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Emack & Bolio's

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Coffee Shop, Bakeries, Ice Cream
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366 Delaware Ave., Albany, NY 12209
+1 518-512-5100
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Dessert, Late Night, Outdoor Seating
Description: Emack & Bolio's, Albany, NY, features Outrageous Ice Cream, Award Winning...
Emack & Bolio's, Albany, NY, features Outrageous Ice Cream, Award Winning Smoothies, Hand-Dipped Chocolates & Gourmet Espresso Drinks.Open Year Round 11am-10pm weekdays, 11pm Fri/Sat/Summer. Live Music Weekends, Unique Toys & Gifts, Outdoor Garden Seating, Fireplace. Birthday Parties, Our Ice Cream Truck Caters Events!
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  • 21
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  • 7
    Very good
  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
Excellent Ice Cream in Albany

This ice cream store/restaurant was excellent for its tasty ice cream and hand-dipped cones. The staff are pleasant and helpful and the quality of the ice cream and hand dipped cones is excellent. A must try for ice cream in Albany. There is also a great mosaic store in the back of the restaurant... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 17, 2015
Robert R
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Melville, New York
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Melville, New York
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44 reviews 44 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

This ice cream store/restaurant was excellent for its tasty ice cream and hand-dipped cones. The staff are pleasant and helpful and the quality of the ice cream and hand dipped cones is excellent. A must try for ice cream in Albany. There is also a great mosaic store in the back of the restaurant that is a must see if... More 

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Troy, New York
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24 reviews 24 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

When you think of "perfectly adorable ice cream shop with quirky toys, live music, and a fun staff" you might think of B&J, but pull it back a notch and lets stay local. Go to Emack and Bolios. Although slightly expensive, its worth every penny. You can play games, listen to music, make jokes with the staff. And every kid... More 

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East Greenbush
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19 reviews 19 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

After a nice little Thai dinner next door at Sweet Basil last Friday night Wife and I were in mood for something sweet. We saw lights on and decided to give this a try. This was my first time there. Interesting Place. A folk singer was playing in back (C-), Kids were running all over the place (F) so the... More 

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Troy, New York
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

This is THE PLACE for unbelievable ice cream, hot drinks authentic old-fashioned toys, ice cream cakes, and REAL egg-cream (and more!!!) What a treasure this place is. You usually have to go to NYC, Boston or Cape Cod for a quaint and outstanding shop like this. A real Albany treasure. You've got to go, you wont regret it!!!!

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Albany, New York
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29 reviews 29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

We stopped in for some ice cream and milkshakes. Flavor choices are large. Serving size is ample. And milkshakes are wonderful. We certainly recommend a visit to this and other merchants on Delaware ave.

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Albany, NY
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125 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

I am not a huge fan of ice cream, but if I want some, this is the only place I go. Okay, Stewarts too... What I like best about Emack and Bolio's though is that I can get something other than ice cream and it's still really good. And I love their outdoor seating! I actually don't think I've ever... More 

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Chestertown, Maryland
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50 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

We started the evening out by going to Sweet Basil, which is a Thia food restaurant next to Emack and Bolio's. Great meal there (see review). While eating at Sweet Basil we watch a family of 7 walking into E&B's and come back out with a huge...I mean HUGE...bowl of ice cream, like a Sundae. They all just split the... More 

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Clifton Park, New York
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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

Excellent date place for ice-cream. Cozy atmosphere and creative menu was perfect for an enchanted night of having ice-cream.

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Albany, New York
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54 reviews 54 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2013

You will love the variety of ice cream, the choices of cones are to die for. There's lots of other chocolates and candies to choose from too. A fun place, your children will be in ice cream heaven. LOL Go outside and listen to the live music on a warm summer night. Great night, thank you!

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Saratoga Springs, New York
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30 reviews 30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

We walked down from the Spectrum after a movie on a beautiful Friday evening. We enjoyed our yummy ice cream and some live music in the side courtyard. This was a very nice ending to a fun night on Delaware Avenue.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 366 Delaware Ave., Albany, NY 12209
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Albany
  • Phone Number: +1 518-512-5100

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 3 - 7
  • Cuisine: Coffee Shop, Bakeries, Ice Cream

Description

Emack & Bolio's, Albany, NY, features Outrageous Ice Cream, Award Winning Smoothies, Hand-Dipped Chocolates & Gourmet Espresso Drinks.Open Year Round 11am-10pm weekdays, 11pm Fri/Sat/Summer. Live Music Weekends, Unique Toys & Gifts, Outdoor Garden Seating, Fireplace. Birthday Parties, Our Ice Cream Truck Caters Events!
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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