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Iron Roost

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36 Front St, Ballston Spa, NY 12020
+1 518-309-3535
07:00 - 14:00
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Ballston Spa, New York
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Charming place for breakfast. Lots of choices to satisfy your pallette. Savory and sweet waffles served up alone or as sandwiches. Wonderful coffee and desserts also. Venue is small but it all seems to generally work out. Small tables in quaint seating areas. Outside patio seating in the summer months. High traffic on the weekends. Worth the visit!

Thank Karen S
Saratoga Springs, New York
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a great place for breakfast and lunch! On FrontStreet in Ballson Spa. The layout is so comfortable and always nice music playing, etc...And, the food is great! Staff is always very friendly and they have a great system down...a little different but nice. If you haven't tried it, do so!

Thank Walt G
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89 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place is always crowded, we are always in a line but takes 15 minutes to seat you, no wonder they are always busy, their Nutella waffles are amazing. The egg waffles are nice too. It is a must visit place

Thank Cyrinaaaaa
Schenectady, New York
2 reviews
Reviewed 19 March 2017

great breakfast place! great foot, great service!! healthty! delicious! WHAT MORE COULD YOU ASK FOR?

Thank hikergirlj
Schenectady, New York
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83 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 February 2017

There was a 30 minute wait next door at the Tea Kettle with no place to sit and wait so we ended up down the street a little bit. I was glad though cause it was some place I hadn't been before. We had to wait about 15 minutes but at least there was a place to sit and we... More 

Thank Tricia S
Ballston Lake, New York
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2017

They have savory and sweet waffles! Try a waffle sandwich (savory batter) or a traditional one! My favorite is one tpwith lemon and strawberries. Delicious!! We try to take visitor here, and it's always a hit!

Thank Dantinis
Johnstown, New York
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5 reviews
Reviewed 21 January 2017

The breakfast is delicious and the coffee is first rate, served in bid mugs! Serving a variety of locally sourced foods make this cafe outstanding. The French toast waffle is to die for, and there are also gluten free choices. Friendly staff and quick service

Thank Mary Ann M
Ballston Spa, New York
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35 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 January 2017

The Iron Roost offers a good selection of different waffles. It's very busy on the weekend, so be prepared to wait. The waiting area is drafty in the winter, but the staff is quick to provide warm drinks (not free) to carry you through until your table is ready. The food and coffee are tasty.

Thank Eileen L
Rockland County, NY
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

Great food and great atmosphere. Hope all the tourists at Saratoga don't find out about this gem a few miles down the road.

Thank RandR_2009
Albany, New York
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30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

I've been here a few times and it's consistently great. Comfortable and cozy environment, very friendly service. I love that it's unique in serving so many foods on waffles, but yet all great and familiar options. I've tried a variety of their savory waffles and each has been delicious. They also have gluten free and veg options, which is always... More 

Thank emmalinalolly

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$15
American, Cafe, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
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
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Ballston Spa
  • Phone Number: +1 518-309-3535
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?