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2128 Doubleday Ave, Ballston Spa, NY
+1 518-884-2926
16:30 - 21:00
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Sun 09:00 - 20:00
Wed - Thu 16:30 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 16:30 - 22:00
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Upstate New York, United States
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a very nice restaurant. We had a good meal. Partner is gluten and dairy intolerant and was able to get a good meal here. Good prices too.

Thank Karen C
Level Contributor
5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

On a recent Sunday morning had the big breakfast of buckwheat pancakes (took 3/4 home!) with REAL maple syrup, eggs, toast, yummy home fries, good jam -- all served hot and delicious! Wish the coffee had not been so weak...service was pleasant and the setting was nice. Would be nice to have some background music -- light jazz, maybe?

Thank Elise L
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
24 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

This restaurant has a lot of potential but management needs to get involved. I might go back for lunch if it was in the neighborhood. But the wait staff was so slow I'd be worried I'd be late back to work. -Food quality The food was ok. Between average and poor. The risotto was mushy (as expected) but without much... More 

Thank ZanderDubbs
Ballston Spa, New York
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

Having celiac disease, as well as many other allergies and dietary restrictions, it is so nice to finally have a place I can enjoy a great (gluten free) meal and not have to worry or wait for the discomfort if it's been contaminated in some way! And there are many options I haven't been able to indulge in for a... More 

Thank TheDuffs1110
albany, ny
Level Contributor
7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

My husband and I stopped in to Fifty South on a whim when the restaurant we were reserved at lost power. The place was mostly empty so we thought a nice quiet evening would ensue. (Not so much) The chips and tapenade were very good and food was a solid 3.5-4*. If you enjoy hearing loud screams and schrilling voices... More 

Thank DivaMommy028
Niskayuna, New York
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204 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016

We have been to a wedding catered by 50 South and it was the best food we have had at a wedding. So we looked forward to our first visit to the restaurant and it was fantastic. The board at the entrance shows their associations with local farmers and artisans. We had the smoked dusk macaroni and cheese which was... More 

Thank Heidi D
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

We loved the new menu with continuing emphasis on local sourcing. The chips and tapenade are a wonderful start to any meal. The maple salmon was exceptional.

Thank Jim S
West Falls, New York
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138 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016

We randomly wandered in here before a concert after the place we were thinking of going was closed. Holy moly did we luck out! This place is great and the type of place we love back home- local, fresh ingredients. Burger was amazing. My wife said her ruben was possibly hte best she has ever had. Staff is friendly and... More 

Thank jy3
Delmar, New York
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016

This restaurant offers a limited number of items, but each one is excellent. There were seemingly house made potato chips and tapenade for each table (instead of the usual bread/rolls). The soup, a broccoli, leek and cream was perfect. Stuffed mushroom appetizer was delightful, a bargain at $6. The vegetarian entree (stuffed portobello mushroom) was visually gorgeous and tasty excellent... More 

Thank alicemaltbie
Saratoga Springs, New York
Level Contributor
6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 May 2016

A friend and I had been to the restaurant several times and enjoyed ourselves. The last visit was so horrendous we will never return. My friend got a gluten free reuben, and half the corned beef was so thick and tough it was inedible. Showed it to the waitress, she went into the kitchen and came back saying the cook... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 5 - US$ 20
American, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Reservations, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Open Hours
09:00 - 20:00
16:30 - 21:00
16:30 - 21:00
16:30 - 22:00
16:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2128 Doubleday Ave, Ballston Spa, NY
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Ballston Spa
  • Phone Number: +1 518-884-2926

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?