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Tail O'The Pup

1152 Route 86, Ray Brook, NY 12977
+1 518-891-0777
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  • Excellent19%
  • Very good29%
  • Average16%
  • Poor15%
  • Terrible21%
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Seafood, American, Bar, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
1152 Route 86, Ray Brook, NY 12977
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Reviewed 23 October 2017

Great ambience, great food, lots of fun. A must-visit if you’re in the area! It’s a refreshing contrast to all these new trendoid places; please don’t change anything. I visited on a Friday night where there was live music, service was efficient. I love this...More

Thank BLKA
Reviewed 13 October 2017

Touring around the Lake Placid area and came upon this little outdoor gem. The clam chowder was out of this world! We shared a barbeque sampler platter that included pulled pork, brisket, ribs and chicken. Can't say enough about the brisket. Tender, tasty and a...More

Thank Laurie A
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

A great little place in the adirondacks the pulled pork and ribs were amazing and some folks around us were having lobster and clams that they raved about

Thank jazzyd24
Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

A group of 8 went to eat dinner and had the worst experience. First it's cold outside so heaters are required to enjoy the experience of eating outside. They had a tent set up with a number of working heaters. Unfortunately no room to seat...More

Thank 01Christine01
Reviewed 24 September 2017

stopped in on our way cruising around the Adirondacks. Fun BBQ place. Setting is just off the road, picnic tables under canopy with small shops and live music. Good service, good beer, good food. Cool place..

Thank Bob E
Reviewed 16 September 2017 via mobile

I have to admit we have driven by this place a hundred times always wondering what the place was all about and would whiz right by. We finally stopped by last night for dinner. My husband and I both absolutely loved our meals, being a...More

Thank D H
Reviewed 15 September 2017

This roadside establishment caught our eye because it was so busy. The live rock music and sunny afternoon made it a perfect evening for an outdoor picnic feast. The portions were generous and the staff was friendly. Everyone ought to try this place at least...More

Thank NYLadyDi2
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

We had an amazing server and other helpful staff. We were unsure of the wine and beers, so they brought small samples for us to try. We were not rushed and staff were helpful with tourist information including hotels and motels information. It is a...More

Thank Douglas S
Reviewed 5 September 2017 via mobile

Cabins should be condemned. Bed bug infestations. Beware of the claim that business is under new management. Cabins advertised as 'newly renovated' the cabin that we stayed in for $100 was falling apart, ridden with black mold and door would not lock - the staff...More

Thank Bethan W
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Reviewed 4 September 2017 via mobile

Recently my wife and I stopped for dinner while on vacation. We ordered the ribs, a piece of chicken and the brisket sandwich to go. The ribs were tender but lacked any flavor other the barbecue sauce. The brisket was on the dry side and...More

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5 September 2016|
Response from 551melm | Reviewed this property |
This is not a question. It is a rant and gives no facts. I get it! You don't like the place...don't go back. Complain to the health officials or write it in your review. Either way, this is not a valid venue for this... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Television, Full Bar, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1152 Route 86, Ray Brook, NY 12977
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Ray Brook
  • Phone Number: +1 518-891-0777
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