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“A Nice Choice for Casual Fare”
Review of Downhill Grill

Downhill Grill
Ranked #5 of 37 Restaurants in Saranac Lake
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Vero Beach, Florida
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153 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
“A Nice Choice for Casual Fare”
Reviewed October 29, 2012

The Downhill Grill is a nice, casual place in the heart of Saranac Lake. Easy to get to with good parking available at the municipal lot. This establishment also has one of the few bars where an "older" crowd can hang out for a drink. Nice long bar with a "set aside" area, at one side of the large dining room. The dining room is all tables; no booths, that are well spaced apart, and angled into various nooks to help with privacy. Decor has old sports items, plenty of interesting pictures on the walls (many from local artists), and live plants. Service is very good with the owner right on the floor or behind the bar as needed. The menu is eclectic; something for anyone with a Mexican flair to many selections. I agree with another reviewer who said the seafood queso dip is excellent (and filling) but pricey at $12.00. Fish fry has a light tempura type batter and looked excellent. I had a fresh green salad with grilled chicken which was good but average. Nothing special. My hubby had a burger, which was cooked perfectly at med. rare. Fries were extra. Again, good average type fare. You can't go wrong selecting this family run restaurant. Good casual fare, nice portions, good service, and a busy atmosphere. Check for two with a drink will run about $50.00.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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107 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
“Great location, average food”
Reviewed October 15, 2012

We happened upon this restaurant while walking through downtown Saranac Lake. Fabulous location! Service was good. The food was average and fairly bland.

Visited October 2012
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Nutley, New Jersey
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11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Perfect family spot w great food!”
Reviewed October 13, 2012

In the area for a week of hiking with our 22 month old daughter. We ate here TWICE great food, good service, lots of options on the menu and a perfect family friendly option in Saranac!

  • Visited October 2012
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Bloomingdale
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Yummy!”
Reviewed October 13, 2012

I love the food at the Downhill - they have a good selection and an excellent selection of beer. There fish fry is great with a side of cole slaw. My favorite is the lobster/scallop dip - a little pricey but worth every penny!

  • Visited October 2012
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1 Thank saranaclake
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Good food and reasonable prices”
Reviewed September 17, 2012

The choices on the menu include mexican, american, sandwiches. The beer selection is very good. The waiter was friendly and attentive. The only downside is I wish it was still in Lake Placid.

Visited September 2012
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1 Thank Snarv2
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