Albany, NY has a ton of great restaurants for every meal and occasion. No matter what you’re in the mood for, there’s a delicious place to eat that’s within miles of the Best Western Albany Airport Inn.
The top 20 restaurants in Albany, NY are Ninety Nine, Red Lobster, Reel Seafood Co., Chilis, Buca di Beppo, Ralph’s Tavern, dp an American Brasserie, Orchard Tavern, T.G.I. Friday’s, Creo, Recovery Room, Lombardo’s, The Ginger Man, New World Bistro Bar, Delmonico’s Italian Steakhouse, Outback Steakhouse, Albany Pump Station, El Loco Mexican Cafe, Wolf’s 1-11 Restaurant & Games and Olive Garden
At Ninety Nine you receive complimentary popcorn before your meal! They have entree options that are under $10 and everyone will find something they like on the menu.
The Red Lobster is a great restaurant for seafood lovers. The unlimited biscuits are a crowd favorite and people often try to duplicate the recipe! They often have great specials, such as unlimited shrimp or a complete 4-course meal for just $15.
Reel Seafood is located right near the Best Western Albany Airport Inn. They have a raw bar, an extensive wine list, and gluten-free options. If you sign up for their e-newsletter you can receive one complimentary glass of house wine or draft beer! Every Tuesday they have a take-out dinner.
Chilis Grill & Bar Restaurant has an impressive happy hour, including 2-for-1 drafts and margaritas. They also have a $20 meal for two, which consists of an appetizer and two entrees. On Mondays enjoy fajita and margarita specials.
Buca di Beppo is a delicious family-style Italian restaurant. It’s a great venue for parties, corporate events and showers. You can conveniently make a reservation right on their website or call to make a to-go order.
Ralph’s is an Italian-American restaurant that offers lunch, dinner, off-premise catering, and delivery. Their soups are fantastic and their pizza and wings are highly recommended! Good portions with good prices.
dp an American Brasserie has a vast selection of wines and cuisine. It’s a nice place to share a few small plates with friends so that you can try multiple menu items. The 4×4 french onion soup is very popular! They have a fun cocktail list with names such as Sex n’ The City, Louboutin, and Bacon Old Fashioned.
The Orchard Tavern has a homey atmosphere with an extended menu and delicious pizza & wings! Take-out and delivery are available – you can even fax in your order if you want.
Friday’s is extremely close to the Best Western Sovereign Hotel and is a great family restaurant. Their menu has something for everyone and they have delicious speciality cocktails. They also have a list of entree choices that are under 750 calories, yet still very tasty.
Creo serves American cuisine with Asian and Mediterranean influences. You can enjoy drink specials and half priced appetizers from 4-6pm. You can make reservations right on their website!
The Recovery Room is a sports bar and grill – the perfect place to watch a football game. Kids eat for $2.99 all day, every day and wings on Mondays are $0.50 each! Everyone will find something they like in their selection of sandwiches, salads, burgers, entrees, and drinks.
Lombardo’s is a fine dining Italian restaurant that has a family atmosphere and a lot of history. It’s a great location for social events, corporate functions, rehearsal dinners and more.
The Ginger Man has some tasty and unique menu items such as spinach and duck salad, paella, lobster mac & cheese and chocolate fondue.
New World Bistro Bar is located near Spectrum Theaters, so it’s the perfect place to grab a nice meal before seeing a movie. They serve dinner 7 nights a week and brunch on Sundays. They offer a separate gluten-free menu and a vegan menu. The dishes are very unique, so not recommended for picky eaters. They can also be pricey.
Delmonico’s is a great restaurant for the family. They are famous for their 24 oz. delmonico steak, which you get a side of penne marinara with for $20. They also have many traditional Italian dishes and desserts.
At Outback you can get a reasonably priced quality steak. You always get hot fresh bread before your meal and their side salads are a decent size. Very consistent service and always busy. It’s only open for dinner Monday-Friday, but on the weekends it’s open all day.
The Albany Pump Station is a restaurant that brews their own beer. Fun atmosphere with a lot of history!
El Loco Mexican Cafe has quality Mexican food with weekday lunch specials and happy hour from 4 – 6:30 pm Tuesday-Sunday. A great place for a margarita! They have vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options. They also have a patio in the backyard open all summer, fall and spring.
Wolf’s 1-11 is a unique restaurant in the area because of their fun game room. They also have delicious entrees! A great place to watch sports as well – 20 kinds of beers on tap and 22 big screen TV’s. Trivia is every Wednesday at 5:30 pm with prizes, giveaways and specials.
The Olive Garden on Wolf Rd. is always packed, so it’s recommended you don’t go on normal lunch/dinner hours unless you mind waiting. Once you get a table you will enjoy complimentary bread sticks and unlimited soup or salad with your entree.
In Albany, there’s something for everybody at a variety of different price ranges. You’ll definitely find a place that you enjoy that’s within walking distance or a short drive!