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Lanie's Cafe Incorporated

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471 Albany Shaker Rd, Albany, NY 12211-1583
518-438-5005
Today
11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations

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  • 23
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  • 8
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  • 1
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  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Very good restaurant

New place to try for us and we really enjoyed it. A large menu to chose from, something for everyone. We had very good service and it was a Saturday night and the place was hopping. Large portions, we ended up taking 1/2 of each entry home and got another meal out of it.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 2, 2015
Carl H
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Clifton Park, New York, United States
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Clifton Park, New York, United States
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54 reviews 54 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

New place to try for us and we really enjoyed it. A large menu to chose from, something for everyone. We had very good service and it was a Saturday night and the place was hopping. Large portions, we ended up taking 1/2 of each entry home and got another meal out of it.

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Rochester, New York
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33 reviews 33 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015 via mobile

In town for a conference, we waited a little while on a Sat night because it was pretty full. But the wait wasn't long. Tons of dishes to choose from and every portion was huge. Too bad no fridge in the hotel room. Lots of families, couple and groups there so all are welcome.

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120 reviews 120 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015 via mobile

i came once for lunch with work and then brought my husband after that because of how good it was. For dinner we had the greens and beans appetizer and two pasta dishes that were absolutely delicious. I did not love the bread being cut by everyone in the dining room and I found the salad bar useless, but the... More 

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Albany, NY
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104 reviews 104 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Lainie's offers a little of everything. It's the place my kids pick every time. They love the salad bar and the kids portions are massive (try the kids chicken parm!). It's nice because the bar is separated from the dining room so you can opt for the TVs or to dine without. The menu is extensive and the drink selection... More 

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Albany, NY
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31 reviews 31 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 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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14 helpful votes 14 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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36 reviews 36 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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

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 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 471 Albany Shaker Rd, Albany, NY 12211-1583
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Albany
  • Phone Number: 518-438-5005
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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