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Reel Seafood Company

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Seafood, Steakhouse, Bar, Oyster Bar
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195 Wolf Rd, Albany, NY 12205
+1 518-458-2068
Website
Today
3:00 pm - 11:00 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: Reservations, Late Night, Private Dining
Good for:
Bar scene
Reservations
Late Night
Private Dining

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Visitor rating
  • 76
    Excellent
  • 96
    Very good
  • 36
    Average
  • 17
    Poor
  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great time

We stopped in on valentine's day. The service, food, and experience was amazing! The decor was great, especially the fish tanks. The service was prompt and we were given great attention despite how busy it was. We had scallops, shrimp, lobster, and oysters. The food was fantastic. I could have... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 23, 2015
Isaiah S
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Albany, New York
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Private Dining
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234 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Albany, New York
Top Contributor
74 reviews 74 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

We stopped in on valentine's day. The service, food, and experience was amazing! The decor was great, especially the fish tanks. The service was prompt and we were given great attention despite how busy it was. We had scallops, shrimp, lobster, and oysters. The food was fantastic. I could have eaten a dozen more oysters. We also had the calamari... More 

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Albany, New York, Usa
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We are frequent visitors of Reel Seafood. The bar happy hour is great for oysters and drinks. There are many fine appetizers as well. Dinner portions can be a little small, but excellent.

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Albany, New York
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

1st time at Reel Seafood Company since renovations, great service, food was not bad. I was disappointed that there weren't much seafood choices, after all it is a seafood restaurant.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We were there during their 1-year anniversary celebration so there were some nice extras. Complimentary sparkling wine, followed by a small appetizer for each of us. Our meals were nicely prepared and presented. Much better than a chain!

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Malta, New York
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32 reviews 32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

My girlfriend and I decided to give Reel Seafood a try since we were down in Colonie and wanted somewhere we hadn't been before. The sign out front is a bit misleading with the cartoony octopus and neon. I say this because I felt a bit underdressed in my sweatshirt and jeans. The decor inside is great and the food... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

I am a HUGE fan of the shellfish cobb salad. I have been there 6x in the past year. NEVER had bad service. I have gone for lunch and dinner. Of coarse I always order the same thing. My daughter who is "12" is a salmon fan. She is usually unsure if shell like the marinade. The chef was able... More 

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Albany, NY
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

Our previous review stated that the food mostly made up for awful service. That is no longer the case. While the food is now just acceptable, it is not in any way worth the ridiculous prices for such miniscule portions. The service? Well, it is still awful. There is a clear disconnect between staff and customer. There is no reason... More 

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Schenectady
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16 reviews 16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

I took my adult son here for his 27th birthday. We had a party of six on a Sunday evening. The table was ready when we arrived and we were greeted promptly by our server (Harrison, I believe). He was knowledgable regarding the menu, but when we ordered a bottle of wine, he did not bring a chiller and we... More 

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Utica, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

I look forward to enjoying a meal and have never been disappointed with this restaurant. I am a seafood nut. I love fresh seafood and REAL ingredients. Large portions, fresh dishes, and great service are attributes that are consistent. Whether it is the Cioppino, crab legs, or whatever the chef's special is, be prepared for an amazing meal.

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Albany, NY
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

I'm so glad Real/Reel Seafood is still owned by local family. I didn't think it could be much better, but it is! Has much of the great quality dishes, and now a more "hip" atmosphere and menu. Should be much higher on the list of area restaurants. Still love the house salad dressing on a great mix of greens with... More 

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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 - 37
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Steakhouse, Bar, Oyster Bar

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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?