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Sunset Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Southwestern, Bar, Pub
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42 Front St, Ballston Spa, NY 12020-1718
+1 518-885-8550
23:30 - 21:00
Closed now
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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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Albany, New York
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250 reviews
181 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 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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69 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 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
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 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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108 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 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
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 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 

Thank Diane F
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57 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

My friends and I come here for two things - the Cadillac Margarita and the Quesadillas - both, homeruns! Great local established with friendly staff. Food is consistently good and always a nice ambiance away from sometimes crowded Saratoga. Highly recommend. (Also, take out from here is always well done when you want someone else to make the food and... More 

Thank Katie S
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85 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016 via mobile

Food is excellent, I really enjoyed my meal a lot. Restaurant is cute and clean. Waiter was poor. Served ice tea without ice. Felt very pressured go order. I went to this restaurant back in September and had a much better experience with the service. The waitress was great. Owner needs to train waiter better but I would definitely give... More 

Thank Wendy W
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2016

For several years, the Cafe has been our favorite near home once a week dining destination. Always consistently quality food at reasonable prices and staff we have gotten to know. In recent months, there have been changes to the food that has been so disappointing. Cowboy steak went from a thicker strip steak style to a thin sirloin cut. Drier.... 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
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
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?