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Bookmaker's

232 Broadway
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
Phone: (518) 584-4550
Cuisine: American, Steak
Price: $$$$
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  • Hours
    Monday: 6:30 AM - 9:00 PM
    Tuesday: 6:30 AM - 9:00 PM
    Wednesday: 6:30 AM - 9:00 PM
    Thursday: 6:30 AM - 9:00 PM
    Friday: 6:30 AM - 10:00 PM
    Saturday: 6:30 AM - 10:00 PM
    Sunday: 6:30 AM - 9:00 PM
    Bar weekdays 11pm Sat-Sun 12am
  • Banquet Facilities 600-800, Over 100 People, Off-Site Catering
  • Meal Times Served Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Parking Availability Parking on Site
  • Atmosphere Romantic, Outdoor Dining, Fireplace, Family / Children, Bar Scene
  • Amenities TV, Private Party Room, Wi-fi
  • Special Needs Senior Discount, Non Smoking Area, Booster/High Chairs, Wheelchair Access, Child Menu
  • Bar Full Bar
  • Attire Casual
  • Payment Methods Amex Cash Discover Mastercard Visa

Highlights

During the last quarter of the nineteenth century, when Saratoga was at it's height of popularity, racing season got underway the day before the opening program when the Cavanaugh Special rolled into town. This deluxe train of Pullman cars transported bookmakers and their assistants exclusively. Some 600 strong they fell in behind their leader, "Irish" John Cavanaugh, for whom the train was named, and marched to their hotels cheered on by a band and a crowd of horseplayers who had turned out to welcome them. Bookmakers became a active at race tracks in New York in the late 1880's, fancying themselves no less reputable than Wall Street brokers and their function no less worthy than that of the Stock Exchange. They advertised themselves as "Turf Exchanges." New York's most successful bookies formed the Metropolitan Turf Association, and their membership buttons were sold as seats on the Stock Exchange, were just as difficult and almost as costly to obtain. Saratoga bookmakers were a colorful lot with nicknames to match their idiosyncrasies: The Boy Plunger, Big Store, The Orator; Orlando Jones was called Fashion Plate in mock deference to his Victorian attire and "Tiffany" Wolfgang had won his moniker by guaranteeing the price he quoted to be as good as anything in the country's most famous jewelry shop. WE THANK YOU FOR WAGERING ON OUR "BOOKMAKERS". WE HOPE YOUR'LL AGREE IT'S A SURE BET!

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Rated 4.4 out of 5 by 235reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by we decided to eat out this evening. We like Bookmaker's for a light meal and also to visit with the staff. The atmosphere is great; quiet and good for conversations. The prices are very reasonable and the food is very good. Apr 2, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by great breakfast and lunch place. Mar 29, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by we love the atmosphere and we enjoy the staff - very friendly. Also the food is great and at a good price Mar 17, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Pleasant atmosphere, attentive/friendly staff Mar 15, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Pleasant staff, good menu choices, nice decor Mar 7, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Waitress was friendly and food was great Feb 14, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Tasty sandwiches at a decent price.Good food - good value Feb 10, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by We like to have a light meal while sitting at the bar. The staff is always friendly.There is always free popcorn available. The atmosphere is always low key and relaxing....... Feb 4, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Very nice Jan 15, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by fresh fried mushrooms, not typical frozen bar fare. Jan 2, 2015
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