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Grandma's Pies & Restaurant

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$$ - $$$
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1273 Central Ave, Albany, NY 12205-5231
+1 518-459-4585
06:00 - 22:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun 06:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 06:00 - 22:30
Fri - Sat 06:00 - 23:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The restaurant was comfortable and yet full with customers. The soup and casserole my friend and I ordered was terrific. It was tasty and hearty and didn't take all night to come to the table. The waitress was attentive and friendly and did not rush us.

Thank gloriaj318
Fishkill, New York
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20 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful little restaurant that makes you feel like you are walking into someone's dining room. Always decorated for every occasion. Unwind and treat yourself to a wonderful down home meal. Breakfast is fantastic with more choices than you can imagine. Coffee refills keep coming. Dinner choices that stick to your ribs. Have had the meatloaf, roast chicken, ribs. Sides are... More 

Thank michele_farrell
Albany, New York
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372 reviews
257 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I went to Grandma's for pie. I remember the pies as being outstanding. I have to say I was under impressed. Yes, they have a great variety and you can get whatever your heart desires, but I was disappointed by the Apple Crumble. It was an absolute mess to serve and we brought it to a friend's house so it... More 

Thank Sheila L
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If your in the Albany area stop in to Grandmas for a meal or maybe just dessert. The Cream of Turkey soup is delicious, thick & creamy like a pot pie but it's soup. The burgers are big and so are the club sandwiches. There are many many pie flavors to choose for dessert. This place has been in business... More 

Thank Solaris1
Harrisburg, PA
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32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

We've been going to this restaurant for years whenever we're in the Albany area. The restaurant is very casual and always decorated for the season or closest holiday. The food is good, but leave room for dessert. The highlight of Grandma's is their pies. Try the apple pie with cinnamon syrup. It's the best!

Manlius, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

The food was good for the price and they have an excellent pie selection! Great for comfort food and a slice of pie to go with it. The pie really makes the meal! Our waitress was very friendly and personable and was on top of everything. Would go again.

Thank ECW11077
Albany, New York
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78 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

These guys always have the best homemade pie's in the area. The food is awesome and they prices are fair for what they give you.

Thank Sean Q
Augusta, GA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

We LOVE mom and pops. There s one was really fun because it was Sunday, so they served breakfast really late, and they had the entire place covered with Halloween decor. Really cute place, great breakfast, especially the ham and omelettes. Service was very friendly. We got two slices of pie to go. There were at least 20 kinds available.... More 

Thank Kay M
Toronto, Canada
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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

We ate here on our outward journey and were sufficiently impressed that we made it a point to go back during our return journey. From the outside it looks like just a small family-type dining restaurant with a "hokey" name to attract custom, but once inside we found it an excellent facility. The ambiance and seating is definitely well used,... More 

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Hudson Valley
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

I stop into Grandma's every time I am in the area. My favorite pie is the Banana Split. I has all the bells and whistle of a banana spilt without the ice cream.

Thank Grumpy818

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats
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
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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