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The Rusty Nail

1781 Route 9, Clifton Park, NY 12065-2413
+1 518-371-9875
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good37%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“wings” (101 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 1 week ago 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

Thank emmyFortLauderdale
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Positives: extra cold tap beer. Friendly staff. Didn't rush us. Allows the entire party to share Birthday wings. To be improved: only wings tasty were the hot ones. Others (medium ,mild , garlic parm) were dry. Extra Charges for blue cheese (tiny tiny ketchup cup)...More

Thank Geri D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

So, I’ve been here about a half dozen times this summer and have become more disappointed with each visit. It started out really great but has deteriorated on each visit. Today was the last straw. Looked forward to celebrating my birthday here for lunch. They...More

Thank Judy F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went for my mother in laws birthday. Was told the table would be free at 2pm ....230 still no table. If your going for the birthday promotion tell them AFTER you are seated. 45 mins later we left.

Thank charitylee6
Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

Wings are the best, and friendly staff. Small but good location. Home town feel but everyone fits right in.

Thank williamlynch58
Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

Great local place - great staff and good tavern food. We live to sit in the back and eat . They offer a birthday special a free wing for each year your alive!

Thank Tony M
Reviewed 29 August 2017

We tried to go at 6pm on a Tuesday night. Seems they have a hot wing special that night. The line was so far out the door we did not even try to get in. Also, the level of the music emitting from the small...More

Thank TopsideMI
Reviewed 26 August 2017

Good food, great service, high quality food, and more than adequate quantity. One side has a bar and can be a little loud - the other side is better if you want to have a conversation. Nice atmosphere and reasonable prices. What's not to like!

Thank Bob W
Reviewed 21 August 2017 via mobile

Go see Vicky - the funniest and best bartender in the area. I'd follow her anywhere. We always get the wings when we go - nothing else. I love great chicken wings. Extra crispy, hot! You also get Birthday wings. If you turn 30, 40,...More

Thank Shoogie417
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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!
5 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
US$8 - US$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
Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, 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
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A locally-owned neighborhood tavern offering genuine hospitality in comfortable surroundings. Savor Life • Live Locally!
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