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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, Italian fondue, NY state cheese board, the Signature 1844 salad. Entrees include; Zinfandel braised short ribs, pan roasted duck breast, dijon-herb crusted salmon, seafood pasta, 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 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.

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 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. .

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

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

BARKING DOG SALOON, 495 West Parishville Road. 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,

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

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 and Saturday mornings. 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,

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

HIDEAWAY CAFÉ, 20 Gulf Rd., Colton. 315-262-2750.

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, 315-322-5332, 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,

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. 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 & 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: Tuesday 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 Saturday, noon to close, Sunday noon to 8 p.m. Open for breakfast Sundays, 7 a.m. to noon. Starting May 27, 2017, Saturday breakfast, 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 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., Norfolk, 315-384-8995. Open Wed.-Thurs. & Sun. 4 to 9 p.m. and Fri. and Sat. 3 to 10 p.m. Closed Monday and Tuesday. Sabad's is a family owned restaurant and has been a part of the Norfolk community since 1955, with the best quality and well presented food. We feature a full bar and specials all week: Wednesday chicken parmigana, Thursday lasagna, Friday broiled or fried haddock, Saturday prime rib and Sunday spaghetti and meatballs. We accept Visa, Mastercard, Discover, and cash or check. ATM provided. Plenty of parking. Reservations suggested.


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,

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 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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