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Saratoga Grill

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108 S Churton St, Hillsborough, NC 27278-2538
919-732-2214
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Tue - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Sat 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 87
    Excellent
  • 43
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Home town favorite

The bar is hidden in the back. Great entertaining Bar tender. Quality food at a reasonable price. Fish dishes are excellent.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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153 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Our first choice last night was to try Saratoga Grill. We were able to park right outside the building and noticed we had to go upstairs. This is where looks and trip advisor pics can be deceiving. We gently walked up some very old creaky stairs, reached the top and found ourselves in the middle of an uninspiring dining room... More 

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Thank kadams49
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The bar is hidden in the back. Great entertaining Bar tender. Quality food at a reasonable price. Fish dishes are excellent.

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Thank flea99
Winston Salem, North Carolina
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

All eight of us were celebrating a special occasion at Saratoga Grill. All eight of us raved about our meals. Could not have asked for anything better at a great price.

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Thank chesterodavid
East Coast
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41 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Service was nice and friendly. The dining room has charming windows across the front, overlooking the main street through town, but is a bit run down. A narrow twisting stairway leads up to the restaurant, so difficult for people with mobility issues (maybe there's a back entrance?) Crowded at lunch on a Saturday, mainly with middle-aged and older patrons enjoying... More 

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Thank Macroscope
Hillsborough, North Carolina
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

On a whim, my son and I were walking around the downtown area. We decided to give it a try. We had a short time to wait for a table. Only a few minutes. I service was great and the historic atmosphere was wonderful. The food was amazing. Prices are a little more than expected. But more than worth it.

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Thank Natsuko M
Decatur, Georgia
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29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited the Saratoga Grill for an early dinner after a day on the road. There is an inviting staircase to the upstairs dining room. Hostess met us at the top of the stairs, offered any table, delivered ice water and menus. Wines by the glass at $4.50 each -- a bargain...and decent wine to boot. Nice. Ordered the Chicken Cordon... More 

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Thank Teapotdome
Greensboro, North Carolina
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

The Saratoga Grill came highly recommended, so we were surprised on New Year's Eve with the quality of the food, service and overall conditions. The dinning room temperature began a most unpleasant dinning experience. My friend wore a sweater over her blouse and a leather coat. Unfortunately, it was so cold she could not remove her coat, resorting to moving... More 

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Thank Bobby R
Durham, NC
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304 reviews
170 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 335 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

My fiancée were walking in downtown historic Hillsborough and found our original destination to be packed. Apparently, everyone wanted some North Carolina craft beer to wash down thus we fired up the TripAdvisor app. It told us that we were 35 feet from Saratoga Grill. Being so close, and seeing the numerous great reviews, we walked upstairs to the small... More 

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Thank MagyarNC
Hillsborough, United States
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

I wanted my experience here to be as good as Saratoga's legend holds. My husband and I went for our anniversary dinner and I was excited. Unfortunately, the food, service and atmosphere were less than stellar. First, our waiter's pants were so low I could see beyond his underwear and into the part that goes into plumber territory. When he... More 

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Hillsborough, North Carolina
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70 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

We ate dinner at Saratoga Grill on a Saturday night in July 2015. The food and service were both excellent. My wife and I both ordered the specials - Honey Almond Salmon and Top Sirloin which were both very reasonably priced and well prepared. Saratoga combines the ambiance and history of Hillsborough (by virtue of its location and the ascetics... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
Monday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?