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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: Reservations, Late Night
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Late Night

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  • 51
    Excellent
  • 47
    Very good
  • 20
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
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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...

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 27, 2015
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  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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English first
NY
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

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 NEW via mobile

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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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We took my daughter out to dinner for her "bridal shower". I had asked all the ladies I invited to RSVP and a few did. We started out with three tables put together and by the time we were done we had five tables with 23 ladies. The staff was very accommodating and the food and service were excellent. I... More 

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Mississauga, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Our hotel recommended this restaurant so we thought we would try it. We were very disappointed. We waited 20 minutes for our drinks and didn't get side plates for our appetizer. When we finally got our food the fries were cold and my order was wrong. I couldn't believe we got charged for refills on pop. Very disappointing experience.

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Altona, New York
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Food very tasty. Had hamburger with many choices of cheese and toppings. Husband had chili.Restaurant very comfortable and large

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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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140 reviews 140 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 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
36 reviews 36 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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54 reviews 54 reviews
42 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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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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