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Downhill Grill

Certificate of Excellence
American, Bar
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74 Main St, Saranac Lake, NY 12983-1708
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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All 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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Massena, New York
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We decided to walk to this local favorite for lunch from the Union train station. The food, servers, and atmosphere were excellent! I recommend the Texan roast beef sandwich... The bacon and bbq sauce made it taste amazing together! My hubby had the beef and peppers sandwich and he said it was tasty as well. I enjoyed reading the walls... More 

Thank kristat361
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Love their menu and the bar is huge and well stocked. Staff is friendly and very accommodating. Cozy atmosphere with plenty of seating.

Thank Sharon E
Toronto, Canada
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64 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Was a bit expensive, and the food is not that great. The service is excellent and this is clearly a local favorite.

Thank Jennifer T
Orlando, Florida
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44 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This place has a very eclectic modern American atmosphere and many beers made there. The salads are excellent. Portions can be erratic in size. Do not come here if you want a view. There is none.

Thank garyberke
Gaffney, South Carolina
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131 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

While 2 of our group enjoyed the Adirondack Railroad, my best friend and I stopped in at the Downhill Grill for a quick lunch before walking around Saranac Lake. The place was busy but we didn't have to wait long for a table. The food and service was very good. The place has a lot of unique items decorating it... More 

Thank scdak
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84 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ate at Downhill Grill and had the chili - yummy! I had the Big Spoon Chili with cheese, black olives and a side of tortilla chips. It was yummy! Very flavorful with a hint of a kick of spice. Loved it! My friend had a burger and sweet potato fries and she ate every bit! The bun was buttery and... More 

Thank Wendy G
Roseland, New Jersey
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86 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My friends and I adored the lunch here on Saturday. Big juicy burgers and a salmon BLT were all amazing while we watched the firefighters parade. No better lunch possible!

Thank NancyNordicrun
Altamont, New York
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33 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It was our first night in the area, and the hotel recommended the Downhill Grill. the menu had a nice variety from full entrees to sandwiches and other light fare. Friendly staff and very relaxed atmosphere.

Thank connierue
Thomasville, Georgia
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91 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped in for lunch after riding the train from Lake Placid to Saranac. Had the pulled pork sandwich and it was very good, said it was homemade and it tasted that way. I opted to not have the cole slaw added to the top and was a good choice, the slaw was not that great at all and friend of... More 

Rotterdam, New York
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped for a drink. Pleasantly surprised by fast friendly service, good beer and wine selections. Great bar food. Would return.

Thank phill68665

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
American, Bar
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Reservations, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Large groups, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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?