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Fountain Restaurant

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283 New Scotland Ave, Albany, NY 12208-3123
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Closed now
All hours
Sun 12:00 pm - 2:00 am
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 am
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18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Tasty pizza. Nice selection in the menu. Lots to choose from. Very reasonable prices. The look is typical and simple. Nice internet jukebox. Casual. Nice

Thank Jen B
Albany, New York
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75 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2016

Their pizza is always delicious! You can call ahead for picking up a pizza or you can have it in the restaurant.

Thank Nygirl2014
Albany, New York
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016 via mobile

Recently went to the Fountain to celebrate a confirmation. Our guests were nicely surprised. Service was great. Food was tasty and plentiful. Bloody Mary's as usual are superb. Nice atmosphere and very friendly place. Highly recommend.

Thank Mary B
Ballston Lake, NY
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2016

Enjoyed great pizza and French onion soup -- two things they've done well for the 20+ Years I've visited there. We made a field trip out of this visit to our old neighborhood.

Thank cwins33
Boston, Massachusetts
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81 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2016

The Fountain has a straightforward menu built on red sauce, diner-style sandwiches, and appetizers. Most diners will find something they like on this menu. Be sure to try the Fried Mushrooms and always get the Macaroni Salad. Pretty good Reuben sandwich as well. Casual, good for families or adults.

Thank Gamberioni
Hickory, North Carolina
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105 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2016 via mobile

This place has been around forever & is consistently good. Great pizza, great service & inexpensive. Must visit! I go Everytime I'm in town.

Thank GolfDiva73
Albany, New York
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015

Been to this place many times. Very friendly staff. Food is consistently good. Always a good place to meet people if you sit at the bar. Great place for pizza or wings.

Thank Milt S
Albany, New York
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207 reviews
152 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015

We had dinner at The Fountain last Sunday night. We had a cheddar cheeseburger and a hot meatball sandwich. Both were very good, but the meatballs had a great deal of garlic. The kitchen was slow, but we were not in a hurry. The food was served very hot, just how we like it. Our server was very nice. For... More 

Thank Bourlinguer60
Bonn, Germany
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248 reviews
213 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015 via mobile

Having the Fountain Restaurant recommended by a native Albanyan, we decided to give the long established pizzaria a try. The front room servicing staff probably was one waitress short, leaving them rushing around the restaurant to accommodate a full house. As such, it took quite a while for the waitress to reappear at our table to take our order, long... More 

Thank LopingianTravels
Albany, NY
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305 reviews
167 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

With all the hipster bars and trendy establishments popping up around Albany, The Fountain has remained a staple in the Albany restaurant landscape. Tried and true Italian and bar food. We've been going there for 20 years and we plan to keep it in our rotation no matter what. Try the pizza and, of course, the beer!

Thank eluper

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Italian, Pizza, American
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 283 New Scotland Ave, Albany, NY 12208-3123
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Albany
  • Phone Number: 518-482-9898

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