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Fountain Restaurant

283 New Scotland Ave, Albany, NY 12208-3123
518-482-9898
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Ranked #49 of 591 restaurants in Albany
Cuisines: American
Most recent review
- Jun 22, 2014
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English first
Nashville, Tennessee
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81 reviews 81 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014 via mobile

This was recommended to us by a staffer at the hotel. About 3 (long blocks) from the Hilton Garden Inn in Albany. We enjoyed the walk there but as I said it was long. This is mostly a local place and we had to wait a bit at the dinner hour. Service was great and friendly. The place is apparently... More

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Saratoga Springs
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44 reviews 44 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

If you are old enough to remember CHEERS the Fountain Restaurant is your kind of place. We arrived for an early dinner and were told we could sit wherever we wanted. Out server, Robin, was personable and attentive--a seasoned veteran of 30+ years who's service is worth a visit alone. I selected the Veal and Peppers Special which was served... More

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Southborough, Massachusetts
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32 reviews 32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

I love their pizza. One of the better pizza's anywhere. Consistent, tasty and priced right. I've been going there for 50 years, several owners latter the flavor and quality haven't changed that much over the years. A sure thing that offers quick service and a pleasant atmosphere .

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Anchorage, Alaska
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

I grew up on New Scotland Ave right down the road from The Fountain. Although a majority of the reviews on here talk about the pizza, which I've never had, the nachos are delicious! I've adopted Fountain's nacho ingreidents and have prepared them for several guests throughout the years- all of which raved about great they are. In addition to... More

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Albany, New York
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22 reviews 22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

great soups, sandwiches, and the best pizza in Albany. very affordable, on street parking or lot in the rear. sadly, no delivery.

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Albany, New York
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

Been Going there for years. the best pizza around, Fri. Sat nights very crowded. casual pizza and a few drinks cant go wrong with this one!

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Albany, New York
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110 reviews 110 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013 via mobile

The Fountain is what it is - casual setting, consistently good food, great service, noisy. If this is what you're looking for, you won't be disappointed. The pizza is great but they also serve other dishes so give them a try. The waitresses are always attentive and you don't wait long to get your food. We've been going for over... More

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Scotia, New York, Usa
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2013

My job luncheons visit The Fountain Restaurant often. The pizza is good and the antipasta is fabulous. I would recommend this for a small luncheon. Be sure to make reservations ahead for any party over 4 or 5, they do get very busy and it is a small place.

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Boston
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2013

Pizza was excellent...savory, garlicky sauce, not like the sweet junk you get at most places here in MA. Good crust too. Drinks were pricey (9.50 for 2 SA drafts!) for the area and lack of sophistication in this very modest facility. Service was a little slow but very gracious. Good house salad with lots of veggies. Would def go back... More

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Saratoga Springs, Ny
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96 reviews 96 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2013

I've come here for pizza a few times and it is great! They always have a nice selection of beers on tap as well! I've had other items on the menu and they have been good but the pizza I believe is by far the star on their menu!

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