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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 - 21:30
Closed now
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Sun 12:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Manlius, New York
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61 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Friendly service! The food is good, but processed or semi processed. So that equates to salty but tasty ....chicken parm etc. This is good bar food. So long as you know what it is.

Thank Nancy8550
Lake Placid, New York, Usa
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great atmosphere, very cozy and comfortable. The food was excellent. Prices are very reasonable. The staff was great.

Thank Edward B
Schenectady, New York
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60 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A group of 4 turned into group of 13 sled hockey players between games during Empire State Games. Food was great, service was great overall wonderful time. Only suggestion would be to update the restrooms as the were not wheelchair friendly.

Thank Mary B
Pittsford, New York
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

After coming to saranac lake for the winter festival and disappointed that our favorite restaurant here is permanently closed .. (Eat and Meet) .. we found Downhill Grill and were reasonably satisfied (my wife gives it the 4 dots). She had the roast brisket and I the broiled salmon and they were both pretty good. The hostess and waitress were... More 

Thank ChuckSchlegel
Bloomingdale, New York
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Good food and service. Have visited many times and have always have had good service. Also serves lunch.

Thank clajk
saranac lake NY
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

Will Anthony Bourdain be visiting soon? Probably not. The food is basic and good. Unassuming and surprising. Age old recipes, but delicious and comfortable. Nothing wrong with this place or it's food. Ambiance is quite nice. It's a bar and restaurant. But not a bar. Like a ad hoc social cocktail hour. Never any drunkerds. Just sociable people enjoying some... More 

Thank bluesquid
Syracuse, NY
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

My husband and I decided to take a day trip to Old Forge, Saranac and Lake Placid. On our way home we decided to stop in Saranac to have dinner instead of Placid. We love Placid dinning but wanted to try something new. Downhill Grill was definitely a pleasant surprise. From the hostess to the service, to the food everything... More 

Concord, Massachusetts
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21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

Called ahead and just a short wait for the 10 of us. Service and food was great. Menu has a large variety from dinners to sandwiches. With a picky crowd everyone found something and everyone loved their food. Highly recommend and will return next time in the area.

Thank kathy m
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48 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

Our favorite place to eat after a day of paddling or hiking. The chowder is incredible, food selection is varied. Lots of folks come in from the city when visiting their college kids, expect 5 star dining and it not up to par for them, don't be fooled, try it! Have always had good service and never had a wrong... More 

Thank 04Beau99
Goldsmith NY
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016

The menu offers a wide variety of food and beverage choices. Clean and comfortable. Service is friendly and punctual. Food portions are satisfying Price is appropriate. The place always seems busy, which is a good sign in a village with numerous dining choices.

Thank kippo_the_hippo

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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, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
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?