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Turf Tavern

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40 Mohawk Ave, Scotia, NY 12302-2597
(518) 393-3671
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 48
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  • 26
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  • 10
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  • 8
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  • 7
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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
Great Choice

We had a rehearsal dinner for our son and daughter-in-law at the Turf Tavern. It was perfect! The food was delicious and the staff were all amazing...helpful and attentive. The owners were so kind and assisted us by making wonderful suggestions for our dinner. Our guests loved everything, truly... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
kathiev2016
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Castleton On Hudson, New York
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Castleton On Hudson, New York
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had a rehearsal dinner for our son and daughter-in-law at the Turf Tavern. It was perfect! The food was delicious and the staff were all amazing...helpful and attentive. The owners were so kind and assisted us by making wonderful suggestions for our dinner. Our guests loved everything, truly enjoyed themselves and thanked us for choosing such a great place.... More 

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Mohawk Valley
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31 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Have eaten here many times and always said I've never had a bad experience but this time was the exception. Dining room not crowded and seated in a corner only to wait and wait and wait to be acknowledged. Finally a waitress approaches for a drink order. Drinks come but then wait and wait and wait some more. Wanted to... More 

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Schenectady, New York
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2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband chose the Turf to celebrate my birthday and it was the perfect choice! The service was excellent, the food delicious and they had my favorite moscato on hand! I really enjoyed the Shrimp Genovese, and laughed as they sang when they brought me over a delicious piece of cheesecake with a candle in it for dessert. I have... More 

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Thank Jen P
Central Bridge, New York
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very small portions. In reading the reviews, I find one person always loves it. I complained to management but received no satisfaction, will not return.

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Thank Alfred L
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Looking for a nice place close to home for dinner last night we decided to try the Turf Tavern... It looked nice from the outside and was fairly nice on the inside. We ordered a salad, shrimp cocktail, and a margarita pizza, along with a couple of local IPA beers. Beers were great, WHBC IPA, local brew. The shrimp cocktail... More 

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Thank Chris L
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Had dinner on new years eve at the good old turf. Food was outstanding. We had the prime rib and shrimp genny with quite a few cocktails. The Gallants have done an excellent job at keeping this the best restaurant in scotia. Thank you Tom and Maria.

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Thank Steve M
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10 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

Didn't find service people that helpful or personable, food was just okay. We had a 92 year old with us, with a cane, and were told to stand there for 5 minutes rather than being ushered to one of the numerous empty tables.

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Glenville, New York
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112 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

I have been going to Turf Tavern for many years, especially for special events, such as birthdays or bridal showers, etc., and the food has been consistently good. On my last visit, with family, to have dinner, I was impressed with the options available, and finally selected the Turf Tower. It consists of a crab cake, sandwiched between two pieces... More 

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Burnt Hills, New York
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015

The hostess gave us a friendly greeting when we arrived. She accommodated our desire to sit away from the window. Lighting was sufficient for aging eyes to easily read the menus. We had a voucher but dining choices were adequately described. We chose to start with a couple of red wines which we thought were very good. The bread was... More 

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Thank doc577
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45 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015 via mobile

Kitchen was a little slow but our food was good and we loved our server, I am terrible with names but she is listed as #14 on my receipt. She is a hoot! The place was really busy but she took it in stride. Just a note, as a customer I NEVER want to hear a manager berate the staff... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 40 Mohawk Ave, Scotia, NY 12302-2597
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Scotia
  • Phone Number: (518) 393-3671

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?