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South End Tavern - CLOSED

757 Burden Ave, Troy, NY 12180-5945
518-272-9661
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Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: American
Most recent review
- Feb 11, 2013
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9 reviews from our community

88% Recommend
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  • English first
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English first
Chester, Vt. USA
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2013

We discovered The South End Tavern back when my wife was going to school in Troy. The food back then was excellent, the place had that funky old tavern vibe then which still continues. Our daughter now goes to the same school on the hill in Troy and we visited her last week and decided to give the old tavern... More

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Albany, New York
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111 reviews 111 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2013

The South End Tavern (aka Burkee's) must be listed as a historical site of Troy! It was the only 'dining out' experience I had as a kid when the dinners were under a dollar (I'm not THAT old either!) and women had to enter through the 'Ladies Entrance'!. I still enjoy visiting for the memories and the good food. You... More

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Albany, NY
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32 reviews 32 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2013

I love this place - hasn't changed a bit in years. Great food, excellent sized portions, AWESOME service. I bring my family with young kids there. They love seeing the old ladies entrance sign and the old buzzer buttons on the wall. If you go, take some time to read about the history of the restaurant.

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Watervliet, New York
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38 reviews 38 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2012

I looked for this establishment during the day, so we'd know exactly where we were going. Didn't look like too much from the outside and thought the address was wrong. We decided to go anyway, and I'M GLAD WE DID. Oh my goodness, the food was so good. I had baby back ribs, which were ok. My friend, who is... More

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Cohoes, NY
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136 reviews 136 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2012

"Burkees" as it is known to the locals is a classic tavern that serves classic tavern favorites like fried haddock, roast beef and great burgers, too. On St. Patrick's Day the take-out line for corned beef and cabbage is out the door and around the corner--yes I am serious! This is a well loved dining spot. Great haddock, I highly... More

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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169 reviews 169 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
142 helpful votes 142 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2009

My brother lives in the area and heard of a restaurant with a strange sign. That's about all we knew. We stopped and asked someone if he knew the restaurant with the weird sign and he knew just what we were talking about. When you walk in you are going back in time by about 60 years. Nothing has changed.... More

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Troy, NY
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2009

Monday's Day finds all area restaurants so busy. We wanted a nice relaxed meal for our entire family (12). We stopped at the South End Tavern, what a pleasant surprise. They had a special Mothers Day menu, great value, large portions and no wait. I know where we will go next year!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2008

Authentic 20's atmosphere...Food is hearthy family style. Be a igcognito "gangsta" No pretense!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2007

For a great cheap meal

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