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Carl R's Cafe Restaurant & Bar

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Main St & Ih 87, Glens Falls, NY 12804
+1 518-793-7676
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tue - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 7:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Lake Luzerne, New York
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59 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed December 20, 2015

I have been here for breakfast, lunch and Dinner, always good food. Pleasant wait staff. Great for a family dinner or sit at the bar and have a great margarita. Carl's has been around a long time and always a good place to go.

Thank Jacquie W
New York City, New York
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1 review
Reviewed December 2, 2015

Wonderful Foods the staff was sooo informative and helpful very nice girls that work there! thanks for making our stay a good one! oh and your dinner are amazing

Thank Alex P P
Adirondacks, New York
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114 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed November 4, 2015

Located next to the Northway exit, Carl R's has been a landmark there for many years. Primarily a Mexican type theme. Food is reliably good but not great. Service is good. Good place for travelers on the interstate who don't want to wander too far, you won't get a bad meal, but there are better Mexican choices around Glens Falls

Thank S S
Morris County, New Jersey
2 reviews
Reviewed September 25, 2015 via mobile

Had a late lunch with my family and just a bad experience. Could of been just that day I dont know. They were out of 3 of the 4 things we ordered. And we got our meals before we even got out drinks. Uhh to mich to list ...food was ok the service horrendous

Thank John J
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23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed September 14, 2015 via mobile

The food is authentic Mexican. Shredded beef, fresh vegetables, family friendly. Live music in some nights. Right off exit 18. The staff is right on it. I've eaten here with my family so many times do I can also say they're very consistent.

1 Thank Dee R
South Glens Falls, New York
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196 reviews
140 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed September 12, 2015

Besides the great atmosphere, and great food(exceptional BBQ ribs), the long established restaurant has great employees/service. They also have live music on at least Thurs/Fri/Sat nights at 6pm. It is right at exit 18 off the Northway(I87). You won't be sorry you tried this establishment. It specializes in Mexican food, but has a great variety on the menu.

1 Thank Michael F
New York
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed August 14, 2015

I enjoy eating at this little stop off of the interstate. Food is tasty, and atmosphere is fun. Live music on the weekends is nice to have for a change. The drinks at the bar are very well mixed and worth every penny. I would recommend this place for dinner.

1 Thank lil_sugacake453
Meriden, Connecticut
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed August 12, 2015

Nice place good people. Good prices food was very good close to hotel and Glen Falls and Saratoga Race track

1 Thank Linda M
Waterford, NY
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111 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed July 29, 2015

Don't really know how to explain it, it's just that everything tasted "blah". Maybe I used to love it when there wasn't a lot of competition, but even my old favorites had a bland taste. It's probably very good for families, since kids' palates are more sensitive, and they do have an expansive offering so kids can get traditional american... More 

1 Thank TiffNLuke
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed July 20, 2015

Love the place. It's like cheers everyone knows your name. Big portion plates drinks strong and everyone is so nice. Even the boss dances :) music Wednesday through Saturday's.

1 Thank Katharine M

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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
Mexican, American
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Main St & Ih 87, Glens Falls, NY 12804
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Glens Falls
  • Phone Number: +1 518-793-7676

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