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(518) 696-2394
Stony Creek Inn
Open THUR • 4:00 p.m.
Closed MON & TUE
Closed WED in May

The Stony Creek Inn & Restaurant
Spring Opens 34th Year!
Lite Fare Menu
SUNDAY APRIL 27th @ 6pm
Mexican Menu from 5-10

The Stony Creek Inn is a special place. Over 150 years ago you could sit on the porch of the Inn, gaze at the surrounding mountains, breathe the fresh air, listen to the tunes of live music, smell the "good cookin'" wafting from the kitchen, visit with friends & strangers alike, and just kick back and enjoy life.

Today you can enjoy those same pleasures sitting on the porch of the Stony Creek Inn.

Located in the "Biggest Little Town in New York State" at the four corners - downtown Stony Creek, the Inn is nestled in the Adirondack mountains about a half hour trip from Lake George, Saratoga or the Gore Mountain Region.

Owners Dotty & JohnOwner / Operator, Dot Bartell with her husband John Fickel, have run the Inn for over 34 years. They have provided a unique establishment with simple roots; good food & music, reasonable prices & a comfortable friendly setting to relax and enjoy family and friends.

Stony Creek Inn customers have nothing and much in common. They are diverse in age, culture, background, talent, careers & interests.

They have a common love and appreciation for the Inn, for the friendships forged here and for the good memories they take with them.

To all our customers, thank you. To all else, try us - you might like us!

Dotty Bartell

High Peaks Happy Hour: Stony Creek Inn
By Kim Ladd and Pam Ladd

Our most frequently frequented bar since the start of our drinking careers, something about the Stony Creek Inn just keeps luring us back year after year. As winter surrenders to spring, we count down the days until reopening, marking our calendars to keep the date free of other conflicts, and reminding our friends to save the day.

Diminutive Dotty can be spotted darting throughout the dining area - meeting, greeting and seating diners. John is in the kitchen but makes frequent appearances, usually wearing a stained apron over shorts, a bandanna covering his head.

Read full article here.

What's Happening in May?

Open Thur @ 4pm
Fri, Sat & Sun @ Noon

• Thursdays •
$5 & $10 Menu Including Burgers, Roast Pork, Sirloin & Turkey Dinners & More!
• Fridays •
“Can’t Beat It Special” 2 for $30 Dinners. NY Strip, Prime Rib, Surf n' Turf
• Saturdays •
Yummy Buffet Including Soup, Salad & Dessert for $15
Chef's Choice Dinner Specials
• Sundays •
Mexican Menu 5-10 pm
Lite Fare, Steaks, Burgers, Pizza & More!

Closed Mondays & Tuesdays
Closed Wednesdays in May

Sunday Mexican Menu

"Sunday Night the joint really jumps when there's great Mexican Food & Local Bands"

The Adirondack Book, A Complete Guide
4th Edition

From 5-10pm on Sundays, the Inn serves from-scratch Mexican Fare. Contrary to popular belief, all Mexican food is not hot & spicy. We prepare homemade salsas, red & "Hot" green to add to your liking.

  • Nacho Chips & Taco Shells are Fried fresh
  • Our own salsa, guacamole, sauces, Mexican red rice & refried beans
  • Beef for tacos, burritos, enchiladas, tostadas - seasoned roast chuck with added ground beef
  • Chicken Breast Strips fixed in a light tomato cumin sauce
  • Chef's Specials - Mexican & American

Pleased guests remark, "An oasis in a desert", & "The only place we eat Mexican."

Lite Fare also available on Sundays including pizza, platters, chicken wings, sandwiches and steak dinners.

Adirondack Restaurant

"Something for Everyone"

Our menu is a guide. Special Requests are honored. Reservations are appreciated.

"Excellent food, always cooked to order at an amazingly low price, world-class musicians, a variety of friendly, happy patrons whose camaraderie and grinning faces are contagious, and a dance floor packed with uninhibited, twirling, foot-stomping glee. The scrumptious smells from the kitchen follow you inside and outside - there is no escape - you will have to eat something while you're here." - By Kim & Pam Ladd @ Adirondack Almanac

"Newcomers are always surprised at the great variety and value of the food at the Stony Creek Inn. "Try the Inn for dinner one night. It's a beautiful ride. We always eat at the Inn at least twice!" - posted on "Best Eatin' Places"

"We were pleasantly surprised and pleased. We enjoyed the service, the atmosphere, the prices and the friendliness. And we thought the menu was fabulous." - By Warren & Mary Lessing

Customers declare, "This place is better than the Real Restaurants we go to" and, "This is Real Food." Therefore, the Inn commands the phrase, "The unreal place for real food."

Price range from Inexpensive to Moderately Priced

  • BURGERS hand packed. Chosen for the top ten "best" burgers in the area by Adirondack Life Magazine.
  • FRENCH FRIES hand cut & deep fried from real potatoes
  • CHICKEN CUTLETS boneless hand breaded and pan fried
  • PLATTERS served with fires & cole slaw
  • SALADS chock full of veggies, fresh made with Romaine & Mixed Greens. Favorite In-House dressings: Creamy Garlic & Bleu Cheese.
  • STUFFED JALOPENOS our own blend of cheese and spices stuffed in a fresh jalapeño pepper half and baked
  • PIZZA 16 inch house baked crust with mozzarella cheese & fresh toppings

Dinners are cooked to order. Served with our own rice pilaf, potato or pasta with house marinara sauce & garlic bread.

  • TOP SIRLOIN, PRIME RIB & PORK LOIN seasoned and roasted
  • NY STRIP & DELMONICO RIB EYE STEAKS cut to order, light garlic & black pepper, pan fried and finished with a splash of worcestershire sauce
    • Steak Options:
    • Au Poivre: Coarse peppered with a demi-glaze & marsala
    • Murphy: Sautéed mushrooms & jalapeños with brandy
    • Marsala: Sautéed mushrooms & onions with marsala wine
    • Cajun: Generously coated with our own Cajun spice.
  • SEAFOOD shrimp, bay scallops, catfish, tilapia featuring scampi, dijon, cajun, fried & fra diablo styles
  • CHICKEN cajun & cordon Bleu
  • CHEFS CHOICE daily specialty dinners, appetizers, salads & desserts
  • HOUSE DESSERTS brownie sundaes & NY Cheesecake with toppings




Enjoying our wedding at the Inn


CATERING - On or Off Premise

Occasions are meant to celebrate and we do that well! Weddings, showers & rehearsal dinners, anniversaries, birthdays (Our youngest party patron turning 1), graduations, baby showers, retirement parties, business & club meetings, reunions or just plain because. Lunch or dinner.

Our semi-private back room accommodates approximately 35 people. The Inn seats 100-125 and our adjoining backyard offers plenty more space. We can utilize inside, outside or both for food, music & dancing.

We can service your event from soup to nuts or you can do your own thing.

From backyard BBQ's, buffets or sit down service, we will customize your menu to suit your palate and pocketbook. Your guests will leave happy - whatever the occasion.

"To Everyone at the Inn, We can't thank you enough for all you did. The wedding was perfect. It was so magical. The flowers were beautiful! You took care of everything and made us feel so special." - The Gruszkowski's

"Thank you for being such awesome people and for helping to make our 24th anniversary an evening to remember. We really appreciate your wonderful hospitality." - Jan & Clarence

Entertainment - Music - Music - Music - Special Events

The Inn is a long time musicians favorite place to perform, and why not? The stage is large with great acoustics from the all-wood interior. The audience is enthusiastic for music that feeds their souls. Did I mention - We love to dance! The dance floor fills with kids of all ages and the joint does indeed jump!

Stony Creek Band
Stony Creek Band
The caliber of musicians and the variety of music booked at the Inn is some of the best in the country. Musicians are encouraged and proud to perform their original music.

On the home stage for the regionally renowned Stony Creek Band, the Inn presents bands performing music from Country, Blues, R&B, Rock-n-Roll, Bluegrass, Swing, Rock-a-billy & Jazz to the occasional Square Dance.

The Friday night combo of acoustic music & dinner special (2 for $30) is the perfect setting to wind down your week and wind up your weekend.

Sunday night music features top regional bands with Mexican Fare enjoyed in a casual family atmosphere.

The Stony Creek Inn Family mourns the passing of one of its own. Beloved bluesman Tom Healy was a great teacher, musician and man whose music, passion and person will be poorly missed by all whose lives he touched. His generous spirit and that of his music will be ever present at the Inn. Friends and brothers in music, Mark Emation and Soul Sky will represent the Healy Band on Sunday, July 27. Join us to honor the memory of this truly loved and respected man. I will miss his smooth, silky greeting of "Hey kid, How's it going."

Dot Bartel, Stoney Creek Inn

Lodging - there's room at the Inn

While visiting the Inn for its great music, food & eclectic clientele is an experience; staying at the Inn is an adventure.

An upstairs porch provides a birds-eye view of the comings and goings of our small town. It's a place for true R&R with limited cell phone service. Be my guest for the Inn's phone use.

  • 3 Rooms - each with a double bed
  • 2 Rooms - one double bunk and one bunk with a couch - sleeps 4
  • 2 Full Bathrooms share the floor
  • 1 Suite with 2 adjoining rooms with a private bathroom
Rooms for Rent
  • Clean Sheets & Plenty of Hot Water
  • No Telephones, TV's or keys for rooms (lock from the inside - house safe available)
  • Pets - OK - as long as they behave

Hunters at the Stony Creek Inn 1910The Inn's rooms are a step above camping - only not as pricey. Rooms start at $40 per double room per night. Weekly rates are available.

To quote a previous guest, "It's like staying at a 100 year hotel."

    Who stays at the Inn?
  • Locals wanting to enjoy a really good time or to accommodate visiting friends and family
  • Families stay & save! Close to the Lake George & Saratoga Region attractions
  • Tourists those with advance reservations or just lucky to stumble across us.
  • Outdoor Enthusiasts, sportsmen, hikers, bikers & canoeists
  • Temporary Quarters working in the area? Need a place to stay? The Inn is perfect!

Stony Creek Directions - Just Minutes Away & a Beautiful Ride!

10 Minutes from Hadley/Luzerne
20 Minutes from Lake George
30 Minutes from Queensbury
40 Minutes from Saratoga

From the North
From I-87 take exit 23, turning right at the light into Warrensburg. Travel north on 9N through the village to the traffic light intersection with Rte. 418. Turn left on Rte. 418, take the first right after crossing the bridge. Follow Rte. 418 along the river for 12 miles to the main intersection in Stony Creek. The Inn is on the corner.

From the South
From I-87 take exit 21, turning left onto Rte. 9N. Travel approximately 8 miles to the village of Lake Luzerne. Just past the Central School take a right into the business district, bearing left at the bottom of the hill. Turn right at Stone’s Pharmacy and cross the Hudson River. At the first intersection take a right toward Stony Creek. Travel 12 miles to main intersection in the center of Stony Creek. The Inn is on the corner.

Things to do around town:

  • Enjoy a cocktail at nearby Tavern 16
  • Golfing - Bend in the River, Thousand Acres & Cronin's Golf Course
  • Hiking & Water World - canoe, kayak, fish, swim & whitewater rafting
  • Horse Back Riding - Wolf Pond Stables & 1000 Acres

Stony Creek Inn
6 Roaring Branch Rd | PO Box 184
Stony Creek, NY 12878

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