When people ask me where they should eat when visiting Lake George, I always recommend The Lobster Pot. From the first time I went there with a friend on vacation more than six years ago to the Lake George Region Restaurant Week meal I had last night, it is consistently good.
The only problem? I always order the same thing — broiled scallops — because they are that good. Regular readers may be a little confused with my dinner of choice. While I am a vegetarian, and typically don’t eat seafood, I do love scallops.
Once you try these tender and perfectly cooked scallops, you will be comparing any future scallop dishes to this one. The scallops have a slightly browned top that is not crisp but has a slight sweetness to it. They are served with baby red potatoes that are crisp on the outside and soft on the inside and green and yellow string beans that are not raw, but also not mushy. They taste so fresh! — like they were just picked from a garden outside.
All meals start off with warm dinner rolls and Cabot butter. Their salads are your typical combination of lettuce, tomato, cucumber, croutons and red cabbage. When it comes to salad dressings, try the peppercorn Parmesan. It starts off with a peppery flavor and finishes with a Parm taste.
Another reason I always suggest The Lobster Pot is their customer service — it has always been excellent. From the bartenders to the wait staff, and even the hostesses/host, they are always friendly, knowledgeable and attentive to their table’s needs.
If You Go:
*As long as it’s not raining, sit outside. Their deck overlooks Canada Street and depending on where you sit, it makes for some very fun people watching.
*Grab a drink at their outdoor bar. I’ve always had very friendly, and good, bartenders.
*Look out for coupons. They offer one on their website, and there are usually ones at various tourist locations or hotel lobbies.
The Lobster Pot is located at 81 Canada St. Lake George, N.Y. (map)