Top 10 Spots For Cheap Eats Under $15 In Saratoga Springs
Dining out doesn't have to break the bank. In fact, some of the best restaurants in Saratoga Springs offer incredible food at reasonable prices. Whether you're making room in the budget for a spa day or don't feel like cooking, the local restaurants on this list have you covered.
Cheap in Saratoga is not the same thing as cheap in New York City or Boston, so we've outlined our main parameters for this list:
- The dinner menu had to have plentiful options under $15
- Specials and happy hour deals were not taken into consideration in making the list
Now that we're all on the same page, here are 10 great spots for cheap eats in Saratoga Springs:
Dizzy Chicken Woodfired Rotisserie has brought some unique and flavorful eats to the Spa City. Their specialty, as implied by the name, is rotisserie chicken, but they also serve up smoked meats like pulled pork, brisket, turkey, and meatloaf. The majority of their entrees, which include a meat plus two sides, will set you back less than $15, and they offer a wide selection of affordable paninis, sandwiches, and salads to choose from.
Head down to The Local Pub & Teahouse in Saratoga's historic Dublin neighborhood for some delicious budget-friendly food. On the dinner menu, you'll find English and Irish pub fare like traditional bangers & mash and homemade shepherds pie, as well as burgers and sandwiches. Best of all, only a few entrees on the menu will set you back more than $15. For other great food deals, visit The Local earlier in the day for brunch or lunch.
In the mood for some tasty Mexican cuisine in Saratoga? Check out Cantina, which is located right on Broadway. They have a variety of fresh Mexican dishes that cost under $15, but the most impressive might be the SF Mission Burritos (charro beans, red rice, chipotle salsa, lettuce, queso blanco, and your choice of meat get wrapped up in a tortilla). You can also try the tacos, quesadillas, enchiladas, and small bites for under $15 too.
Known for their impressive beer selection, The Barrelhouse is an excellent spot to visit for cheap eats in Saratoga. Many of the items on their pub-inspired menu cost less than $15, including some hearty sandwiches and quesadillas with salsa. As of August 19, 2020, they are offering an altered menu that is subject to change. You can visit their Facebook page for the latest menu.
Beer Wine Pizza (BWP) is a local bar and grille located inside The Springs Apartments on Weibel Avenue in Saratoga. When you're craving jumbo wings, hand-tossed pizza, and all natural burgers for under $15, then you need to stop by BWP. They offer a wide array of budget-friendly items for both lunch and dinner.
If you'd like to sample a few items and still come in under $15, Sushi Thai Garden is a great choice. This Japanese-Thai restaurant features a la carte sushi and sashimi that you can mix & match and still come in under budget. The rice and noodle dishes tend to fall in the $12-$14 range and often leave you with leftovers for later. Browse the whole menu and look forward to enjoying authentic Japanese and Thai cuisine.
The Parting Glass is a Saratoga staple and one of the best Irish pubs in the Capital Region. They have everything you need for a fun time - great food, local and imported brews, and live music. Everything on their dinner menu, from the Irish fare to the pub grub favorites, costs under $15, making them a very budget-friendly dining option.
Editor's Note 12/7/20: Dock Brown's is temporarily closed and plans to re-open in the spring of 2021.
What do you get when you combine cheap eats with lakeside views? We're talking about Dock Brown's Lakeside Tavern on Saratoga Lake! Featuring upscale pub fare and a great selection of craft beer and cocktails, this is one Saratoga restaurant you need to visit. You can order one of their most popular items, Dock's Burger, for just $13.50. Or, choose from the fish tacos, smoked pulled pork, wraps, and salads that cost under $15.
Editor's Note: Comfort Kitchen will be temporarily closed from 12/20/20 until further notice.
Restaurants sourcing local ingredients aren't always expensive. Case in point, Comfort Kitchen. They source ingredients from several local farms, but many of their menu items are under $15, such as the chicken tacos, pulled pork sandwich, veggie burger, mac 'n' cheese, and a variety of fresh salads.
Kraverie is the fusion of two Jersey City food trucks right here in Saratoga Springs. This Beekman Street restaurant has everything from a unique taco selection (3 for $13) to bibimbap, a traditional Korean dish. Most of their menu items are in the $13-$16 range, and in some dishes, you can add on meat for a little extra.