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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, sage & maple brown butter; Escargots a La Bourguignon; Yorkshire Popovers with pulled beef short ribs, English stilton & Cabernet reduction; the Signature 1844 salad. Entrees include, Herb roasted rack of lamb; Steak & Frites Maitre d’Hotel; Pork loin Schnitzel with brown butter Spaetzle, braised red cabbage & savory apple sauce; Bayou Shrimp & Crab with Andouille sausage. 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. Now offering lodging at The Guest House at 1844 – A Bed & Breakfast.

3 BEARS GLUTEN FREE BAKERY & CAFÉ, 51 Market Street, downtown Potsdam. (315) 274-9308. The only totally gluten free bakery/café in the North Country! Cupcakes, brownies, cookies, breads as well as pizza, wings, sandwiches, salad bar & more! A great comfortable atmosphere to eat-in. Or if you’re in a hurry…take it to go!

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

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

ARBY'S, 172 Market St., Potsdam. 315-265-1240. Locally owned & operated for over 25 years! Featuring your choice of delicious Famous Roast Beef, 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! Try their Angus Philly; their Reuben made with Corned beef, Big Eye Swiss Cheese, Sauerkraut, Thousand Island dressing on Marbled Rye, their Chicken Bacon Swiss Sandwich or Chicken Cordon Bleu Sandwich. Don’t forget to try one or all of their many combinations of slow roasted all Roast Beef sandwiches, the Beef ‘N Cheddar; French Dip & Swiss; Jr. Bacon Cheddar Melt; Jr. Roast Beef or the Roast Beef Classic Sandwich! Or try their new sliders 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, cherry or chocolate turnover or chocolate lava cake. Arby’s also features Pepsi product fountain drinks, brewed iced tea & more! Stop in today! You won’t be disappointed!!

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

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

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

THE BIRCHES, 3 Birch Rd., off Route 56 Hannawa Falls, 265-9088,

BURGER KING, 176 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 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 $4.85. 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 - Saturday 6 a.m. to 2 p.m., Sun. 7 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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

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

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

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

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! 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.

HIDEAWAY CAFÉ, 20 Gulf Rd., Colton. 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 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,

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

LITTLE ITALY, 30 Market Street, Downtown Potsdam. (315) 265-5500. Great chicken parm sub, amazing wings, fresh salads, great pizza (whole pies or by the slice), super delicious garlic knots, calzones, appetizers, pasta, desserts, open late, delivery in town… what more could you ask for!!” Home of the best pizza and wings in town! You’ll have to come in and experience for yourself! Have you had a piece lately?

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.

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

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

McDUFF'S TAVERN, 59 Market Street, downtown Potsdam. (315) 261-4089. New owner, Nich Zirn of Potsdam, has recently completed extensive renovations to the tavern. The kitchen, main bar and dining area are all newly remodeled. Nick says he “plans to expand the clientele, beyond the primarily college crowd the bar has been serving” and is working to “clean it up and make it more reputable”. The full kitchen is serving an Irish pub menu, along with delicious favorites like chicken wings, burgers & sandwiches, concentrating on using locally sourced ingredients. Acoustic music for Friday happy hour and occasional bands are planned. The hours are Monday-Surday 11am-2am and Sunday Noon-2am. Food is served until 9pm Sunday-Thursday and 10pm Friday & Saturday. Stop in to eat and enjoy the new atmosphere!

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

PARK BROS COFFEE LAB, ½ Main St., Potsdam, 836-4255,

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

PIZZA HUT, 62 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,

THE POLLO LOCO, (formally the Madrid Hotel), 1897 SH 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 your 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 – Sunday.

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

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

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

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

ROBIDEAU'S MAHOGANY RIDGE BAR & GRILL, 3987 St. Hwy. 56, South Colton, 274-0351.

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

SERGI'S ITALIAN RESTAURANT, PIZZERIA AND BANQUET HALL, 10 Market St., Potsdam, 265-3420. Open daily "A family tradition" Italian restaurant, Sergi's features a an elegant dining area and delicious homemade Italian cuisine that will bring you back meal after meal. Appetizers include mozzarella sticks, zucchini fritti (golden fried zucchini strips coated with Italian-seasoned bread crumbs and served with dip), stuffed hot cherry peppers and Sergi's sampler platter. Antipasto, Italian and Caesar salads have been joined by grilled chicken Caesar, Mediterranean and Caprese salads. In addition to Sergi's famous homemade pizza dough, whole wheat dough also available. Gourmet pizzas include grilled chicken pesto, bbq chicken, Greca and Calabrese. Don’t forge their famous pizza rolls! Specialty sandwiches and panini are made with homemade oven-baked Italian bread. Include hot meatball or sausage, veal or chicken parmigiana, eggplant parmigiana, grilled chicken Italiano, primavera club, chicken cutlet and sausage Sicilano. Sergi's homemade favorites include 18 choices, from lasagna to new dishes such as spinach fettucini alfredo and gnocchi. Imported 100 percent durum seminolina spaghetti, linguini and penne featured in Sergi's new pasta primavera and Mediterraneo. Veal dishes includes piccata and pizzaiola. Chicken Milanese is featured, along with chicken cacciatore, marsala and parmigiana. Sergi's carries a full line of beverages including domestic, imported and premium import beers, house wines and full service bar. Sergi's Banquet Hall is the perfect setting for your special event. Sergi's ensures you event will be given every special attention it deserves, while catering to your budget and exceeding your expectations.


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

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.

TIMBER TAVERN, 2024 State Highway 72, Parishville, 261-4473; open 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday; 11:30 a.m. to midnight Friday and Saturday. Check out the new Timber Tavern, under new ownership. Featuring specialty burgers second to none, a wide variety of wings, and a full liquor license, the Timber Tavern is an ideal destination spot for a night out with family and friends. This fall we'll have the NFL Sunday Ticket package, ensuring you can watch all out-of-market NFL games on one of our five big screen televisions. The whole place has been renovated and the beer is cold! Come see what everyone has been talking about!

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

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

VILLAGE DINER, 22 Depot Street, downtown Potsdam. Located in the Market Square Mall. (315) 265-8624, Serving breakfast & lunch all day, 7 days a week from 7am-2pm! A place of “Great Food and Great People” with daily specials and cozy dining. Call us today or stop in for a visit!

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