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283 New Scotland Ave, Albany, NY 12208-3123
518-482-9898
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11:00 am - 1:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 2:00 am
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Dining options: Dinner

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  • 15
    Excellent
  • 17
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Good Bar and Grill Food

We went to dinner tonight at The Fountain on New Scotland Avenue. We had not been there in years and after a day of yard work, we were ready for a quick and good meal. We both ordered the cheddar burger. It was done well and tasted very good. French fries were standard. Our waitress was very... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 17, 2015
Bourlinguer60
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Albany, New York
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Albany, NY
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Once guaranteed to have some of the best and tastiest pizza in the area, they've always been a little inconsistent at their best. Sometimes too much cheese, dry. but at its best absolutely delicious and garlicky. This most recent pickup gave us way too salty pizza, so unsatisfying I'm afraid to go back in the near future for more .... More 

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Delmar, New York
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Take-out pizza was almost inedible. Greasy, a sodium hell, burnt toppings, soggy crust, and rubbery cheese.

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Saratoga Springs, New York
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28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

This is a local favorite in Albany. It gets very busy but the staff does a great job handling the crowds in a friendly and efficient manner. It's nothing glamorous, the chairs are old and the overall look is not aesthetically pleasing, but the food is constantly delicious. They grind their own beef which makes the burgers particularly juicy. The... More 

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Albany, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

We went to dinner tonight at The Fountain on New Scotland Avenue. We had not been there in years and after a day of yard work, we were ready for a quick and good meal. We both ordered the cheddar burger. It was done well and tasted very good. French fries were standard. Our waitress was very efficient and we... More 

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Albany, NY
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

An Albany institution. Thick, gooey, wonderful pizza. Would be better if it had a few taps of quality craft beer

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Albany, New York
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21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

Used to love the Fountain pizza. Plus the salads, dinners, burgers, and beer. Then someone decided to put a bunch of processed garlic on the unbaked pizza shell. Every one of them. Our pizza had such an over-garlicy taste that we could not eat it. Asked the server is we could get a pizza w/out the garlic smeared on the... More 

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Albany, New York
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62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 via mobile

For years I heard that they had the best pizza in town. I finally had a chance to stop in and try it, only to discover it was mediocre at best. If you're into bland crust and cheese that falls completely off in one big piece then look no further! Seriously though, don't waste your time.

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Charleston
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37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Server was just OK, antipasto salad good, but pizza just was not as good as usual. Will try again next trip up and see if A-team is working ...may need to go middle of the week when older folks are working.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 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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57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 283 New Scotland Ave, Albany, NY 12208-3123
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Albany
  • Phone Number: 518-482-9898

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Pizza
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 2:00 am
Monday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 2:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?