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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, Escargot 1844, Butternut Squash Ravioli, NY State Cheese Board, the Signature 1844 salad. Entrees include Steak and Frites Matre d’hotel, Garlic-fresh herb Roast Rack of Lamb, Pork Loin Schnitzel, Smith Farm Chicken and Biscuit and Roast Wild Alaskan Halibut. 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 newly installed 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 room is 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, 200 Market St., Potsdam Plaza, next to Save-A-Lot, Potsdam, 315-265-6666, 315-265-3333. In a hurry, but still want a great meal? Call ahead for the finest fresh ingredients and all your favorite Chinese take-out or eat-in dishes! Enjoy Szechuan, Hunan or Cantonese foods made-fresh and fast! They are open seven days a week: Monday-Thursday, 11 a.m.-10:30 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m.-11 p.m.; Sundays noon-10:30 p.m.

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 Buttermilk Chicken Sandwich options, like Buffalo Chicken, Chicken Bacon and Swiss or Chicken Cordon Bleu! How about a Smoked Brisket, Angus Steak, Corned Beef, Roast Turkey, Pepper Bacon, Prime-Cut™Chicken or Ham, combined with just the right breads, rolls and wraps to 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 combinations, Chicken ‘n Cheese, Corned Beef ‘n Cheese, Roast Beef ‘n Cheese, Ham ‘n Cheese or Jalapeno Roast Beef ‘n Cheese 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, steakhouse onion rings, mozzarella sticks, Jalapeno 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. Enjoy Authentic Asian Cuisine for casual dining in an elegant atmosphere. The Asian Buffet uses the finest ingredients created fresh everyday. Enjoy a quick lunch or a relaxing dinner with over 150 different dishes to choose from, including all your favorite Asian dishes and some American options. The buffet includes General Tso’s Chicken, Sweet and Sour Chicken balls, Egg Rolls, many shrimp and chicken dishes, Sushi, Crab Ragoon, pizza, barbecued spare ribs, Wonton Soup, steamed or fried dumplings and also includes many low fat, low carb options and so much more! They are open seven days a week: Monday-Thursday, 11 a.m.-10 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m.; Sundays, noon-10 p.m. .

BABY TEE'S PIZZERIA, 766 NYS Hwy. 11C, Brasher Falls, 315-389-4222,

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

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

BOURBON BARREL, 6 Elm St., Potsdam (upstairs), 315-268-1111,

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

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). Cheryl’s new early bird breakfast specials feature: #1 chipped beef on homemade toast with homefries. #2 egg, ham, and cheese bagel with homefries. #3 2 pancakes, sausage, homefries. All $5.25. 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. weekdays only. If you’re looking for a hearty breakfast, great omelets, and lotsa’ laughter, then Cheryl’s Diner makes the grade. Large, fresh, warm delicious cinnamon buns made every Wednesday morning. Daily specials change weekly to keep your interest and curiosity like lasagna, chicken ‘n biscuits, various wraps, chili, shepherd’s pie, and more. Daily specials also listed on Cheryl’s Diner Facebook page. Come join us! Cheryl’s Diner offers your menu favorites accompanied by fresh-cut homemade French fries. 2 soups made fresh daily, with macaroni tomato beef soup every day. You have to try the famous Friday enormous beer battered fresh haddock dinner special served with macaroni and cheese, coleslaw, and homemade roll for only $12.95. If you miss mom’s homemade cookin’, then Cheryl’s Diner is the place to go. Hours are Tuesday through Sunday 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

CHILLY DELIGHT, 12 Main St., Potsdam, 315-265-3713,

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, Welcome to Foxy Roxy's, Potsdam's "in" place. We were Business of the Year in 2011, and we continue to make a name for ourselves in Potsdam as one of the best places to eat. Foxy Roxy's has been owned and operated by Lynn and Roxanne Smith since May 1, 2008. We serve breakfast and lunch all day, every day. We also do after-hours in-house dinners and events, along with outside event catering. We offer homemade diner food at it's best. Fresh soups, homemade desserts, homemade muffins and daily breakfast and lunch specials are available. We offer many healthy food options for those who want them. We accept all major credit cards. Monday is 10% Returning Veteran discount. Tuesday is 10% College Student discount. And Thursday is 10% Senior Citizens discount. Takeout is available.

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. and Sunday 6 a.m. to 8 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, family owned and operated diner since 1993, located in downtown Norwood. The Hometown Café, second location, Main Street, Madrid, 322-5332, family owned since 1999. Both have a relaxed atmosphere with affordable family dining. Open seven days a week. Serving breakfast lunch and dinner. They feature homemade breads, soups, pies and homemade donuts. Call for delivery availability.

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

HOTEL GRANDE TEX-MEX BAR AND GRILL, Route 56 Norfolk, 315-384-8991, We’re celebrating 25 years in 2016! Open Wed., Thurs., and Sunday 4:15 p.m. to 9 p.m.; Fri. and Saturday, 4:15 to 10 p.m. Hotel Grande is an eclectic and festive Tex-Mex style restaurant featuring many homemade Tex-Mex dishes as well as offering non-Mexican dinners. They feature Mexican beers and margaritas. Menu favorites include taco nachos, taco salads, Montezuma pie casserole, sizzling fajitas, chimichangas, quesadillas, enchiladas, and their own Hotel Grande Oreo cheesecake. They offer a “Cheese Burgers in Paradise” and choice of three steaks for the “gringos.” Bambinos menu also available. The dining room features a fireplace. Enjoy fun seating for parties of ten in their “Tijuana Jail.” They accept Visa and Mastercard.

JAKE’S ON THE WATER, Route 56, Hannawa Falls. Just three miles from downtown Potsdam. 315-274-9300, Hours: 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m. for lunch; 5-9 p.m. nightly for dinner and offering our fabulous Sunday brunch 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Jake’s is open seven days per week-year round. Reservations are suggested for dinner and brunch. Jake’s is a casual restaurant, with an upscale ambience, located riverside - complete with docks, waterside deck, Adirondack chair-lined cove and an inviting, cozy interior with panoramic water views. We pride ourselves on offering locally sourced, fresh ingredients in our food and cocktail offerings, whenever possible. Collaborating with other local entrepreneurs to showcase North Country treasures is a passion for us. Our menus offer something for everyone and change seasonally. Our daily features are fresh, creative, and diverse with a farm to table influence. Our bar opens at 11:30 a.m. and features our unique, seasonally influenced signature cocktail list and daily cocktail features. In addition, we offer a well-rounded wine list and a robust draft beer collection. We have a private room, The Loft, which is available for business meetings, family gatherings, small receptions, etc. The Loft comfortably seats 35 guests. We also have a small private room, The Nook, which offers a more intimate spot for special meetings and celebrations. Email [email protected] to reserve our special rooms. Jake’s accepts all major credit cards and gift cards are available. We look forward to welcoming you; good things happen at Jake’s!

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

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

JRECK SUBS, Market St., Potsdam, 265-2222; Main St., Canton, 315-379-9221; 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.

PLAICE 2 MEAT, 57 Market St., Potsdam; 315-265-0500;

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. Beer and wine is also available. Planning a party of need space for a get-together? Ponderosa has a banquet room for seating up to 35 persons. For additional savings, print their coupons off their website at They are now open for breakfast Saturday and Sunday 8 to 11 a.m. 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. Now serving Mexican and Italian cuisine… a menu with something for everyone! We start off with our own fresh-made salsa or pico de gallo with a basket of chips. Next, the freshest taste in Mexican foods including sizzling fajita platters, burritos, chimichangas, quesadillas, tacos, taco salads and more (with all the fixings)! If that’s not what you're looking for, try our fresh pizzas with our own fresh-made dough, or spaghetti and meatballs, or chicken parmesan. We also serve up the biggest jumbo wings around with a flavor for everyone! Be sure to save room for deep fried cheesecake topped off with strawberry and cream or chocolate and cream! Loads of other items on the menu and a full bar with frozen drinks and Quick Draw. Take out and delivery is available. We’re open Tuesday through Sunday.

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: Monday through Saturday 4 to 9 p.m.; Sunday 4 to 8 p.m. Bar menu served Monday through Thursday 3 p.m. to close and Friday through Sunday noon to close. Make us your dining destination! Start your meal with one of their many appetizers; shrimp cocktail, Buffalo shrimp, or Cajun style crab cakes 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 bar 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., downtown Norfolk, 315-384-8995,


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

THAI CUISINE RESTAURANT, 29 Maple St., Potsdam, 315-274-9088,

TIMBER TAVERN, 2024 State Highway 72, Parishville, 315-261-4473, Open Tuesday through Sunday. Hours: 3 to 10 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, 3 p.m. to midnight Friday, noon to midnight Saturday, noon to 10 p.m. Sunday. The Timber Tavern has been remodeled and is under new ownership! 75 cent wings on Thursdays and Sundays (in-house only). New menu coming out in October. Best burgers in St. Lawrence County!

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.

VILLAGE DINER, 22 Depot Street, Potsdam, 315-265-8624, in the Market Square Mall is open seven days a week from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Your favorite downtown diner is home to daily specials, homemade soups and desserts, plenty of parking and breakfast served all day. Have you tried the Flap Jack Attacked Challenge? Stop in and enjoy ‘Great Food with Great Friends!’

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