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1844 HOUSE, 6885 U.S. Hwy. 11, Canton-Potsdam Road, Potsdam, 268-1844, AAA Travel Club,” 3 Diamond rated”; Watertown Daily Times, “5 Fork 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 Pumpkin Gnocchi with toasted hazelnuts, fresh sage & maple brown butter; Yorkshire Popovers with pulled beef short ribs, English stilton & Cabernet reduction; Ale & Cheddar cheese soup with pretzel croutons & house cured bacon and the signature 1844 salad. Entrees include, Rosemary Garlic Roast Rack of Lamb, Dijon Herb crusted salmon and Filet of beef with caramelized shallot and blue cheese butter and Cabernet demi glace. 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 $20 plus tax and gratuity. A “6 ‘Till 6” Happy Hour menu is available in the bar daily until 6. 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.

3 BEARS GLUTEN FREE BAKERY, 51 Market St., Potsdam.

A-1 ORIENTAL KITCHEN, Big Lots Plaza, May Rd., Potsdam, 265-3333 and 265-6666,

AL SMITH'S PIZZERIA, NYS Hwy 56, Norfolk, 384-4499;

ARBY'S RESTAURANT, 172 Market St., Potsdam,, 265-1240. Open Monday through Sunday 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

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

THE BAGELRY, 9 Market St., Potsdam, 265-9378, Open Monday-Thursday, 6:30 am to 8 pm; Friday, 6:30 am to 2:30 am; Saturday, 8 am-2:30 am; Sunday, 8am-7pm.

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

THE BIRCHES, Birch St., off Route 56 Hannawa Falls,, 265-9088.

BURGER KING, 178 Market St., Potsdam,, 265-8863.

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

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

CHERYL'S DINER, Route 11B, Potsdam, 265-0375, (next to the airport). Cheryl’s Diner features three $4.85 early bird breakfast specials 6 a.m. to 9 a.m. daily. 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, hot roast turkey, 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. 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 Monday - Thursday 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Friday 6 a.m. to 7 p.m..

CHILLY DELIGHT, 57 Market St., Potsdam, 265-3713,

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

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

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

THE FINISH LINE, 102 Main St., Colton, 274-1079.

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

FOXY ROXY'S, 124 Market St., Potsdam, 268-0109. Welcome to Foxy Roxy's! Potsdam's 2011 Business of the Year. Yes, we won BUSINESS of the YEAR in 2011. Owned and operated by Roxanne & Lynn Smith, Sr. since May, 2008. We cater to everyone because your business is important to us. Our motto is we won't get rich, but with God's help we'll help as many people along the way as we can. We offer breakfast and lunch all day, everyday. Which is convenient for those getting off work at 6 a.m. who want burgers and fries or for those who like breakfast at lunch time. We have daily breakfast and lunch specials and homemade desserts. We keep our prices low and our servings big. And now offering many new healthy-choice options! Stop in and enjoy a delicious meal!

HALF TON'S SPORTS BAR, 141 ½ Market St., Potsdam, 268-0813. Hours: Monday – Saturday 11am – 8pm Sunday 11- 4pm. Bar hours: Monday – Saturday 11am – 2am Sunday noon – 2am,

THE HIDE-A-WAY CAFE, Gulf Rd., Colton, 262-2750.

THE HOMETOWN CAFE,3 North Main St., Norwood, 353-2852. Hometown Cafe is a family owned and operated diner since 1993, located in downtown Norwood. It has a relaxed atmosphere with affordable family dining. Open 7 days a week. Serving breakfast lunch and dinner. They feature homemade breads, soups, pies and homemade donuts. Call for delivery availability.

THE HOP, 3 Market St., Potsdam, 265-489,

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

HOTEL GRANDE TEX-MEX BAR AND GRILL, Route 56 Norfolk, 384-8991, We’re celebrating 22 years in 2013! 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 3 miles from downtown Potsdam, 274-9300, Hours are 11:30-3:00 for lunch and 5:00-9:00 for dinner-open 7days per week-year round. Reservations are suggested for dinner. Jake’s is a recently renovated, casual, polished pub style restaurant located riverside. Offers a waterside deck and an inviting, cozy interior with a panoramic water view. Our bar is open from 11:30-11:00pm featuring daily Happy Hour specials, football drink/appetizer specials, and signature and daily cocktail offerings. We offer a well-rounded wine list and a robust draft beer collection.The Loft is available for business meetings, family gatherings, small receptions, etc. seats 35 guests. The Nook seats 10 and offers a private location for birthday parties, private meetings, or a more intimate spot for families.Jake’s accepts all major credit cards and gift certificates are available. We look forward to welcoming you; good things happen at Jake’s!

JOSIE'S LITTLE PIZZERIA II, 13 Market St., Potsdam, 265-9484.

JRECK SUBS, Market St., Potsdam, 265-2222;

LAKE CLEAR LODGE & RETREAT, On the Adirondack Trail, State Route 30, Lake Clear, (518) 891-1489. So much to see, do & experience at one of the last Adirondack Great Lodges open to the public! Meander with glass in hand to an incredible mountain lake sunset in NYS only wilderness canoe region….where Einstein relaxed. Four seasons of fun, romance and relaxation, they feature activities for all seasons including; Adirondack Oktoberfest in the Fall, Sleigh rides in the Winter and Scuba diving in the summer! It’s a culinary destination offering Adirondack Great Camp dinners based on local “100 Mile” farms with an Old World twist; Lodge Garden Vegetable Strudels, Wild Caught fish, local farm grass-fed meats and Old World schnitzels, They also offer the Adirondacks only handcrafted Wine & Beer Cellar with over 100 specialty beers & over 250 boutique wines with over 18 totally sustainable and organic wine by the glass, plus cooking classes, beer workshops and tastings & more! Check out the new Beer education cellar with tasting notes & trivia! Join us during Oktoberfest weekend or evenings for Adiriondack Harvest Oktoberfest Cooking demo and a history of Oktoberfest beer & wines!! Stay for the weekend at their 19th Century Adirondack lodge, offering handcrafted lodgings with secluded chalets with fireplaces and jacuzzi! Ask about their Adirondack Discovery packages and special mid-week lodging rates. Lake Clear Lodge & Retreat have received various awards for their lodging & dining experiences including; 5 forks from Watertown Times, Top 10 NY Romantic Inns & 2011 inclusion in Adirondack Great Camps and Lodges and 2013 Five Green Leaf from Audubon!! Check out their new Lake-View Retreat Center for your special event and call us Today, 1-518-891-1489! For more information visit:

LITTLE ITALY, 30 Market St., Potsdam, 265-5500.

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

LUCY'S LUNCH BOX, at Collins Country Market, corner of Rt. 11B and Elliott Road, Hopkinton 328-4222.

MADRID HOTEL, 21 Main St., Madrid, 322-5828. Stop in at The Madrid Hotel for dinner & fun! Open Tuesday-Sunday. Serving Pizza & Wings; Beer & Mixed Drinks; Wednesday Night All-U-Can-Eat Spaghetti & Meatballs w/Garlic Bread for $5. And coming soon… All NEW Mexican & Italian Cuisine!! Delivery is available.

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

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

McDUFF'S TAVERN, 59 Market St., Potsdam, 261-4089,

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

MIKE'S SOUTH OF THE ROCK INN, 3927 Route 56, South Colton, 315-262-2178. A short drive from Potsdam and Canton, in the heart of South Colton (next to the Post Office), casual fine dining and good times are here! Open for dinner Wednesday through Sunday 4 to 9 p.m., limited menu Monday; Full bar open 3p.m., (1 p.m. on Sundays for sports enthusiasts); Closed Tuesdays. They have a menu to please everyone in your party, including fabulous starters such as: Colossal Shrimp Cocktail; Calamari, lightly breaded, served with marinara sauce; Potato Skins; Bacon Wrapped Scallops; dozen Chicken Wings with mild, honey-BBQ, garlic parmesan, maple chipotle or hot sauce. All salads are accompanied by house made dressings. Try the famous Sunday Rock salad or homemade soups. Entrée selections include: Chicken Marsala, Piccata or Parmesan, Scallops, Steak, Ribeye, Linguini and Meatballs, Chicken or Seafood Alfredo, and Haddock-- broiled or beer battered. Delicious sandwich options include grilled or blackened chicken and more. If you are looking for a great burger, try their house-made half-pounder with the works, cooked to your liking as well as hand-cut fries and desserts. They also offer a variety of options for children! Weekend reservations are suggested. Gift certificates are available. Stop in today to check out the daily feature!

THE PINECONE, 68B Ranger School Rd., Wanakena, 848-2121,

PIZZA HUT, 60 Market St., Potsdam,, 265-2016.

PONDEROSA, 185 Market St., Potsdam, 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, 265-1234 or 265-2141,

PRIMABELLA'S PIZZERIA, 766 SH 11C, Brasher Falls, 389-4222,

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

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

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


SILVER CAFE, 15 Mill St., Parishville, 265-8702.


SUBWAY, 180 Market St., Potsdam, 265-SUBS (7827),

THAI CUISINE RESTAURANT, 29 Maple St., Potsdam, 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, Noodle 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 are 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.

TIM HORTONS, Route 11B, 153 Elm St., Potsdam, 265-2143, and 9005 State Highway 56, Raymondville;

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

VILLAGE DINER, 22 Depot St., Potsdam, 265-8624 (24-LUNCH),

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