New York is synonymous with great restaurants, and Fulton County certainly delivers in the dining spectrum. No matter where you travel in Fulton County, you’ll find a variety of quality restaurants serving up everything from handmade pizza to filet mignon and seafood.
Fulton County's Landmark Restaurants
Dick & Peg’s Northward Inn in Gloversville has been a longtime favorite with the locals. Family-owned and operated for more than 35 years, Dick & Peg’s is a high-end restaurant known for its distinct salad bar, steaks, chops and seafood. The atmosphere is another draw, with a cozy fireplace and Adirondack artwork decorating the dining area and bar.
Rockwood Tavern/Restaurant in Johnstown is another landmark that has been open for more than two decades. Rockwood prides itself in creative seafood dishes, such as baked stuffed haddock filled with a stuffing made with broccoli and crabmeat. The broccoli salad is another dish that keeps diners coming back for more.
Other iconic restaurants in Fulton County include the historic Union Hall Inn Restaurant, whose chef was trained at the Culinary Institute of America; 391 South Main Restaurant, which has an open kitchen where you can watch your meal being prepared; and The Railyard Restaurant, a fine dining establishment situated right along the historic railroad tracks in downtown Gloversville.
Mohawk Harvest Cooperative Market
Love to eat produce and meats fresh from the farm? Check out Fulton County’s Mohawk Harvest Cooperative Market, which opened in August 2009 in downtown Gloversville.
The grocery store sells locally produced fruits, vegetables and dairy products as well as maple syrup, honey and meats from area herdsmen. It even has fresh coffee selections from a local coffee roaster.
It’s a win-win situation for both the farmers and consumers – farmers get financial support, while buyers get healthy (and often organic) foods. Prices are reasonable too, with items such as flour, wheat germ, oats, nuts and dried fruit selling for less than they would at a grocery chain.
Fulton County Apple Orchards
Fulton County apple orchards provide tasty snacks and family fun. At Eagle Mills Cider Mill & Family Fun Park in Broadalbin, you can watch a 100-year-old antique knuckle joint press squeeze 50 bushels of apples at a time into a delicious apple cider. Eagle Mills also has a water-powered Ice Cream Mill & Creamery that produces 24 flavors of homemade ice cream and 14 flavors of creamy fudge.
Rogers Family Orchards Inc. in Johnstown and Lake View Orchards in Mayfield also offer pick-your-own and ready-picked apples. Rogers Family Orchards grows 15 varieties of apples and sells jams and jellies, cider and homemade apple pies and doughnuts.
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