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The Purple Pub

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2 Cohoes Rd, Watervliet, NY 12189-1828
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016

I had a take out vegetable pizza here last night. It was topped with a generous amount of vegetables and was really delicious.

Thank ross5100
Palm Beach, FL
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

Friendly neighborhood Pizza and inexpensive Italian food. Always busy!! Children are welcome and there is a good selection for them.

Thank Jane W
auburn ny
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016

We live 3 hours away, but every time we go back to visit family we try to get a dinner at the Purple Pub. Years ago we'd get their pizza almost weekly. These days they have a full menu; also a separate bar area - the restaurant area is very kid-friendly. We visited with another couple. Entrees were 2 1972... More 

Thank kickerAuburnNy
Albany, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2016

The pizza is the best in the Albany area. Also the meatballs and sauce is the best. The other pizza joints cannot compare, including the chains.

Thank maijr1119
Albany, New York
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79 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2016

I have been ordering take out from this place for over 3 years and I am never disappointed. The chicken parm is great and so are the hot subs.

Thank maijr1119
Savannah, Georgia
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25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

Always visit here. This local pub has the best pizza, clams, wings, etc. has full menu for lunch/dinner also. Never had a bad meal. Family friendly. Be prepared to wait after 6-7pm. Well worth it!

Thank KathleenOSullivan
Albany, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015 via mobile

Most any night of the week you may have to wait for a table. This family owned and operated establishment has great food and a wide selection of offerings. Italian food is fresh and tasty. The atmosphere is friendly and the staff is efficient. We have been here many times and the other night we had steamed clams for an... More 

1 Thank HungryHippo7525
Hilton Head, South Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015

This was our first take out as we usually dine in...but with it being the night before thanksgiving figured it would be busy. The pizza is delicious and the menu quite varied. We have been fans of The Purple Pub for years and always look forward to our meals here.

1 Thank 88ontheroad
Clifton Park, NY
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015

The Purple Pub has been around for over 40 years. In the early years there would be a line of people waiting outside to get in. Eventually, the dining room was expanded and the lines pretty much disappeared. But that didn’t mean the customers stopped coming, they simply got seated and served more quickly. Sure, the interior became worn and... More 

1 Thank Roger K
Latham, New York, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015 via mobile

Good food reasonable prices. The basics pizza, pasta, fries burgers meatloaf good nit great. Stear clean of seafood not as good as the basics.

Thank Billsfun7

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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, American, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Waitstaff
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 Cohoes Rd, Watervliet, NY 12189-1828
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Watervliet
  • Phone Number: 518-273-9646

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