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Pennell's Restaurant

284 Jefferson St, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866-5192
+1 518-583-2423
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good30%
  • Average8%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible3%
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“lasagna” (13 reviews)
“haddock” (8 reviews)
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284 Jefferson St, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866-5192
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Reviewed 7 December 2017

My wife and I met friends for the holidays, both had Chicken Parm, which was excellent. Great atmosphere, not stuffy. Friendly, great service, easy parking. No downtown parking hassle. Landmark restaurant delivering good value.

Thank Bruce M
Reviewed 22 November 2017

It had been many years since my wife and I had been to Pennell's and our return, as we discovered, was 'way overdue. Saratogians are blessed in many ways, one of which is the plethora of excellent restaurants available for a city of less than...More

Thank 22man
Reviewed 21 November 2017 via mobile

Except for the noise, this is great place to eat. Longstanding recipe for tomato sauce, great steaks, good service and a bar where you can usually interact with a fairly standard local crowd. It’s a hometown favorite especially in non track season.

Thank Sarsprdoc
Reviewed 16 November 2017

We returned to Pennell's after an absence of a year and we were not disappointed. The food is as good as ever and the portions are quite generous. It's a great restaurant for families and everyone dining looked happy to be there. All 3 of...More

Thank MikeOstr
Reviewed 11 October 2017

We had veal dishes and the food was above average, the service was prompt and friendly, and the place was busy and friendly.

Thank Dave S
Reviewed 21 September 2017

13 of us went here for dinner. Whitney, our server took all of our orders for drinks. appetizers, main course. DID NOT MISS A THING !! All of us were very pleased with the service and the food was FANTASTIC !!!

Thank martinmN977MM
Reviewed 8 September 2017

We found this place to be less than, especially after all the rave reviews. Ordered chicken piccata. Could NOT find one caper. Lots of pasta, a couple slices of chicken, and NO capers. My husband had fish which he said was just average, not great....More

Reviewed 8 September 2017

Our group of 8 had reservations on a Monday evening in August and waited about half an hour for our table. The food was excellent and portions were large. Our table was a bit cramped -- they are clearly trying to fit as many customers...More

Thank Jan B
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

The restaurant was quite busy but unfortunately not worth the wait. The chicken parm was bad ( felt sick after eating small portion) and my date didn't care for the Chicken Marsala. Very dissappointing. Will not be back.

Thank bontrae
Reviewed 23 August 2017

Went on a recommendation from people we met in the hotel shuttle. This is an Italian restaurant and in walking distance from the Casino Hotel Food was delicious!! Portions were huge. Big enough to share. Definitely a place to go!!

Thank Joanne D
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11 July 2016|
Response from citation1948 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, I'm sorry, I'm just a frequent customer. You should call to check their schedule especially with the track open.
11 July 2016|
Response from Sarsprdoc | Reviewed this property |
Best thing to do is to call them as race season hours may change: (518) 583-2423
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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
  • E-mail
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