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The Rusty Nail

1781 Route 9, Clifton Park, NY 12065-2413
+1 518-371-9875
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good38%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Bar, Pub, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1781 Route 9, Clifton Park, NY 12065-2413
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went with a group of friends in the middle of a Saturday afternoon. We particularly chose this time as we knew it wouldn't be busy. Most of us got our main meal, but one person waited a long time for hers. Most of us...More

1  Thank Cricket808285
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Best bartenders in the area. Great wings and apps. Love going to the nail. Awesome craft brew selection. There’s always something going on, karaoke, trivia, etc.

1  Thank Bryan O
Reviewed June 25, 2018

Stopped by here with another couple for a late afternoon light meal. There is a good beer selection and there were also several drink specialties. The menu was very good with a selection of appetizers, sandwiches, quesadillas, and flatbreads. They are also known for their...More

Thank Peter M
Reviewed June 18, 2018

lunch was great. service was quick and efficient. recommend this restaurant especially for birthday celebrations.

Thank tbucci2016
Reviewed June 18, 2018 via mobile

Great atmosphere, fairly good food but the place is LOUD!! They do the free wings on your birthday and that brings so much business into the place that if you just want to go there after work with a couple of friends, have a few...More

Thank Barbara J
Reviewed May 16, 2018

This establishment looks deceivingly bigger on the outside than the inside. I'd heard that there often was a wait for a table. Now I know why. Three quarters of the space is devoted to a tavern area with a 4 sided bar & high top...More

Thank fba5
Reviewed May 13, 2018 via mobile

I always check with Trip Advisor to find a restaurant. We like to try new places that aren’t chains. This was great and food was delicious. It was Mother’s Day and we went at 4:45 so wasn’t too crowded. The regulars have their own Beer...More

Thank Susan F
Reviewed March 3, 2018 via mobile

The Rusty Nail is the best place for a birthday gathering. The wings are the best around and you get your age in wings for free! They are starting to deliver now which is even better!

Thank LKolodzie
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Reviewed February 24, 2018 via mobile

Stopped in with some friends for dinner and drinks, staff was so friendly, food was amazing, best burger and wings around. Will definitely be making this a normal stop for myself and friends.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed February 4, 2018

Been there over 10 times for birthday parties. They provide, free, one wing for every year. The wings have always been fat and tasty. Great, friendly and attentive wait staff. Good beer and atmosphere. Haven't had any of their other food.

Thank Don D
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August 9, 2016|
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Response from Nina1024 | Reviewed this property |
No strings attached. They do not take reservations. You can walk in and wait for a table. The deal is only good on your birthday, make sure you bring proof!
May 5, 2016|
Response from FloridaNYSP | Reviewed this property |
Freehold where? I recommend you utilize google maps.
April 30, 2016|
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Response from ferryspotter | Reviewed this property |
It has many tvs like any good sports bar, but also many tables more suited to groups and families. The bar area is somewhat separate from all that and not too deep behind the bar seats on two of the four sides. There are a... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$8 - $15
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Large groups, Kids, Families with children, Bar scene, Special occasions
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 11:59 PM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1781 Route 9, Clifton Park, NY 12065-2413
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Clifton Park
  • Phone Number: +1 518-371-9875
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