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Renee Aug 16, 2003 10:29 AM

Is there a nice place to grab lunch in downtown Saratoga that has a individuality of it's own and not a tourist place that grab's your money and could care less if they see you again.
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Renee

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    Owen O'Neill Aug 18, 2003 01:23 PM

    Downtown Saratoga is very dependent on the tourist dollar to make ends meet and it's a short season - I think that with the exception of the diner on Broadway (great breakfast spot). That said, I've always had good luck with Hattie's on Phila Street. The food has always been great (Southern cuisine - the fried chicken and the collard greens are outstanding) and service was good on all but one of my visits.

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      Puddle Aug 18, 2003 02:05 PM

      Does it have to be in town? A couple miles south you can get some excellent individually-made pizzas at Morrissey's, as well as other good chow. 3246 South Broadway (Route 9).

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      Wanda Aug 18, 2003 07:27 PM

      We had lunch at a Thai-Japanese place (I had Thai dishes) also on Phila Street. It was very comfortable and pleasantly appointed, and it was not expensive. There was also a Ben n Jerrys nearby for dessert.

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        Jane Aug 30, 2003 07:18 PM

        Bruno's - wood-fired pizza - across from the race track

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          Judwen1 May 5, 2013 08:07 AM

          Hungry spot cafe 480 broadway

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            financialdistrictresident Jul 19, 2013 03:52 PM

            Really like Hungry Spot for grab and go.

            Now that the Healthy Living Market is in Wilton Mall (a few minutes outside of town) that's another good place. And their food bar has steamed kale, interesting tofu dishes and brown rice if you want that grab and go lunch to be healthy sometimes :)

            Scallions (off Broadway) near the Military Museum is another favorite for lunch.

          2. AmyH May 7, 2013 09:40 AM

            Definitely "Comfort Kitchen" and be sure to get the homemade tater tots.
            www.comforteats.com
            Seasonal, local, inexpensive
            454 Broadway downstairs in the back.

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              cloverose May 7, 2013 12:54 PM

              I see the original post here is from 2003, but for anyone in the current decade who wants a good casual lunch in Saratoga Springs, I'd recommend the newly-opened Spot Cafe. I was at a party that was catered with wraps from Spot and the hummus was the best I ever had. Desserts were great as well. Here's a link to more info. It's close to Comfort Kitchen -- also recommended.
              http://www.yelp.com/biz/spot-coffee-c...

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                AmyH May 7, 2013 02:07 PM

                Oh Jeez! I never noticed that this was an ancient thread that had been bumped up when I posted. Hopefully Renee isn't still looking for lunch.

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