Adirondack Food: Eat N' Meet in Saranac Lake

By Diane Chase

If you have not eaten at Eat N' Meet 139 Broadway in Saranac Lake, you are missing an experience. The food is deliciously prepared by Chef John Vargo from mostly Adirondack locally grown or harvested products. Check the reviews yourself!

With a motto of "It's Not Fast, It's Food," Eat N' Meet offers a daily menu that alters between the standard (yet still delicious) Mac N' Cheese to more complex options like Chicken coq au vin or Blackened Catfish.


Take out is served in single, family or the "Walton" size. Vegetarians rejoice! Eat N' Meet has a grill for meat and fish and a grill just for veggies.

This small three-table establishment serves your food in simple to-go containers (that you can recycle). They will even accept the tins back (rinsed and cleaned) to recycle for you. You're welcome to stay to eat your choice of any of the sustainable seafood choices or locally grown beef but Eat N' Meet focuses a fresh food take-out and catering.

If you eat in, after your meal you'll be asked to separate the recycling from the rest. That may not sound like a bonus to some but my kids LOVE it. Now they even ask if they can clean the table. Mind you, they only ask at Eat N' Meet, not at home.  We are working on making cleaning the table as much fun at home as it is at Eat N' Meet.

Look for Elvis outside or on the upper deck. If you forgot to order in advance, you may have quite a wait. That's okay. For $3 (or so) play mini-golf during the summer at the quaint course on the hill.

picture of homemade Nutella crepe with fresh whip cream from Eat N' Meet

© Diane Chase, author of Adirondack Family Time: Tri-Lakes and High Peaks (Your Four-Season Guide to Over 300 Activities) available online or bookstores/museums. Diane is currently working on the second guidebook and app in the four book series of Adirondack Family Activities.

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