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The Rusty Nail

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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1781 Route 9, Clifton Park, NY 12065-2413
+1 518-371-9875
11:00 - 02:00
Open now
All hours
Sun 12:00 - 01:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 01:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 02:00
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542 reviews
361 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 175 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Even though Clifton Park has been inundated with chain restaurants and other new choices the Rusty Nail provides the same good food that has been enjoyed by patrons for years. It is a local favorite and it is usually busy. There is a dining area separate from the bar area for larger groups and those wanting more quiet. They have... More 

Thank ReddyBro
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90 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had heard about the Birthday wing deal and finally did it! Get there early unless you want to wait for a table at the bar. Got a Caesar salad, house salad, premium draft, soda, 2 drafts with the wing deal and we walked out with a small tip (on top of the mandatory 18%) for less than $50. We thought... More 

1 Thank cpjrod510
Clifton Park, New York
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Receive a free wings in your choice of flavor on your birthday. You get one wing for each year of age and you get to purchase an enormous mixed drink which is refillable. You can also order various lunch items and vegetable plates which were all very good.The dining area is separated from the bar area and has a separate... More 

Thank ken c
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

This used to be hands down the best place to get wings, now the quality has suffered. Might be a victim of it's own popularity. Not to worry, the rest of the menu food is excellent as well and the service is very good.

Thank Greg S
Clifton Park, New York
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37 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

free wings on your birthday makes the place even better regular pub fare good brews reasonable prices

Thank Thomas B
Fairport, New York
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251 reviews
178 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

The Rusty Nail is a small pub type restaurant (6 four-tops, 6 hi-tops and seating around the bar) that serves mostly burgers and sandwiches. It is also noted for the wings (and beers, of course). Sports TVs and Keno. Access to the small parking lot is via Biette Road - short loop road. Be warned - it is very noisy... More 

Thank CaptnGphs
Clifton Park, New York
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14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

Awsome pub food. Best wings in Clifton Park. Wife loves the turkey club. Nice staff. Go on your birthday and you get free wings.

Thank forteo1
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25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

After hearing a friend rave about The Rusty Nail, I went up on my birthday for their famous wing special (a free wing for every year). I decided not to order their drink special (souvenir cup, 32 oz beer with a free refill), as I wasn't interested in staggering out of there. My wife and I each got a normal... More 

2 Thank Jeffrey D
Saratoga Springs, New York
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165 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

We went there to celebrate a family member's birthday! They give a great deal for those having birthdays....You DO have to show your license and they will let you order up to your birthday in wings. BUT you cannot take them out! Amazing wing menu and AMAZING birthday Deal!!

1 Thank Holly V
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

Very nice place for wings. Many flavor selections. Also great food. Not much room and a little noisy. Many television so I sure it must attracts many on Sunday for football. Great place to go for birthday celebration as they have birthday specials.

1 Thank William M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$15
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover
Good for
Groups, Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1781 Route 9, Clifton Park, NY 12065-2413
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Clifton Park
  • Phone Number: +1 518-371-9875

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