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Turtle Island Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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3790 Main St, Willsboro, NY 12996
+1 518-963-7417
12:00 - 20:00
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Sun - Mon 12:00 - 20:00
Wed 16:00 - 20:00
Thu 12:00 - 20:00
Fri - Sat 12:00 - 21:00
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Boston, Massachusetts
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326 reviews
222 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2016

My family has always mentioned how good the food is, but I was always out of town when they went, except for today! We went in for an early lunch and enjoyed our time there. I had their cheeseburger with bacon, being told that it was the best burger in the Adirondacks, and I was not disappointed! Juicy and tasty,... More 

Thank David D
Asheville, North Carolina
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159 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

What a great place to eat. The food was meticulously prepared and tasted that way. We will be sure to return often

Thank andyfrelick
Dijon, France
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 August 2016

Never was really amazing but the place is going down summer after summer. Last time we went the cook didn't even take the time to arrange the food in the plate. My wife ended up with a portion of rice thrown randomly on her plate.. Also the staff always seems to be in a poor mood. I do not recommend... More 

2 Thank Krichnard
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 August 2016

We have eaten at Turtle Island twice this summer as my wife and i have been looking at a summer lakeside cottage to buy near there: we have had lunch initially and, based on how well enjoyed lunch there, have returned for dinner once. The building is very charming, the service is excellent and the food is by far the... More 

2 Thank William James C
Pottersville, New York
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 August 2016

What a treasure we found today. My husband and I were riding our motorcycle through the Adirondacks and coasted through the sleepy town of Willsboro as our stomachs were demanding a meal. We drove past the Turtle Island Cafe, saw people sitting at the outdoor tables, turned around and pulled in. This is not what we expected to find! The... More 

Thank Coolgram4
Ann Arbor, Michigan
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32 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 August 2016

We ate here while visiting friends in the area. The setting is nice, we ate outside. The food was very good. They have some gluten free entrees. I don't remember if there are specific ones, or if it was various specials. They understand GF, which is important. If you are visiting on the weekend and want dinner, make reservations, or... More 

Thank Joan M
Plattsburgh, New York
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35 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2016

My husband and I enjoy stopping by this little restaurant in Willsboro. It is lovely inside, nicely decorated and quiet. The service is always great and the food is fresh, the portions good and my husband thinks that they have the best tasting burger around. I particularly liked the fish and chips the last time I visited and they have... More 

Thank Cruisingcoppertop
Westerly, Rhode Island
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 July 2016

Visited with my family. It had a nice casual atmosphere. The food on the menu sounded delicious. The waiter was very friendly. However, I did not care for my filet mignon. It was cooked perfectly and the Swiss cheese was an interesting flavor, but the meat was tough. My wife did not care for her chicken dish either. She also... More 

Thank Charles L
Princeton, New Jersey
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70 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 July 2016

We stopped here for lunch on a trip along the west side of Lake Champlain. The special soup was wild mushroom clam chowder with lots of big clams, potato chunks, cremini and shitake mushrooms and great flavor! With that I ordered the spinach, mushroom and red pepper quiche which came with a salad. The salad was fine, the quiche only... More 

Thank Peggy L
Baltimore, Maryland
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 May 2016

Got a little lost in upstate New York and wound up here for lunch. The owner was the most gracious host ever as was the server. Great burgers but the best part was the true hospitality! Before we left with our hunger pleasantly satisfied, we learned about the area we were in, given a map and directions, fishing tips, and... More 

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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
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 20:00
12:00 - 20:00
16:00 - 20:00
12:00 - 20:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3790 Main St, Willsboro, NY 12996
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Willsboro
  • Phone Number: +1 518-963-7417

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