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Dawn’s Victory Sports Cafe

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American, Bar
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10 Sheridan Ave, Albany, NY 12207-2216
+1 518-463-9113
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New York City, New York
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57 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was across the street from the Hampton Inn. We stopped in for a beer and thought it to be a good little bar. we wanted to stay but had made plans to meet up with friends at another place. Would recommend this place for sure. they served food as well.

Thank kathieh724
Doylestown, Pennsylvania
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196 reviews
165 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

I popped in for an after dinner drink while in Albany on business. It was a great little place with friendly service and conveniently located. The Bartender, (Jo?) was friendly, engaging and provided great service! If ever in the area again, I will certainly return.

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49 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

In a fairly empty restaurant, the wait staff was nonexistent. The food was served indifferently, entrees were cold on the inside.

Thank Deborah H
Clinton, New York
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2016 via mobile

Tried this restaurant before going to a concert at the Palace and it was a big mistake. There was a moderate wait for the food, which wasn't bad, but when the food got there it was terrible (and some of the order was missing, but when we notified the waitress and it eventually came it was bad too). We mentioned... More 

Thank Daniels95
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29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2016

We were in Albany for business staying close by and luckily found this great bar! The bartender was fantastic and friendly. Very clean too!

Thank snowgirl
East Greenbush, NY
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34 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 March 2016

I had been here several times in the past when it was just the "Victory Cafe". I don't know at what point it became "Dawn's Victory Sports Café" but it's definitely not what it used to be. The servers were not attentive and one of them bordered on hostile when I told her I had made reservations. The reservations may... More 

Thank CrabbyClaud
Fairfield, Connecticut
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258 reviews
201 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2015

We stopped in for a drink after a show at the Palace - conveniently located, friendly and quiet. Also got to watch the end of a great football game. Recommmend and thank you!

Thank Cedar880
Albany, New York
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2015

Service was very spotty even though there was a limited menu for a big show night. Food was delivered in a hap-hazard way..

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New York
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112 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2015

OK we're lazy. It was right across from our hotel, but we were busy and it mostly worked out. Some menu items we're really good, others hit and miss. A chicken sandwich was very good and was very tender and came with super not greasy made-in-house potato chips. Guacamole was a major fail. It said it was made in house,... More 

Thank readytogoagain
Albany, New York
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75 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2015

The restaurant has indoor and outdoor seating. The menu has a good variety. The service was good and fast.

Thank Nygirl2014

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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 10 Sheridan Ave, Albany, NY 12207-2216
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Albany
  • Phone Number: +1 518-463-9113

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