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The Inn at Speculator

$$ - $$$
American, Bar
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Route 8, Box 163, Speculator, NY 12164
+1 518-548-3811
11:00 - 21:00
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Tue - Sun 11:00 - 21:00
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Palo Alto, California
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016

The tablecloths and napkins had grease stains. I ordered a steak (can't mess that up, right), and couldn't eat it. It was 93% gristle and fat; I wouldn't even give it to my dog for fear of making her sick. The salad that came with it was wilted and tasted old, like it had been left-over from the night before.... More 

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Newton, Massachusetts, United States
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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

This is not luxury dining yet a nice atmosphere with views of lake Pleasant. Good menu selection. I had a crisp salad with good greens (no iceberg lettuce). Tempting dessert menu but I was able to resist.

Thank Fay T
Northern NJ
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29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

We are here with good friends and their family. Service was a bit slow. I had the Chicken Napoleon. It was great (more on that later), but our friend had several issues with his meal: a cheese burger with fried onions. The onions were burnt. It was served on what looked like an English muffin. We asked why some burgers... More 

Thank Jesuscares4u
Portland, Oregon
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016

I took my 90 yr old mother out for a drive. Having never lived in upstate NY, I thought we'd just head north from Johnstown toward Caroga & Speculator. There's not much happening in early December up here, but The Inn at Speculator was open, and was the perfect place for lunch. Good beer on draft, and food to satisfy... More 

Thank rmohrman
Levittown, NY
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30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016

I have been coming to this restaurant each summer for the last several years. And each year it seemed to slide downhill a little more, prompting me to give it a kind of rough review a year ago. https://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowUserReviews-g48664-d1425858-r293852101-The_Inn_at_Speculator-Speculator_New_York.html#REVIEWS We gave it one more try this visit to Lake Pleasant and I've got to say it just seemed better. The... More 

Thank Johnnyerb
Brunswick, New York
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31 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2016

Good service, good food and location based ambience. Overall level someplace between local pub and 4-star dining.

Thank Charles S
Berkeley, California
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98 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2016 via mobile

Speculator is probably not known for food but the inn delivers a basic good meal. Service was attentive and warm. Food was substantial and good. You get the basics,with a bit of adventurous dining.

Thank janetperlman
Cortland, New York
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37 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2016 via mobile

Great burgers. Cozy, friendly. Had a neighborhood feel even though it's probably visitors like us passing through. We look forward to our next visit.

Thank EnjoyEverySandwich
Greenwich, Connecticut
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2016 via mobile

I had shrimp scampi and my husband had a burger. We left totally satisfied with both dishes. Sauce for shrimp scampi was rich and buttery, great balance of garlic and lemon in it. Shrimps were cooked just right, pasta was not overcooked as well. Burger was delicious, nice meat. Good prices. Friendly stuff.

Thank grhellen
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36 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2016 via mobile

Dinner was very good. We heard that they recently hired a new chef---and the food was prepared to everyone's satisfaction. We also enjoyed socializing in the bar area. The place hasn't changed a whole lot since the early 80s when my friends and I were frequent visitors. It's a great place to meet up with friends---have a great meal and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 30
American, Bar
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
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: Route 8, Box 163, Speculator, NY 12164
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Speculator
  • Phone Number: +1 518-548-3811

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