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Restaurant Guide for Ballston Spa & Malta

Though Saratoga Springs NY may boast the most restaurants per capita in New York state, don’t limit yourself to the Spa City’s offerings. Excellent restaurants and coffee shops are just a few minutes drive down Routes 9 or 50.

Fifteen minutes south of Saratoga, Ballston Spa & Malta boast some of the Capital Region’s best restaurants. Many locals and track veterans favor dining in these small villages over neighboring Saratoga, especially during track season. With fewer tourists but plenty of discerning locals, the wait times for tables in Ballston Spa and Malta are shorter... and some even argue the food is better (though we’ll leave that last assessment up to your tastebuds)!

beautiful gold and orange sunset viewed from large outdoor patio
Carson's Woodside Tavern
Malta, NY
With spectacular views of Saratoga Lake and the Vermont mountains, our amazing outside patio, new Lake Room, fire pits, and bar are the place to be all summer long. Great food, drinks, entertainment, and fun await! Only 7 miles from Saratoga Springs.
exterior of Dunning Street Station
Dunning Street Station
Malta, NY
Specializing in an innovative menu of small plates, burgers, and bar snacks, Dunning Street Station in Malta, NY is the perfect destination for upscale food in a casual, unique setting.
six skillets full of italian dishes on a commercial sized oven
Augie's Family Style Italian Restaurant
Ballston Spa, NY
Born and raised in the Bronx, Augie Vitello learned the secrets of old fashioned home-style Italian cooking from his Italian parents. www.augiesrestaurant.com
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Taqueria Guadalajara Mexican Restaurant
Ballston Spa, NY
Discover what authentic Mexican cuisine tastes like at Taqueria Guadalajara Mexican Restaurant. From the tacos al pastor to the carne asada tacos, to the fresh, homemade guacamole and salsa, you'll see why customers return again and again.
13 North Restaurant
Ballston Spa, NY
Head to 13 North for traditional American fare like steak, chicken, and burgers. Check out their drink menu for signature cocktail and a draft menu with local beers on tap.
Dozer's Bar and Grill
Ballston Spa, NY
Dozer's Bar and Grill, located near Saratoga in Ballston Spa NY, serves up tasty pub fare and offers an ever-changing menu of daily specials.
Bentley's Tavern
Malta, NY
Bentley's Tavern in Malta offers a comfortable atmosphere to get together with friends & family. Enjoy dining on sandwiches, burgers & more next to their two-sided fireplace. Live music acts play each month and Trivia Nights are held every Wednesday.
Iron Roost
Ballston Spa, NY
Visit Iron Roost for both sweet & savory gourmet waffles, salads, and vegan options. Open Tues-Sun 7am - 2pm.
The Whistling Kettle
Ballston Spa, NY
Stop in for lunch or afternoon tea at The Whistling Kettle in Ballston Spa. Located between Clifton Park and Saratoga Springs this cafe and tea room serves crepes, paninis, sandwiches and more.
The Factory Eatery & Spirits
Ballston Spa, NY
The Factory in Ballston Spa offers an extensive menu of pub-style appetizers, sandwiches, salads, entrees, and burgers; every member of your group will be able to find something they'll love!
Publik House
Malta, NY
Enjoy pasta, sandwiches, appetizers and The Publik House's specialties: pizza & clams. Dough is made fresh daily in house.
Alaturco Mediterranean Grill
Ballston Spa, NY
Alaturco Mediterranean Grill in Ballston Spa serves all of your favorite Mediterranean dishes for lunch, dinner, and take out. In the mood for a gyro, kebab, falafel platter, or some baklava to satisfy your sweet tooth? Check out Alaturco!
The Sunset Grill
Ballston Spa, NY
If you crave variety, come taste the Southwestern Cuisine at the Sunset Grill!
Juicy Burgers & More
Ballston Spa, NY
After spending a year with Ruth's Chris Steak house in Boston, Bobby Mitchell, former owner of Wheatfields and Doc's Steakhouse decided to return to the area with his family and open a restaurant with a new concept.
Next Door Kitchen and Bar
Ballston Spa, NY
The menu at Next Door Kitchen & Bar in Ballston Spa features traditional comfort food with contemporary flair. The restaurant sources many of its ingredients from local farms and even grows some ingredients in its own garden.
Unified Beerworks
Malta, NY
If you're looking for good beer and conversation in the Capital Region, then take a trip to Unified Beerworks in Malta, NY. This local craft brewery and taproom is the perfect place to try new craft beers with others.
Nomad Coffee & Crepes
Ballston Spa, NY
Visit Nomad Coffee & Crepes and enjoy Ballston Spa's newest hipster-inspired coffee shop. Peruse vinyl records and enjoy the quaint, vintage atmosphere during breakfast or lunch.