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Ethel's Dew Drop Inn

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3901 Nys Route 22, Willsboro, NY 12996-4506
11:00 - 21:00
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Pasadena, California
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

Great place for locals, folks who look forward to summer opening, and miss the place in the fall. Not the same great firm flavorful michigans I remember as a kid in the area. And onion rings seem manufactured off-site. But the place is cheery and comfortable with good ice cream. An essential eating resource for the area. Don't miss it.

Thank DaVolck
Asheville, North Carolina
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159 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

Loved our visit with the friendly staff and customers. The service was fast and the food was good. We will definitely come back next summer as they close for the season at the end is September.

Thank andyfrelick
Bloomfield, Connecticut
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016

We love Ethel's. Great value, hot food, and very family friendly. Food was promptly served in a relaxed atmosphere.

Thank joncog1
Ann Arbor, Michigan
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32 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016

We went for ice cream after eating at Turtle Island. They have the usual ice cream and also hot dogs, fries and the like. I learned that what we in Michigan call a coney dog, they call a Michigan. Who knew? It was hopping on a warm weekend night, clearly a local favorite.

Thank Joan M
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016

Great place to stop and eat. Nice and friendly staff. Outside covered area with picnic tables. Great ice cream.

Thank Cathy F
Plattsburgh, New York
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2016

Ethel's Dew Drop Inn is a symbol of summer. The fast food restaurant opens after Memorial Day and closes Labor Day. Good old fashioned hamburgers, hot dogs (michigans) as well as other staples are served here. The staff is friendly and their ice cream is fantastic. My family and I love to sit at the picnic tables. Prices are very... More 

Thank Z6794HGkaren
Ann Arbor, Michigan
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63 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2015

while on vacation we stopped several times for some soft serve! we had really hot weather and this hit the spot. about 8-10 dollars for two! little bit pricy but worth each lick!

Thank studiokramer
Montreal, Canada
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19 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2015 via mobile

Forget McDonald's this place beats it 100 percent. Real home cooked hamburgers and great Onion Rings. The Michigan's are excellent too. Try their 3 bean salad it's yummy. We come here a couple of times each summer. The place is always busy too.

Thank Deborah221
Hamden, Connecticut
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2015

Stopped here on our way to the cottage on the first day. Food is average,. stay away from the clam strips. Learned what a Michigan was. Ice cream was great, believe that must be the main draw. Popular spot for the locals.

Thank Elbie2013
Willsboro, New York
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2015

This is the spot that everyone agrees on in the area. It fills the bill on those busy days when you are running to & fro. A quick pit stop at Ethel's and your tummy is happy and your wallet isn't gasping like an empty fuel tank. Ethel's has a really nice, covered eat-out area, next to the kitchen, where... More 

Thank Joanne S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Fast food
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3901 Nys Route 22, Willsboro, NY 12996-4506
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Willsboro

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