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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!

Browse all food & drink options in and around Albany, including restaurants, bars, bakeries, cafes, and more.
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Craving health food? Looking for a burger joint? Filter Albany area restaurants by cuisine to find your ideal meal!
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Discover which Albany restaurants serve breakfast, brunch, lunch, dinner, and late-night items when you search by meal.
outdoor bar and patio dining at city beer hall
From patio dining and pet-friendly to gluten-free menus and delivery service, search by feature to find your perfect restaurant.
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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.
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There's a craft beverage boom happening throughout the Capital Region! Visit a local winery, brewery, or distillery for a tasting.
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There's no shortage of great restaurants and banquet halls in the area to play host to your wedding reception. 
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Find current food and drink specials offered by Albany area restaurants and bars.

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a table set up on a deck by water
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a Thai soup with seafood
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exterior of the El Loco restaurant
You don't have to travel far to celebrate Taco Tuesday. Check out some of the best Mexican restaurants in the Albany area!
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Looking for dog-friendly restaurants in Albany? See our picks for the top spots and enjoy dining out with your pup!
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.
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The best cheesecake in New York State isn't in New York City - it's in Albany!