Martha's Dandee Cream

The Martha's rooster has been a landmark in Lake George, NY for over 50 years. Open 11am-11pm daily, tourists and locals stop in for a mid-day treat. (Note the "As Seen On The Today Show" sign...we think it's kind of a big deal) The crowds flock to Martha's after the sun goes down, but don't be intimidated by the lines that often reach the street...they move quickly and it's well worth a little wait! Locally owned and operated, Beth and Dennis Lafontaine have managed to maintain the old fashioned ice cream parlor feel. I grew up on Martha's soft ice-cream and it's become my kids' top stop when we are in town. Martha's is known for their "generous" portions. Here we have "baby", "small", "medium" and "large". My brother-in-law, Josh, really took one for the team this trip. (I have heard the legend of the "extra large" but I have never dared to go there.) New to Martha's this year is the "Grill" where you can order lunch or dinner and eat under the new pavilion that is equipped with had better eat that ice cream quickly!


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