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Spiak's Restaurant

2 Archibald St, Watervliet, NY 12189-1807
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Ranked #22 of 31 restaurants in Watervliet
Price range: $0 - $12
Cuisines: American, Italian, Seafood
Most recent review
- Oct 23, 2013
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11 reviews from our community

36% Recommend
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English first
Albany, New York
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Spiak's Restaurant in Watervliet is a fourth generation family restaurant. Their 'homes style' fare features hearty helpings of good food, all made to order. If you read over the literature in their menu, you'll learn that the original restaurant was an eating place for laborers working on the Erie Canal. The original canal went through what is now their parking... More

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Lake George, New York
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182 reviews 182 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
253 helpful votes 253 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2013

I have not been in here in a few years and the pizza did not disappoint. Perhaps it was better in the past, perhaps not, either way it was good. The soup was a bit salty, the service was, shall I say, "casual". The waitress, although friendly, was certainly in no hurry to take care of us. She did her... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2013 via mobile

my husband and I went in march 2013 and it was so bad. The waitress was rude and acting like we were a bother to her and she was very slow,,,,, pizza looked like someone took a bottle of grease and threw it on it and the taste was so bad. Couldnt eat it... also got an appetizer that was... More

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13 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

we went in a group of 8 on a Wednesday evening. The waitress was unfriendly, slow and seemed to be put out when we asked her for something. Imagine paying $16.99 for a sauteed veal parm dinner and you don't even get a salad with it? Imagine ordering coffee and the waitress walks away complaining she has to go make... More

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Albany, NY
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41 reviews 41 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2012

Don't even bother. I usually write a review after 2 (or more) trips, but this place was awful. The service was depressing, the food (both of our entrees) was lousy, oily, gloppy mush. Ugh. How do they stay open?

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Latham, NY
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78 reviews 78 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2012

We used to go to Spiak's, as a kid, for the delicious Italian food, but those days are gone. Too bad. The place is tired, the wait staff is tired, the food is tired, and the whole experience is tired. Not the friendly, poppin' place it once was. Even the clientele looks like they sat down years ago and never... More

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Cohoes, NY
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134 reviews 134 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2012

My husband was really looking forward to eating a Spiaks tonight. The last time we ate here, we thought it was an "off night." However, we have now come to realize Spiak's is not what it use to be. Our meals tonight were mediocre at best. My husband's pizza crust was over cooked, yet the center of it was soggy.... More

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Troy, New York
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2012

When I want a big and delious veal Parm that won't break the bank this is the place

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109 reviews 109 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2011

We had heard good things about Spiak's and since we were in the area, we tried it out. We were not disappointed. My husband ordered the delmonico steak and I had the chicken gallo. What was nice is the waitress told us we could order any entree as a half entree, so that's what I did. While the dinners did... More

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Cohoes, NY
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134 reviews 134 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2011

Spiak's is a landmark in the Maplewood section of Watervliet. It is a neighborhood restaurant with lots of regulars. The good news is they are just as welcoming to newcomers. My husband and I come here about once a month. It is clean, the waitresses are friendly and provide excellent service. There is a specials board and it usually lists... More

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