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Downhill Grill

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Bar
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74 Main St, Saranac Lake, NY 12983-1708
+1 518-891-3663
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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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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Maitland, Florida
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102 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed June 20, 2015

Food was good nothing great but good. Service was great. Some nice variety of food to choose from. The Nachos was okay. The salmon burger was tasty and just the right amount of food.

Thank juliefriesl
Manchester, New Hampshire
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229 reviews
160 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed June 16, 2015 via mobile

The menu has a mix of burgers, sandwiches and apps along with some entrees and Mexican offerings. The portions were large and the food good yet not spectacular. The food seemed to take quite a while to prepare especially since the restaurant was not very full. I would return, but would probably order something other than Mexican.

Thank Bden99
Russell, New York
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed June 10, 2015

First impression was good--easy to overlook the dingy, worn carpet. Staff was pleasant. Food was good, but not outstanding (for instance, the fish was considerably over-battered). I would certainly go back to try it again.

Thank Jill P
Saranac Lake, New York
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39 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed May 25, 2015

Great food across the board. The staff is professional. Jill is the best! Casual dining for everyone.

Thank Adkcow
Saranac Lake, New York
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed May 19, 2015

We've been to Downhill Grill many times, it's a local favorite. Great family atmosphere. We've tried most everything and never been disappointed. I'd be hard pressed to pick a favorite. The fish is always great. The new bbq pork sandwich was delicious, I'll be getting that again. Recently I met up with friends for spirits and found the bar and... More 

Thank mwalton_27
Chicago, Illinois
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58 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed April 12, 2015

Lovely downtown restaurant with great décor and ambience offering Mexican fare which is good and worth the reasonable prices charged. A local favorite that has a large bar with attentive staff.

Thank AdkLuv
Ithaca, New York
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55 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed March 25, 2015

The owners and staff are super friendly and they remember you which says a lot considering we come up to Saranac Lake maybe once a month. Great menu.

Thank K S
Brisbane, Australia
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14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed March 2, 2015

I can't really say everything has gone downhill, because I don't remember when it was (if ever) any good. So it is just "downhill" from a good restaurant in value. It seems as if they don't really care about the quality of food coming out of the kitchen. It's a shame because it is a nice space and could be... More 

Thank AReviewer566
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed March 1, 2015

This restaurant staff accommodated our party of four for a late birthday dinner. The Margaritas were fantastic. Food and service was great! Portions are huge, so keep this in mind when ordering. Forever grateful!

Thank Megan L
Coatesville, Pennsylvania
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72 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed March 1, 2015

The food here for dinner was good! A chicken dish with bacon and blue cheese cream sauce was phenomenal. The NY Strip was cooked as requested and flavorful. Salad came with the meal and was pretty good, too! I can't say the service was poor, but it could have been more attentive. No one will try to impress you, but... More 

Thank Crisred

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Good for
Large groups, Bar scene, Kids, Families with children, 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: +1 518-891-3663

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