Farm Fresh in Franklin County
Abundant acres of farmland foster a thriving restaurant scene in Franklin County, whether you’re seeking a casual brunch or an upscale dinner. We take pride in sourcing the freshest ingredients straight from our local farmers, which supports our local economy while serving mouthwatering meals to locals and visitors alike. Our agricultural backbone supports a budding farm-to-table scene, with restaurants like The Hub in Tupper Lake providing delicious, organic local food, and Adirondack Harvest Farmers’ Markets providing fresh ingredients to cook up at home. Please your palate with a delicious meal from a community staple like Bokie’s Drive-In, serving up comfort food since 1956, or The Pines Tap and Table, a local favorite for over 30 years. Our coffeeshop and café culture is expansive, from Origin Coffee and Blue Moon Café in Saranac Lake to Hosler’s Family Restaurant in Malone. Franklin County is a hub for breweries including Township 7 Brewing Co., Raquette River Brewing and bar-eateries like Bitters and Bones. The Hearth of Malone is one of the newest restaurants to open and offers an everchanging menu of fresh, locally-sourced choices.
- Breweries & Wineries
Delectable Dining Options
For the best burger in town, look no further than Bokie’s Drive-In or The Pines Tap and Table. For those seeking a unique atmosphere and personalized dishes, you can create your own culinary experience at the Adirondack Alps Restaurant at the Lake Clear Lodge. At this original Adirondack lodge, you can watch a 30-minute Old World cooking demo, explore the beer cellar and sample a History of Beer Workshop, and take in the history of a Great Camp dinner experience. Donovan’s Steak and Ale, an exceptional steakhouse, also offers a wonderful variety of fish dishes. Mo’s Pub and Grille is home to classic bar food and good eats, from wings to pizza to pasta. McKenzie’s Grille is a perfect little breakfast and lunch spot, known for their hearty pancakes. Looking for something a bit more upscale? Try Amado in Tupper Lake, which boasts intimate dining paired with eclectic cuisine. Amado offers 9 different taps of local craft beer and cider and 70 different bottles of wine.
Hopped up on Local Breweries
Some of the best New York breweries and bars are located right here in Franklin County. Raquette River Brewing, a microbrewery producing small batch Adirondack Ales, has unique flavors like Mango Wheat and Salted Carmel Porter for craft beer enthusiasts to try. Ray Brook Brewhouse serves up innovative brews paired with equally adventurous dishes, using both local and exotic ingredients. Bitters and Bones is an Adirondack-inspired rustic tavern offering signature cocktails, craft beer, and fresh local cuisine in a cozy setting. For even more local flavors, visit Blue Line Brewery, which crafts Adirondack-inspired beer and doubles as a family-friendly restaurant with a full menu. Hex & Hop in Bloomingdale serves their own handcrafted brews, in addition to honey products from local beehives. Not a fan of beer? Check out Bright Star Winery instead for a taste of the region’s handcrafted wines – or even try a wine slushie!