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Carney's Tavern

17 Main St, Ballston Lake, NY 12019-2039
+1 518-280-7959
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good25%
  • Average12%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible6%
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“potato skins” (2 reviews)
“turkey club” (2 reviews)
“reuben” (2 reviews)
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American, Bar, Pub, Irish
$$ - $$$
17 Main St, Ballston Lake, NY 12019-2039
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1 - 10 of 48 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago

We hadn't been here in a few years. The food was OK on that visit, but it was excellent this time. The four of us loved it. The atmosphere has improved also. I highly recommend this place.

Thank Bill B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good prices and food, our waitress was very nice too. They had live music, cool tavern. We would probably go back to make it for happy hour:)

1  Thank Nicky G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent tavern fare, amazing live music, and attentive staff. The food is very fresh and delicious and the portions are quite generous. My personal favorite is the Cajun Chicken entree. Very warm and welcoming atmosphere. You can tell that the owners, Matt and Stephanie, really...More

1  Thank Jennifer G
Reviewed February 19, 2017 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
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...More

Thank Susan G
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...More

Thank rtk71
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...More

Thank cebgel
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...More

Thank Mrfixit8344
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...More

Thank Tom C
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
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Jean H
Do you still honor Groupon coupons for Carney's?
December 6, 2016|
Response from Finny926 |
We honor the face value of Living Social. Groupon must be refunded through them directly. Thanks so much.
Jean H
Do you honor Groupon coupons purchased before you owned it?
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$5 - $24
American, Bar, Pub, Irish
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, Bar scene
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
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Tavern fare with flair. Matt & Stephanie Finnigan have brought this landmark pub back with a new shine. New kitchen, new menu, new attitude!!