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Iron Roost

36 Front St, Ballston Spa, NY 12020-1766
+1 518-309-3535
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good26%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (12 reviews)
“waffles” (126 reviews)
“bananas foster” (13 reviews)
American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
36 Front St, Ballston Spa, NY 12020-1766
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Reviewed 26 April 2018

Just by chance, stopped in town for a break on our drive to Lake George. Great vib, super nice people and a great menu. Coffee and a waffle snack to go that day, but two days later made a point to leave Lake George early...More

Thank pziarnowski
Reviewed 23 April 2018 via mobile

Love these places that support local producers. So fresh and super helpful staff. Many options based on your mood. Will be there again soon!

Thank JohnS1026
Reviewed 25 March 2018

I met a new friend here for a late breakfast at his suggestion. This is now my new favorite breakfast lunch place. First, the staff members were super friendly from the moment I walked in; even brought me a coffee while I waited in a...More

Thank Wally E
Reviewed 22 March 2018

We stopped in for breakfast on a whim. Initially, we weren't sure it was for us, as you order at a counter and the food is brought to you. We both have food intolerances, so a "fast food" appearing counter can make us uneasy. However,...More

Thank Frequenttraveler330
Reviewed 3 March 2018 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 28 February 2018 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 18 February 2018 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 6 March 2018

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 22 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 7 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
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Questions & Answers
14 April 2018|
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Response from IronRoost | Property representative |
Yes, our entire GF menu (lots of options and variety) is available on our website! Thank you :) Reminder to let us know of any food allergies or preferences when placing your order with us so that we can alert our kitchen.
14 April 2018|
Response from IronRoost | Property representative |
Hello! We have an entire menu of gluten free options. Nearly all of our regular menu items can be made GF with our GF waffle. We also have salads, yogurt parfaits, and a buddha bowls for non-waffle options. Feel free to... More
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
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 2:00 PM
7:00 AM - 2:00 PM
7:00 AM - 2:00 PM
7:00 AM - 2:00 PM
7:00 AM - 2:00 PM
7:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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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