Essex dining venues fluctuate seasonally from breathtaking Lake Champlain views in summer to Adirondack hearthside coziness during the cooler months. Many Essex, New York restaurants prepare fresh, locally sourced ingredients gathered from Essex-area farms, and all infuse good food with good humor and friendly service. From farm-to-table and elegant gourmet meals to beers and burgers (or refreshing ice cream cones!) you will enjoy the small-town charm at any Essex dining venue in our historic hamlet.
Despite variety dining experiences including cafes, sandwich shops, pub fare, continental, seafood, and fine dining. There are options available at prices for every type of customer with the mix of cuisines offered in the Essex dining experience.
Beautiful lakeside seating is available for your viewing pleasure if you dine at one of Essex’s restaurants along the shore of Lake Champlain. Arriving to Essex from the lake is a common mode of travel–including arriving in a car on the Essex-Charlotte ferry from Vermont or riding in on a speed boat, sail boat, or other watercraft directly into one of the Essex marinas. It’s also possible for visitors to dock a boat at one of the Essex lakeside restaurants.
Before or after your Essex dining experience, be sure to walk around and explore the pleasant streets to observe the plentiful examples of preserved 18th and 19th century architecture. Stop in at one of the many boutiques or artisan shops in the main hamlet to find the perfect souvenir, perhaps one crafted by a local artist?
More Dining Option In/Near Essex
Purchase locally grown and produced farm goods at Reber Rock Farm and Essex Farm farm stands.
Did you know there is a weekly potluck supper in Essex and that everyone is invited?
Seasonally there are “delicious” events for you to consider as well including: