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2020 Saratoga Fab Five Awards - Results!

Locals, visitors, and Saratoga lovers have cast their votes for their favorite restaurants, hotels, and attractions in Saratoga, and the results are in!

See below for the full list of Fab Five winners in each category.

Congratulations to all of our winners and thank you to everyone who voted!


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Food & Drink

Best Wings

1st: PJ's BAR-B-QSA
2nd: The Rusty Nail
3rd: The West Side Sports Bar & Grill
4th: Caputo's Pizzeria
5th: Harvey's Restaurant & Bar

Best Pizza

1st: Caputo's Pizzeria
2nd: Mama Mia's
3rd: Harvest & Hearth
4th: Gennaro's Pizza Parlor
5th: Marino's Pizza

Best Burger

1st: Druthers
2nd: Five Guys Burgers and Fries
3rd: Juicy Burgers and More
4th: The Local Pub and Teahouse
5th: The West Side Sports Bar & Grill

Best Ice Cream, Gelato & Yogurt

1st: Dairy Haus
2nd: Stewart's Shps
3rd: Humpty Dumpty
4th: Ben & Jerry's
5th: The Farmer's Daughters' Drive-In

Best Breakfast

1st: Sweet Mimi's Cafe & Bakery
2nd: Triangle Diner
3rd: Country Corner Cafe
4th: Iron Roost
5th: Compton's

Best Brunch

1st: Sweet Mimi's Cafe & Bakery
2nd: Max London's
3rd: Iron Roost
4th (TIE): Prime at Saratoga National / Triangle Diner

Best Coffee Spot

1st: Uncommon Grounds
2nd: Saratoga Coffee Traders
3rd: Kru Coffee
4th: Stewart's Shops
5th: Coffee Planet

Best Bakeries & Sweet Treats

1st: Mrs. London's
2nd: Bread Basket Bakery
3rd: Sweet Mimi's Cafe & Bakery
4th: Lakeside Farms
5th: Leah's Cakery

Best Italian Cuisine

1st: Augie's Family Style Italian Restaurant
2nd: Mama Mia's
3rd: Pennell's Restaurant
4th: Panza's Restaurant
5th: Chianti il Ristorante

Best Asian Cuisine

1st: Sushi Thai Garden
2nd: Great Tang's
3rd: Phila Fusion
4th: Kin Jo Japanese Steak House
5th: DUO Modern Japanese

Best Mexican Cuisine

1st: Cantina
2nd: Mexican Connection
3rd: El Mexicano
4th: Leon's
5th: Amigos Cantina

Best American Cuisine

1st: Olde Bryan Inn
2nd: Eddie F's
3rd: PJ's BAR-B-QSA
4th: 15 Church
5th: The Wishing Well

Best Pub Fare

1st: Druthers
2nd: The Local Pub and Teahouse
3rd: The West Side Sports Bar & Grill
4th: Harvey's Restaurant & Bar
5th: Carson's Woodside Tavern

Best Tapas / Small Plates

1st: Boca Bistro
2nd: Hamlet & Ghost
3rd: Thirsty Owl Saratoga
4th (TIE): 15 Church / The Brook Tavern / The Wishing Well

Best Fine Dining

1st: 15 Church
2nd: Panza's Restaurant
3rd: Olde Bryan Inn
4th (TIE): Longfellows / Osteria Danny

Best Winery, Brewery or Distillery

1st: Druthers
2nd: The Saratoga Winery
3rd: Walt & Whitman
4th: Artisanal Brew Works
5th: Thirsty Owl Saratoga

Best Dining On Saratoga Lake

1st: Carson's Woodside Tavern
2nd: Harvest & Hearth
3rd: Dock Brown's
4th: Panza's Brick Oven Pizza
5th: The Hideaway

Best Deli

1st: Roma Foods
2nd: Fat Paulie's Delicatessen
3rd: Russell's Deli
4th: Putnam Market
5th: Spring Street Deli & Pizzeria


Best Bar

1st: Kings Tavern
2nd: 9 Maple Ave.
3rd: The Parting Glass
4th: Hamlet & Ghost
5th: Carson's Woodside Tavern

Best Sports Bar

1st: The West Side Sports Bar & Grill
2nd: Peabody's
3rd: Saratoga Stadium
4th: Caroline Street Pub
5th: Kings Tavern

Best Hotel Bar

1st: Morrissey's - The Adelphi Hotel
2nd: The Diamond Club Restaurant - Embassy Suites
3rd: The Bar at Longfellows
4th: The Side Room - The Inn at Saratoga
5th: Bookmakers Restaurant & Lounge - Holiday Inn Saratoga Springs

Best Happy Hour

1st: Clancy's Tavern
2nd: Wheatfields
3rd (TIE): 2 West Bar & Grille / The Diamond Club Restaurant
5th: 4-way tie

Best Live Music

1st: Caffe Lena
2nd: Panza's Restaurant
3rd: Vapor Night Club
4th: Gaffney's
5th: Carson's Woodside Tavern

Best Dancing

1st: Vapor Night Club
2nd: The Night Owl
3rd: The Horseshoe Inn
4th: Saratoga City Tavern
5th: Gaffney's


Best Indoor Attraction

1st: Saratoga Springs History Museum
2nd: National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame
3rd: Saratoga Automobile Museum
4th: Northshire Bookstore
5th: Saratoga Casino Hotel

Best Shopping

1st: Impressions of Saratoga
2nd: Saratoga Olive Oil
3rd: Northshire Bookstore
4th: Spoken Boutique
5th: Common Thread Saratoga

Best Salon

1st: Nurture Green Salon & Spa
2nd (TIE): Blended Hair Studio / Fusion the Salon
4th: Saratoga Debut Salon & Boutique
5th: Lockettes The Salon


Best Place to Stay

1st: The Inn at Five Points (Note: Private residence as of April 2021)
2nd: Saratoga Dreams Bed & Breakfast
3rd: Batcheller Mansion Inn
4th: The Adelphi Hotel
5th: Homewood Suites by Hilton Saratoga


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Best Of Clifton Park

Best Attraction in Clifton Park

1st: Bowman Orchards
2nd (TIE): Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library / Upstate Concert Hall
4th: Pirate's Hideout
5th (TIE): The Fairways of Halfmoon / Van Patten Golf Club

Best Restaurant in Clifton Park

1st: Delmonico's Italian Steakhouse
2nd (TIE): Bellini's Italian Eatery / Nonna Maria's Italian Kitchen / Ravenswood
5th: Pasta Pane

Best Hotel in Clifton Park

1st: Hilton Garden Inn Clifton Park
2nd: Courtyard by Marriott Albany - Clifton Park
3rd (TIE): Homewood Suites by Hilton Clifton Park / La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Clifton Park
5th: Hampton Inn Clifton Park


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