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Iron Roost

36 Front St, Ballston Spa, NY 12020-1766
+1 518-309-3535
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good27%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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“brunch” (11 reviews)
“waffles” (120 reviews)
“bananas foster” (12 reviews)
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American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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36 Front St, Ballston Spa, NY 12020-1766
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I have been going to the Roost ever since it opened . This place is so consistent. I have never had a bad meal whether it be breakfast or lunch. The owner is a doll , always very welcoming . I miss the first friday...More

Thank Memegalt
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good food with unique flavors. Good coffee beverage selection, coffee can be strong at times. Very friendly staff that work well together. Very popular spot

Thank ptg12020
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Waffles, right? Something so simple, yet they can be transformed into mouthwatering dishes that you want over and over! Like the lemon berry marscapone dessert waffle- delicious! My daughter prefers the bananas foster variety. The eggs Benedict waffles are also amazing! Pair these with wonderful...More

Thank Baby-whisperer211
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I’ve been interested in trying this place for over a year, but now that I finally went, I’m not sure what all the hype is about. The food was average and the portions were small. One of the concepts here is farm fresh food, but...More

Thank TLa33
IronRoost, Manager at Iron Roost, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for your feedback. We wanted to chime in and clarify a few things. We strive to source locally as much as we can. Our food is not frozen or boxed - it's fresh, homemade and made-to-order. We source our eggs, dairy, tea, coffee, yogurt,...More

Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

Iron Roost rocks on all fronts; dee-lish waffles, excellent “farm to table” bfast. The other day I stopped in, was by myself and getting a Nutty Nana waffle to go. The plastic knife and fork they gave me very disappointing; impossible to cut the waffle,...More

Thank Helen M
Reviewed 21 December 2017

Quaint local breakfast spot with awesome food. Waffles are their specialty. They can be served as is or savory as an egg sandwich. Great coffee and pastries also. Tends to get busy on the weekends and is a small venue. So sometimes you must wait...More

Thank Karen S
Reviewed 6 December 2017

My daughter and myself had breakfast there a few weeks ago and it was just amazing. The waffles and bananas foster were to die for !!!!The staff was also very friendly. We will be going there again...

Thank maryslater47
Reviewed 25 October 2017

Just eat here for breakfast. Waffles, eggs, french toast with yummy specials. We at here 2 out of 3 mornings. Loved it all! It's a cute, homey atmosphere that's also kind of hip at the same time. Loved it!

Thank ToastAloha
Reviewed 20 October 2017 via mobile

Breakfast was delicious and coffee was good. We ate outside and wish we had waited for inside table since as soon as the food arrived so did the local flying insects. It was a beautiful fall day so it was still lovely to be outside.

Thank Lyda S
Reviewed 16 October 2017 via mobile

My girlfriend and I are always on the hunt for a good waffle. We live about three hours away from the Iron Roost and they have the best waffle we have found. We went to Saratoga Springs are a day trip and stayed over night...More

Thank Adam K
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17 May 2017|
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Response from IronRoost | Property representative |
Hello! Yes, we have coloring books and crayons for kids, as well as some small toys and games (located on our bookshelf in the back of the restaurant). We don't have a specific kids menu, but we recommend the Waffle Sticks... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$15
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 36 Front St, Ballston Spa, NY 12020-1766
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Ballston Spa
  • Phone Number: +1 518-309-3535
  • E-mail
Here at Iron Roost, we dare to be different. Our specialty is gourmet waffles, but it really is so much more!! Kind service, a cozy atmosphere, and some of the best darn coffee you'll ever sip on. We are passionate about what we do, and take pride in the quality and uniqueness of our product. We use only the finest and freshest ingredients to create dishes that will fill your belly and warm your heart. We hope you enjoy your experience as much as we did creating it. Thank you. Long live the waffle!
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