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Gaffney's Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
American, Bar
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16 Caroline St, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866-2448
(518) 587-7359
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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A TripAdvisor Member
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Chowder was tasty, but lukewarm. Fries were a generous portion, but also were lukewarm. Dinner was a disappointment....would not go there again.

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Greenfeild Center
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Like most of Saratoga Springs, vastly overrated. $5 for a 11.5 oz. bottle of labatts. Did not like the hot wins.

Thank Jim T
Northampton, Massachusetts, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Best outdoor seating for summer people watching anywhere in Saratoga, anytime day or night. Great bartenders. Bloody Mary's reign supreme.

Thank LA_Pomeroy
Boston, Massachusetts
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I think Gaffney's takes up a quarter block and it is a bit confusing with how many entrances they have. We went in for their happy hour and were seated near the bar but not at the bar and were told that happy hour is only at the bar. O.K. it all looks like the bar. They said they had... More 

Thank M2mtrad
Ballston Lake, New York
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wile strolling through town on a warm summer day, our small group of 5 stopped here just for a cold drink. The bartender had some trouble making our "summer time" cocktails, but in the end, they were delicious. Also have had drinks and snacks on the patio....good summer fun.

Thank Gloria O
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We ate at Gaffney's Restaurant early on a Sunday evening. There were not too many other people in the restaurant section although there were several in the bar. Our server was friendly and attentive without being annoying and made good recommendations on menu items. i had the blackened Catfish special on the menu, and my husband has pork ribs. Both... More 

Thank Fran M
Edinburgh, Scotland
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126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 176 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

While visiting Saratoga my friends took me here as she likes the Friday evening live music. When we arrived around 5.30pm the tables were full downstairs outside watching the band. But we were able to get a table upstairs covered but open outside around if you know what I mean, so the music was not too loud and we were... More 

Thank Scottishperson
Loudonville, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped for lunch. Sat on the enclosed patio which was very pleasant with a nice breeze on the first day of summer. Service was friendly and efficient. Food was average - nothing remarkable.

Thank john c
West Shokan, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016

We were just walking around and saw they had Open Mic. Well, we were a bit hesitant, but I can assure you it was really terrific. Some of the musicians were incredible. We only had drinks, but the staff could not have been friendlier to the "old folks" in Town! There were plenty of people eating and the food looked... More 

Thank peggywestshokan
Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

We walked upon this place looking for a bowl of warm soup for lunch. Must have been the rainy day that kept everyone away. We understand that this place is hopping at night in high season. Service was very friendly. We had a spicy shrimp chowder and tomato chicken soup ( maybe a bit too spicy for our preference). Seated... More 

Thank marian m

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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
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar scene
Open Hours
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 16 Caroline St, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866-2448
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Saratoga Springs
  • Phone Number: (518) 587-7359

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?