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The Whistling Kettle

24 Front St, Ballston Spa, NY 12020-1776
+1 518-884-2664
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Overview
  • Excellent57%
  • Very good32%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“lunch” (65 reviews)
“quiche” (27 reviews)
“scones” (40 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Cafe, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
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LOCATION
24 Front St, Ballston Spa, NY 12020-1776
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A popular location for lunch or afternoon tea with a comfortable, informal cafe feel to it. There’s a wide variety of loose-leaf tea, which comes to the table brewed in an effective, functional, insulated stainless-steel teapot. Soups, salads, sandwiches, & sweets can be ordered separately...More

Thank Freespirit134
kettle2, Public Relations Manager at The Whistling Kettle, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We're glad you and your family stopped in, and we're glad to hear we were able to have a little something for everyone! Hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There is usually a wait here, both to be seated and to get your food, but you get nice choice of soups, sandwiches, salads, and desserts. Phenomenal tea selection to enjoy with your meal or to take leaves/accessories home to brew.

Thank KKW_from_NY
kettle2, Public Relations Manager at The Whistling Kettle, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for coming in, and enjoying the tea! Hope you'll stop in again soon.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our first visit here. My wife ordered the maple walnut tea. It was very good. And I ordered the "Sinful Delight" coffee.....yummy! For food we shared an Asian chicken salad. It was so flavorful! I ordered the afternoon tea which is where you order a...More

Thank Tileman1213
kettle2, Public Relations Manager at The Whistling Kettle, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for coming in! So glad to hear you enjoyed everything, and we do hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Spring is just breaking and time to get out of the house. The Whistling Kettle was busy, but we found a table and hubby enjoyed a sausage/pepper panini and I had dessert crepe of berries and cream. A specialty tea topped off my decadent sweet...More

Thank Lil C
kettle2, Public Relations Manager at The Whistling Kettle, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for coming in and for this review! We're so glad to hear you enjoyed and we do hope to see you back soon!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Today, I chose to have a pot of tea and the three-tiered luncheon special. Everything tasted excellent and I would gladly go again. I also bought some tea.

Thank UpstateNYer_10
kettle2, Public Relations Manager at The Whistling Kettle, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for coming in! Glad you enjoyed your lunch and for buying some tea to take home, see you soon!

Reviewed 28 February 2018 via mobile

Get the tiered lunch, it's so much fun! The ratatouille sandwich is great, as are the scones and the lavender tea! Mom had soup and salad which she said both were awesome. One of my new favorite spots!

Thank QH G
kettle2, Public Relations Manager at The Whistling Kettle, responded to this reviewResponded 9 March 2018

Glad to hear you and your mom liked lunch! Hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 26 February 2018

Usually try and bring my daughter here for a special event or treat. The food is great, lots of variety so you can find something for everyone. Pleasant service, pretty interior, and a great local spot. The scones with clotted cream and jam are heavenly!...More

Thank Susan G
kettle2, Public Relations Manager at The Whistling Kettle, responded to this reviewResponded 9 March 2018

Thanks for the kind review Susan, so glad you enjoyed the food!

Reviewed 11 February 2018

Met a friend for lunch and was very impressed. Got the tea service which includes two savory items and a sweet. Everything was absolutely delicious. hardest part picking what to try. Can't wait to go back.

Thank svansleet
kettle2, Public Relations Manager at The Whistling Kettle, responded to this reviewResponded 12 February 2018

Thanks for coming in. We're glad you and your friend had such an enjoyable experience. We hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 24 December 2017

Perhaps this is just a tough time of year to expect much. From the first, it was difficult to even get near the door of this restaurant, as the street had foot deep ice water and snow that one had to cross to get there....More

Thank jett137
kettle2, Owner at The Whistling Kettle, responded to this reviewResponded 3 January 2018

Hello Sir, I'm sorry you did not have a great experience. Unfortunately we are beholden to the village to clear the streets to allow for the ice water to drain. Due to the weather conditions on that day there was a lot of melted water...More

Reviewed 22 December 2017

Whistling Kettle is the place for lunch or early dinner. Great selection of soups, crepes, sandwiches, sweet or savory cakes, SCONES w/clotted cream - and tea, of course. Service is generally excellent and pleasant. I'd recommend the Whistling Kettle to anyone looking for a delicious,...More

Thank Carney1947
kettle2, Public Relations Manager at The Whistling Kettle, responded to this reviewResponded 29 January 2018

Thanks for coming in Carney. We're so happy to see you rate us 5 stars and that you've enjoyed dining with us. See you soon.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 6 - USD 19
Meals
Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 24 Front St, Ballston Spa, NY 12020-1776
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Ballston Spa
  • Phone Number: +1 518-884-2664
  • E-mail
Description
The Whistling Kettle is a full service cafe and tea room with a diverse menu offering for everyone. Paninis, crepes, artisan soups, plenty of salad choices, home made scones, tea sandwiches, beer and wine and over 150+ types of tea. We also offer all our tea in bulk as well as a full line of merchandise.
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