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Famous Lunch

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111 Congress St, Troy, NY 12180-4144
518-272-9481
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Mon - Sat 5:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cool old place

Great authentic food, dirt cheap, lots of character. This place feels like a step back in time to the 1950s, loads of fun

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 15, 2015
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Shanghai Region, China
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Shanghai Region, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Great authentic food, dirt cheap, lots of character. This place feels like a step back in time to the 1950s, loads of fun

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Love the home made breakfast, made to order. Also love the little hot dogs with the home made meat sauce. Never left unhappy. The guys who work there work hard and are great teams to get it all done very quickly. You know its a good place to go when you hear all the regulars young and old called by... More 

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Wroclaw, Poland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

I was just passing by the Famous Lunch place and something stopped me - when I looked at all those hot dog sausages behind the window and the interior that looks like it didn't change for 50 years (yes, it is compliment), I decided to give it a try. And it seems that it was a very good decision, since... More 

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North Tonawanda, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

Food is ok... after all you get what you pay for... but i love the outdated old school diner feel.... and love to know i am eating in one of local dinning landmarks.

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New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

6 hot dogs with everything at the counter and out in about 10 minutes. Need to try some other items next time. Can't be that bad if it's a landmark.

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Albany, New York, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

I've been going to Famous Lunch for better than 17 years. Love the simplicity and honesty of the food at this historic depression era establishment. Love the signature zippy sauce and the small hot dogs. The staff a a colorful cast of characters and the people you run into are honest salt of the earth people. It doesn't cost a... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Hot dogs are good the zippy sauce is so so... Its a nice little joint to grab a quick cheap lunch at next time I will try something else !!

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Goodlettsville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

I have eaten the hot dogs here for over 50 years and they continue to be one of the most tasty foods I have ever eaten. The hot dogs are about 4-5 inch's long and I get them with their home made "Zippy sauce", a meat and spicy sauce, yellow mustard and onions. You can easily eat 4-5 and sometimes... More 

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Troy, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Since 1932 Famous Lunch has been a very famous, but quick eatery for Troy residents and non-residents alike. It is a pillar of Troy's food community and has been for a very long time. It's old fashion style is reminiscence of the old 1930-1950's time. Not classy but it definitely gives you that old style diner feeling when you walk... More 

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

I was in the womb when my parents decided, while eating here, to purchase the house we are now selling 58 years later. In high school we would often always stop by here. In college, esp after drinking it was always a contest to see how many hot dogs one could eat. Now these are not just ordinary dogs, they... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 111 Congress St, Troy, NY 12180-4144
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Troy
  • Phone Number: 518-272-9481
Open Hours
Monday
5:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 am - 10:00 pm

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