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Interstate 87 lunch spot

juweee Jun 3, 2008 10:31 AM

We drive up to Canada from Westchester many times per year. I could use a few ideas for a pit stop along the way that is family-friendly, not too expensive, and preferably not a chain. It has to be convenient access from the highway. We often stop at Lox of bagels and moor in Glens Falls, but we could use some inspiration for a hot meal. Thanks!

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  1. PSZaas RE: juweee Jun 3, 2008 10:56 AM

    Try Winslow's, which is at Rt. 9 and Gailor Rd., near exit 16 of Northway. Old roadhouse, specializing in turkey dinners; really good ones, too.

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      skipjack01 RE: juweee Jun 4, 2008 06:42 AM

      The Rusty Nail on Rt. 9 (Exit 9) is also good for burgers and have the best wings ever (IMHO). Make a right at Exit 9 and a left onto Rt. 9 (it's on the right). Only 5 minutes from 87.

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        jspear RE: skipjack01 Jun 6, 2008 05:41 AM

        Isn't Giffords BBQ near by there as well....there is a mexican place right off of 13N in Saratoga where the Packhorse used to be as well....

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          PSZaas RE: jspear Jun 6, 2008 05:53 AM

          It's Giffy's BBQ; pretty mediocre bbq, but a pleasant-enough lunch stop.

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          Giffy's Bar-B-Q
          1739 Route 9, Clifton Park, NY

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        barnrust RE: juweee Jun 5, 2008 08:34 PM

        The Ripe Tomato in Malta is a good restaurant and family friendly. My college graduation was celebrated there with 5 young kids attending. It's off exit 12 when you are heading north.
        Here's the link to their website:
        http://www.ripetomato.com/

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          pbanjo RE: juweee Jun 6, 2008 06:56 PM

          I'll second The Ripe Tomato. I also enjoy PJ's BBQ off of exit 13 whenever I'm in the area. http://www.pjsbarbq.com/

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