we always go to Brunettos on Rt9 in Warrensburg,excellent food and service,large portions of quality food, would suggest calling first for reservation.have never had a bad meal. from the outside it does not look like much but don't let that scare you.tele # 518-623-1041.
As previously mentioned, Friends Lake Inn and The Owl at Twilight are tremendous, I've frequented both. Another one which just re-opened its restaurant with new owners is The Wells House located in Pottersville. It's located off Exit 26 of I-87. All three of these are well worth the trip.
The best meal (gourmet - but a really small, unique place) by far in the area will be at:
The Owl at Twilight
Olmstedville, NY 12857
I found one review at this web site (scroll down) - they don't seem to have their own site:
If you google it you'll see a few other glimpses. Need reservations for sure. Don't blink or you'll miss the town. Really - try it. It's exquisite. You will not believe you're in the Adirondacks (well, until you look at the town, ha).
Another great place, but a little farther, is Melody Lodge in Speculator. Melody is our favorite restaurant in the whole Adirondacks. IT's in a true Adirondack lodge (complete with excessive numbers of snowmobilers...) perched on top of a hill. The dining room has a fire place and linen table cloths. It's very nice. Also need reserves.
In North Creek, the Copperfield Inn has two dining areas - a bar and a dining room. Both are hit or miss. The chefs change often and so it's risky. Nice atmosphere though.
Also in North Creek is Casey's. Nothing fabulous, but it's a nice building (a log place and it's a sports bar). The menu is hamburgers, chicken fingers, that sort of stuff. Good with kids.
Have fun! I love Gore...but I love that region in the summer even more. We've been going up there for well over 20 years.