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283 New Scotland Ave, Albany, NY 12208-3123
518-482-9898
Today
12:00 pm - 2:00 am
Closed now
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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

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Visitor rating
  • 13
    Excellent
  • 16
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Good food, great beer, lousy pizza

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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed September 25, 2014
Kali D
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Albany, New York
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36 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Albany, New York
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19 reviews 19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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
Top Contributor
74 reviews 74 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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38 reviews 38 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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82 reviews 82 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 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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64 reviews 64 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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43 reviews 43 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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
13 helpful votes 13 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
13 helpful votes 13 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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174 reviews 174 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 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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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
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?