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Restaurants in Albany

Top 10 Restaurants on Wolf Road

No matter what you’re interested in, Albany, NY has a ton of quality restaurants for every meal. Most of them are kid-friendly and popular with the locals. No matter what you’re in the mood for, there’s a place to eat that’s very close to the Best Western Albany Airport Inn.

The top 10 restaurants on Wolf Road are Red Lobster, Reel Seafood Co., Chilis, Buca di Beppo, Outback Steakhouse, Wolf’s 1-11 Restaurant and Games, Hooters, Olive Garden, Romano’s Macaroni Grill and Ninety Nine.

Red Lobster

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 also have great specials, such as unlimited shrimp or a complete 4-course meal for just $15.

Reel Seafood

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 special, which consists of an appetizer and two entrees. On Mondays enjoy fajita and margarita specials.

Buca di Beppo

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.


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.

Wolf’s 1-11

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 5:30pm with prizes, giveaways and specials.


Hooters is a chain that’s new to the Albany area. Great wings and fried pickles! Good atmosphere to watch a sports game in.

Olive Garden

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 breadsticks and unlimited soup or salad with your entree.

Macaroni Grill

Romano’s Macaroni Grill is an Italian restaurant with fresh pastas and a diverse wine list. They supply you with big portions and you receive bread and oil before your meal. Service can be slow, so make sure you have the time.

Ninety Nine

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.

There are so many tasty restaurants in the Albany, NY area. There’s something for everybody at a variety of different price ranges. One of the best parts of traveling is starting new memories over a nice meal!