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“Friendly staff, Lovely View, Yummy Food”

Carson`s Woodside Tavern
Ranked #3 of 28 Restaurants in Malta
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$ 11 - US$ 30
Description: Carson's Woodside Tavern is serving up an irresistible assortment of American fare that truly reflects the diverse combination of cultural influences that make our country so awesome. You can go "all-American" with a classic burger or the perfect prime rib, or enjoy pasta dishes (inspired by our chef's family roots in Italy), Cajun flavors, spicy Mexican appetizers, house-made German bratwurst (knockwurst, sauerbraten and sauerkraut during Oktoberfest!), Irish corned beef and cabbage in March (don't forget the Guinness!), and French influences in our sauces and specials. And of course, we have house-made soups daily, a wide variety of side and entree salads, and vegan and gluten-free options. In other words, there's something for everyone at Carson's!
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Description: Carson's Woodside Tavern is serving up an irresistible assortment of American fare that truly reflects the diverse combination of cultural influences that make our country so awesome. You can go "all-American" with a classic burger or the perfect prime rib, or enjoy pasta dishes (inspired by our chef's family roots in Italy), Cajun flavors, spicy Mexican appetizers, house-made German bratwurst (knockwurst, sauerbraten and sauerkraut during Oktoberfest!), Irish corned beef and cabbage in March (don't forget the Guinness!), and French influences in our sauces and specials. And of course, we have house-made soups daily, a wide variety of side and entree salads, and vegan and gluten-free options. In other words, there's something for everyone at Carson's!
Reviewed 2 April 2018

Our little trio visited Carson's for the first time last night (Easter Sunday); it is one of a handful of days the restaurant takes reservations, which we made. Upon our arrival we found ourselves outside taking selfies with the lake behind us (and we were not alone, later in the night we saw waiters/waitresses kindly taking family portraits for their dinner guests with the lovely setting sun over the lake backdrop). Every employee we encountered was friendly and helpful, and seemed to go out of their way to make all their guests feel very welcomed.

We started with the Surf and Turf Skewers - which were flame-grilled marinated shrimp and flank steak, served with a fresh diced tomato-basil salad and balsamic reduction glaze. The cool tomato-basil salad was a refreshing compliment to the flame-grilled smokiness.

For dinner our daughter had Q's Mac and Cheese - which she loved, "sometimes mac and cheese can try too hard", she said, but this was perfect with the sharp cheddar and crunching potato chip like topping. My husband went with the Grilled Salmon (which came with sautéed spinach and brown rice pilaf) - he devoured it, and I went with The Lakeside. It was marinated and flamed-grilled chicken breasts served with a warm salad of red cabbage, carrots, apples, Brussels sprouts, roasted beets, and walnuts, tossed with the house shallot-thyme vinaigrette. I ordered this primarily for the warm salad (which was delicious), but again the flame-grilled smokiness on the chicken was a real winner.

My husband and I were done after dinner, but our daughter says dessert is a must at every restaurant (she typically takes at .least half of her meal home to save room). Tonight she decided on the Reese's peanut butter cake - it was really good, but rich, and got the better of her. Maybe I should suggest she try dessert first one night.

We are definitely wanting to come back to try those burgers, salads, and Tuxedo Shrimp appetizers with horseradish and bacon.

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Susie C, Owner at Carson`s Woodside Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 4 April 2018

Wow, Patricia! You just made our day! Thank you so much for taking the time to write this wonderful review! So happy that you enjoyed everything. We were delighted that we were able to open the deck and keep it toasty enough for folks to linger over dinner and enjoy the view. It's very kind of you to share your experience and we so appreciate it. We look forward to seeing you and your family again!

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Reviewed 23 March 2018

Enjoyed lunch at Carson's with a friend. Large windows open to Saratoga Lake views and the ridge. Very nice. Food was good. Excellent Sweet Potato Fries with the wrap. Good place to relax and enjoy family and/or friends in a nice atmosphere.

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Reviewed 19 March 2018 via mobile

I just wish they were closer to Clifton Park. That being said Bill Carson and his beautiful wife Susie do a great job. Food and setting fantastic. Many thanks to Max and Monica they are great servers. Salad was wonderful. Corned beef and cabbage tender and plentiful. The menu is great and extensive.Now on our schedule for every week. You won't be disappointed

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Susie C, Owner at Carson`s Woodside Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 21 March 2018

Wow, thank you so much, Karen! We do love St. Paddy's Day with all the fixin's! So glad you could join us and that you enjoyed everything. We really appreciate your kind words and your taking the time to write this wonderful review. Hope to see you soon!

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Reviewed 17 March 2018 via mobile

Waitress was great, food was fantastic. Came here on Saint Patrick's day because the holiday specials are usually spot on. Could not have made a better choice, had the rueben chowder and the corned beef and cabbage and topped it off with the Bailey's cheese cake. Live Irish music and a nice relaxed
crowd. Great time!!!!!!

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Susie C, Owner at Carson`s Woodside Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 19 March 2018

Thank you, Mike! So glad you could join us for the St. Paddy's Day festivities and the holiday fare. We're happy that you enjoyed the food, the atmosphere and the other awesome patrons and we really appreciate you taking the time to write this nice review! Hope to see you again soon!

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Reviewed 9 March 2018 via mobile

Love the view even in winter. Had their special 1/2 sandwich prime rib and a side of beer battered fries delicious! Quick service.

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Susie C, Owner at Carson`s Woodside Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 11 March 2018

Thank you so much for taking the time to give us this nice review! Much appreciated! Glad you enjoyed your visit to Carson's.

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