bar, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2489 Main St, Lake Placid, NY 12946-3301
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Went here twice! The first time we waited 45 minutes to get seated (they don't take reservations) so we just passed time by shopping at the nearby stores. It was well worth the wait, and here's why: First of all, their house sauce is AMAZING....More

1  Thank Christa L
Reviewed 3 days ago

What a fabulous find in Lake Placid! This restaurant features a most enticing menu of smoked and BBQ meats, a very nice beer selection, beautifully-decorated and comfy interior, seating on an outdoor deck with a front row view of Mirror Lake. I had a Wings...More

1  Thank Brad W
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We overnighted in Lake Placid on a first time visit to the area. Wandering down Main Street and we didn't want to eat a big lunch but we did want to sit lakeside and drink a beer! So we went in and had no trouble...More

1  Thank Lisa S
Reviewed 5 days ago

Had lunch, $15.00 for typical sandwiches rather much. Wait staff confused, we seemed to have 2 waitresses with the same script as in "My name is _ and I will be taking care of you today." Never did get our pitcher of water after asking...More

Thank Linda M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Celebrating the wife's 50th birthday, we searched reviews of various restaurants in the area, and we are glad we stopped in the Smoke Signals establishment! Our son, 12, really enjoyed the Tandoori Salmon. He is a picky eater, and he liked it so much that...More

Thank T D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went here for drinks at the bar. Fun atmosphere and friendly staff. Went back for lunch the next day. Food is very good. Nothing extraordinary but very good. Casual place great for families too

Thank Lisa2365
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Dry rubbed ribs devoured in a stunning setting overlooking Mirror Lake - try the Malbec Bourbon cocktail - creative cuisine in a truly breathtaking setting - if the weather is nice sit on the patio but bring a sweatshirt or jacket - what a view...More

1  Thank SnowBubby18
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had walked by this place a number of times without realizing they had a deck out back that overlooks Mirror Lake. Two things we love are BBQ and outdoor dining. Their beer menu is not huge, but they offer a few local brews. We...More

Thank Bden99
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great view of the lake. The food was delicious. Massive portions. I had the burnt ends and my husband had the brisket. Both were delicious. The brisket was tender and flavorful. My husband exclaimed it as the best BBQ he's ever had. The burnt ends...More

2  Thank Tina Q
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Get ready for truly great barbecue. I had some ribs but I'm going back for the pastrami (house made) Rubin. Friendly service, beautiful view of the lake and right on the main drag.

Thank LBBalHarbour
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Alyssa Singer M
Do you have gluten free options?
24 February 2017|
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Response from Shelly A | Reviewed this property |
Yes they do. My husband has celiac disease and he was able to have many choices.
Are you taking reservations for New Years Eve?
23 December 2016|
Response from pierogyman | Reviewed this property |
Sorry missed your question
do they accept reservations?
16 July 2016|
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Response from ottodog416 | Reviewed this property |
No reservations required, Might be a bit of a wait but never very long.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$12 - US$26
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout
Good for
Bar Scene, View, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
15:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2489 Main St, Lake Placid, NY 12946-3301
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Lake Placid
  • Phone Number: +1 518-523-2271
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