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Jack's Oyster House

42-44 State Street, Albany, NY 12303
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Ranked #73 of 591 Restaurants in Albany
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Price range: $35 - $50
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Good for: Romance
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Broadway
Description: Known literally around the world for warm and welcoming hospitality, Jack’s Oyster House has been continuously operated by the Rosenstein family since 1913 and is now under the direction of grandson Brad. Along with French Certified Master Chef Luc Pasquier - 1 of only 52 in North America - the restaurant offers the ultimate dining experience at a true value. Come also enjoy “Bar 42” or take advantage of the extensive banquet services.
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219 reviews from our community

63% Recommend
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English first
Top Contributor
86 reviews 86 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We ate at Jack's this last week and although the service was impeccable, once seated, the food was not. Our first server sat us in a terrible spot not far from the kitchen and even closer to the service table, that smelled terrible. Our second server was lovely and very professional, although when he separated the two dishes we shared,... More

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32 reviews 32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

You will not be disappointed at Jack's. From the moment you walk through the door, to the moment you get back into your car! Jacks is the Top restaurant for hospitality in the area. Food is top notch! Service is above and beyond..ask for Nami she was very sweet and persoanable the last time we went. Everything was perfect as... More

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Cohoes, NY
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136 reviews 136 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

My husband and I decided to celebrate our anniversary at Jack's on Saturday, August 16th. Jack's is a classic steak and seafood restaurant. The decor is old school: dark wood interior black and white tile floor, white table cloths, and you receive white glove service. We were warmly greeted and promptly seated at our table. The service at Jack's is... More

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Loudonville, New York
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

have been going for years. was always the place to go to impress, no more. go to prime 677. food and service at 667 beyond compare. Truly white glove service and food beyond compare. money well spent

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Bayside, Wisconsin
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175 reviews 175 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

The food wasn't terrific here by any means, but I'm very glad I went. My son and I were on a driving trip looking at universities. When reading TA reviews, I decided this would be a good place to try because I thought it would be an example of an institution in the old sense of the word. It lived... More

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Jacksonville, Florida
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72 reviews 72 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

I read the reviews before arriving in Albany and based on the reviews, I’d pretty much decided not to eat at Jack’s. Some members of the group wanted to go and asked me to go along…I did. Maybe what others have said about being hit or miss is true – but on this Thursday night – I was NOT disappointed.... More

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Cheektowaga, New York
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46 reviews 46 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Wonderful old time atmosphere. Lots of dark wood and waitstaff in classic white and black with starched aprons. The wait staff were excellent in their service. We had a party of 12 and they had 2 wait staff for us. Specials were offered and I ordered the blue cheese crusted Delmonico with a cab reduction sauce . It was done... More

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Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 via mobile

Had dinner tonite . First time in 25 years. Good service by our waitress. Great crab cake appetizer. Nice bottle of wine.......dinner was a disaster . We both had the homemade pasta..good. It was supposed be with shrimp ,lobster and scallops. The scallops were fine. The shrimp were smaller than a dime and the lobster could not be found other... More

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new york
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Over the years I have made an effort to have a meal here when in the Albany area. This restaurant was a favorite with my family for special occasions when I was growing up in Albany and it holds a special place in my heart. On my recent visit I was very disappointed in the menu. There was were no... More

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Albany, New York
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

This place used to be a wonderful place to dine. It was charming, and the food was wonderful with friendly waiters. Now, they serve mediocre food not worth the money, along with rude service and a long wait. Not worth the money.

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