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Maggie's Cafe

Bar, Pub
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1186 Western Ave, Albany, NY 12203-3315
+1 518-935-2661
11:00 - 23:00
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New York City
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231 reviews
164 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were here about two years ago and decided to go back. The waitress was very friendly. The house wine was good and reasonably priced. We decided to get the appetizer, calamari with balsamic as we enjoyed it last time we were here. Wasn't as good this time. We ordered two steaks and two fish dishes. Salad was included and... More 

Thank PrincessVahineMaui
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61 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2015 via mobile

Went in for a beer or two and a burger and was very happy I did. It was a great little place with very friendly patrons. The son of the owner bought me a beer! Great place.

1 Thank Fappug55
Albany NY
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2015

This weekend my wife and I had a similar horrible service experience as other reviewers. It was our first (and last) visit to this local establishment. The service is almost non-existent. The place is a large sports grill with TVs everywhere, but eerily empty on a late Saturday afternoon even with lots of football games still on. There were 6-8... More 

1 Thank GoingtoPhoenix
Albany, New York
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53 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 May 2015

Went there on Friday night and only 1 waitress for all the tables! Needless to say slow was the word! Took 5-8 minutes for drink order then another 8-10 minutes for drinks at which time she took our order and we waited over 30 minutes for meal to arrive! Salad came with meal and I've seen some old restaurant tricks... More 

2 Thank Douglas M
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56 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2015

Dinner was good. Service was not so good and we were seated by a door where it was so cold. The prices were a little high for the amount of food served. Overall it was ok

2 Thank Djb18
Albany, New York
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2014

i have been here a couple of times now. both times i can honestly the food was really good but the service sucked.

2 Thank sweetpea2936
Albany, New York, United States
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166 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2014

I had the worst turkey sandwich I've ever been served. The food didn't taste fresh at all, and it always bugs me when a place has sticky floors as you walk around. To top it off, service was non-existenten. I stopped in for a late lunch but that doesn't mean I want to be ignored. The only reason I gave... More 

2 Thank Randy W
Newark, New York
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2014

Great pub style food with a sports themed dining room. A lot of TVs and open to the bar area, so a bit noisy. Tables and chairs were older style and not really comfortable.

2 Thank freesia1414
Delmar NY
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24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2014

At a late lunch three friends found the bare tables and slightly overpriced food were not impressive. I had eggplant parm and friends had eggplant sandwiches. The staff was friendly and food was OK but the environment was definitely focused on the TV's and a busy bar.

Thank stanisDelmarNY
Malta, New York
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73 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2014

We stopped at Maggies on the way to a basketball game for a bite to eat. The service was adequate but certainly not over the top or memorable. The food was across the board. The potato skins we split were made with runny canned cheese and minimal bacon bits so not off to a great start. I must say though... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1186 Western Ave, Albany, NY 12203-3315
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Albany
  • Phone Number: +1 518-935-2661

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?