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111 Congress St, Troy, NY 12180-4144
518-272-9481
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5:00 am - 10:00 pm
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New Hampshire
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56 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Local diner experience. Inside is typical old fashioned diner with fun atmosphere. Tried the miniature hotdogs loaded with onion, mustard and chili. $95 each. Basically 3 mini dogs would be 1 normal size in my view. Canned soda for drink choices. Staff very friendly. Took our friend's picture without complaint. Quick fun lunch. Staff was very friendly with some children... More 

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Rotterdam, New York
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102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2016

Food is always good, this is a cheap place to go and get a bunch of dogs to eat. I also like the hamburgers as well.

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Thank David B
Grafton, New York
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48 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2016

A young couple visited this weekend from Tarrytown and they had read about "hipster" Troy, the Brooklyn of Upstate New York. They wanted to see the sights. Okay, you want to see the real Troy? Then a visit to Famous Lunch,established in 1932 and a Troy institution is a must. They loved it! The Famous Lunch hot dogs, with Zippy... More 

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Thank LakeRecluse
Troy, New York
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85 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2016 via mobile

There are several dog places around with Greek sauce, but this one has some secret flavored, awe summmmm! On top of that its my new breakfast sandwich stop! I call ahead and pick them up on a regular basis? The owner is cooking and a great guy, an RPI graduate to boot! Great spot, visit this one!

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Thank JVRyan
Middletown, New York
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81 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2016

This place has been here forever and it looks like it too! LOL... They have a nice special for like $6 with tax and tip which includes 4 tiny little hot dogs with whatever toppings you want such as mustard, onions, chili, etc...and you get a nice soda or milk chocolate from the machine. It is a small place located... More 

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Troy, New York
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2016 via mobile

Stopped here with husband since we've had gus' hot dogs many times. OK... Don't go at main meal times... Not enough tables. We had the dogs, cheese burger and fries. On par with gus' and Jack's and fries were very good. When you go in, find a table and then let one of the guys at the counter know your... More 

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Troy, New York
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85 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015

Seriously the sauce has such a distinctive taste, its just a must try. Go by and just look at the line at lunch, there has to be a reason. But its not just the dogs, breakfast the place is just as busy. A great spot for an inexpensive pkate of eggs or dogs.

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Thank JVRyan
Goodlettsville, Tennessee
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109 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

This lunchroom style restaurant is noted for it's small hot dogs, topped in a steamed bun with meat sauce, onions and mustard. In my younger days I could eat 7 or 8 of them, but they were a dime back in the 50's. A great food experience for all.

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Thank kingtigermp
Shanghai Region, China
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22 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Great authentic food, dirt cheap, lots of character. This place feels like a step back in time to the 1950s, loads of fun

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Thank rhyser
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015 via mobile

Love the home made breakfast, made to order. Also love the little hot dogs with the home made meat sauce. Never left unhappy. The guys who work there work hard and are great teams to get it all done very quickly. You know its a good place to go when you hear all the regulars young and old called by... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
American, Fast Food
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
Monday
5:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 111 Congress St, Troy, NY 12180-4144
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Troy
  • Phone Number: 518-272-9481

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