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Fifty South

2128 Doubleday Avenue, Ballston Spa, NY
518-884-2926
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Ranked #18 of 79 Restaurants in Ballston Spa
Price range: $5 - $20
Hours:
Sun 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wed - Thu 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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
Portland, Oregon
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

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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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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15 reviews 15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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32 reviews 32 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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
Top Contributor
72 reviews 72 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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
4 helpful votes 4 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
26 helpful votes 26 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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