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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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Today
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Closed now
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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
Good for:
Romance
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients
Lunch
Dinner
Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 51
    Excellent
  • 28
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 6
    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
Most recent review
A local treasure

Best cuisine in Hillsborough. Saratoga is small, and low key, but the menu is excellent. You can carry on a civil conversation with your dinner companions, enjoy a relaxed pace, and leave feeling that you had a delightful evening, at a very reasonable price. It has what is, without question, the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 19, 2015
Colliam7
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
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93 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Best cuisine in Hillsborough. Saratoga is small, and low key, but the menu is excellent. You can carry on a civil conversation with your dinner companions, enjoy a relaxed pace, and leave feeling that you had a delightful evening, at a very reasonable price. It has what is, without question, the best 'small' bar in Hillsborough. I like to go... More 

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Hillsborough, North Carolina
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We truly enjoy Saratoga Grill. You can count on consistently fresh, good food, expertly prepared with service you would expect at a high dollar restaurants but at affordable prices.

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Hillsborough, North Carolina
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

You walk up a flight of stairs to find a cozy dining room with white tablecloths and a fantastic view of the historic Courthouse. Don't let the white tablecloth ambience worry you about prices. This is one of the best values around. This is a spot I always bring guests to... the waitstaff are friendly and super attentive. I've been... More 

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Durham, North Carolina
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24 reviews 24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

The crab dip is out of this world! This upstairs restaurant was a pleasant surprise. It had a couple of larger parties seated, but was still able to manage the typical deuce/4-top parties - without being or feeling squished. 1/2 priced wines on the day we went. They had a few "early bird" ('til 6:30pm) specials that were interesting -... More 

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Hillsborough, North Carolina
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23 reviews 23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Saratoga is a regular meeting place for me and many of my friends. The food is always good. The steaks are really great and cooked to perfection. The burgers are exceptional. As are the fries. And the salmon is tender and perfect every time. In fact, I have never had salmon anywhere, as good as Saratoga does it. Staff is... More 

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Castle Rock, CO
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Just happened to walk by and saw their sign for a seafood special. Although crowed, they were able to seat us fairly quickly. The wine special had something for everyone in our party to like. The seafood special was great!

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Hillsborough, North Carolina
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

My wife and I have been eating at the Saratoga since it opened. The meals and service are always consistently excellent. After many years of worldwide and country wide travels where we had opportunities to eat in many wonderful eateries, we always look forward to eating at the Saratoga. We try to make sure we eat at the Saratoga Grill... More 

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Durham, North Carolina
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80 reviews 80 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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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: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?