Pinesburger, thousand... and so much more at the Glenwood Pines!

February 21, 2012

Join us as we dart up Route 89 to the Glenwood Pines, overlooking Cayuga Lake. We've talked about the famous Pinesburger, and another favorite is their fish fry, but believe it or not, the Pines has more than these two items available.

There are certainly lots of fun fried menu items at the Pines, and we suggest starting with an order of fried mushrooms, or better yet, the fried cauliflower or cheesy broccoli bites. A tossed salad is a nice non-fried treat, with a little veggie variety and pepperoni slices.

The Pinesburger really is awesome, a one-third-pound cheeseburger on a hunk of french bread with mayo or thousand island dressing, generously adorned with lettuce, tomato, and onions. I think we'll skip the Pinesburger Challenge, though, eating four Pinesburgers, bread and all, within an hour. Sometimes it's enough to know you could if you had to.

The fresh fried haddock is also a winner, either as a wonderful sandwich alternative to the Pinesburger, served with a dollop of tartar sauce, or as an overflowing platter that comes with two sides for $13.50. The sandwiches are in the 4-7 dollar range, from the burgers to grilled chicken or even a salmon burger, and sides cost extra. There are also steaks, and fried or grilled seafood dishes to choose from. On a recent visit we enjoyed an open-faced prime rib sandwich, served thick and juicy on french bread.

Daily specials are in the menu and on the board when you walk in, and I took advantage of the homemade macaroni & cheese as a side with my haddock sandwich on my last visit. Another time, we found a delicious grilled Cajun catfish.

The vegetarian options are very limited -- there's a veggieburger -- and that's about it, as we're told the spaghetti sauce is cooked with the meatballs in it.

Plan on spending five to 15 bucks on a meal. Find the Glenwood Pines just a few minutes away, halfway between the Hangar Theatre and Taughannock Falls State Park. Visit glenwoodpines.com or call 607-273-3709 and tell them you heard about them here.

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