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2021 Best of Capital Region Winners—Saratoga

The results are in.

These are the Saratoga places that were voted as the 2021 winners for Best of the Capital Region.

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Arts & Entertainment | Best open mic

Caffe Lena band

Caffe Lena

47 Phila St., Saratoga Springs

Caffe Lena is a Saratoga treasure, widely recognized as the longest continuously operating folk music venue in the United States. Visit the Caffe Lena website for the latest details.

Arts & Entertainment | Best drive-in theater

Malta Drive In entrance

Malta Drive-In

2785 State Route 9, Malta

Malta Drive-In has been continuously operating for more than 70 years. It's easily identified by its large flashing marquee and is open April—October. Visit the Malta Drive-In website.

Dining Out | Best Southern restaurant – single location

hatties Front Door

Hattie's Restaurant

45 Phila St., Saratoga Springs

Hattie’s serves up a variety of Southern cuisine, including their award winning famous Southern fried chicken. Visit the Hattie's Restaurant Website

Dining Out | Best place to get a frozen treat

stewarts gift cardsStewart's Shops

You can't go very far in Saratoga County without running into a local Stewart's. Whether you want ice cream, a few grocery items, gas, lottery tickets, or whatever convenience item you're looking for, you can find it at Stewart's.

Goods and Services | Best import store

Roma's exterior Roma Importing

222 Washington St., Saratoga Springs

Whether you're running in to grab a made-to-order sandwich or you're picking up some Italian staples, Roma's is the place.. Check website for menu

Goods and Services | Best golf course

Saratoga National Golf 

458 Union Ave., Saratoga Springs

After you play a round of championship golf, grab a bite to eat at Prime with your beer or cocktail while overlooking the 18th hole. Check out all the latest happenings. 

Best of the Rest | Best city

Cooperstown distillery exterior

Saratoga Springs

Winner for the 2nd year in a row—people love living here and visiting. With so many options, what's not to love?  Visit the Saratoga Springs website.

Best of the Rest | Best place to bring out-of-town friends

people milling about on Broadway

Start on Broadway

Saratoga Springs

With outdoor cafes, shops and more, the charm of Saratoga is undeniable.  Visit the Saratoga Downtown website.

Best of the Rest | Best street name

2 women walking dog in a parkAvenue of the Pines

Avenue of the Pines, Saratoga Springs

We agree that the name is perfect, but so is the whole state park.  Visit the Saratoga Spa State Park website for where to go and what to do.

Best of the Rest | Best place to gather, socially distanced


If you're an outdoor lover, Saratoga Springs offers the best of all worlds. It's the gateway to the great Adirondacks.  Visit the Adirondack website for where to go and what to do.

Want Even More Ideas? Check out our Summer in Saratoga page for all the latest activities and events. While you're at it, why not plan on visiting our many relaxing hotels and delicious restaurants.


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