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Lanie's Cafe Incorporated

) #31 of 539 Restaurants in Albany $$ - $$$ Italian, American,
471 Albany Shaker Rd, Albany, NY 12211-1583
+1 518-438-5005
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good28%
  • Average14%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
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Italian, American, Bar, Pub
$$ - $$$
471 Albany Shaker Rd, Albany, NY 12211-1583
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1 - 10 of 98 reviews

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant is my absolute favorite, have never had a disappointing g experience here. Everything on the menu is great - chicken sorrento is my favorite, my husband always gets a steak. Nice salad bar, staff is always friendly, portions are so big I usually...More

Thank Laurie M
Reviewed 8 May 2017 via mobile

Went here with some colleagues. We are three big guys and we split the calamari appetizer, chicken parm, and a seafood platter and we didn't even come close to finishing everything. Simply ridiculous how big the portions are. It's not all just size though... the...More

Thank pmjennissen
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Went for an afternoon lunch with friends. Had heard so many good things that I had high expectations. Nachos were HUGE but boring. Some drinks were okay but some were weak. Open turkey sandwiches got a thumbs up. Prime rib sandwich got two thumbs up...More

Thank Susan S
Reviewed 8 April 2017

I couldn't wait to try this place. Had the French onion soup which was just OK not very flavorful. And had the prime rib asked for it to be "rare and it was more towards medium. I expect prime rib to almost be able to...More

Thank ember333
Reviewed 28 February 2017

Lanie's is one of the best places in the area. From pastas to burgers and wraps to salads...Lanies's has it all. The prices are reasonable, the food is outstanding, the service is fast and friendly, and the portions are absolutely huge. My office is nearby...More

Thank NY_Dog_Mama
Reviewed 2 January 2017

My company has organized a holiday lunch at Lanie's Cafe. Their large menu was very impressing, and I liked the idea of a "trip to salad bar", that came with an entree. I won't lie, that if my company wasn't paying for the lunch, I...More

Thank eve09092014
Reviewed 20 October 2016

We had a business dinner of 8 people here. We were seated promptly, and service was prompt - but not rushed. There is a a nice wine list, and everything (food and drinks) is reasonably priced. It's an extensive menu of Italian food as well...More

Thank KLGri
Reviewed 25 September 2016

Lanie's Sandwiches are absolutely delicious and huge. The restaurant is quaint and there is a separate bar area. There is also an outside dining area. There is a variety of appetizers, salads, sandwiches, and entrees to meet every budget.

Thank Cac1234
Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

We have been here several times and the selection is great. From pizza, dinner or sandwiches. Summer is the best time because of the wonderful patio atmosphere. Dinners and appetizers are large enough to share.

Thank Barretomjj
Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

If you haven't visited Lanie's in some time, make it a point to do so! With a great menu, a beautiful plant filled patio with soft lighting and fine service, you can't miss! My friends and I had the chicken Parmesan dinner, a Tuscan chicken...More

Thank TravelingJudge
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Do you have gluten free pasta or a suitable option?
22 September 2015|
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Response from cindyhBinghamton_ny | Reviewed this property |
I can't remember seeing gluten free on the menu for pasta. However the menu is quite extensive, and this restaurant seems to me like they would definitely have gluten free options.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Italian, American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 471 Albany Shaker Rd, Albany, NY 12211-1583
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Albany
  • Phone Number: +1 518-438-5005
  • E-mail
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