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Lanie's Cafe Incorporated

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471 Albany Shaker Rd, Albany, NY 12211-1583
11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Sun 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 am
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Saratoga Springs, New York
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

People, Hear me now & Thank me Later! If you desire one of the best meals!, the best service I ever & a meal that you'll O not only LOVE but have half a meal "to go" - I highly recommend this establishment! A+ I kid you NOT!

Thank RHenry01
Albany, New York
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

This is a good place with very good food and very large portions. Start with a salad from a salad bar that is fresh, crispy and good. Fresh bread, Cheddar cheese, good dressings. This is a mostly Italian place with portions large enough for a family of four. All good. Friendly. Full bar. Casual with very attentive wait staff. Many... More 

Thank jh0ward
Hagaman, New York
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016

I was with a party of 11 last week. We were seated as soon as we arrived and the staff was very accommodating. All our meals and appetizers were awesome! The portions were very big but the quality was even better!

Thank mlinny
Albany, New York
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59 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016

Yesterday was my second visit to this location and once again, I was not disappointed. Actually, I was beyond pleased with my food and service. You must try their seafood bisque soup (OMG!) and their chicken quesadilla (best I've ever had). Both my visits have been for lunch so I am not in a position to speak on their main... More 

Thank Librada P
Leeds, New York
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3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016

Heard that Lanie's was great. Parking lot was packed..people friendly...all looked good. Menu was huge. Ordered a rolled-up eggplant appetizer. It was covered in sauce...couldn't find the eggplant. It was all mush and sauce. I ordered spinach and cheese ravioli and my friend ordered chicken marsala. Both were just OK. If there was spinach in the ravioli...I couldn't find it.... More 

Thank cmp5744
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153 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2016

Straight off two planes, I was tired and starving. The steak and spinach salad was perfect: Everything was fresh and the steak was tender and tasty. Be warned: portions are HUGE! Three people could have eaten this salad!

Thank GeorgiaGirl40
Albany, New York
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549 reviews
354 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 164 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2016 via mobile

Tried Lanie's Pizza for the first time and I feel like I've wasted years searching for the best pizza when it was right here the whole time. The make your own combo pizzas blew us away. Top quality ingredients on a moist slightly thicker crust that can't be beat. Only downside is it's a slightly pricier pie, but you get... More 

Thank mcdedrick
Albany, New York
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209 reviews
202 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2016

This restaurant has a nice menu, offering both lunch & dinner selections (even pizza), depending on what you'd prefer. They also have a salad bar with bread, which comes with a dinner entree or costs $9.99. There are tables & booths. The back has a bar area, & there is patio seating available in warmer weather. Their ladies room is... More 

Thank fba5
Albany, New York
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37 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2016 via mobile

Came here with a friend for dinner this past Sunday evening. We got there around 630 and we were sat immediately. Service here is quick and efficient, and after we ordered our entrees we were able to make our trip to the salad bar. It's fresh and they have out a couple of cheeses to carve from as well as... More 

Thank Brian A
Albany, New York
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127 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2016

Every time I eat at this out of the way cafe, I tell myself to come more often. The food is always great; the service is friendly and fast. The salad bar is modest but complete and is part of most of the entrees. If you order a sandwich (which is huge) it comes with a choice of sides all... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Italian, American
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Reservations, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 471 Albany Shaker Rd, Albany, NY 12211-1583
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Albany
  • Phone Number: 518-438-5005

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