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Jack's Oyster House

42-44 State Street, Albany, NY 12207-2804
+1 518-465-8854
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Overview
  • Excellent45%
  • Very good26%
  • Average13%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible6%
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CUISINES
American, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options
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42-44 State Street, Albany, NY 12207-2804
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Jack's has been around since 1913 and still retains the finer touches of that time The Manhattan clam chowder is one of the best I have ever had, while their crab cakes are fresh without an overabundance of breading. One of the most extensive selections...More

Thank Neil K
Reviewed 4 days ago

My meals at Jack's have been consistently delicious. The wait staff is polite and efficient. It's been around for almost 100 years and the decor is clearly from a different era. If you're visiting Albany and you're near the state capital, I think Jack's is...More

Thank capitalfoodie518
Reviewed 5 days ago

Fathers Day, Prices are thru the roof for what you get. We ordered the tower for 2 at $39.99 and got 6 raw oysters, 6 raw clams 4 shrimp, 2 hunks of crab. After, not finishing the mess, we companied that we didn't know it...More

Thank jacksinfla
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great menu. Terrific staff. We did not have reservations but did not have problem getting seated. The food presentation was terrific. I had the house salad and seafood chowder. I would go back!

Thank Sharon R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The location of the restaurant is right across the street from the NY State Capitol building, so it provides a dazzling display.of architecture beauty and light. We tried a couple of new drinks and food and enjoyed them all, especially the donut something or other...More

Thank williami831
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I had the filet mignon and scallops. The steak was melt in you moth good. Bananas Foster for dessert, fantastic! Service was excellent. Well worth it. Will return.

Thank georgebmartin
Reviewed 4 May 2018

Had dinner the other night and was impressed with the restaurant in many different aspects. The service was excellent. From the greeter to our waiter it was top notch. I ordered the crab cakes and they were very good. Also had the Crème Brulee and...More

Thank Walter K
Reviewed 1 May 2018

I had heard so many great things about this restaurant and was dying to try it. I was shocked. The oysters tasted so fishy, and out of a group of 6 of us, 3 sent back their entrees (crab cake and chicken). The restaurant felt...More

Thank GlobalGuyMiami
Reviewed 30 April 2018

The Oysters were the draw for us.We were surprised that the only choice was raw on half shell. However they were fresh and delicious.We chose the pasta dishes which were both a huge mistake.What were we thinking !Why are they even on the menu??The rigatoni...More

Thank MseRob
Reviewed 29 April 2018 via mobile

Had a business lunch. Was in and out surprisingly quickly. Boatman's chowder is delicious. As is the chicken pomadero and the cheeseburger. Will definitely go again.

Thank Phil
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PsmomMassachusetts
25 January 2016|
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Response from Aline F | Reviewed this property |
we were not pleased with some of the menu and the service was abomidable
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Laurie H
9 July 2015|
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Response from Chr1st0ph3rH |
On the street parking, and a parking garage in the rear. The attire runs the gambit from suits to business casual during the week. Its a nicer than average place so dress well but comfortable.
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northeast54
9 July 2015|
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Response from Ann G | Reviewed this property |
There are three or four entree salads and a pizza pomodoro on the menu. I do agree with the suggestion that you call and inquire. They are very accommodating.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$35 - US$50
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 22:00
Monday
11:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 22:00
Thursday
11:30 - 22:00
Friday
11:30 - 22:00
Saturday
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 42-44 State Street, Albany, NY 12207-2804
    (Broadway)
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Albany
  • Phone Number: +1 518-465-8854
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Description
Known literally around the world for warm and welcoming hospitality, Jack’s Oyster House has been continuously operated by the Rosenstein family since 1913 and is now under the direction of grandson Brad. Along with French Certified Master Chef Luc Pasquier - 1 of only 52 in North America - the restaurant offers the ultimate dining experience at a true value. Come also enjoy “Bar 42” or take advantage of the extensive banquet services.
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