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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
11:00 - 21:30
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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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Lake Placid, New York
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13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I was recently at the Downhill Grill and had a great meal! I would highly recommend their beer battered onion rings - can't go wrong! The experience was especially enjoyable with the calm environment inside that allowed our group to avoid the crowds of tourists during the weekend.

Thank jpoliti94
Lake Placid, New York
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143 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Lake Placid can get very crowded and it's worth a drive to Saranac Lake for dinner. One of our favorite places is the Downhill Grill. The Chili Supreme had lots of flavor and the Mt. Marcy salad was fresh both a great start. There's a lot to choose from. Their fajitas are amazing and the portions are large. The dining... More 

Thank Skimaster1
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

good bang for your buck!!!! for me best fish and chips around. Healthy size portions can be washed down with a good choice of drinks. parking if you are disabled not so easy.lots of seating quick service and staff are happy and inviting. if you want quick nibbles you can sit at the bar. will be visiting them again.

Thank tutbo
Manlius, New York
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61 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Friendly service! The food is good, but processed or semi processed. So that equates to salty but tasty ....chicken parm etc. This is good bar food. So long as you know what it is.

Thank Nancy8550
Lake Placid, New York, Usa
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Great atmosphere, very cozy and comfortable. The food was excellent. Prices are very reasonable. The staff was great.

Thank Edward B
Schenectady, New York
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60 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

A group of 4 turned into group of 13 sled hockey players between games during Empire State Games. Food was great, service was great overall wonderful time. Only suggestion would be to update the restrooms as the were not wheelchair friendly.

Thank Mary B
Pittsford, New York
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

After coming to saranac lake for the winter festival and disappointed that our favorite restaurant here is permanently closed .. (Eat and Meet) .. we found Downhill Grill and were reasonably satisfied (my wife gives it the 4 dots). She had the roast brisket and I the broiled salmon and they were both pretty good. The hostess and waitress were... More 

Thank ChuckSchlegel
Bloomingdale, New York
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2017

Good food and service. Have visited many times and have always have had good service. Also serves lunch.

Thank clajk
saranac lake NY
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2017 via mobile

Will Anthony Bourdain be visiting soon? Probably not. The food is basic and good. Unassuming and surprising. Age old recipes, but delicious and comfortable. Nothing wrong with this place or it's food. Ambiance is quite nice. It's a bar and restaurant. But not a bar. Like a ad hoc social cocktail hour. Never any drunkerds. Just sociable people enjoying some... More 

Thank bluesquid
Syracuse, NY
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 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 


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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, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Good for
Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
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?