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Rated 4.4 out of 5 by 147reviewers.
Rated 4 out of 5 by Friendly, attentive wait staff. Clean environment and food was good. I liked that there wasn't a lot of background noise or music so we could enjoy conversation. Pleasant and will definitely be back for breakfast. Mar 30, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Food was incredible and service was top n Mar 21, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by FOOD WAS GOOD & SERVER WAS VERY ATTENTIVE Feb 28, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by a group of six us of stayed overnight after attending a wine and food festival at the holiday inn and also attended the chowderfest the next day. bookmakers could not have been nicer. the other 2 couples we were with also had coupons and the manager allowed us all to sit at the same table and use our coupons for the breakfast buffet since we all has stayed the night. most importantly, shelly, our hostess was excellent. she was friendly, helpful and made you feel welcolmed... little touches like bringing us extra pots of coffee and to go cups to take with us when we left. in short, what a great experience! we will most certainly return. FYI, the happy hour on fri and sat nights is also very good...the 6 of us had a drink and 30 wings between us and the tab was about $43...enjoyed the free freshly popped po corn. Feb 2, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 Our waitress , Shelly , was top-notch Feb 1, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by The salad dressing are home made and, I chose the blue cheese dressing....succulent!!!! We also took apple caramel pie à la mode and it was real good! Club sanwich is also a great choice!!! Jan 19, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by food was good. good menu. appropriate attentiveness Jan 18, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by We had the Sunday brunch buffet. We also had dinner here on a previous visit. Both meals were ok but the Sunday brunch buffet was also a bargain(10.95 each) There were many items avsilable including an omelet station and eggs benedict. The restaurant atmosphere was very pleasant on both our visits. We will eat here again. Jan 12, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by We usually dine in the bar area. All of the servers and bartenders are excellent. Nikki is typically our server - 5 stars for her. Jan 6, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by The breakfast buffet was fresh and the food was hot. The crepes were wonderful! Oct 20, 2013

Bookmaker's

232 Broadway
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
Phone: (518) 584-4550
Fax: (518) 584-4417
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
  • Reservation Information Not Required, Suggested
  • 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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