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#7 of 15 Pub in Troy
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American, Bar, Pub
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Lunch, Dinner
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Seating, Serves Alcohol, Table Service
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Reviewed June 29, 2022

Arrived in Troy for a college visit with my son. Check into a local hotel and headed out for a late dinner nearby. Settled on Ryan's Wake as a result of a strong recommendation of the hotel staff. A great EXPERIENCE to end a long...travel day. This large spacious authentic Irish Pub had Hudson River views on a gorgeous Tuesday night in late June. Spent 2+ hours eating burgers (Wake Burger), eating wings and drinking locally brewed drafts (in my case); son settled on the Seneca Root Beer. Wait staff were friendly, helpful, and conversational. Felt like a Norm and "Cheers" moment. I am better having EXPERIENCED theirMore

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed May 9, 2022

Accommodated us for a post-wedding-day hair of the dog gathering before opening hours. Staff was super helpful and friendly during the planning process. Everything you would expect from a pub experience but the food was legitimately DELICIOUS. Do yourself a favor and grab a pint...and some dusters at Ryan's Wake!More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed February 26, 2022 via mobile

Typical bar with fast food menu. The veggie plate is incredible. Service is excellent. Noise levels get high. Tables end up with lots of plates and glasses as the night goes on.

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed August 4, 2021 via mobile

Yes we’re glad you are doing so well and that you are packed, but you don’t need to be so snippy to potential customers. Twice in last month we went in to request a table, two different people making the request and both times we...were met with meanness and “we don’t need your business” attitude. Just because you are busy and crowded and help is short, you should never be rude and nasty. All the restaurants are experiencing this, including Brown’s where we ended up both times for a great time.More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed June 29, 2021

Anson R. Thompson Co. stain glass drew me into the place but the inside was very nicely renovated and the bar was beautiful. Ordered a Manhattan with bulleit bourbon. Drink was solid. Wandered around Troy for a short bit. Until next tone Troy !

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed April 13, 2021 via mobile

A good selection of draft beers, and a beers and a limited dinner menu with plenty of bar snacks. Terrace overlooking the Hudson. Had a special, grilled chicken breast on a skewer wrapped around scallions and carrot stick. Side salad and cold noodle salad. Unusual...and very good! Good place to relax with a grew or two.More

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed November 6, 2019

Jay just made me an unbelievable Schnitzel Sandwich. very tender lightly breaded....awesome Thank you. Dan Mc

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed February 16, 2019 via mobile

Great service! Great music! Fun time with entertainment. Wanted a bite to eat but didn't get anything.

Date of visit: February 2019
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Reviewed August 6, 2018

Perfect spot to beat the late day summer heat. Visited Sunday 6/03/18. Elevated, sun or shade deck overlooking the east bank of the Hudson River. We have visited here many times and Ryan's Wake never disappoints. Cool drinks (15 craft brews) and an overboard cheese...& veggie board are just right. Note: Small pub menu but Ryan's does it very well as opposed to other places that try to do everything and it end up just being mediocre. Highly recommended for outdoor enjoyment. Friendly and efficient bar & wait staff. Also the owner Chris Ryan is almost always there and greets all the customers during their visits. Kudos Chris! Note: Ryan's Wake is also the host of The League of Extraordinary Redheads gatherings a couple of times a year. The main bar is a beautiful throwback to a golden age of pubs. p.s. restrooms are very well kept. Plenty of parking. Highly recommended. Come and enjoy. Thank you, Nick & LizMore

Date of visit: June 2018
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Reviewed July 12, 2018 via mobile

Just had a party at Ryan’s Wake and it was fantastic! Jared was wonderful to plan with, food & drinks were great. Everyone wanted to stay longer than the private event. The owner stopped by to thank us for hosting the party at Ryan’s Wake,...which many guests noticed! Someone booked a future event with Jared at our party as she thought it was great. The bar is located in a great location with a parking lot, so no issues with parking. Beautiful view of the Hudson River off the back deck. Will be frequenting Ryan’s Wake more often as we were really impressed with our whole experience!More

Date of visit: June 2018
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Reviewed May 23, 2018 via mobile

One of my all time favorite bars, not only for beer but food as well. The staff is extremely friendly and personable, even when busy. The owner is probably the nicest and most caring human being you'll ever meet

Date of visit: May 2018
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Reviewed April 22, 2018

Great indoor/outdoor bar overlooking the Hudson River in downtown Troy! Attended a great celebration that was packed and the bartenders were awesome taking care of everyone!

Date of visit: April 2018
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Reviewed February 24, 2018 via mobile

My husband and I have been to Ryan’s Wake three times with our son, who has been there a gazillion times. Our most recent excursion there was last night--Friday during Lent (for what that’s worth)—for fried haddock. The place was HEAVING. Conversation was close to...impossible but we finally secured a four-top and we all ordered fish, fries and onion rings. The dinners came with a red cabbage salad that blew ordinary coleslaw out of the water. Previous meals have included burgers and Reubens and the food is consistently delicious. Probably my favorite thing about this establishment, though, is the speedy, courteous, friendly service. Nothing is too much trouble for the fine folks who work here. Great food, interesting beer choices, fun atmosphere and an excellent value. This place is a winner.More

Date of visit: February 2018
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Reviewed January 22, 2018

good place to go, excellent staff, ice cold beer, good bar food. It has a nice outside patio overlooking the river on nice days

Date of visit: January 2018
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Reviewed December 14, 2017

Really impressed with the atmosphere inside. Stopped in for a beer, and will go back for dinner soon.

Date of visit: December 2017
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  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 4.5