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The Purple Pub

2 Cohoes Rd, Watervliet, NY 12189-1828
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Ranked #3 of 31 Restaurants in Watervliet
Cuisines: Pub
Most recent review
- Sep 2, 2014
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English first
Albany, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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
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102 reviews 102 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 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
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53 reviews 53 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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
3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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Albany, NY
16 reviews 16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

My wife and I have been going to the Purple Pub for years and love it. The food is great, consistent and filling. The bar staff is great to hang out with while you're waiting for a table to free up. I suggest you give it a try, despite it's crazy name!

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Albany, New York
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40 reviews 40 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

This is a very cozy place to go to for dinner. The food is great, service is great. This place has very good pizza and wings too!

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East Greenbush, New York, United States
17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

While I hadn't been to the pub in a few years, the pizza was always exactly the same in quality and taste for the last 20+ years. On 11/8/13, I was disappointed when the waitress put the sausage pizza in front of us. The sausage was on only about 2/3 of the pie, the cheese wasn't evenly distributed and the... More

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Waterford, New York
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56 reviews 56 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

We used to go to the Purple Pub all the time. I just loved it. They had great food and a great atmosphere but I hadn't been in quite some time. Friends of mine wanted to meet for dinner there so I was excited to go back. No one was very happy. How disappointing. No one had the pizza so... More

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Seoul, South Korea
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

I live in Seoul, Korea and travel all the way to Watervliet, NY and the Purple Pub to get the best pizza in the world. I joined the Army 40 years ago and the pizza at Purple Pub has never changed - it's as delicious today as it was when I left!!. Purple Pub is always my first food stop... More

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albany ny
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164 reviews 164 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
145 helpful votes 145 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2013

The meal I had was average...hamburger overcooked. The rolls were terrible..dont know why places serve up crappy bread? The fries and coleslaw were good. Prices were very reasonable...for a Tuesday night this place was busy, it took a while for us to get our food. I would return to try something else on the menu.

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