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Find Albany Restaurants: Albany Food & Drink Guide

Wondering where to eat in Albany NY? From five-star gourmet, to pub fare, the Capital Region is filled with great dining options!

The restaurants in Albany and the surrounding area offer every cuisine possible - international specialties, American steakhouses, sushi and sashimi, vegetarian fare, and the list goes on. Find exactly what you're craving right here on!

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Browse all food & drink options in and around Albany, including restaurants, bars, bakeries, cafes, and more.
noodles at noodles & co
Craving Mexican food? Looking for a burger joint? Filter Albany area restaurants by cuisine to find your ideal meal!
Discover which Albany restaurants serve breakfast, brunch, lunch, dinner, and late-night items when you search by meal.
pizza delivery
From patio dining and pet-friendly to gluten-free menus and delivery service, search by feature to find your perfect restaurant.
salad with feta cheese in a styrofoam to-go container
Support Albany area restaurants and order takeout or delivery for your next meal. There are loads of options to choose from!
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Albany is known for its nightlife scene! Find bars and clubs that are perfect for your next night out on the town.
cider flight
There's a craft beverage boom happening throughout the Capital Region! Visit a local winery, brewery, or distillery for a tasting.
banquet hall for weddings
There's no shortage of great restaurants and banquet halls in the area to play host to your wedding reception. 
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From Taco Tuesday to $5 Mussels, find current food and drink specials offered by Albany area restaurants and bars.

Learn More About Places to Eat and Drink

entrance of wagon train bbq restaurant
From the Wild West decor to the mouthwatering food and warm hospitality, Wagon Train BBQ in Schenectady offers an amazing dining experience.
hot crispy oil bread dip
From the Hot Crispy Oil that has developed a cult-like following to mini hot dogs with meat sauce, we cover eight eats and treats unique to the Capital Region.
platter of barbecue food
Albany, Schenectady, Troy, Latham, Cohoes, and Saratoga have some raved-about barbecue restaurants. Here's where to go.
bbq ribs and cornbread
Whether you're craving mouthwatering beef brisket or fall-off-the-bone ribs, everything is smoked to perfection at Warehouse Grill & BBQ.
close up of a taco
Channel those Taco Tuesday vibes! Here's 14 restaurants known for terrific tacos, magnificent Mexican street corn, and burritoes bursting with flavor.
arugula salad
Take a delicious dive into plant-based eating when you check out these three meals at Albany area restaurants.
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Albany knows how to do brunch right! Check out these 8 local restaurants with tempting brunch options.
a table set up on a deck by water
See all the great waterfront dining options available in the Albany area.
burger and chips on a plate
Find out where the hidden gems of burgers in the Capital Region exist outside of the typical burger joints.
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Discover the must-try restaurants in the Albany area that you should visit at least once.
a Thai soup with seafood
Explore the best cultural fare in Albany, Troy, and Schenectady, from Thai food to Japanese cuisine and much more.
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See what you've been missing with delicious Mediterranean fare at Mamoun's Restaurant.
three cheesecake slices
The best cheesecake in New York State isn't in New York City - it's in Albany!
crowd at the Food & Wine Festival
Wine and dine for the arts at the annual Albany Chefs' Food & Wine Festival that takes place each January and spotlights local chefs.