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Lanie's Cafe Incorporated

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471 Albany Shaker Rd, Albany, NY 12211-1583
+1 518-438-5005
11:00 - 02:00
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Sun 12:00 - 00:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 00:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 02:00
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Saratoga Springs, New York
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71 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My company has organized a holiday lunch at Lanie's Cafe. Their large menu was very impressing, and I liked the idea of a "trip to salad bar", that came with an entree. I won't lie, that if my company wasn't paying for the lunch, I would not have chosen my dish... My food was very good (I had Shrimp Ryan),... More 

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Providence, Rhode Island
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252 reviews
162 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

We had a business dinner of 8 people here. We were seated promptly, and service was prompt - but not rushed. There is a a nice wine list, and everything (food and drinks) is reasonably priced. It's an extensive menu of Italian food as well as burgers. The appetizers and entrees arrived hot, which is hard to do when there... More 

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Germantown, New York
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333 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

Lanie's Sandwiches are absolutely delicious and huge. The restaurant is quaint and there is a separate bar area. There is also an outside dining area. There is a variety of appetizers, salads, sandwiches, and entrees to meet every budget.

Thank Cac1234
Colonie, New York
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

We have been here several times and the selection is great. From pizza, dinner or sandwiches. Summer is the best time because of the wonderful patio atmosphere. Dinners and appetizers are large enough to share.

Thank Barretomjj
New York
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

If you haven't visited Lanie's in some time, make it a point to do so! With a great menu, a beautiful plant filled patio with soft lighting and fine service, you can't miss! My friends and I had the chicken Parmesan dinner, a Tuscan chicken and eggplant Panini, and the sword fish salad. All the meals were very tasty, timely... More 

Thank TravelingJudge
Cohoes, NY
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199 reviews
157 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

Met 3 friends for lunch at Lanie's on Friday. Lanie's has a real salad bar with fresh veggies. I opted to have that and an order of French onion soup. Both were excellent. One friend dined on the chicken Caesar salad, another dined on the Teriyaki chicken salad and another had their Reuben sandwich with sweet potato fries. We thoroughly... More 

Thank smartcookie1916
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21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

A group of us went here for lunch on a beautiful Friday. The menu is very comprehensive with lots to choose from at many price points. Service was quick, courteous, friendly and efficient. Portions are quite ample; two of six of us had enough left over to warrant doggy bags. Food was well prepared, tasty, and very satisfying. Recommended.

Thank guyr541
Upstate NY
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71 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016 via mobile

Celebrated a coworker's retirement here on a beautiful night. The patio was perfect and drinks were fabulous too. Just had some appetizers which were very different from standard fare (bruschetta and quesadillas). Preferred the alcohol to the food!!

Thank MTravels
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016

My husband and I live about a half a mile from Lanies and find ourselves here 1-2 times a week. We just love everything about it. We have never had a bad meal there. They use quality ingredients in the meals and the portions are huge. The wait staff in the dining area and in the bar are extremely friendly... More 

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Hurley, New York
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4 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016 via mobile

Dinner was delicious. Beyond HUGE portions. Service was excellent & cheerful. I would not bring my son. We ate outside to be casual. Flowers on the patio were spectacular! Great menu choices. High prices. Worth it.

1 Thank suzyq12443

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Italian, American
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Television
Good for
Business meetings, Bar Scene, Groups, Child-friendly
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?