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Jack's Oyster House

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42 State St # 44, Albany, NY 12207-2804 (Broadway)
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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East Aurora, New York
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76 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

High level place in a club-like setting in downtown Albany NY. Superb filet mignon and well prepared but service was uneven and slow. Great bar was expertly staffed. Quite expensive.

Thank Steven M
Buffalo, New York
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85 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

At a recent visit to Jack's I attempted to order a dinner special, Fresh Tuna served over pasta, since I'm avoiding eating carbs I asked for the Tuna to be served over vegetables. The waiter replied that the chef will not make substitutions. Really in this day an age where people are looking for gluten free options, or are looking... More 

Thank Mike E
Albany, New York
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Everything about this restaurant is first class. We only go on special occasions because it is so nice and classy. When you're there, you're treated like royalty. Love their seafood dishes.

Thank Vonda C
Ogden, Utah
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86 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I was in Albany for the Mohawk-Hudson River Marathon and was challenged to find a restaurant the night before. Jack's on-line menu seemed to offer a reasonable pasta option, so we tried it. The pasta that was indicated on-line was not on the real menu; however, there was a thin spaghetti plate with a vegetarian option that I could work... More 

Thank n3103f
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

on a monday night 2 of us showed up late, at about 8:40pm. we asked how late the kitchen was open and the server told us it closes at 9:00 but assured us it was fine for us to come in and we would be served. we picked somethin relatively easy for the chef since he was accommodating. we had... More 

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Manassas, Virginia
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38 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The restaurant is located within walking distance to the Capitol. The food was very good, but overpriced.

Thank Passportcurrent
New York
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105 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Have been eating at Jacks for many, many years and I am never disappointed. The service is warm and impeccable. You feel like you are visiting family. The food is delicious and the drinks are great! A "must go" when in Albany.

Thank LPWNewYork
Sonoma, California
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140 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One of our good friends said that we need to eat at Jack's while we were in Albany. We arrived a bit early for our reservation and stopped at the bar for a drink. We never left. Our bartender, Kyle, made a good drink and also made us quite at home. She had many stories about the restaurant and about... More 

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Austin, Texas
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53 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I and our friends spent the night in Albany before taking the Adirondack Special to Montreal. Jack's is located about 4 doors down from our hotel, and appears to be an Albany "institution." We have mixed reviews on this restaurant. My friend and I both enjoyed our meals and the experience very much, and my meal (crab... More 

1 Thank HornsFan73
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6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We always request Bill to take care of our table. He greets us at the front door with a big Welcome Home. Bill makes the best drinks - that's right, at Jack's your server makes your drinks. Love the Cowboy Steak - succulent bone-in cut with a delicious au poivre. Don't miss the old- fashioned cotton candy.

1 Thank BretHiP

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$35 - $50
American, Seafood, Soups
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Large groups, Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 42 State St # 44, Albany, NY 12207-2804
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Albany
  • Phone Number: 518-465-8854
Known literally around the world for warm and welcoming hospitality, Jack’s Oyster House has been continuously operated by the Rosenstein family since 1913 and is now under the direction of grandson Brad. Along with French Certified Master Chef Luc Pasquier - 1 of only 52 in North America - the restaurant offers the ultimate dining experience at a true value. Come also enjoy “Bar 42” or take advantage of the extensive banquet services.

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