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Gene's Fish Fry

300 Troy Rd, Rensselaer, NY 12144-9475
+1 518-286-3767
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good25%
  • Average3%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible22%
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Seafood, Fast food
300 Troy Rd, Rensselaer, NY 12144-9475
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Have been here many times and remains my goto place for summertime quick food. I would highly recommend, much better than the other fish fry places in the capital district.

Thank Transwizard
Reviewed 4 days ago

Good food Good portions Friendly service Conveniently located on Rt 4 in North Greenbush near intersection with Target, Home Depot and Walmart. It's right next to a Mobile Gas station - parking lot entrance is between the Fish Fry and the Mobile. Exit only in...More

Thank Donna D
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Too much oil, too much of a bad batter, not enough fish. Little service, does not accept credit cards, dirty restrooms, poor quality seafood. We were driving from Vermont to New Jersey and looked up a family friendly fried fish restaurant. Actually had to go...More

Thank Buckrodger
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had lunch here today with friends at this iconic fish fry. Everything was delicious, portions were large, very good value for the money.

Thank ross5100
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Been coming here for years and will continue. The star of the show here is the fish fry. Haddock is cooked right and really excellent. The price is far from the 55 cents paid in 1972 but Gene's family has continued the tradition. French fries,...More

Thank Rich M
Reviewed 16 May 2017 via mobile

I look forward to Gene's opening every year. Just got my first fish fry of the year there yesterday. It was great, as always

Thank Mprzybylek
Reviewed 25 February 2017

This is a seasonal fish-fry place with a loyal local following at a very busy intersection. Coming from the "wrong" direction is always a challenge. I may be mistaken, but I believe there is a for sale sign out front. The fact that another fish...More

Thank Kurt12123
Reviewed 9 November 2016 via mobile

We LOVE Gene's fish fry. It's an East Greenbush icon! The best fish fry around! Great homemade cole slaw too!

Thank April S
Reviewed 23 August 2016

I hadn't been here in years, wish I hadn't gone back. Fish is mediocre at best and FIRS inside a hot dog roll. Whereas Teds, the fish hangs out of both ends of the bun. The Fries were lukewarm and tasteless. The wait is beyond...More

1  Thank hosafat
Reviewed 12 July 2016

The fish was OK, french fries were under cooked and the cole slaw was boring. I don't eat fried food often so I was really looking forward to this fish fry. The french fries were warm but the centers were not cooked all the way....More

Thank Prudence T
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Restaurant Details

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Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 300 Troy Rd, Rensselaer, NY 12144-9475
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Rensselaer
  • Phone Number: +1 518-286-3767
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