We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

Carney's Tavern

$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Irish, Pub
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
17 Main St, Ballston Lake, NY 12019-2039
+1 518-280-7959
Website
Today
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Open now
See all hours
Hours:
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
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

45 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
Showing 45: English reviews
Level Contributor
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!

Helpful?
Thank Dadmanly
Glenville, New York
Level Contributor
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 

Helpful?
Thank Susan G
Scotia, New York
Level Contributor
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 

Helpful?
Thank rtk71
Clifton Park, New York
Level Contributor
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 

Helpful?
Thank cebgel
Scotia, New York
Level Contributor
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.

Helpful?
Thank Mrfixit8344
Level Contributor
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!!

Helpful?
Thank Tom C
Guilderland, New York
Level Contributor
19 reviews
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!

Helpful?
Thank Donna D
Glenville, New York
Level Contributor
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!

Helpful?
1 Thank Maureen M
Galway, New York
Level Contributor
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 

Helpful?
Thank Lori A
Ballston Lake, New York
Level Contributor
12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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.

Helpful?
Thank JacksView18

Travelers who viewed Carney's Tavern also viewed

 
Ballston Lake, NY

Been to Carney's Tavern? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$5 - $24
Cuisine
American, Bar, Irish, Pub
Meals
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
Sunday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
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
Description
Tavern fare with flair. Matt & Stephanie Finnigan have brought this landmark pub back with a new shine. New kitchen, new menu, new attitude!!

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Carney's Tavern and other visitors
2 questions
Ask a question
Ballston Lake, New York
2 months ago

See all questions (2)

Questions? Get answers from Carney's Tavern staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?