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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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Loudonville, New York, United States
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Jack's know for it's seafood and steaks. Very proper wait staff. Take photos on special occasions. Drinks and wines are excellent. Service above and beyond. Food is always the best ever! They have a 2nd floor for private parties.Charming bronstone

Thank Janis S
Albany, New York
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Old time family owned restaurant. Food is very good, menu is limited. Great if you love oysters and an old time Albany restaurant.

Thank rfalteri
Schenectady, New York
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19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

we took some out of town guests here for dinner and they were thoroughly impressed the wait staff was at our table immediately and was attentive through out the night the food was cooked to perfection - full of flavor - steaks cooked properly and vegetables done al dente' . our guests loved the history and look of the building.... More 

Thank Anthony G
Lake George, New York, United States
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27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Went for a family dinner on a Sunday afternoon because it was the only special occasion type restaurant that was open at that time of day on the weekend. Food was just OK. Service could've been way better too. Might've just been because of the odd time of day (we were the only ones in the entire restaurant). I suppose... More 

Thank Creepshow124
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We are staying in town to visit the museums even though we only live an hour away. We make Jacks a must go experience. Our waiter Thomas was excellent! We couldn't have had better service . We got the special tournedos of beef which were excellent and the steak and salmon on the menu. The steak was cooked to perfection... More 

Thank John S
Houston, Texas
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140 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My salmon and steak dish, accompanied by succulent green beans and robust mashed potatoes, exceeded my expectations. Service was superb. The menu is classic seafood and steak -- you won't find any fusion, foam, or too trendy innovations. On a Tuesday night, it was not crowded and noise levels were low. The Atlantic salmon dish was fresh and tasty. Old... More 

Thank marko18745
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43 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The staff always greet you like you are family. The food is consistently good. The wait staff will go the extra mile for any request. The "old" Albany ambiance and pictures are worth the trip.

Thank Deborah H
Dundas, Canada
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27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Jack's is an old school steak and oyster house. The ambiance is fantastic: very fifties vibe with wooden booths, velvet accents and formal tableware. Many pictures of Albany from decades past adorn the walls. Our server, Liv, figured out how to make me a Bloody Caesar! Our steaks were done to perfection and we had ample portions. I would happily... More 

Thank Carriebomb
Andover, United Kingdom
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76 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We ate at Jack's on July 4th so as we were going to the fireworks display we ate earlier than normal (about 5:30pm). The restaurant was much more spacious than it looked from the outside with tables in booths and standard tables which gave a good choice. There was also a varied menu which included calves liver which is very... More 

Thank 528jean
Doylestown, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The hotel we stayed at recommended this place because it is oldest restaurant in Albany. It is an old fashion steak and seafood place but I thought it was overpriced for the quality of the food. A filet mignon is $38. The filet itself was ok but definitely not the best I had. The sides were terrible though. Dry mashed... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$35 - $50
American, Seafood, Soups
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?