Where to Eat

around Albany


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Asian selections:

Name Address Hours
Dragon Buffet
For those of you with big appetites (and a car!)
1881 Central Ave, Albany NY F, Sa 11:30am-10:30pm
Su 11am-10pm
(arrive before 9pm)
Kinnaree
Pan-Asian choices include Thai, Korean, Japanese, Vietnamese
193 Lark St, Albany NY F, Sa, Su 11:30am-10pm
Kuma Ani
All-You-Can-Eat Sushi, Japanese
(Also great for big appetites!)
287 New Scotland Ave, Albany NY F, Sa 11am-3:30; 4:30-10:30pm
Su noon-3:30; 4:30-10pm
(all-you-can-eat is served until 9pm)
Pho Yum
Vietnamese
272 Delaware Ave, Albany NY F, Sa 5pm-10pm
Su 5pm-9pm
Plum Blossom Chinese Restaurant 685 Hoosick Rd, Troy NY F, Sa 11am-11pm
Su noon-10pm
Shining Rainbow
Chinese, Dim Sum, Szechuan
(June's favorite!)
209 Central Ave, Albany NY F, Sa 11am-11:30pm
Su 11am-10:30pm
Sukhothai 254 Lark St, Albany NY F 11:30am-10pm
Sa noon-10pm
Su closed
Sushi Tei
Featuring dollar sushi! (July 2017)
1800 Western Ave, Albany NY F, Sa 11:30am-10:30pm
Su 11:30am-10pm
Ramen on Sunday only!
Sweet Basil 370 Delaware Avenue, Albany NY F 11am-10pm
Sa, Su 11:30am-10pm
Taiwan Noodle 218 Central Ave, Albany NY F, Sa 11:30am-10pm
Su 11:30am-9:30pm
Tomo Asian Bistro
with fantastic sushi
(June's other favorite!)
1365 New Scotland Rd, Slingerlands NY F, Sa 11am-10pm
Su noon-10pm
INCREDIBLE happy hour sushi & drink specials, 3-5pm, every day
Van's Vietnamese 307 Central Ave, Albany NY F, Sa, Su noon-9pm

Indian selections:

Name Address Hours
Aashiana Restaurant 31 Central Ave, Albany NY F 11:30am-11pm
Sa noon-11pm
Su closed
(Lunch buffet:
F, Sa noon-3pm)

(Dinner buffet:
F, Sa 5:30pm-8pm)
Curry House 1112 Madison Ave, Albany NY F 11:30am-11pm
Sa noon-11pm
Su noon-10pm
(Lunch buffet:
Sa, Su noon-3pm)
Jewel Of India On Lark 187 Lark St, Albany NY F 11:30am-10:30pm
Sa noon-10:30pm
Su noon-10pm
(Lunch buffet:
F, Sa, Su noon-3pm)

(Dinner buffet:
F, Sa 5:30pm-8pm)
Karavalli 9B Johnson Rd, Latham NY F, Sa 5pm-10pm
Su 5pm-9pm
(Also lunch buffet:
Sa, Su noon-3pm)
Lazeez 35 Central Ave, Albany NY F 11:30am-11pm
Sa 12-11pm
Su 12-10pm
(Lunch buffet:
F, Sa, Su)

(Dinner buffet:
F, Sa)

Mexican & Latin American:

Name Address Hours
El Mariachi 289 Hamilton St, Albany NY F 11:30am-11pm
Sa 1-11pm
Su 1-9pm
El Mariachi Tapas 271 Lark St, Albany NY F, Sa 4-11pm
Su closed
El Patron 198 Central Ave, Albany NY F, Sa, Su 11am-10pm
Mr Pio Pio 160 Quail St, Albany NY F, Sa 11am-11pm
Su 11am-9pm
Salsa Latina 315 Central Ave, Albany NY F 11am-11pm
Sa 12-11pm
Su 12-10pm

Other restaurants:

Name Address Hours
Albany Pump Station 19 Quackenbush Sq, Albany NY F, Sa 11:30am-11pm
Su noon-8pm
Cafe 217
Nice patio for outdoor dining, occasional live music
12 ½ Delaware Ave, Albany NY F 4pm - Sa 1:30pm
(Summer closure: Sa 1:30pm-5pm)
Sa 5pm - Sun 3pm
(Open overnight on weekends!)
Capital Q Smokehouse 329 Ontario St, Albany NY F, Sa 11am-10pm
Su noon-9pm
(Delivery available:
2pm-close)
City Beer Hall
Complete with mechanical bull, plus a nice patio for outdoor dining, occasional live music
42 Howard St, Albany NY F, Sa 11am - Close (2am)
Su 11am-9pm
(Brunch:
Sa, Su 11am-3pm)
LAX Lounge
If the bar is open, so is the kitchen! Large, varied menu.
205 Lark Street, Albany, NY F, Sa 4pm-2am
(Happy hour: 4-7pm)
Su closed
Mamoun's
Mediterranean
206 Washington Ave, Albany, NY F 11:30am-10pm
Sa 12:30pm-10pm
Su 12:30pm-9pm
New World Bistro Bar
Global cuisine, locally sourced. Vegetarian, Vegan, and Gluten Free friendly!
300 Delaware Ave, Albany NY F, Sa 4-10pm
Su 11am-9:30pm
NoHo Pizza
Featuring NYC-style pizza slices! GF pizzas! Salads, subs & pasta!
195 Lark St, Albany NY F, Sa, Su 9am-10pm
Savoy Taproom
Late night menu served until 2am, occasional live music
301 Lark Street, Albany, NY F, Sa 3pm-2am
Su 9am-2pm (brunch)
Su 3pm-2am
Sovrana Pizza, Bakery & Deli
Includes GF pizza!
63 N Lake Ave, Albany NY F, Sa 11am-9pm
Su closed
Wolff's Biergarten 895 Broadway, Albany NY F 11am-10pm
Sa 9am-10pm
(F, Sa bar open until 2am)
Su 9am-9pm
(Su bar open until midnight)

Coffeehouses / Cafes:

Name Address Hours
3Fish Coffee
Drinks, sandwiches, snacks. Gluten-free friendly!
466 Madison Ave, Albany NY F 7:30am-3pm
Sa, Su 8am-5pm
Cafe Madison 1108 Madison Ave, Albany NY F, Sa, Su 7:30am-3pm
(BUSY for brunch)
Daily Grind 204 Lark St, Albany NY F, Sa 7am-8pm
Su 7am-7pm
Hudson River Coffee House 227 Quail St, Albany NY 8am-midnight
(Every day!)
Panera Bread 50 New Scotland Avenue, Albany, NY 12208 Fr, Sa 6am-10pm
Su 7am-10pm
Stacks Espresso Bar 260 Lark St, Albany, NY Fr, Sa, Su 7am-8pm
The Cheese Traveler
Special summer Friday night cookouts, 5pm-9pm, vegetarian & gluten free friendly!
540 Delaware Avenue, Albany, NY Fr 11am-9pm
Sa 10am-5pm
Su noon-5pm

Sweet / Frozen Treats:

Name Address Hours
Ben & Jerry's 467 Madison Ave, Albany NY F, Sa, Sun noon-11pm
Cheesecake Machismo
They often sell everything and close early - call ahead!
293 Hamilton St, Albany NY F noon-8pm
Sa noon-6pm
Cider Belly Doughnuts
The BEST homemade doughnuts anywhere, creative flavors, gluten free options! They often sell everything and close early - call ahead!
25 N Pearl St, Albany NY F 6:30am-3pm
Sa, Su 8am-noon
Emack & Bolio's
Gourmet ice cream & chocolates, with a nice space for outdoor dining and occasional live music
366 Delaware Avenue, Albany NY F, Sa, Su 11am-11pm
Stewart's
Local chain convenience store with an ice cream counter
Albany locations include:
10 New Scotland Ave;
515 Washington Ave;
204 Henry Johnson Blvd
F, Sa, Su 5am-11pm
Teassertz
Bubble tea, shaved ice, cold drinks, baked goods
219 Lark St, Albany NY F noon-8pm
Sa 11am-7pm