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“Nice Local Spot”

DIDonna's South Shore Restaurant
Price range: US$10 - US$25
Cuisines: American, Italian
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Description: The only restaurant on Saratoga Lake with indoor and outdoor seating with a lake view! Warm food, warm service, nostalgic atmosphere, always a great time! Recently was written up in the Times Union by Cheryl Clark. American Italian cuisine, casual family atmosphere, daily delicious specials, drink specials, games at the tables, pool table and dart board. Comedy the last Friday of every month, large space for workshops, meetings, or parties to be held. Warm friendly service and very reasonable prices. There is a dance floor available for people who want to throw a party or benefit. If you are an artist and would like to display your work we have plenty of walls to choose from! Have a business you would like to share to network we are open to all ideas. Food Type: American (New), American (Traditional), Barbeque, Breakfast, Burgers, Diners, Hot Dogs, Italian, Pizza, Sandwiches, Seafood, Steakhouses, Tex-Mex, Vegetarian. Price Range $$ (10-30). Hours Mon, Wed-Fri: 11:00 am - 9:00pm, Sat - Sun: 8:00 am - 9:00 pm. Specialties: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Coffee, Drinks. Attire: Casual. Takes Reservations, Walk-Ins Welcome, Good For Groups, Good For Kids, Take Out, Delivery, Catering, Waiter Service, Outdoor Seating, Parking, Parking Lot, Public Transit. There is also a courtesy dock down at South Shore Marina so you can park your boat, come up and eat, then continue with your day on Saratoga Lake!
Reviewed 7 July 2014 via mobile

We stopped after church on a Sunday (sign says Breakfast,Lunch, Dinner) but they no longer serve breakfast. My husband had the chef's salad (excellent Italian Drsg) and I had the special - Chicken Parm Grinder. The food was very very good. We sat outside and watched folks put their boats in the lake as we waited for our food. Service was good. The bldg doesn't look like much but the food was really good. It is a shame they have to have a cyclone fence up because it interferes with a nice view but I am sure it is necessary on that slope. Would stop there again.

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bigbig3710, Manager at DIDonna's South Shore Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 13 August 2014

Thank you for taking the time to send a review and to let us know you enjoyed your stay. Sadly we had to discontinue breakfast but we have been able to make some slow renovations thus far. Yes the fence is there but you are right, it had to be for a multitude of reasons, safety being one of them. We look forward to having your visit again.

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Reviewed 29 May 2014 via mobile

Rustic atmosphere and great service. We go here for a quick bite and a game of Scrabble. Meals are simple but very good. My only suggestion is to change the frying oil a little more often. Outdoor dining in season is nice with a great view of the lake. This restaurant is part of the marina complex. Docking is available for a fee of course after a boat romp on the lake.

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bigbig3710, Manager at DIDonna's South Shore Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 13 August 2014

Thank you for taking the time to give us a reivew! We are always happy to hear people have enjoyed there stay. We try to change the fryer oil at least once a week so I apologize it wasn't up to par and we have reviewed this with the kitchen staff to be sure it is being done. We look forward to seeing you again.

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Reviewed 19 May 2014

Surprisingly varied menu. Good / fresh food. Open for all meals so convenient that way - and facing the lake. They even have some outdoor space. Great service.

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bigbig3710, Manager at DIDonna's South Shore Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 24 May 2014

Thank you for your kind words expressing your visit to our restaurant. We look forward to having you again!

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Reviewed 16 April 2014

This is a great little spot on the lake. They don't have anything fancy but the simple menu is usually pretty good. We usually get take-out and its always good. Nothing special but consistently good.

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Reviewed 3 September 2013

We had an enjoyable lunch here. The soup was fantastic, and the burgers are cooked to order. The staff are very welcoming and the restaurant has lots of interesting, rustic pieces. Of course, the best part is that it overlooks the lake. We would love to come back and try their breakfast on the weekends.

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bigbig3710, Manager at DIDonna's South Shore Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 12 September 2013

Thank you for giving us a try and so glad it was a positive experience for you. We look forward to your next visit!

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