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Iron Gate Cafe

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$$ - $$$
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182 Washington Ave, Albany, NY 12210-2304
+1 518-445-3555
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sat - Sun 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Delmar, New York
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256 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I had lunch here with a friend and we both enjoyed our meals. We ate early, so she had breakfast and I had lunch. The waitress was very friendly and attentive. She refilled my friend's coffee several times. The prices are very reasonable and the portions a good size. I'm sorry I didn't visit this place before...so go!

Thank DestinyRides
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very delighted with food and enchanted by the place. Simple but yet fascinating. It is a must to visit ! A+

Thank Patrick L
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were traveling to Vermont for a mini vacation and decided to stop in Albany for a quick bite. Having not been to Albany in a long time we had no idea what the town had to offer for breakfast. Upon further research we found our way to iron gate cafe and was not disappointed. It is tucked a little... More 

Thank Nicole T
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61 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 19, 2016

When I visit America I look their huge interesting breakfasts. This rates very highly on my personal list. Good foo, good value, speedy friendly service in tasteful surroundings. Just a short walk from the capitol

Thank simon p
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 17, 2016 via mobile

We didn't know much about breakfast or brunch in the area and Iron Gate showed up as a promising. The brunch we had was quite good, with everyone leaving sated and happy. The menu is pretty standard fare with egg, sausage, etc. dishes, but each dish tasted very good and the portion sizes were just right. The cornbread was quite... More 

Thank folyom
Pittsburgh PA
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88 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016

We probably waited about 15-20 minutes for a table of 3, starting around 1:30 on a Sunday. But it was well worth the wait. Service was friendly and the food was excellent. Order the John Denver - it was one of the most creative and delicious things I ever ate. The pancakes were really good too. The menu also had... More 

Thank jfranco77
Albany, New York
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81 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

If you want one of the best sandwiches in the area this is the place. Great staff and food always they have great lunch specials.

Thank Sean Q
Albany, NY
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358 reviews
192 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

Among the best brunch places in Albany. Great food, great service. Quirky locale. Parking is rarely a problem, but there is no lot.

Thank eluper
Dover, Vermont
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74 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 5, 2016

The Iron Gate Cafe was a wonderful surprise. We stopped by for breakfast and found a variety of menu choices. The food was excellent, tasty, and imaginative. The staff were helpful though a bit "perky" but very nice folks. The restaurant itself is a 19th century home that has been restored to resemble decor of that era. There is a... More 

Thank Ira C
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2016 via mobile

I've been here twice in visits to Albany. If a friend asks me where to go this is without a doubt the place! I love their food and their atmosphere is very relaxed.

Thank Chris K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 182 Washington Ave, Albany, NY 12210-2304
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Albany
  • Phone Number: +1 518-445-3555

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