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Lanie's Cafe

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471 Albany Shaker Rd, Albany, NY 12211-1583
+1 518-438-5005
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good30%
  • Average13%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“sandwiches” (10 reviews)
“bruschetta” (3 reviews)
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Italian, American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
471 Albany Shaker Rd, Albany, NY 12211-1583
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Reviewed July 11, 2017

I took a group of visitors here and they loved it as much as I do. Salad bar was fresh and had a lovely variety pick from. The pasta entre with seafood mix , yummy. Portions are very generous.

Thank Sparkle D
Reviewed July 11, 2017 via mobile

Went in with my friend Dan Z and we ordered the Ruben sandwich with Cole slaw and pickles which was one of the best sandwiches I have eaten in quite some time. We sat at the bar and we had a Stella Artois and an...More

Thank Electorny
Reviewed May 26, 2017 via mobile

This restaurant is my absolute favorite, have never had a disappointing g experience here. Everything on the menu is great - chicken sorrento is my favorite, my husband always gets a steak. Nice salad bar, staff is always friendly, portions are so big I usually...More

Thank Laurie M
Reviewed May 7, 2017 via mobile

Went here with some colleagues. We are three big guys and we split the calamari appetizer, chicken parm, and a seafood platter and we didn't even come close to finishing everything. Simply ridiculous how big the portions are. It's not all just size though... the...More

Thank pmjennissen
Reviewed April 11, 2017 via mobile

Went for an afternoon lunch with friends. Had heard so many good things that I had high expectations. Nachos were HUGE but boring. Some drinks were okay but some were weak. Open turkey sandwiches got a thumbs up. Prime rib sandwich got two thumbs up...More

Thank Susan S
Reviewed April 7, 2017

I couldn't wait to try this place. Had the French onion soup which was just OK not very flavorful. And had the prime rib asked for it to be "rare and it was more towards medium. I expect prime rib to almost be able to...More

Thank ember333
Reviewed February 27, 2017

Lanie's is one of the best places in the area. From pastas to burgers and wraps to salads...Lanies's has it all. The prices are reasonable, the food is outstanding, the service is fast and friendly, and the portions are absolutely huge. My office is nearby...More

Thank NY_Dog_Mama
Reviewed January 1, 2017

My company has organized a holiday lunch at Lanie's Cafe. Their large menu was very impressing, and I liked the idea of a "trip to salad bar", that came with an entree. I won't lie, that if my company wasn't paying for the lunch, I...More

Thank eve09092014
Reviewed October 20, 2016

We had a business dinner of 8 people here. We were seated promptly, and service was prompt - but not rushed. There is a a nice wine list, and everything (food and drinks) is reasonably priced. It's an extensive menu of Italian food as well...More

Thank KLGri
Reviewed September 24, 2016

Lanie's Sandwiches are absolutely delicious and huge. The restaurant is quaint and there is a separate bar area. There is also an outside dining area. There is a variety of appetizers, salads, sandwiches, and entrees to meet every budget.

Thank Cac1234
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July 21, 2017|
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Response from pmjennissen | Reviewed this property |
Yes there is. Bartender was very seasoned and made a great martini!
September 21, 2015|
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Response from cindyhBinghamton_ny | Reviewed this property |
I can't remember seeing gluten free on the menu for pasta. However the menu is quite extensive, and this restaurant seems to me like they would definitely have gluten free options.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Business meetings, Kids, Bar scene, Large groups
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: +1 518-438-5005
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