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Iron Roost

36 Front St, Ballston Spa, NY 12020
+1 518-309-3535
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good28%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (9 reviews)
“waffles” (105 reviews)
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American, Cafe, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
36 Front St, Ballston Spa, NY 12020
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Certainly Good - But It's Mostly About the Hype. Solid, sometimes imaginative entrees. Have to trade off things like 'seating comfort.'

Thank goodboring
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food, the atmosphere, the staff all make you feel good just being here. I noticed the first time I went, that after I ate, how good I felt after the meal. The quality of the locally sourced food, and inventive recipes used create unexpected,...More

Thank webDev98
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great atmosphere! Great food! Owner very friendly along with the rest of the staff. Very unique interior old exposed brick walls...just a great venue!

Thank Lee H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My fiancé and I have been here a few times, and the food is delicious! Fantastic waffles and there are many variations to please just about anybody. They also offer really good specialty coffee's and teas. There is generally a wait when we have gone...More

Thank IK720
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

They do a lot with waffles but generally everything is good. The coffee and tea is excellent too. very busy on weekend mornings.

Thank Teddyo94
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Outstanding is an understatement! The ambiance is perfection, the food couldn't be any better, and the service is like no other. Was in town for my daughters crew races and found this little spot as we were looking for a mix of bother breakfast and...More

Thank Nicole W
Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

Charming place for breakfast. Lots of choices to satisfy your pallette. Savory and sweet waffles served up alone or as sandwiches. Wonderful coffee and desserts also. Venue is small but it all seems to generally work out. Small tables in quaint seating areas. Outside patio...More

Thank Karen S
Reviewed 7 April 2017

What a great place for breakfast and lunch! On FrontStreet in Ballson Spa. The layout is so comfortable and always nice music playing, etc...And, the food is great! Staff is always very friendly and they have a great system down...a little different but nice. If...More

Thank Walt G
Reviewed 3 April 2017 via mobile

This place is always crowded, we are always in a line but takes 15 minutes to seat you, no wonder they are always busy, their Nutella waffles are amazing. The egg waffles are nice too. It is a must visit place

Thank Cyrinaaaaa
Reviewed 20 March 2017

great breakfast place! great foot, great service!! healthty! delicious! WHAT MORE COULD YOU ASK FOR?

Thank hikergirlj
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
I have a small child that usually enjoys coloring when we visit restaurants, it keeps her distracted until the food arrives. Do they have coloring books and decent crayons for the kids? What about a kids menu?
17 May 2017|
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Response from IronRoost | Property representative |
Hello! Yes, we have coloring books and crayons for kids, as well as some small toys and games (located on our bookshelf in the back of the restaurant). We don't have a specific kids menu, but we recommend the Waffle Sticks... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 15
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
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
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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!