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The Rusty Nail

1781 Route 9, Clifton Park, NY 12065-2413
+1 518-371-9875
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good38%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“wings” (104 reviews)
“veggie burger” (3 reviews)
“garlic parm” (2 reviews)
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American, Bar, Pub
$$ - $$$
1781 Route 9, Clifton Park, NY 12065-2413
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Reviewed 2 days ago

KW was visiting and we needed a place to watch the Pats game. The Rusty Nail was highly recommended. Typically when a parking lot is full and the end of the regular football season is on, one wouldn't expect to find a seat at the...More

Thank Marca P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were looking for a new place to watch the rest of the game and enjoy a beer and some wings. We were not disappointed at all. Everything was delish! I love a rare burger and it isn't often it really comes out rare. It...More

Thank Jackster14817
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Neighborhood spot for a meal. Good wait staff. Popular in the summer, with outside patio. Great wings!

Thank Neal and Betsy B
Reviewed 12 November 2017

The food is excellent and reasonably priced. I ordered the French dip and the portions were very good

Thank wstewar5
Reviewed 12 November 2017

We've been going to the Rusty Nail for years. It has a friendly, welcoming atmosphere. The wait staff is great and they make very one feel welcome. The beer is always cold and the food is good tavern food. The wings are awesome! My only...More

Thank Allinclusivefan0330
Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

Excellent service and food. Waitresses were friendly, quick and helpful with suggestions and guidance.

Thank 849geraldd
Reviewed 10 November 2017

This is a good place to come to for your birthday of you like wings. I have been here a couple of times with friends birthday wings.

Thank Lizzy2003
Reviewed 23 October 2017

Went there for drinks on a Saturday night. There was a decent crowd and it was also Karaoke night, which was a lot of fun. Good drinks and good pub snacks.

Thank DHC518
Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

Food is good but men are vulgar and ogling women who come in. Loud music is awful Take food out Only do it if you like loud places with sleazy men sitting around

2  Thank emmyFortLauderdale
Reviewed 4 October 2017

Excellent food in a pub atmosphere. Menu typical of pub type place. Lots of TVs in the bar area. Wall unit holding mugs for regular customers.

Thank mikeyinny
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Questions & Answers
9 August 2016|
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Response from Nina1024 | Reviewed this property |
No strings attached. They do not take reservations. You can walk in and wait for a table. The deal is only good on your birthday, make sure you bring proof!
6 May 2016|
Response from FloridaNYSP | Reviewed this property |
Freehold where? I recommend you utilize google maps.
30 April 2016|
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Response from ferryspotter | Reviewed this property |
It has many tvs like any good sports bar, but also many tables more suited to groups and families. The bar area is somewhat separate from all that and not too deep behind the bar seats on two of the four sides. There are a... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 8 - USD 15
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 am - 11:59 pm
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1781 Route 9, Clifton Park, NY 12065-2413
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Clifton Park
  • Phone Number: +1 518-371-9875
  • E-mail
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