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Adirondack Restaurant – The Hungry Trout


French Onion Au Gratin
Traditional rich broth, baked with crostini & Swiss cheese and topped with chives
Lobster Bisque
Cup 8 Bowl 13
Rich and savory with a hint of sherry and fresh lobster
Smoked Trout
Smoked filet of trout, white wine dill cream, crostini, cucumber, cherry tomato and pickled red onion
Crab Spinach & Artichoke Dip
Lump crab meat, baby spinach, artichokes, and fresh garlic topped with parmesan cheese, served hot with crostini
Duck Wings
Six crispy duck drums tossed on a teriyaki glaze. Served with Thai chili sauce
Proscuitto Burrata
Prosciutto burrata, cherry tomatoes and fresh basil on a bed of mixed greens. Topped with olive oil and balsamic reduction
Add to Any Salad
Chicken Breast $6 | Sautéed Shrimp $12 | Smoked Trout $14 | Salmon $16
Blue Cheese Wedge Salad
Iceberg lettuce wedge with diced smoked bacon, heirloom cherry tomatoes and bleu cheese dressing. Topped with bleu cheese crumbles
Beef and Goat cheese
Mixed greens, pickled beets, crumbled goat cheese, craisins, candied walnuts and orange. Served with balsamic vinaigrette
Crisp romaine, creamy caesar dressing, herbed croutons and shaved parmesan
Mixed greens topped with seasonal veggies and choice of dressing


Served with smashed red potatoes and vegetable. Add sautéed shrimp $12

Lemon Caper Trout
Traditional roast trout in white wine, butter, capers, mushroom, and lemon
Campfire Trout
Pan seared rainbow trout stuffed with fresh shallots. house smoked bacon. kale lemon, & finished with our signature guide seasoning
Grand Marnier Trout
A house favorite. Sautéed with delicate Grand Marnier butter and topped with seasoned bread crumbs
Chipotle Trout
Pan fried panko crusted trout topped with fresh garlic, crushed red pepper flakes, & a chipotle aioli drizzle.


Served with smashed red potatoes and vegetable

*Indicates that the dish is not served with two sides

Beef Stroganoff
Our take on traditional stroganoff made with local beef tenderloin, ground beef, mushrooms & egg noodles. Topped with sour cream & chives. Served with rustic bread.
Duck A L'Orange
All natural Maple Leaf Farms half duck roasted crispy and topped with a sweet & sour orange sauce.
Free Range Venison Chop
Two grilled 4 oz venison chops with a delicate blackberry and rosemary red wine reduction
Tuscan Linguini*
Sautéed baby spinach, cherry tomatoes, and garlic in a savory Tuscan cream sauce over linguini. Add Chicken Breast $6 | Sautéed Shrimp $12 | Salmon $16
Citrus Asparagus Mushroom Risotto
Creamy Arborio rice with wild mushrooms, asparagus, & lemon zest. This dish can be prepared vegan. Chicken Breast $6/ Sautéed shrimp $12/ Salmon $16
Maple Soy Salmon
Wild caught sockeye salmon filet pan seared in a local maple soy glaze.
Shrimp Scampi*
Sautéed shrimp with roasted red peppers and chives in a white wine butter garlic sauce over linguini
46er Ribeye
18 oz bone-in ribeye grilled to perfection with a garlic herb butter
Pork Osso Bucco
20oz bone-in pork shank slow roasted and finished with a dijon cream sauce
Coconut Curry Ramen*
Fresh ramen with basil, mushrooms, red bell pepper, onion, shredded carrot, chickpeas and our spicy coconut curry sauce
Wilderness Guide Platter
A signature Adirondack experience. Half Campfire trout, grilled venison chop, and roast duck. MAP surcharge of $15 for package guests

Fine Dining

You’ll love the fine dining at THE HUNGRY TROUT. Set in a cozy rustic atmosphere in Wilmington NY very close to Whiteface mountain, we have undoubtedly the best views of any Adirondack restaurant or Lake Placid restaurant and our own private access to the Ausable River.

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Spectacular Views

THE HUNGRY TROUT RESTAURANT overlooks the Flume Falls section of the West Branch of the Ausable River. Reputed to be the finest Adirondack restaurant experience, our restaurant offers fresh trout, venison, steaks and a host of savory dishes all prepared with a unique Adirondack flair.

Houseguests receive preferred window seating with views of the brightly lit waterfalls and mountain sunsets. A wonderful accompaniment to a special evening. One of the best Adirondack restaurant experiences in the Lake Placid area, you will not be disappointed.We are located less than one mile from the entrance of Whiteface mountain.


We love this Restaurant! Breathtaking views, great staff, and amazing food. See you next time!Mr. and Mrs. Meyer


There are some classics on this menu I have been enjoying for years. They run a wonderful business which is why so many return year after yearThomas Williams


We eat here every time we visit Whiteface. Laid back cozy atmosphere, awesome menu, and family friendlyAmy McDowell

If you are looking for R.F.McDougall’s Pub and Grill which is found on the Hungry Trout property, you can find it HERE. We take pride in being amongst the Adirondacks best restaurants, you will not disappointed.

If you would like to see directions from the town of Lake Placid to our restaurant, please use the link provided HERE.


The Hungry Trout began with the Bottcher family 40 years ago. Jerry and Linda Bottcher set out with the mission to build one of the very best Adirondack restaurants and resorts. For the following 40 years the Bottcher family built and maintained the legacy of what would become the Hungry Trout. Be that as it may, In 2022 after 40 years of building, maintaining and running the resort, the Bottchers retired.

In February of 2022, Jerry and Linda henceforth passed on the torch to the Forman family. Above all, Matt and Laura Forman are excited to continue offering the wonderful experience the Hungry Trout has provided. Furthermore, we look forward to offering this to everyone for the next 40 years.

About Us

At the Hungry Trout we take great pride in our food and service and we appreciate the opportunity to share it with you.

Find Us

5239 State Route 86
Wilmington, NY 12997

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