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All 51 Hillsborough Restaurants

Saratoga Grill

108 S Churton St, Hillsborough, NC 27278-2538
919-732-2214
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Ranked #3 of 51 Restaurants in Hillsborough
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: American, Seafood
Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
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Durham, North Carolina
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63 reviews 63 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Saratoga Grill is up a flight of stairs off Churton Street in Hillsborough. The upstairs dining location is incredibly fun, service is great, and it is a lively, upbeat atmosphere. Lunches are very good here, too, as well as some superb dinner items. A small bar is at the back of the restaurant....fun and cozy!

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Hillsborough, North Carolina
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Saratoga Grill is hidden away in an upstairs loft in the middle of Historic Hillsborough. The locals all know about it and it's not uncommon to drop in for dinner and find a well-known author or artist dining there. The food is excellent and the wait staff impeccable. Order anything on the menu and you will not be disappointed. The... More

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Holly Springs
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8 reviews 8 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

The best restaurants are ones that have always been unplanned- at least for me, anyway. We came to Hillsborough to visit hike and visit the Ayr Manor. We had loosely planned to go to Dames Chicken and Waffles in Durham for lunch but were detoured- because of one of the local's recommendation- to this place. We weaved our way upstairs... More

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Hillsborough, North Carolina
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

Just climing the steps to Saratoga and hearing that pleasant sound of business being conducted and old friends doing lunch is just as good as the food. The food is wonderful. The atmosphere pricesless. I love the Saratoga and go there frequently.

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Roanoke, Virginia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Hillsborough is one of those towns you never hear of unless you live in the area. It is one of those old small historic towns that have preserved the turn of the century feel. We pass through it on our way to Raleigh and try to time our trip so we can stop here for dinner.This was our first visit... More

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Danville, Virginia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

We recently visited the Saratoga Grill for the first time and it was an enjoyable experience. The food is very good and the prices are reasonable. It is tucked away among the older buildings on the second floor in the downtown of Hillsborough. The window tables allow a good view of the activity on the street, and the large windows... More

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Mebane, North Carolina
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20 reviews 20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

I have been there for both lunch and dinner. Great ambience. They have fresh salads, wonderful clam chowder, amazing seafood..my favorite is the black pepper encrusted swordfish. Breads are fresh, and delicious. My coworkers have had the larger salads, burgers and other items, and everyone always loves it. My husband and I have made a date night here, and the... More

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Snow Camp, North Carolina
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

I have been going to this restaurant for 14 years and the quality of the food and service have always been excellent. It's a small restaurant above a boutique shop in the historic and idyllic town of Hillsborough, NC. Their menu is seafood oriented, but they offer a variety of other foods as well. The restaurant is small and quaint... More

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Spartanburg, South Carolina
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71 reviews 71 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

We stopped for lunch here because we used to live near Saratoga NY. Turns out the owners used to own a restaurant up there (and a good one!) You have to go up a narrow staircase to an unusually configured dining area--maybe 15 tables tops. Crowded with locals, most seemed to be regulars, the waitresses knew them. While we waited... More

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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85 reviews 85 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

The single entry door in Hillsborough's main street leads to greater things upstairs in this first floor restaurant with a huge window overlooking the road, fine trees and the old town's elegant court house. Don't be fooled by the casual no-frills layout but do try and get a table by the window - which two of us were lucky to... More

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Additional Information about Saratoga Grill

Address: 108 S Churton St, Hillsborough, NC 27278-2538
Phone Number: 919-732-2214
Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Hillsborough
Cuisine: American, Seafood

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