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Duffy's Tavern

$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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20 Amherst St, Lake George, NY 12845
+1 518-668-5323
11:00 - 03:00
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Mon - Fri 11:00 - 00:00
Sat - Sun 11:00 - 03:00
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Long Island, New York
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32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was at Duffys on Monday February 1 with my two sisters, niece and nephew. It was a slow night but it was the only place in town that appeared open. The bartender Jameson was awesome. He was attentive and an all around nice guy who makes great drinks. My niece wound up leaving a very expensive coat behind and... More 

Thank LINYKenmare
New York City, New York
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4 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

Food was ok , live entertainment was great John is an amazing singer we enjoy the music . Beautiful view .

Thank Odymulan
Franklin, Massachusetts
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

Food was good but the service was so poor it was ridiculous. Personnel was squabbling and customers lost out. We were greeted nicely and ordered a couple of beers that then sat on the bar until a waitress finally got around to us. Brought us our dinner, we ordered a couple more beers and waited and waited and waited. Then... More 

Thank Kathie S
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

We stopped in for a quick drink before dinner. There was a guy playing and singing. He was fun to watch. Service was good and there was a section of the outdoor area for people who smoked where they could still enjoy the entertainment. We stayed longer than originally intended so that's a good sign.

Thank Todd D
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46 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

Stopped in for lunch during our stay at Lake George, menu looked descent and prices were reasonable, however service was poor and the quality of the food average at best. Expected more since it is a local tavern.

Thank dsittler
chalfont pa
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

Nice local pub if you want a cold beer and something other than tourist trap type of establishment. Typical pub grub, well prepared and served quickly. View of lake from bar

Thank bobbbbbbb
Springfield, Massachusetts
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28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

Stopped in at Duffy for a quick lunch. Rubens and grilled ham and cheese. All were excellent as was the waitstaff. This is our second trip to this establishment and we will return.

Thank bob06201128
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198 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

Not very friendly. Food not good. Expensive for what we got. No smile, no nothing. Will not be back.

Thank SunshineWonderland
White Plains, New York
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229 reviews
207 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

We shared appetizers - the Irish nachos were especially fun - with friends and had our arrival in Lake George drinks, and marveled at our wait person's stamina. She ran up and down the stairs as we perhaps did in our youth? I can't recall. At any rate, we always enjoy this place and will be back next year.

Thank dee dee d
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

Great Place one of our favorites, only thing--happy hour on sign is misleading only for downstairs bar. So we thought we were getting a good price until the bill came. 👿

Thank Carol L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
View, Bar Scene, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 03:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 03:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 20 Amherst St, Lake George, NY 12845
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Lake George
  • Phone Number: +1 518-668-5323
A local's and vacationers favorite! Duffy's Tavern has been in business for 35 years. Started by James Duffy and now owned by his son Michael Duffy and his wife Linda. Duffy's has three levels of entertainment. Downstairs is a bar and booths for dining and watching your favorite sports team, the Tike bar on the deck has Live Outdoor Entertainment and great view of the lake and main street, the third bar is inside upstairs which normally opens at 8pm Thursday thru Sunday for live bands to dance the night away(21 and over only upstairs)Families are welcome!

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?