Off-Campus Dining

Location
Saratoga Springs, NY
Undergrads
2,648
Tuition
$44,170
Admission Difficulty
Average
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5 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Saratoga Springs is a summer vacation destination for New Yorkers and as such is home to a multitude of excellent restaurants. Most are upscale and so only suitable for parental visits or special occasions. There are also a few more affordable options that cater to the student and full-time resident population. There are very few bad restaurants and just when you thought that you've been to most places you'll discover something new.

5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Love the Jazz influence the town has

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5 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: Many restaurants in Saratoga Springs of all types.

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4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Off-campus dining is great!! Saratoga Springs is pretty much just one big street with shops, restaurants, and bars. It kind of reminds me of those small one street towns you see in western movies. Anyways, there are are a lot of cheap take out places that serve quality food, but you'll also find plenty of fancy restaurants if you are into that.

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5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Saratoga has a ton of restaurants of all different cuisines!! Some can be on the pricier side, but there are plenty of cheaper options for college students and everything is delicious.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 135th
    Best Off-Campus Dining Variety
  • 1354th
    Best Off-Campus Dining Cost

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Caroline Wurtzel
Hometown
Great Neck, NY
Major
English (Studio Art Minor)
Grad Year
2012
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Saratoga Springs has many, many restaurants. There is a huge range of restaurants from coffee shops to three-course fancy restaurants. There is a range of American, Italian, Mexican, Chinese, Japanese, Thai, and Indian foods. Students often frequent restaurants downtown, but some restaurants are certainly saved for Celebration Weekend, when parents come up to visit. Uncommon Grounds, a coffee/bagel shop, is a popular Skidmore hangout to catch up with your friends on a Saturday morning or to do some work over the weekend (lots of outlets and free Wi-Fi!). Other popular Skidmore coffee spots include Coffee Traders and Virgil's House.  

Some other traditional Skidmore spots include Esperanto, a popular late-night Mexican pizzeria conveniently located on Caroline Street right next to all of the bars. There are also a string of chain restaurants in Wilton including Chipotle, Five Guys, and fast food restaurants like McDonald's and Taco Bell. All of a college student's options are covered!

Facts & Statistics

24-Hour Dining
  • Denny's
  • Dunkin' Donuts
Best Asian
Sushi Thai Garden
Best Breakfast
  • Country Corner Café
  • Uncommon Grounds Coffee & Tea
Best Coffee
  • Uncommon Grounds Coffee & Tea
  • Virgil's House
Best Dessert
  • Mrs. London's
  • Plum Dandy Frozen Yogurt
Best Healthy
Four Seasons Natural Foods
Best Late-Night
Esperanto
Best Mexican
Mexican Connection
Best Pizza
  • D'Andrea's Pizza
  • Esperanto
  • Pope Pizza
Best Wings
  • PJ's Bar-B-Q
  • Wings Over Saratoga
Best Place to Take a Date
  • Max London's
  • Ravenous
Best Place to Take Your Parents
  • Chiante Il Ristorante
  • Max London's
  • Scallions Restaurant
  • Wheatfields Restaurant & Bar
Other Places to Check Out
  • Beekman Street Bistro
  • Ben & Jerry's
  • Cantina
  • Chipotle Mexican Grill
  • Dairy Haus
  • Five Guys Burgers & Fries
  • Forno Bistro
  • Gaffney's Restaurant
  • Harvest & Hearth
  • Hot Dog Charlie's
  • Irish Times Pub & Restaurant
  • Jacob & Anthony's
  • Leon's
  • Little India
  • Maestro's at the Van Dam
  • McDonald's
  • Moe's Southwest Grill
  • Mouzon House
  • Pacific Grill
  • Panera Bread
  • Peabody's Restaurant
  • Phila Fusion
  • Taco Bell
Did You Know?
Esperanto was founded by a Skidmore professor who was also the inventor of "the Doughboy." "The Doughboy" is a lot like a Hot Pocket-wrapped inside pizza dough you find cheese, chives, and chicken, which is a wonderful late-night treat.

Grocery StoresWhat's This?

Hannaford Supermarkets
95 Weibel Ave.
(518) 587-0360
www.hannaford.com
Daily 24 hours
Price Chopper
19 Railroad Place
(518) 584-9400
www.pricechopper.com
Daily 6 a.m.-12 a.m.
Price Chopper
115 Ballston Ave.
(518) 580-9176
www.pricechopper.com
Daily 24 hours

Restaurant ListingsWhat's This?

Bailey's Café
Food: Coffee, full bar, light fare, sandwiches
37 Phila St.
(518) 583-6060
www.baileyscafe.com
Price: $10-$15
Cool Features: Live music Thursday through Sunday
Beverly's
Food: Breakfast
47 Phila St.
(518) 583-2755
Price: $10-$15
Brindisi's Restaurant & Bar
Food: Upscale Italian
390 Broadway Ave.
(518) 587-6262
Price: $15-$20
Chianti Il Ristorante
Food: Upscale Italian
18 Division St.
(518) 580-0025
www.chiantiristorante.com
Price: $15-$25
Circus Café
Food: American
392 Broadway Ave.
(518) 583-1106
www.circuscafe.com
Price: $10-$20
Compton Restaurant
Food: Breakfast
457 Broadway Ave.
(518) 584-9632
Price: $5-$10
Country Corner Café
Food: American, breakfast
25 Church St.
(518) 583-7889
countrycornercafe.net
Price: $5-$10
D'Andrea's Pizza
Food: Italian, pizza
33 Caroline St.
(518) 584-3632
www.dandreaspizza.com
Price: $5-$10
Denny's
Food: American
468 Louden Road
(518) 580-1598
www.dennys.com
Price: $8-$15
Dunkin' Donuts
Food: Coffee/tea, doughnuts
647 Maple Ave.
(518) 581-1053
www.dunkindonuts.com
Price: $3-$8
Esperanto
Food: Mexican
6 1/2 Caroline St.
(518) 587-4236
www.go2esperanto.com
Price: $5-$10
Cool Features: Home of "the Doughboy"
Four Seasons Natural Foods
Food: Organic/healthy
33 Phila St.
(518) 584-4670
www.fourseasonsnaturalfoods.com
Price: $5-$10
Hattie's Restaurant
Food: Southern and Louisiana cuisine
45 Phila St.
(518) 584-4790
www.hattiesrestaurant.com
Price: $15-$25
Cool Features: Bobby Flay lost in a "throw-down" at Hattie's!
Legends Café
Food: Salads, sandwiches
102 Congress St.
(518) 583-3411
www.legendscafesaratoga.com
Price: $5-$10
Lillian's Restaurant
Food: American
408 Broadway Ave.
(518) 587-7766
www.lilliansrestaurant.com
Price: $10-$20
The Local Pub & Teahouse
Food: English and Irish pub food
142 Grand Ave.
(518) 587-7256
www.thelocalpubandteahouse.com
Price: $10-$25
Longfellows
Food: Upscale American, seafood
500 Union Ave.
(518) 587-0108
www.longfellows.com
Price: $15-$30
Max London's
Food: Upscale American
466 Broadway Ave.
(518) 587-3535
www.maxlondons.com
Price: $15-$35
Mexican Connection
Food: Mexican
41 Nelson Ave.
(518) 584-4466
www.mexconx.com
Price: $10-$15
Mrs. London's
Food: Coffee, gourmet pastries
464 Broadway Ave.
(518) 581-1652
www.mrslondons.com
Price: $5-$10
Nunzio's Pizza & Deli
Food: American, Italian
119 Clinton St.
(518) 584-3840
Price: $5-$15
Olde Bryan Inn
Food: Upscale American
123 Maple Ave.
(518) 587-2990
www.oldebryaninn.com
Price: $15-$25
One Caroline Street Bistro
Food: Upscale American
1 Caroline St.
(518) 587-2026
www.onecaroline.com
Price: $10-$15
PJ's Bar-B-Q
Food: Barbecue
1 Kaydeross Ave. W
(518) 583-2445
www.pjsbarbq.com
Price: $8-$15
Plum Dandy Frozen Yogurt
Food: Frozen yogurt
419 Broadway Ave.
(518) 871-1525
Price: $3-$8
Pope Pizza
Food: Italian, pizza
232 Washington St.
(518) 587-1643
Price: $5-$10
Putnam Market
Food: Gourmet sandwiches, salads
435 Broadway Ave.
(518) 587-3663
www.putnammarket.com
Price: $10-$15
Cool Features: Also a specialty grocery store
Ravenous
Food: Crepes
21 Phila St.
(518) 581-0560
www.ravenouscrepes.com
Price: $5-$15
Cool Features: Pommes frittes with lots of different dipping sauces
Roma Foods
Food: Italian market, sandwiches, subs
222 Washington St.
(518) 587-6004
www.romafoods.com
Price: $5-$10
Cool Features: More kinds of cheese than you knew existed
Saratoga Coffee Traders
Food: Bagels, coffee/tea, sandwiches
447 Broadway Ave.
(518) 584-5600
www.saratogacoffeetraders.com
Price: $5-$10
Scallions Restaurant
Food: American
44 Lake Ave.
(518) 584-0192
www.scallionsrestaurant.com
Price: $10-$15
Spring Street Deli & Pizzeria
Food: American, pizza
132 Spring St.
(518) 584-0994
www.springstreetdeli.net
Price: $5-$10
The Stadium Café
Food: American
389 Broadway Ave.
(518) 226-4437
www.thestadiumcafe.com
Price: $10-$15
Sushi Thai Garden
Food: Japanese, Thai
44 Phila St.
(518) 580-0900
www.sushithaigarden.com
Price: $10-$15
Uncommon Grounds Coffee & Tea
Food: Bagels, coffee/tea, sandwiches, soups
402 Broadway Ave.
(518) 581-0656
www.uncommongrounds.com
Price: $3-$8
Cool Features: Chess, checkers, and magazines to amuse the slow-sipping coffee-drinkers.
Virgil's House
Food: Coffee
86 Henry St.
(518) 587-2949
virgilshouse.com
Price: $5-$10
Wheatfields Restaurant & Bar
Food: Italian
440 Broadway Ave.
(518) 587-0534
www.wheatfields.com
Price: $10-$15
Cool Features: Pasta and bread made in-house
Wings Over Saratoga
Food: American, wings
105 West Ave.
(518) 584-8200
wingsoversaratoga.foodtecsolutions.com:9443
Price: $8-$15

Student Polls

Rate the off-campus restaurants on the following topics    Based on 30 responses

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  • Cost
  • Convenience
  • Healthy/organic options
  • Late-night options
  • Quality
  • Student discounts
  • Variety/number of options
  • Vegetarian/vegan options

How would you rate the diversity of off-campus dining options?    Based on 34 responses

  • 0% An endless repetition of the same few places.
  • 6% Mostly just chain restaurants and fast food.
  • 24% Enough variety to keep things interesting.
  • 71% A nice variety of local spots and ethnic cuisine.
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