Alternatives to Indoor Dining in the COVID Age

Vacations are meant to be a break from the stresses of everyday life –a pause from the chaos.  For many of us, it also means taking a break from the heat of our home kitchens and treating ourselves to new dining experiences.

 Local restaurants help to build the overall vibe and culture for vacation destinations. Imagine a trip to Maine without lobster pounds, a visit to St. Louis without barbecue joints or a stop in Chicago without deep dish pizzas. The Ticonderoga Area is no different. Our collection of restaurants offer delicious dining opportunities, each unique in their own way, and each lending to our small towns charm.

The global COVID-19 pandemic has certainly changed how we all approach dining out. While a number of restaurants in the Ticonderoga Area still offer indoor seating, there is also a number of alternative ways to enjoy your favorite meal in the region. Whether you are being caution or are simply looking for new ways dine, Ticonderoga Area restaurants have you covered!

Alternative Dining: With outdoor dining, curbside service and delivery options available, our restaurants offer multiple ways for you to enjoy a meal!

Burleigh’s Luncheonette: Serving American classics and delicious desserts in downtown Ticonderoga, Burleigh’s Luncheonette offers take out, which can be enjoyed at one of their outdoor tables, or local delivery.

Eddie’s Restaurant: Eddie’s Restaurant specializes in homemade sauces, hand cut steaks, fresh seafood, and homemade pastas. Whether you opt to dine on site on their serene outdoor deck, or choose to order your meals to take home, this is a dining experience you won’t forget!

Elevate ADK Nutrition: If you are on the move and looking for a meal as mobile as you are, Elevate ADK Nutrition is the place for you! Offering filling, nutritional shakes and energizing teas, your order will be delivered curbside to keep you going.

Emerald’s II: If you are looking for variety, Emerald’s II has you covered! Sandwiches, pizza, steaks and pastas are just a few options you will find here. Your meal can be enjoyed on the outdoor deck, or can be ordered “to go” and enjoyed at home.

Hot Biscuit Diner: Voted “Best Comfort Food” by Local 44- MyChamplainValley.com in 2020, the Hot Biscuit Diner takes pride in offering meals that fill you up and make you feel good! The Hot Biscuit Diner focuses on country style cooking, friendly service, and affordable pricing.

Madden’s Pub: The food found at Madden’s pub is not your run of the mill, pub style dinner. From hand breaded shrimp to pizzas made with cauliflower dough, you are sure to enjoy the unique finds on this menu to go!

Olive’s Ti Pi: Featuring Italian classics, Olive’s Ti Pi is your go-to for authentic pizzas and pastas. Offering meals to go, which can be enjoyed at home or outside at one of their picnic tables, or delivery, to save you a trip!

Wagon Wheel Restaurant: The menu at the Wagon Wheel Restaurant offers a variety of popular lunch and dinner classics. Featuring daily specials, including Prime Rib every weekend, there is something for everyone! Grab your meal to go - enjoy it outside at one of their tables or take it home!

Faster, on-the-go options are also available. Dunkin’s drive thru is open daily. McDonald’s also offers drive thru services as well as take out in their lobby.

Picnicking: If you are not feeling bold enough to enjoy your meal inside of a restaurant yet, any of these “to go” meals can be enjoyed around the Ticonderoga Area  at any one of our many picnic spots.

LaChute River Trail: The LaChute River Trail offers many scenic viewpoints for a picnic in downtown Ticonderoga. All you need is your picnic blanket or grab a seat on one of the many benches available!

Percy Thompson Bicentennial Park: Grab a picnic table at the Percy Thompson Bicentennial Park at enjoy a dining experience with views of the falls, covered bridge and LaChute River!

Fort Ticonderoga’s Mt. Defiance: At the summit of Mt. Defiance, you will find a pavilion ready to welcome you . Grab a table and enjoy a picnic with views of historic Fort Ticonderoga, Lake Champlain and the Green Mountains.

Hike and Dine: If your meal of choice is more portable, take a hike and enjoy your food with a view!

Lake George Land Conservancy’s Cook Mountain: A short hike (with steep inclines) up Cook Mountain will provide you with beautiful views…and an appetite to boot!

Champlain Area Trails: The Champlain Area Trails offers a number of trails of various lengths and difficulties. Hit the trail and explore the area in ways many don’t see, making your dining experience unique and tailored to your preferences!

If you would like to dine more traditionally indoors, please contact each restaurant for more details such as hours of operation and restrictions and guidelines due to COVID 19.

However you choose to enjoy your dining experience, the Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce is here to help! We can assist you in finding a dining experience perfect for your needs, which reflects the charm of the Ticonderoga Area. Contact us anytime for up to date information.

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