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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)!

outdoor patio
Carson's Woodside Tavern
Malta, NY
Our cozy dining room with a fireplace is the perfect place to enjoy a great meal and a spectacular view of Saratoga Lake and the Vermont mountains. Live music Thursday through Saturday. Only 7 miles from Saratoga Springs!
Seafood Stew
Nostalgia Ale House & Wine Bar
Malta, NY
With a wistful affection of the past, Nostalgia brings you back in time with their atmosphere, music, bar, and menu. Views overlooking the lake, fire rings in summer and winter, daily specials, OPEN ALL YEAR and NOW SERVING LIQUOR!
Augie's Family Style Italian Restaurant
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
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.
Publik House
Malta, NY
Enjoy pasta, sandwiches, appetizers and The Publik House's specialties: pizza & clams. Dough is made fresh daily in house.
Alaturco
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!
Iron Roost
Ballston Spa, NY
Visit Iron Roost for both sweet & savory gourmet waffles, salads, and vegan options. Open Tues-Sun 7am - 2pm.
Recovery Sports Grill
Malta, NY
Whether it’s the horse track or dirt track, football or golf, the Recovery Sports Grill in Malta has it covered.
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.
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.
McDonald's of Ballston Spa
Ballston Spa, NY
Visit the Ballston Spa McDonalds for a quick bite or bring the kids for fun in the play place after a meal.
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.
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.
The Factory Eatery
Ballston Spa, NY
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.
The Sunset Grill
Ballston Spa, NY
If you crave variety, come taste the Southwestern Cuisine at the Sunset Grill!