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74 Main St, Saranac Lake, NY 12983-1708
518-891-3663
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Ranked #9 of 34 Restaurants in Saranac Lake
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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English first
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Boring menu, subpar. Wouldn't bother to go back. Food was not great. Just need to step it up a little

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Toronto, Canada
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134 reviews 134 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

On the menu you pay extra for home-cut fries with your sandwich otherwise you get just the sandwich; not a bad thing for those who don't want fries. If you want a side salad or sweet potato fries it is a bit more than the home-cut fries price.We both ordered sandwiches and we both ordered fries at the extra fee... More 

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Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

My wife and I went in months ago and had a bad experience but we thought we would give it another try. I ordered a chipotle chicken sandwich and it was obvious the chicken was not grilled or even fresh, tastes watery and fatty. The dressing was not flavorful and the fries were greasy and watery. The soup was very... More 

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New York State
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28 reviews 28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

This restaurant is located within the village of Saranac Lake, so it is within walking distance if you're staying in the village. It is clean with interesting decor, and the food and service are quite good. It is a favorite lunch spot of ours, and we've never been disappointed.

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Vermont
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53 reviews 53 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014 via mobile

I have eaten here twice, and both times the food was very good, the service was good, and ample portions provided snacks later. A reliable spot for a lunch in Saranac Lake.

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Denver, CO
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31 reviews 31 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

The food is decent bar grub, and it is obviously very popular with locals... the place was packed on the Thursday evening.

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West Nyack, New York
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

The Downhill Grill is an enjoyable pub with a good variety of choices on its menu. We had a group of six last Saturday evening. When we first arrived the place was crowded and the wait rather long. They do not take reservations. We gave them our phone number and asked that they call us at our hotel when a... More 

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Upstate New York
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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Downhill Grill is not a fancy restaurant, but the food is quite good and the atmosphere is very friendly. Lots of local folks eat here---not a big tourist crowd. The bar is lively; the wait staff is funny, efficient, and they seem to enjoy talking with the customers. It's a great place to go for a relaxed meal, especially after... More 

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Rochester, New York
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Our second time here and the food is very good and very well priced. Our waitress was very good even after a huge rush. We love it here .

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saranac
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

Although the space is lovely the food is unimaginative and poorly prepared. Wont go back even though it is local to us. Shrimp on crab stuffing wasnt cheap and was a complete sham. French onion soup may have been right from a can, Chicken Saranac was bland and oversauced.

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

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