Mom's is a great little off-the-beaten-path restaurant just 5 miles west of Boonville. We went for breakfast after hearing about the place from a friend, and we were certainly pleased! Mom's offers the standard breakfast fare, but also a few unique dishes such as the stuffed pancakes (with meat, eggs, and cheese in the middle) and stuffed French toast (with meat and cheese). Meals are very reasonably priced at $3 to $5 a person.
This is a great spot for hunters, fishermen, or snowmobile riders.
the Boonville Hotel was our favorite restaurant in Boonville. With its great seafood, comfortable bar, and friendly staff it would be hard to beat. The first meal I had there was the prime rib with bacon-wrapped scallops a bargain at around $20, which included bread and potato. My second meal here, I enjoyed the hand-cut New York strip at the suggestion of the owner (~$17).
The owner is very friendly and sat with us for about 30 minutes while we had a beer and decided on dinner. The bar boasts two limited-edition brass NCR cash registers which are replicas of antiques, along with unique copper-paneled walls. Rooms are available upstairs from the bar for around $40 per night.
The Park House is certainly the nicest and most expensive restaurant in town. There is a nice bar on the right and a clean, spacious dining room on the left. For dinner I had amazing venison tenderloin with gravy for $17 while my companion had a huge portion of penne bolognese for $13. Yuengling drafts were only $2 while coffee was just $1.
The Park House was established in 1885.
Located on the northern edge of the Tug Hill Plateau, the Tug Hill Inn is a snowmobilers' oasis in the middle of the forest. We just stopped in for a quick beer, but it seems to be a busy place with good prices. They have a limited menu with basic items such as chili and hamburgers. It appears the Inn part is closed at this time, but give them a call.
Boonville's Hulbert House, built in 1812, is probably the most historic building in the town. It has housed numerous famous guests such as President U.S. Grant, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Buffalo Bill Cody, and General Philip Sheridan. This three-story limestone building has a bar and restaurant on the first floor with about 12 guest rooms on the second floor. The third floor?
From the Boonville Herald, 1 Feb 2006:
"Ghost Seekers of Central New York have a new project. Boonville's Historic Hulbert House may have some previously undiscovered history of the ethereal kind. At a dinner meeting on Saturday night, January 28 , the Ghost Seekers set up their equipment for an initial evaluation of the reported sighting at the Hulbert House. The see-in-the-dark infrared cameras were turned on for a long look at the deserted hallways. Talking to the group mid-way through their visit, they said that there was an unusually high level of activity in the building, about the highest they had ever experienced. Watching the live view through the camera via a remote screen, many fleeting images of 'orbs' could be seen moving across and down the hallway. This is going to be an ongoing investigation..."
Slim's seemed like the only location open on an early Sunday morning in Boonville. The food was pretty good, but just the standard breakfast items. They are open for breakfast and lunch 7 days a week. Excellent location in the center of Main Street.