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Grandma's Pies & Restaurant

1273 Central Ave, Albany, NY 12205-5231
+1 518-459-4585
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good33%
  • Average17%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible4%
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“pies” (76 reviews)
“turkey soup” (19 reviews)
“apple pie” (9 reviews)
Open Now
06:00 - 22:00All hours
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1273 Central Ave, Albany, NY 12205-5231
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great hearty breakfast. Smiley staff. Very family friendly. On the way to lake George. Huge omelet and fresh coffee. Clean bathrooms.

Thank lbs66
GrandmasPieShop, Owner at Grandma's Pies & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for stopping. And Thanks for the nice review.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Called in quite late and received a warm welcome from all staff. Menu was full of what America does best, and the fruit pies are exquisite. Dozens of dining options- and the portions were huge. Great quality, great value! Try it...we're glad we did.

Thank euroboyLuxembourg
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Five of us had breakfast there on Sunday (23) with mixed results. Two had the corned beef/ eggs entree and not sure exactly what was served but it was mushy and tasteless which is surprising because usually corned beef has a distinctive flavor. Eggs were...More

Thank stjojo
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Always a favorite place to eat with good food and homemade pies. Prices are reasonable and location is convenient. Soups are excellent, especially cream of Turkey. Staff are friendly and efficient. Only criticism is decor and bathrooms need upgrading. Been the same for years so...More

Thank phelmedach
Reviewed 15 July 2017

Service with a smile - lacking greatly. Ham too salty, french toast tasteless. On a good note, they provided crayons and a coloring sheet for the child.

Thank Christina G
Reviewed 13 July 2017

Weirdly designed restaurant lol! I didn't try ghe pies, they were huge but the chocolate was good...

1  Thank Tl D
Reviewed 10 July 2017

We often eat at Grandma's and always enjoy it. The waitresses are efficient and very friendly. They go all out with decorations for different seasons and holidays. The cream of turkey soup is the BEST you will ever taste! The pies? Oh my, they're all...More

Thank Sue D
Reviewed 22 June 2017

We went to have dessert at Grandma's Pies. Each of us ordered a slice of pie. It was huge and delicious. We got cream pies and they don't skimp on the real whipped cream they on top. In fact, each of our pies was totally...More

Thank JackofPBFL
Reviewed 28 May 2017 via mobile

Came with a bus tour and the staff gave us excellent service on a very timely basis. Desserts are worth the visit by themselves.

Thank Thomas W
Reviewed 23 May 2017

Went for breakfast. We were getting the smoked ham as a side with our eggs and homefries when the friendly staff suggested their sausage, as it is homemade. Good suggestion. The sausage was very good, the smoked ham was very good and same for the...More

Thank Russell C
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Vicki W
21 February 2017|
AnswerShow all 7 answers
Response from GrandmasPieShop | Property representative |
No We do for buses.
Eddee H
19 December 2016|
Response from Erik R | Property representative |
Unfortunately, Grandma's does not ship pies through the mail. Thank you for your interest in Grandma's Pie and Restaurant.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:30
06:00 - 22:30
06:00 - 22:30
06:00 - 22:30
06:00 - 23:00
06:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1273 Central Ave, Albany, NY 12205-5231
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Albany
  • Phone Number: +1 518-459-4585
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Established in 1976, Dave and Ron continue the Grandma's tradition of excellent meals for any occasion, friendly service and the best pies - Just like Grandma used to make! Granny's recipes prepared on the premises with old-fashioned skill provide a difference that you can taste. Homemade dinners, soups, quiches and hand-made hamburger patties of select ground beef on home baked rolls are but a few of the menu items of this unique restaurant. From our "World Famous" Cream of Turkey Soup to our 46 varieties of home baked pies to celebrating every holiday with festive decorations and coordinating uniforms, you'll feel right at home when you sit down to any meal with our family.
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