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Downhill Grill

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

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  • 67
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  • 27
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  • 11
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  • 4
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good food, cold beer!

We stopped in for dinner after a long day of hiking in the snow. The food was very good, and our server did a great job (prompt, friendly, on top of things but not intrusive). We weren't planning on having soup but were very hungry so ordered the special (lobster bisque) and the jalapeno cheese... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
lilas_buddies
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Rochester, New York
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Saranac Lake, New York
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Friendly staff, good quality food, great atmosphere, and a place where you'll always find a friend. Consistently well prepared meals of good old American cuisine.

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Thank DFransen
Rochester, New York
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23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped in for dinner after a long day of hiking in the snow. The food was very good, and our server did a great job (prompt, friendly, on top of things but not intrusive). We weren't planning on having soup but were very hungry so ordered the special (lobster bisque) and the jalapeno cheese soup which were both tasty.... More 

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1 Thank lilas_buddies
Lake Placid, New York
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124 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What could be better on a cold winter day after cross-country skiing than to find a cozy restaurant with a great menu. The walls are decorated with history from the local region and although I was initially suspect of the Mexican selection it was amazing especially the chili. And the salads were fresh and big portions. Our waitress knew the... More 

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1 Thank Skimaster1
Morristown, New Jersey
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177 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015 via mobile

Visited this restaurant on multiple occasions with the family to watch sporting events. They always accommodated the games we wanted to watch by changing the channel on the TV in our best view. The food is typical bar fare but pretty good.

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Thank Dan P
Rochester, Minnesota
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40 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015

Restaurant closes at 9 PM and we arrived at 8PM and stayed until 9:15. We were not rushed. Good service. Variety of craft beers available (by the season). Dinner was well prepared. A little bit more of a 'bar' environment than other good choices in downtown Saranac Lake, but we were pleased with the food, so it's a good combo.

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1 Thank kenmccaz
Oberlin, Ohio
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159 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015

Not a fancy place, but the servers, food and decor just make you feel all right. Many choices including several Mexican specialties. Soups are great, prices are reasonable, and the bar is usually hoppin. Eaten here sveral times and will go back when in town.

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1 Thank Charles A
Jay, New York
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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

Our family has eaten at the Grill several times and we have never been disappointed. Very nice atmosphere and servers, along with tasty food.

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Thank Local G
Saranac Lake, New York
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015 via mobile

Make your own burgers are so good! You can pick exactly what you want and it's always cooked perfectly and so juicy. The Jalapeño Cheddar Soup is scrumptious I get it every time I go. Very friendly staff too.

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1 Thank ColleenADK
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Excellent food , Atmosphere was so inviting, people knew each other and made others feel welcome, nice bar off to the side

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Thank JoAnn G
Webster, NY
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48 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

We stopped by for dinner and were pleasantly surprised. All four of us enjoyed well prepared food in a nice atmosphere with good service. We will return.

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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