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Pennell's Restaurant

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284 Jefferson St, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866-5158
518-583-2423
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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
great find

very decent, family style restaurant with better than average food, and possibly the best ny strip in north America. bring your own wine, PLEASE, their selection is awful. also great chicken parm.

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
travellinman36
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orange, ct
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orange, ct
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

very decent, family style restaurant with better than average food, and possibly the best ny strip in north America. bring your own wine, PLEASE, their selection is awful. also great chicken parm.

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Saratoga Springs, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

We live down the road from Pennell's and decided to go out to dinner to give thanks to my family for everything they do for me everyday. The 3 of us all ordered the lasagna dinner with side of meatballs. We all agreed really good!! plus enough for tomorrow meals. They give you a side salad and plenty of warm... More 

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Putnam Valley, NY
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

We arrived on a Sunday at 5 o'clock when the restaurant opened. We were warmly greeted and sat at a table for two. The entire staff (waiter, busgirl, hostess) were extremely friendly and welcoming. I ordered the special of the night Veal and Peppers. The dinner was excellent. My husband had ravioli, which he also enjoyed. The salads contained freshly... More 

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Armonk, NY
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

As Pennell's has been dubbed a "must visit" Saratoga restaurant, my family and I decided to try it out for dinner on a recent trip to Saratoga. To start, we ordered a delicious meatball appetizer. Our next course-house salads- were truly average at best. However, our main dishes, including chicken Marsala and penne with meatballs, were enjoyable. Service was friendly... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

My wife and I went to Pennell's for our first visit on Sunday, July 26, 2015, after a day at Saratoga Race Course. We had heard a lot of good things about Pennell's and now we know why! The appetizer we had, the Greek Shrimp Scampi was awesome, shrimps sautéed to perfection with some melted feta cheese on a thin... More 

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Galway, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 via mobile

Were seated at 6:50 ordered right away it was about 20 mins till we got our salads it was going for 8p before we got our food - I had clams over penne my husband had shrimp, scallops and clams over penne - both excellent - but the wait time was too long - we will try again to see... More 

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Saratoga Springs, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

My family and I have been eating at Pennell's since I was a child. The food was and always is awesome. Well prepared and delicious. I love every dish on the menu but my favorite is the haddock francaise - so good. If you go try the ravioli appetizers when they have them. They are unbelievably scrumptious! I have NEVER... More 

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Heath, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

This place has been a staple in Saratoga for years. The food is served in huge tasty portions. Nothing fancy or pretentious here. Just good solid Italian food. It is usually very loud and packed with locals

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Saratoga, ny
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Nice atmosphere and good food...A little pricey, but would go again. A little cramped in the dining room.. glad we had reservations.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

I've eaten here since I was a young child when Joe and Betty Cerone owned and operated the place Their son Bruce took over and has made them proud I went back recently and had the shrimp genny It was amazing Like going back in time You want to experience the real Saratoga? Go to Pennells A Saratoga classic

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 284 Jefferson St, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866-5158
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Saratoga Springs
  • Phone Number: 518-583-2423

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions

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