the origins

Iron Roost was born in 2012. It all started with Linnaea DiNallo’s vision to create something different—a destination where waffles rule and creativity counts. DiNallo’s background as a designer and her personal passion for food combined to create a most delicious atmosphere. Quality food and good ol’ fashioned hospitality in a uniquely stylish space—that’s the Iron Roost. Oh, and about the name: Iron like the waffle iron. And Roost, a place where birdies, locals, and travelers alike come to sit awhile and enjoy good food and conversation.


The 45-seat restaurant is located in the heart of the village of Ballston Spa. Natural lighting, brick, and industrial details create a warm, comfortable atmosphere. Enjoy a quick bite to eat on our one-of-a-kind handmade stools or sit and relax with friends at a table. Across from the building, Wiswall Park provides the perfect spot for local events—including the summer farmers market and the town’s annual Christmas tree lighting by Santa.

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i•ron «

/i(e)rn/ noun

  • a utensil, typically consisting of two shallow metal pans hinged together, used for baking waffles.

roost «

/roost/ noun

  • a place where winged animals and especially birds customarily settle or congregate


As a chef, Frank Daluisio believes in quality, creativity and execution. When he joined Iron Roost, he brought more than 20 years of experience in top local restaurants. Chef Daluisio’s vision brings a sophisticated but homegrown slant to the restaurant’s waffle-centered menu.



At Iron Roost, we take the phrase dare to be different to heart. We invite you to do the same. Gourmet waffles are our specialty. Food is our passion. We use only the finest and freshest ingredients to create dishes that will fill you up and warm your heart. We take pride in the quality of our ingredients and our atmosphere. We hope you enjoy your experience as much as we enjoyed creating it.

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