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Sunset Cafe

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€€ - €€€
American, Southwestern, Bar, Pub
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42 Front St, Ballston Spa, NY 12020-1718
+1 518-885-8550
Mon - Tue 11:30 - 21:00
Wed 23:30 - 21:00
Thu 11:30 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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Wayne, New Jersey
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60 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My friend and I were visiting the Saratoga Springs area and while we have explored other restaurants in the area, we decided to try the Sunset Cafe when we arrived. I'm a fan of BBQ - and I'm not referring to places that claim it's BBQ because they slather the meat with bottled BBQ sauce. I mean places that smoke... More 

Thank HanSoloTraveler
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

This is a great place on Front Street in Ballston Spa, NY. The Owners and Staff (Owners work there) are great people and make the visit very enjoyable every time. The food is good and ambiance is awesome. I was not "into" Trip Advisor reviews when I used to frequent the place a couple years ago (moved) so am writing... More 

Thank Walt G
Malta, New York
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51 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017

We happened into this cafe after seeing their Pittsburgh Penquins banner blowing in the breeze just outside. We are Pittsburghers, newer to the area and always looking for a new place to try. Loved the food and the atmosphere! The smoked chicken corn chowder is to die for and the quesadillas are diverse AND delicious. We have tried many items... More 

Thank Colleen G
Albany, New York
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283 reviews
200 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 January 2017

We stopped for lunch at the Sunset Café a few weeks ago. We had a burger and a beef brisket sandwich. We each had a soup. All was good. Our server was very nice. The space was cute but needed a deep clean.

Thank Bourlingueur60
Ballston Spa, New York
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 November 2016

Have only been there twice, first time went for lunch the quesadillas were very good and the second time had a Cadillac margarita and a salad, very good also!

Thank GwendolynBres
Schenectady, New York
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

The food was mediocre at best and our meals took almost an hour to come to table. My husband ordered pork loin which came with mashed potatoes but kitchen was out of them at 4:45 pm. on a Friday. Vegetable was over cooked carrots. No bread or roll with the meal. My fish fry was all batter and over fried.... More 

Thank Frances1012
Tucson, Arizona
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74 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 September 2016

Stopped for dinner midweek. An old favorite for years. Again no disappointment. Always good. Had the artichoke bacon soup..(of the day). delicious!. Pulled pork sandwhich was one of the best anywhere. So flavorful. My wife enjoyed her favorite here, the spinach quesadilla with chicken. We winter in tucson,Az. for years and would compare the food at the Sunset with the... More 

Thank m s
Burnt Hills, NY
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 September 2016

My husband and I made our first visit to the Sunset Café while in Ballston Spa for the "First Friday" event. The menu looked interesting and we were very hungry. We did not have to wait for a table, but we had to wait for drinks because the bar was "backlogged". We waited 45 minutes for our food-- a salad... More 

Thank lmv928
Saratoga Springs, New York
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111 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

I stopped at a popular Mexican Ballston Spa restaurant for lunch. The Sunset Cafe is a family run restaurant on Front Street in downtown. I had a very good tossed Caesar Salad topped with thinly sliced smoked salmon. The salad was around $15. The waiter was very quick and seemed to have the handle on around 4/5 tables by himself.... More 

Thank Rebels3941
Scotia, New York
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

Stopped for a quick meal on our way to SPAC for a concert. No one was up front and we ended up winding our way through 3 rooms back to the bar to find someone to seat us. Once we were at out table, though, the service was fine. Hubby had the soup and we both enjoyed Cobb salads. It... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Southwestern, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
23:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 42 Front St, Ballston Spa, NY 12020-1718
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Ballston Spa
  • Phone Number: +1 518-885-8550

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?