The Best Restaurants in Ballston Spa, According to Tripadvisor

BALLSTON SPA, NY (NEWS10) — If you’re looking for a place to eat in Ballston Spa, there are approximately 60 places to choose from. These are the highest rated restaurants in Ballston Spa, according to Tripadvisor.

10. Route 50 Dinner

The Route 50 Diner serves American cuisine and is open for breakfast, lunch, and brunch. The restaurant offers vegetarian and vegan options.

  • Rated 4 out of 5 (32 reviews)
  • Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value for money (4.5/5)
  • Price: $
  • Address: 2002 Doubleday Avenue
  • Top Review: “The Route 50 Diner at Ballston Spa remains the go-to breakfast spot for my wife and I…and we’re locals. The food is fair and the service is very quick and friendly. The guys in the kitchen make a great breakfast plate every time! We usually go for easy eggs with house fries, Italian toast and sausage. The sausage links are the best I’ve ever had for breakfast. Also enjoy how they honor our military, law enforcement, and emergencies! If you’ve never been to Route 50 Diner… you should give it a try. You will come back for more. — Sun817812

You can check out the menu on the Route 50 Diner Facebook page.

9. The Brickworks Tavern

The Brickyard Tavern serves American pub food and is open for lunch and dinner.

  • Rated 4 out of 5 (56 reviews)
  • Detailed ratings: Food (4/5), Service (4/5), Value for money (4/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
  • Price: $$-$$$
  • Address: 72 Milton Avenue
  • Top Review: “Found this place after spending the day in Saratoga and returning to our rental location. Looked at the menu online and seemed to have something for everyone. had outdoor seating. Great atmosphere our server Sibyl (sp) was very attentive. Food was delicious. If you’re in the area stop by you won’t be disappointed.” — 588pattyk

You can check out the menu on the Brickyard Tavern website.

8. Factory Restaurant

The Factory Eatery serves American cuisine and is open for lunch and dinner.

  • Rated 3.5 out of 5 (119 reviews)
  • Detailed ratings: Food (4/5), Service (4/5), Value for money (3.5/5), Atmosphere (4/5)
  • Price: $$-$$$
  • Address: 20 Prospect Street
  • Top Review: “Just ate here yesterday for lunch. We tried a few places before landing here at Ballston Spa and they were either closed or only had a brunch menu at 1pm. The menu is Extensive and the food was delicious. We had the turkey dinner and the turkey BLT with fries. Very good and would go again. — A1buyer

You can check the menu on the factory website.

7. Henry’s Irish Tavern

Henry’s Irish Tavern serves Irish and American cuisine. The restaurant is open for lunch and dinner and offers vegetarian dishes.

  • Rated 4 out of 5 (105 reviews)
  • Detailed ratings: Food (4/5), Service (4/5), Value for money (4/5)
  • Price: $$-$$$
  • Address: 19 Front Street
  • Top review: “The staff are amazing. After a few visits, they call me by name, remember my favorite drinks, and put a single woman at ease. I love their food and music, and the customers too! — follies65

You can check out the menu on the Henry’s Tavern website.

6. Planet Coffee

Coffee Planet serves American cuisine. The cafe is open for breakfast and lunch.

  • Rated 4.5 out of 5 (47 reviews)
  • Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value for money (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
  • Price: $
  • Address: 100 Milton Avenue
  • Top Review: “They have the best iced coffee and delicious breakfast sandwiches on fresh bagels, a variety of desserts, drinks, etc. A cute and very casual place to check out at Ballston Spa.” — 619crw

You can check out the menu on the Coffee Planet website.

5. Front Street Deli

Front Street Deli (credit: Sara Rizzo)

Front Street Deli serves American, Italian and Mexican cuisine. The restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner and offers vegetarian and vegan options.

  • Rated 4.5 out of 5 (67 reviews)
  • Detailed ratings: Food (4/5), Service (4/5), Value for money (4/5), Atmosphere (4/5)
  • Price: $
  • Address: 39 Front Street
  • Top Review: “Great place to get freshly made sandwiches to take away quickly and at a great price. We frequently order takeout from here and it’s always fresh and made quickly without a long wait. Great place and the pizza is great too. – hartmsc

You can check out the menu on the Front Street Deli website.

4. The Whistling Kettle

The whistling kettle (credit: Sara Rizzo)

The Whistling Kettle serves American cuisine and is open for breakfast, lunch and brunch. The restaurant offers vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options. The Whistling Kettle also has locations in Schenectady and Troy.

  • Rated 4.5 out of 5 (285 reviews)
  • Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4/5), Value for money (4/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
  • Price: $$-$$$
  • Address: 24 Front Street
  • Top review: “This restaurant was recommended to me by a friend and was bustling with people at lunchtime. Still, we were seated in a timely manner and the service was wonderful. I had the tarragon mushroom chicken crepe and a cup of roasted red pepper with smoked gouda soup, which was delicious. There is also a nice collection of tea and lovely little gifts (candles, magnets, dishes, etc.) for sale.” —reise3

You can check out the menu on the Whistling Kettle website.

3. Augie’s Italian family style

Augie’s Family Style Italian serves Italian cuisine and is open for dinner. The restaurant offers vegetarian and vegan dishes. Augie’s also has a take-out location in Saratoga Springs.

  • Rated 4.5 out of 5 (305 reviews)
  • Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value for money (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4/5)
  • Price: $$-$$$
  • Address: 17 Lower Street
  • Top Review: “Amazing!!! Went for Father’s Day. Had a reservation but still had to wait five minutes. Good food. Huge portions. All family style. Reasonably priced. Will definitely be back.” —laurabeth81

You can consult the menu on the Augie website.

2. Kitchen and bar next door

Next Door Kitchen & Bar (credit: Sara Rizzo)

The Next Door Kitchen & Bar serves American cuisine and is open for dinner. The restaurant offers vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options.

  • Rated 4.5 out of 5 (187 reviews)
  • Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value for money (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
  • Price: $$-$$$
  • Address: 51 Front Street
  • Top Review: “What a find!! A hidden gem. We didn’t have a reservation so all six of us sat at the bar!! No one wanted a big dinner so we opted for light fare and/or a dessert! Good choice. First of all, the city is fantastic! Looks like a film set at the turn of the century. This restaurant is really cutting edge! The chef is outstanding! The bartender, Dexter was outstanding! A lookalike of Michael Buble “Very efficient. Can’t believe that after coming to this area for 20 years, we just discovered this community!! Wonderful! We will be back!” — contessa1

You can check the menu on the Next Door website.

1. Iron Perch

Iron Roost (credit: Sara Rizzo)

The Iron Roost serves American cuisine and is open for breakfast, lunch and brunch. The restaurant offers vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options.

  • Rated 4.5 out of 5 (242 reviews)
  • Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value for money (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
  • Price: $$-$$$
  • Address: 36 Front Street
  • Best Review: “I rarely write a review of a business unless it’s terrible or delicious. It was a delightful experience! I expected the ‘cold covid response’ when we arrived at your door. Quite the opposite! Warm and accommodating. The wait was quite short and when we walked in the service was amazing! The hostess was beautiful and charming, the cashier too. They were very friendly and knowledgeable. The counter group worked with a smile on my face and as a team; great to watch. I was so impressed I tipped the hostess $20 for the counter crew! The food was great and so was the service Thank you for a wonderful experience.” — Pop-Pop2018

You can check out the menu on the Iron Roost website.

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