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Gateway-Diner Inc

American, Greek, Diner
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899 Central Ave, Albany, NY 12206-1301
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 7:00 am - 1:00 am
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Albany, New York
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We always have great food here. Good portions, fast service, great variety. We also love their specials. Add a nice variety

Thank kim c
Syracuse, New York
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46 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I decided to try it for dinner based on some of the reviews on Trip Advisor. Our experience was perfect! We both had the $9.99 three course dinner specials (there are about a dozen to choose from), which include soup or salad, the entree, and dessert. I had the chicken and biscuits which was very tasty. The... More 

Thank Ben J
Albany, New York
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49 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have been eating here for several years now from time to time (about 8times a year) I meet with friends there for lunch or dinner. They seat you quickly and wait staff is very nice there but service can be hit or miss though. Sometimes theres only a few tables but you have to go look for someone to... More 

Thank nina a
Gainesville, Georgia
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80 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016

A group of us stopped in here for breakfast. Gateway's menu for breakfast is so extensive, there was something for everyone. They happily make changes to dishes, too, as I wanted the veggie omelet, but also cheese added. No problem. I'm an omelet lover, and the choices on the menu were quite varied. I'm also allergic to gluten, and there... More 

Thank AnnyMouse1
Buffalo, New York
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2016

I recently stopped there for brunch with my teenage daughter. We were seated almost immediately as the place was 3/4 empty. It took a while for our waitress to show up, but she did and took our drink order. When she came back, she asked if we were ready to order and we asked for another minute. She then disappeared... More 

1 Thank Sue M
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493 reviews
325 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 165 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016

If you have visited a diner then your expectations will be met. This place is classic and has the usual uninspired menu. But the service and the atmosphere are very good and the food is standard. The place is a local institution since it has been around since 1971...and still family owned. That alone should be reason to visit. We... More 

Thank ReddyBro
Albany, New York
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016 via mobile

My boyfriend and I stopped in for a quick breakfast. He has been there before and it was my first time. Good points: fast service, decent coffee and friendly staff. Bad points: unfortunately there are more bad points than good. We were sat a half booth table by the door of the kitchen and every time a staff member went... More 

Thank Laines M
Lagrange, NY
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288 reviews
171 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2016 via mobile

I have eaten here at least 100 times over the years and although I no longer live in the area it is still my go to place when I am. Omelette's are delicious, chicken salad club is one of my favorites. The Monte Cristo is fantastic! Baked goods are fresh and delicious. Centrally located on Central Ave!!

Thank cerveza930
Canaan, New York
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31 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2016

My wife had a Mushroom & Cheese w/Sausage Omelet, Home Fries & Rye Toast and I had 2 Eggs Over Easy w/Bacon, Home Fries & Rye Toast. My wife commented that was one of the best omelets she ever had. I had a bite and it was creamy and very good. My breakfast was a classic and the portions were... More 

Thank BrianCanaan
albany, ny
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58 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2016

Have now been here several times since I returned after a long hiatus. I was very pleased when I returned to see that the place was clean again, the service quick & friendly again, and the food just as good as it was many years ago when it was one of the all-time Albany area favorites. Well...the quality has been... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
Average prices
$5 - $10
American, Greek, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
7:00 am - 1:00 am
7:00 am - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 899 Central Ave, Albany, NY 12206-1301
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Albany
  • Phone Number: 518-482-7557

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?