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All 602 Albany Restaurants

Emack & Bolio's

366 Delaware Ave., Albany, NY 12209
+1 518-512-5100
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Ranked #20 of 602 Restaurants in Albany
Price range: $3 - $7
Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Bakery, Coffee Shop, Ice Cream
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Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Late Night, Dessert
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!
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Troy, New York
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24 reviews 24 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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
6 helpful votes 6 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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26 reviews 26 reviews
16 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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150 reviews 150 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 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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70 reviews 70 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 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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51 reviews 51 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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
22 helpful votes 22 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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Albany, NY
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31 reviews 31 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013 via mobile

Really fun flavors with good things mixed in. But I don't find the taste to be superior to that of, say, a particular convenience store ice cream. The service is awesome and the location is pretty awesome too. I like to go just because it is fun to hang out.

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Additional Information about Emack & Bolio's

Address: 366 Delaware Ave., Albany, NY 12209
Phone Number: +1 518-512-5100
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Albany
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
Average Prices: USD 3 - 7
Cuisine: Bakery, Coffee Shop, Ice Cream

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