This is a list of the top foodservice offenders in recent health inspections in the past six months in Saratoga County. This list is not definitive according to the Department of Health. Inspections are a "snapshot" in time and are not always reflective of the day-to-day operations and overall condition of an establishment.

So take whatever you want to take from this list, but I have only eaten at one of these restaurants on the list so I'm wiping the sweat from head.

  • La Fiesta Mexican Restaurant: 15 Park Ave., Clifton Park
    Critical violations: 10
    Noncritical violation 11
  • Halfmoon Diner: 231 Grooms Rd., Halfmoon
    Critical violations: 9
    Noncritical violations: 21
  • Shirley's Restaurant: 74 West Ave., Saratoga Springs.
    - Critical violations: 9
    Noncritical violations: 9
  • Malta Diner: 2476 Route 9, Malta.
    Critical violations: 7
    Noncritical violations: 26
  • Russo's Bar & Grill: 15 Prospect St., Ballston Spa
    Critical violations: 7
    Noncritical violations: 11
  • Leon's Mexican Restaurant: 2100 Doubleday Ave., Ballston Spa.
    Critical violations: 7
    Noncritical violations: 10
  • Pizza 7: 7 Caroline St., Saratoga Springs.
    Critical violations: 7
    Noncritical violations: 4
  • Sweeney's: 70 Broad St., Schuylerville
    Critical violations: 6
    Noncritical violations: 19
  • Upper Crust: 641 Grooms Rd., Suite #2, Clifton Park.
    Critical violations: 6
    Noncritical violations: 19
  •  Labella Pizza: 15 Route 236, Clifton Park.
    Critical violations: 5
    Non critical violations: 26
  • Friendly's: 815 Route 146, Clifton Park.
    Critical violations: 6
    Noncritical violations: 10
  • Matt's Cape House:1663 Route 9, Halfmoon.
    Critical violations: 5
    Noncritical violations: 25
  • Pancho's Mexican Restaurant: 15-36 Crescent Rd., Clifton Park.
    Critical violations: 5
    Noncritical violations: 10
  • Sub King: 110 Park Ave., Mechanicville.
    Critical violations: 5
    Noncritical violations: 14
  • Cirelli's Jam & Eggs: 31 Main St., South Glens Falls.
    Critical violations: 5
    Noncritical violations: 11
  • Caputo's Pizzeria: 1675 Route 9, Clifton Park
    Critical violations: 5
    Noncritical violations: 9
  •  Bruegger's Bagels: 19 Clifton Country Rd., Clifton Park.
    Critical violations: 5
    Noncritical violations: 8
  • Burnt Hills Cafe, 800 Saratoga Rd. Burnt Hills
    Critical violations: 5
    Noncritical violations: 6
  • Villago Pizzeria & Restaurant: 175 Lake Rd., Ballston Lake.
    Critical violations: 5
    Noncritical violations: 3
  • Clark's Steakhouse: 120 Broad St., Schuylerville
    Critical violations: 4
    Noncritical violations: 19
  • Inferno Pizzeria, 2374 Route 9, Mechanicville.
    - Critical violations: 4
    Noncritical violations: 19
  • McDonald's: 111 Main St., South Glens Falls
    Critical violations: 4
    Noncritical violations: 17
  • Grecian Gardens: 1612 Route 9, Clifton Park
    Critical violations: 4
    Noncritical violations: 16
  • Alaturco Mediterranean Cuisine: 22 Clifton Country Rd. #39, Clifton Park.
    Critical violations: 4
    Noncritical violations: 9
  • Bruegger's Bagels: 453 Broadway, Saratoga Springs.
    Critical violations: 4
    Noncritical violations: 8
  • Wheatfield's Bistro & Wine Bar
    Critical violations: 4
    Noncritical violations: 7
  • The Whistling Kettle: 24 Front St., Ballston Spa
    Critical violations: 4
    Noncritical violations: 6
  • Bellini's Italian Eatery: 19 Clifton Country Rd., Clifton Park
    Critical violations: 4
    Noncritical violations: 4
  • Coffee Planet: 100 Milton Ave., Ballston Spa
    Critical violations: 4
    Noncritical violations: 2

How many of these places have you dined in? Only one on the list for me, but does this change the way you look at these restaurants. You take a risk whenever you eat out but some people live off of this list and will no longer support the restaurants listed.