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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

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
An authentic place

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
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Wroclaw, Poland
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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 but i love the outdated old school diner feel....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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68 reviews 68 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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32 reviews 32 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 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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65 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
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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Schodack, NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

I've lived in the area my entire life and have heard so much about Famous Lunch, but never had the opporturnity to stop in. The place looks like an old school diner from the outside. And inside isnt much different. Old worlde charm. Dim lights, the smell of old school fry tops and the counter stacked with regular patrons is... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013 via mobile

We saw Famous Lunch Place in Troy, NY listed in the Metroland Paper and thought we'd give it a try. And oh are we glad we did. It's a small place in downtown Troy and just a little Diner but it is oh so good. Of course we tried the hot dogs ( they're tiny maybe 3 inches ) with... 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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?