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Carney's Tavern

$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub, Irish
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17 Main St, Ballston Lake, NY 12019-2039
+1 518-280-7959
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Closed now
All 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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Clifton Park, New York
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186 reviews
158 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 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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77 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 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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21 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 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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19 reviews
15 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 1 helpful vote
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!

Thank Maureen M
Galway, New York
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510 reviews
407 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 143 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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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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.

Thank JacksView18
Fort Edward, New York
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56 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 

Thank katdev
Ballston Lake, New York
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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.

1 Thank Donna M
Wappingers Falls, New York
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27 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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 

Thank anneseymour2014

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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
$7 - $17
American, Bar, Pub, Irish
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, Families with children
Open Hours
3:00 pm - 8:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
4:00 pm - 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
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?