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Great BBQ. Long wait, so go early.
Jason Bunnell via google.com - Sep 26, 2020
The food and service were awesome. I had ribs and the flavor was tremendous. My wife really enjoyed her pork brisket sandwich as well.
Aaron Griffin via google.com - Sep 25, 2020
The brisket melts in your mouth and my manhattan was perfect.
Joshua Caswell via google.com - Sep 25, 2020
Great bartender. Long wait. Food ...
Great bartender. Long wait. Food was good but not the quality I expected from everyone that talks the place up. They did a great job handling COVID regulations.
Cara M. via yelp.com - Sep 24, 2020
Salmon tasted great!! Outside seating is very nice. Only thing I didnt like was, dishes dont come with any sides, you have to pay separately for sides (sides are not expensive, but its $6-$12 extra depending on what you want). Definitely will go back.
Ishti via google.com - Sep 24, 2020
Great job on food and service
Great job on food and service for takeout. On our girls trip, we seemed to have only extremes. Service was either great or lousy. Smoke Signals was on the great side. We had to call to order, but service was very friendly and accurate. The...food was wonderful. 2 of us got the carved brisket which had a perfect crust and melted in yo ... read more
sonseekers via tripadvisor.com - Sep 24, 2020
First time at Lake Placid and what an amazing place to eat and drink! Awesome view of the lake from their outside deck!! From the time we were greeted at the door until our way out ....TOP NOTCH! Logan our server was EXCELLENT!! Food, drinks, and dessert 5 stars!
April Dahlke via google.com - Sep 23, 2020
Incredible BBQ for the Northeast. Really special place. Brisket was excellent, and our waiter, Logan, was as good a server as you would get in a NYC steakhouse. A real professional. An absolute must visit. Go early.
Ryan Szalay via google.com - Sep 23, 2020
Excellent!!
We came here on our second to last night in Lake Placid and are so glad we did! Our waiter was Mark and he was so kind and friendly and knowledgeable about the menu. We sat outside on the patio at night and everything felt...very safe and all precautions were taken and even eating there with our eight-month-old we felt comfortable. T ... read more
Imcubez via tripadvisor.com - Sep 22, 2020
Alright, Ik this is a great restaurant ...
Alright, Ik this is a great restaurant. I believe the whole covid issue caused some flukes this weekend so I'm still going to give this place 4 stars anyways. My dinner was fabulous. Ribs with mac and cornbread. I honestly wish I could have just had a giant plate of mac n cheese it was so good. But that wasn't on the menu lol. My hus ... read more
Lala R. via yelp.com - Sep 22, 2020
Tuna wontons were disappointing ...
Tuna wontons were disappointing but the brisket was great! Mac and cheese wasn't bad and the hubs liked his burger ... read more
Tara C. via yelp.com - Sep 22, 2020
09/20/2020. Dinner. Food excellent. Ribs, tacos. Had to do take out as 1 hour wait to eat there outside.
mitchell rakita via google.com - Sep 21, 2020
Food was absolutely delicious! Got the two specials: brisket stew and Cuban sandwich, both outstanding. Ribs were fall off the bone and tender. Brussel sprouts and collard greens were so tasty. Amazing view from the outside patio!
Dan Liteplo via google.com - Sep 20, 2020
This place is worth the wait. We ...
This place is worth the wait. We walked by on Sunday and the line was down the block so we came back on Tuesday. We arrived about 20 minutes before they opened and there was about 15 people in line in front of us. They sat us right away and the food came out so quick. The ribs are incredible and so is the chicken sandwich. The servic ... read more
Jennifer D. via yelp.com - Sep 19, 2020
First off put your name on the wait list EARLY. We put ourselves on the online list at 5pm and we were seated just after 9pm for a table for two. Not complaining, just a heads up. I got the flatliner with sides of fries and bacon mac and cheese. The burger was huge and tasted very good. The bacon mac and cheese was very dense so a li ... read more
Rand M via google.com - Sep 19, 2020
Great food, one of the best places on Main Street!
Steve Fox via google.com - Sep 19, 2020
The rueben was fabulous! Wow! We go here every annually when we visit! Delicious never had a bad meal!
Tracy Andersen via google.com - Sep 18, 2020
Absolutely delicious! We had the ...
Absolutely delicious! We had the tuna poke, wings  for appetizers and the pulled pork, brisket and baby back ribs. The maple bbq sauce was amazing. I would definitely recommend going here! Felt very safe during Covid, hand sanitizers at the door and everyone wore masks.
Eleni P. via yelp.com - Sep 17, 2020
Meal was fantastic waitress was grate food came out fast the only thing was bad was greeters not friendly rushed and cought the exaggerating the time no t cool the lost a lot of people ... read more
Phil Corcoran via google.com - Sep 16, 2020
We come here every time we go to ...
We come here every time we go to Lake placid!! Great service and great food. The place does get busy so go early to put your name in and they will text you when your table is ready. We got there a little before 5 and our table was ready in about 15 mins. We walked around the shops to pass the time. Definitely recommend the nachos!!
Kelsey G. via yelp.com - Sep 16, 2020
Excellent service from Logan! ...
Excellent service from Logan!   Enjoyed every dish but the highlights were the baked beans, Brussels sprouts, collard greens and the dry rub wings. But the MUST is the Reuben with the best pastrami ever.
Michael C. via yelp.com - Sep 16, 2020
Best brisket anywhere ... read more
John W via google.com - Sep 15, 2020
Solid BBQ
There is a take out only area to the left of the main entrance. This was great - we waited in line to order, paid and about 30m later out take out was ready. We came here twice - the pulled pork was good, the...half ribs were really good, and the beans with chorizo SO good. The brisket was ok - a little extra on the fatty side, but ... read more
EatTravelRepeat3000 via tripadvisor.com - Sep 14, 2020
So. Damn. Good!
Just ordered take out from Smoke Signals as we were traveling during COVID with our dog and staying at a local hotel. Food was AMAZING!!! We had the Reuben and the BBQ nachos with burnt ends and both were awesome. The Reuben was the best...we’ve ever had and the nachos were so tasty and still amazing even doing take out.More ... read more
Micki1B via tripadvisor.com - Sep 14, 2020
Top notch you will love this place ... read more
John Fisher via google.com - Sep 14, 2020
The ribs were very tasty and the service was great.
Alen Palmer via google.com - Sep 14, 2020
There is a take out only area to ...
There is a take out only area to the left of the main entrance. This was great - we waited in line to order, paid and about 30m later out take out was ready.

We came here twice - the pulled pork was good, the half ribs were really good, and the beans with chorizo SO good. The brisket was ok - a little extra on the fatty side,
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EatTravelRepeat K. via yelp.com - Sep 14, 2020
So glad we decided to dine here ...
So glad we decided to dine here. Service was fantastic, food was very goor. Try the Rueben you won't be disappointed besides being full.  The ribs had that smokey flavor you expect from a smoke house.
Tried the brisket appetizer but be aware that if you order the Rueben....you probably won't have room for desert.

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Judy K. via yelp.com - Sep 14, 2020
Fantastic.   Even getting takeout ...
Fantastic.   Even getting takeout and eating from our hotel room was great.   Amazing meat and the house bbq sauce was great.  The sides were perfect and the cocktails drinks were strong and delicious.   I wish this place was near our home,  I'd eat here all the time.
Joe B. via yelp.com - Sep 13, 2020
I sat at the bar and ordered the following: hummus with pita bread, a green salad, garlic mash potatoes, and half a chicken. In addition, I ordered two Lemonades and a club soda. The food was delicious. The entree does not have an accompaniment. The sides must be separately ordered. I walked to the rear of the establishment and the v ... read more
Anonymous Anonymous via google.com - Sep 11, 2020
Views, food, and drinks. Amazing.
Ian Piercy via google.com - Sep 10, 2020
this is the best place in lake placid to eat dinner ... read more
DOMINIC FRIGO via google.com - Sep 10, 2020
Best food i had in a long to. Steak was unbelievable...
Kip Vitaro via google.com - Sep 10, 2020
LOGANis the ultimate waiter ...
LOGAN
is the ultimate waiter. Very knowledgeable. Very personable. He was accommodating despite the fact that we were seated in the bar area and requested to be moved TWICE to lake view. He was so cordial and so personable. He is an asset to this business. Thank you LOGAN!
Ashley D. via yelp.com - Sep 9, 2020
Being from Chicago, I'm very spoiled ...
Being from Chicago, I'm very spoiled by good restaurants, snd don't expect much usually. So I was mind blown by the food here! The brisket is hands down the best I've ever had (and I'm super picky), the crust on the fat explodes in your mouth with flavors! The house sauce is amazing: not spicy at all, but packed with flavors. The nac ... read more
Katerina B. via yelp.com - Sep 9, 2020
Great food ... Get in line a few minutes before they open if you want to get a seat outside.
Doug McNamara via google.com - Sep 8, 2020
Take-out setup was straightforward and simple. Easy to get to (municipal parking across the street) and easy to order by phone. Staff was friendly. Food was delicious. Went back a few days later for another round of the maple wings. Can recommend the maple wings, baby back ribs, pulled pork, beet/goat cheese salad, and chorizo baked ... read more
Jake Christopher via google.com - Sep 8, 2020
The place looked packed All the time. We made up our mind to have Linner as most of the restaurants close at around 9/9:30pm. We were monitoring the website’s waitlist feature. Though the restaurant opens at 4pm we were on waitlist by 4:30pm. The system for the waitlist for the best in town. We got automated texts when the table was ... read more
Jonathan Morais via google.com - Sep 8, 2020
FAVORITE DINNER IN L.P. Our family chose Smoke Signals after a recommendation from local friends. The view was fantastic, the service was great, but the food.......EXCELLENT! Our favorite eatery in Lake Placid. Worth the wait, but save yourself time and reserve a wait time online. The wait times while we were there was 3 hours!!!! T ... read more
SharkMan via google.com - Sep 8, 2020
Honestly, this is one of the better places to eat in Lake Placid. That being said, while delicious.. it is very expensive for a bbq joint. I get that it's very nice, etc... But at the end of the day, it's bbq.. $28 for brisket with no sides is pretty steep.
Adolfo Perez Alvarez via google.com - Sep 8, 2020
We stopped in Lake Placid on our ...
We stopped in Lake Placid on our way home from our anniversary weekend trip. We got to the restaurant at 4:15 and it was packed so we promptly put our name on the waiting list. They gave us an hour long wait time but we didn't have anywhere to be so we waited. When our table was ready for us (outside deck seating)  we got one of the ... read more
Alisha K. via yelp.com - Sep 8, 2020
This was some dang good BBQ!
This was some dang good BBQ! I frequent Texas and came here and saw a 3 hour joke. I was in shock. I couldn’t believe a restaurant was telling me 3 hours. I said I had to know if it was worth the wait. So...More ... read more
Jason L via tripadvisor.com - Sep 7, 2020
When we are in the Lake Placid area this is our must go to restaurant. Their smoked meats are all prepared on site, all are succulent and tasty. My absolute favorite is the pastrami ruben, so good. Excellent beer list. If available take advantage to sit on the outside deck overlooking Mirror Lake.
Mike Welch via google.com - Sep 6, 2020
Great BBQ place
The burnt ends are really really good. We would come back any time to order them again. We got take-out and also had the loaded chips with the BBQ chicken, also very good. So 1 star comes off because they packed us the wrong side...More ... read more
cfischer via tripadvisor.com - Sep 6, 2020
We had eaten here in winter pre-COVID ...
We had eaten here in winter pre-COVID and enjoyed the food, location and service. Ate here last night using the online wait list app. It was nearly a 3 hr wait! We were seated near a very rowdy bunch of diners who had clearly been drinking most of the night. We asked to be seated elsewhere and the hostess was super helpful and accomm ... read more
Monica L. via yelp.com - Sep 6, 2020
Great
Returned again even with the long wait due to COVID not disappointed. Super clean! Staff so friendly and accommodating. Great decor we are copying the paint you did on the bricks! Food excellent! Only place for dinner for us in Lake Placid. Thank you!
Jacquie W via tripadvisor.com - Sep 3, 2020
Get the burnt ends!
Ordered take out tonight. Burnt ends we absolutely delicious. Happy not to wait in line for seating. Very popular place on main Street for a reason.
Mel_D_Loves2Travel via tripadvisor.com - Sep 2, 2020
One of the reasons we chose this ...
One of the reasons we chose this place is because of the amazing smell that was coming from the back of the restaurant before they opened. We decided to catch an early dinner right as it opened. Turned out we chose wisely, the line to get in the door was already stretching down the street when we got there 15 min before it opened. We ... read more
Brian B. via yelp.com - Sep 2, 2020
Best BBQ i've ever had. Pulled ...
Best BBQ i've ever had. Pulled Pork sandwich was so good!
Jordan F. via yelp.com - Sep 2, 2020
Great food, we have the meatloaf with bacon and the brisket end burn cuts to die for with mush potatoes and we also have the tuna as appetiser, excellent. Nice place ... read more
Alex acosta via google.com - Sep 1, 2020
Great BBQ with am awesome view.
Jeff s via google.com - Sep 1, 2020
Dinner at Smoke Signals was delicious ...
Dinner at Smoke Signals was delicious. The wait before 5pm on a Tuesday was over an hour but they were able to take us after 30 mins using text messaging as we shopped around town. Burnt ends was the best dish we got. Meatloaf was "ok". Service was excellent. This was our best meal on the trip.
Jennifer Y. via yelp.com - Sep 1, 2020
Some of the best food in Lake Placid.
Patrick Spencer via google.com - Aug 31, 2020
I live in Buffalo, so I am extremely ...
I live in Buffalo, so I am extremely picky when it comes to chicken wings normally I won't order them while out of town. They have the best chicken wings I've ever had . There was not one bad or mediocre thing on the menu. And they also had a very diverse drink menu with several options for whiskey flights which I thought was great. ... read more
Angela F. via yelp.com - Aug 30, 2020
Good bbq place to visit when in lake placid. Good views of mirror lake. I enjoyed the brisket, and the others enjoyed their burgers. Get on the wait list as soon as you are thinking about dinner. We arrived at 4 and the wait was minimal. When we left the wait was 2 hours. Definitely recommend.
Jonathan Brown via google.com - Aug 29, 2020
The food was fantastic and the ...
The food was fantastic and the drinks were the same. Not pictured are the fried pickles and pulled pork nachos along with a few other entrees.
Joanna K. via yelp.com - Aug 29, 2020
BBQ in Lake Placid
Had to order out as there was a 2 to 3 hour wait for a table. Ordered the Pulled Pork and Meatloaf. Both were very good. Loved the baked beans and collard greens. Other sides Cole slaw and Brussels sprouts were good too. Very good...More ... read more
553seank via tripadvisor.com - Aug 29, 2020
Wow what a great spot Can get super busy They have gluten free options Drink wise, if you are a whiskey fan you are in luck, very good whiskey bar with some great local options Food was great and if you eat outside the views are amazing Try to get a reservation and enjoy!
John Cardinale via google.com - Aug 28, 2020
Always a long wait but the food is always great ... read more
Will Branigan via google.com - Aug 28, 2020
Because I didn't want to wait the crazy wait time for a table, I got takeout food and was very glad I did. The babyback ribs, brussel sprouts and corn bread were all phenomenal.
monquiqui7 via google.com - Aug 28, 2020
Delicious food, wonderful staff and beautiful scenery!!
jennifer hewey via google.com - Aug 28, 2020
I got here early in the summer for dinner and sat outside with a view of Mirror Lake. Good food and choices of sides. Corn bread was delicious.
Jason Fuchs via google.com - Aug 28, 2020
Phenomenal food. Try their gyro ...
Phenomenal food. Try their gyro bites if you love (actually good) brisket and Tzatziki sauce! We sat at the bar and got quick good service continuously.
Weronika J. via yelp.com - Aug 28, 2020
Don't miss if you like BBQ
Great spot for the family. Get there early, they open at 4pm and there was a line. BBQ was fantastic...would definitely order the Burnt ends and the Brisket. Kids had burgers and they were huge and delish. Service was as good as the food and...More ... read more
jaydY2901DS via tripadvisor.com - Aug 28, 2020
This is our first time at Lake Placid. Smoke Signals has lovely staff that were attentive even though it was busy when we went. We opted to eat at the bar rather than wait for a table but would definitely go back to try out the outdoor seating with the view of the lake. We ordered a few drinks, the taco trio and a side of fries. Grea ... read more
Tiffany Torres via google.com - Aug 27, 2020
Great view of mirror lake, very knowledgeable staff. The cocktails were excellent and the portions of delicious food left you full without feeling stuffed ... read more
Jeremiah German via google.com - Aug 27, 2020
Excellent brisket and ribs
While visiting Lake Placid we had an opportunity to dine at Smoke Signals. We chose Smoke Signals from the reviews and from the pleasant aroma of the BBQ as we passed earlier in the day. It served as further positive PR for the restaurant. Although...More ... read more
JASUSA via tripadvisor.com - Aug 27, 2020
Great barbecue
Having lived in Texas and spent time in the South, I'm something of a hard to please barbecue fan. This is not the best I've had but it's authentic and solidly good food - plenty of it so do share.
psethbauer via tripadvisor.com - Aug 27, 2020
In my family's week long stay in ...
In my family's week long stay in Lake Placid, we took out from smoke signals 3 times. Our favorites were the baby back ribs with house bbq as well as the wings with honey glaze.
Felicity H. via yelp.com - Aug 27, 2020
The food was absolutely amazing ...
The food was absolutely amazing here. Service is outstanding. They served my food quickly and when they accidentally forgot a part of my meal, they served it in under 5 minutes.
Zinedine B. via yelp.com - Aug 27, 2020
The brisket melts in your mouth. But the 2 hour wait (with joining the wait list at 5pm) made me dock a star. The burnt ends were a bit too greasy and had too much sauce. The pulled pork was meh. The cornbread was really moist. The brussel sprouts were good. Service was good and the views were really phenomenal.
Stacey Dunn (Choi) via google.com - Aug 26, 2020
Great place , food is very good and the Bartenderw really know how to make a good drink ... read more
Mike Berlinger via google.com - Aug 26, 2020
Surprised by how good the food was, most of these mirror lake restaurants are trash with a view.
Ky G via google.com - Aug 26, 2020
Amazing service, friendly staff, quality food + drink. Very covid-aware. We sat out back after putting our names in online - worth the wait! Food: WINGS (dry rub + maple - theyll do 2 flavors for one order!) Brisket, ribs. Sides of mac.chz and brussels. Everything was great, the brisket especially was nice and moist. The classic bbq ... read more
Brad Klein via google.com - Aug 26, 2020
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