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Reviewed 5 days ago

I'd driven by this place many times, without a thought; but a friend suggested it for a quick business lunch--and I'll probably be back. Even though it was just after noon, it was not overly crowded. The service was fast and pleasant; the food delivered...promptly and well-prepared. Their Monte Cristo caught my attention and I was NOT at all disappointed by it. Thick, flavorful French toast and generous ammounts of sliced turkey breast, ham and Swiss, all grilled to perfection. I wish they had served *real* maple syrup--but maybe if I had asked (?). The home fries were also excellent--yet another place that really understands what they are supposed to be. I guess I need to look for more reasons to be in Albany for lunch!More

Date of visit: June 2022
Reviewed October 2, 2021

Very tired looking interior with ripped upholstery. Just didn't look clean. Floor covered with water. Restrooms were icky. As for the food, extensive diner menu with Greek dishes as well. Coffee was barely warm. Food was just ok. Portions were a good size and price...was reasonable. Overall, not a good experience and would not recommend.More

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed October 21, 2020

Phenomenal breakfast for a very affordable price. Came to town to see family and they wanted to get breakfast. As they were naming all the chains I said, "Take me somewhere local that I don't have at home." Instantly they said "Gateway!" I ordered the...He-Man I believe they called it and it couldn't have been better. French Toast was thick and full of flavor, they cooked all the meats to perfection and they made the eggs just right. Definitely, a place you need to swing through if you're in the area for breakfast.More

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed October 16, 2019

saw cockroaches on the table...... yuck....never again. the health department should do something about this. Im gad I didnt have my family with me.

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed September 16, 2019

We dithered about going in for our late lunch b/c the outside didn't look inviting and the neighborhood full of chain stores. Decided to go in and near the entrance a very friendly woman with a Southern drawl who was also going in commented on...the drippy weather with a big smile on her face. She turned out to be our server and took great care of us providing excellent service. I had a version of a French Dip sandwich with very tender and perfectly seasoned stripps of steak. The jus tasted mostly from scratch. The coleslaw and fries were very good. The portions were generous. There were lots of healthier choices for sides like soup, kale, string beans. He had a huge rack of beef ribs slathered in bbq sauce which I thought was lovely and tasty, but he didn't like it. His dish came with a generous and loaded side salad and fries. He had coffee, I had tea. The whole meal cost just $33! (Mine was only $9!) Other items on the menu looked very imaginative like a take on Greek salad, shawarma salad, with lots of interesting sounding sandwiches and panini. For dinner, there was salmon almondine and scallops! I thought the ambience was pleasant though it's a big space. I'd go back!More

Date of visit: September 2019
Reviewed July 31, 2019

The corned beef hash - the kind home-made not the canned kind was excellent. I had a special which included eggs, bacon, home fries, toast, coffee and orange juice was very good and a great price. the waitress was very friendly and helpful.Would definitely go...back if we were in the area.More

Date of visit: July 2019
Reviewed July 21, 2019

Have been coming here over the years, mostly with certain family members who like it here, but it’s not one of my favorite diners in this area. However on this recent visit I was impressed by both the food and the service, I still think...the “sides” are awfully small, but it’s all a good value, especially if you qualify for the “senior specials”.More

Date of visit: July 2019
Reviewed June 2, 2019 via mobile

My party ordered two coffees, a chocolate milkshake (which tasted like and had the consistency of whole milk with Nesquik), the Spanakopita/Greek Salad combo, the Gateway Deluxe burger (which was so greasy the bun disintegrated), and a cup of soup. Everything tasted old except for...some vegetables in the salad and the second round of coffee (because another guest requested a fresh pot). When asked what "Greek noodle soup", is our server said, "I think it's called orzo? I don't know my noodles, but it's the short little kind with pointy ends". It came with elbow macaroni - not a problem, just shows she doesn't know the menu. The staff had towels tucked in the back of their pants and, the longer we stayed the more we noticed the place looked and smelled not clean. We overheard another table told at 6pm that they couldn't order waffles so late in a condescending like, duh, tone, so if you're looking for brinner this isn't your spot anyway.More

Date of visit: June 2019
Reviewed January 14, 2019

Went with my kids for brunch. Hostess was unfriendly. Waitress started out nice, but forgot part of our order, and didn't bring the sides that were supposed to come with our sandwiches. She never asked us if we wanted drink refills, either. Then finally slammed...a pitcher of water, well, mostly ice, on our table. When I needed anything, she didn't let me finish my sentences before she left the table. We lacked enough place settings. Then she stopped coming over, and had other people bring stuff over to us. She never even offered dessert, just gave the check. Well, her crappy tip reflected her crappy service. Food was typical diner food, but I will never go back there. I'll be going to Grandma's from now on!! I will also be telling all of my daughter's college friends where not to go as well!!!!More

Date of visit: January 2019
Reviewed January 1, 2019

very good meal for a great price on senior for my wife and I to full course meals with big iced tea and desert for less then $24.00 and it was all delicious. Service very good. We will definitely go there again. I'm dying to...try some of there fantastic looking bakery products.More

Date of visit: December 2018
Reviewed October 10, 2018 via mobile

Our office is located near Gateway Diner, we ho there regularly. Convenient location, plenty of parking, and they can seat all different size groups. Food is very good, all the staples you would expect from a good diner.

Date of visit: October 2018
Reviewed August 27, 2018

Their portions are very generous and delicious! We even had dessert after breakfast because the home baked goods are too awesome to pass up.

Date of visit: March 2018
Reviewed June 24, 2018

The garlic in the stuffed shrimp wasn’t cooked all the way and it had fallen apart all over the plate so it didn’t look like stuffed shrimp. The salad was not tasty and the blue cheese dressing did not have blue cheese-it tasted like sour...cream. I brought to the attention of the manager that their website showed a price 3.00 less than what I was charged and she said their website was NOT updated, Then I ordered Tapioca pudding and the waitress said they were out of it. (On a Sunday) I wished I had gone up Central Ave a few miles to Farmer Boy Diner. Always great meals and prices there,More

Date of visit: June 2018
Reviewed May 27, 2018 via mobile

Great breakfast! Best pancakes EVER! I haven't had lunch yet....breakfast is soooooo good. Easy to find, great location, good parking, great, quick service, nice staff, great atmosphere

Date of visit: April 2018
Reviewed April 8, 2018

Always great food in true diner style. Good price for the food quantity and quality. Great selection. Friendly staff.

Date of visit: April 2018
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Gateway-Diner Inc is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 3.5
  • Service: 3.5
  • Value: 3.5
  • Atmosphere: 3.5