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Friend's Lake Inn

963 Friends Lake Road, Chestertown, NY 12817
+1 518-494-4751
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good22%
  • Average16%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
13 Oct 2016
“Excellent dinner”
7 Jul 2016
“Beautiful presentation!`”
Open Now
17:30 - 21:00All hours
American, International
963 Friends Lake Road, Chestertown, NY 12817
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Reviewed 10 March 2017

When staying at the inn for our Elopment, my husband and I ate both nights of our stay at the inn. Our first night we tried the Taproom. I had the wild boar sandwich with red wine and a chocolate truffle for dessert and my...More

Thank Maria M
Reviewed 20 February 2017

We stayed at the inn for a few days and enjoyed the restaurant each day. Wonderful choices of food and wine. Friendly wait staff and a chef that is sensitive to food allergies. I highly recommend this restaurant.

Thank CatskillMountains1
Reviewed 3 December 2016

Typical country inn with pretentions of being something out of the ordinary. Menu is attractive, wine selection quite extensive but outrageously overpriced, meal preparation was adequate but not of the quality that would make this a destination choice. We did not stay overnight, but the...More

1  Thank didr
Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

They used to be better. Beautiful location, but really needs to maybe have some nice music playing and a better menu, not so pricey, maybe more unique options for the location.

2  Thank GeoffsgirlLA
Reviewed 18 October 2016

On 10/15/16 my wife and I decided to revisit this restaurant we once visited 21 years ago. (We live 4 hours away) I called ahead to make a reservation,and as we suspected, the place was booked.However, the woman who answered my call stated there was...More

1  Thank jimmyd252
Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

We were guests at the Inn and didn't want to drive anywhere for dinner since we had been driving all day, so we ate here. It was very nice. There was a good menu and a great wine list. Our server, Nicole, was very hard...More

1  Thank Kay M
Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

How do you screw up chicken and salmon? By trying too hard. That's what we experienced in the early off season at this restaurant. The ample filet of salmon was accompanied by what I can only describe as some sort of lumpy white sauce on...More

Thank mOmwteens9
Reviewed 2 September 2016

We went because it was close to our guest house. Large dining room, practically empty. Didn't love the menu or the food.

1  Thank Dancesonbeach
Reviewed 9 August 2016

We stayed, and dined at the friend's lake Inn several years ago and the experience was great. While staying elsewhere in the area this time we decided to have dinner here. The dining room was still beautifully rustic and the restaurant still has an extensive...More

Thank Dogchow2
Reviewed 7 July 2016

We ate in the taproom. I had a salmon special that was incredible. My husband had the wild boar, which was just ok. Basic pulled pork on hamburger roll. Waitress was very sweet and attentive.

Thank bostace
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$31 - US$50
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Full Bar, Private Dining, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Open Hours
17:00 - 20:30
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 963 Friends Lake Road, Chestertown, NY 12817
    (Murphy Road)
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Chestertown
  • Phone Number: +1 518-494-4751
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