11 Top Spots For Cheap Eats Under $15 In Saratoga Springs
Dining out doesn't have to break the bank. In fact, some of the best spots in Saratoga Springs have incredible food at reasonable prices. Whether you're making room in the budget for a spa day or don't feel like cooking, the 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 parameters for this list:
- The dinner menu had to have plentiful options under $15
- Specials and happy hour deals were not taken into consideration for making the list
- We skipped places that focus on takeout and delivery
Now that we're all on the same page, here are eleven great spots for cheap eats in Saratoga:
Crepes aren't limited to breakfast and dessert. Ravenous offers a variety of savory and sweet crepes all coming in under $14 a plate. If you can spare a few more dollars, spring for the Ravenous Classic Prix Fixe. For $17.99 you get a full three-course meal. The Prix Fixe includes a small pommes frites, your choice of a classic crepe, and a petite sweet.
On the dinner menu at The Local you'll find English and Irish favorites like fish 'n' chips and bangers & mash. Only a few dishes on the menu will set you back more than fifteen bucks. For even more great food deals, check out The Local for lunch specials and their late night 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 signature burgers for under $15, then you need to visit BWP. They offer a wide array of budget-friendly items on their lunch and dinner menu, and you can get cheap drinks too during happy hour on Sun-Mon and Wed-Fri.
If you'd like to sample a few items and still come in under $15, Sushi Thai Garden is a great choice. They offer a variety of sushi rolls and sashimi that you can mix and match and still come in under budget. Rice and noodle dishes tend to fall in the $12-$14 range and often leave you with leftovers for later.
This Irish pub is a Saratoga staple. They have great food, local and imported brews, and live music. All entrées, except for the steak of the day, come in under $14. Besides being affordable, The Parting Glass is an awesome spot for late night dining. Their kitchen is open until midnight or later 7 days a week.
Mexican cuisine is a pretty good bet for cheap eats and Cantina is no exception. They have a variety of dishes right under the $15 mark, but the most impressive might be the SF Mission Burritos. Charro beans, red rice, fresh salsa, lettuce, chihuahua cheese, and your choice of meat get wrapped up in a tortilla and smothered with a scrumptious sauce. On the side, you'll get the house specialty, cactus fries.
Known for their impressive beer menu, The Barrelhouse is a bit of a sleeper in the local restaurant scene. Many items on their menu are $15 or less. Don't forget to check out their daily specials ranging from creative sandwich creations to unique takes on tacos.
Dizzy Chicken has brought some unique and healthy eats to town. 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 entrées, which are a meat plus two sides, will set you back less than $15, but there's also a wide selection of affordable paninis, sandwiches, and salads to choose from as well.
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 $13. A burger or sandwich plus a side will come in right around $15.
Kraverie is the fusion of two Jersey City food trucks right here in Saratoga Springs. This Korean BBQ and creperie fusion has everything from tacos (3 for $13) to bibimbap, a traditional Korean dish. Most of the menu is $16 and under, until you add on meat for an extra charge. Don't let that turn you off—Thursdays are Burger & a Beer night, where you can get a burger and a beer for a cool $14.
The Falafel Den
You'll find authentic Mediterranean cuisine at The Falafel Den. Their specialties include gyros, falafel, and stuffed grape leaves. Everything on the menu is under $15, but our favorites include the falafel wrap and the platters. The platters have chicken or beef gyro meat served over rice, with hummus, pita, and a side of Arabic salad.