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Downhill Grill

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74 Main St, Saranac Lake, NY 12983-1708
518-891-3663
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Today
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Myrtle Beach, Sc
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32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Both meals that we ordered were excellent! Bonus that they were running a special that night on the fish and chips dinner. We both ordered it! My wife decided on an appetizer that she claimed was out of this world...lobster bisque. I had a taste of it myself and it was very good. Our waitress was very efficient and the... More 

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Thank Myrtlj
Syracuse, New York, United States
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Fantastic little restaurant in Saranac Lake. Great food. Great service. I would highly recommend a visit if you are up this way.

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Thank Linda R
Amsterdam, New York
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45 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

A really great laid back kind if a place. Comfortable with a nice menu. Food is great, our server DAN was knowledgeable, professional, attentive and polite.

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Thank kennykid523
Rochester, NY
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We've enjoyed our last night out on vacation with dinner at the Downhill Grill for the past three years. The food is consistently good and the craft beer selection is great. I highly recommend if you're visiting Saranac.

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Thank rdina
Wilmington, Delaware
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29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The exterior and name didn't build up our expectations, but were pleasantly surprised. The atmosphere is cozy and quirky and our waitress was friendly and very prompt. We all gave our sandwiches a big thumbs up. I enjoyed my salmon BLT and my husband loved his Texan sandwich of roast beef and barbecue sauce. Fries and onion rings were very... More 

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Marion, IN
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31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Even though we are in Saranac Lake often, we didn't know this establishment was there until a couple of years ago. Yesterday was our 1st visit and it probably won't be our last. we arrived at the end of the lunch hour so all booths and most tables were full. We were greeted and seated almost immediately. Waiter came and... More 

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Thank pinsnpines
Beach Lake, PA
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162 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very disappointed. Salsa was way too spicy, no apologies from the waitress. Brisket was dry and unspiced, a bit undercooked. Potatoes were real but had a lemony taste. Portions were large, but who cares. It was Monday night and the restaurant we wanted to go to was closed.

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Thank 551melm
Binghamton, New York
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102 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped here while at RailExplorers. We were there for a late lunch, about 3. The food was pretty good. I had the TBC which had a very nice flavor. One other person in our party had the flat iron steak and seemed to enjoy it. Overall we were pleased with the food, the service was another issue. We asked... More 

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Thank Thomas C
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30 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

family owned for years, this is always a go to for great burgers and reasonable prices. I would surely suggest this as the go to place in Saranac Lake.

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Thank Tammypatnode
Magnolia, Delaware
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40 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Food was decent. Nothing special. Wasn't crowded for a late lunch but my husband had to go to the bar to ask for drink refills.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
American
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 74 Main St, Saranac Lake, NY 12983-1708
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Saranac Lake
  • Phone Number: 518-891-3663

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