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Reel Seafood Company

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195 Wolf Rd, Albany, NY 12205
+1 518-458-2068
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Today
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 3:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 3:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Private Dining, Reservations

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  • 95
    Excellent
  • 107
    Very good
  • 44
    Average
  • 19
    Poor
  • 10
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Seafood Gem

I remember this place when it was the "Real Seafood Company". It's kind of under new management...still within the family. In fact, the hostess has been working at this establishment for a long time. I never forget such a distinct smile! The food is excellent, always very fresh and well... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 23, 2015
Webpriestess13
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Albany, New York
Good for:
  • Bar scene
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Petaluma, California
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77 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Service was slow - our waiter couldn't handle doing two things at once. Food was ok, but not worth the price we paid, although the rolls that were served were very good. It took our waiter almost 20 minutes to run our credit card through the machine and bring our bill to us, yet he took care of 2 other... More 

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Albany, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

I remember this place when it was the "Real Seafood Company". It's kind of under new management...still within the family. In fact, the hostess has been working at this establishment for a long time. I never forget such a distinct smile! The food is excellent, always very fresh and well prepared. Very nice presentation. However, this place is a little... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Great shrimp cocktail, rolls and a blackened swordfish that was unique and delicious. My waitress was excellent as well.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

We had just returned from visiting our kids on Lake George and drove by the Reel. What an absolutely awesome discovery!!! Incredibly professional service; the waitress was impeccable. Great wine selection. The food was gutsy! What you would find in high end restaurants in larger cities!!! The decor is somewhat modern; with a "sea" twist to it! Outdoor terrace. Loved... More 

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Albany, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

The food was good but not impressed with the amount of food served for the price. I expected a lot better for paying such a high price. I've had better food at a better price at other restaurants.

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Livonia, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

We were passing through Albany, NY and this was a great seafood restaurant. The oysters were fresh. Loved the steamed clams. They offered a wonderful cioppino, whole fresh fish, lobster, and a huge variety of fresh seafood. We sampled it all. There were 4 in our party. Service was ok, since the restaurant wasn't busy, I'd have expected a little... More 

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Palm Springs, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

We just happened upon Reel while driving around, looking for a place to have dinner. Couldn't have made a better choice. First of all, the atmosphere was very pleasant--with nice lighting and tanks of tropical fish. Meals were delicious, and we enjoyed the wine that we'd selected. Our server didn't hear my order correctly and brought a different dish. I... More 

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Albany, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Oysters and clams on the half shell were beautifully presented atop ice filled galvanized trays with lots of lemon and assorted sauces for dipping. Perfectly spiced Bloody Mary's and a few decent draft beers paired really well with our choices. We sat comfortably at the contemporary bar and enjoyed personable attentive service!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

The food was wonderful and beautifully plated. The bread and dips were to die for and the staff was super attentive. As for the prices that others have mentioned, you get great quality so the cost was reasonable

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Albany, New York
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Service was slow, fish did not have a good flavor. Portions on apps were small. Nice décor, but I would not go back.

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Additional Information about Reel Seafood Company

Address: 195 Wolf Rd, Albany, NY 12205
Phone Number: +1 518-458-2068
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Albany
Open Hours:
Sunday 3:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 3:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD $6 to $37
Cuisine: Steakhouse, Bar, Seafood, Pub

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 195 Wolf Rd, Albany, NY 12205
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Albany
  • Phone Number: +1 518-458-2068

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD $6 to $37
  • Cuisine: Steakhouse, Bar, Seafood, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene
Open Hours
Sunday
3:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
3:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?