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2 Cohoes Rd, Watervliet, NY 12189-1828
518-273-9646
Today
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Open now
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Hours:
Sun 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner

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Visitor rating
  • 6
    Excellent
  • 13
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
A hometown favorite.

I was born and raised in Maplewood and naturally support the businesses. I worked at the "Pub" before going in the military back in '74. I still go when I'm in town but, living in South Carolina makes it hard. Greg and Butch have got to be the nicest guy's from nice families. What makes this place... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 14, 2015
Bobum1056
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Columbia, South Carolina
via mobile
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Latham, New York
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

The purple pub has the best chicken parm ever if you're ever in the area stop by and try the chicken parm it is delicious the prices are reasonable and the staff is very friendly so stop it and bring the whole family

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Columbia, South Carolina
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 via mobile

I was born and raised in Maplewood and naturally support the businesses. I worked at the "Pub" before going in the military back in '74. I still go when I'm in town but, living in South Carolina makes it hard. Greg and Butch have got to be the nicest guy's from nice families. What makes this place is that it... More 

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Troy, New York, United States
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

I went as a guest of a parishioner. It was fine but I suspect this is a local haunt and for those who love it they will always love it: no issue with that. There are plenty of nearby voices if this is not your local haunt. Very solid pub lunch choices. Food is fine enough. Service is okay enough.... More 

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Hannacroix, New York, United States
Top Contributor
157 reviews 157 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Watervliet, NY -- the Arsenal is there, it was one of my first jobs. Commuted with my Dad. My work group used to go to lunch around the area. I don't remember the Purple Pub as being one of them. Anyway, when we drove up, it was in a run down area and I thought, this can't be good. BUT,... More 

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Latham, New York
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37 reviews 37 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

When our kids were little we went here with them and had many fun meals with pitchers of soda. Very much a local atmosphere but staff have always been friendly. Now we mostly do takeout getting our old standbys of breaded mushrooms, baked ziti, hot turkey sandwich or one of their fish dinners (salmon is the best) which come with... More 

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Yuma, Arizona
Top Contributor
129 reviews 129 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
133 helpful votes 133 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

It was Friday evening @ 6:45, it was very busy and our party had 8 adults and 2 children. Our waitress was excellent and was there for all our needs. The meal however was just OK but we all had a great time there.

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Albany, New York
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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We are basically hooked on the same items each visit. Chicken wings, seafood pizza and antipasta. This establishment has been in business for years and the food is the reason. Nice relaxed atmosphere. However, there could be times when you may have to wait.

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Houston, Texas
Top Contributor
101 reviews 101 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 via mobile

Following a wake, a bunch of us went over to the Purple Pub to eat. Nice people and nice (but quaint as you'd expect for a local pub). When several more joined us, they moved us seamlessly to a bigger table. The draught beer flowed, the conversation animated, the oven-baked chicken wings wetting our appetites while we waited, patiently, and... More 

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Sunnyvale, California
Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

My family has been coming to the Purple Pub since it opened and I've enjoyed many visits to this establishment since I was a child. It's nothing fancy, but the food is consistently tasty and reasonably priced. These days I mostly do PP takeout, as we tend to want to avoid waiting for a table. I am a big fan... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

As I sit down to write this review, the theme song from "Cheers" jingles merrily through my head ... "Sometimes you wanna to go where everyboooody knows your naaame, and they're allllways glad you came ..." The Purple Pub inescapably reminds me of this kind of warm and inviting place, that melts worries and serves not just comfort food but... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2 Cohoes Rd, Watervliet, NY 12189-1828
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Watervliet
  • Phone Number: 518-273-9646

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Pizza, Pub
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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