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74 Main St, Saranac Lake, NY 12983-1708
518-891-3663
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 53
    Excellent
  • 49
    Very good
  • 22
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  • 10
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  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good food, attentive staff.

Great food across the board. The staff is professional. Jill is the best! Casual dining for everyone.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
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Saranac Lake, New York
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Saranac Lake, New York
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Great food across the board. The staff is professional. Jill is the best! Casual dining for everyone.

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Saranac Lake, New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

We've been to Downhill Grill many times, it's a local favorite. Great family atmosphere. We've tried most everything and never been disappointed. I'd be hard pressed to pick a favorite. The fish is always great. The new bbq pork sandwich was delicious, I'll be getting that again. Recently I met up with friends for spirits and found the bar and... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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50 reviews 50 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Lovely downtown restaurant with great décor and ambience offering Mexican fare which is good and worth the reasonable prices charged. A local favorite that has a large bar with attentive staff.

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Saranac Lake, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

The owners and staff are super friendly and they remember you which says a lot considering we come up to Saranac Lake maybe once a month. Great menu.

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Brisbane, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

I can't really say everything has gone downhill, because I don't remember when it was (if ever) any good. So it is just "downhill" from a good restaurant in value. It seems as if they don't really care about the quality of food coming out of the kitchen. It's a shame because it is a nice space and could be... More 

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Pittsburgh
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

This restaurant staff accommodated our party of four for a late birthday dinner. The Margaritas were fantastic. Food and service was great! Portions are huge, so keep this in mind when ordering. Forever grateful!

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Coatesville, Pennsylvania
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44 reviews 44 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

The food here for dinner was good! A chicken dish with bacon and blue cheese cream sauce was phenomenal. The NY Strip was cooked as requested and flavorful. Salad came with the meal and was pretty good, too! I can't say the service was poor, but it could have been more attentive. No one will try to impress you, but... More 

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Saranac Lake, New York
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

I walked out once before after sitting at a table with out being acknowledged by any staff for 15 minutes while they were not that busy but thought i would try it again today. I walked out with the same issue again. Worst service I have had anywhere. I've had their takeout to avoid the awful service and it was... More 

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NY
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66 reviews 66 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

Sadly disappointed ever since the Downhill Grill moved over to Saranac Lake. Long waits for seating with plenty of open tables, incredibly slow service (no smiles at all - very bland staff personalities), and luke warm food. Definitely not how it used to be. Dull atmosphere. Will not recommend...

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

We were told to sit by the hostess and waited twenty minutes but nobody ever came with menus or to take our orders. People who came after us were being given menus right away and even getting drinks..... We left because that type of service does not deserve my money.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 74 Main St, Saranac Lake, NY 12983-1708
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Saranac Lake
  • Phone Number: 518-891-3663

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

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