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“Good Food, Decent Prices”
Review of Downhill Grill

Downhill Grill
Ranked #5 of 38 Restaurants in Saranac Lake
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Bar
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Restaurant details
Good for: Kids, Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Saranac Lake, New York
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75 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Good Food, Decent Prices”
Reviewed January 8, 2012

The Downhill grill is a great "Meat and Potatoes" kind of restaurant. Very familiar american fare, and some mexican options for those looking for a little more spice. They have some unique variations on popular sandwiches/dishes.

I have had one bad experience there with the service, but willing to discount it as a fluke for now.

The restaurant also looks very nice, however it is very cavernous and hard to hear, not the place for a romantic dinner or hushed conversation.

  • Visited December 2011
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English first
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Good atmosphere and nice service”
Reviewed December 17, 2011

Great location, right downtown. The amosphere is nice and food is good.

We ordered Nachos which were smothered with toppings and really good. It could have had more chips though. It was small for the price but tasty. I would like to see a few more additions to the app menu.

It is a great place to go sit at the bar and have some drinks and some apps and a good time with friends. Worth the stop.

  • Visited December 2011
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Hamden, Connecticut, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great Atmosphere, Delicious Food, Friendly Staff”
Reviewed November 30, 2011

What a transformation! They did a great job transforming the restaurant from a former Hallmark store. Originally a native to Saranac Lake, I love returning to the area to visit family. This restaurant accommodates us all, including those in wheel chairs, and the elderly. It has a spacious floor plan, with wide paths, handicap accessible bathrooms, and is extremely clean. The staff is welcoming, and is willing to share their personal favorites off the menu. There is food for many tastes, I just tried the cajun fries- amazing! The head chef even came out to share that they were going to have live music the following night, and encouraged us to come back. Very personable & friendly! Can't wait to come back and try something else off the menu on the next visit. Should be a great place to go to during Winter Carnival too. Saranac Lake needed a place like this-

  • Visited November 2011
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2 Thank Meg J
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lake placid
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Don't bother”
Reviewed November 9, 2011

Good service, but lousy and overpriced food. A truly deplorable fish and chips...soggy with grease and fires were laughably limp. My burger was over cooked and was clearly just a prepackaged meat patty. The seafood cheese dip was expensive, but edible. Saranac Lake deserves better.

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2 Thank tamerlano21
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Grimsby, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Wow best ever and I travel allot”
Reviewed October 28, 2011

I know they were busy that night but they made us feel like one of the family and the food was spectacular! I"m sorry they left Lake Placid but it is worth the drive.

Visited October 2011
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