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2128 Doubleday Ave, Ballston Spa, NY
+1 518-884-2926
9:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Sun 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wed - Thu 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 27, 2014 via mobile

I was surprised that 50 South didn't get better reviews. If you are Gluten-free, this is the place to go. There are many GF choices from soup to dessert and they are delicious! Having been GF for over a year, it is such a relief to have found a restaurant that offers such wonderful GF choices at a reasonable price... More 

3 Thank Barbara P
Brunswick, New York
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42 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 4, 2014

Right on Route 50, this is an easy stop between Schenectady and Saratoga. This was the last stop of five for me during Saratoga Restaurant Week. First up was the Blood Orange and Honey Calamari appetizer. While it was okay, it was a disappointment because the description made it sound better than it actually was. With calamari, one needs to... More 

Thank E H
Salt Lake City, Utah
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59 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 13, 2014 via mobile

First, let me say our server was so nice and amazing, and she really tried to make things right. Unfortunately, there was too much wrong. I ordered the maple salmon...the salmon was far from fresh, super fishy. Also to pair maple with wasabi is a poor choice. Sesame encrusted is a better option for wasabi mashed potatoes. I barely ate... More 

Thank Istenya88
Upstate NY
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15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 20, 2013

My husband and I use to favor this restaurant but on two occasions, my meals were terrible. I love their linguine and clam sauce--most of the time, they are out of clams but last weekend, I thought I was lucky. That proved to be wrong on my part. My husband ordered the salmon and thought it was quite good. My... More 

Thank bdtravelers
Clifton Park, New York
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249 reviews
192 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 176 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 13, 2013

Went here with my boyfriend and this might be my new favorite place. I LOVE the fact that they serve organic meals. The atmosphere is absolutely wonderful--Romantic and relaxing, with tree branches and lights lining the windows. The food-simply amazing. We ordered the calamari appetizer which was a surprisingly large portion and came with a yummy sweet & sour dipping... More 

Thank MPHGirl23
Charlton, New York, United States
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43 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2013

Its hard to describe in mere words just how wonderful this little gem of a restaurant is. The food is beyond magnificent, ALWAYS prepared just as you order it, and the waitstaff and bar service are always attentive but not pushy, and very helpful and informative when you ask. Chef Kim Klopstock is superb, both as a Chef as well... More 

Thank Andrew K
Clifton Park, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2013

Went to Fifty South after a day at the track. We were a bit disappointed in the service and the food. The "hostess" was chatting at the bar area. She glanced over at us and then left us standing there for quite a long time. Came over to seat us like she was doing us a favor. We were seated... More 

1 Thank cebgel
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2013

Just north of Ballston Spa a redecorated gluten free restaurant.The hostess was alittle frazzled when we entered put told us she would clean and set a table as soon as she could,the place was not really busy but seemed like they needed more help.We were4adults that had come from the races and were hot and tired looking for a good... More 

Thank MrsAbb
Scotia, New York
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78 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2013 via mobile

A most friendly welcome by hostess and owner greeted us in this redecorated establishment just north of the quaint village of Ballston Spa. Nature theme - consistent with the fare - with branches to and fro against the walls, provided a certain coziness. An unusual, tasty combination of homemade potato chips and a spicy olive tapenade accompanied our cocktails. Our... More 

Thank 401cottagegirl
Manalapan, New Jersey
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2013

A really great wine list with a small mark up. Good selection of Oregon pinot gris, pinot noir and chardonnay. Inexpensive French wines including Loire's. Helen Turley's wine for as little as $28. Nice glasses and wine buckets. Service is amateur was well intentioned. It would be great if some one or anyone knew anything at all about wine and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$5 - $20
American, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Reservations, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
9:00 am - 8:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2128 Doubleday Ave, Ballston Spa, NY
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Ballston Spa
  • Phone Number: +1 518-884-2926

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