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Fall is the most colorful season of the year in the Lake George Area. The display of blazing red, yellow, and orange leaves covering miles of mountains is a marvel that cannot be replicated. Visitors flock to the Lake George Area every year to experience the vibrant Adirondack autumn before the leaves drop every year. Gathering at a restaurant on the water to gaze at the fall foliage is a cherished fall pastime.
Top 7 restaurants for fall foliage viewing in the Lake George Area:
The view of Lake George from the Algonquin's long wooden bar may be the most treasured restaurant view in the Lake George Area. The striking views of Sweetbriar Island, Huddle Bay, and the mountains beyond become only more beautiful in the fall when foliage is at its peak. This waterfront hangout is a common lunch and happy hour destination well into the fall season for boaters.
The Algonquin specializes in sandwiches, pasta, and seafood. Don’t forget to start with a hot cup of their famous clam chowder while you’re enjoying those views. There is no better way to beat the chill of a cool fall evening. They serve lunch and dinner throughout October.
Tavern on the Lake at Blue Water Manor
The Tavern on the Lake at Blue Water Manor in Bolton Landing offers outdoor seating in a historic, castle-like structure built in 1923. Perched on a jagged bluff tucked in Basin Bay overlooking Lake George, this restaurant offers idyllic foliage views of Buck Mountain paired with its always tasty menu.
Guests love sitting at the open-air bar, enjoying lunch and lake views to the sounds of live music on those classic Indian summer days. Boaters are welcome to escape from the autumn chill at the restaurant's public docks. Blue Water Manor specializes in pasta dishes, seafood, and bar fare. They serve lunch and dinner through October.
The Pavilion is a waterfront restaurant at the renowned Sagamore Resort that sits directly above Lake George and offers panoramic vistas of the fall foliage across the lake. Guests at this long and narrow outdoor eatery have gorgeous, 180-degree views of the Narrows island chain to the north, the bald cliffs of Shelving Rock to the east, and uninhabited Dome Island to the south.
The Pavilion specializes in seafood, offering plates like mahi-mahi, seafood linguini, and rice bowls. After your meal, stroll the manicured grounds of the Sagamore and snap some photos of the brilliant fall colors. Guests can enjoy lunch or dinner and see the foliage on weekends in October. Call the Sagamore Resort for more details.
The Docksider on Glen Lake is a lesser known waterfront gem boasting beautiful views of Adirondack fall foliage. The entire forested shoreline of hushed Glen Lake changes from a lush summer green to a fierce autumn blend as the weather gets colder.
Their heated outdoor deck ensures that colder weather can’t put a damper on your leaf peeping. The Docksider's focus is on casual food and comfort, specializing in burgers, sandwiches, pizza, soups, steaks, seafood, and more. The Docksider is open year-round.
King Neptune's Pub
King Neptune's Pub is a waterfront eatery in Lake George Village that couples their top-notch foliage views with finger foods and live music. Their outdoor seating is directly on the water, offering sweeping views of the southern basin of Lake George.
King Neptune's has seating on two outdoor decks, so there’s always plenty of tables with foliage views available. They're a perfect pit-stop for visitors strolling the Village or attending the Lake George Village Oktoberfest. King Neptune’s specializes in sandwiches, burgers, and bar food, and has live music scheduled throughout the autumn season.
Lake George Beach Club
Join the club this fall at the Lake George Beach Club. This popular, recently renovated waterfront restaurant sits in the heart of Lake George Village, offering beautiful lake views all autumn long. The fun begins on the Beach Club’s two-story deck, where guests can see the entirety of the southern basin and miles of flaming foliage to the north.
The Lake George Beach Club is another restaurant that has lively local musicians playing tunes throughout the fall season. Guests searching for a diverse menu, festive atmosphere, and gorgeous autumn views will feel right at home. The Lake George Beach Club is open year-round.
Chateau on the Lake
The Chateau on the Lake is an exquisite, contemporary European-style restaurant with a back lawn that slopes down to the banks of Lake George. It’s hidden at the end of a narrow stone driveway, offering quiet solitude throughout the fall months.
Once guests are inside the unassuming old home, they’ll be treated to delectable dishes like Pan Seared Bronzino, Wild Mushroom Ravioli, and Colorado Rack of Lamb. One of the best places in the house to enjoy these dishes is a table on their heated back porch. Add a glass of wine to pair with the meal and lake view, and this is one meal guests will never forget. Check online for seasonal menu items and hours throughout the fall months.
Looking for more ideas? Check out our full list of restaurants open in Fall in the Lake George Area.