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Pennell's Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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284 Jefferson St, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866-5192
+1 518-583-2423
Sun 17:00 - 21:00
Wed - Thu 17:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Lake George, New York
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340 reviews
214 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 321 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

The food was really wonderful among the best Italian food I have had in Saratoga Springs. The service was good, the dining room is plain but comfortable, the prices are very good especially considering the sizes and quality. I have nothing but praise for Pennells to be sure and I look forward to going back.

Thank ADKtraveller
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45 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

Everything is amazing. Loved the clams pasta, loved the meatballs, loved the vodka penne the most though. It was perfection

Thank Nicole A
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

One of the many positives about Saratoga Springs is it's large array of restaurants, cafes and pubs. One of the consistent standouts is Pennells which is why I chose it to celebrate my birthday. My wife had the steak dinner which was so big, I had it for lunch the next day! I had the zuppa di pesce which was... More 

Thank interlakenny
Glastonbury, Connecticut
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127 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

Pennell's is clearly a very popular place with locals. That can sometimes be good or bad. In this case it's a good thing. We had a reservation on a busy night during racing season. We were seated promptly. Service was excellent and food quality was as well. Would recommend!

Thank nutmegger31
Rochester, Massachusetts, USA
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

This restaurant was recommended to us by some one from Saratoga Springs, it was excellent. We sat at the bar and the bartender this evening was very pleasant. The veal parmigiana and steak were excellent. Would definitely visit if I were in the area again.

Thank rjccoutu
New York
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

party of 8, we all had different entrees on a busy night during track season. everyone was happy with their wonderfully prepared generous entrees. Haddock was superb and perfectly baked, chicken parm melted in your mouth, no hammered chicken deep fried here. the strip steak was thick, hearty and excellent. highly recommend, as the prices are reasonable and the food... More 

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Dunedin, Florida
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64 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

Always eat here during track season and the food is ok. One item on menu I would not recommend is the eggplant parm. Eggplant is very bitter. You always get a good size portion for the $. Desserts are very good.

Thank Kathleen S
Meriden, Connecticut
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88 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016

My son-in-law who lives in Saratoga recommended this restaurant. We went with our friends from Mass. We are from Conn. We were not disappointed. The place was everything he said it would be. The food, the service, the atmosphere and prices were outstanding. I would highly recommend this restaurant. Our friends were impressed.

Thank Derdoil
Saratoga Springs, New York
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41 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

If you are looking for quiet, intimate, romantic candle lit dinner, this is probably not your place, especially in mid August when the race track is in full swing. However, if you are looking for great food at a reasonable price this is a great place to go regardless of the time of year. I have been told by a... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

Although this place on a Thursday evening was packed, I must say that my husband and I were quite disappointed with this restaurant. The ambiance was ok, nothing special. The service with our waitress, Brooke, was excellent. But the food was nothing great. Our salads were fresh but mine was smothered in dressing. My husband's haddock was nice, but the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 284 Jefferson St, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866-5192
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Saratoga Springs
  • Phone Number: +1 518-583-2423

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?