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Lanie's Cafe Incorporated

471 Albany Shaker Rd, Albany, NY 12211-1583
518-438-5005
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English first
Albany, NY
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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Lanie's "Cafe" is a full service restaurant with plenty of delicious options from which to choose. Excellent wine and beer list, a very nice bar, extremely clean and beautifully decorated bathroom, and the restaurant decor is tasteful. Lanie's is an ideal location for get togethers with family and friends who reside in different parts of the Capital region and there... More 

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18 reviews 18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

absolutely awesome food. Everything I've tried was good. Chicken Parm, Chicken Picatta, stuffed steak. U get the salad bar with any dinner. One great thing...The bread is on the salad bar with a home made whipped garlic butter. Seriously great food, the place is always packed. I highly recommend this place. One of my favorites for sure. I have no... More 

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Buffalo, NY
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35 reviews 35 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Had a lovely meal at Lanie's. Server was attentive but did not hover. Will be back many times in the future. One thing I will mention, it was noisy. Many people and all of them having conversations.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014 via mobile

This is my new favorite restaurant...the portions are huge, the food is amazing and the price is reasonable. I recommend this place to everyone!

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Albany, New York, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

We didn't find this place by accident- it was recommended by a friend. Since that recommendation, we've eaten there four times. I in turn, have also recommended it to others. The food is very good, and the portions seem to be designed to guarantee you a leftover lunch for the next day. Regardless of the fact that nachos and quesadillas... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Lanies always has fantastic food and a great wine selection! Their food menu is extensive and very reasonably priced for the enormous portions.

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Albany, New York
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26 reviews 26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

The food here is absolutely wonderful! I have had a few different items and they have all been great. The portions are huge and you can definitely split a dinner. The nachos and are HUGE and so good. The chicken parm is also very good. My friend is partial to the chicken quesadillas. The patio is really cute and the... More 

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Latham, NY
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98 reviews 98 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Ate here w/ my son, in town from ATL, and wife after a day at the Saratoga track. We actually enjoyed the food, but the service was, over-the-top, lousy. They lurked over us the entire time. Our appetizer of calamari was only 1/2 done when a bus boy dove in and asked us if we were done. Same deal with... More 

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Watervliet, New York
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25 reviews 25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

This out-of-the way restaurant offers a varied menu (predominantly Italian) with some creative dishes and combinations. Great seafood prepared Italian style (Swordfish Cacciatore is out of this world!) and a salad bar---don't see many of those any more! Fresh bread, crisp greens and a variety of accompaniments make this an a great addition to the meal, and it can also... More 

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Albany, New York
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62 reviews 62 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Stopped at Lanie's tonight with my my and son. Very nice patio. Good salads and sandwiches. Menu was very extensive. Italian, Seafood. We will be back to try a more formal dinner.

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Additional Information about Lanie's Cafe Incorporated

Address: 471 Albany Shaker Rd, Albany, NY 12211-1583
Phone Number: 518-438-5005
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Albany
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Monday 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Saturday 11:00 am - 2:00 am

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