America's Best Pancakes
Lake Placid Lodge, Lake Placid, New York
In the Adirondacks, the buttermilk pancakes—served here overlooking Whiteface Mountain at rustic tables handcrafted by woodsman Barry Gregson—are as light as the crisp mountain air. Maybe it’s due to the free-range eggs from Lake, Meadow, and Mountain Farms and the locally tapped South Meadow Farms maple syrup.
Best side: Farmland cider-cured, applewood-smoked bacon.