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“Frozen meatloaf and Instant potatoes!!!!!” 1 of 5 stars
Review of Gateway-Diner Inc

Gateway-Diner Inc
899 Central Ave, Albany, NY 12206-1301
518-482-7557
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Ranked #259 of 598 Restaurants in Albany
Price range: $5 - $10
Cuisines: Greek, Californian, Family Fare
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
Albany, New York
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30 reviews 30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Frozen meatloaf and Instant potatoes!!!!!”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2013

My husband and I have been going to this diner since we have been living in Albany for the past ten years. We used to like eating there, but after this last time we will never go back again. The meatloaf tasted like it has been frozen for sometime and the mashed potatoes I am sure were instant. We asked the rude, snobby waitress if they were indeed instant. She repiied "No, they were fresh this morning". The meatloaf was beyond eating, the gravy had to be scraped off to find it. The only thing we can commend them on were the rolls and the coffee. Never will we eat there again and we advise others to "be aware". We paid our bill, but they waitress with her rude, snobby additude got nothing. We wished "Friendly's" on Central Ave. were still open, now there was a place to eat.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Queensbury, New York
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“consistently good!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2012

I have been going to this diner for years when I am in the area. Quick and friendly service with great Greek diner food! The chicken gyro is my favorite!

  • Visited November 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Woods Hole
Top Contributor
108 reviews 108 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
“Not bad but Capitol Diner is better”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2012

We visited both diners over the last 2 months and found our estimation reflected what we found on Tripadvisor. This confirmed the usefulness of checking. We are so appreciative of Tripadvisor that we avoid anywhere not reviewed.

Visited September 2012
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Nashua, New Hampshire, United States
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“We left, no food.”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2012

We were seated for breakfast, then completely ignored. After another table was seated,got their coffee and then juice, we had seen enough. Fifteen minutes of being ignored pushed over the edge, we finally got up, left and went to a competitor.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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East Brunswick, New Jersey
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53 reviews 53 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 29 cities Reviews in 29 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“Great Breakfast”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2012

Great Breakfast. Perfect Waffles. Perfect Omlettes. Best Rye Toast I've had in years.
Home baked bread for French Toast.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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