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Lanie's Cafe

€€ - €€€Italian, American,
471 Albany Shaker Rd, Albany, NY 12211-1583
+1 518-438-5005
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good26%
  • Average13%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“nachos” (7 reviews)
“pasta” (8 reviews)
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Italian, American, Bar, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
471 Albany Shaker Rd, Albany, NY 12211-1583
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great place. From the minute we walked in we were made to feel welcome. The staff were really polite and attentive. The place has a great atmosphere and was busy which is usually a good sign. Starters were really good as was...More

Thank Longun13
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Skip the franchises and hit up this place. Great outdoor seating, great service and extensive menu. Prices are a bit more than say, Red Robin, but portions are huge. My veggie panini was 12.99. I couldn't eat it all!

Thank April C
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

When 6 ladies have lunch at a restaurant and each one brings home a "doggie bag," you know it's good! Portions are mind-boggling, and prices are very reasonable for the size of the sandwiches. We had (2) chicken and eggplant paninis, (2) turkey salad with...More

Thank Marilyn P
Reviewed 13 September 2017

Excellent food from a deep and broad menu...American fare but all done the right way. I'm simple and just love the burgers here.

Thank David S
Reviewed 18 August 2017 via mobile

This was my third time visiting. The ambiance is great and our server was attentive. My favorite part is always the salad bar. The bread and cheese are wonderful. The past two times I've ordered the ravioli and it is amazing. This time I ordered...More

Thank travelrus
Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

Great salad bar and huge portions. Steaks are very good and the Italian dishes are very good too. Always a nice dining experience

Thank Lisa2365
Reviewed 31 July 2017 via mobile

Six happy eaters. Our waitress was excellent, she guided through the big menu and told us about the specials, entrained us while we ordered and made sure we were happy when the food arrived. We enjoyed steak, seafood and salads, with rave reviews. Cocktails were...More

Thank Jo-Anne S
Reviewed 30 July 2017

I will tell people we have been coming here for about 10yrs. It is a very popular place with excellent ambiance and great servers. I've posted great reviews on this place, so Im not someone who only writes when they are mad. The last two...More

3  Thank NewYorkBighawk68
Reviewed 11 July 2017

I took a group of visitors here and they loved it as much as I do. Salad bar was fresh and had a lovely variety pick from. The pasta entre with seafood mix , yummy. Portions are very generous.

Thank Sparkle D
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

Went in with my friend Dan Z and we ordered the Ruben sandwich with Cole slaw and pickles which was one of the best sandwiches I have eaten in quite some time. We sat at the bar and we had a Stella Artois and an...More

Thank Electorny
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Questions & Answers
21 July 2017|
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Response from pmjennissen | Reviewed this property |
Yes there is. Bartender was very seasoned and made a great martini!
22 September 2015|
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Response from cindyhBinghamton_ny | Reviewed this property |
I can't remember seeing gluten free on the menu for pasta. However the menu is quite extensive, and this restaurant seems to me like they would definitely have gluten free options.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 471 Albany Shaker Rd, Albany, NY 12211-1583
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Albany
  • Phone Number: +1 518-438-5005
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