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Blue Moon Cafe

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55 Main St, Saranac Lake, NY 12983-1710
+1 518-891-1310
07:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Mon 07:00 - 15:00
Tue - Sat 07:00 - 21:00
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Saranac Lake, New York
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77 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 December 2016

Food is below average. Goulash special definitely needed some help. Prices are high. The fact that I even bring up prices means quality doesn't meet price point. They were thoroughly understaffed. If long wait time, high prices, and below average food is common here, I don't know if we will be back.

1 Thank Attila_The_Hutt
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27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

We came here for lunch after reading good reviews. We were starving and had been on our feet all day. We didn't even stay to get drinks. The place was filthy. The tables were gross and had clearly not been wiped clean. The floor was enough to make me want to vomit. It looked like it hadn't been vacuumed in... More 

Thank Sara N
Adirondacks, New York
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280 reviews
181 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

We're a local couple who went in an enjoyed 3 different plates from the Wednesday tapas menu. I expected small plates but each was heaping and delicious. The waitress was friendly and it was a relaxing dinner. Love the blue moon cafe!

Thank KylersKL
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 November 2016

We stopped in for lunch on our way to Lake Placid. A cute place with great service and good quality food. Staff was very friendly and extremely helpful when we asked them for information.

Thank revmarty
Saranac Lake, New York
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 November 2016

Good food (breakfast is the best!), never rushed, friendly. Pour your own (good!) coffee, plant yourself at a corner table, and watch the world go by.

1 Thank Susan2532
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

As for the review with the guy on the camel. We're talking about food and service. Unfortunately I can't say anything bad about this place. Amelia island gumbo a must. And the avocado dip to start. Can't go wrong. Keep up the good work guys. I'm just a local lady about her town and her people in the service industry,... More 

Thank Jennifer S
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Yea so me and my GF went to this place and the lady behind the counter looked annoyed by us. Idk if it was because we obviously look like we are from the city but she was rude. We asked what something was on the menu and she treated us like we were the most uncultured people she had ever... More 

2 Thank Mason B
KJ F, Owner at Blue Moon Cafe, responded to this review

In 20 years we have rarely responded to online reviews publicly however I will since I took the time to message you directly requesting to know when you were here as well as the approximate time of day so that we could try and figure out the specifics surrounding your visit & you have not responded. We do not take... More 

Adirondack Mountains, New York
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66 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2016

An informal cafe-style restaurant featuring interesting dishes made fresh with local ingredients. News menu items are frequent, including some far-out but imaginative selections like Thai fish stew, spicy and hot to the max. Friendly service. Also try the veggie burgers also made fresh. The rear seating is more cozy.

Thank woodsman7
Staten Island, New York
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2016

Had breakfast and dinner there during our recent vacation: good unique food; friendly down home atmosphere; good service; reasonable prices.

Thank 54RonC25
Rochester, New York
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52 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 October 2016

We went for breakfast on a Sunday morning. At 9:20AM there was a short wait to be seated. Nice homey feel, looks clean and inviting. The breakfast was great but a bit pricey (plate #1 - 2 eggs, 2 pancakes, bacon, potato; plate #2 locks and bagel; 2 coffee; 1 OJ - about $35 with tip).

Thank Keith C
KJ F, Owner at Blue Moon Cafe, responded to this review

Thank You for taking the time to review our café. I appreciate all feedback, and yours I consider positive. I would like to give you an idea why breakfast in our "restaurant" costs what it does. We agonize over pricing daily. Your choice of our lox was a good one to use as an example. We use Only Carefully Sourced... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 4 - US$ 22
American, Cafe, International, Grill, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Full Bar, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover
Good for
Cheap Eats, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 55 Main St, Saranac Lake, NY 12983-1710
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Saranac Lake
  • Phone Number: +1 518-891-1310
Since 1996, a casual place to relax, grab a snack or meal any time of the day or night. Traditional coffee bar,beer and wine and alcohol, specialty baked goods and cheeses. Unique menus & specials. Saranac Lakes best kept secret for evening meals!

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?