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Ralph's Tavern

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1328 Central Ave, Albany, NY 12205-5227
+1 518-489-8290
11:00 - 00:00
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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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Albany, New York
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50 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Don't be fooled by the name tavern, they serve superb Italian food here and very generous portions. Great wings too. And save room for the peanut butter pie.

Thank David S
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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86 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I travel for business all the time. I live in hotels and eat at restaurants more than I am home. I much prefer supporting local family businesses vs. going to chains...which explains why I ended up at Ralph's Tavern which is basically across the street from my hotel and I keep going back This place is NOT fancy. It probably... More 

Binghamton, New York
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162 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2017

Our meal with family at Ralph's was a good experience. The food tasted good and the waitstaff was friendly and efficient. This is a very popular place with the local's, you might have a wait depending on what time of day you are here.

Thank James P
Albany, New York
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63 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

Down to earth delicious pub and Italian food. It gets crowded but there's a good bar area to wait sometime you just end up eatin there.

Thank Geri D
Arlington, Virginia
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107 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2016

We ended up in Albany on Christmas eve and this the only place we found to be open until 8PM. They asked if we had reservations and thought we would be turned away when we said no. It was not the case the hostess which which was an older and attractive lady with shoulder length blond hair set up a... More 

Thank Myfirstchoicenotavai
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

My son and I were in town looking for local places, not the typical chain places. Found Ralph's and fell in love. Pizza was excellent,and the garlic parmesan wings were divine! The service was fast and friendly. Will go back when we are in the area again, for sure!

Thank Beth P
Jacksonville, Florida
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48 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016

We were in the area for a wedding and my siste recommend it as she eats there all the time. Very friendly waitress and great food. There was a group of us and everyone loved their food from the French dip to the homemade Mozzrella sticks. If you order the dinner size ziti watch out as it's def a lot.

Thank Mike C
Chatham, New York
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

Small cozy place, bUT excellent food! Very friendly staff. Nice variety on menu. The soups are out of this world. I had soup and a sandwich (French dip) and after eating the soup, couldn't finish the sandwich.

Thank Benhere2016
La Fargeville, New York
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56 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

This restaurant/bar still looks like a home from the outside. Very welcoming inside, like stepping back in time. Casual and friendly, very efficient service. From wings and calamari, to pasta, pizza, fish and steaks, everything is excellent. Large portions, done right. Very comfortable, you'll leave full and happy.

Thank Wolfgang M
Binghamton, New York
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

In the area for business and checked yelp. It recommended Ralph's Tavern and we headed on over and noticed that the parking lot was full. Thinking that we would have to wait for a while, they seated us right away. The food was good. Service was quick and friendly.

Thank 8771234

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Italian, American, Bar, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery, Reservations
Good for
Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
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: 1328 Central Ave, Albany, NY 12205-5227
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Albany
  • Phone Number: +1 518-489-8290