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Big Moose Inn and Restaurant

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1510 Big Moose Rd, Eagle Bay, NY 13331-2107
+1 315-357-2042
15:00 - 00:00
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Tue - Thu 15:00 - 00:00
Fri - Sun 12:00 - 00:00
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Canandaigua, New York
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29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

On our most recent stay at the Big Moose Inn during the peak of the fall foliage season, my wife and I were treated like old friends in what has become our home away from home. There are so many great ways to describe the awesomeness that is here in at the Big Moose Inn. From the food in the... More 

1 Thank Brian T
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

Wish we could have stayed longer. An impromptu on the way through the Adirondacks. Loved this place. The natural beauty of Big Moose Lake, kayaks and canoes at your doorstep, loons on the lake. Peace and quiet. A lovely bar, a charming bartender, and delicious food, and charming hosts. It all added up to a wonderful stay. Can't wait to... More 

1 Thank Kathy D
Clover, South Carolina
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

While vacationing at our cabin on Big Moose Lake, our family joined us for yet another memorable dinner at The Big Moose Inn. Over the past fifty (plus) years, we have frequented this restaurant many times...and the current owners (Mark and Susan) continue to warmly welcome us. In spite of a power outage at our cabin and thanks to the... More 

1 Thank Mary Jo S
Morgantown, West Virginia
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36 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016

One of my favorite places to stay in the Adirondacks. Friendly owner and staff, clean rooms, rustic, historic charm. Outstanding food. It is hard to believe that the culinary offerings at the Big Moose Inn are equal to the finer restaurants in NYC or Washington, DC--yet it is well off the beaten path. A great getaway location.

1 Thank Van A
Farmington, Ny
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44 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016

Had not dined here in several years and happy to see current owners are keeping the food up to par. Enjoyed dining on the porch/deck on a beautiful evening. Dinner entrees are ala carte, salad etc extra but dinners came with starch and vegetable. Tavern menu looked very good. Staff excellent!

1 Thank Kathryn C
Mark M, Owner at Big Moose Inn and Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for dining with us. We hope to see you again in the future. More 

Acton, Massachusetts
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016

It was a long drive and the one staffer working lunch was pleasant and did his best to keep up. The food was good.

Thank 907LouiseB
Mark M, Owner at Big Moose Inn and Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for making the trip. More 

Cudjoe Key, Florida
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190 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2016 via mobile

We don't mind the long trip to Big Moose Inn, the food is very good and the staff is very professional and friendly. A nice wine and beer list with a full bar. There's s pub option if you don't want the dining room / deck option. Make reservations, they do book out frequently

Thank shark4rae
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2016 via mobile

Food was overpriced and not worth it. Great staff however, the food seemed like it was frozen bought and they just added their own flavor to it.

Thank Tiara M
Mark M, Owner at Big Moose Inn and Restaurant, responded to this review

Your opinion is important to us and we're sorry the meal you had did not meet your expectations. We took the calamari you ordered, and found to be bland, off your check. When we inquired about the rest of your meal, you responded that everything was great. This review is also confusing considering that the comment card you filled out... More 

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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2016

If you are looking to get away from it all this is the place. I have been going here for years. The food is excellent. The lake is relaxing and its a nice quiet place away from all the tourists in Old Forge and Inlet.

1 Thank Sweets1970
New York City, New York
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2016

Came here for a wedding - perfect setting. Guests are given the opportunity to use their boats, play checkers, borrow board games and swim. It's a great spot for a quiet dinner without the hustle and bustle of Old Forge crowd. Our server was hilarious and attempted to use what signs she remembered.

Thank 60763Jac

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$40
American, Bar, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Wine and Beer
Good for
Romantic, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 00:00
15:00 - 00:00
15:00 - 00:00
15:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1510 Big Moose Rd, Eagle Bay, NY 13331-2107
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Eagle Bay
  • Phone Number: +1 315-357-2042
The Big Moose Inn is located on picturesque Big Moose Lake in the central Adirondacks. This peaceful and relaxing setting is a perfect summer getaway. The Adirondack Mountains surrounding the Big Moose Inn offer great outdoor fun. After a day of hiking, canoeing, kayaking, horseback riding, or sightseeing, kick off your boots and sit by the Big Moose Inn fireplace and enjoy the ambiance, the food, the ale and our Adirondack lake country inn. Belly up to the bar and share your adventures with the rest of the travelers, or join us in our dining room for a fine dining experience, prepared by our Executive Chef Dave Thompson. As an overnight guest of the Inn some of your amenities include: complimentary continental breakfast and free wireless internet access.

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