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Sunset Cafe

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$$ - $$$
American, Southwestern, Bar, Pub
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42 Front St, Ballston Spa, NY 12020-1718
+1 518-885-8550
11:30 - 21:00
Open now
All hours
Mon - Tue 11:30 - 21:00
Wed 23:30 - 21:00
Thu 11:30 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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Northampton, Massachusetts
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370 reviews
266 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2015

My wife and I were looking for a decent local place for a Saturday lunch while visiting from out of town. We found it all at Sunset Café. Sunset's appearance is below the radar and actually looks quite ordinary. The food, however, is quite extraordinary. Service was prompt and very friendly. We enjoyed local draft beers. She had a buffalo... More 

Thank SkyKingBoston
Tucson, Arizona
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67 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2015

This is a gem in the village of Ballston Spa. They have been doing a good jjob for many years. We had the spinach Quesadilla, and a Buffalo Chicken Quesadilla. Both outstanding. Also the soup of the day, Spicey pulled pork. Abundant serving and really teriffic. Add a good glass of Cabernet, only 5.25. Have good Margaritas as well. The... More 

Thank m s
New Jersey
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2015

This casual artsy restaurant has an wide ranging eclectic menu that offers something for everybody. The service was great and the prices were reasonable. this is one restaurant not to be missed when you're in the area!

Thank Willow S
Albany, New York
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92 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2015

Stopped at Sunset last night with my wife. This was our second trip. Both times we had excellent southwest style meals. Cajun pasta is a winner for me. Nice mix of chicken vegetables and heat. The chili was excellent. It was a bit cold. Our waitress never checked backed with us, so I just chowed. Great flavor, just wished they... More 

Thank Baseball39
Monticello, New York
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43 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2015

Three of us had a nice lunch during a recent training at the Cornell Coop. It is within walking distance which is a plus. Large selection of sandwiches and quesadillas. Also, nice dinner menu. Good place for a quick upscale lunch. A few other restaurants also on the same block so if you are with a group you can go... More 

Thank Andrew K
Saratoga Springs, New York
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2015 via mobile

Food okay, service very slow. Waited 1 hr for dinner to be served. Cute place though and wait staff nice but just not worth the wait.

Thank Tammie S
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41 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2015

This is our regular go-to place when I'm too lazy to cook. Food is good, people are really nice. Prices are decent for the area.

Thank Love2Go80
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2015 via mobile

Love the Sunset! It has yummy food and the best margaritas around!! Great place to eat or meet friends for a few margaritas.

Thank Joanne S
Sandy Hook, Connecticut
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130 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2015 via mobile

The staff was the best part of our visit followed by the excellent margaritas but we were underwhelmed by the food. We shared guacamole as an appetizer and it tasted store bought. Our seafood over pasta had a decent cream sauce but there were only two medium sized scallops and six medium shrimp. Instead of linguine as advertised on the... More 

Thank 123RIch_S123
Safety Harbor, Florida
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2015

Quaint little cafe with delicious food. Great corn chowder. This restaurant offers a variety of home cooked food. We liked it so much, that we ate here twice on our 4 day trip.

Thank windgal

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Southwestern, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
23:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 42 Front St, Ballston Spa, NY 12020-1718
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Ballston Spa
  • Phone Number: +1 518-885-8550

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