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Carney's Tavern

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American, Bar, Pub
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17 Main Street, Ballston Lake, NY 12019
+1 518-280-7959
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Today
12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 3:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Tue - Wed 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thu 12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Fri 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Sat 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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21 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped for something to eat while out on a drive. Reuben potato skins were outstanding. We also shared a three cheese white pizza. It was unique and very tasty..... service was friendly and the owner, Matt stopped by a couple of times to check on us. The atmosphere was easygoing and casual....a neighborhood pub feel. We will be back!!

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Thank Tom C
Guilderland, New York
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Great pub. Food is amazing and plenty of it. Nice to go have dinner where you can listen to acoustic guitar. Staff is accomodating. Love it there!

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Thank Donna D
Glenville, New York
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016

We were hoping for Carneys to be a better place, now, with new owners. The food was less than OK, and when I complained, nothing was done to improve my visit there. The waitress didn't seem to care at all!

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Thank Maureen M
Galway, New York
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385 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 140 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2016 via mobile

Been by several times and finally decided to stop in on a Saturday nite - we started with the nachos with chicken a small which was large enough for 2 - I had the salmon with the garlic potatoes and veggies - very good - my husband had the Prime Rib the 12 Oz - the best in the area!... More 

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Thank Lori A
Ballston Lake, New York
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2016

Carney's Tavern has not only been around my entire life, it been popular watering whole for over one hundred years. In 2015 husband and wife Matt & Stephanie purchased this local treasure and restored it to a pub style restraint with quality food, personal service, with a pool table on the side.

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Thank JacksView18
Fort Edward, New York
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55 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2016

Have been to Carney's a couple of times lately for meetings (small). The food is great and the service excellent. Several had the French onion soup ($6) which is very tasty. Last night 2 of us had the sliced prime rib w/ caramelized onions and provolone on a garlic brioche. So tender!! Served w/au jus, Carney's home made chips and... More 

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Thank katdev
Ballston Lake, New York
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

not like the original, too bad, it was a great place at one time. but no longer. the food is only average, and the service is very poor. make sure you have at least 2 hours..... even if you just want a sandwich.

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Thank Donna M
Wappingers Falls, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

Casual place where we enjoy sitting at the bar, having a beer, and watching a game on TV. I had a ruben which was delicious and obviously very popular based on how many other reviewers had the same. My husband had a cheese steak sandwich which was also very good. The live music has also been great the past few... More 

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Thank anneseymour2014
Clifton Park, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015

My family and I stopped in for lunch one afternoon and were very impressed with the rustic interior. We were seated by the bartender who was pulling double duty as bartender and waitress. It wasn't very crowded and we had a table and our drinks in a relatively short period of time. I had the rueben which was very well... More 

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Thank disneyguy333
Ballston Lake, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 via mobile

I love this place! Its a bar and restaurant in an old rail stop type building, how can you go wrong? I like their food, but my wife not so much. Go and get a reuben and a beer and watch the game - thats what it is there for!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$7 - $17
Cuisine
American, Bar, Pub
Meals
Late Night, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available
Good for
Bar scene
Open Hours
Sunday
3:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 17 Main Street, Ballston Lake, NY 12019
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Ballston Lake
  • Phone Number: +1 518-280-7959
Description
Carney's Tavern has reopened under new ownership. Rising Star Chef Michael Pallozzi invites you to see the renovations that were made to the historic building as well as the menu. Classic favorites such as French Onion soup, Veal Parmeasan as well Prime Rib specials. Surely there is something for everyone!

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