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DIDonna's South Shore Restaurant - CLOSED

113 Route 9, Malta, NY 12020
+1 518-584-0227
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  • Excellent18%
  • Very good70%
  • Average0%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible12%
12 Oct 2015
“Another Friday night experience”
14 Oct 2014
“Reveiw was deleted?”
Restaurant Hours Closed
Italian, American, Seafood
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
113 Route 9, Malta, NY 12020
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Reviewed 12 October 2015

During the summertime we enjoy trying to go to as many River, Lake or pond area restaurants as we can. This Friday we chose DiDonna's South Shore in Malta - about an hour drive from home. We sat outside, even though it was a bit...More

Thank Jeannene A
Reviewed 14 October 2014

I am not sure why but my previous review was deleted so I will try again. We went there on a quiet night or so we thought. We sat at the bar since there were only another six people present and were greeted immediately. The...More

3  Thank John B
bigbig3710, Manager at DIDonna's South Shore Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 18 October 2014

Aside from the fact that you were with another man's girlfriend it wasn't a date and if it was a date you should have sat window side over looking the lake. It was verified with the bartender and the other patrons that this was a...More

Reviewed 19 August 2014

The restaurant is connected to a marina and has a low key, campy feel. We were very pleased with both the food and the service. I had a prime rib philly cheese melt that was just delicious. There were a few choices for sides, I...More

1  Thank MFC778
Reviewed 15 August 2014

My family and I rented a vacation home from DiDonnas recently and visited the restaurant almost every night we were there. The first night there wasn't anyone in the whole place but us. And everything was great from the service to the food. I can't...More

Thank Kristina T
Reviewed 2 August 2014

Upon entering I thought it was a depressing atmosphere...then the meal came..I had the prime rib topped with mushrooms and melted mozzerella. I guess the cheese topping was to hide how much fat was in the meat. I got mouthfuls of fat..then decided to take...More

Thank hereinny
bigbig3710, Manager at DIDonna's South Shore Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 12 August 2014

First you are entitled to your opinion however there are so many people who obviously do disagree with you as we have good reviews and plenty of repeat business. We do not have a "dump" and we do not have the "worst food ever". As...More

Reviewed 7 July 2014 via mobile

We stopped after church on a Sunday (sign says Breakfast,Lunch, Dinner) but they no longer serve breakfast. My husband had the chef's salad (excellent Italian Drsg) and I had the special - Chicken Parm Grinder. The food was very very good. We sat outside and...More

1  Thank Colleen G
bigbig3710, Manager at DIDonna's South Shore Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 13 August 2014

Thank you for taking the time to send a review and to let us know you enjoyed your stay. Sadly we had to discontinue breakfast but we have been able to make some slow renovations thus far. Yes the fence is there but you are...More

Reviewed 29 May 2014 via mobile

Rustic atmosphere and great service. We go here for a quick bite and a game of Scrabble. Meals are simple but very good. My only suggestion is to change the frying oil a little more often. Outdoor dining in season is nice with a great...More

1  Thank ValBinMaine
bigbig3710, Manager at DIDonna's South Shore Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 13 August 2014

Thank you for taking the time to give us a reivew! We are always happy to hear people have enjoyed there stay. We try to change the fryer oil at least once a week so I apologize it wasn't up to par and we have...More

Reviewed 20 May 2014

Surprisingly varied menu. Good / fresh food. Open for all meals so convenient that way - and facing the lake. They even have some outdoor space. Great service.

Thank Shalini S
bigbig3710, Manager at DIDonna's South Shore Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 24 May 2014

Thank you for your kind words expressing your visit to our restaurant. We look forward to having you again!

Reviewed 16 April 2014

This is a great little spot on the lake. They don't have anything fancy but the simple menu is usually pretty good. We usually get take-out and its always good. Nothing special but consistently good.

Thank five1three
Reviewed 3 September 2013

We had an enjoyable lunch here. The soup was fantastic, and the burgers are cooked to order. The staff are very welcoming and the restaurant has lots of interesting, rustic pieces. Of course, the best part is that it overlooks the lake. We would love...More

1  Thank marigr
bigbig3710, Manager at DIDonna's South Shore Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 12 September 2013

Thank you for giving us a try and so glad it was a positive experience for you. We look forward to your next visit!

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Restaurant Details

Average prices
US$ 10 - US$ 25
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Open Hours
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 113 Route 9, Malta, NY 12020
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Malta
  • Phone Number: +1 518-584-0227
  • E-mail
The only restaurant on Saratoga Lake with indoor and outdoor seating with a lake view! Warm food, warm service, nostalgic atmosphere, always a great time! Recently was written up in the Times Union by Cheryl Clark. American Italian cuisine, casual family atmosphere, daily delicious specials, drink specials, games at the tables, pool table and dart board. Comedy the last Friday of every month, large space for workshops, meetings, or parties to be held. Warm friendly service and very reasonable prices. There is a dance floor available for people who want to throw a party or benefit. If you are an artist and would like to display your work we have plenty of walls to choose from! Have a business you would like to share to network we are open to all ideas. Food Type: American (New), American (Traditional), Barbeque, Breakfast, Burgers, Diners, Hot Dogs, Italian, Pizza, Sandwiches, Seafood, Steakhouses, Tex-Mex, Vegetarian. Price Range $$ (10-30). Hours Mon, Wed-Fri: 11:00 am - 9:00pm, Sat - Sun: 8:00 am - 9:00 pm. Specialties: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Coffee, Drinks. Attire: Casual. Takes Reservations, Walk-Ins Welcome, Good For Groups, Good For Kids, Take Out, Delivery, Catering, Waiter Service, Outdoor Seating, Parking, Parking Lot, Public Transit. There is also a courtesy dock down at South Shore Marina so you can park your boat, come up and eat, then continue with your day on Saratoga Lake!
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