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Fifty South

2128 Doubleday Avenue, Ballston Spa, NY
518-884-2926
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Ranked #21 of 76 restaurants in Ballston Spa
Price range: $5 - $20
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Cutchogue, New York
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Unassuming from the outside and kinda quirky inside - but who goes there for the decorations. A well-prepared Maker's Mark Manhattan is only $9. The BB ribs were rustic, smokey, and savory, finger-licking delicious, a special for the evening as was the roasted turkey with homemade stuffing, served over a warm, hearty gravy. Portions were full-bodied, and no one left... More

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santa rosa
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54 reviews 54 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

The service was not as good as the food. The waitress was pleasant but not very efficient. The restaurant did not appear to be extremely busy...certainly not busy enuf to have to wait an hour for our food and 20 minutes to get a glass of wine. Yes, the food was good but that does not make up for t... More

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maine
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

First and last time to this restaurant .. the food should be healthy. However, the meat and sides were very oversalted from the kitchen. No good bread - overpriced for mediocre food. Servers were fine.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014 via mobile

I was surprised that 50 South didn't get better reviews. If you are Gluten-free, this is the place to go. There are many GF choices from soup to dessert and they are delicious! Having been GF for over a year, it is such a relief to have found a restaurant that offers such wonderful GF choices at a reasonable price... More

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Brunswick, New York
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38 reviews 38 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

Right on Route 50, this is an easy stop between Schenectady and Saratoga. This was the last stop of five for me during Saratoga Restaurant Week. First up was the Blood Orange and Honey Calamari appetizer. While it was okay, it was a disappointment because the description made it sound better than it actually was. With calamari, one needs to... More

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014

First, let me say our server was so nice and amazing, and she really tried to make things right. Unfortunately, there was too much wrong. I ordered the maple salmon...the salmon was far from fresh, super fishy. Also to pair maple with wasabi is a poor choice. Sesame encrusted is a better option for wasabi mashed potatoes. I barely ate... More

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Upstate NY
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2013

My husband and I use to favor this restaurant but on two occasions, my meals were terrible. I love their linguine and clam sauce--most of the time, they are out of clams but last weekend, I thought I was lucky. That proved to be wrong on my part. My husband ordered the salmon and thought it was quite good. My... More

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Clifton Park, New York
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71 reviews 71 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

Went here with my boyfriend and this might be my new favorite place. I LOVE the fact that they serve organic meals. The atmosphere is absolutely wonderful--Romantic and relaxing, with tree branches and lights lining the windows. The food-simply amazing. We ordered the calamari appetizer which was a surprisingly large portion and came with a yummy sweet & sour dipping... More

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Charlton, New York, United States
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23 reviews 23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

Its hard to describe in mere words just how wonderful this little gem of a restaurant is. The food is beyond magnificent, ALWAYS prepared just as you order it, and the waitstaff and bar service are always attentive but not pushy, and very helpful and informative when you ask. Chef Kim Klopstock is superb, both as a Chef as well... More

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Glens Falls, New York
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58 reviews 58 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013

Went to Fifty South after a day at the track. We were a bit disappointed in the service and the food. The "hostess" was chatting at the bar area. She glanced over at us and then left us standing there for quite a long time. Came over to seat us like she was doing us a favor. We were seated... More

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