1844 HOUSE, 6885 U.S. Hwy. 11, Canton-Potsdam Road, Potsdam, 268-1844, www.1844house.com. 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 Maryland Crab Fritters; Truffled Pommes Frites with Brandy peppercorn dipping sauce; Yorkshire Popovers with pulled beef short ribs, English stilton & Cabernet reduction; the Signature 1844 salad. Entrees include, Herb roasted rack of Spring lamb; House made Duck ravioli with forest mushrooms & truffle oil; Sesame crusted Ahi Tuna Loin with crisp Wasabi rice cakes 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 p.m., featuring $6 drink & appetizer specials. 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, 274-9308.
A-1 ORIENTAL KITCHEN, Big Lots Plaza, May Rd., Potsdam, 265-3333 and 265-6666, www.themenuz.com/ny/potsdam/A1OrientalKitchen.html
AL SMITH'S PIZZERIA, NYS Hwy 56, Norfolk, 384-4399; www.alsmithspizzeriaandgrocery.com/al-smiths-pizzeria-menu.htm
ARBY'S RESTAURANT, 172 Market St., Potsdam, www.arbys.com, 265-1240. Open Monday through Sunday 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
ASIAN BUFFET & MONGOLIAN GRILL, 175 Market St., Potsdam, 268-1688, www.potsdammenus.com/asian_buffet_and_mongolian_grill.pdf
THE BAGELRY, 9 Market St., Potsdam, 265-9378, www.facebook.com/potsdambagelry.
BETWEEN THE BUNS, 6 Elm St., Potsdam, 265-8888, https://www.facebook.com/pages/Btb-Potsdam/448153838593879
THE BIRCHES, 3 Birch Rd., off Route 56 Hannawa Falls, www.themenuz.com/ny/hannawafalls/TheBirches.html.com, 265-9088.
BURGER KING, 178 Market St., Potsdam, www.burgerking.com, 265-8863.
CACTUS GRILL & CANTINA, 11 Raymond St., Potsdam, 265-0240, https://www.facebook.com/CactusGrill.
CEDAR LODGE BAR & GRILL, 2145 Whitehill Rd., Parishville, 268-0934; www.facebook.com/pages/Cedar-Lodge/193596387336142
CHERYL'S DINER, Route 11B, Potsdam, 265-0375, (next to the airport). https://www.facebook.com/Cheryls.diner. Cheryl’s Diner features three $4.85 early bird breakfast specials 6 a.m. to 9 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, 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, www.facebook.com/chillydelight?ref=stream
DOMINO'S PIZZA, 185 Market St., Potsdam, 265-7500, dominos.com.
DUNKIN' DONUTS, 132 Market Street, Potsdam, 265-5104, dunkindonuts.com.
EBEN'S HEARTH, 115 Maple St., Potsdam, ebenshearth.com, across from Clarkson University's Cheel Arena, 265-9065.
FIRST CRUSH, 32 Market St., Potsdam,265-WINE or 265-JAVA., firstcrushwinebar.com
FOXY ROXY'S, 124 Market St., Potsdam, 268-0109. www.foxyroxyspotsdam.com. 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! We accept all major credit cards. We also do catering outside of the restaurant & will cater in-house afternoon & evening dinner meetings/get-togethers. Takeout is available.
HALF TON'S SPORTS BAR, 141 ½ Market St., Potsdam, 268-0813. https://www.facebook.com/pages/12-Tons-Bar-Grill/164637277080906
HIDEAWAY CAFÉ, 20 Gulf Rd., Colton. 262-2750. The Hideaway is a family owned restaurant located just off Route 56 in the town of Colton, 10 minutes from Potsdam. We are open 7 days a week from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Summer hours coming soon. 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 color books for them to use as they wait on 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, 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.
HOT TAMALE, 34 Market St., Potsdam 265-5555, www.yourhottamale.com.
HOTEL GRANDE TEX-MEX BAR AND GRILL, Route 56 Norfolk, 384-8991, www.hotel-grande.com. We’re celebrating 24 years in 2015! 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. 274 9300, www.jakesonthewater.com. 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. – 3 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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!
JOSIE'S LITTLE PIZZERIA II, 13 Market St., Potsdam, 265-9484.
JRECK SUBS, Market St., Potsdam, 265-2222; Main St., Canton, 379-9221; www.jrecksubs.com. 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, Brocolli cheese bites, onion rings & more! They also offer Taco Salad with choice of Chicken or Beef, Tossed & Julienne 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, 287-4448 and Main St., Malone, (518) 483-5602; E. Orvis St., Massena, 769-2210; Ogdensburg, 393-8443.
LAKE CLEAR LODGE & RETREAT, On the Adirondack Trail, State Route 30, Lake Clear, (518) 891-1489, www.AdirondackAlps.com.
LITTLE ITALY, 30 Market St., Potsdam, 265-5500.
LOBSTER HOUSE, Route 56, Norwood, three miles north of Potsdam, 353-2366, www.lobsterhousenorwood.com
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.
MAMA LUCIA, 1 Constitution St., former Potsdam Depot, 265-0475, www.mamaluciaspotsdam.com.
MAXFIELD'S, 5 Market St., Potsdam, 265-3796, https://www.facebook.com/MaxfieldsPotsdam.
McDUFF'S TAVERN, 59 Market St., Potsdam, 261-4089, https://www.facebook.com/pages/McDuffs-Tavern/125552230844968
MCDONALD'S, 171 Market St., Potsdam, 265-6890, www.mcdonalds.com.
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.; Full bar open 3p.m., (1 p.m. on Sundays for sports enthusiasts); Monday & Tuesday bar only. 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! Gift certificates are available. Stop in today to check out the daily feature!
PARK BROS COFFEE LAB, ½ Main St., Potsdam, 836-4255, www.facebook.com/parkbroscoffee?fref=ts.
THE PINE CONE GRILL, 68B Ranger School Road, Wanakena 848-2121, www.pinecone-wanakena.com. Located just upriver from Cranberry Lake, the quaint village of Wanakena is home to the Pine Cone Grill, purchased in 2013 by Jeff Rabideau and Suzie Thaller. The restaurant/bar is open seven days a week for lunch and dinner. Sunday-Wednesday: 12-9pm. Thursday-Saturday: 12-11pm. Favorites are a variety of fresh 1/2 pound burgers including the Jack ’n Coke Burger, Jalapeño Burger, Stuffed Bleu & Bacon Burger, the black angus Pine Cone Burger or the giant Big Pine Burger… as well as fresh bourbon pulled pork, baby back ribs, bbq chicken, black bean veggie burgers, 9 oz. fish sandwiches, Bacon Bombs, Guinness Beer Brat Soup, loaded nachos, crispy wings with a hot sauce challenge, reubens, white chicken chili, Jack floats, peach cobbler, cranberry biscotti, brownie sundaes…. always something unique to eat, as well as to drink from our well-stocked bar! Thursdays are pizza and wings. Fridays and Saturdays are prime rib and haddock served 3 ways. Halfway between Star Lake and Cranberry Lake on Rt. 3, follow signs towards the Ranger School just outside of Wanakena. Coming to dinner by boat? We have docks for your use! Come enjoy a game of horseshoes, a cool beverage overlooking our beautiful view, and stay for a bon fire! Watch our website or Facebook page for specials and events.
PIZZA HUT, 62 Market St., Potsdam, www.pizzahut.com, 265-2016.
PONDEROSA, 185 Market St., Potsdam, 265-8080, www.potsdamponderosa.com. 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 www.potsdamponderosa.com. 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, http://www.potsdamgolf.com/Potsdam_Golf_%26_Country_Club_Restaurant.html.
PRIMABELLA'S PIZZERIA, 766 SH 11C, Brasher Falls, 389-4222, http://www.primabellas.com/.
RACQUETTE RIVER PUB, 102 Main St., Colton. 261-4161. www.facebook.com/RaquetteRiverPub.
RICO'S, 13 Mechanic St., Norwood, 353-2000, www.themenuz.com/ny/norwood/Ricos
RIVERVIEW BAR & RESTAURANT, 928 NYS Hwy 11C, Brasher Falls, 389-4100, https://www.facebook.com/riverviewbarrestaurant.
SABAD'S, 81 W. Main St., downtown Norfolk, 384-8995, https://www.facebook.com/pages/Sabads-Restaurant/122101637894191.
SERGI'S ITALIAN RESTAURANT, PIZZERIA AND BANQUET HALL, 38 Market St., Potsdam, 265-3420, http://www.sergispotsdam.com/.
ST. LAWRENCE VALLEY ROASTER JERNABI COFFEE HOUSE, 11 Maple St., Potsdam, 274-9400, www.facebook.com/pages/The-New-Jernabi-Coffeehouse/492489230766056
SUBWAY, 180 Market St., Potsdam, 265-SUBS (7827); 7494 US Hwy 11 (inside Wal-Mart), 265-4808; subway.com
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. http://potsdamthaicuisine.com/
TIMBER TAVERN, 2024 St. Hwy. 72, Parishville, 261-4473, https://www.facebook.com/pages/Timber-Tavern/113968975301751?sk=timeline.
TIM HORTONS, Route 11B, 154 Elm St., Potsdam, 268-8301, and 9005 State Highway 56, Raymondville; www.timhortons.com
TWIN LAKE HOTEL, 4155 NYS HWY. 3, Star Lake, 848-2291.
VILLAGE DINER, 22 Depot St., Potsdam, 265-8624 (24-LUNCH), www.villagediner.com.
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