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

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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
Nice lunch at a landmark

Stopped here with husband since we've had gus' hot dogs many times. OK... Don't go at main meal times... Not enough tables. We had the dogs, cheese burger and fries. On par with gus' and Jack's and fries were very good. When you go in, find a table and then let one of the guys at the counter... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
laurieg832
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Troy, New York
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Troy, New York
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped here with husband since we've had gus' hot dogs many times. OK... Don't go at main meal times... Not enough tables. We had the dogs, cheese burger and fries. On par with gus' and Jack's and fries were very good. When you go in, find a table and then let one of the guys at the counter know your... More 

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Troy, New York
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77 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015

Seriously the sauce has such a distinctive taste, its just a must try. Go by and just look at the line at lunch, there has to be a reason. But its not just the dogs, breakfast the place is just as busy. A great spot for an inexpensive pkate of eggs or dogs.

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Thank JVRyan
Goodlettsville, Tennessee
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106 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

This lunchroom style restaurant is noted for it's small hot dogs, topped in a steamed bun with meat sauce, onions and mustard. In my younger days I could eat 7 or 8 of them, but they were a dime back in the 50's. A great food experience for all.

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Thank kingtigermp
Shanghai Region, China
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22 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
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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Thank rhyser
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015 via mobile

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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Thank Amiveson
Wroclaw, Poland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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 via mobile

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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Thank Susanna W
New Jersey
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122 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 via mobile

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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Thank MarcoTravel1
Albany, New York, United States
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34 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 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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Thank swietp
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 via mobile

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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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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American
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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