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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
12:00 - 21:00
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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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Syracuse, NY
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW 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 2 weeks ago 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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41 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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
Saranac Lake, New York
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It took me a while to get around to visiting this place, although several people recommended it. From the outside, it always seemed shabby, but it was anything but. The decor was pleasant neighbourhood-restaurant style, with lots of holiday decorations, a new carpet, and winter sports artwork. The staff were great. We tend to find that most places in the... More 

Thank HarpyHB
Carlisle, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

Very good food at good prices. Service was excellent. Would definitely recommend! Sandwiches were prepared perfect and portions were very large.

Thank Jerry C
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

We miss them! They moved from Lake Placid to Saranac, have to travel ten miles to get my fix. Great sandwiches and soups. Great service, nice people and place.

Thank Scott B
Tupper Lake, New York
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

I have been there for dinner as well as for lunch, it has always been good. Friendly staff and yummy food, reasonably priced!

Thank skier12986
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62 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

We always enjoy stopping here after a few days of camping in the Adirondacks. Well prepared food, portion is decent, service is right on. Plenty to choose from the menu.

Thank AngelsWing77
Adirondacks, New York
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263 reviews
169 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

The food here is always great but the service is always horrible. The woman we had was just miserable. She seemed to have no sense of humor and didn't check on us at all. Again, great food and atmosphere but the service is just always so lack luster. They should really invest in good servers, not high school kids looking... More 

Thank KylersKL

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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, Parking Available
Good for
Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Cheap Eats
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?