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Carney's Tavern

$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Irish, Pub
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17 Main St, Ballston Lake, NY 12019-2039
+1 518-280-7959
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tue - Wed 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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194 reviews
155 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Stopped in after a long hiatus, and forgot how great the food was! Excellent Reuben sandwiches, made several different ways. Really good natural cut fries, kettle type chips, really big portions. Good beer selection, wonderful atmosphere, really great country tavern!

Thank Dadmanly
Glenville, New York
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 29, 2016

We have visited Carney's many times in 2016 and we are pleased with the new ownership. The menu consists of pub food as well as dinner entrees. The prices are reasonable. We have found the food to be very good and it keeps us coming back. The staff is very friendly and helpful. We enjoy the weekend entertainment as well.... More 

Thank Susan G
Scotia, New York
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2016 via mobile

This is our first visit with the new owners The Finnigans. What an improvement. We were visiting for a birthday party. The staff was very attentive and accurate. The waitresses are very friendly and efficient. No complaints everything was excellent. Menu has something for everyone and is affordable for a middle class working family no doubt. We are looking forward... More 

Thank rtk71
Clifton Park, New York
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190 reviews
162 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2016

While some restaurants try to force the home town, friendly feel Carney's comes by this naturally. From the wait staff that treats you like they are actually happy to see you and give advise, to the decor, to the menu. It all is just warm and inviting. We went for the first time this week. Thursday is ladies night. The... More 

Thank cebgel
Scotia, New York
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78 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2016 via mobile

Great food, the only reason I didn't hit the excellent button was because the service was slow. We did have a large group but the service definitely could be better. I had the fish and chips and I would highly recommend it. The craft beers they have on tap are great too and reasonably priced.

Thank Mrfixit8344
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24 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 6, 2016 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!!

Thank Tom C
Guilderland, New York
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16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 23, 2016

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!

Thank Donna D
Glenville, New York
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles 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!

1 Thank Maureen M
Galway, New York
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519 reviews
416 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 

Thank Lori A
Ballston Lake, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$5 - $24
American, Bar, Irish, Pub
Drinks, 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, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 17 Main St, Ballston Lake, NY 12019-2039
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Ballston Lake
  • Phone Number: +1 518-280-7959
Tavern fare with flair. Matt & Stephanie Finnigan have brought this landmark pub back with a new shine. New kitchen, new menu, new attitude!!

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?