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The Five-Point Weekend Escape Plan

Skip the Horse Races in Saratoga Springs


4. Insider’s Tip

Hattie's Chicken Shack serves one of the city's favorite recipes away from the crowds.  

Hattie’s Restaurant is justifiably famous for its crispy, non-greasy fried chicken, which it’s been serving since 1938, but in the summertime it becomes a tourist trap with endless waits. Side-step the crowds by heading to sister establishment Hattie’s Chicken Shack, hidden a ten-minute drive away in strip-mall territory, where you can dine in or take your order to go. The chicken here is nearly the same quality without the wait, and it costs less, too.

Published on May 10, 2013 as a web exclusive.

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