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Iron Roost

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36 Front St, Ballston Spa, NY 12020
+1 518-309-3535
07:00 - 14:00
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Schenectady, New York
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80 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There was a 30 minute wait next door at the Tea Kettle with no place to sit and wait so we ended up down the street a little bit. I was glad though cause it was some place I hadn't been before. We had to wait about 15 minutes but at least there was a place to sit and we... More 

Thank Tricia S
Ballston Lake, New York
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

They have savory and sweet waffles! Try a waffle sandwich (savory batter) or a traditional one! My favorite is one tpwith lemon and strawberries. Delicious!! We try to take visitor here, and it's always a hit!

Thank Dantinis
Johnstown, New York
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The breakfast is delicious and the coffee is first rate, served in bid mugs! Serving a variety of locally sourced foods make this cafe outstanding. The French toast waffle is to die for, and there are also gluten free choices. Friendly staff and quick service

Thank Mary Ann M
Ballston Spa, New York
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23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Iron Roost offers a good selection of different waffles. It's very busy on the weekend, so be prepared to wait. The waiting area is drafty in the winter, but the staff is quick to provide warm drinks (not free) to carry you through until your table is ready. The food and coffee are tasty.

Thank Eileen L
Rockland County, NY
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

Great food and great atmosphere. Hope all the tourists at Saratoga don't find out about this gem a few miles down the road.

Thank RandR_2009
Albany, New York
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25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

I've been here a few times and it's consistently great. Comfortable and cozy environment, very friendly service. I love that it's unique in serving so many foods on waffles, but yet all great and familiar options. I've tried a variety of their savory waffles and each has been delicious. They also have gluten free and veg options, which is always... More 

Thank emmalinalolly
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57 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

We recently had breakfast at the Irin Roost. First of all, their coffee, served in wonderful mugs was amazing. We placed our order at the counter, and our items were served to us at our table. Food was pleasing to the eye, hot and delicious! Coffee refills were available. Nice place to visit with friends...no rush to get us out.... More 

Thank luv2flyNy
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34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

Excellent and original breakfast served in a warm and cozy atmosphere... Bacon side was massive and delicious; enough for two.

Thank Lisa B
Niskayuna, New York
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

What could be better than gourmet waffles, great coffee, and excellent service at affordable prices? This is a hotspot you can't pass up. Only downside was the really long wait for a table.

Thank D S
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20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

Excellent food, friendly staff. Great location downtown. In the spring and summer there is a farmer's market across the street. Several gluten free options as well. We will be returning.

Thank Gretchen B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 5 - US$ 15
American, Cafe, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 36 Front St, Ballston Spa, NY 12020
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Ballston Spa
  • Phone Number: +1 518-309-3535
Here at Iron Roost, we dare to be different. Our specialty is gourmet waffles, but it really is so much more!! Kind service, a cozy atmosphere, and some of the best darn coffee you'll ever sip on. We are passionate about what we do, and take pride in the quality and uniqueness of our product. We use only the finest and freshest ingredients to create dishes that will fill your belly and warm your heart. We hope you enjoy your experience as much as we did creating it.
Thank you. Long live the waffle!

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