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2128 Doubleday Avenue, Ballston Spa, NY
518-884-2926
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Today
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wed - Thu 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 25
    Excellent
  • 16
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 10
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Route 50 for Fifty South Restaurant

For a family dinner during our weekend visit, our kids took us to Fifty South Restaurant. We were seated quickly we enjoyed the peaceful atmosphere that individual rooms created. Service was excellent, we like and support the 'farm-to-table' orientation, and the four quite different entrees we... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 5, 2015
HJayR
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Connecticut
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Saratoga Springs, New York
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

Family and I went to Fifty South last night and it was the best meal I have had in the Saratoga Region in a very long time. Everything we ordered was excellent from the tuna app to the duck entree. I'm glad I found this restaurant as I am always on the hunt for a great restaurant in the area.

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Saratoga Springs, New York
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

What happened to this place? We went for breakfast yesterday -- 4 adults and 3 kids. Breakfast - one hour and ten minutes of waiting before we were served. Did I mention there were 3 kids at the table? Food was warm. We wont be returning. I was about ready to step in the kitchen and break some eggs myself.... More 

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Bethel, Connecticut
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39 reviews 39 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

I was in upstate NY visiting my Inlaws in Glens Falls, and googled "Gluten Free restaurants in Albany NY area" since my wife does not tollerate gluten. Several restaurants came up, but usually what you find is a place that has gluten free pizza, or just uses gluten free pasta with the regular menu. That is not the case here... More 

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Connecticut
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54 reviews 54 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

For a family dinner during our weekend visit, our kids took us to Fifty South Restaurant. We were seated quickly we enjoyed the peaceful atmosphere that individual rooms created. Service was excellent, we like and support the 'farm-to-table' orientation, and the four quite different entrees we ordered were each very satisfactory and of good value.

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North of Boston
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35 reviews 35 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

We were in the area for one Friday night and the hotelier recommended this place. When we arrived, about 7:30pm, we were a bit surprised by how quiet the place was. Probably has about 20-25 tables, not sure about the bar, and only 4 or 5 were occupied on a Friday evening. The wait staff are very friendly, but it... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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35 reviews 35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

Fifty South was recommended by the owner of the Good Morning Café, and you can't go wrong when another foodie recommends a restaurant. The restaurant is a farm to table restaurant is supplied by local farmers. So on that note, I and my dining partner decided to have the turkey dinner. Neither of us was disappointed; everything on the plate... More 

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Latham, New York
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32 reviews 32 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

After reading mixed reviews, we finally decided to give this a try. Walking through the door we were immediately greeted by a very pleasant person who brought us to our table. We were seated at a table in the bar area; I immediately thought, ugh. To our surprise , this began a wonderful dinner with an amazing musician as an... More 

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Wilton, New York
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17 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

I am a huge fan of local restaurants and cafes who support local farmers.. And fifty south is one of them.. We wanted to try this place for a while after hearing all the great reviews.. I prefer going places unexpectedly and discover the greatness.. However with fifty south I read the reviews before.. I think I had a higher... More 

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Cutchogue, New York
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39 reviews 39 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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113 reviews 113 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2128 Doubleday Avenue, Ballston Spa, NY
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Ballston Spa
  • Phone Number: 518-884-2926

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 20
  • Cuisine: American
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?