Travel Guide

Albany, New York 

Eats & Restaurants



  • Jack's Oyster House, 42 State Street; Tel: 518-465-8854 – Fine dining restaurant that has been in business since 1913. Seafood is the specialty here including oysters, scallops, lobsters, salmon, calamari, and shrimps. 
  • McGuire's, 353 State Street; Tel: (518) 463-2100 – Located at the corner of Lark Street and State Street. This is an upscale restaurant offering great food including small plate dishes, appetizers, entrees, and daily features.
  • Taste Restaurant, 45 Beaver Street; Tel: 518-694-3322 – Contemporary fine dining restaurant in Downtown Albany. Specialties include steaks, venison, lamb chop, farm chicken, and varieties of seafood.
  • Debbie's Kitchen, 456 Madison Avenue, Tel: 518-463-3829 – Serves tasty sandwiches and wraps in a variety of fillings including tuna, turkey, roast beef, salami, corned beef, egg, and cheese.
  • Wings Over Albany, 1704 Western Avenue; Tel: 518-862-9464 – Restaurant chain serving great wings as well as sandwiches and wraps. Offers a variety of great sauces to go with the wings from barbeque to burning hot.
  • Cafe Madison, 1108 Madison Avenue; Tel: 518-935-1094 – Serves amazing breakfast and wonderful brunch. Opens from 7:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Monday-Thursday and till 3:00 p.m. on Friday-Sunday.
  • Beff's, 95 Everett Road; Tel: (518) 482-2333 – The restaurant opened in 1991 and about 10 minutes drive from Downtown Albany. Serves burgers, nachos, chicken fingers, wings, steaks, meat loaf, fish and chips, and a great selection of pizzas.
  • New World Bistro, 300 Delaware Avenue; Tel: 518-694-0520 – Cozy yet moderately priced restaurant offering a good selection of dinner menu, Sunday brunch, vegan, and gluten free menu.
  • Western Diner, 2019 Western Avenue; Tel: 518-452-6974 – Moderately priced American diner serving generous portions. The diner will not get a five-star rating but good enough for a decent meal.
  • Peaches Cafe, 1475 Western Avenue; Tel: 518-482-3677 – The cafe has been around Stuyvesant Plaza for more than 20 years. Offers waffles and pancakes for breakfast and other meals include burgers, sandwiches, wraps, and soup.
  • Ragonese Italian Imports, 409 New Scotland Avenue; Tel: 518-482-2358 – Though Italian sounding, it is nevertheless a deli serving a good selection of sandwiches and subs in a variety of fillings including chicken, beef, and fish.

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