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1844 HOUSE, 6885 U.S. Hwy. 11, Canton-Potsdam Road, Potsdam, 315-268-1844, AAA Travel Club, “3 Diamond rated,” “Wine Spectator Award for Excellence.” Hours of operation are Tuesday through Saturday 4:30 to 9 p.m. Reservations suggested. 1844 House is an upscale dining restaurant that features fresh local ingredients prepared by professional chefs with an emphasis on “simple elegance.” A seasonal menu proudly showcases local meat, eggs, cheese, bread, fruits and vegetables. The current menu includes appetizers such as the Buffalo style shrimp with creamy Roquefort dressing, NY state cheese board, the Signature 1844 salad, Southern Syle Hot Crab Dip and Escargot en Croute. Entrees include: Duck Confit, Coquilles St. Jaques, Pork Schnitzel and our new steak house options. The menu changes seasonally to allow and showcase the freshest current crops. 1844 House offers an award winning wine list and a fully stocked bar. An “early dining” menu is offered from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. daily, featuring a four-course meal with light portions for $22 plus tax and gratuity. A “6 ‘Till 6” Happy Hour menu is available in the bar daily until 6 p.m., featuring $6 drink and appetizer specials. Check out our draft system featuring local “Township 7” beer. The three dining rooms provide a unique ambiance of dining in a 160-year-old farmhouse that has been furnished with antiques and period wall coverings that showcase the house and community during the past century and a half. A private dining facilities are available for business meetings and large groups. Full on-site catering services are available for weddings and special events. Closed Sunday and Monday. Now offering lodging at The Guest House at 1844 – A Bed and Breakfast.

3 BEARS GLUTEN FREE BAKERY & CAFÉ, 51 Market Street, downtown Potsdam. 315-274-9308.

A-1 ORIENTAL KITCHEN, 80 Market St., Potsdam, 315-265-6666, 315-265-3333.

AL SMITH'S PIZZERIA, NYS Hwy 56, Norfolk, 315-384-4399;

ARBY’S, 172 Market St., Potsdam. 315-265-1240. Locally owned and operated for over 25 years! Try their new Limited Time Options of Bourbon BBQ including brisket, steak, triple stack or turkey. Their buttermilk chicken sandwich options, like Buffalo chicken, chicken bacon & swiss or chicken cordon bleu are not to be missed! How about Smoked Brisket Angus steak, corned beef, roast turkey, pepper bacon, prime-cut™ chicken or ham?! Combine them with just the right breads, rolls or wraps make them the best sandwich you’ve ever tasted! Their Angus Philly Reuben, made with corned beef, big eye swiss cheese, sauerkraut, thousand island dressing on marbled rye, is sure to please. Don’t forget to try one or all of their many combinations of slow roasted all roast beef sandwiches, including the beef ‘n cheddar, french dip and swiss, jr. bacon cheddar melt, jr. roast beef or the roast beef classic sandwich! Have a slider or two or three and get a taste of all the seven combinations, chicken ‘n cheese, corned beef ‘n cheese, roast beef ‘n cheese, ham ‘n cheese or jalapeno roast beef ‘n cheese, turkey ‘n cheese or Buffalo chicken at only $1.49 each! Arby’s also has salad options, the crispy chicken farmhouse salad, roast turkey farmhouse salad and the chopped side salad. Delicious sides include curly fries, loaded curly fries, steakhouse onion rings, mozzarella sticks, jalapeño bites and potato cakes! Finish off your meal with an apple or cherry turnover or a triple chocolate or salted caramel and chocolate cookie.

ASIAN BUFFET & MONGOLIAN GRILL, 175 Market St., Potsdam, 315-268-1688. .

THE BAGELRY, 9 Market St., Potsdam, 315-265-9378,

BARKING DOG SALOON, 495 West Parishville Road, West Parishville. Come, sit, stay! Open Wednesday to Saturday 11 a.m. to close, and Sunday and Monday 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. 315-261-4557. Mouth watering pub food featuring your favorite classics made with the best ingredients! Delicious food served fast by a friendly service staff in a relaxing atmosphere. Ask about our appetizers, soup of the day, fresh salads, burgers, hot dogs, Mexican dishes, flatbreads, and seafood. Daily specials. An extensive drink menu includes wine by the glass or bottle, hard ciders, over 70 beers including craft beers and both draft and bottled beers. Happy hour is 4 to 6 p.m. featuring $1 off draft beers. Ask about our draft club. Play a game or two of pool with your friends or enjoy your drink and meal on the Barking Dog Saloon patio, weather permitting. Join us on Facebook for daily special postings and visit our website at

BETWEEN THE BUNS, 6 Elm St., Potsdam, 315-265-8888,

BIG SPOON KITCHEN, 6510 State Route 56, Potsdam, 315-244-8888,

BLUE LINE BREWERY, 43 Maple St., 518-354-8114,

BURGER KING, 176 Market St., Potsdam,, 315-265-8863.

CAFE 56, 61 S. Main St., Norfolk, 315-384-6025,

CACTUS GRILL & CANTINA, 11 Raymond St., Potsdam, 315-265-0240,

CEDAR LODGE BAR & GRILL, 2145 Whitehill Rd., Parishville, 315-268-0934;

CHERYL'S DINER, Route 11B, Potsdam, 315-265-0375, (next to the airport). If your looking for a homemade hearty breakfast or daily lunch special at reasonable prices, along with lotsa laughter, then Cheryl’s Diner is your place. LARGE fresh, warm cinnamon rolls made fresh each Wednesday and on the weekends, are ready for you or the office staff. Daily specials posted change weekly to keep your taste bud interest and curiosity. Check Facebook for your favorite specials. Meals are accompanied by fresh cut French fries. 2 soups made fresh daily along with delicious homemade desserts. You have to try the famous fabulous Friday beer battered fresh haddock lunch special sandwich at $ 8.95 including mac & cheese or fries, or the large dinner meal served with fries or mac & cheese, and coleslaw for $ 12.95. If you miss Mom’s homemade cookin’ then Cheryl’s is the place to go ! Hours: Tuesday - Sunday 7:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.

CHILLY DELIGHT, 12 Main St., Potsdam, 315-2740342, Chilly Delight is a frozen yogurt, ice cream and more store. Recently acquired by the Pelkey family, they are open year round with a variety of flavors and toppings including fresh fruits prepared daily so that a person can make countless delicious sundae combinations with minimal wait times. Slushies, other cold drinks and Keurig coffee singles are also available. There is a large room available to reserve for birthday parties or other organizational meetings. Call us for rates. Watch for an upcoming ribbon cutting being scheduled tentatively in October with the Potsdam Chamber of Commerce and the new owers. Hours: Thursday - Sunday: noon – 9 pm, Tuesday – Wednesday: 2 – 9 pm Closed Mondays.

CLUB TWENTY ONE, 6 Elm St., Potsdam (upstairs), 315-268-1111,

DOMINO'S PIZZA, 185 Market St., Potsdam, 315-265-7500,

DUNKIN' DONUTS, 132 Market Street, Potsdam, 315-265-5104,

EBEN'S HEARTH, 115 Maple St., Potsdam,, across from Clarkson University's Cheel Arena, 315-265-9065.

FIRST CRUSH, 32 Market St., Potsdam, 315-265-WINE or 315-265-JAVA.,

FOXY ROXY'S, 124 Market Street, Potsdam, 315-268-0109,

HALF TON'S SPORTS BAR, 141 ½ Market St., Potsdam, 315-268-0813.

HIDEAWAY CAFÉ, 20 Gulf Rd., Colton. 315-262-2750. The Hideaway Café is a family owned restaurant located just off Route 56 in the town of Colton, 10 minutes from Potsdam. We are open Monday-Saturday 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. We offer free delivery in the Colton area. If you’re in search of great tasting homestyle cooking, affordably priced, a warm and friendly atmosphere and staff that treats you as if you are part of the family, look no further. We take pride in our “from scratch” approach, and are serious when we say “homemade.” Our soups, sauces, gravies, muffins, desserts, French fries and more are made fresh for you daily with much attention to quality and detail. The Hideaway offers homemade specials for breakfast, lunch and dinner every day, as well as a great variety of options within our three menus. If you desire low fat, healthy or vegetarian meals you can find that here too. We cater to children with their own menu, we also have toys and coloring books for them to use as they wait for their meal to be served. So please, come for a visit to the Hideaway, and let our family serve yours.

THE HOMETOWN CAFE, 3 North Main St., Norwood, 315-353-2852, The Hometown Café, second location, Main Street, Madrid, 315-322-5332.

HOT TAMALE, 34 Market St., Potsdam 315-265-5555,

HOTEL GRANDE TEX-MEX BAR AND GRILL, Route 56 Norfolk, 315-384-8991,

JAKE’S ON THE WATER, Route 56, Hannawa Falls. Just three miles from downtown Potsdam. 315-274-9300,

JERNABI COFFEE HOUSE, 11 Maple St., Potsdam, 315-274-9400,

JESSIE'S PIZZERIA, 13 Market St., Potsdam, 315-265-9484.

JRECK SUBS, Main Street, Canton, 315-379-9221; Market St., Potsdam, 315-265-2222. For over 40 years, Jreck Subs has been your locally owned sandwich shop! They make fresh hot and cold submarine sandwiches with quality meats and 100 percent cheese products. The meat and produce are sliced fresh daily. Cold subs include the Italian combo, seafood salad, vegetarian sub, the regular, cappicola, roast beef & more! Hot subs include chicken stir-fry, BLT, meatball, our popular Buffalo chicken, steak & cheese, pizza, fried clam, and popcorn chicken, to name a few! Try the sub of the day, one of their meal deals or the sub and appetizer of the month! Add one of their side orders of battered cauliflower or mushrooms, mozzarella sticks or popcorn chicken, deep fried pickles, curly fries, poutine, soup/chili, broccoli cheese bites, onion rings, with more added to the list! They also offer Julienne salads with your choice of any two meats on the menu & tossed salads. Finish off your meal with a fresh baked cookie, brownie or apple pie bites. Call ahead for fast pick-up at any of their six locations! Or stop by their other North Country locations: Main St., Gouverneur, 315-287-4448 and Main St., Malone, 518- 483-5602; E. Orvis St., Massena, 315-769-2210; Ogdensburg, 315-393-8443.

LAKE CLEAR LODGE & RETREAT, On the Adirondack Trail, State Route 30, Lake Clear, 518-891-1489,

LEE'S HAWAIIAN GRILL, 3 Market St., Potsdam; 315-268-8888;

LITTLE ITALY, 30 Market Street, Downtown Potsdam. 315-265-5500.

LOBSTER HOUSE, Route 56, Norwood, three miles north of Potsdam, 315-353-2366,

MAMA LUCIA, 1 Constitution St., former Potsdam Depot, 315-265-0475,

MAXFIELD'S, 5 Market St., Potsdam, 315-265-3796,

McDUFF'S TAVERN, 59 Market Street, downtown Potsdam. 315-261-4089,

MCDONALD'S, 171 Market St., Potsdam, 315-265-6890,

PARK BROS COFFEE LAB, ½ Main St., Potsdam,

THE PINE CONE GRILL, 68B Ranger School Road, Wanakena, 315-848-2121,

PIZZA HUT, 62 Market St., Potsdam,, 315-265-2016.

PONDEROSA, 185 Market St., Potsdam, 315-265-8080, Potsdam Ponderosa is Potsdam’s only buffet and steakhouse combined. They proudly feature U.S.D.A. choice steaks along with many chicken and seafood entrees. Their buffet features over 100 items hot and cold along with their huge dessert station. Choose the buffet with your entrée or as your meal. Call 315 265 8080 for ordering and pick up time for your hot wings or fried chicken to go for your next party or easy fix night. Families save on Tuesday nights with Ponderosa’s “Kid’s Night” $ .99 buffet for children under 12. Ask for details. Beer and wine available. Open for breakfast Saturday 8 am - 11 am. Lunch is served Monday through Saturday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dinner is served 4 until 8:30 p.m. weekdays and 9 p.m. weekends.

POTSDAM TOWN & COUNTRY CLUB, NYS Hwy 56, south of Village of Potsdam, 315-265-1234 or 315-265-2141,

THE POLLO LOCO, (formally the Madrid Hotel), 1897 St. Hwy. 345, downtown Madrid. 315-322-5828.

RACQUETTE RIVER PUB, 102 Main St., Colton. 315-261-4161.,

RICO'S ITALIAN RESTAURANT, 13 Mechanic St., Norwood, 315-353-2000,

RIVERVIEW BAR & RESTAURANT, 928 NYS Hwy 11C, Brasher Falls, 315-389-4100,

ROBIDEAU’S MAHOGANY RIDGE BAR & GRILL, 3987 St. Hwy. 56, South Colton, 315-274-0351. Open seven days a week. Dining room: Tuesday through Saturday 4 to 9 p.m.; Sunday 7a.m. to 8 p.m. Lunch menu served Monday through Thursday, 3 p.m. to close and Friday through Saturday, noon to close, Sunday noon to 8 p.m. Open for breakfast Sundays, 7 a.m. to noon. Make us your dining destination! Start your meal with one of their many appetizers; shrimp cocktail, Buffalo shrimp, and more! Enjoy a nice selection of burgers including the Mahogany Ridge Bacon-Beef Cheeseburger! Pasta dishes are: spaghetti with marinara sauce, squash filled ravioli, Italian marinated grilled chicken, chicken parmesan, linguini alfredo and shrimp scampi. Try their NY strip steak, petite tenderloin steak, Mahogany chicken, grilled Atlantic salmon from the Bay of Fundy or their broiled sea scallops. If you’re still hungry they have a nice homemade dessert selection including the homemade pie of the moment, cheesecake with a choice of toppings, chocolate mousse with raspberry coulis or crème brulee! Robideau’s also offers nightly dinner specials including the Friday fish fry and the Saturday prime rib. Check out their full lunch menu available daily that includes chicken wings, Adirondack slider sampler, Canadian style poutine and more. Look for live music on the weekends. Check out their Facebook page for specials and entertainment. Stop in today!

SABAD'S, 81 W. Main St., Norfolk, 315-384-8995.


SOUL WAFFLE, 57 Market St., Potsdam, 315-261-4026,

SUBWAY, 180 Market St., Potsdam, 315-265-SUBS (7827); 7494 US Hwy 11 (inside Wal-Mart), 265-4808;

TACO BELL, 153 Market St., Potsdam, 315-261-4920,

THAI CUISINE RESTAURANT, 29 Maple St., Potsdam, 315-274-9088, Thai Cuisine Restaurant is serving Authentic Thai Cuisine for dining in or take-out. Menu items include variations of Thai Appetizers, Fried Rice, Salads, Curry Dishes, Soups, Noddle Dishes, Duck, Crispy Fish Fillets, Seafood and Desserts with choice of your favorite meat and your level of spiciness. Most dishes can also be prepared as vegetarian. Stop in to try our meals and be sure to bring home a menu for next time! Gift certificates available and we're open 7 days a week for lunch and dinner from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Lunch specials are available from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Closed 3 p.m. - 4 p.m. daily.

TIMBER TAVERN, 2024 State Highway 72, Parishville, 315-261-4473,

TIM HORTONS, Route 11B, 154 Elm St., Potsdam, 315-268-8301, and 9005 State Highway 56, Raymondville;

TWIN LAKE HOTEL, 4155 NYS HWY. 3, Star Lake, 315-848-2291.

TWO DEWEYS, 63 Market/Depot St, Aubuchon Building behind Jrecks Subs, 315-244-1226.

VILLAGE DINER, 22 Depot Street, Potsdam in the Market Square Mall, Now serving dinner: Monday and Thursday evenings until 8 p.m. New Hours: Mon.: 8 a.m. - 8 p.m., Tues., Weds., 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., Thurs.: 8 a.m. - 8 p.m. , Fri. - Sun.: 7 a.m. - 2 p.m., Dine-in. Take-out. Kids menu. Breakfast served all day. Eggs benedict and assorted specialty quiche served every Saturday and Sunday. 2 homemade soups daily. Mon.: corn chowder, Tues.: chicken rice, Weds.: tomato bisque, Thurs.: mac and beef, Fri.: New England clam chowder, Sat.: beef barley, Sun.: cream of broccoli. Open for Dinner service during college graduation weekends (May 12 - 13, May 19 - 20) and special holidays throughout the year. Daily specials posted on business Facebook page. “Like” on Facebook for a chance to enter various promotions and raffles for prizes and gift certificates. Dinner service will offer specialty salads, homemade appetizers, home style entrees, and assorted dessert selections.

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